Monday, February 17, 2014

Blood Moons, the Anti-Christ and Some Things to Consider

This last week I began studying some things about the Blood moons coming in 2014 and 2015, but also 2016 and 2017. Now I'd been hearing about the Blood moons for several years now, and initially I was hearing about the ones in 2016 and 2017, but this week my Dad gave me a link to watch one by John Kirkpatrick (who admits getting some of his information from John Hagee...a pre-tribber). - click on Blood Moons part 2

A couple of things that Kirkpatrick said:  that the solar eclipses are for signs to the world, while lunar eclipses are for signs to Israel. He also said something about the Anti-Christ not being revealed until after the Rapture of the Church, which doesn't line up with the Bible:

2Th 2:2  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
2Th 2:3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

So while the 2014 and 2015 lunar eclipses line up with Jewish feasts, so do the ones in 2017, and according to the NASA calculations the one in 2017 is between two solar eclipses (or visa a versa).

One thing I did find interesting when I began looking at the span of days, looking for the 1260 days or 3.5 years spoken of as being significant for the last part of the Tribulation period. From April 15 2014 to September 26/27 of 2017 (one of the Fall Feasts of the Lord) it is exactly 1260 days.

The reason that is significant is that April 15, 2014 is supposedly when they (the government) is going to begin implementing mandatory chipping. We'll see. Of course, for that to happen then it would mean that the Anti-Christ is already on the scene.

I do have some thoughts about that and also was studying that a bit more this week. However, I did find a series of Youtube videos that put forth some interesting ideas, based on facts and scripture, about the possible identity of the Antichrist. 

Of course, some of it will require you to put aside some of the accepted end times teaching, like the Antichrist will arise out of a revived Roman Empire (which probably really isn't scriptural anyway). Another teaching that is perhaps based on more of a misunderstanding of the Daniel's prophecy is that the seven years given to the Jews must all occur at the End of the Age. It is possible, as some scholars suggest, that that week of years was partially fulfilled by the 3.5 years of Christ's ministry, and that the final 3.5 years will be fulfilled by the Antichrist's rule. Interesting idea.

Remember, the Bible clearly says that some things will not be understand or even revealed until the time of the End. Well we're in that time, so it is possible that some teachings that you have been taught are based on an unclear understanding of the Bible. This means that you might have to put aside some of those teachings and see what the Word really says.

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