EASTER, THE RESURRECTION & CHRISTS DESCENT INTO HELL TO RESCUE SOULS

by S N Strutt (Thursday 24/03/16)

 

Beauty for Ashes

 

      We used to sing a little song about the Lord:

 

      He gives me joy in place of sorrow,

      He gives me love that casts out fear,

      He gives me sunshine for my shadow,

      And beauty for ashes dear.

 

INTRODUCTION: I personally know what it is like to see some of your love ones suffer in pain, and being bed-ridden for months on end, which happened to one of our daughters, who had breast cancer last year, and to my wife 4 and half month ago, after a serious near-fatal fall.

 

I am sure that most people have suffered these sort of sorrows and pains and great difficulties, at some time in their lives.

Thank the Lord that my wife and I both believe the old adage of Romans 8.28 that

“All things work together for good, to those that love God.”

 

Currently my wife cannot see properly, so I have to read to her. She has problems with her head and neck also as well as walking (The concussion has lasted over 4 months so far.)

 

Both My wife and I believe in Miracles and have asked many people to pray for my wife to be made completely well again by this EASTER  Sunday.

 

Everyone’s prayers are very much appreciated. A big Thank You in advance.

 

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CHRISTS CRUCIFICATION, DESCENT INTO HELL & RESURRECTION (by S N Strutt (Thursday 24/03/16)

 I have wanted to write something special for Easter, this year, but it has been difficult, as I am de-facto my wife’s full-time carer at present.

 Today, however, something special happened to me, when I was cycling, and I stopped to climb a steep hill. As I climbed up the hill, I suddenly thought of the bible verse about Jesus, who died at the 9th hour of the day which is 6 pm by our time in the UK.

 It also states in the bible, ( Matthew 27), that at the sixth hour “there was darkness over all the land until the 9th hour”, when Jesus finally gave up the ghost”

 Well, that was around the exact time that I happened to be climbing the hill.

I thought well, that is an interesting thought, but didn’t Jesus actually die on GOOD FRIDAY, ie tomorrow.

 I then remembered the scriptures, which stated that Jesus actually spent 3 days and 3 nights in the heart of the  earth visiting both Hell and Paradise, in order to witness salvation to all of the souls in Hell, and to take the patriarchs from Adam to Christ up to Heaven.

It dawned on me, that in order for there to have been 3 days and 3 nights, in the heart of the earth, for Jesus to have been RESSURECTED on the Sunday, then he would have had to have died on the Thursday, and not on the next day known as Good Friday. This was also confirmed by reading an article by D.D.Berg, written over 30 years ago, about those 3 days matching Easter Thursday as the date of the crucification and not the normally accepted Easter Friday

 On another important point, I have always been taken aback by the incredible verse of John 3.16  "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

It occurred to me today, how wonderful both God and Jesus are! 

Jesus not only suffered absolute agony of body ,flesh and mind and soul in his cruel crucifixion.

But after enduring all that, at the same time as feeling that His father had temporarily forsaken Him , so that he could really die the death of a sinner, i.e without God.

Imagine for a minute that He first endured all of that, and yet He still had the Love and Grace, to then descent into Hell and Paradise in order to both witness to those in Hell, and to take home the saints and patriaches of all the time from Adam until Jesus himself.  

SUCH GREAT LOVE for us all!

 MAT.27:45 Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land.

MAT.27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" that is, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?"

MAT.27:50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.

MAT.27:51 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split,

MAT.27:52 and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;

MAT.27:53 and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.

 

1PE.3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,

1PE.3:19 by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison,

1PE.3:20 who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.

 1CO.15:20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

1CO.15:21 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead.

1CO.15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.

1CO.15:23 But each one in his own order: Christ the first fruits, afterward those who are Christ's at His coming.

 

1CO.15:51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed--

1CO.15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

1CO.15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

1CO.15:54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory."

1CO.15:55 "O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?"

1CO.15:56 The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.

1CO.15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

 I won’t go into it now, but there are some beautiful stories written in the APOCRYPHA books, about Christ’s Triumphant march into hell, where He bound Satan and took the Keys of Death and Hell, and arose Triumphant with perhaps millions of souls into Heaven.  The bible also mentioned in MAT.27:52 “and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised”;

MAT.27:53and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.”

