Meridian Star

October 19, 2013

Signposts on the road to Armageddon

By N. Brad Carter, JR PE / guest columnist
The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN — God says in Genesis 1:14, that He controls all space and its’ order for He created it when He said let there be light. Not only did he give us light, God said, “let them (the sun, the moon and stars) be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.”  

    Dr. Luke provided the same statement as a disciple of Christ when he said, in Luke 21:25 “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars.”

    Blood red moons are a rather common occurrence throughout history.  When four in a row occur consecutively the question must be asked, what does this mean? The dictionary defines tetrad as a group or arrangements of four occurrences in a row.  

    One must ask, what  causes a blood red moon to occur? A lunar eclipse is when the earth passes between the sun and the moon blocking the light from the sun and preventing the reflective condition from the moon. As the multi-colored light path passes around the earth toward the moon the light rays are interrupted allowing only the blood red rays to penetrate the atmosphere.  

    This condition sometimes frightens people. But, what does God say about it?

    When we observe the precise timing of everything in the universe and the source of life, as we know it, is dictated by the sun and the referenced days cannot be regarded as coincidence.  

    All four blood moons of 2014/15 which occur on God’s claimed (My feasts) festivals for Israel, together with two eclipses of the sun have a billboard effect on important days in these years. I met with NASA engineer Don Riley this past week-end and was amazed at his description of the preciseness that NASA must mathematically track the heavens in order to predict the lead intercept point in the trajectory of any satellite or rocket for  any point in space.   

    The upcoming blood red moon tetrad was discovered by Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries. He found that this is a very rare event that has only happened seven times since the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.  

    Michael Snyder, published 9/2/13 in “Truth” an article titled, The Blood Red Moons Of 2014 And 2015: An Omen Of War For Israel? In this article he questions whether Israel will be involved in an all out war during the blood red moons of 2014 and 2015?  

    As this possibility looms another question comes to our mind regarding the “world age.” Does the timing in our earth life cycle provide a clue to the Coming of the Lord spoken of so frequently in the Bible? The Bible prerequisite is quite clear and speaks for itself as follows.    

    “And I will show wonders in the heavens, and in the earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of Jehovah.” (Joel 2:30-31)

    Could this be the timing and signpost for the Coming of the Lord?

    Matthew writes, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” (Mat 24:29-30)