“...great signs shall there be from heaven” (Luke 21:11)

Venus and Jupiter aligned during a rare celestial event on Tuesday night (6/30/15) for the first time in about 2000 years, actually since the birth of Jesus, which was a rare and magnificent sight to see in the northern hemisphere. The occurrence has been hailed as the “Star of Bethlehem,” the bright star that shone above the Savior’s birthplace in Bethlehem, as detailed in the Holy Word (Matthew 2:1-2). The alignment of Jupiter and Venus created the appearance of a single huge star, which shone brightly above Bethlehem, Israel. NASA confirmed that this alignment has not occurred since around 3-2 BC. I believe this is the same alignment that occurred when Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, which was foretold by the prophet (Micah 5:2), alluring wise men from the East to Bethlehem to worship Him (Matthew 2:1-2). Jesus said this concerning the time of His return, “There shall be signs in the sun, in the moon and in the stars, and upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring” Luke 21:25. The 2014-15 lunar eclipses (blood moon tetrad) occurred exactly on Israel’s feast days, and there were also solar eclipses amidst the lineup. Daily headlines inform us that the nations are in distress and people are perplexed. In recent years, we have also seen the catastrophic tsunamis in Indonesia and Japan, and we have seen great storms, such as Katrina, Sandy and Haiyana. How fitting that the rare celestial alignment that occurred at Jesus's birth would also hail His imminent return! When God made the stars, He said, “...let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night, and let them be for signs...” Genesis 1:14. All of these things fulfill the events Jesus said would occur in the last days, before His return. This is also the year of the Shemitah (Sabbath year, occurring only once every seven years), as well as the Jubilee year (occurring only once every 49 years)! Prophetically, there could hardly be more celestial signs of the Lord's return occurring at one time than we are seeing between 2014-15, during the Shemitah, Jubilee, lunar and solar eclipses happening exactly on Israel’s feast days, and now the Star of Bethlehem! These events all coming together simultaneously within the same year is so extremely rare and exceptional that we need to understand that something prophetically monumental is most assuredly going to happen. Also, consider the following: Throughout history, the blood moon tetrads (groups of four lunar eclipses), which occurred exactly on Israel’s feast days, happened three times previously in documented history, and very exceptional events happened relating to Israel during those rare eclipses, as outlined below:

Lunar eclipses were seen on the following days in 1493-94, just after the Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492:
April 2, 1493:                             Passover
September 25, 1493:                 Tabernacles
March 22, 1494:                         Passover
September 15, 1494:                 Tabernacles
The same pattern of lunar eclipses occurred on the following days, Just after Israel was reestablished as a nation in 1948:
April 13, 1949:                           Passover
October 7, 1949:                       Tabernacles
April 2, 1950:                             Passover
September 26, 1950:                 Tabernacles
The same pattern of eclipses occurred exactly on the first day of Israel’s feast days during the years 1967-68, surrounding the Six Day War between Israel and the Arab nations, when Jerusalem was also recaptured by Israelis in 1967:
April 24, 1967:          First day of Passover
October 18, 1967:    First day of Tabernacles
April 13, 1968:          First day of Passover
October 6, 1968:      First day of Tabernacles

The next tetrad of lunar eclipses on the following days may bring about the Gog Magog War (Ezekiel 38) and/or the rapture ("catching up" - 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18):
April 15, 2014:                          Passover
October 8, 2014:                       Tabernacles
April 4, 2015:                            Passover
September 28, 2015:                 Tabernacles     ...there remains one more lunar eclipse this year...
The prophet Joel wrote, “The sun shall be turned into darkness (solar eclipse) and the moon into blood (lunar eclipse) before the great and terrible Day of the Lord come” Joel 2:31. Are you ready for the Lord’s return? If not, please visit the How Can I Be Saved page of this website. God bless you!