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Saturday 4 April 2015

Luna de Sangre: Hasbara Moon ("And Then We Were Free")


'BloodMoons' discoverer: "More judgment coming'' #MarkBiltz #Israel #space: image via Space Trends @Spaceolizer, 2 April 2015

#FourBloodMoons: image via Javier Lopez @irondodger33, 4 April 2015

#BloodMoons in conjunction with #JewishHolidays. Aaaghh! What does it mean? #LunarCalendar: image via Eva Kowalski @EKowalskiKomedy, 4 April 2015

INTERESTING "@PJStrikeForce: Pastor Hagee, The Moon Over Fort Worth Listen To Sermons ViaYouTube #FourBloodMoons": image via Laura Carlson @lauracarlsonia, 25 March 2015

Check out Pastor Mark's teachings on the Blood Moons on our website! #bloodmoons #fourbloodmoons #bloodmoonblitz
: image via ElShaddai Ministries @ElShaddaiMinis, 13 December 2014

Check out Pastor Marks teachings on the blood moons as well as interviews that he has done!: image via ElShaddai Ministries @ElShaddaiMinis, 13 December 2014

 Bad Iran deal foretold in '#bloodmoon' celestial signs?: image via e: image via Space Trends @Spaceolizer, 4 April 2015

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Here comes the '#BloodMoon': total lunar eclipse over the US in the early hours of Saturday: image via RT @RT_com, 4 April 2015

Here Comes the Blood Moon -- Are You Up For It?

This 8 October 2014 photo shows the ‘blood moon’ during a total lunar eclipse as seen from Monterey Park in California.
The moon will turn dusky red on Saturday, as the shortest total lunar eclipse in a century makes a “blood moon” visible around much of the world. Slightly before dawn, the moon will pass behind the Earth’s shadow while sunlight passing through the planet’s atmosphere and around its rim casts the moon in a dark, brownish red colour. New Yorkers will be able to see the moon change colour over some of its surface, while people west of the Mississippi and throughout Australia will be able to watch the full “blood moon” of a total eclipse. The total eclipse is calculated to last only four minutes and 43 seconds, the shortest in a century, said Nasa astronomer Mitzi Adams, because the moon will not pass through the centre of the Earth’s shadow but rather closer to its edge. “The shadow will be kind of a reddish brown – a dark, bloody red,” Adams said, adding that depending on atmospheric conditions, and as the moon moves, “the shadow will appear to move into the disk of the moon until it’s totally immersed and the entirety of the moon will appear reddish brown”. Adams said the shortest total lunar eclipse on record was in 1529 and lasted one minute and 42 seconds. The eclipse is the third in less than a year – a fourth will occur on 28 September, to end what is called a tetrad series. There are usually two lunar eclipses a year, according to Nasa. Another tetrad is due in 2032, Adams said. For a spectator looking up from the shadowed surface of the moon, the Earth would appear as a black circular silhouette, rimmed with the sun’s intense, bright red light. Astronomers call the straight-line configuration of Earth, moon and sun “syzygy”. The eclipse will be most visible to the naked eye in Australia, New Zealand, eastern Asia and Russia and the western US, where Adams said skywatchers should simply “make sure you have a good view of the western horizon”.: caption text by Alan Yuhas in New York; photo by Nick Ut/AP via The Guardian, 3 April 2015

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Que hermosa luna!! Será la famosa #LunaDeSangre? What a beautiful moon! Will [it be] the famous #BloodMoon?
: image via Carlos San Martin @carlosdanielsm9, 6 March 2015 Chillán, Chile

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April 4, 2015 #BloodMoon (Passover): image via GENIUS IDIOT @Alpaca_Poncho, 4 March 2015

Explaining the Lesson of the Passover Blood Moon: Hasbara 101: And Then We Were Free

@theodoreshoebat: Obama Released Israel’s TOP SECRET NUCLEAR PROGRAM In Unprecedented Move: image via Mike Beacham @Mike_Beacham, 4 April 2015

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To honor her heartfelt tribute to Zion, we have appointed a special welcoming committee for @MsLaurynHill: image via Benjamin Netanyahu @Ask_Netanyahu, 4 April 2015

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., sits behind President Barack Obama at a memorial ceremony for the late former Speaker of the House of Representatives Thomas S. Foley at the Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Don't disrespect our president, black lawmakers tell Netanyahu: photo by AP via Politico, 10 February 2015

#ChagSameach! Passover serves as a reminder that the first born children of our gentile enemies must die: image via Benjamin Netanyahu @Ask_Netanyahu, 4 April 2015

