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MIDDLE EAST STUNNER FOLLOWS ‘BLOOD MOON’

Sky high phenomenon ‘at least as reliable as the Associated Press news ticker’

Published: 20 hours ago

With much of the world in shock over the fact the latest America-brokered peace talks between Israel and Palestinian broke down, one Tacoma, Washington, based pastor wasn’t all that surprised.

After all, major events in the Middle East have accompanied a “blood moon” before.

Mark Biltz, discoverer of the blood moons phenomenon and author of the hot-selling book “Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs,” appeared on Barry Farber’s nationally syndicated talk show prior to the April 15 astronomical occurrence.

He told Farber, “God would have any peace talks involving dividing the land of Israel to break down as He is opposed to it. If peace talks do come to fruition that involve dividing the land of Israel they won’t last long as God’s judgment would come fast and furious.”

The Israeli government suspended peace talks on Thursday over an agreement the Palestinians announced involving two factions, one of whom refuses to recognize Israel’s right to exist as a nation.

Farber was reached by phone on Friday and told WND he was amazed by the comments Biltz made on his show more than two weeks ago and how it related to the first blood moon, which happened early on the morning of April 15.

“My belief cage is getting larger and larger as I grow older. At half my age I would have sneered at someone like Mark Biltz. I would have broken off an engagement if my intended spouse did not join me in that sneering. As I live and as I see and as I learn, I am virtually at the point where the blood moons (event) is at least as reliable as the Associated Press news ticker. Thinking back upon our fascinating conversation live on my national radio, I have to say the most accurate prognosticator so far this season is – Mark Biltz,” he said.

“Most predictors tell you one day what’s going to happen and the next day tell you why it didn’t happen. He told my network audience that something big in the Middle East would happen close to the time of the appearance of the blood moon.”

Farber told WND, “And the definitive end of the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks occurred by virtue of Fatah embracing Hamas.”

In promotion of his book, Biltz has appeared on scores of national and international radio programs and has also appeared on The Today Show and the Fox News Channel, among other TV programs.

He told WND one of his primary messages on radio programs was telling hosts and audience to read Joel 2:31 in Christian Bibles (Joel 3:4,5 in Jewish Bibles):

“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.”

He said, “I told Farber and multiple other programs that blood moons heralded great change and that there is a good chance the nations will be judged if they try to divide the land in Israel based on the context.”

April 15 marked the start of an extraordinary chain of events in the heavens, which happened to fall on Passover.

For many, the events will be nothing more than a powerful alignment of the heavens. For others, the astronomical activity will align with biblical prophecy.

“We are on the verge of witnessing something historic,” said Biltz, who discovered the blood moons phenomenon in 2007.

What began on Passover is called a “blood moon tetrad,” an astronomical series of lunar eclipses that has occurred before in history, according to NASA. But there’s something very different about this series, because the eclipses occur on the biblical holidays of Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot, in 2014, and 2015.

Biltz discovered what has become the “blood moon phenomenon” back in 2007, researching the correlation between when blood moons fell on feast days and key historical world events. He found the divine link between prophecy, heavenly signs, historical events, and when they intersect.

Prior tetrads have occurred in 1967, when the Six-Day War occurred, in the late 1940s, when Israel was reborn as a nation, and several centuries earlier, when Jews were being expelled from Spain.
Biltz’ new book “Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs,” details the science of astronomy in light of Bible prophecy. He began to teach and explain his discovery of a series of lunar and solar eclipses that happened at the same time important dates (Passover, Feast of Tabernacles) on the Hebrew calendar.

“Blood Moons” was released nationwide March 18, and has consistently being one of the top books sold on Amazon.com. A full-length documentary produced by WND Films and featuring Biltz was also released the same day. It has been one of the top sellers in faith and spirituality on Amazon since its release.

Biltz said that to understand the meanings of signs, it’s important to know the seasons, feasts and calendar of the Lord.

Biltz, founder of El Shaddai Ministries, is a well-known commentator on the feasts of the Lord who has spoken in Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Canada and throughout the United States.

The Jim Bakker Show host Jim Bakker called Pastor Biltz work, “the most important book of the times.”

Biltz spent two days recording interviews with Lori and Jim Bakker at their Christian retreat in Branson, Missouri, with Bakker saying that the broadcasts tell “the definitive story of the impending blood moons by the man who discovered the astronomical relationship behind the prophecy, heavenly signs and when they intersect.”

Bakker told Biltz that he read “Blood Moons” in exactly one setting, spending an entire night consuming every page and detail set forth in the book.

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Report: Ebola Suspected In Europe: “Broken Through All Containment Efforts”

Mac Slavo
SHTFPlan.com
April 21, 2014

Though officials at the World Health Organization are feverishly working to stop the spread of the Ebola virus in what is now seven African nations, their efforts may be for naught. In Guinea, a hot spot for the deadly contagion, government health officials have said that the outbreak is nearly under control. Yet, Reuters reports that the government “planned to stop publicly releasing the death toll to avoid causing unnecessary panic.”

But panic may be in order.

Despite the best efforts of emergency health workers it appears that virus may have crossed out of Africa into Europe.

The outbreak of Ebola Virus in seven west African countries has broken through all containment efforts and is spreading like wildfire.  According to Christian Relief groups working in Guinea and Liberia, the number of confirmed infections jumped 15% in just the last 24 hours. In addition, 40 illegal alien migrant workers from the outbreak area, who came ashore in Pisa, Italy, are showing signs of Ebola infection and are being isolated in Pisa Italy because of fever and “conjunctivitis” (bloody around the eyes).  According to the World Health Organization, this strain of Ebola is entirely new and although it is close to the Zaire strain, it is different, thus accounting for false-negative test results . . . . . for weeks!

