In 2014 and 2015, the world witnessed four consecutive total eclipses of the moon, known as a tetrad.
Pastor Mark Biltz, the man who discovered that such events historically have been accompanied by significant developments for the nation of Israel, is keeping an eye on the next lunar eclipse, Jan. 30.
It’s called a “super blood wolf moon eclipse” because it will be a total lunar eclipse for parts of North America at a time when the full moon is at the closet point of its orbit to the Earth.
It’s also the first of its type in 2019. It will occur at about 12:12 a.m. until 12:44 a.m.
“The Super Blood Moon this year is also known as a wolf moon being the first full moon of the year. There are some incredible patterns that are happening that seem beyond coincidence,” Biltz told WND.
Biltz bases his celestial observations on Genesis 1:14, which says the heavenly bodies serve “as signs to mark sacred times.” He explains his findings in his book “Blood Moons,” which draws from earlier works, “God’s Day Timer” and “The Feasts of the Lord.”
He noted that the 2014 and 2015 blood moons fell on Jewish holidays.
The eclipse this month, he said, “just so happens” to be on the date of President Trump’s inauguration two years ago.
“Trump was born on the night of June 14, 1946, within 15 minutes of a total lunar eclipse and 700 days before the state of Israel was established. When he was sworn in as president on January 20, 2017, he was 70-years-old, seven months and seven days. Also, very significantly, the Super Blood Moon also falls on the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat. Even more significant is the fact that there was another Blood Moon on Tu B’Shevat last year! Last year the blood moon was seen over the Middle East and this year will be seen over the U.S.”
Biltz said that from a biblical standpoint, having two blood moons on the same biblical holiday two years in a row is very significant.
“The Bible says that everything is to be established by two or three witnesses,” he said. “As a matter of fact the Bible says in Psalms 89 that God’s covenant with Israel and King David is forever and the sun and the moon are to be His faithful witnesses in heaven confirming that.”
It is the first of three super moons in 2019. The others are on Feb. 19 and March 21.
USA Today reported the reddish light passing through the earth’s atmosphere prompts the “blood moon” name. It is a “wolf moon” for being the full moon in January, when “wolves howled in hunger.”
He cited Psalm 89:34-37: “My covenant I will not break, Nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips. Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David: His seed shall endure forever, And his throne as the sun before Me; It shall be established forever like the moon, even like the faithful witness in the sky.”
“Here we have two years in a row the sun and the moon coming together to confirm God’s covenant with Israel on Tu B’Shevat! So let me explain the significance of Tu B’Shevat,” he said.
“Our calendar is different than the biblical calendar. Our January is about equivalent to the biblical month of Shevat. Tu B’Shevat means the 15th day of the month of Shevat. In the book of Leviticus 19:23-25 it speaks of when Israel plants trees in their Promised Land they cannot eat the fruit of it till the 5th year as the previous years it is considered holy. So Tu B’Shevat which is when spring is about to begin in Israel it was determined that that would be the day all trees planted the year before would be considered one year old to make it easier to keep the commandment.”
Then, he said, in Revelation chapter 6 “we read about a red horse who takes peace from the earth. We find the four horses of the book of Revelations tied to the four horses in Zechariah 6. In Zechariah chapter one it speaks of the red horse so let’s go there: beginning at Zech 1:7: ‘Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Shevat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo, the prophet, saying– I saw in the night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle-trees.’
“Here we see the vision of the Red Horse of war takes place in the month of Shevat, the month of trees and we see they are among the myrtle trees just 9 days after Tu B’Shevat.
“So we now see the vision of the red horses riding takes place at the end of the 70 year captivity and from the first verse it is the second year of Darius that the vision takes place in the month of Shevat. So here we are at the end of the 70th year anniversary of Israel being a nation, prophetically blossoming as a fig tree, in the month of Shevat, where we have a blood red moon, for the second year in a row, on Tu B’Shevat 9 days before the red horses begin their ride at the end of the second year of the Trump administration who has been compared to Darius/Cyrus!
“We then discover in Zechariah chapter one that LORD is very jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy and is displeased with the nations who are at ease proclaiming He will have compassion on Jerusalem and it is time to rebuild the Temple! With that said I hope this year there will be a proclamation to again rebuild the Temple and to make it a place of prayer for all nations!”
Biltz believes God is saying the nations will not determine the boundaries of Jerusalem, but he will.
“Jerusalem will not have walls and the God of Israel will protect her,” he said.
“The big problem at that time and at this same time as well is the people of the nation of Israel not understanding it is the time to rebuild the Temple! So in conclusion I am not saying it is the end of the world or that anything will happen on the 20th. I am saying the patterns show this year could possibly bring a war in the Middle East but Israel will be victorious and we may see a declaration for the rebuilding of the Temple.”
Biltz’ newest book, “Decoding the Antichrist and the End Times,” will be released March 5.