Breitbart – A modern American president lives in a bubble of security, mostly shielded from the rest of the country. But that doesn’t protect the Obamas from racism, the First Lady says in an exclusive interview with People magazine.
Oh yeah. This’ll bring the country together…
Those of us paying attention to End Times prophecy have heard a lot about the current Blood Moon Tetrad. I’ve read conflicting accounts and confusing accounts and inaccurate accounts of what it is and what it may or may not signify with regard to Jesus’ Second Coming.
So I did my own research.
- “Blood Moon” is simply a colorful name for a total eclipse of the moon.
- “Tetrad” means four.
- “Blood Moon Tetrad” is four total lunar eclipses in a row.
When Christians speculate about the significance of the current Blood Moon Tetrad, they’re not talking about ANY four total lunar eclipses in a row. They’re talking about only those that coincide with the Jewish holidays of Passover and Sukkot.
At the NASA website, there is a page called “Six Millennium Catalog of Lunar Eclipses” on which the number of Blood Moon Tetrads per century is given for every century from 3,000 BC to 3,000 CE. As you can see here, four lunar eclipses in a row are unusual, but nothing like as rare as I’ve heard claimed.
I looked at every one of the tetrads since Jesus’ First coming and found only eleven during which the eclipses coincided with the beginning of the Jewish holy weeks of Passover (sundown Nisan 14) and Sukkot (sundown Tishri 14).
These are the only eleven tetrads since Jesus’ First Coming that coincided with Passover and Sukkot.
The interest in Blood Moon Tetrads is based on these End Times prophecies:
Joel 3:4-5 – “The sun will darken. The moon will turn blood-red. Everyone who calls upon the name of the LORD will escape harm.”
Matthew 24:29-31 – “The sun will be darkened. The moon will not give its light. The stars will fall from the sky. The sign of the Son of Man will appear.”
Rev 6:12-14 – “The sun turned black. The moon became like blood. The stars fell to the earth. The sky divided like a torn scroll.”
There is nothing about any tetrad of red moons, so while the current tetrad is interesting and unusual, it is not enough on its own to say “The End Times Are Here!” For one thing, we also need a total solar eclipse, so I looked at the NASA solar eclipse site to see if I could eliminate any of the eleven tetrads.
- I lost both of the tetrads in the 2d century, plus the one in the 15th century, because no total solar eclipses fell within those Blood Moon Tetrad dates. That left me with eight tetrads.
- I lost the two in the 3d and 15th centuries, because while there were total solar eclipse within those tetrads, they didn’t fall on significant dates in the Jewish calendar. That left me with six tetrads.
- Of these six, three were in the first millennium, so while they might be interesting for some other reason, I decided I could eliminate them from End Times consideration. That left me with only the following three tetrads.
- “Six Millennium Catalog of Lunar Eclipses” @ http://www.eclipsewise.com/lunar/LEcatalog/LEcatalog.html
- “Six Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclipses” @ http://www.eclipsewise.com/solar/SEcatalog/SEcatalog.html
- Hebrew-Roman Calendar @ http://www.cgsf.org/dbeattie/calendar/
- International Date Line @ http://www.timeanddate.com/time/dateline.html. This is an imaginary line running longitudinally through the Pacific Ocean between Alaska and Siberia. If you cross the date line moving east, you subtract a day, whereas if you are moving west you add a day.
Everything happens for a reason. This has never been more evident than it was yesterday. As you all know I’ve been working on getting to know my youngest again after many years of neglect. We had arranged to meet for breakfast yesterday. While sitting in a booth in a small neighborhood restaurant waiting for her,a woman and an old man walked up and she addressed me by name.’ Remember me?’ It was my late Aunt Gloria’s daughter, my cousin Patty and her dad, my Uncle Bob, neither of whom I’d seen in almost 18 years since Aunt Gloria’s funeral. They sat down and for nearly an hour the four of us talked about what was going on, who had passed, where our kids were, how many grandchildren everybody had, and I silently marveled at how much my uncle looked like his own dad when we were all much younger.
YD left first, having to take my grandson to the doctor, and Patty and I exchanged phone#s and connected on FB. Somewhere along the way it struck me the Lord intended for this to happen. There’s no other reason I can explain it. Now that I can contact most of my cousins through various means I’m thinking maybe next summer would be a good time for a reunion of a sort. We haven’t all been together since Granny passed and a lifetime has gone on since then. Everybody is getting on, we have children and grandchildren and it would be a pity if we all didn’t get together for some fellowship and reminiscing one more time before we’re all called Home. I can be terribly thick-headed,but God knows I won’t question Him.
2014 could be called The Year of the Misunderstood Pope. The Left Stream Media refuses to report what he actually says. I like what this guy says, “Perhaps the best solution to the problem of the misunderstood Pope is for his flock to back him up, and stop helping the media’s narrative grow.”
Read the rest @ http://www.catholicvote.org/should-the-pope-keep-quiet/
ISIS has produced a pamphlet explaining its justification for enslaving non-Muslim women for sex. The video below is from a CNN report about the pamphlet and how it only represents an extremist, minority version of Islam. I find it very intriguing that the Left is so careful to make this distinction about Islam, while consistently perpetuating as normative various extremist, minority versions of Christianity.
CNN report on ISIS pamphlet justifying atrocities
Excerpts from the pamphlet:
Question 2: What makes al-sabi permissible?
What makes al-sabi permissible [i.e., what makes it permissible to take such a woman captive] is [her] unbelief. Unbelieving [women] who were captured and brought into the abode of Islam are permissible to us, after the imam distributes them [among us].
Question 4: Is it permissible to have intercourse with a female captive?
It is permissible to have sexual intercourse with the female captive. Allah the almighty said: ‘[Successful are the believers] who guard their chastity, except from their wives or (the captives and slaves) that their right hands possess, for then they are free from blame [Koran 23:5-6]’…
Question 5: Is it permissible to have intercourse with a female captive immediately after taking possession [of her]?
If she is a virgin, he [her master] can have intercourse with her immediately after taking possession of her. However, is she isn’t, her uterus must be purified [first]…
Question 6: Is it permissible to sell a female captive?
It is permissible to buy, sell, or give as a gift female captives and slaves, for they are merely property, which can be disposed of [as long as that doesn’t cause [the Muslim ummah] any harm or damage.
Question 13: Is it permissible to have intercourse with a female slave who has not reached puberty?
It is permissible to have intercourse with the female slave who hasn’t reached puberty if she is fit for intercourse; however if she is not fit for intercourse, then it is enough to enjoy her without intercourse.
ISIS Has a Message for the U.S. By Kevin Boyd – Dec 14, 2014
That could either be a reference to the bug I’ve had for the last few days which has made me feel like ten pounds of crap in a one pound bag or the seemingly-non-stop protests that break out on an almost daily basis around the country. Somebody’s making a lot of money fomenting this garbage day after day, disrupting traffic, blocking bridges and assaulting police officers. None of these anarchists give a damn anout the slain black men. This is just a chance to commit violence and get away with it.
The Grey Lady has gotten senile
The evil (but stupid) person who has taken hostages in Sydney says he has 2 bombs, no wait, make that 4 bombs, and he is DEMANDING they send in an ISIL flag.