By Dale Pocat (D-Poc)
Ok everyone! We have a new end of the world date. September 28th, 2015!
Whew, I was starting to get worried this world would go on forever.
So what exactly is a blood moon and why is it such a big deal?
As far as I can tell, the term “Blood Moon” is first coined in Pastor John Hagee’s book “Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change”. Blood moons are not particular rare, they occur when the Earth passes directly between the sun and moon. Earth’s shadow completely covers the moon in a total lunar eclipse and the moon appears blood red because the Earth’s atmosphere filters out the blue light and you see red reflected on the moon’s surface. They happen on average 1.5 times a year. HOWEVER, they seem to only be called “Blood Moon’s” when they are part of a Tetrad.
Yeah, I know. I can see the next burning question in your eyes… “What’s a Tetrad?”
Well, here’s where it starts to get complicated. A “Tetrad” is four total “blood moon” eclipses and each one followed by six full moons. So, first blood moon eclipse, six full moons, second blood moon eclipse, six full moons… rinse and repeat. You get the idea.
So lunar eclipses are pretty common, so Tetrads must be pretty common too, right?
WRONG! There have only been 62 Tetrads in about the last 2000 years and only 8 of those fell on the Jewish holidays that this tetrad will.
Now you look a little confused, let me see if I can clear up some of this for you by bringing religion into it.
The fact that this is a tetrad and that they are pretty rare is pretty cool, but let me show you WHY everyone is starting to take notice of this particular tetrad.
Jesus said in Luke 21: 25-28 “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; 26 men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
November 28th, 2013 – (Thanksgiving Day/Start of Hanukkah) The darling of astronomers, Comet ISON, which was supposed to put on a spectacular show for us, dives into the sun. By the way, the start of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving Day won’t be on the same day again for thousands of years. Oh, and I read somewhere that ISON in Hebrew means Accident or Disaster, I couldn’t verify that though.
April 15th, 2014 – Blood Moon – Jewish Passover
October 8th, 2014 – Blood Moon – Feast of Tabernacle
March 20th, 2015 – Solar Eclipse – Jewish New Year for Kings
April 4th, 2015 – Blood Moon – Jewish Passover
September 13th, 2015 – Solar Eclipse – Feast of Trumpets
September 28th, 2015 – Blood Moon – Feast of Tabernacle
So now you’re wondering, if this has happened before did anything significant happen then? Well, I’m glad you asked.
In the years 32-33 there was a tetrad and a single solar eclipse. Most biblical scholars agree that this is when the crucifixion of Jesus Christ happened. I looked it up, there’s a very strong case for this date.
There were three tetrads from 795 to 861. The first saw the defeat of the Muslim empire, the second saw the fall of the Roman Empire and the third saw the second defeat of the Muslim empire.
In 1493 there was a tetrad that fell on these same dates, that’s when the Spanish Inquisition expelled the Jews from Spain.
There wasn’t another one until 1949, does that date ring a bell? That’s around the year Israel was made a state.
The last one was in 1967, and it landed at the exact time of the Six-Day Arab-Israeli War.
What about the next tetrad? Well, theoretically there won’t be a next one will there? But just in case this is NOT the signs we are supposed to be looking for, you can experience the next tetrad in about 500 years.
Now you are up to date on this whole spectacular “Blood Moon” event. The only thing I will add to this is that this is being called a “Perfect Tetrad”. It’s really kind of spooky how all the dates and numbers line up on this one and you can definitely dive in deeper to this whole phenomenon. There is a ton of information all over the internet on this. Pick and choose your sites carefully and always verify any information you find. I found a lot of misinformation out there.
Personally, I love this kind of stuff. I like to take notice when rare events happen. I’ve been known to get up in the middle of the night and go out to look at some celestial event that won’t happen again in my lifetime.
Ok, so now that you are “in the know” you’re probably asking yourself, “Self, what does this have to do with 72 hour survival?”
If this really is the end, nothing. Nothing to see here, move along! HOWEVER, if it’s NOT the end of the world then we still have things to talk about.
I believe man plays a big part in creating his own reality. If this phenomenon takes off anything like the end of the Mayan calendar, things could definitely start getting interesting the closer we get to 9/28/15. The fact that this is being portrayed as a religious event could make it that much more volatile. All it takes is a group of people believing something is supposed to happen to MAKE it happen.
In this case, being prepared should be a high priority. Bug out bags and preps should be up to date and topped off. Any equipment you have been putting off purchasing should be moved up the priority list.
Buy the best quality items you can afford, whatever that may be. Any survival skills you’ve been thinking about brushing up on, now’s the time to start. Since the tetrad has started, things are only going to ramp up from here so make sure you’re ready for whatever may happen. In this case, you’re not worried about some catastrophic natural event, you’re worried about society starting to come apart at the seams.
So get out there and get geared up! And look at it this way, if this doomsday scenario turns out to be a dud, at least you’ll be ready for the next one!
Oh yeah, there will be a next one… and one after that… and one after that…