Next week on 31st, we will have what NASA has called a “super blue blood moon.” On this day, we will have a super moon, a blue moon and blood moon all in one event. A super moon occurs when the moon is at a point in its orbit when it is closest to the earth. When this happens, the moon appears 14% brighter and 30% larger. The super moon will also be a blue moon which is a term used for a second full moon to occur in the same month. This happens about once every 2.5 years. As if that’s not significant enough, there will also be a lunar eclipse occurring at the same time. A lunar eclipse happens when the earth comes between the sun and the moon, casting its shadow on the moon. Only the light refracted through Earth’s atmosphere is visible on the moons surface, producing a red-brown tint during totality leading to its name as a “blood moon”. According to NASA,
If you live in North America, Alaska, or Hawaii, the eclipse will be visible before sunrise on Jan. 31. For those in the Middle East, Asia, eastern Russia, Australia and New Zealand, the “super blue blood moon” can be seen during moon rise in the morning on the 31st.
Not only that, this super blue blood moon is the third of a series consecutive of super moons that have been occurring since December 2017. The first occurred on the 3rd of December 2017, the second on 1st January 2018 and the final one being on 31st January.
Is there any spiritual significance to all this? The bible says that,
“Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.” 2 Corinthians 13:1 (New International Version)
We need to see if more information confirms the significance of this super moon triad. Lets start by observing if there is any significance to the dates that the super moons occur on. The first date, the 3rd of December was the time when unconfirmed reports were emerging that United States President Trump would make a formal declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He later did so that same week. The second date, the 1st of January was New Years day on the Gregorian calendar. The third date, the 31st of January will be the New Year for Trees on the Jewish calendar, or Tu B’Shevat in Hebrew. Many may not be familiar with this day and so we shall briefly discuss this day.
Tu B’Shevat is the new year for the purpose of calculating the age of trees for tithing. See Lev. 19:23-25, which states that fruit from trees may not be eaten during the first three years; the fourth year’s fruit is for God, and after that, you can eat the fruit. Each tree is considered to have aged one year as of Tu B’Shevat……
This date on the Jewish calendar also marks the start of spring in Israel, since the earliest blooming trees begin a new fruit bearing cycle. The Hebrew for Christians website adds,
Finally, in 1948 the Zionist dream of an independent State of Israel miraculously came to pass, and one of the first things the settlers did when they came back to their land was to plant trees and develop moshavim (collective farms). Reforesting the land by planting trees during Tu B’Shevat eventually became national custom.
When we turn to the bible, in Luke 21: 25-31 Jesus told his disciples,
“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
He told them this parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees. When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near. Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near. (New International Version)
Many bible scholars have always taught that in the scripture above Israel is the fig tree and that when the Jews returned to their land, it was a fulfillment of the fig tree sprouting. Amazingly, as has been mentioned, the new settlers even facilitated the fulfillment of this scripture by planting trees and making it a custom and an annual observance especially on the New Year of trees. This linked tree planting with the foundation of Israel further confirming this scripture. And now in our day, we are having this day occur during a super moon, a blue moon and a blood moon! Remember what the bible says about why God created the sun and moon?
And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred (appointed) times, and days and years…Genesis 1:14 (New International Version)
One has to wonder, wasn’t Jesus emphasizing the significance of this day in our time? The fact that we have this mega convergence on one day cannot be ignored and seems to highlight the importance of this particular day this year, not only in regards to Israel but also the nearness of Christ return as the scripture in Luke mentions. This also confirms the dream shared in the previous post, which emphasized the shortness of time before the rapture! Pray about this information so that God will continue revealing to all of us more on this sign.