Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Learn How the Jewish Calendar Works Into this Tetrad of Lunar Eclipses and Tetrad History -- Plus Easter Moments Countdown Days 5 & 4

Dates of Four Total Lunar Eclipses
plus the central Solar Eclipse
of 2014 and 2015
I've written extensively about these four lunar eclipses on Jewish holy days on this blog. (Tweet that!) Today let's review some of these previous posts because I think you'll find that information fascinating. (Tweet that!)

I explored how the Jewish calendar works. This is important in understanding how the Jewish calendar plays into these total lunar eclipses falling on those Jewish "Feasts of the LORD" or Jewish holy days. (Tweet that!)

In an article on the day before the very first of the four total lunar eclipses, I reviewed what happened in history in the times surrounding previous tetrads, (Tweet that!)

Would you like to use this event to reach out to neighbors, friends, or family members in order to start a conversation about the important things of God, the Bible, and Jesus Christ? If yes, you can find some ideas for ways to make that happen here:

Here is a printable brochure (PDF) of information about these four lunar eclipses and the seven Feasts of the Lord on which they are falling:

I hope you've enjoyed reviewing all this fascinating information. In the next post we'll review some science behind lunar eclipses and several different happenings that can cause the moon to appear red.

Related Articles: 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Is it a Total or a Partial Lunar Eclipse and Why that Distinction is Important -- Plus Easter Moments Countdown Days 7 & 6

Dates of Four Total Lunar Eclipses
plus the central Solar Eclipse
of 2014 and 2015
I've noticed a change! Previously Time and Date.com was calling this a partial lunar eclipse. They have changed their heading and are now calling this a total lunar eclipse. That distinction is important. (Tweet that!) Here's why:

These lunar eclipses are spiritually, prophetically, and Biblically important because they are a tetrad. (Tweet that!) A tetrad is defined as:

  • four total lunar eclipses in a row without any partial lunar eclipses falling in between them. (Tweet that!)

If this lunar eclipse #3 is only a partial eclipse, that would be extremely important because that would mean this is not a tetrad. (Tweet that!)

Lunar eclipses are not rare. Of course tetrads, a series of four total lunar eclipses with no partials in between, are more rare. (Tweet that!)

This tetrad is even more rare because each total lunar eclipse in this tetrad is falling either the first or the last of the seven Jewish holy feast days God gave the Jewish people in the Old Testament (that is, Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles also known as Sukkot). (Tweet that!) And they are falling on those Jewish holidays two years in a row.

Time and Date.com has changed it's label for this eclipse from "Partial" to "Total" in its heading. It also gives this note:

(*) Eclipses with a short totality may be labelled wrongly as partial. We are working on a solution.
When Time and Date.com was calling this a partial lunar eclipse, I wrote more about it here:

Come back next Tuesday and we'll learn more as we gear up for this coming total lunar eclipse which is being called the third Blood Moon. Meanwhile, be thinking about who you might invite to join you in observing this spring celestial event. (Tweet that!) A friend via the Facebook Lunar Eclipse Watch Party? (Tweet that!) Or a neighbor during the eclipse in your backyard?

Related Articles:

Facebook Lunar Eclipse Watch Party:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

What Time and Where in the Sky to See the April 4 Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon #3) -- Plus Easter Moments Countdown Days 9 & 8

Dates of Four Total Lunar Eclipses
plus the central Solar Eclipse
of 2014 and 2015
I'm sure the first question on your mind is where in your sky and when, as in the hours, you'll be able to see the 3rd "Blood Moon" total lunar eclipse coming early the morning of April 4, 2015.

Who can see it? 

At least some of this lunar eclipse will be visible in most of North America, South America, Asia and parts of Australia. (Tweet that!) Depending on where you are, you will see:

  • Alaska, most of you will be able to see 100% of this eclipse from start to finish.
  • Far western U.S. and Canada will see more than 75% of the event.
  • Mid-west America (from approximately the Mississippi River westerly) and Canada, you'll see less that 75% but more than 50% of this eclipse. In my area, for example, the moon will set behind the western horizon before the eclipse ends, so I won't be able to see the big finish.
  • Eastern approximately one third of the U.S. and Canada, as well as most of South America, will see less than 50%.
For more precise details, and for locations in Asia, Australia, and Russia, you can find a map with what you'll see, plus tons more information, here:  (Tweet that!)

