Pastor Mark Biltz, discoverer of the blood moons phenomenon and the author of “Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs,” says Christians are being given signs from the heavens.
In Biltz’s opinion, the current sequence of four blood moons – a tetrad – “is a sign for today’s Christians as judgment always begins in the house of God.”
“I believe the current blood moons also signal the end of an era,” he said.
And Biltz notes there’s something else unique about this tetrad: it’s convergence with biblical holy days.
The April 15 event in 2014, for example, happened during Passover. On Oct. 8, 2014, the blood moon occurred during the Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot. Another of the blood moon’s occurred during Passover on April 4, 2015. The last will happen on Sept. 28, 2015, another Feast of the Tabernacles.
Historically, a tetrad also occurred in 1493, while the Jews were being expelled from Spain. Another tetrad occurred in 1949, soon after the state of Israel was founded. The last tetrad happened in 1967, during the Six-Day War between Arabs and Israelis.
Biltz discovered what has become the “blood moon phenomenon” in 2007, researching the correlation between when blood moons fell on feast days and key historical world events. He found the divine link between prophecy, heavenly signs, historical events and when they intersect.
The following is excerpted from Biltz’s “Blood Moons” details the stunning science behind the signs:
“Blood Moons,” part of chapter 2, “Signs & Signals”
By Mark Biltz
It seems everywhere you turn, someone is looking for signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life that might be trying to communicate with us. Scientists spend hours and hours of time, as well as millions of dollars on research, to see if there is life anywhere else in the universe. We set up giant satellite dishes, trying to pick up any communication signals that might be sent our way. We are always looking for signs or signals, hoping that someone else just might be out there.
I do think it is amusing, though, that for the most part, the research scientists looking for E.T. totally ignore the greatest time in history when an Extraterrestrial spoke to three million people all at once who were all witnesses to the event. This heavenly Being who arrived on our planet at Mount Sinai even made sure they had a book written with all His insights on how to help humankind. Yet these scientists pay no attention to this recorded, major historic event.
God knows that we are creatures who always look for signs. That is why He uses many ways to get our attention.
The problem is we don’t always understand or know how to read the signs that He sends us. It’s like the proverbial blind men trying to describe an elephant. One describes it as a wall, because he fell against its broad side. Another says it’s like a spear, because he ran into the pointed tusk. A third man believes it’s like a snake, because he felt the squirming trunk. Another describes it like a tree, because its legs are so round and thick. Yet another describes it as being like a fan because its ears are so thin and fluid. The last blind man describes the elephant as a rope, because he grabbed hold of the tail. Sometimes it’s hard to grasp the whole because our perspectives are so skewed. So let’s research some of the many different ways in the Bible that God uses to get our attention.
Isaiah 46:10 tells us that God declares “the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done.” So if we want to know the end of a matter, we really need to start at the beginning and look at what God says. To understand prophecy, you don’t want to start in Revelation, but in Genesis. There are more than three hundred references in the book of Revelation to the Tanakh, or Old Testament. If you throw out the Old Testament, you’ve just thrown away your reference manual to Revelation. From the declaration in Isaiah, we see that we need to look in Genesis to properly understand the future.
Proverbs 25:2 tells us, “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.” God chose to hide His messages in the ancient Hebrew alphabet. You will find that the written Hebrew language is like the decoder ring to understanding what God is hiding.
Acts 3:19-21 says that the Messiah will remain in heaven until the restoration of all things spoken by the prophets. One item that has been restored after almost two thousand years is, coincidentally, the Hebrew language. The resurgence of Hebrew in a major way occurred at the beginning of the 1900s. What followed were two major world wars. Understanding this will help you better understand prophecy and how the return of the Hebrew language was a major sign for the times.
Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the Lord, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy. For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve him with one consent. (Zeph. 3:8–9)
It’s as if a tower of Babel reversal is coming, and everyone will receive a free Hebrew download. I want to get an early start.
The Creator of the universe likes to play hide-and-seek, and God only reveals Himself to those who go on the hunt for Him. Anyone can say they love God while they pursue their own self-centered interests. But God will only reveal Himself to those who pursue Him. And even then it can’t be a halfhearted pursuit.
When I was a child, we could not afford toys, so we would go to the library and check out books. I became an avid reader at a very early age. What I loved most were the Nancy Drew books, the Hardy Boys, and Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. I also read all the Dick Tracy material I could get my hands on, because I wanted adventure and secret codes. In grade school I even made up my own secret language to communicate with my friends by simply adding “ong” to the consonants in a word. Another thing I loved as a child was looking for the hidden pictures found in Highlights magazine. Today many pictures are created that either have hidden images within them or 3-D images popping out of them. Incredible art encoded with Hebrew fonts, words, and images can be found at the unique website www.hebrew-cypher-art.com. And anyone with an interest can find encoded biblical meanings by combining the numerical equivalents of each Hebrew letter in a word or phrase. Our God is the Supreme Encoder!
One piece of wisdom I tell people is, don’t argue with a blind person over a work of art and don’t argue with a deaf person over a piece of music. Others will see this or they won’t. A blind person can’t criticize the sighted person just because he doesn’t see the picture. When I started looking at the Bible through the 3-D glasses of the Hebrew language, I could finally see the picture. I don’t criticize those who don’t see the whole picture, but I do invite you to join me in exploring the Bible from a whole, new, fresh perspective.
When I began studying Christianity”s Jewish roots, I experienced the same thing as hundreds of other people whose eyes were opened. I felt as if I had been robbed all these years of understanding. “Why wasn’t I ever taught this?” people would ask me when their eyes were finally opened. I have to tell them they can’t be mad at their teachers, because people don’t know what they don’t know. How can you expect them to teach what they were never taught?
In the beginning God created the Hebrew alphabet, or aleph-bet. We see this from the Hebrew in the first verse of Genesis. A literal translation of the first four Hebrew words would be: “In the beginning God created את.” This Hebrew word is not translated in your English Bibles. Hebrew is read right to left. In English this would be “aleph, tav.” Better known as A to Z, the beginning and the end, the alpha and omega. We know God created the universe through speech. He spoke it into existence, and when He did, He used Hebrew. We know that words are made up of letters, but the amazing thing about the Hebrew language is, every letter is also a word, a number, and a picture. The Bible uses words where even the letters are symbols and signs.