Yesterday, April 14th at sundown, began the annual Feast of Passover which is celebrated all over the world – both by faithful Jews, and gentile believers in Jesus the Messiah. God ordained this holiday to be observed each year as a reminder of the Jewish people’s deliverance from Egyptian bondage (See Leviticus 23: 4-5). For us believers in Jesus Christ (Messiah), it also commemorates our deliverance from the bondage of sin when we were saved, born again, and washed clean by the blood of Jesus on the cross of Calvary. Our Savior and Lord was the ultimate fulfillment of the Passover Feast, because He was the Holy Lamb of God that was sacrificed for our redemption.
This year’s Passover celebration is unique.
This year’s Passover, we believe, has prophetic significance, since it coincides with an unusual celestial phenomena know as, “The Blood Moon.” Last night we had a Lunar Eclipse between the morning hours of 1:58 and 3:45 am. Here on the East Coast of Florida, USA, we were up during the night making observations, praying, and taking photos. It was truly a spectacular sight, and we marveled at God’s beauty, handiwork, and perfect sovereignty over the universe. Many are also predicting that God has given us a sign that something very important is about to transpire in the nation of Israel and the world.
Is this Passover Blood Moon a sign of a world-shattering events about to happen in Israel? Or, a sign of the end of days? We don’t know for sure. But we do know that God gives us signs and wonders in advance of significant events, to let us know something is about to happen.
“Surely the Lord God will do nothing, before he reveals his secret unto his servants the prophets.” – Amos 3:7
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity…” – Luke 21-25-27
“Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.” – Matthew 24:42
Last night’s Passover Blood Moon is the first of four Blood Moons that will be occurring within six months of each other. The next Blood Moon will occur on October 8, the third again on April 4, 2015, and the final on September 28, 2015. Although Blood Moons have occurred throughout human history, this tetrad of four Blood Moons in such short intervals of time of from each other is leaving even scientist scratching their heads and wondering, “What’s going on?”
It’s exciting to be alive in these end times.
Two thousand years ago, Jesus predicted these days and said, “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption is near.” (Luke 21:28 ).
Are you ready to meet Jesus if He returns today? If not, pray and repent of your sins. Ask Him to forgive you and cleans you with His precious blood. Receive Him as the Savior and Lord of your life. Amen.
– Luis Josephus
*Happy Passover greeting in Hebrew is “Chag Pesach Sameach”.
NOTE: The next Blood Moon this year will also occur on the first day of the biblical Feast of Tabernacles, October 28, 2014. And then again on September 28, 2015. Just a coincidence?
RIGHT: Photo of Blood Moon as it passed last night over Port Orange, Florida, USA. Courtesy of CNN.