Did you know there is no Biblical Hebrew concept for the word “coincidence”? God knows all things – past, present and future. There was no coincidence when the Magi (wise men) looked up into the sky and followed a star in the East which guided them to Bethlehem where Jesus (Yeshua) was born. God’s word tells us that He uses the “lights” in the sky as signs…”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, seasons, days and years.” Genesis 1:14
In Acts 2 Peter explains the Holy Spirit’s coming by quoting from the Prophet Joel, “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people…I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, …The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood.” The sun turns dark during a total solar eclipse and the moon turns blood red during a total lunar eclipse – many call this a blood moon.
Right now, we are in the middle of a tetrad, which is 4 total lunar eclipses (blood moons) in a row with no other type of lunar eclipse in the series. This current tetrad is significant because it is only the 9th time in 2000 years that a tetrad has occurred on the exact dates of God’s calendar for various feasts of the Lord (see Leviticus 23). This tetrad occurs on Passover and Sukkot (feast of tabernacles) in both 2014 and 2015. And a total solar eclipse will occur in 2015 in the middle of the tetrad. (Upcoming dates include March 20, 2015 – Solar Eclipse; April 15, 2015 – Lunar Eclipse on Passover; and September 28, 2015 – Lunar Eclipse on Sukkot.)
The most recent prior tetrad that occurred on Biblical feast days was in 1967/1968. In 1967, Israel’s Six-Day war resulted in the recapturing of Jerusalem after 2000 years of gentile control. Previous to 1967/1968 was the tetrad on 1949/1950. Israel became a nation in 1948 and after warring with neighboring nations, they set up their first government in 1949 and Israel’s “Law of Return” was passed in 1950 which gives any Jew the right to live in Israel and become a citizen. In AD 32 a total lunar eclipse occurred on Passover. Possibly the night of the Last Supper?
Are these all coincidences or are they signs? You decide. One thing for certain: we need to be humbly seeking the Lord today and let us be like the men of Issachar (1 Chronicles 12:32) who understood the times and knew what to do.