This was some amazing supernatural RESURRECTION which happened right after Jesus himself was resurrected & which has been seriously down-played and minimized  by both Satan and his forces on earth in modern times.

The Resurrection of Christ needs a lot more investigation as it is truly mind-boggling to behold

 

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE

 

 

 

 

  

 

   PROOF THAT JESUS IS THE MESSIAH!

    1. Hundreds and even thousands of years BEFORE Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the Old Testament Prophets predicted His coming. Their predictions were not just general ones that "a Messiah, a Saviour, will come" etc., but SPECIFIC prophecies about places, times and events that have been fulfilled in only ONE person who has ever lived--JESUS of Nazareth! In this brief lesson we have chronologically arranged several of the most outstanding Old Testament Messianic prophecies in the actual verbatim text of the Scriptures and followed them with their New Testament fulfilments.

HIS BIRTH
 
    2. PROPHECY: Nearly 750 years before Christ's birth, the Old Testament Prophet Isaiah prophesied: "The Lord Himself
    3. shall give you a sign; Behold, a VIRGIN shall CONCEIVE, and bear a SON, and shall call His name Immanuel."--Isaiah 7:14.
    4. FULFILMENT: In exact fulfilment of this prophecy, Mary was a young VIRGIN engaged to be married to Joseph, a carpenter of Nazareth, when the Angel Gabriel appeared to her saying that she would bear a child. "Then Mary said to the Angel, `How shall this be, seeing I have not laid with a man?' And the Angel answered, `The HOLY GHOST shall come upon you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you! Therefore that holy One which shall be born of you shall be called the SON of GOD."--Luke 1:26-35. (Immanuel means "God with us", and for those of us who have received Jesus into our hearts, that's Who He IS: God is WITH us!)
    5. PROPHECY: "For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: And the government shall be upon His shoulder: And His NAME shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the MIGHTY GOD, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace!"--Isaiah 9:6. (Prophecy given 740 B.C.)
    6. FULFILMENT: This shows that the ancient Jews, unlike most modern ones, believed that God had a SON--Who was to be born in the flesh and Whom the prophecy said was to be called "The Mighty GOD".
    7. PROPHECY: Micah, prophesying in the eighth century B.C., predicted the exact village where the Messiah would be born: "You, BETHLEHEM, though you are small among the clans of Judah, yet out of you shall He come forth unto Me that is to be RULER over ISRAEL; Whose existence has been of old, from EVERLASTING."--Micah 5:2. (Prophecy given 710 B.C.)
    8. FULFILMENT: The Gospel says "Jesus was born in BETHLEHEM of JUDEA."--Matthew 2:1. Although the Jews knew that their Messiah was to be born there (Matthew 2:4-6), they didn't, as a nation, accept Jesus as their ruler. Nonetheless, the prophecy says that He "IS to BE ruler". This takes place spiritually now for those who voluntarily accept His Messiahship, and will SOON take place LITERALLY by FORCE at His Second Coming!
    9. Jesus' existence, as the prophecy says, "has been of OLD, from EVERLASTING". Jesus said, "Before Abraham was (around 2,000 B.C.), I AM."--John 8:58. He was here referring to Himself as the eternal God Who revealed Himself to Moses in the burning bush as: "I AM THAT I AM"(Exodus 3:14), the eternal Son of God! (See also John 1:13,14.)

TRIUMPHAL ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM
 
    10. PROPHECY: The Prophet Zechariah commanded the people by the Spirit of the Lord to: "REJOICE GREATLY, O daughter of Zion! SHOUT, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your KING comes unto you: RIGHTEOUS, and having SALVATION; meek, and riding upon a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey."--Zechariah 9:9. (Prophecy given 487 B.C.)
    11. FULFILMENT: Five days before His crucifixion, as Jesus neared Jerusalem, He told His disciples, "Go into the village ahead of you, and at once you shall find a donkey tied there, and her colt with her: Untie them, and bring them to Me. And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, and brought the donkey and the colt...and Jesus sat on them...and the multitudes that went ahead, and those that followed, SHOUTED, saying, `Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord!'"--Matthew 21:2-10.
    12. Imagine!--The King of kings, God in the flesh, came riding into Jerusalem, meekly sitting on the lowly colt of a donkey, just as God's Prophet, Zechariah, had predicted over 500 years earlier!--And not only did JESUS fulfil this part of the prophecy, but the MULTITUDES of Jerusalem who "REJOICED GREATLY" and "SHOUTED" praises to Him as He entered the city were further proof that indeed, Jesus of Nazareth was "the KING" of whom Zechariah had prophesied!