@netanyahu #AskNetanyahu this reminds me of the Holocaust, instead of rings in #Gaza children shoes. what say you?: image via Abu Bisseh @Ajlouni011, 20 March 2015

@LibtardLimbaugh As The Only Democracy Ever, Israel builds free Diversity Camps for our Africans. #AskNetanyahu: image via Benjamin Netanyahu @Ask_Netanyahu, 15 March 2015 

Hey @Beyonce, our soldier invited you over for Passover! Interested?: image via IDF  @IDFSpokesperson, 4 April 2015

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Happy Passover to all our Jewish friends. #ChagSameach: image via House Republicans @HouseGOP, 4 April 2015

Eli Valley Passover cartoon (page 2)

A Passover Lesson: 'And then we were free': comic by Eli Valley via 972 Magazine, 13 April 2014

Little Bibi in Slumberland

A very Happy #Passover to the Speaker of all Jews Prime War Criminal @netanyahu from the USA: image via Thaiwen @Thaiwen, 4 April 2015

BREAKING: #Iran must commit to #Israel's right to exist as part of nuclear deal – Netanyahu: image via RT @RT_com, 4 April 2015

MORE: Netanyahu: Final deal could 'increase risks of horrific war’: image via RT @RT_com, 2 April 2015

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Crybibi netanyahu's reaction to  #IranTalks deal reached!: image via Opisrael @Op_Israel, 2 April 2014

Netanyahu: 'Iran deal endangers 'the peace of the world' / AP Photo: image via Politico @politico, 1 April 2014

Boehner: Administration's treatment of Bibi "reprehensible."/Getty Image: image via Politico @politico, 29 March 2015

Little Bibi in Slumberland: comic by Eli Valley, from EV Comics: Ethnocentric Parochialism for the Whole Family, 11 February 2015

Statements by PM Netanyahu and US Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner: image via PM of Israel @IsraeliPM, 1 April 2015

Everything You Need To Know About the Atavistic Anthropocentric Racist Tribal Blood Ritual Pseudo-'Meaning' of the Blood Moon -- And More! Download Now!!

The moon glows a red hue during a total lunar eclipse Tuesday, April 15, 2014, as seen from the Milwaukee area. That eclipse was the first of four total lunar eclipses to take place between 2014 to 2015: photo by AP/Mike De Sisti/ Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via Washington Post3 April 2015

Everything you need to know about the 'blood moon' apocalypse debate: Abby Ohlheiser, Washington Post, 3 April 2015
For a very brief time on Saturday, the moon will turn an orangey-red, depending on conditions, during an Easter weekend lunar eclipse. Although the east coast of the United States will be shut out of this particular “blood moon” in the sky, it’s just the third of four such eclipses spanning a period of a couple years -- an event known as a tetrad.

The phrase “blood moon tetrad” is a wonderful phrase that seems to demand its own apocalyptic mythology, which it, in fact, has.

Although not every full lunar eclipse turns a blood red color earning its colloquial name, the current tetrad has become the focus of speculation in some circles about its relationship to the coming end of the world. Something, the theory goes, simply must be coming with the tetrad.

So, are we two blood moons away from the End Times? Let’s find out!

What does the Bible say about blood moons? 

As Sarah Puliam Bailey has previously noted, there are two major blood moon references in scripture. They are pretty similar, but in different books:

“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord,” - Joel 2:31

“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord.” – Acts 2:20

So, potentially not a good day for humans.

But the authority on what the blood moon means for those who believe really has more to do with a little cottage industry of blood moon-themed books promoting the theory.

Okay, so what do those blood moon books say about blood moons? 

The books are built on a Dan Brown-esque imposition of coded messages and signs on biblical history and the Bible itself, with titles, such as, “Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change,” and “Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs.”

Root Source’s Gidon Ariel has explained why he thinks a tetrad is particularly worth paying attention to: “Not only does God’s name have four letters, but it was on the fourth day of creation that God created the sun and the moon, establishing them as signs to mark sacred times, such as the Festival of Passover.”

Mark Biltz, founder of the Washington State-based El Shaddai Ministries, wrote the latter of those two books mentioned above. He spoke to The Washington Post last year about what he thinks the blood moons are saying:
“I’m just saying there’s a good chance there could be a war with Israel,” Biltz told me in an interview. “I’m also saying there’s a good chance there could be economic calamity. And I’m basing that on the Bible and patterns.”
Biltz has told World Net Daily, where he is a regular interviewee and contributor, that he believes Jewish tradition dictates an interpretive difference between solar and lunar eclipses. A solar eclipse, he said, is a message for the entire world. A lunar eclipse is a message for the Jewish people.

