SID: Hello, Sid Roth here with Mark Biltz. Mark, you had a revelation last night. I’m still staggered by it. Explain.
MARK: Sure. As I was dreaming last night, all of a sudden I woke up, and the revelation hit me as far as what’s happened to the word of God. I kind of think of it as a prune, or let’s say something that’s been dehydrated. All the water’s been taken out of it. That’s how people sometimes view the Torah or the word of God. It needs to be hydrated. You need to have… Yeshua is the river of life, the living water. I think what has happened, a lot of people have taken the living water out of the word, and we need to rehydrate it.
SID: And when it’s hydrated, you find out the most amazing things. Speaking of hydrated with the Spirit of God, the Messiah said there’d strange signs in the atmosphere, in the sky, and you found out something amazing.
MARK: Yes. What’s amazing to me is, Yeshua said there would be signs in the heavens: the sun would turn dark, the moon would turn to blood, or red. It quotes that in Joel as well. I thought this sounds like a total eclipse of the moon, a total eclipse of the sun. So I went to NASA’s website. Because God is so mathematical, when He created the sun, moon, and stars, they can project all of the eclipses, thousands of years backward and forward. In Genesis 1:14, God said He created the sun and moon for signs. In Hebrew, the word there is “oath”, and it means “signals.” The main purpose of the sun and moon was that God wanted to send us signals. Then it says “for seasons.” We think winter, spring, summer, fall, but the Hebrew word is the same translated as “festival.” So the sun and moon, God created as signals on His feast days for signs of His appearing. Then it says it’s for days and years. So I went to NASA’s website and looked, and lo and behold, there are four total eclipses of the moon back to back in 2014 and 2015. NASA calls it a tetrad, where there’s no partial eclipses in the middle. I looked at it on our normal calendar and didn’t notice anything, then I thought, well, I have to look at the biblical calendar. So I switched the dates to the biblical calendar, and behold, in 2014, on the first day of Passover, is when we have a total eclipse of the moon. The next one is on the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, then again in 2015 there’s a total eclipse of the moon on Passover again, then again on the Feast of Tabernacles.
SID: Now looking back in the past, when there have been these total eclipses on these set appointments from God, these biblical feasts, there are some amazing, significant, prophetic things that have happened.
MARK: Yes. These tetrads, or these four moons, total eclipses of them, happen rarely. But last century they happened twice. 1967 and 1968, when Jerusalem was recaptured, on Passover and Tabernacles, Passover and Tabernacles. And then again right after Israel became a nation in 1948, it happened in 1949 and 1950. So I thought, oh my gosh, this is tied to Israel. I looked in the 1800s, there weren’t any, 1700s there weren’t any, 1600s there weren’t any. In the 1500s there were like four or five times, but none of them fell on the feast days. Then in 1492 is when all the Jews were kicked out of Spain, and in 1493 and 1494, the same thing. I thought, wow, 2014 and 2015 looks like it’s going to be pretty significant.
SID: We know it’s going to be significant, just based on what you’ve said. A little sanctified speculation; what might happen. Might. I know we can’t predict, but might.
MARK: Yeah, I don’t predict anything, but I think this is a sign that will happen during the tribulation, at some period of the seven year tribulation. I don’t know if it’s in the beginning, middle, or end. I think that God is trying to signal His people that there’s something significant that’ll be happening in 2014 and 2015. And the reason for that too is, I thought, what about the solar eclipse, because He also said the sun would turn dark. So I looked at NASA’s website, correlated it to the biblical holidays. It so happens Nissan 1, let’s say roughly April 1st, God told Moses to change the calendar that began in the fall to begin in the spring, for the religious calendar. It so happens, on Nissan 1 is when Moses set up the tabernacle. There’s a total eclipse of the sun on the first day of the religious calendar. Then two weeks later on Passover, the total lunar eclipse. Then there’s another solar eclipse on the Feast of Trumpets, followed by another total lunar eclipse on Tabernacles in 2015.
SID: What feast is the Messiah going to return on?
MARK: I think His feet will land on the Mount of Olives… People mean different things by “return”,
but in Zechariah 14 it says His feet will land on the Mount of Olives, it’ll split in two. Then three times in Zechariah 14, it talks about everyone, from all the nations of the world, have to come to Jerusalem to keep the Feast of Tabernacles, which has to do with Yeshua tabernacling among men for the thousand year reign. So I believe His feet will land on the Mount of Olives on Yom Kippur, then five days later you have
the Feast of Tabernacles, He’ll begin His millennial reign.
SID: What doesn’t make sense to me is, the first church was all Jewish, observed all of God’s feasts. Then there was an interim period where the feasts stopped. Then in the millennium, as you just mentioned,
Zechariah says we’ll start resuming the Feast of Tabernacles. Isaiah talks about the Sabbath. All these things are going to be renewed. Now we know these feasts have nothing to do with our relationship with God, the cleansing of our sin, the atonement of our sin, our righteousness. It has nothing to do with that.
But it has a lot to do with understanding the times and seasons that we’re living in.
MARK: Oh definitely, definitely. We’ll be sitting down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at that feast. And like you said, it’s not a salvation thing. But I tell you what, how many people want to be at the wedding supper of the Lamb? If you want to be there, it’d be good to be at the dress rehearsals to know what’s expected.
SID: Speaking of dress rehearsals, do you know that you can have a dress rehearsal for heaven? You really can. You can experience heaven while you’re still on earth. You can experience the kingdom of heaven, the rule of heaven. You don’t have to put up with all the nonsense that life has to offer. You can have an encounter with God for yourself. I’m not talking about religion, I’m not talking about terminology, like being born again, or saved, or any of these things that are turn-offs to most people. But there’s something that’s not a turn-off, and that’s having intimacy with God for yourself. Whatever your religion, do you have intimacy with God? I’m not talking about knowing and believing in Him, I’m talking about intimacy with Him. I’m talking about hearing His voice. I’m talking about walking in divine peace. I’m talking about fulfilling destiny. There’s only one way to know God, and that’s the Passover Lamb has been slain. His name? Yeshua in Hebrew, Jesus in English. And all that blood that flowed washed away every one of your sins. Although you think you’re a pretty good person, God says all of your righteousness is as of unclean linen in His sight, because compared to His holiness, you’re unrighteous. So you need His blood. You need the blood to wash away your sins. Tell Him this. Say “I believe the blood of Jesus washes away my sins, and I’m clean. And now that I’m clean, Jesus, live inside of me. I make You my Lord and Savior.” Amen. That’s it.© Copyright 2009 sidroth, All rights Reserved. Written For: Sid Roth "It's Supernatural"