Those false-negative results meant people who were actually infected with Ebola, were returned to their families and neighborhoods to recover from what they believed was the Flu or a case of food poisoning, only to spread the Ebola further. 

The result has been a complete loss of containment of this Ebola outbreak.  

With the likely arrival of Ebola in Pisa, Italy, the European continent is now at severe risk.

Italian officials deny the reports, but alternative media in the country suggests this is the reason for a complete lock down of a hospital in Pisa, where it is believed to have infected some 40 individuals. Other reports trickling in from various sources like social media indicate the virus may have also appeared about 50 miles from Pisa in Tuscany, Italy.

Alarmingly, a story that appeared about the outbreak on national news wires was reportedly removed by the Italian government for “national security reasons,” suggesting that there is more to the reports than Italian officials are willing to express to the public at this time.

Though they have denied that the Pisa hospital was locked down due to Ebola, they seem to be bracing for the possibility of a severe epidemic in Rome and Milan.

(Google Translation via Italy’s Vnews24)

And ‘mystery about forty hypothetical cases of Ebola registered in our country. The virus is particularly common on the African continent – the cases “official” were recorded in Senegal, Mali and Ghana – may have arrived in Italy “thank you” to the massive exodus of immigrants to our shores. A first “bell” d ‘alarm was launched by Lampedusa. According to a report appeared in the network (and immediately removed for reasons of “national security”), in fact, April 16 would be recorded on an epidemic ‘island, never confirmed nor refuted by our Ministry of Health.

A new ”SOS” about the spread of the virus’ Ebola in the Bel Paese is, this time, from Tuscany. Means of dissemination of the news shock is always the network: blogs, social networks, websites dedicated highlighted the “Curious Case of St. Flushing,” reception center site in Pisa, closed to the public due to the presence, all ‘inside of it, forty non-EU nationals which are to some strange symptoms. Capuzzi Sandra, Councillor for Social Policies of the Municipality of Pisa, he would have dismissed the alarmism of his countrymen, by classifying the health status of the refugees in the structure in these terms: “They have just a little bit fever, caused by stressful travel conditions under which the children were subjected. “

Fear, meanwhile, remains. The forty possible carriers of the virus’ Ebola have been subjected to all the tests required in high-risk situations. The Italian population, however, does not feel the climate of reassurance that high institutional positions and subjected try to transmit information through various channels, official and unofficial. The tension increases, although the Ministry of Health said that, in the unlikely event of an outbreak, Rome and Milan would be ready to face the ‘epidemic.

According to Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian relief group actively working with hospitals and health officials in Guinea and Liberia, what makes Ebola so dangerous is that it can be transmitted through human contact and may take weeks before symptoms appear:

The initial Ebola outbreak in Guinea is believed to have started when hunters came in contact with infected fruit bats. The Ebola virus is spread between humans through direct contact. Once infected, it can take up to 21 days for symptoms to appear, which include high fever, headaches, and fatigue. At that point, the infected person is contagious.

With details lacking and health officials opting to keep reports of infections from the public, it is impossible to know exactly how far the virus has spread.

As noted above, this new strain was not identified immediately, thus blood tests of people showing possible symptoms may have shown false-negatives even though those individuals may have been carrying the virus. Once returned to the general population and assuming they did not contract the virus, it is certainly possible that it was then transmitted to others.

If Ebola has taken hold in Italy, then we can expect more reported cases all over the continent in coming weeks, with the real possibility that the virus could make its way to U.S. shores via hundreds of international flights arriving on a daily basis.

It’s understandable that government officials do not want to overreact and cause panic, especially insofar as global air travel is concerned, because doing so would lead to a lock down of airports worldwide.

The panic would be unprecedented.

As noted by Tess Pennington of Ready Nutrition, even if the public became aware that a pandemic was in progress, many would remain in denial about such a prospect and would remain oblivious to the long-term repercussions. She notes that the effects of a pandemic could be swift and drastic, leading to societal upheaval :

Understanding that our lives will change drastically if the population is faced with a pandemic and being prepared for this can help you make better choices toward the well being of your family. Some changes could be:

  • Shut downs of business commerce
  • Breakdown of our basic infrastructure: communications, mass transportation, supply chains
  • Payroll service interruptions
  • Staffing shortages in hospitals and medical clinics
  • Interruptions in public facilities – Schools, workplaces may close, and public gatherings such as sporting events or worship services may close temporarily.
  • Government mandated voluntary or involuntary home quarantine.

(Source: Pandemic Preparedness)

Given the continued spread of the virus to numerous countries in Africa, and now possibly Europe, we urge readers to remain vigilant and have, at the very least, their basic essentials in place.

This virus is incurable and is believed to have a mortality rate of up to 85% of those infected.

If it is spreading outside of Africa, then it is only a matter of time – perhaps several weeks – before it becomes apparent in developing nations.

These posted probabilities are in no way authoritative, and should be considered a “best guess” only.

Probabilities of unchecked infection at this point, based upon a method of travel, times and frequencies of airline flights to various cities, also including certain assumed volumes of “mixed maritime” traffic between north Africa and southern Europe –  the Probability that Ebola will strike is:

63% in Italy within 8 days
44% in Spain within 15 days
77% in Riyadh/Saudi within 21 days
40% in Libya within 25 days
29% in the US within 28 days
37% in Egypt within 33 days

By the time we get to 35 days, it can be in 25 countries on 4 continents.

