Monday, July 20, 2009

Signs & The Solar Eclipse

From Julie Ferwerda at

There are things of interest this month. First of all, there is a total solar eclipse on the 1st of Av (July 21) that you might want to put on your calendar. I don't know if you'll be able to see it or not (I don't know what latitude it occurs at) but seeing it is not why it's noteworthy so much. This solar eclipse is the second of three consecutive total solar eclipses on the 1st of Av, beginning last July 08. If you watched Mark Biltz videos I recommended this past week, you'll understand more of what I'm talking about. Basically, Mark says that throughout the Bible and history, a solar eclipse is God's declaration of judgment on the nations (not Israel). And he also says that lunar eclipses are declarations of God's judgment on Israel. If you watched the videos, you'll be up on the tetrads coming in 2014 and 2015. Very enlightening!

The second thing to be aware of is the 9th of Av (July 30). Historically, this is a landmark for all kinds of happenings to Israel, all of which are bad. Says Wikipedia :

According to the Mishnah (Taanit 4:6), the day commemorates five events: the destruction of the Temples (note the plural), the return of the twelve scouts sent by Moses to observe the land of Canaan (with a bad report by ten resulting in terrible consequences for boht the spies and Israel), the razing of Jerusalem following the siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD, and the failure of Bar Kokhba's revolt against the Roman Empire.

See what has happened in history on the 9th of Av (July 30).

Watch Mark Biltz explain the significance of the solar and lunar eclipses.

Part 1 here

Part 2 here

See related video Season of Signs: Passover Through Pentecost 2009

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