HIS BETRAYAL
 
    13. PROPHECY: Again Zechariah predicts: "And I said unto them, If you think good, give me my PRICE; and if not, keep it. So they paid me THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER."--Zechariah 11:12. (Prophecy given 487 B.C.)
    14. FULFILMENT: "Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests, and said to them, 'What will you give me, if I deliver Him to you?' And they counted out for him THIRTY pieces of SILVER."--Matthew 26:14, 15.
    15. PROPHECY: "And the Lord said unto me, `Cast it unto the POTTER!--The handsome price at which they priced Me!' And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and CAST them to the POTTER in the HOUSE of the LORD."--Zechariah 11:13. (Prophecy given 487 B.C.)
    16. FULFILMENT: "Then Judas, which had betrayed Him (Jesus), when he saw that He was condemned, repented, and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders...And he CAST DOWN the pieces of silver in the TEMPLE, and went away and hanged himself. And the chief priests picked up the silver pieces, and said, It is against the law to put this into the treasury, because it is the price paid for blood. So they decided to use the money to buy the POTTER'S Field, to bury foreigners in."--Matthew 27:3-6. The thirty pieces of silver WERE literally "CAST to the POTTER...IN the house of the Lord"!

HIS TRIAL
 
    17. PROPHECY: "By arrest and judgement He was taken away: And who shall speak of His descendants? For He was cut off from the land of the living: For the transgression of my people was He stricken."--Isaiah 53:8. (Prophecy given 712 B.C.)
    18. FULFILMENT: Jesus was ARRESTED by the soldiers of the High Priest.--Matthew 26:57. After judging Him in their religious court and condemning Him to death, they bound Him and handed Him over to Pilate, the Roman Governor.--Matthew 27:1-2. "While Pilate was sitting in judgement...the chief priests and elders persuaded the crowd...to have Jesus executed."--Matthew 27:19-20. "Finally Pilate handed Him over to them to be crucified."--John 19:16.
    19. Pilate himself knew that Jesus was INNOCENT and had done nothing worthy of death, and that the Jewish religious leaders only wanted Jesus executed because of their religious jealousy, yet the religious leaders used their political leverage to force Pilate to have Him crucified anyway.--John 18:28-40;19:1-16; Luke 23:13-25; Matthew 27:18.

HIS CRUCIFIXION
 
    20. PROPHECY: Around 1,000 B.C., King David prophesied: "Dogs have surrounded Me: A band of wicked men have encircled Me: They PIERCED My HANDS and My FEET. I can count all My bones. People stare and gloat over Me. They DIVIDE MY GARMENTS among them, and CAST LOTS upon My CLOTHING."--Psalm 22:16-18. (Prophecy given around 1,000 B.C.) (See also Zechariah 12:10;13:6.)
    21. FULFILMENT: That was written by King David, who died a natural death (recorded in 1Kings Chapter 1), so he wasn't talking about himself. But being a Prophet, he predicted the type of death that CHRIST would die! As it says in the New Testament, "then the soldiers, when they had CRUCIFIED Jesus (pierced hands AND feet), took His GARMENTS, and divided them into four parts, a part to every soldier; His undergarment remained. Now this garment was without seam, woven in one piece from top to bottom. They said therefore to one another, Let us not tear it, but let us cast LOTS for it, to see whose it shall be."--John 19:23,24.
    22. Crucifixion, incidentally, was not practiced by the Jews of David's time. (They killed criminals by STONING!)--But David PREDICTED this type of death for the MESSIAH--a method of execution that was to become one of the principal means of execution by the Roman Empire ten centuries later!
    23. PROPHECY: Here is another prophecy by David regarding "The Righteous", or the Messiah: "Many are the afflictions of The Righteous, but...He (God) keeps ALL His BONES: Not one of them is broken."--Psalm 34:19-20. (Prophecy given about 1,000 B.C.)
    24. FULFILMENT: MANY of God's righteous servants have had their bones broken, especially in their martyrdom--But Jesus was "THE righteous", "My righteous Servant", as God called Him, Who through His death would "justify many" or make them righteous.--Isaiah 53:11-12. And to PROVE that He was "THE Righteous" Who would "justify many", God didn't let ANY of His bones be broken!
    25. Jesus was crucified on the eve of the feastday of the Passover. To ensure that the bodies of the two thieves and Jesus wouldn't be hanging there on the cross during the Jews' holy day (death by crucifixion sometimes took days), they BROKE the LEGS of the thieves, causing their bodies to sag, cutting off their respiration and bringing a quick death. "But when they came to Jesus, and saw that He was dead already, they did NOT break His legs."--John 19:31-33.
    26. Jesus was "the Lamb of God which takes away the sin of the World" (John 1:29), and was crucified at the time of the Jewish Passover, a religious festival when all the Jewish households killed a lamb as a sacrificial sin offering. Right at that SAME time, Jesus, "THE Lamb of God", died for the sins of Mankind. The Lord had commanded that NONE of the Passover lamb's BONES were to be BROKEN (Exodus 12:46), and Jesus' death fulfilled this specific point also!

