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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, but NOT the
event.   
***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.   6: 12 – 17 describes / shows a visionary picture of the final end of God’s creation
and what happens to / the event and description of the physical end of the last generation of
mankind who have rebelled against God.   
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 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???  
NO 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 – as of 2015 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 INTERPRETE 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.  

GREATELY BEWARE TO ALL INCLUDING MYSELF --- IF WE PROCLAM 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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