(Source: TRN)

In the United States, the CDC has issued a travel alert to airlines and set up emergency quarantine stations at domestic airports, though there are no specific guidelines in place at this time according to BD Live:

The US is well prepared to handle infected patients on its soil with 20 CDC quarantine stations in place at US airports that are designed to deal with anyone who has symptoms of a wide range of infectious illnesses, including Ebola, according to spokeswoman Christine Pearson. Despite the outbreak, there are no special requests or guidelines to airlines about Ebola, though the CDC has issued a travel alert, she said.

“The time it takes to travel from rural Guinea to anywhere in the US is more than enough time to incubate the virus and be symptomatic,”Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow Laurie Garrett said in New York.

If in the next month we see Ebola popping up in North America then we may have a serious problem on our hands.

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The Ultimate Con 5 – By Donna Wasson –

1 Thessalonians 2:8-12 “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”

 

Matthew 24:23-26 “Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.”

 

As I mentioned in Parts 1-4 of this series, you are most likely being told that those of us who suddenly and mysteriously disappeared off the earth were taken by aliens for some reason. That is a monstrous lie. We were snatched by Jesus Himself and taken home to heaven to wait out the coming Tribulation period clearly described in the book of Revelation.

 

It’s likely by the time you read this, that the ‘alien saviors’ will have been introduced to you. You’ll probably be told that extraterrestrials seeded earth millions of years ago with mankind, and they’re back to give us new technology as well as assist us in evolving to a higher state of being. What a CROCK!  And, this lie is the ultimate con I speak of.

 

As of today’s date, 4/9/14, the rapture hasn’t taken place yet, but I can already see the great delusion being moved into place, ready to deceive the panicked masses after we leave. One of the major players in this end time lie is the home of the False Prophet, the Vatican. Oh, it all fits together SO perfectly!

 

Allow me to explain.

 

“A new instrument with an evil-sounding name is helping scientists see how stars are born. L.U.C.I.F.E.R, which stands for ‘Large Binocular Telescope Near-infrared Utility with Camera and Integral Field Unit for Extragalactic Research,’ is a chilled instrument attached to a telescope in Arizona. And yes, it’s named for the Devil, whose name itself means ‘morning star’ and which happens to be right next to the Vatican Observatory on Mt. Graham in Tucson.” Rebecca Boyle,  Popular Science magazine.

 

There is a research installation called the  Mt. Graham International Observatory, in Arizona. This mountain top, which is one of the four holiest mountains in America for the Apache Indians, houses several state-of-the-art telescopes, among which is the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope (VATT), as well as Jesuit astronomers who live and work there.

 

Yep, the Vatican has its own observatory, using an instrument named, L.U.C.I.F.E.R. Why am I not surprised the traditionally corrupt Roman Catholic Church is involved in this? Some of the most important research the Vatican astronomers are conducting involves the search for extra solar planets and advanced alien intelligence.

 

Chris Putnam and Thomas Horn, authors of Exo-Vaticana: Petrus Romanus, Project L.U.C.I.F.E.R., and the Vatican’s Astonishing Plan for the Arrival of an Alien Savior, took a tour of the facility and were amazed at the ease with which the technicians and astronomers spoke of UFOs and the frequency of sightings. It was an everyday occurrence for them.

 

Jesuit priest, Guy Consolmagno, a leading astronomer who often serves as spokesman for the Vatican, has worked at NASA and taught at Harvard and MIT. He currently splits his time between the Vatican observatory/laboratory in the Pope’s summer home in Castel Gandolfo, Italy, and Mt. Graham in Arizona.

 

He has spent years trying to publically reconcile science and religion as it relates to the subject of extraterrestrials and their potential impact on the future of religious faith. He states that humans are not the only intelligent beings God created in the universe, using angels and Nephilim as examples, saying they could be considered angels or aliens.

 

Father Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti, an Opus Dei theologian of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, has suggested that contact with extraterrestrials would give mankind new possibilities “of better understanding the relationship between God and the whole of creation.”

 

This wouldn’t automatically obligate a Christian “to renounce his own faith in God simply on the basis of the reception of new, unexpected information of a religious character from extraterrestrial civilizations. Once the trustworthiness of the information has been verified,” Christians would have to “reconcile such new information with the truth that he or she already knows and believes on the basis of the revelation of the One and Triune God, conducting a re-reading of the Gospel inclusive of the new data.”

 

Catholic theologian and retired professor of the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Father Malachi Martin made a very controversial statement on a radio show in 1997. When he was asked why the Vatican was investing so much time and money into the study of deep space, Malachi explained “Because the mentality…amongst those who are at the highest levels of Vatican administration and geopolitics, know…what’s going on in space, and what’s approaching us, could be of great import in the next five years, ten years.”

 

Nice. So, the Vatican is actively looking for alien life to come to earth and commune with us. They also expect that Christians will have to re-evaluate their understanding of God, the Bible and the sacrifice of His Son Jesus. Hmm. I seem to remember Paul warning against this kind of heresy.

 

Galatians 1:6-8 “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.”

 

Paul was concerned about deceiving spirits drawing believers away from the pure message of salvation through Jesus. 1 Corinthians 11:3-4 “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.”

 

So you see, now that we Christians are gone, you will have to cling to God’s word more than ever. It will be up to YOU to keep yourself from not being deluded and lied to. The aliens that are coming are the same demonic spirits that were the Nephilim in Noah’s day.

 

They are NOT from other planets! They did NOT “seed” human beings on Earth. They are not coming back to provide new technology to assist mankind in our evolution to a higher plane of existence. If anything, they want to destroy you. All of what you will be told is a monstrous lie! Don’t fall for it. Read your Bible-if what the authorities say contradicts what’s in God’s Word, which will never pass away, disregard it and run in the opposite direction.