HIS BURIAL
 
    27. PROPHECY: "And He was given a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in His death."--Isaiah 53:9.
    28. FULFILMENT: In the eyes of His bitter religious enemies, Jesus was a criminal, a WICKED man, and as He died, there were "two ROBBERS crucified WITH Him".--Matthew 27:38. After His death, "a RICH man...named Joseph...went to Pilate and pleaded for the body of Jesus. And when Joseph had taken the body, he...laid it in his own new tomb"--A GRAVE with the RICH!!!--Matthew 27:57-60.

HIS RESURRECTION
 
    29. PROPHECY: "For You will not leave My soul in hell (the grave, death); neither will You allow Your Holy One to see CORRUPTION (decay)."--Psalm 16:10. (Prophecy given around 1,000 B.C.)
    30. FULFILMENT: King David, who gave the prophecy, died and was buried in a grave and his flesh saw corruption and decay. But Jesus was RAISED from the grave and hell THREE days AFTER His death, and "His soul was not LEFT in hell (or in the grave), neither (did) His flesh see corruption (decay)."--Acts 2:27-31. As the Angel said to the mourners who came to Jesus' tomb, "He is not here, but is RISEN! Why do you seek the LIVING among the DEAD?"--Luke 24:6,5.
    31. Jesus is ALIVE! The Scriptures show that He walked the Earth for 40 days after His Resurrection and was seen by HUNDREDS of followers!--Acts 1:3; 1Corinthians 15:4-6. He then ascended up to Heaven where He sits at the right hand of the throne of God.-Mark 16:19.

EXACT YEAR OF HIS CRUCIFIXION
 
    32. PROPHECY: "Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and to build Jerusalem until the Messiah the Prince shall be seven sevens, and 62 sevens (or a TOTAL of 69): The street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times. And after 62 sevens shall the MESSIAH be CUT OFF, but not for Himself."-Daniel 9:25,26. (Prophecy given 538 B.C.)
    33. The city of Jerusalem was completely destroyed by the armies of Babylon when the Jews went into captivity and exile in 586 B.C. But 133 years later, in 453 B.C., Artaxerxes Longimanus, King of the Persian Empire, gave the Jews the commandment to go forth (from captivity into the land of Israel), "to restore and to build Jerusalem".
    34. We know his decree was issued in 453 B.C., and that Jesus was "cut off" in 30 A.D. Therefore, if we add the 453 years B.C. to the 30 years A.D., it equals 483 YEARS. Let's see now if Daniel's specific time prophecy coincides with this:
    35. The prophecy predicted that from the time of this decree until the death of the Messiah the Prince would be--HOW long?--"7 sevens plus 62 sevens"--or 69 SEVENS. 69 sevens would be 69 x 7, which equals 483. So Daniel predicted that 69 sevens of YEARS, or 483 YEARS, would pass between the issuing of the decree to build Jerusalem and the "cutting off" of the Messiah.--And that's EXACTLY how many years DID pass between 453 B.C. and Jesus' death in 30 A.D.!--What an amazing EXACT FULFILMENT of prophecy! And this astonishing prophecy was given in the year 538 B.C.--almost 600 years BEFORE Jesus the Messiah was crucified! It's also interesting to note that this 483-year period was divided into two periods: First a period of 7 sevens (49 years), then a period of 62 sevens (434 years). History reveals that it did take the Jews 49 YEARS from the time the decree was issued to "rebuild the walls and streets of Jerusalem". Once Jerusalem was rebuilt, it was exactly 434 years (62 sevens) later that Jesus the Messiah was crucified!
    36. Daniel's prophecy continues with undeniable PROOF that this MESSIAH had to be JESUS:

DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM AFTER HIS COMING
 
    37. PROPHECY: "At the end of 62 sevens shall the Messiah be cut off, but not for Himself: AND the people of the RULER that SHALL COME shall DESTROY the CITY (of Jerusalem) and the SANCTUARY (the Jewish Temple)."--Daniel 9:26. In other words, ac cording to this prophecy, AFTER the Messiah's death, the city of Jerusalem AND the Jews' Temple would be DESTROYED! Was it? YES! Only 40 years later!
    38. FULFILMENT: After Jesus was cut off (or crucified in 30 A.D.), "not for Himself", but for the sins of the WORLD, do you know what happened to Jerusalem and to the Jews' Temple? In 70 A.D., the Roman legions of the Emperor Vespasian ("the people of the ruler"), under his son, General Titus, marched in and burnt Jerusalem to the ground and so utterly destroyed their Sanctuary that not one stone was left upon another!
    39. Jesus Himself, in a set of amazingly detailed prophecies given 40 years before these catastrophic events, predicted EXACTLY what would happen! (See Matthew 24:1-2; Luke 19:42-44;21:20-24.)

SHUTTING OF EAST GATE AFTER HIS COMING
 
    40. PROPHECY: "Then he brought me back to the outer GATE of the SANCTUARY, the one facing toward the EAST; and it was SHUT. Then the Lord said unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and NO MAN shall enter in by it; because THE LORD, THE GOD OF ISRAEL, HAS ENTERED IN BY IT, therefore it shall be SHUT."--Ezekiel 44:1,2. (Prophecy given 572 B.C.)
    41. FULFILMENT: When Jesus ("the Lord, the God of Israel") made His TRIUMPHAL ENTRY into Jerusalem on the back of the colt of an ass, He came from the Mt. of Olives and entered into Jerusalem's EAST Gate (Matthew 21:9-12), the gate which led into the TEMPLE COURTS, as it says here, "the OUTER gate of the SANCTUARY which faces toward the EAST."
    42. In 70 A.D., the city of Jerusalem was utterly destroyed and it remained in ruins for centuries after. But in 542, the Moslem Sultan Sulieman rebuilt the walls of the city. Because the Jews who had rejected Jesus believed their Messiah was STILL to come and was YET to make His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, Sulieman (who wanted to avoid the Jews rallying around a "Messiah" and rebelling) WALLED the "East Gate" completely SHUT, and thus unwittingly fulfilled the ancient prophecy of Ezekiel, "It shall be shut...because the Lord (Jesus), the God of Israel, HAS ENTERED in by it." And the East Gate REMAINS sealed shut until this very day!
    43. Most Jews believe that the Messiah has not yet come, but according to these two FULFILLED HISTORICAL FACTS: 1) The destruction of Jerusalem, and 2) The walling up of the East Gate, the Messiah has ALREADY come!--And if it wasn't JESUS of NAZARETH, who WAS it?
    44. WHO ELSE was born of a virgin in Bethlehem, was called God, rode triumphantly into Jerusalem on an ass, was betrayed for thirty pieces of silver, was proclaimed innocent yet condemned unjustly to be crucified while soldiers parted His garments, was associated with the wicked in his death, was buried in a rich man's tomb and rose from the dead--all in FULFILMENT of Messianic PROPHECY! The answer, of course, is NO one else but JESUS CHRIST!--And the prophecies that we have quoted here are only a FEW out of nearly 300 specific Old Testament proph ecies which Jesus fulfilled!

WHY (did Jesus die on the cross)?
 
