Just last week people from all over the United States were photographing unexpected “blood moons”. Many of these were caused by the smoke from record wildfires across the Pacific Northwest. I was stunned by these photographs because the moon looks a lot more like the color of blood then do typical lunar eclipses. All of the below photographs were taken on Labor Day, September 4th, less than three weeks before the Revelation 12 Sign depicts a woman in labor.
Another picture from the Pacific Northwest:
A Chicago neighborhood:
Videos from all over the United States and Canada are showing up on YouTube showing this completely unexpected blood moon: Alabama, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington. A prophecy in Joel, which is echoed in Acts 2, comes instantly to mind:
And I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes.
According to this prophecy the order of events is: 1. The sun is turned to darkness, 2. The moon is turned to blood, and 3. The Day of the LORD comes. For awhile I thought that this prophecy might have been fulfilled by the March 20, 2015 total solar eclipse, which was followed six months later by a total lunar eclipse on the Feast of Tabernacles. The order of events was right. Both eclipses occurred during a supermoon, and the lunar eclipse was visible right over Jerusalem. However, maybe what has just transpired over the past several weeks is a better candidate.
The Day of the LORD is a time demarcated by God when He will judge all Gentile nations. On August 21st the Great American Eclipse crossed over the entire United States – the most powerful and influential Gentile nation on earth, which is home to more Christians than any other country. Then just 14 days later an unexpected blood moon appeared over a large portion of that same country. Again, the order of events is right, but this time they are in much closer proximity and only weeks before the Revelation 12 Sign.
Now consider the first part of Joel’s prophecy: “…blood and fire and columns of smoke.” This unexpected blood moon was caused by massive wildfires that produced columns of smoke which scattered various colors in the atmosphere, but left red intact. The moon turned red because of columns of smoke.
This red moon was seen over most of the contiguous United States and Earth Science even had a detailed discussion about it. Smoke from the Pacific Northwest fires spread over the whole country and parts of Canada. The map below shows how far the smoke traveled and thus who would have seen a blood moon:
The map clearly explains the various reports – as you can see, they were all in areas covered in smoke (Washington, Oregon, Montana, Missouri, Illinois, North Texas, etc). The person who took the following photograph in Chicago reported that the moon remained red for six hours, three times longer than the longest possible lunar eclipse:
What’s more – Zero Hedge reported yesterday that many major wildfires had broken out in a number of other countries including Canada, Greece, Portugal, Russia, Brazil, Tunisia, Algeria, and Greenland. In the aforementioned Earth Sky article, readers reported a blood moon in Germany on the 31st of August, four days earlier, so no doubt many people in other countries saw this, as well.
Putting these pieces together, we may have what is a much more accurate fulfillment of the Joel 2 prophecy:
August 21st: The sun turned to darkness during the Great American Eclipse, which was the most watched solar eclipse in human history and broadcast all over the world.
August 31st – September 9th: Blood and fire and columns of smoke… the moon turned to blood.
September 23rd or soon after: The Day of the LORD?
The great day of the Lord is near,
near and hastening fast;
the sound of the day of the Lord is bitter;
the mighty man cries aloud there.
A day of wrath is that day,
a day of distress and anguish,
a day of ruin and devastation,
a day of darkness and gloom,
a day of clouds and thick darkness,
a day of trumpet blast and battle cry
against the fortified cities
and against the lofty battlements.
I will bring distress on mankind,
so that they shall walk like the blind,
because they have sinned against the Lord;
their blood shall be poured out like dust,
and their flesh like dung.
Neither their silver nor their gold
shall be able to deliver them
on the day of the wrath of the Lord.
In the fire of his jealousy,
all the earth shall be consumed;
for a full and sudden end
he will make of all the inhabitants of the earth.
Gather together, yes, gather,
O shameless nation,
before the decree takes effect
—[before] the day passes away like chaff—
before there comes upon you
the burning anger of the Lord,
before there comes upon you
the day of the anger of the Lord.
Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land,
who do his just commands;
seek righteousness; seek humility;
perhaps you may be hidden
on the day of the anger of the Lord.
The immediate context of this passage is the future Day of the LORD and the cataclysmic global judgment God will bring on all mankind. In Zephaniah 2:2 we see a threefold repetition of the Hebrew word terem, which means before. This comports perfectly with Isaiah 66:7 where a corporate male child is born before Israel goes into labor. And what happens before the Day of the LORD? A nation is gathered together (Zeph. 2:1) – further paralleling Isaiah 66:7-8. In the Hebrew the Scripture says this nation is what was “not a nation”. This might therefore be further exposition on a prophecy in Deuteronomy 32:21 that Jeff expounded upon, which says God would make the Jews jealous by taking Gentiles – a nation “who are not a people”. Deuteronomy 32:21 will be read by Jews all over the world on September 23rd.
Most importantly, according to Zephaniah 2:1-3, this group who seeks righteousness are gathered together before a certain decree takes effect (the 7-year covenant of Daniel 9:27?) and are hidden away before “the day of the anger of the Lord.”
These ancient Old Testament prophecies are coming to light like never before and they seem to be painting an increasingly pre-trib picture.
And another interesting “coincidence” for you to consider: The Trump family has just welcomed the 9th Trump grandchild into the world just 9 days before the Feast of Trumpets. It’s a boy whom they’ve named Luke, and at the moment he is quite literally the last Trump.
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