The message of the tetrad, many followers believe, is potentially a bad one for Israel …

Is there anything we can do? 

Let me finish!

The message of the tetrad, some believe, is potentially a bad one for Israel unless American Christians continue to stand with Israel and with Jesus. Both Biltz and fellow blood moon believer (and Root Source co-founder) Bob O'Dell have asked Christians to pray for the duration of Saturday’s eclipse.

Of course, many blood moon believers, including megachurch pastor John Hagee, believe that this particular blood moon closely precedes the Rapture of Christians, Armageddon and the second coming of Christ. 

So there’s more than one person promoting this blood moon theory? 

There is, in fact, a rivalry.

Biltz, quoted above, has recently accused Hagee of ripping off his blood moon theory and claiming too much credit for it, just as Hagee was preparing to release a movie called “Four Blood Moons.”

Biltz characterizes himself as the discoverer of the whole blood moon apocalypse idea, after he noted a connection between NASA’s charts of eclipses and the Jewish holiday calender. According to Biltz, he started putting together his theory in 2008. He’s been a public proponent of the blood moon prophecy ever since, although his book on the topic came out in 2014.

Hagee, meanwhile, published his own popular book about the blood moons in 2013, a year after Biltz says he first talked to Hagee about the theory. Hagee has since become a very popular authority on the prophecy, and says that he discovered the theory independently based off those same NASA eclipse charts.

The feud played out publicly, in part on the pages of World Net Daily in recent weeks.

I read Capital Weather Gang’s great explainer on Saturday’s eclipse and learned that blood moon tetrads happen on the regular, in cycles of boom and bust. What makes this blood moon tetrad different from any other blood moon tetrad? 

Well, while this doesn’t necessarily make the current blood moon tetrad unique for reasons we’ll get to soon enough, those who believe it’s a divine warning of significance have pointed to the alignment of each blood moon with a major Jewish holiday:

April 15, 2014 – Passover
October 8, 2014 – Sukkot
April 4, 2015 – Passover
September 28, 2015 – Sukkot

As you’ll remember, there was also recently a solar eclipse, right in the middle of all those blood moons.

But there have already been two blood moons! The world’s still here. 

In fact, Biltz believes that the blood moon prophecy is already coming true. Again from World Net Daily:
“After the first blood moon, we’ve had the Russian invasion of the Ukraine, we’ve had the advance of ISIS, a two-month war between Israel and Gaza, the Ebola plague, the overthrow of Yemen, upheaval in the Middle East, and economic meltdowns coming. We still have over a year to go. More judgment coming anytime in 2016 as well is what these blood moons are referring to.”
Does the blood moon tetrad have anything to say to President Obama?

Oh, does it ever! Last year, Biltz posited that the blood moons were in no small part meant as divine warnings to the president about his Middle East policy. “The moons are like flashing red warning lights at a heavenly intersection saying to Israel as well as the nations they will be crossing heavenly red lines,” Biltz wrote, “and if they do, they will understand as Pharaoh did on Passover night 3,500 years ago that the Creator backs up what He says.”

How do you explain the alignment of the eclipses with all those Jewish holidays? 

The Jewish calender, unlike our solar-based 12-month calendar, is primarily based on the lunar cycle. Meaning: it makes sense that every once in a while, an unusual but not unheard of phenomenon, such as a tetrad of full moon eclipses would fall on four holidays that correspond to the moon’s cycle — especially when some of them, such as Passover, always begin on a full moon.

The Blood Moon. #space #moon #bloodmoon: image via SPACE PICTURES @SPACE PICTURES, 8 February 2015

Let's Do a Deal: Channeling the Passover Blood Moon to Ensure Max Profits Across the Board Almost

Blood Moon seen over the Kinneret in Israel. (Photo: Baruch Len)

Blood Moon seen over the Kinneret in Israel: photo by Baruch Len via Breaking Israel News, 31 March 2015

Christian Leaders Call for Passover Blood Moon Prayer for Israel's Safety: Breaking Israel News, 31 March 2015

“God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning -- the fourth day.” (Genesis 1:17-19)

Christian leaders are hoping to channel the Passover 2015 Blood Moon fever into a time of fervent prayer for Israel.

Pastor Mark Biltz, who first popularized the Blood Moon tetrads, and Bob O'Dell of Root Source, who discovered unique insights connecting the recent solar and lunar eclipses with the modern State of Israel, are calling for Christians everywhere to pray for four minutes and forty four seconds during the upcoming Passover Blood Moon.