 

The final proof that we were not taken by aliens is the fact that lie is already being perpetuated now-before we’re raptured home. Let me give you some examples from New Age gurus who are in direct contact with demonic entities, thinking they’re aliens.

 

Barbara Marciniak, a New Age ‘channeler’ and author of the book  Bringers of the Dawn, vomited the following horse manure: “There will be great shiftings within humanity on this planet. It will seem that great chaos and turmoil are forming, that nations are rising against each other in war, and that earthquakes are happening more frequently.”

 

“Earth is shaking itself free and a certain realignment or adjustment period is to be expected. The people who leave the planet during this time of earth changes do not fit here any longer, and they are stopping the harmony of earth. When the time comes that perhaps 20 million people leave the planet at one time, there will be a tremendous shift in consciousness for those who are remaining.” See? The world is being set up ahead of time to believe this baloney. Let’s continue.

 

John Randolph Price, a New Age “intellectual” *snort* and promoter claims a spirit, no doubt demonic, told him “The people who didn’t go along with the New Age would be wiped off the Earth during the coming cleansing.”

 

One UFO New Age researcher stated: “For almost 2000 years, the Christian belief has been that God will evacuate the Earth of all born-again believers prior to His pouring out wrath and Jesus’ 2nd Coming to establish His reign and rule upon the Earth-not to mention that whole ‘final judgment of all souls’ thing. But for many years now, many among the New Age movement have received messages from aliens and spirit guides, that Mother Earth will soon cleanse herself by ejecting all those with bad vibratory patterns, i.e., Christians, to another realm, allowing ascended masters and aliens to help us bring in a Golden Age upon the earth.”

 

Oh puke. What a load of unmitigated drivel and bull squeeze! Look. You’ve already made a terrible mistake by not being ready to meet the Lord in the air before the Tribulation begins. Please don’t compound that by believing what could be the ultimate con ever perpetrated on mankind!

 

Repent of your sins and accept the salvation Jesus died to provide you. Read your Bible, which is the ONLY source of truth you have to stand on now. Above all, no matter what-no matter how dire your circumstances are, do NOT take the mark they will offer you, which will allow you access to food, shelter, medicine, etc. Take it, and you will be lost forever.

 

When the time comes to choose the mark or die, go ahead and let them take your physical life. It’s highly unlikely you’ll survive the entire Tribulation anyway. Don’t deny His name when they tell you to. Your death will most likely be quick. It’s OK. Just get it over with.

 

Then, you will be immediately welcomed into heaven with joy and celebration, all set to enjoy the glories, beauty, comfort, rest and excitement of living in the Kingdom of your Creator forever. May God bless you and give you the courage and peace you’ll need to face the very tough times ahead of you. I hope this information has been helpful and I look forward to welcoming you home!

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The Convergence – By Jan Markell

A convergence is a coming together of many things and in this context, a coming together of last days’ signs the Bible told us to watch for. These signs are exploding. We don’t just watch them; now we almost feel them. Here’s a sample:

1) The “days of Noah” similarities have never been stronger. Corruption and violence characterized times then and now. There was genetic manipulation then and now. There was a preaching of the truth that was ignored. A decline in man’s character was dramatic then and now. Earthly pleasures were all that mattered.  (Matt. 24, Luke 17)

2) Other than at her birth on May 14, 1948, Israel’s modern-day significance has never been so significant. She is the center of the earth in so many ways: Politically, spiritually, geographically. Middle East tension or peace depends on her activity and choices. She could strike Iran any day and the entire globe would be destabilized. (Ezekiel 36-39)

3) Russia and Vladimir Putin are rising and Gog from the land of Magog may be stirring. We don’t know for sure that Putin is Gog, but he is Gog-esque. He’s a Czar wannabe and a tyrant and he will likely not stop with Crimea or Ukraine. (Ezekiel 38-39)

4) We have seen the rise of the “King of the South,” Egypt. She has been prominent since the “Arab Spring” of 2011. She is currently out of the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood but that may be temporary. She is one of Israel’s chief end-time enemies. (Daniel 11)

5) Technology is raging and that needs to happen for the Antichrist system to be installed. From “chip” technology to a cashless society, technology is racing and on fast-forward like never before. The “increase of knowledge” foretold in Daniel 12 is most prominent in the world of technology. The Antichrist system will be waiting for him to tap into. (Revelation 13, 17; Daniel 12)

6) Many are talking favorably about a one-world religion.Tony Blair has stated that he will spend the rest of his life pushing for this. The heads of many denominations and faiths see ecumenism as positive now. (Revelation 13, 17)

7) Apostasy is rising. Deception is the order of the day. While some claim there is yet to be a great revival, the Bible indicates that will next come in the Tribulation. Some of our most respected Christian leaders are being deceived. (Matt. 14; II Thess. 2; I Timothy 4)

8) The occult is soaring and much of it is drug-related as predicted. Witchcraft has never been so popular. The occult is normalized in the world and even the church. (Rev. 9; I Timothy 4)

9) Society is declining more rapidly than ever, and this ties in with point #1. There is the rampant rise of humanism, hedonism, immorality, and situation ethics. If it feels good, do it. (See Matt. 24; II Timothy 3; Jude 18: II Peter 3)

10) People are frantically running to and fro due to an increase in travel. In one generation, we have gone from the Wright Brothers to walking on the moon. (Daniel 12)

11) Christians and Jews are hated. The three-year rise in anti-Semitism and Christian persecution is staggering. Entire Christian communities in the Mideast and Africa are on the run.  (Luke 21)

12) There is an intense longing for a “Mr. Fix-It.” The world yearns for a man with a plan who can fix the earth. In 2007 and 2008, many thought he was Barack Obama. Actor Mel Gibson recently stated that, “Someone must arise from the ashes and save us.”

