The Feasts and the Years 2014 & 2015
I recently have heard from several places of a local pastor in Bonney Lake, Washington who has discovered a series of solar and lunar eclipses connected to the feasts of Israel in 2014 and 2015. Here are some resources on this information:
- El Shaddai Ministries Pastor Mark Biltz
- Prophecy In The News Interview with Mark Biltz Part 1 | Part 2
- Blood Moon 2015: Yet Another "Sure Thing?" The Omega Letter (May 8, 2008)
Part 1: Prophecy In The News Video Above
Heavenly signs: Sabbatical Year 2014-2015 (September 25, 2014 - September 13, 2015)
The blood-red moon signifies trouble for Israel
- Passover: April 15, 2014 | Total eclipse visible in Australia, Pacific, Americas
- Tabernacles: October 9, 2014 | October 8, 2014 Total eclipse visible in Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
- Passover: April 4, 2015 | Total eclipse visible in Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
- Tabernacles: September 28, 2015 | Total eclipse visible in East Pacific, Americas, Europe, Africa, West Asia (This is the only one visible from Jerusalem at moon-set)
Four total blood-red moons back-to-back are rare, the only time it happens on four Biblical holidays is in 2014/2015. The only times last century these occurred together was in 1967/1968 when Jerusalem was recaptured. Hebcal used to determine older Jewish holidays.
- Passover: April 25, 1967 | Total eclipse visible in Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
- Tabernacles: October 19, 1967 | October 18, 1967 Total eclipse visible in Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
- Passover: April 13, 1968 | Total eclipse visible in Americas, Europe, Africa
- Tabernacles: October 7, 1968 | October 8, 1968 Total eclipse visible in Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
Four total lunar eclipses also happened before these listed above just after Israel became a nation in 1949/1950 as well. Hebcal used to determine older Jewish holidays.
- Passover: April 14, 1949 | April 13, 1949 Total eclipse visible in Americas, Europe, Africa
- Tabernacles: October 8, 1949 | October 7, 1949 Total eclipse visible in Americas, Europe, Africa, West Asia
- Passover: April 2, 1950 | Total eclipse visible in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
- Tabernacles: September 26, 1950 Total eclipse visible in Americas, Europe, Africa, West Asia
The next previous time this happened again was in 1493/1494 just after the Jews were kicked out of Spain on the 9th of Av, 1492.
The solar eclipse signals judgment for the nations.
- Tamuz 29/Av 1: August 2, 2008 | August 1, 2008 Total eclipse visible in North America, Europe, Asia
- Tamuz 29/Av 1: July 21-22, 2009 | July 22, 2009 Total eclipse visible in East Asia, Pacific Ocean, Hawaii
- Tamuz 29/Av 1: July 11-12, 2010 | July 11, 2010 Total eclipse visible in Southern South America
- Adar 29/Nisan 1 (Beginning of the religious calendar): March 20-21, 2015 Total eclipse visible in Iceland, Europe, North Africa, North Asia
- Rosh Hashanah: September 14, 2015 | September 13, 2015 Partial eclipse visible in South Africa, South Indian, Antarctica
Part 2: Prophecy In The News Video above
Revelation 3:1-6; 14-19
And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
The priests were clothed in white raiment. Tying this into the following...
Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
The high priest and the captain of the guard were known as "a thief in the night." There were watch posts where the priests had to watch the fire that fell on the altar that God commanded to never go out. If a priest was caught asleep when the captain of the guard came, he would take a torch and light it from the altar and set the priestly garments on fire so that they would run through the temple ripping off their garments and the shame of their nakedness would appear.
"If only the Father knows the day or hour, isn't it futile to watch Bible prophecy?" He makes a good distinction between the watching church and the sleeping church as told in the kingdom parable of the 10 virgins. In other words, watch!
