July 27, 2018 - A. V. Rauf
Blood Moon and Conjunction of the Planet Mars: A two-fold Harbinger??
Joel 2:28-32—And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. 30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come. 32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.
On Friday, July 27, 2018 some very interesting astronomical events are about to unfold: To begin with, Mars will be at opposition or directly opposite the sun and making a 15-year close approach to Earth. Second, Mars and the full moon will be in conjunction( less than 10 degrees apart.) And ultimately, the moon will pass through the shadow of Earth, producing the longest lunar eclipse in a century.
Aside from being the longest eclipse of the century, the totality of this eclipse will focus on the Middle East. The Mars factor shines light on the geographic location that happens to be the location of the beginning and most likely the very end of civilization as described in the Bible: the Middle East. What is equally as interesting is how so few countries won’t witness any of it including the United States, Canada, and much of Central America (Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama), Cuba and Greenland. People in North America will not be able to see the eclipse. The totality of the eclipse happens mostly on the opposite side of the world. To be specific, The entire nation of Israel, who just days ago confirmed the Nation-state Bill to a law……Please read this:
…..as well as almost all of the Middle East will witness the nearly 2-hour long Blood Moon.. Totality for this Blood Moon will last for 103 minutes in Israel.
With the Nation-State Law now officially recognized, it seems God is shifting his attention back to the nation of Israel.
The Planet Mars, often referred to as the “Red” Planet will have no trouble being seen through the glare of the full Moon because Mars itself is so luminous–almost three times brighter than Sirius, the brightest star in the sky.
This total lunar eclipse is the second of the 3 eclipses that have already occurred (solar eclipse on July 13, 2018) or will occur (July 27th: total eclipse of the Moon and August 11th: partial solar eclipse)within one month between July and August of 2018.
The Latin name of the war-god Mars doesn’t occur in the Bible; only that of its Greek counterpart Ares, and that only in the form of the compound name Αρειος Παγος; Areopagus, which the KJV translates with Mars Hill:
Acts 17:19-22—And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is? 20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean. 21 (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.) 22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious……
Mars was known as the Roman god of war and second only to Jupiter in the Roman pantheon. Although most of the myths involving the god were borrowed from the Greek god of war Ares, Mars, nevertheless, had some features which were rather interesting……
The pantheon of the Romans and the Greeks consisted largely of the same or similar gods, but there is a distinct difference between Mars and Ares. Ares was the god of actual combat and the destruction that ensued whereas Mars on the on the other hand…ARE YOU READY FOR THIS: BECAME THE GOD OF PEACE BY MEANS OF MILITARY SUPERIORITY. Mars could also be the seen as the god of husbandry, of shepherds and seers. Upon reading this, several scriptures came to mind:
Daniel 8:23-25-—And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. 24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. 25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, AND BY PEACE SHALL DESTROY MANY: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
Daniel 11:21-24—And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries. 22 And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant. 23 And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.24 He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers’ fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time….
Zechariah 11:17-–Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.
By the way, that last scripture provides what will be a physical description of the coming world leader , otherwise known as AntiChrist.
Revelation 6:1-4—And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. 2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. 3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. 4 And there went out another horse that was RED: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
Most Bible scholars agree that the man described in verse two is none other then the Anti-Christ. What follows him is a Red Horse and to him is given power to take peace from the earth and a great sword which is often idiomatic of war.
As this rare phenomenon is about to place, coincidentally, scientists have uncovered “a stable body of liquid water” on Mars, in what some are calling a “game changer” in the search for extraterrestrial life. I for one strongly believe that when the Rapture of the Church takes place, the secular explanation for the disappearance of millions of Christians would be directly connected to extraterrestrial phenomenon.
According to a Fox News Report, what is believed to be liquid water is sitting below Mars’ southern polar ice cap and is described as a “well-defined, 20-kilometer-wide zone.” 20 kilometers is roughly 12.5 miles.
The report goes on to mention that: “The water is likely to be below the freezing point for water (32°F or 0°C) given its location beneath the ice cap, but the presence of minerals such as magnesium, calcium and sodium perchlorate in the soil of the northern plains of Mars, “support the presence of liquid water at the base of the polar deposits.”
The presence of these minerals could help form a brine with the water, which would allow it to remain liquid, a reaction that already exists on Earth in areas like Antarctica.”
Here is the full article:
Could it be that this rare Blood Moon which for the most part will be visible mainly in the Middle East, where much conflict has been taking place, coupled with the conjunction of the Planet Mars is a MAJOR harbinger as to what is about to take place in the Middle East that will directly affect the entire globe?
War in the Middle East, followed by the arrival of the coming world leader to bring peace….This is exactly how the tribulation period will begin!
John 5:43-–I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Bible does not lie. What is written will surely come to pass. We shall find out very, very soon.