13) There are “signs in the Heavens.”  We had the prominent Comet Ison in 2013 and we have blood moons coming in 2014 and 2015. (Luke 21; Joel 2)

14) Global instability is leading to much discussion about global government. Not one government anywhere works very well. Satan is stirring the pot everywhere. Global problems require global solutions. Most believe we are just one crisis away from global government. (Revelation 13)

15) The rise of evil is shocking. Righteous people can hardly stand to look at it. The corporate church is still here and is a positive restraining force. Imagine the level of evil when the church is gone. (II Timothy 3)

I could go on but you get the point! This “convergence” is unprecedented. It has never happened before with this intensity. 

Don’t let our times get you down. Look up. He is coming soon.

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Watching God’s Heavens—What is He Saying through Blood Moon Tetrads and Solar Eclipses?

Ministries,EarthSky.org

“Israel as a nation is ‘God’s time clock,'” –Pastor John Kilpatrick

By now the term “blood moon” is likely no longer alien to you, and may even have been discussed around the water cooler this week. (Photo by Luc Viatour/via EarthSky.org)

And now that you have the astronomical description for four of them in a row—a “tetrad”—you may be feeling like your vocabulary has experienced a nice upgrade.

But what is all the eschatological (there’s another one—’end times’) discussion about anyway? What are some of the things being said?

After watching a few messages by Pastors John Kilpatrick and John Hagee—who are both saying the same thing, for the most part—I thought breaking their main points down into a fairly brief article might be of service to some who are curious, but who may not have time to watch numerous sermons.

Not Just Christians

One thing I’ve noticed in digging into the subject of the coming astronomical event is that the interest is not just found among Bible Believers.

Those in the secular science community are also intrigued—not just by the blood moon tetrad—but also in the fact that it does coincide with major Jewish feast days.

I’ve found several sites that have not only given a wealth of information on the tetrad, but also on the fact that this and next year’s will occur at special times according to the Jewish calendar. (Graphic via John Kilpatrick Ministries)

That stood out to me—there are those who are not yet Believers who are paying attention… looking, watching and waiting to see if anything significant, God-oriented or major does indeed happen.

The Blood Moon Tetrad Facts and When to Watch

Interesting celestial events already began this week, with the “opposition of Mars”—it’s perfect alignment with the sun, and also with Earth.

Next week—on Monday—Mars will be at its closest to Earth in 6 years; you’ll be able to see it shining brightly in the night sky. Then on Tuesday morning April 15th (in North America) at approximately 3AM Eastern Time, the moon will be not only full, but there will be a full lunar eclipse as the Earth passes between the moon and the sun. The sun’s light that reflects off the moon will then be filtered through Earth’s atmosphere—basically all Earth’s sunsets at once—and it will cause the moon to appear red like blood.

The blood moon will happen again this year, on October 8th; and then there will be two more blood moons next year on April 4 and September 28th—that makes a lunar tetrad.

EarthSky.org describes a lunar tetrad as: “Four successive total lunar eclipses, with no partial lunar eclipses in between, each of which is separated from the other by six lunar months (six full moons).”

The Significance Relating to Israel

According to Hagee and Kilpatrick (as well as others), the moons relate to Israel because the Jewish calendar is mainly a lunar-based calendar. The solar eclipses relate to the world because the rest of the world goes by the solar-based Gregorian calendar.

Now, tetrads aren’t necessarily that rare—there was one in 2003—but the fact that each blood moon in this tetrad coincides with major Jewish feast days is rare.

Tuesday’s blood moon happens on Passover; October’s on Sukkot; next April’s on Passover again, and the final blood moon of the tetrad falls on Sukkot once again. That last one is the only one that will be visible by Israel—but because it occurs on Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles) many Jews will be outside, sleeping under the stars so-to-speak, in their tents or booths according to the Jewish Feast tradition. (Photo via John Hagee Ministries)

And not only that, but the final blood moon will also be at perigee—also known as a “super moon” because it is at its closest to Earth on its lunar orbit.

It will be one SUPER BLOOD MOON!

So What? Wait, there’s More…

Not only will the tetrad happen, but in 2015 there will also be two solar eclipses. The first one—a total solar eclipse— will fall on March 20th, or Nisan 1 in the Jewish calendar which is effectively their first day of their first month.

The second solar eclipse will be partial, and will occur on September 13th which is Rosh Hashanah; the first of the “High Holy Days” and also known as the Feast of Trumpets.

Why Is Any of This Significant?

Pastor John Hagee notes Genesis 1:14, “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.”

That is, the sun, moon and stars can also be used by God as a sign to Earth’s inhabitants. (Graphic via John Kilpatrick Ministries)

Basically the coming tetrad is significant to Israel, and to Christians who love Israel, because of history—Israel’s history.

In 21 centuries there have only been 8 (including this coming one) blood moon tetrads that fell on the Jewish Feasts of Passover and Sukkot and the 3 most recent ones occurred during extremely important events for Israel.

Tetrad of 1493-1494 – If you go back one year, you know Christopher Columbus sailed his famous voyage to discover the “new world” in 1492. What many may not realize is that this happened during Spain’s Expulsion of the Jews, when the edict came down that all Jews in Spain had 3 months to leave. So the blood moon tetrad of that time happened during great persecution of the Jews.

