By Pastor Mark Biltz

Where has the world headed since the first blood moon on Passover of 2014? Our world has now gone past the tipping point, and events are now accelerating out of anyone’s control. Just as ISIS has gone from the JV team to the A team, along with events spreading from Russia to Ukraine and planes being shot out of the sky, we see everything developing exponentially.

Look at the Ebola, for example. From the Centers of Disease Control, we see that the 2014 Ebola outbreak is one of the largest Ebola outbreaks in history and the first in West Africa. It is affecting five countries in West Africa.

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We have a respiratory illness that has already sickened more than a thousand children in 10 states that is likely to become a nationwide problem, doctors say.

Terror attacks in Jerusalem have grown exponentially over the past few months, a Shabak (Israel Security Service) report Monday said.

Take a look at all the worldwide conflicts since this last April at this website.

Notice all the earthquakes occurring, tracked by the USGS.

Here is an old chart only going up to 2008 showing the increase in earthquakes higher than 6.0:

earthquake-frequency

When you look at the chart, you see at the highest point there were around 36 earthquakes that year over 6.0. That is nothing compared to this year! In 2014 so far – and the year is not even close to being over – we have already had 116 earthquakes 6.0 and above! With 70 of them since the first blood moon! This year will more than quadruple the number of large earthquakes from the highest year of the last decade.

We hear of major droughts, as in California.

All of this to say that we are living during the birth pains of the coming of the Messiah. Now I would like to deliver a bombshell of biblical proportions. Everyone needs to understand the prophetic time clock and prophetic calendar of the days we are living in, which is why I wrote the book “Blood Moons” and produced the Shemitah calendar for this coming year, starting in a few weeks on Rosh Hashana.

The Shemitah year is the seventh year of the seven-year cycle when the land of Israel had to rest, and it was an economic reset year for the financial system. In Genesis, God started the seven-day cycle. We have a seven-day week, then there is the seven-week cycle of 49 days in the Bible from first-fruits to Shavuot, or Pentecost. We have the seven-year cycle known as the Shemitah cycle. There is the seven-Shemitah cycle of 49 years bring us to the year of Jubilee. We know from the Bible that a day with the Lord is as a thousand years, and it has been 6,000 years since the creation of Adam. We are about to enter the seventh millennium, known as the day of rest.

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For the most part, theologians agree that the tribulation is seven years long. What I am proposing is that it is simply a continuation of the Shemitah cycle that has been ticking along for ages. The tribulation will not be any random sequence of seven years, but the first year of the tribulation will begin with the first year of the seven-year cycle. This has huge prophetic implications when we realize this Rosh Hashanah is the seventh year of a seven-year cycle, and the fall of 2015 begins a new seven-year cycle.

In plain English, the seven-year tribulation could begin next fall. If it does not, then that means it will not start for another seven years since it is just a continuation of God’s orderly time clock. I am not saying the Lord will return next fall. I am not saying the Rapture will take place next fall. I am just saying regardless of where you want to put us on God’s time line, the seven-year tribulation is part of that timeline and will happen as part of the Shemitah cycle.

We will know more definitely next year when we have the super blood moon for the first time in all of history that appears in Jerusalem in the seventh month of the biblical calendar at the end of the seventh year kicking off the first year of the new seven-year cycle. We have one year to prepare. This is not a Y2K theory based on the solar pagan calendar or the Mayan calendar but one based on the calendar the Creator gave us to give us warnings of things to come, just as I presented in the book “Blood Moons.”

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Pastor Mark Biltz is the author of “Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs.”

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