What time will the eclipse appear?

To learn what time the eclipse will begin and end in the skies over your neighborhood, you can enter your city in the box called "Eclipses visible from your city" on that same Time and Date site. (Tweet that!)

How long will this lunar eclipse last?

The moon will be in the totality phase, meaning totally eclipsed, for approximately five minutes. From start to finish this eclipse will last 3 hours and 29 minutes. (Tweet that!)

You can compare the length of this eclipse with the 4th Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse coming in September 2015 in this article I wrote earlier this year:

Lunar Eclipse Trivia:

Did you know a lunar eclipse can only take place on a full moon? (Tweet that!)

And did you know that on the Jewish calendar the first of the month is always on a new moon (no moon visible) and therefore the 15th of the month is always on a full moon?

We've discussed these things in more detail here on the blog in previous posts. You can learn more in this one:

If you've been following the Blood Moons or this blog you know I'm fascinated by this current tetrad of four total lunar eclipses because they are falling on Jewish holy days, namely Passover (in the spring) and the Feast of Tabernacles, also called Sukkot (in the fall). (Tweet that!)

Obviously, then, Passover and Sukkot always fall on the 15th of the month on the Jewish calendar. That's the only way we could have lunar eclipses on these Jewish holidays -- if they were always on the 15th of the month. (Tweet that!)

You can learn more in my comments leading up to Blood Moon #2 last fall here:

Join the Conversation:

Please join my next Event over on Facebook where I'll share articles, links, and information about this next total lunar eclipse, and where you can join the conversation with others:  (Tweet that!)

Find the event here, and then click "Going." Please also use the "Invite" box to share this event on your own timeline, page, or in groups, and where you can send special invitations to specific people you want to share this information with:
Come back on Saturday for more information about this 3rd in the series of four total lunar eclipses appearing on Jewish holidays in 2014 and 2015. (Tweet that!)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Looking Forward to the 3rd of the 4 Total Lunar Eclipses Coming Early April 4th -- Plus Easter Moments Countdown Days 11 & 10

Dates of Four Total Lunar Eclipses
plus the central Solar Eclipse
of 2014 and 2015
I hope you enjoyed last week's discussion leading up to the solar eclipse event on March 20, 2015. With that now behind us, it's time to turn our attention to the next major celestial event, the 3rd of the four total lunar eclipses (being calling the "Blood Moons" by many) occurring on major Jewish holidays (Feasts of the LORD). (Tweet that!) This next event is coming quickly on the heels of last Friday's solar eclipse. The next total lunar eclipse will occur in only 11 days, that is in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 4th, 2015. (Tweet that!)

Note also that the day of this total lunar eclipse is Passover on the Jewish calendar. (Tweet that!) And it's no coincidence that Easter follows on the next day since the Christian Easter is based off the Jewish Passover. (Easter Sunday is scheduled on the Sunday closest to the full moon of Passover.) (Tweet that!)

So for these next two weeks we'll look forward to and get excited about this upcoming "Blood Moon" #3. (Tweet that!)

We have five more posts  up to and including the April 4th post. My plan here is to use these posts to share information and links to articles about this and the other lunar eclipses. This will include discussions of the science behind lunar eclipses as well as articles about the Biblical and prophetic connections. Please invite a friend to join us by visiting these posts. Please also use the share buttons below to share these articles to your social media contacts.

Would you like to stay up to date on this 3rd of the tetrad of four total lunar eclipses by receiving reminders and articles like this one posted in one convenient location? I created a Facebook event for this purpose. It's also a great way to find links to all this information. It's also a great place to share with your friends and family so you can have a conversation with them about these events. (Tweet that!)

As always my desire is to educate as many people as I can reach and to point them to the Lord Jesus Christ. (Tweet that!) It's also my desire to equip you with information for your own interest as well as to give you easy ways to share that information with people you want discuss these things with. (Tweet that!)

Here's where to find that Facebook Event:

So I hope you're looking forward to these next to weeks' discussions as much as I am!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Don't Miss the Four Blood Moons Movie - Today Only! At a Theater Near You

Normally I don't post on Mondays, but this is a special occasion! Here's your reminder that today is the one-day-only theatrical showing of the

Don't miss it!

It is showing this evening at 7:30 at my theater.

