The Blood Moon of Sukkot 2015: The Last of a Rare Tetrad
If you haven’t already heard, people are looking to the skies this year with many rife speculations. A rare tetrad of blood moons, all scheduled to appear upon the Feasts of Israel (namely Passover and Sukkot), have arrived as promised. This last one will arrive on Monday, September 28, 2015 – on the first day of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles.
Anticipation vs. Speculation
People are gawking. This is indeed the rarest of rare occurrences. Although blood moons are not uncommon, and have at times fallen upon the feasts, a tetrad such as this is a phenomenon unlike any other, perfectly mapped in accordance with the LORD’s Feasts.
What does it mean? Many people are speculating regarding end time events that surround Israel, America, and the nations. Although there is evidence that gives credence to these premonitions, let’s use wisdom and tread carefully. No doubt, these moons are a clear sign and biblical warning from God, as clearly evidenced in scripture. They definitely point us to the end times just as scripture pronounces. However, although we see cataclysmic events in times past with the arrival of blood moons, we must remember these conclusions are merely speculative. The truth is no one really knows what will take place. Jesus Christ gave us one command: to watch and pray so that we may be found ready. Yes, I think it’s important that we be aware of such events, and that we acknowledge them with the appropriate fear of God. They clearly come from the LORD, even as the scriptures declare. But let’s not speculate. Instead, let’s anticipate. There’s a difference.
In other words, let’s be ready for whatever may come – regardless of when, how, or by whom.
A Ready Heart
I believe what God wants to create within each of us is a ready heart: a heart that is fully prepared to embrace anything that may come to us, and our own need for repentance and salvation. A ready heart is one that is not going to cower in fear, run in terror, or shrink from faith. The biblical prophecies surrounding Israel, America and the nations will all come to pass in God’s appointed time, regardless of whether or not we agree or believe. Nothing is going to change them. They are decreed and will transpire as God has ordained. That is absolutely clear and without dispute.
How we respond is the key. The goal of our prayers should be to respond according to God’s perfect will so that we can cooperate with Him in the midst of chaos and a world in turmoil.
Are you ready to live your life in the midst of chaos, in whatever manner it should occur? Are you ready to embrace the changes that will sweep this nation and the world? Are you ready for Christ to use you in whatever manner He chooses during this dark hour?
A Warning Sign
God is gracious in giving us warning signs. They are glaring. He never sucker-punches His people. He gives us ample time to prepare our hearts and turn to Him before His final judgment is rendered. His will is that all come to repentance. And although this next year is full of anticipated changes with such notable events as the election of our next president and the Iran deal, we need to sit tight. We can’t do anything but pray it through and walk it out obediently. As Christ said, we need to be found doing the assignment Christ has given to us personally. We’re accountable to Him for our own lives lived. Within that sphere Christ gave us all a command to watch, pray, and be ready. Therefore, speculation is not something I choose to seriously entertain, or upon which I map and graph my life.
The four blood moons we’ve seen come to pass all occur on Passover and Sukkot. I believe God is speaking something significant in this pattern. Passover is the first of God’s feasts, and Sukkot is the last. This sequence happened twice. Passover was fulfilled in Christ’s death. He was the Lamb of God who was sacrificed for our sin. Sukkot is yet to be fulfilled. Its fulfillment is revealed in Revelation 20-22 when we will all tabernacle with God for all eternity in heaven. The dichotomy here is striking and certainly worthy of consideration. God is speaking clearly to the end of the age when all will be fulfilled. The proverbial “bookends” are being highlighted for a purpose. What is more, is that this fourth blood moon is taking place upon the Hebrew year of Jubilee, 5776.
Yes, blood moons are pretty cool. They are intriguing and they pique the interest of believers and non-believers alike. But, to get caught up in the blood moon itself would be to miss the point entirely.
Truly, I don’t believe God’s intention is for us to focus on the moon. It’s merely a sign in the heavens, which God promises to give in the last days. So, if we’re going to give it our attention, let’s do so properly and with sound biblical understanding. The focus should be our hearts and lives. Start investigating the life you’re really living before God. Let God search your heart. Is it congruent with God’s word and His purpose and destiny for you? Are you walking with the LORD according to His ways and His eternal plan? Are you even saved? These are all valid spiritual questions we need to start asking ourselves. This rare phenomenon should call us all, from the least to the greatest, to focus on God and our relationship with Him so that we may be found prepared for Him.
The fourth and last of the blood moons will occur on Monday, September 28th, 2015, on the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot).
It’s one thing for God to give signs in the earth. But when God starts moving the heavens – we need to pay strict attention. We’ve graduated, folks! Listen – whomever and wherever you are, may your heart and eye be wholly fixed on Him.
One of the greatest signs in the heavens predicted in scripture has come to pass. Don’t miss this. But I will tell you: don’t stand gawking at the moon if you’re not willing to go deeper and look within. Because one thing is for certain; make no mistake: This one is a wake up call for all of us, whether you’re a believer or not – and regardless of what you see transpire in the days ahead.
Cheers & Shalom,