Aug, 26 2015

Signs in the Heavens

We have a series of extraordinary signs in the heavens:  four blood-red moons (lunar eclipses), interspersed with solar eclipses.  The lunar eclipses occur on consecutive biblical feast days (Passover and Tabernacles) spread across two years.

Two weeks after the blood-red moon on Tabernacles last October we had a partial solar eclipse, then a total solar eclipse on 20 March 15, two weeks before the blood red moon at Passover.

“Then God said: ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens… for signs and for seasons…’ ” Genesis 1:14 ESV

The Hebrew word translated as “seasons” means season or appointed time.  The same Hebrew word describes the “appointed times” or feasts in Leviticus chapter 23, including Passover, Shavuot, Yom Kippur and Tabernacles.  Only when we look at God’s own calendar in this chapter can we know when a sign in the heavens falls on a biblical appointed time or feast day.

On 28 September 15 we will witness a fourth blood-red moon, on the first day of Tabernacles.  Another partial solar eclipse will occur two weeks beforehand.

A signal to Israel — and the nations?

The extraordinary confluence of signs in the heavens surely heralds a unique time in the purposes of God, perhaps even a mighty move of God on earth.  What is the portent of this signal?  Might He be signaling a final great ingathering of His people from the four corners of the earth?  Are we seeing a signal for the nations as spoken of by Isaiah the prophet?

“And He will raise up a signal for the nations and will assemble the outcasts of Israel and will gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.’”

Isaiah 11:12, ESV “Are we moving into a mighty completion of that which is already begun: the Lord assembling the outcasts of Israel, and gathering together the dispersed of Judah, from the four corners of the earth?”

Our response must be:  to be alert, to listen, to prepare, to watch and to pray!

Pete Stuken
Ebenezer Emergency Fund International