You can find the theater nearest you on their web site. Put in your zip code and you can find out everything from...

Which theaters near you are showing it.

Ticket cost.

Phone number to the theater so you can call and see if they are sold out.

You can probably purchase your ticket online for a small fee.

Notice that it's 150 minutes. That's two and a half hours! Wow. Guess we'll get our money's worth.

Grab some friends and go see it. If you haven't yet learned about what all the hubbub is about concerning the current series of total lunar eclipses on Jewish holy days, you can catch up in only two and a half hours.

If you have been keeping up, it's a great conversation-starter to discuss this and talk about Jesus with your friends. So go for it.

Don't miss the Four Blood Moons Movie. You might be sorry if you do!


Don't miss the #FourBloodMoonsMovie! One day only. March 23, 2015! http://fourbloodmoonsmovie.com/  (Tweet that!)

Join my unofficial Facebook Party here! #FourBloodMoonsMovie (Tweet that!)

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Another Partial Solar Eclipse Will Occur on Shemitah -- Plus Easter Moments Countdown Days 13 & 12

Solar Eclipse public photo from NASA
With the total solar eclipse of March 20, 2015, in the past, we can now look forward to another partial solar eclipse falling on an important prophetic date. Does it surprise you that there will be another partial solar eclipse on the Shemitah itself?!

It did me.

Again it makes sense to give you links to articles I've already written on this blog instead of rewriting the same information. Here are two article on this very topic.

Here's the article posted on January 29 of this year:

And here's an article about my Facebook Event for the Shemitah, which you can join now, on the blog on January 31 earlier this year:

Please use the link on that page to find the Facebook Event so you'll be in the loop for articles and information when I ramp up for that event later this year. Thank you!

One last thing: 

Please don't forget the "Four Blood Moons Movie" showing one day only this coming Monday, March 23.

Find a theater near you on that site. Get your tickets now. I'll post a reminder about it again on Monday. See you then.


Does it surprise you that there will be another partial #SolarEclipse on the #Shemitah itself?! (Tweet that!)

Info on the coming #SolarEclipse in September on the #Shemitah! #DarkSun Learn here. (Tweet that!)

Join my unofficial Facebook Party here! #FourBloodMoonsMovie (Tweet that!)

Don't forget the #FourBloodMoonsMovie premiering March 23, 2015! (Tweet that!)

Easter Moments:

Friday, March 20, 2015

Today's Total Solar Eclipse: What Does It Mean? - Messianic Jewish Teacher Jonathan Cahn Video

Solar Eclipse public photo from NASA
I hope my efforts here on the blog and on the Facebook Event have made your experience of today's total Solar Eclipse impressive and memorable.

I hope I've helped you learn something new about solar eclipses and, more importantly to me, the spiritual and prophetic significance of these events.

Here's one more tidbit if interesting information:

  • Today, March 20, 2015, the same day as this partial solar eclipse is the exact mid-point of this Shemitah year according to the Jewish calendar.
To me that is absolutely fascinating, especially since the next partial solar eclipse (at least that I'm aware of) will occur exactly on the Shemitah: September 13, 2015. We will review what we've learned about that in tomorrow's post.

Today I'd like to share the same video I posted on my blog post last October 11. Instead of sending you there I'll just post the video here for your convenience. The video itself was posted on You Tube almost a year ago, on April 18, 2014.

If you think back to our world only a short year ago, we had not yet experienced much of


beheadings or

ebola coming the United States...

This video takes only 10 minutes to watch, but it is packed with information AND encouragement! Please take a little time out to watch...

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn on Blood Moons, Part 2
Jim Bakker Show 
posted April 18, 2014 

Next we'll turn our attention from today's total solar eclipse to the next events coming up:

  • the partial Solar Eclipse coming on the Shemitah day this coming September 13, 2015.
  • The Four Blood Moon Movie showing only on Monday, March 23.
  • And the, of course, the 3rd total Lunar Eclipse in the early morning hours of Passover, the day before Easter, April 4, 2015. 


Did you know today's partial #SolarEclipse is the exact mid-point of this #Shemitah year? (Tweet that!)

#SolarEclipse - What does it mean? #DarkSun Learn more!  (Tweet that!)

#Solar Eclipse - An encouraging #VideoPost from #JonathanCahn: #DarkSun (Tweet that!)