Some points added by peanutsrnuts May 29, 2008:
I've been doing some hunting around to see if any other Messianic believers have taken note of the 4 upcoming eclipses that Pastor Mark has outlined for us. A gentleman, Greg Killian, who knows alot about astronomy and the Bible with a vast web site with all kinds of very detailed Biblical studies has recently posted something very interesting on the eclipses and the possible Jubilee year, 2015. The article I am quoting from can be found here. Regarding the Jubilee (Yovel) year, Greg Killian says,
"One of the most interesting Yovel calculations comes from those who combine the opinion of the Rabbanan and Hakham Yehoshua. This novel idea suggests that we count fifty years for the Yovel up until the destruction of the Temple. After the destruction of the Temple we revert to counting forty-nine years with the first year of the next cycle being the Yovel year. By combining Rabannan’s count and R. Yehuda’s count:
- we find that the last Yovel (Jubilee) year was 5727 (1967), the year of the 6-Day War.
- This was the 48th Yovel year starting from the time of Ezra in 3416.
- The Yovel year which is 49 years later is 5776 (2015)
"This novel calculation shows the following Jubilees and their significance:
Yovel Year 46 - 5678 (1917)
Shortly after the beginning of the 46th Yovel, the Balfour Declaration was ratified. Dated November 2, 1917 (17th Marcheshvan 5678), the Balfour Declaration is one of the biggest steps towards gaining international recognition for the Return to eretz Israel."
Yovel Year 47 - 5727(1967)
"The next Yovel year, according to this calculation, was in 5727. In Iyar 5727 (June of 1967), Yerushalayim, Yehuda, Shomron, the Golan, and Gaza came under Jewish control for the first time in centuries, and the move back to these areas, of eretz Israel, began."
Yovel Year 48 - 5776 ( 2015)
"This coming Yovel, and its events, are yet to be seen. Never the less, we can learn what kinds of events to expect. Perhaps the year following would be a fitting time for the Sanhedrin to assume or rather to resume its role in counting of Shmita and Yovel and to assume its role of leadership of Am Israel.
This next Yovel would start the 49th Yovel period. Rather fitting that the Sanhedrin would count the last Yovel before the 50th Yovel, a Yovel of Yovels. Remember that only the Sanhedrin can count and sanctify the Yovel year."
From Pastor Mark's notes:
June 7th 1967 Jerusalem was restored to Israel and began to be built up in troublous times! 49 prophetic years x 360 days = 17,640 days. So, let’s count from June 7th 1967 forward, to the day, 17,640 days and see where it takes us! It puts you on Sep 23rd 2015 which is YOM KIPPUR !!!
Regarding the Saros Cycle and the upcoming Eclipses:
Greg Killian explained, as did Pastor Mark, how the Hebrew calendar fits rather nicely into a Saros cycle which are typically slightly longer than 18 years. He said, " Thus we would expect that eclipses six years from now should be nearly identical to the eclipses we (had) eleven years ago." He also said, " .... the eclipses which began in 5755 (1995) are related to the eclipses that will begin in 5774 (2014) .
--- Now does anyone know what happened to Israel in 1995? Was there some kind of "land for peace" deal imposed upon them? What was signed or given away in 1995 ?
Eclipses which occured in 1995 according to Greg Killian's study:
5755 - 5756
5774 - 5776
Nisan 15, 5755
(April 15, 1995)
Nisan 15, 5774
(April 15, 2014)
Tishri 14, 5756
(October 8, 1995)
Tishri 14, 5775
(October 8, 2014)
Nisan 28, 5756
(April 17, 1996)
The 13th day of the Omer
Adar 29, 5775
(March 20, 2015)
The new year for Jewish kings.