Pastor John Kilpatrick notes that Christopher Columbus was sympathetic to the Jews and carried some on board his ships to the new world, and that his trip may even have been financed by them.

Because of this, as the tetrad of those years occurred, a bond was formed between Israel and the new world—America.

Tetrad of 1949-1950 – This tetrad happened just a few years after the end of WWII and in 1948, just prior to the tetrad, Israel was formally recognized by the world as a nation.

Tetrad of 1967-1968 – The Six-Day War began when attacks were mounted against Israel and she retaliated; it ended with an Israeli victory.
What Does the 2014 – 2015 Tetrad Signify?

Both Pastors Kilpatrick and Hagee are quick to answer “I don’t know.” But they add that it is important to WATCH—not just look; but observe, keep vigil, stay alert and most importantly…

…watch and pray.

Pastor Kilpatrick notes that Israel as a nation is “God’s time clock,” which means these things are important to Christians too. (Photo by: Fred Espenak of NASA/via EarthSky.org)

Certainly, when you look at Joel 2:31 in the Bible, you can’t help but get a little excited considering the celestial events before us!

“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD.” -Joel 2:31

The thing to remember is, if you are a Christian (you know that Jesus is your Savior and you are living for Him), don’t be fearful, but as Jesus said, “Be dressed in readiness and keep your lamp alight.” And be ready to share about this great Hope that is in you with anyone who asks.

If in reading about these things, you feel conviction by the Holy Spirit, or you know your heart isn’t right before the Lord, then don’t wait—get right with the Lord Jesus today, and then rejoice.

 

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‘Blood moon’ will be a sight to behold during total lunar eclipse

(CNN) — Prophecy loves signs from the heavens, and they will deliver Tuesday with a moonlight spectacle.

What will happen could sound sort of like this:

The moon will turn to blood as it aligns with Earth and sun
Then do so thrice more ere a year and a half is done,
‘Tis not the herald of the apocalypses
Just the first of four total lunar eclipses.

In other words, get ready for an unusually beautiful moon to grace the night skies next week. There will be a total lunar eclipse Tuesday that will turn the moon a burnt reddish orange, NASA says.

It’s called a blood moon, and this one is just the first in a series of four consecutive total eclipses.

Within a year and a half, North America will be able to see a blood moon a total of four times. The moon takes on this color during the eclipse as it passes through the Earth’s shadow, which is the color of a desert sunset.

The four blood moons will occur in roughly six-month intervals on the following dates: April 15, 2014; October 8, 2014; April 4, 2015, and September 28, 2015.

With that frequency, one might be misled into thinking that they are commonplace.

There are about two lunar eclipses per year, NASA says. Some of them — penumbral eclipses — are so subtle, they are vaguely visible and go greatly unnoticed.

Other eclipses just cast a partial shadow on the moon but lend it none of that brilliant sunset hue.

Lunar eclipses — penumbral, partial or umbral — occur in random order, NASA says. Getting four umbral eclipses in a row is like drawing a rare lunar poker hand of four of a kind.

Just like the poker players, astronomers have a name for that lucky draw. It’s called a tetrad, NASA says.

“The most unique thing about the 2014-2015 tetrad is that all of them are visible for all or parts of the USA,” longtime NASA eclipse expert Fred Espenak said in a prepared statement.

In the 21st century, there will be many tetrads, but look back a few centuries, and you’ll find the opposite phenomenon, Espenak said.

Before the dawn of the 20th century, there was a 300-year period when there were none, he said. Zero.

That would mean that neither Sir Isaac Newton, Mozart, Queen Anne, George Washington, Napoleon, Abraham Lincoln nor their contemporaries ever had a chance to see one.

So, we’re in luck. To take advantage of it, you’ll have to stay up late from Monday night into Tuesday.

People in North and South America will be able to see the entire eclipse, while sky watchers in the western Pacific can catch only the last half. The moon will be setting in most of Europe and Africa during the eclipse, so residents there probably won’t see much.

For gazing geeks, NASA has set up a live web chat to answer questions about the eclipse starting at 1 a.m. Eastern Time.

The heavenly curtain rises on Tuesday’s lunar review around 2 a.m. ET, when the moon starts to slide into Earth’s shadow.

It should turn into a blood moon — a coppery red — about an hour later and stay that way for over an hour, NASA says.

Tuesday’s blood moon comes right on time for the Jewish festival of Passover, which commemorates the ancient Israelites’ exodus from slavery in Egypt. According to the Bible, God cast 10 plagues upon the Egyptians, the final plague being the death of the firstborn. The Israelites painted lamb’s blood on their doorways so that this plague would pass over their homes.

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK RATTLED BY LARGEST EARTHQUAKE IN 34 YEARS

By Laura Zuckerman March 30, 2014 8:49 PM

(Reuters) – Yellowstone National Park, which sits atop one of the world’s largest super-volcanoes, was struck on Sunday by a magnitude 4.8 earthquake, the biggest recorded there since February 1980, but no damage or injuries were immediately reported.

The tremor, a relatively light event by seismic standards, struck the northwest corner of the park and capped a flurry of smaller quakes at Yellowstone since Thursday, geologists at the University of Utah Seismograph Stations said in a statement.

The latest earthquake struck at 6:34 a.m. near the Norris Geyser Basin and was felt about 23 miles away in two small Montana towns adjacent to year-around entrances to the park – Gardiner and West Yellowstone.

The national park spans 3,472 square miles (8,992 square km) of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, and draws about 3 million visitors each year to its iconic geysers and wildlife attractions, including bison.