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Cycle of the Blood Moon: photo by Baruch Len via Breaking Israel News, 31 March 2015

“Bob and I were influenced by the rarity of this coming Blood Moon -– the shortest lunar eclipse ever recorded in human history on the night of Passover, and the fourth shortest of all eclipses in the last 4,000 years,” Biltz told Breaking Israel News.

The imminent total lunar eclipse, known as a Blood Moon, will take place on the fourth day of the fourth month, April 4th, and will last for exactly four minutes and forty four seconds.

“Iran’s impending nuclear threat in the region has Israel very concerned. So we believe it is both important and urgent that Christians everywhere pray for the peace of Jerusalem on 4/4 for just 4 minutes and 44 seconds,” explained Blitz.

The number four has Biblical significance, according to Root Source  co-founder Gidon Ariel. “Not only does God’s name have four letters, but it was on the fourth day of creation that God created the sun and the moon, establishing them as signs to mark sacred times, such as the Festival of Passover. It is incredible to see Christians putting aside centuries of anti-Semitism and coming towards Israel in friendship and prayer this Passover.”

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The number four also holds special significance during the Passover seder as there are four cups of wine which correspond to the four expressions describing Israel’s redemption in the Book of Exodus (6:6).
“Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment.’”
Ariel explained to Breaking Israel News that the Jewish significance of the number four goes further. “The fourth letter of the Hebrew Alphabet is ‘Dalet’ which also means door. It is the door post that has profound significance on Passover, as the Jews spread the blood of the Passover sacrifice on their doorposts causing God to pass over their homes during the Exodus from Egypt.”

Biltz and O’Dell have organized a special prayer event scheduled for 11:58 AM GMT and is a response to a similar call issued two weeks ago by Ariel. 

Ariel, an Orthodox Jew, called on Jews and Christians to pray together on behalf of the entire world, during the two minute long shadow over the North Pole during the recent solar eclipse on March 20.

Gidon Ariel (L), of Root Source, leading a special prayer service coinciding with a solar eclipse, March 20, 2015. (Photo: Daystar Burton/ Root Source)

Gidon Ariel (L), of Root Source, leading a special prayer service coinciding with a solar eclipse, March 20, 2015: photo by Daystar Burton/ Root Source via via Breaking Israel News, 31 March 2015 
According to Biltz, “If a Jew from Israel calls for prayer for the entire world during the solar eclipse, then we Christians should return the favor and call for prayer for Israel, and the reading of Psalm 122, during the lunar eclipse.”

Ariel explained the reason for the two calls to prayer.

“In Jewish tradition, the nations of the world are likened to the sun, and the Jewish people are compared to the moon,” he told Breaking Israel News. “The prayer offered during the North Pole solar eclipse was for the benefit of the entire world. It is especially moving that two Christians are now calling for prayers for the peace of Jerusalem during the lunar eclipse.”

The recent outpouring of interest in the Blood Moons has been covered widely by mainstream media such as Fox News and the Washington Post. Pro-Israel Pastor John Hagee released a documentary last week entitled "Four Blood Moons", which sparked another round of interest.
“The Blood Moons have erupted a controversy within the Christian community about the nature of eclipses, their meaning, and whether they can signal future events,” O’Dell explained to Breaking Israel News. “For this prayer event, Mark Biltz and I were willing to put our personal views aside and leverage the occasion for a cause we can all agree upon –- to communicate our strong desire to be a blessing to the Nation of Israel.”

What will be the #BloodMoon in a few hours rises over Lake Michigan and Chicago: image via Craig Newman @craignewman, 4 April 2015


TC said...

Meanwhile, here in Chicago...

Doddered down the rickety steps risking what is left of life and limb to get a glimmer of the event, which was longer than expected, slow, beautiful, the moon in the West more rusty than bloody, a deep russet, slowly occluding... hanging up there over the Bay in the late night sky above the freeway and refinery corridor, mysterious, strange, majestic, eerie.


And the moon kept changing colours, now darkening to ashen... Nothing to do with anybody's comic book propaganda mythology that I could make out, however.

Don't hang it, or him, on the Moon, Pastor, even if you do see the mystic #444 dangling like a pricetag from that noose.

'Mystic' Rabbi Issues Ominous Warning on Eve of Blood Moon

Hilton said...

Enough! You win. I'm exhausted by absurdity, violence and stupidity. May all their moons turn bloody, just so they leave the rest of us poor creatures on earth alone.