Join my unofficial Facebook Party here! #FourBloodMoonsMovie (Tweet that!)

Recap of Articles in this Series:

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Where and When to See Tomorrow's Total Solar Eclipse -- Plus Easter Moments Countdown Days 15 & 14

Solar Eclipse public photo from NASA
The March 20th, 2015, total solar eclipse will occur in the early morning hours tomorrow.

Unless you're vacationing or living with Santa Claus, you probably won't be able to see it live because it's showing at the North Pole.

I'm counting on all of us being able to see it through news on TV, perhaps photos posted online. I don't know, really. We'll all have to wait and see who helps us witness this event. I'm just sure somebody will!

If you want to know where exactly it will be visible, which is fun to know, you can see on site at this link:

This total solar eclipse will not be visible where I live in the United States. Where I live, the sun won't even be up at the time the eclipse takes place. The eclipses will take place very early tomorrow morning. Just to give you an idea, if you are somewhere in middle-America, from your vantage point the eclipse will begin somewhere around 1:40 AM and will end sometime around 5:50 AM.

Nevertheless, it's an event to be "watching" (remotely) and to be aware of.

If you find a great link to a photo, news story, scientific video, or other means of viewing this solar eclipse, would you please leave a link in the comments section below? Thanks!

Related Articles:


Who will see the March 20 #SolarEclipse? Find out here.  (Tweet that!)

What time is the March 20 #Solar Eclipse? Find it here: (Tweet that!)

Easter Moments:

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Friday's Total Solar Eclipse at the North Pole Extremely Rare

Solar Eclipse public photo from NASA
While I was reviewing my previously posted article for today, I re-discovered something I'd forgotten: the partial solar eclipse last April was visible only in southern parts of the world, such as Australia.

I didn't realize something last spring when I wrote that article because I hadn't yet learned something else: Friday's total solar eclipse will be seen at the exact opposite end of the earth. Isn't that fascinating?

I learned that Friday's solar eclipse will be visible at the North Pole only recently. And according to the article I read that in, that is very rare. I'll share that article below as well.

This week, rather than re-writing the ton of information I've already researched and written on solar eclipses, I'm re-sharing those articles. So please take a few moments to click over to the articles I'm sharing this week to review and remember what we've learned previously (I'm amazed at how much I'd forgotten):

Here is my article about last April's solar eclipse:

Here is the article I discovered just this past week. It has some really fascinating information about the rarity of Friday's eclipse:

Does it feel to you like for Friday's total solar eclipse at the North Pole it's as if God is looking down over the whole earth? 


See what's "Exceedingly Rare" about Friday's #SolarEclipse here: #DarkSun  (Tweet that!)

One #SolarEclipse was at the south end of the world. Friday's will be at the North Pole! #DarkSun Learn more!  (Tweet that!)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Science Behind Solar Eclipses Like the One Coming Friday March 20, 2015 -- Plus Easter Moments Countdown Days 17 & 16

Solar Eclipse public photo from NASA
Last June, when there was a partial solar eclipse, we looked at the science behind solar eclipses like the one coming this Friday, March 20, 2015.

I reviewed those posts as I prepared this one. There is an amazing amount of awesome and interesting information there. Obviously there's no reason to re-write it. Please allow me to direct you to that series of three posts. I hope you'll take the time to explore this information:

Part 1 explains the science when solar eclipses happen. Then I talk about why this particular one is important in light of Christian #prophecy:

Part 2 of my series of posts last summer teaches about the four types of solar eclipses. In this post you'll learn the language and find definitions of the words you'll hear, such as umbra and penumbra, which describe the two shadows the moon casts. Then you'll learn about total, partial, annular, and hybrid solar eclipses:

In Part 3 of my series of articles you'll find a schedule of five of the celestial events we're looking at on this blog:

If you're enjoying this information about the coming solar eclipse on Friday, March 20, 2015, please share it with your contacts. Thank you!

Related Links:

See when and where the eclipse will be visible:


Learn about #SolarEclipses like the one coming Friday, March 20. #DarkSun (Tweet that!)

#SolarEclipse this Friday! Learn science of when they occur. #DarkSun (Tweet that!)

#SolarEclipse March 20th. Learn the 4 types here: #DarkSun (Tweet that!)

What is the Spiritual and #Prophetic significance of Friday's #SolarEclipse? #DarkSun (Tweet that!)

