Tetrad: Group of four, in this case 4 blood moons or 4 lunar eclipses. When 4 consecutive eclipses are all total (as opposed to partial) eclipses it is known as a tetrad. There were no tetrads from 1600-1900 and there will be 8 tetrads in the 21st century. The total number of tetrads since Yeshua is 8.
The uniqueness of this series of blood moons lies in their corresponding time frame with the Jewish Feast days. Only 7 times since 3000 B.C. have there been lunar tetrads corresponding with Jewish Feasts. Again, we see the number 7 signifying Yahweh’s hand of perfection marking these events. If we look at each of the seven times this has happened we can begin to unravel the prophetic meaning. The prophetic interpretation is more specific than “something bad will happen”. Paul Grevas has compiled detailed illustrations using sources from NASA showing what took place during the previous lunar tetrads corresponding with Yahweh’s appointed times.
In 1948 Israel returned to its homeland after 2,000 years. This event was marked by one of the 7 tetrads since Yeshua that fell on Yahweh’s appointed holidays. 19 years later (1967) the 6th tetrad since Yeshua on a Feast day and the Jewish people reclaim Jerusalem. 48 years later we come to our present time. The 7th tetrad since Yeshua that falls on Jewish Feast days, 2014-2015. 48 years after 19 years after 1948. Do you see the symmetry ? The temple was destroyed in 70 A.D. and 2018 will be exactly 1,948 years after the destruction. It appears we could see the rebuilding of the temple by 2018 in Jerusalem, with plans in place well before that time. These numbers are not a coincidence, Yahweh doesn’t allow for these dates and time periods without a specific reason.
- 1,948 years after the temple was destroyed is 2018.
- 1,948 years between Adam and Abraham.
- 1948 Israel becomes a nation again.
- 19 years after 1948 Israel reclaims Jerusalem
- 48 years after 1967 brings us to our present lunar tetrad in which plans to rebuild temple will be finalized.
Biblical Meaning of the Numbers
19: God’s perfect order in regard to His judgment. 19 copies in total have been found of Isaiah.
4: Derives meaning from creation. On the 4th day God created the material universe. It was on this day that He brought into existence the sun, moon and stars.
8: Means “new beginning” or “a new order in creation”. It symbolizes circumcision of the heart or being “born again”.
Putting this together the prophetic message we have is: Through God’s perfect order He will allow judgment upon His people as signified through His creation in order to bring about a new creation through the circumcision of their hearts.
Tetrads On Jewish Holidays
Each blood moon sequence aligned with Jewish holidays marked significant historical periods for the Jewish people. Beginning with the crucifixion of Yeshua and culminating with the tetrad of 2014-2015 we see undeniable markers of divine providence. Many skeptics will attempt to nit pick dates stating that a historical event didn’t fall exactly within the dates of the eclipse cycle but this is not a valid objection. The 7 lunar tetrads are markers for seasons and take place over a two year period. For example the Spanish inquisition began in 1478 but in 1492 all Jews who were not converted were expelled from Spain. You will see in the illustration that this event is highlighted by the blood moons, a significant point in the history of the Jewish people while not marking an exact day. Keep in mind that all of these historical eclipses marked specific points with Yahweh’s covenant people within a year of each tetrad. I’ll take one more stab at this, simply because the next blood moon is on April 4, 2015 does not mean that one massive event will take place on this day but rather within a year of the final eclipse of this tetrad which is September 28, 2015.
Blood Moons Are About Israel
If we consider the 3 most recent eclipse cycles we see the rebirth of the nation of Israel or when Israel took back their land promised by Yahweh. The next tetrad marked the 6 day war where against all odds Israel reclaimed Jerusalem Yahweh’s capital city on earth. During this war Israeli forces were outnumbered 10 to 1 and lost less than 1,000 soldiers compared to the invading armies 20,000. The biblical prophecies surrounding Israel have been fulfilled with each of the last three tetrads falling on their holidays. The biblical prophecies state that Israel will return to their homeland and rebuild the temple in Jerusalem. Each passing blood moon on Jewish Feast days in the last 70 years have been one step closer to fulfilling that promise.
Blood moons 1949-50: The nation of Israel is reborn after 2,000 years without a homeland.
Blood moons 1967-68: Jerusalem reclaimed as capital city of Israel for the first time in 2,000 years.
Blood moons 2014-2015: The nation of Israel will begin rebuilding their temple in Jerusalem as foretold.
Please examine and print out these graphs below. You will discover the more time you spend studying them the greater your understanding of their complexity will become. It would be understated to say the final two are impressive. There is a sovereign hand at work in the history of world affairs but it often takes effort to see, which most refuse to give. My apologies for being unable to consolidate these detailed graphs into a top 5 list or soundbites. I’m afraid to appreciate the following one must chew slowly and digest. For those who seek will find while those who rush about to their next distraction will certainly miss those things which speak to the soul.
Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10
It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out. Proverbs 25:2
The graphs below can also be found here