    45. WHY did Jesus die on that cross?--Because He LOVED you! He loved you enough to take your punishment, to die and be separated from His Father for a while so that He could bring YOU the LOVE of God and ETERNAL LIFE! As another prophecy says, "All we like sheep have gone astray; each of us have turned to his own way, and the Lord has laid on HIM the iniquity of us all. There was no deceit in His mouth, yet it was the Lord's will to crush Him and cause Him to suffer. HIS soul (Jesus') shall be made an offering for SIN, and by His knowledge shall My righteous Servant JUSTIFY (make righteous) many; and HE shall bear THEIR INIQUITIES!"--Isaiah 53:6,9-11. (Prophecy given 750 B.C.)
    46. Jesus died for YOU!--And God gave all these prophecies and had them written down and preserved down through the centuries and millenniums so that your faith might be strengthened by them enough to BELIEVE that "God so LOVED the World, that He gave His only begotten SON, that whosoever believeth in HIM should not perish, but have everlasting life."--John 3:16. Do YOU?
    47. God LOVES you and Jesus is just WAITING at your heart's door for you to open to Him. He says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: If ANY man hear My voice, and OPEN the door, I WILL come in to him and WILL sup with him, and he with Me."--Revelation 3:20. Would YOU like to receive Jesus into your heart? If you would, sincerely pray from your heart this simple prayer: Dear Jesus, I know that I've done wrong things and I'm sorry. I believe that You died for my sins and I ask You to please come into my heart and forgive me.-And please help me to live for You and others by reading Your Word and telling others about Your Love!--In Jesus' name, amen.

(Proof That Jesus Is the Messiah! Edited by S N Strutt 21/03/16 from THE TREASURES.)

The September 28 Blood

Supermoon, The Ring Of Fire And

The Coming Great Japan

Earthquake

 

Blood Moon - Public Domain

 

On September 28th, we will witness the last of the four blood moons that fall on Biblical festival dates during 2014 and 2015.  This blood moon will be a “supermoon” and it will be clearly visible from the city of Jerusalem.  According to Google, a supermoon is “the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth.”  In recent years, there have been some that have suggested that there is a link between supermoons and increased seismic activity on our planet.  But others have written articles that claim to debunk this theory.  Personally, I have read what both sides of the argument have to say, and I do not know which side of the argument is correct.  But what I do know is that seismic activity along the Ring of Fire has picked up dramatically in recent years.  

According to Volcano Discovery, there are 32 volcanoes on or near the Ring of Fire that are erupting right now.  If that sounds like an unusually high number to you, that is because it is an unusually high number.

We have seen earthquake activity increase along the Ring of Fire as well.  Just a few days ago, a massive 8.3-magnitude earthquake hit Chile.  It produced a tsunami that was approximately 16 feet tall, and tsunami advisories were issued as far away as New Zealand

A tsunami advisory was issued for the coastal areas of Southern California, which means strong currents are likely and residents should stay away from the shore.

Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties warned residents to stay away from beaches and harbors due to the chances of strong currents. But authorities in the three counties said land inundation is not expected.

“Widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible” along the coast of Chile and Peru, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, and a tsunami watch is in effect for Hawaii.

A tsunami watch is issued “to alert emergency management officials and the public of an event which may later impact the watch area,” the center says. A warning is issued when a “potential tsunami with significant widespread inundation is imminent or expected.”

Even New Zealand, which is 6,000 miles away from the quake’s epicenter, issued a tsunami warning.

You can see some video footage of the immense damage that the tsunami caused in Chile right here.

Approximately 80 percent of all large earthquakes each year happen along the Ring of Fire, and at some point we are going to see natural disasters occur in this “danger zone” that are going to absolutely shock the entire planet.

In particular, you need to watch Japan.

Everyone remembers the tsunami that happened back in 2011, and within the last 30 days we have seen an eruption of Mount Aso and a 5.3-magnitude earthquake that really shook a lot of people up.

At some point, a major earthquake will strike Tokyo.  When that happens, the damage to Japan (and to the entire global economy) will be incalculable.  The following is from an article that was published a few years ago that discussed the devastation that a magnitude-7.3 earthquake would cause

Although newer buildings in Tokyo are built to withstand powerful earthquakes, a large quake in the city has the potential to cause widespread damage.