Join the #SolarEclipse Virtual Watch Party on Facebook: #DarkSun  (Tweet that!)

Easter Moments:

Monday, March 16, 2015

Solar Eclipses and Lunar Eclipses and Movies, Oh My -- 3 Events You Need to Know About

Solar Eclipse public photo from NASA
We have an incredibly busy week coming up because we have three events on our horizon to talk about, the first of which is coming in the early morning hours this Friday: the total solar eclipse on March 20, 2015.

This will be followed by the third of the four total lunar eclipses, or "Blood Moons," coming early Passover morning which is Saturday April 4, 2015. Of course this event is followed closely this year by Easter on Sunday April 5th.

Then a new interesting source of information has cropped up that I want to make sure you know about. Pastor John Hagee's book about the four "Blood Moons" has been made into a movie and it is showing in theaters one day only on Monday March 23. You can find all the information right now on this one-day only movie, including where it's showing near you, here: "Four Blood Moons Movie." I'll be mentioning this more in coming posts to remind you and help spread the word so no one who wants to see it misses it.

Whew! That's a lot to cover in one week. But we're going to give it our best shot.

My focus this week will be the upcoming total solar eclipse.

I have so much information on all of this that I want to share that I'm going to add additional posts this week. Normally I post on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. However to get it all in this week I'm going to need to post every day.

Most of the information I want to share this week, however, is already on this blog. I've studied and shared about this coming solar eclipse in many earlier posts. I also promised in those posts that we'd talk more about it as it draws near. Well here we are. It's near. And what I'm going to do is simply direct you to my past posts on solar eclipses.

I have to admit as I reviewed my own posts I learned (or re-learned) a lot of info that I had forgotten. So review and repeat is good for learning. I'm going to keep my posts short this week because I want to you go check out the articles I'm directing you to.

Please follow the links to learn and prepare for the total solar eclipse coming early this Friday.

Today's link will take you to the January 10th, 2015, post which talked about this first of four amazing events happening this year.

This article includes a link to Time and Date.com with where in the world this total solar eclipse will be visible and the times it will appear. Very few people on earth will be able to observe this live. Scroll down on that page to enter your location and see where it will be visible (north pole area). Please visit that article to learn a lot more.

Also, you can join my Facebook Event to observe and celebrate this solar event. The Facebook Event has links to interesting articles about this solar eclipse. It is also a way for you to post comments or ask questions and visit with other people who are also interested in this solar eclipse. Finally, the Facebook Event is also a way you can share all this information with people you want to inform. Use the "Invite" button to invite your Facebook Friends and/or post the Event to your own timeline.

I hope you'll enjoying all the amazing information about the March 20, 2015, Solar Eclipse this week.


Learn about the March 20, 2015, Solar Eclipse #DarkSun (Tweet that!)

Learn about the Four Blood Moons Movie! #BloodMoons (Tweet that!)

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Muslim "Messianic" Expectations Align with Antichrist and False Prophet - Bible vs. Islamic Prophecy - Part 9 -- Plus Easter Moments Countdown Days 19 & 18

End Times Eyewitness:
Israel, Islam and the Unfolding
Signs of Messiah's Return
In this final post in this 9-part series on comparing and contrasting Islamic prophecies and End Times prophecies of the Bible, Joel Richardson said this:

[Joel Richardson narrating on the DVD]: "Many other similarities could be listed, but the point is clear: the expectations of many Muslims throughout the earth concerning the Mahdi, and their version of Jesus, bears a striking resemblance to what the Bible describes concerning the Antichrist and the False Prophet. Though as unusual as much of this information may be to Christians, many Muslims believe that their Mahdi is already here on the earth." 
[Joel Richard interviewing Adnar Oktar on the TV program's set:] "We're living in the time of the Mahdi right now?" 
[Adnar Oktar, Turkish Muslim Leader, Television Host [translated and captioned on DVD]: "Yes. We believe that Mahdi is come and is busy with preparation. We believe that he appeared in Istanbul. That is how it is related in the Jewish Scriptures. This is how it is related in Islamic accounts as well. The Shia accounts also state that he will appear in Istanbul. The prominent religious leaders in Iran also state that he will appear in Istanbul. There is no other time for this than now." 
[Joel Richardson summing up in narration on the DVD:] "Simply stated, in light of the many startling ways in which the Islamic Mahdi and the Muslim Jesus align with the Biblical expectations concerning the Antichrist and the False Prophet, discerning Christians would do well to be aware of the rise of Messianic expectations throughout the Islamic world, particularly in light of Jesus' warnings that the last days would be marked by the appearance of "false prophets [who] will arise and mislead many."

