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                                ?? BLOOD  MOONS ??    By common sense  

                                   SIGNS ??  OR  TIME  TABLE  ??   


In recent years and most especially the last couple of years, there has been
many books, much attention, preaching / teachings etc. About end times,
Biblical prophecy etc.  
THAT IS GOOD ---- because there will be an end of God’s creation and it may
be soon.  
Fortunes have been made, mansions have been built, extravagant lifestyles
lived through sale of books, making movies, peaching / speaking
engagements, etc.  
The spread of God’s message of prophesy is greatly needed that mankind
may KNOW and have opportunity  to repent and prepare to meet our God and
Creator.   The fear instilled in the hearts and minds of people is needed that
they realize the seriousness of life and the reality of death, judgment and
eternity.     
THUS --- the necessity / importance to get it right --- to understand the truth of
God’s Word.   
Because Revelation 21: 18 – 19 says;  
“For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If
anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written
in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this
prophecy, God shall take away his part from the book of life, from the holy city,
and from the things which are written in this book.”    

Thus we approach prophesy carefully and with much prayer.   

The ‘4 blood moons’ of 2014 & 2015:   
The prophesies and references to ‘blood’ or ‘darkened’ moon are given as the
result of and as part of prophesy that speaks of the darkening of the sun.  
Common sense --- the moon is a reflection of the sun, thus the sun is primary.  
Many who speak on this subject bring out the various references and then
conclude with Revelation 6: 12, “and the sun became black as sackcloth of
hair, and the moon became like blood.”    
Thus implying / interpreting that Revelation 6: 12 – 17 is the description of the
tribulation / destruction at the end of mankind on earth.    These verses are the
DESCRIPTION
or PROPHESY of that coming event, but NOT the event. The
effects of tribulation on the sun, moon and stars
are seen as result of the 4th
'trumpet' (Rev. 9: 12) and 4th 'bowl' (Rev. 16: 8 - 9).  Seal 6 is prophesy of
trumpet 4.

***Please note;   
The ‘7 seals’ SEAL the prophetic message that God has written and is holding
in His right hand to be given to the only one who can open it --- Jesus Christ.  
Revelation 4 – 5.  
Common sense --- THUS THE ‘SEALS’ REPRESENT THE OPENING OF
PROPHESY – NOT TRIBULATION.   (Please refer to www.spmint.com  a study
of Revelation).   

Seal # 6 begins at Rev. 6: 12 and continues through chapter 7, as the 7th seal

is opened in chapter 8: 1.   Rev. 6: 12 – 17 describes / shows a visionary
picture of the final end of God’s creation
--- the last day / the event and
description of the physical end of the last generation of mankind who have
rebelled against God.  T
his prophesy is of the destruction that happens as
result of the 7th bowl. (Rev. 16: 17 - 21).  

At the end while the rebellious are being destroyed, chapter 7 gives a
visionary picture of the Family of God being protected (verses 1- 3), then the
number of

those sealed, (Israel’s remnant – verses 4 – 8), and then a great multitude from
all nations.   All these are ‘standing  before the throne and before the Lamb
safely in heaven while the destruction in taking place on earth.
 

***Back to the ‘Blood Moons’;  
The above explanations describe; the 6th seal with the ‘sun’ turning black and
the ‘moon’ becoming like blood, as prophesy.  That prophesy of the ‘sun’ and
‘moon’ is fulfilled in the event of the 4th trumpet explained in chapter 8: 12.  
**The trumpets are the destruction of ½ of the tribulation --- 3 & ½ years.   

SOOO – the prophesies
, about the ‘sun’ turning dark and the ‘moon’ turning to
blood prophecy
, is a ONE TIME EVENT that will happen approximately midway
through the first half of tribulation.  

**Interesting note;  
4th day of creation --- God created the sun, moon and stars.  
4th trumpet ---- God strikes 1/3 of the sun and moon – also 1/3 of the stars.  
(Very cold).  
4th bowl --- Rev. 16: 8 – 9; the sun ‘scorch men with fire’.  (Very hot).  


The above explanations are an illustration of God’s rule / oversight of His
creation.  God created it in an orderly manner and He takes it apart in a
reverse, but similar definite order.  

***Question ???  
Can God use natural events of His creation to give warnings / illustrations of
things to come??  
OF COURSE HE CAN  and ---
Can God schedule ‘blood moons’ to coincide with Jewish feast days for a sign
of the times ??  
CERTAINLY He can ---
Can a series of prophesied events coming in order, signal the approaching
end ???   
YES THEY can ----   
Is it necessary to be sure that the interpretation of the events is correct.  
YES IT IS ---- !!  
Does the establishment of Israel in 1948 fulfill all prophesies about Israel’s

restoration --- a time table of the end ???  
Apparently IT DOES NOT -----.  

