Prophecy buffs are always trying to figure out the next important fulfillment. With Bible prophecy seen on a daily basis, it has become more than recognizing their occurrence. It is now about connecting the dots. When I was a boy, a prophecy fulfilled was a major wonder. Today, they form a matrix of events and timing. More than ever, we need to be sons and daughters of Issachar:
From the tribe of Issachar, there were 200 leaders of the tribe with their relatives. All these men understood the signs of the times and knew the best course for Israel to take. 1 Chronicles 12:32
I wrote about the Blood-red Moons in my January 1, 2014 commentary: 2014 Prophetic Signs. Today, we are on the brink of this astronomical season of signs in the heavens. One difference between this rare tetrad of lunar eclipses on Biblical Feast Days of Passover and Tabernacles (starting April 15) is that this time, we know about it ahead of time.
This happened at well documented seasons of monumental dealings of God and Israel. Here is a quick review of some of the amazing seasons when a tetrad and the Feast Days coincided. In each case it was within a couple of years either way of the event.
1. The death of Jesus on the Cross.
2. The destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.
3. The expulsion of the Jews from Spain and discovery of the New World (which would eventually be a place of refuge for Jews fleeing from persecution in many nations).
4. The establishment of Israel in 1948 after the Holocaust.
5. The return of Jerusalem to Jewish sovereignty. (Jesus had personally prophesied the downfall in 70 A.D. and its domination by Gentiles, until their period of dominance concluded in June, 1967).
“They will be killed by the sword or sent away as captives to all the nations of the world. And Jerusalem will be trampled down by the Gentiles until the period of the Gentiles comes to an end.” Luke 21:24
So what is the profound event affecting Israel that corresponds to this 2014-2015 series of lunar eclipses? Let me suggest two scenarios. It could be either, neither or both; but at least we should be asking the Lord to help us “understand the times.”
First Scenario: This season could see the culmination of the Psalm 83 War featuring only the countries immediately bordering Israel (listed by their ancient names in the Psalm). We could also see the Isaiah 17:1 fulfillment of the end of Damascus (Capital of Syria) as an inhabitable city. Also, I believe the Psalm 83 victory will see Israel claiming its Genesis 15 borders from the river of Egypt to the great river Euphrates.
On the same day Yehovah made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates. Genesis 15:18
Second Scenario: Another possibility is a birds-eye view. In 1948, God’s restoration was for the Land, the State of Israel being restored. In 1967, He restored Jerusalem to Israel’s control. If you think of these steps as viewed through a camera, you start with a wide-angle lens, then you narrow the focus from the land to the city. That could be a clue to what to expect in this visitation. Narrow the focus once more and you see clearly a close-up of the Temple Mount. Perhaps a major change is about to happen there. What do you think? Beyond our mere speculations there is one sure word of Yeshua, the Messiah: Look up! Our redemption is close!
“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” Luke 21:25-28
Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists (READ MORE)