A U.S. Geological Survey team planned to tour the Norris Geyser Basin on Sunday to determine if the quake altered any of Yellowstone’s geothermal features, such as geysers, mud pots and hot springs.

Several people reported having felt shaking they compared to the rumble of a tractor-trailer truck driving by, and a few items fell off the shelves at a local grocery store, a West Yellowstone police dispatcher said.

About 1,000 to 3,000 earthquakes strike Yellowstone each year, according to the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, a research partnership of the park, the University of Utah and the U.S. Geological Survey.

The ancient super-volcano, or caldera, that lies beneath the surface of the park was discovered by scientists in recent years to be 2.5 times larger than previously thought, measured at 30 miles wide, according to the park.

Sunday’s quake occurred near the center of an area of ground uplift that geologists have been tracking for several months, University of Utah seismologists said. Elevated seismic activity was also found in the area during a previous period of uplift from 1996 to 2003.

The recent spike in earthquake activity at Yellowstone is linked to the uplift, which in turn is caused by the upward movement of molten rock beneath the Earth’s crust, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Fortunately, there was no indication that the recent seismic activity signaled an impending eruption of the Yellowstone Caldera, scientists said.

Researchers with the observatory have said in the past that catastrophic eruptions by the super-volcano are unlikely for tens of thousands of years, though less extreme lava releases could occur within thousands of years.

The super-volcano’s most cataclysmic eruption occurred 2 million years ago, covering half of North America with ash and killing prehistoric animals as far as away as modern-day Nebraska, according to the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory.

Heat from a vast chamber of molten rock beneath the caldera fuels the park’s famous geothermal features, including Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone scientists say.

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New Blood Moons study on Prophecy page 3!

I have created a new bible study for your use on the Blood Moons! It can be found on Prophecy Page 3 on the website! Enjoy!

 

I will be on vacation until Friday! See you soon!

 

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Ken Ham: The Unbiblical ‘Noah’ Is a Fable of a Film

Leading creationist Ken Ham, who recently debated Bill Nye, says that the new blockbuster, starring Russell Crowe, is an insult to Christians: “Ultimately, there is barely a hint of biblical fidelity in this film. It is an unbiblical, pagan film from its start”

As a Creationist and also a believer in the historical account of Noah and the Flood, I agree with atheist Darren Aronofsky’s statement about his just-released film “Noah”: It is the “least biblical” of Bible-themed films. Any other agreement I have with the filmmaker’s take on the book of Genesis and its account of Noah ends right there. Further, I told a group of pastors earlier today that because I found “Noah” to be a boring 2½ hour movie, it may be the worst film I’ve ever seen.

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The Ultimate Con 2

By Donna Wasson


This is a continuation of information I want to leave for those left behind after the rapture of the church. It’s apparent from where I sit today on 3/23/14, that when the Lord evacuates His Bride from this planet, the world powers will have to have a very convincing explanation lined up ahead of time, to account for the sudden disappearance of millions of people.

 

This must be in place for several reasons. First, they will need to rapidly quell the panic and grief of those whose family members and children are missing. The New World Order globalist elite, who worship and serve Lucifer, will know what they present to the public is a lie. Plus, if what they tell you isn’t convincing, the public will remember what their Christian family and friends warned them about, and will come to the realization that the Bible is absolutely true. Heaven knows The Powers That Be can’t have that! People who believe what the Bible says will never accept the New World Order.

 

The strategy they’ve been working on for many decades will be so shocking, so overwhelming, yet strangely logical to the shattered psyches of world citizens, that they’ll buy into it simply to preserve their psychological equilibrium. The cover story they’ll offer will say the missing people were taken off the planet by an alien race because we refused to be enlightened, or some other such nonsense.

 

The NWO leaders will finally disclose the fact that mankind has been visited by alien races for thousands of years. They will most likely tell you that humans were ‘seeded’ on earth thousands of years ago by these benevolent extra terrestrials, and now they’ve come back to assist human beings in their next phase of evolution. You will no doubt see many UFO ships of various sizes and the “ET’s” will be introduced to the masses via satellite television. Listen up: It’s a truckload of baloney!  It’s the ULTIMATE con, and they’ll expect you to buy it.

 

They’ll tell you ANYTHING but the truth; that God created men and women in His image. Because of the post-rapture related trauma, as well as decades of demonic Darwinian/Evolutionary propaganda, the people will believe it. Hey, it’s a more palatable explanation for mankind’s existence than the usual amoebas in a pool of slime or missing-link monkeys.

 

Again, the LAST thing they want you to understand is that you were made in the image of the omniscient, all powerful, loving God of the universe. That would elevate you above the level of slavery, which is where they intend to keep you.

 

All this was even predicted in 2 Thessalonians 2:7-9 “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.” (This is referring to the Holy Spirit of God lifting His power to restrain wickedness, and the evacuation of the church.) “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,” (This describes the rise of the Antichrist.)

 

Verses 10-12 continue “And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”

 

In other words, all of you left behind had plenty of opportunity to turn to Jesus for salvation before the church was snatched away to heaven. Because you chose to ignore His invitation and continue living a sinful lifestyle, you will now face the Tribulation. Since you had no time for God’s truth, He’s going to allow you to totally buy into the lies you’ll be told, unless you give your life to Him now.

 

As I mentioned before, you can still accept Jesus as your Savior, but you’ll likely be martyred by having your head chopped off. When you get saved, remember to refer to your Bible so you can sort out what is truth from the lies the government will be telling you. That Bible is the ONLY source of truth you can count on!