And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.  Matthew 24:11

This concludes this series. Stay tuned for posts on the soon coming solar eclipse on the mid-point day of this Shemitah year: March 20th. We'll get ready for that eclipse next week. Please join the Facebook Event now here:

Please Tweet these Tweetables:

Expectations of Muslims' Mahdi and their version of #Jesus bears resembles #Bible's Antichrist and False Prophet! (Tweet that!)

As unusual as this may be to #Christians many Muslims believe their Mahdi is already here on earth #JoelRichardson (Tweet that!)

Discerning #Christians should be aware of rise of #Messianic expectations thru-out Islamic world. #JoelRichardson  (Tweet that!)

#Jesus warned the last days would be marked by appearance of "false prophets [who] will arise and mislead many." (Tweet that!)

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Muslims Claim the Mahdi Will Rule for Seven Years - Bible vs. Islamic Prophecy - Part 8 -- Plus Easter Moments Countdown Days 21 & 20

End Times Eyewitness:
Israel, Islam and the Unfolding
Signs of Messiah's Return
This another interesting parallel between the Islamic "end of days prophecies" and the End Time prophecies in the Bible. (Tweet that!)

I hope you understand there is no coincidence in all these parallels. (Tweet that!) The evil one, Satan, is very well aware of what God has predicted in His Word, the Bible. Satan has been around since before the Bible was written and he is well aware of what it says. (Tweet that!)

Also, Satan is very good at counterfeiting what God has created (because Satan cannot create anything on his own). (Tweet that!) So all the so-called "prophecies" that Islam teaches and believes are counterfeited and twisted from what God has done.

For example the true God is one God expressed in the Father, the Son which is Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. (These three are known as the Trinity.) According to the book of Revelation in the Bible, in the End Times Satan will mimic this holy Trinity with his own unholy trinity: The Beast (Satan himself), the Antichrist, and the False Prophet. (Tweet that!)

So it's no coincidence at all that the "prophecies" of Islam also talk of a 7-year rule of Antichrist, as the Bible does. (Tweet that!)  Here is another byte from the "End Times Eyewitness" DVD:

[Joel Richardson's introduction to this portion of the DVD:] "To discuss the Muslim expectations concerning their two primary Messiah figures, I sat down with two Muslim leaders. The first was Adnar Oktar of Istanbul. And the second was Sheikh Ekrima Said Sabri. Sabri is the President of Quranic and Islamic Studies at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem." 
[A little later, Joel Richardson narrating on the DVD:] "Because the Bible teaches that the Antichrist will rule for a period of seven years, many Christians are surprised to find out that according to Islamic prophecy the Mahdi will also rule specifically for a period of seven years." 
[Sheikh Ekrima Said Sabri, translated in captions on DVD:] "There is more than one tradition concerning how long the rule of the Mahdi will be. The most common version is seven years."
(Tweet that!)

When the Bible speaks of the last 7 years, these seven years are divided into two: the first 3.5 years of a "false peace" when everything appears to be going great under the rule of the Antichrist (although anyone who follows and worships the true God will be persecuted and, if they don't denounce Him, will be killed. So it's really not so great after all.)

The Antichrist will then set himself up as "God" in the Jewish rebuilt Temple, which is the Abomination that Causes Desolation. During the second 3.5 years then all hell breaks loose leading up to the Battle of Armageddon -- in which God and his people are victorious over the Antichrist and all evil -- and the end of all as we know it. 

Here are some Bible prophecies about the last 7 years of life on earth as we know it now:

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, "Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth." (Revelation 11:1-3, ESV)

Remember that on the Hebrew/Jewish calendar a month is 30 days, so 1,260 days equals 42 months which equals 3.5 years. (Tweet that!)