Please consider --- ‘Many Nations – Two Entities’  At   wwwspmint.com   
Does the 4 blood moons of 2014 & 2015 set a time-table of God’s creation???  
NO --- the sun is not effected – ONLY the 4th trumpet will fulfill those
prophesies.  
Can God give ‘signs of the times’ and still continue His creation indefinitely
?
ABSOLUTELY HE CAN ----- !!!  HE IS GOD ALMIGHTY THE CREATOR OF
EVERYTHING !!!!!!  

A 20th century illustration about prophecies ;;;     
In numerous scriptures it is prophesied that the nation of Israel will be
restored to their land.  
** In 1948 Israel was established as a nation on their historical land.  
Israel came into existence and has been maintained against many odds and
opposition.  There are many miraculous events that are thoroughly
documented and recognized world-wide that are believed to be -- acts from
God restoring and preserving Israel.     
**Many seeing these acts of God, taught / preached, wrote books about these
events and recognizing the prophesy that ‘this generation’ will not pass away
till all these things come to pass -- also believing that a Biblical generation was
40 years, set dates and times and events to come.   Numerous current events
such as 10 nation European common market, oil crisis of the middle-east, evil
Soviet Union, Y2K, etc. seemed to be prophetic and signs of the times.  
***YET ---- 40 years have passed, 60 years have passed, the events mentioned
above are no longer relevant and the world continues as it was --- the spiritual
and physical circumstances of Israel basically remain the same.  

??? Is the restoration of Israel in 1948 the final chapter of God’s covenant with
Abraham.  
NO IT IS NOT !!    
God’s covenant to Abraham and his descendants gave them the promised
land ‘FOREVER”.  
Simply speaking --- forever did not begin in 1948.   
Explanation -----;  
Abraham’s descendants were destroyed as a nation by Babylon and removed
from their land.  
After 70 years they were restored to their land and became a nation again – by
acts of God.  
At 70AD Rome destroyed their nation and removed Abraham’s descendants
from their land.  
In 1948 Abraham’s descendants returned to their land and established the
nation of Israel through / with the help of miraculous acts of God.  
***Both times they were destroyed as the result of their unfaithfulness to God
their Creator.   
***Both times they were restored by the help of God their Creator.  

These 2 times of destruction exemplify the judgment, justice and determined
discipline of God upon the descendants of Abraham – also an example to all
mankind.  
The 2 times of restoration shows God’s faithfulness to His covenant with
Abraham -- offering to Abraham’s descendants a renewed promised land and
an opportunity to get it right – become faithful to God’s plan through Jesus
Christ for the salvation of mankind.  

***BUT –
presently the majority of those descendants remain unbelieving, in
God’s only plan through Jesus Christ the Messiah, thus unfaithful to their
Creator.    

*** GOD WILL FULFILL HIS FOREVER PROMISE TO ABRAHAM AND HIS
DESCENDANTS !!!

In Revelation 14: 14 – 16 is the explanation of the ‘reaping’ / rapture of the last
of the final generation of the family of God / the true believers -- no more
physical Family of God.  
In Revelation 19: 17 – 21 is the explanation of battle of Armageddon where all
of the last generation of mankind are killed, as illustrated in verse 21.  The
statement about the ‘birds eating the flesh’ is an illustration meaning that there
is no one left to bury the dead.  

Thus --- at the end of chapter 19 the descendants of Abraham have once again
been removed from the promised land of Israel – both the faithful and the
unfaithful – by acts of God.  

THEN ---- in Revelation 20: 4 – 6 explains the millennial reign of Christ when
the faithful and true Family of God will be restored to a renewed earth.  
THUS – Abraham and his descendants will be restored to their God promised
and given land of Israel FOREVER !!

The above discussion about Israel is given to illustrate that although our 20th
and 21st century circumstances seem to fit Bible prophesy, there is another
way to look at it.  When you see Israel’s prophesies applied / carried through
the end times as explained in Revelation; those prophesies are completely
fulfilled – all prophesies and words fitting in their place.   
IT IS NECESSARY TO INTERPRET THE SCRIPTURES CORRECTLY, NOT
LEAVING ANY OUT.     

The point is;
There has been many scenarios / teachings portrayed as Biblical prophecy
that have not proven to be true.  This has given opportunity for ridicule and
shame to be directed at the Word Of God and the Family of God.  YET THE
WORD OF GOD STANDS TRUE AND THAT TRUTH WILL BE PROVEN.  

GREATLY BEWARE TO ALL INCLUDING MYSELF --- IF WE PROCLAIM
PROPHESY AND IT IS NOT 100% CORRECT – THEN WE HAVE BECOME A
FALSE PROPHET AND A FALSE CHRIST --- and you are in danger of your
name being removed from the ‘Book of Life’.  


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