Nisan 15, 5756
(April 3, 1996)
Nisan 15, 5775
(April 4, 2015)
Pesach and Shabbat
Tishri 15, 5756
(September 27, 1996)Succoth
Tishri 15, 5776(September 28, 2015) Succoth
II Adar 15, 5756
(March 24, 1997)Shushan Purim
II Adar 13, 5776
(March 23, 2016)
Fast of Esther
Taken from Greg Killian's website:The Saros Cycle
These two series of eclipses are separated by slightly more than eighteen years. This period of time is called a Saros cycle. There are roughly 29 lunar and 41 solar eclipses in an 18 year 11 day Saros period. This means that one Saros, of eighteen years+, after an eclipse, the Sun, Earth, and Moon return to approximately the same relative geometry, and a nearly identical eclipse will occur. Thus we would expect that eclipses six years from now should be nearly identical to the eclipses we eleven years ago. This also suggests that there is a connection between these sets of eclipses.
Lunar and solar eclipses are possible only when the Moon is close to one of the nodes of its orbit (i.e. the points where the lunar orbit, which lies on a plane displaced by five degrees from the ecliptic plane, intersects the ecliptic plane, where the Earth orbit lies). Now the sequence of nodes repeats itself every Saros, implying that the Saros typically defines the interval between two successive lunar or solar eclipses in a given point of the Earth.Thus the Saros cycle teaches us that the eclipses which began in 5755 are related to the eclipses that begin in 5774. The Saros cycle connects these two series.
If you watch Pastor Mark's free DVD on the upcoming eclipses and download the video Saros charts he provided which are located here, you will notice that near the conclusion of the video presentation, Pastor Mark states very clearly, he did not check past eclipses. He said he would leave that research to his listeners. He said he only did this research on Saros cycles on the upcoming eclipses in 2014/15. He said that the Saros cycle ( I think # 137) shows a repeating theme of judgment which is going to befall the nations.
He said if you pay attention to the Saros cycles you will see World War 1 and 2 as having occurred during a thematic "march of the months." He said something like the 18/19 year Saros cycles is in sync with the way that the Hebrew calendar is configured. (I do wish he offered a transcript of his teaching. I've listened to it a few times and taken notes but they are incomplete, still.)
I am absolutely amazed that another well known Messianic scholar in this field is confirming Pastor Mark's conclusions. The important thing to keep in mind is to realize that right now Israel is celebrating their 48th Jubilee, using this "combined" Rabbinical count. This fact, of course means, that the very next Jubilee year, seven years from now will be the 49th Jubilee.
To think that Pastor Mark's findings regarding the counting up of 17,640 days from June 7th, 1967 which just so happens to lead into the day of YOM KIPPUR on exactly Sept. 23rd, 2015 is totally amazing.
I am very happy to have found TWO reputable Torah scholars who are in agreement about the upcoming eclipses and the importance of Yom Kippur occurring in 2015 after yet another series of amazing eclipses. See here.
Pastor Mark said, "On June 7th, 1967 Jerusalem was restored to Israel and began to be built up in troublous times! 49 prophetic years x 360 days = 17,640 days. So, let's count from June 7th, 1967 forward, to the DAY, 17,640 days and see where it takes us! It puts you on Sep. 23rd, 2015 which is YOM KIPPUR!!!"
Like others here at fulfilled prophecy, I've been watching the reformation of the Sanhedrin Council. I'll repeat what Greg said, more for emphasis in case others think I am trying to discredit Pastor Mark's presentation on the upcoming eclipses:
"(It's) rather fitting that the Sanhedrin would count the last Yovel before the 50th Yovel, a Yovel of Yovels. Remember that only the Sanhedrin can count and sanctify the Yovel year. Perhaps the year following would be a fitting time for the Sanhedrin to assume or rather resume its role in counting of Shmita and Yovel and to assume its role of leadership of Am Israel."
Considering this auspicious day, I am reminded of this verse:
And I will pour out on the house of David and O the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me, whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him, like the bitter weeping over a first born son.
An interesting side note to these dates 2014-2015 in this study:
Credit goes to an article I found on fivedoves.com
In Strong's Concordance, in the Greek dictionary of the New Testament.
the word "epiphaino" means to shine upon, become visible, appear, give light. It is listed as word "2014" Hmmmm!
The next word listed "epiphaneia" means a manifestation, the advent of Christ, appearing, brightness. It is listed as word "2015" Hmmmm again.