In some Bible verses this 3.5 years is said this way:

  • "a time, and times, and half a time"
  • interpreted as a year plus two years plus half a year ( or 1 + 2 + 1/2 = 3 1/2 years)

Also, for more please take the time to look at these verses:

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Easter Moments:

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Muslim Mahdi Will Rule with Help of Djinn Demons - Bible vs. Islamic Prophecy - Part 7 -- Plus Easter Moments Countdown Days 23 & 22

End Times Eyewitness:
Israel, Islam and the Unfolding
Signs of Messiah's Return
Here, Joel Richardson discusses more about Muslim expectations concerning their two primary Messiah figures with Adnar Oktar of Istanbul, Turkish Muslim Leader, a controversial television host.

[Joel Richardson narrating on the DVD:] "Mr. Oktar even went to far as to claim that during the time of the Mahdi, humans and Djin, essentially the Muslim version of demons, freely communicate and interact. Mr. Oktar even went to far as to claim that Djin would play a premier role in causing Islam to prevail throughout the world." 
[Joel Richardson speaking to Oktar on the set of the TV show:] "You mentioned that during the time of the Mahdi, that the Djin would freely interact with the humans and that they would be able to freely communicate. Could you explain that in a little more detail?" 
[Adnar Oktar, Turkish Muslim Leader, Television Host as translated and captioned on DVD]: "Yes, the Mahdi will communicate with the djinns. Mahdi is the leader of both djinns and of men. Muslim djinns, djinns that believe in God, will assist the Muslims in making Islam prevail throughout the world."

Here's my recap of some of the twisted lies Muslim believe that we've learned about:
  • The Mahdi (Muslim religious / military / political leader) will rule the world from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem,
  • He will accomplish this along with the "Muslim Jesus" who will return to earth to tell everyone he never died on the cross and everyone should convert to Islam (something the true Jesus would never say or do)
  • and the Mahdi will accomplish all this with help of Djinn which are the Muslim version of demons.

Do not be deceived. Someone called "Jesus" working along side demons to rule the world? This is not the real Jesus. This is pure evil.

The true Jesus is the Light of the World. Evil is darkness. Here's a word from the true Word of God:

What fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ [Jesus] with Belial [Satan]? 
Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? 
What agreement has the temple of God with idols? 


Joel Richardson discusses more about Muslim expectations concerning their two primary Messiah figures. (Tweet this!)

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Will the Muslim Caliph Rule from the Temple Mount? - Bible vs. Islamic Prophecy - Part 6 -- Plus Easter Moments Countdown Days 25 & 24

End Times Eyewitness:
Israel, Islam and the Unfolding
Signs of Messiah's Return
This is Part 6 post of a 9-part series on what Islam teaches about "End Times" prophecy. (Tweet that!) It amazes me that Islam even has prophecies of the "End Times" and I wonder if it did from its beginning (the 7th century A.D.). (Tweet that!) It's so clear to see how the End Times prophecies in the Bible have been stolen and twisted into something close but different...and yet the same because the "messiah figures" of Islam have written themselves right into the Bible prophecies of the Antichrist and his False Prophet -- the agents of evil. (Tweet that!)

Satan's mission is to steal, kill, and destroy and he thinks that by "stealing" the Bible prophecies -- which were actually written about him -- twisting them into something that looks attractive to some, he can kill the people who truly love God and destroy God's prophecies of the End Times. But the fact is the End Times prophecies will play out just as God has said and God is the Victor, not Satan. (Tweet that!)

I am presenting this series of blog posts to inform Christians (because I know you'll be fascinated as I am!), and to educate those who do not know about these things (Tweet that!) so you will not be taken in by the twisted lies but will see the truth of the Lord Jesus Christ -- and therefore will follow him only. (Tweet that!)

If you have not read the previous posts in this series, you will find links to them under "Related Posts" at the bottom of this post.

My thanks to Joel Richardson and his team for creating this enlightening DVD. Here's another piece of interesting information form the DVD:

Joel Richardson introduced this section of the DVD with this: "To discuss the Muslim expectations concerning their two primary Messiah figures, I sat down with two Muslim leaders. The first was Adnar Oktar of Istanbul. And the second was Sheikh Ekrima Said Sabri. Sabri is the President of Quranic and Islamic Studies at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem...."

