By N. Brad Carter, JR PE / guest columnist
The Meridian Star
Prophecy that is fulfilled is the proof or fact behind the faith of any believer. God said I want to prove to you that your faith in me is faith in the one and only God. All prophecy is about Jesus! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. (Rev19:10) God records in Isaiah 42:8-9 (NLT) that “My name is the LORD! ... I will not give my glory to anyone else, nor share my praise with carved idols … Everything I prophesied has come true … I will tell you the future before it happens."
In the previous chapter in Isaiah 41:21 Israel was placing it’s demand for other gods and God said to Israel and other nations, "Present the case for your idols and gods … Let them show what they can do."
Or let them tell us what the future holds, so we can know what's going to happen. Verse 23 says, show the things that are to come that we may know you are gods. In verse 29 Isaiah says, other gods are all vanity; their works are nothing: their molten images are wind and confusion. Any belief outside of the One True God is empty, vanity and vexation. Prophecy fulfillment that is seen in secular historical proof or fact confirms faith in Jehovah God.
God has a plan for his creation that is recorded from Genesis to Revelation in his inspired Word. It is essential that our mind and heart be sensitive to the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Many in the ministry world deliberately refuse to allow God to present apocalyptic study.
Some deliberately refuse to allow the mind to explore the mystery associated with the prophetic Scriptures. However, an undeniable event is about to crash into this milky way for all mankind to see.
Four blood red moons consecutively occurring and called a Tetrad is about to happen in which God has timed their entry into the heavens. There will be two total eclipses in the middle of the timing for two blood red moons. Is the bible an astrology book for the world? No, it is a billboard sign in the sky to grab the attention of Israel and believers.
Last year the media and the world closed out the year wondering if the Mayan calendar would foretell the end of the world and the end of time. Everyone wants to know what will happen tomorrow. God has chosen to deliberately keep timing disclosure information to Himself and spare the hysteria of the end time events.
Unlike the Mayan calendar that evolved from man’s timing, God is in control and will make His sovereign plan secure and on time.
The accuracy of the Bible is without a valid challenge and predictions simply do not miss. When God does not speak the Word as instructed in Deuteronomy 18:22 and it does “not happen or come to pass, that is a thing which the LORD has not spoken.” Thus, some things are spoken by man.
What about the blood red moons? Are they like the Mayan end of the age? Is this a time line event with God trying to give His creation a warning to a limit switch? God is certainly saying, I am relevant, I am alive and I intend to keep the Word I have spoken.
Two weeks ago we looked at the next Passover blood red moon phenomena predicted for April 15, 2014. In the coming weeks we will look at the predicted lunar events surrounding the Tetrad.
Why is the timing of blood red moons important? God said to tell the children of Israel, “The feasts of the LORD are … holy convocations … and these are My feasts." The coming Tetrad will occur on four feast days, Passover and Sukkoth. Each of the blood red moons will provide a signal from God, a signpost from the heavens.
It is exceptionally rare for the creator of the Universe to align the sun and the moon to cause four total lunar eclipses or blood red moons. It has happened only three times in the last five hundred years when linked to Hebrew history.
Now, it is about to happen the fourth time in 2014 and 2015. This event may be as great a signal as the “star in the east” that directed the wise men to the birth of Christ.
N. Brad Carter is a bible class teacher on WMER (1390 AM) Radio. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.