 

Unfortunately, you can’t trust what any authority figure on the face of planet earth tells you, because their bottom line during the aftermath of the rapture will be to usher in the New World Order, reestablish control of the masses and restore economic commerce as soon as possible. Because I already know the ultimate con game they’ll be playing, I want to make sure you understand what you’re going to see and where it really came from. Let me start at the beginning for clarity.

 

When Jesus was describing what life would be like right before the rapture of the church, He made a curious statement. Matthew 24:37 “But as the days of Noe (Noah) were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”  Yes, I mean THAT Noah. Noah and the ark with the flood. So, what was going on back in the days of Noah that would also be occurring right before the rapture?

 

Genesis 6:1-2, 4 explains. “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. There were giants in the earth in those days; and after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.”

 

Who were these “sons of God?” They were heavenly angels who were referred to in Aramaic as, “Watchers.” The story of these beings is described in detail in the Book of Enoch, which is not part of the Biblical canon. However, Jude, the half-brother of Jesus, quotes from this book in Jude 14-15. If it was reliable enough for Jude to quote, then I think it’s safe to say we can look to it for accurate information.

 

The Book of Enoch relates how these angelic beings noticed how beautiful human women were.  Two hundred of them made a pact to deliberately disobey God by physically coming down to earth to take wives. The children born of these unholy, perverted unions were hybrids called Nephilim, and were the giants we read about in the Bible.

 

These Watchers also gave the women forbidden knowledge about sorcery, incantations, charms, enchantments, the cutting of roots and plants, ornaments, dyes and paints and even makeup. They taught men the art of metallurgy so they could fashion weapons of war, as well as how to read the stars and moon. God, at least at that time, didn’t intend for human beings to have this knowledge, and He was not pleased at what was happening.

 

The Nephilim ended up being a horrible scourge on mankind. Book of Enoch 7:11-14 tell us “And the women conceived, bringing forth giants, whose stature was each three hundred cubits. These devoured all which the labor of men produced; until it became impossible to feed them; when they turned themselves against men, in order to devour them; and began to injure birds, beasts, reptiles and fishes, to eat their flesh one after another, and to drink their blood.”

 

Chapter 8:2 says “Impiety increased; fornication multiplied; and they transgressed and corrupted all their ways.”  Because of the sexual activity between angels and humans, which produced the soulless hybrid Nephilim who then fornicated with men, women and animals, the genetic code of human beings and animals became tainted and impure.

 

This was an abomination in God’s sight, as well as a major issue because Jesus’ DNA had to be purely human and that of the Holy Spirit. This is the reason the Lord destroyed everything that had breath in the Great Flood. Apparently, Noah was not only a righteous man but his wife, his sons, and daughters-in-law still had clean DNA. That’s the reason they were saved; to repopulate the earth once it was cleansed.

 

Enoch goes on to describe God’s judgment on the sins of the Watchers. They were forced to watch their Nephilim sons and daughters be slain before their eyes. Then, the Watchers were bound, cast into various dark pits to be held until the final judgment. However, their offspring the Nephilim, were a different story.

 

The Book of Enoch 15:8-10 tells what the Lord decreed about the Nephilim. “Now the giants, who have been born of spirit and of flesh, shall be called upon the earth evil spirits, and on earth shall be their habitation. Evil spirits shall proceed from their flesh, because they were created from above; from the holy Watchers was their beginning and primary foundation. Evil spirits shall they be upon the earth, and the spirits of the wicked shall they be called. The habitation of the spirits of heaven shall be in heaven, but on the earth shall be the habitation of terrestrial spirits, who are born on earth.”

 

“The spirits of the giants shall be like clouds, which shall oppress, corrupt, fall, content and bruise upon earth. They shall cause lamentation. No food shall they eat; and they shall be thirsty; they shall be concealed; and shall rise up against the sons of men, and against women; for they come forth during the days of slaughter and destruction.”

 

These same Nephilim spirits still roam this earth. They travel from host body to host, working acts of great deception and wickedness. Of course the host human being must be open to demonic possession, which accounts for much of what we currently see performed in the Illuminati laden music industry, as well as the Luciferians walking the halls of most world governments.

 

One of the great end-time prophetic stories of the Bible is told in Daniel 2. In this chapter, Daniel recounts and interprets a dream for King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. The king had dreamed of a large statue of a man with a head of gold, chest and arms of silver, belly and thighs of brass, lower legs of iron, with feet a mixture of iron and clay.

 

Daniel explained to the king that each section represented successive major kingdoms, starting with Nebuchadnezzar’s and moving down the body as time went on. The final kingdom would arise just before the Kingdom of Jesus Christ would be established on the earth. This final kingdom was represented by the feet.

 

However, notice the oddity of what Daniel described in verse 43 “And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.

 

He clearly stated that “they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men.” If “they” shall mingle or mix themselves with the genetic material of mankind, which includes both sexes, this can only mean that “they” are not composed of human DNA. So who or what are “they?”

 

During WW II, Nazi scientists were busy performing all kinds of medical experiments on concentration camp prisoners. Some of that research was in the field of genetics. After the war, the United States government began a covert intelligence program called Operation Paperclip. This involved transferring some of the brightest Nazi scientific minds and their families to America, setting up alternative identities for them with the agreement that the scientists would continue their research for the good of this country.

 

Other countries around the world also participated in their own version of this program, thus sparing some of the most heinous monsters the justice they deserved. They earned their freedom in exchange for working for the host country. Genetic experimentation has been ongoing ever since.

 

In The Ultimate Con: Part 3, I’ll continue delving into the background of the alien deception that will shortly reveal itself, possibly even before the rapture. Stay tuned.

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