Continuing a bit later on the DVD:

Joel Richardson: "...according to Islamic prophecy, the Mahdi will be a Muslim Caliph, or a global Muslim leader, together with the Muslim Jesus, will actually establish his seat of Islamic authority on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem." 
[Sabri,explaining Muslim beliefs as translated in captions on DVD:] "The Mahdi will be Caliph for the Muslims. The Muslims will follow him and his rule. Due to the fact that Jerusalem and Palestine are the center of the Islamic world, there can be no question that the Muslims and the Mahdi will be established there during that period of time. When Mahdi will come at the end of days his rule will not stand only in Jerusalem or Palestine but in all the world."

Do not be deceived. This is not the true Jesus. (Tweet that!) This is the Antichrist and his False Prophet who have come to deceive the whole world (if that were possible). His mission is to steal the position of King that the real Jesus truly owns, to kill and destroy the people who love the true Jesus. (Tweet that!) The Antichrist and his False Prophet will be able to wreak havoc in this world, but ultimately they will not succeed. (Tweet that!)

So who will you follow? Can you tell the difference between the players? (Tweet that!) Between the real Jesus and this masked impostor called the "Muslim Jesus"? (Tweet that!)

Jesus said to them: “Watch out that no one deceives you. Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and will deceive many. (Mark 13:5-6)

“Teacher,” they asked, “when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to take place?” 
He replied: “Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them. (Luke 21:7-8) 

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sacrifices Being Performed at the Rebuilt Jewish Temple - Bible vs. Islamic Prophecy - Part 5 -- Plus Easter Moments Countdown Days 27 & 26

In this segment, Joel Richardson continues his discussion of the Muslim expectations concerning their two primary Messiah figures with Adnar Oktar of Istanbul, Turkish Muslim Leader, a controversial television host.

Mr. Richardson asks Mr. Oktar about the Muslim view of important Bible prophecy about the resumption of sacrifices at the Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. (Tweet that!)

[Joel Richardson speaking on the DVD]: "I also asked Mr. Oktar about his belief that during the time of the Mahdi's reign, sacrifices and offerings will be reinstated on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. His response was very revealing." 
[Adnar Oktar, Turkish Muslim Leader, Television Host, translated and captioned on DVD]: "At this moment in time, neither Christians, nor Jews, nor Muslims can slaughter their sacrifices there. At the time of the Mahdi -- and we believe that we are at that time -- both offerings and sacrifices will be freely performed there. This will be among the first acts of Mahdi; the rebuilding of Prophet Solomon's House of Worship so that all believers may freely offer their sacrifices, offerings and prayers there."

This is the first I have heard of Islam religion having any kind of sacrifices. What are the Muslim sacrifices anyway? Is there any such thing? (Tweet that!) There are not different sacrifices for different religions doing whatever sacrifices they want on the Temple Mount. Doing such a thing is a perversion. (Tweet that!)

Of course this also reveals the ignorance of a Muslim leader who thinks Christians offer sacrifices on the Temple Mount. Christians do not. We do not because Jesus Christ is our Passover Lamb slain for us. (Tweet that!)

For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 1 Corinthians 5:7

All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world. Revelation 13:8, (emphasis added)

Bible prophecies do state that in the End Times, the Jewish Temple will be rebuilt on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and sacrifices will resume there temporarily...until the Antichrist puts a stop to them. (Tweet that!) The Antichrist will confirm a 7-year covenant but will break it half way through, after three and a half years. That prophecy is found here:

He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.” 
Daniel 9:27

“His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress and will abolish the daily sacrifice. Then they will set up the abomination that causes desolation.

Here are some important realities:

  • The pattern of the Tabernacle (in Moses' day) and the later Temple (in David's son Solomon's day) in Jerusalem is a working picture of the Messiah's work to redeem mankind from sin to the One True God. 
  • The picture of the Temple was completely fulfilled in the work of the Lord Jesus Christ when He, Who is God come in flesh, came. (Tweet that!)
  • This same Temple will be rebuilt and the Hebrew/Jewish sacrifices will resume just before the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ in flesh to the Temple Mount. This is Bible prophecy. (Tweet that!)

(I taught more about the Temple and the sacrifices picturing the Lord Jesus Christ in my book Prophecies Fulfilled in the Life of Jesus. There are still a few copies of that book available. To get yours, follow that link, click "See All Buying Options," and purchase from Connect Books.)

Any other sacrifices -- other than those given to the Jewish people to perform in the Old Testament of the Bible -- are a perversion and an abomination. (Tweet that!)

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