According to the government, a magnitude-7.3 earthquake would kill about 5,600 people, injure 159,000 and destroy 850,000 buildings.

Unfortunately, what is coming to Tokyo is going to be far, far worse than that.

And don’t forget, Mt. Fuji is very close to Tokyo as well.  At some point that volcano will erupt again, and the death and devastation it will cause will be absolutely unimaginable.

I hope that we don’t see any major seismic events in Japan or anywhere else at the end of September.  Let’s hope and pray for a very peaceful and quiet end to the month.

Sadly, the mainstream media is having a field day mocking those that are warning that this upcoming “blood supermoon” could be significant.  For example, just check out this excerpt from an article in a British news source

The Blood Moon prophecy began when two Christian preachers with huge followings in the US claimed the date of the last of four ‘blood moons’ over the past 18 months, due to occur at the end of September, would signal the end of the world as we know it before the “second coming of Jesus Christ.”

The fourth in the series of blood moons, which have six full moons in between, is set to happen on September 28.

Despite, the two evangelists, John Hagee and Mark Britz being accused of peddling “false warnings” in order to cash in on books they have penned about their predictions, the theory continues to sweep the online religious community, with videos on YouTube going viral.

First of all, they didn’t even spell “Mark Biltz” correctly.

Secondly, I know for a fact that Mark Biltz has not been saying that the second coming of Jesus Christ would happen this September.

But this is what passes for “journalism” these days.

U.S. news sources are publishing similar stories.  Here is just one example

The end of the world will surely come, but just as surely it will not be this Sunday night or Monday morning when a super moon combines with a lunar eclipse to create a “super blood moon.”

Basically, despite the doomsayers, we’re just going to call it:

No world destroying comet, no Earth shattering quake … and if a religious figure comes/returns, our guess is that it will be on par with a personal visit like what people say happens every day … no Earth-scorching fire and brimstone will happen this weekend.

But, hey, if the world and everything comes to an end this weekend, please do send me an email with the subject line: Told You So!

Perhaps the mockers will be right.

Perhaps nothing will happen on September 28th.

But let me be abundantly clear – a great shaking is coming to our planet, and life as we know it is about to completely change.

WND

WHY THIS COMING BLOOD MOON IS IMPORTANT TO WATCH

Biltz: Signs 'are telling us of what is yet to come'

Published: September 15, 2015

 

 

Ahead of the long-awaited fourth and final “blood moon” over the past year, the pastor and author who discovered the phenomenon that is aligning with biblical holy days predicts the world is on the brink of sweeping change.

And that might not be a good thing for everyone.

Mark Biltz, pastor of El Shaddai Ministries in Bonney Lake, Washington, and author of “Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs,” spoke to George Noory on his popular late-night radio show “Coast to Coast.”

When Noory asked what Biltz specifically expects in the near future, the pastor said he sees the possibility of a major war involving Israel and an economic collapse.

Biltz explained he is not looking to prophesy or say exactly what’s going to happen but is simply examining previous blood moon events.

“Look at the patterns; it’s always meant war involving Israel,” he said.

Biltz previously explained that in the two previous instances in which there were four blood moons in a row on Jewish holy days, Israel became a nation, in 1948, and retook Jerusalem, in 1967.”

This time, he said, the final blood moon is lining up closely with the end of the seven-year Shemitah cycle.

“It’s a sign based on the Shemitah cycle, which is that every seven years the land was to rest and there was to be an economic reset. And the last two times [this cycle ended], there was economic collapse.

“I think we could very well could see the collapse of the dollar. You read about it in newspapers all over the world. People are talking about the Chinese, the Russians, everyone else wanting to get off of the U.S. dollar. And once they get rid of the dollar and all these countries that are holding the dollar start dumping it, the dollar collapses.”

Biltz told Noory’s listeners people must pay attention to the blood moons and other astronomical events.

“These are signs,” he explained. “I like to say that if you are driving down the highway and you see a sign that says bridge is out, you better hope it’s not out 10 feet away and is 10 miles away.

“I think these blood moons, these signs, are signs telling us of what is yet to come. I’m not saying anything is going to happen on the very day that you have the eclipses.”

But as Biltz points out, so much is happening in the world today, events could quickly spiral out of control, especially abroad. And many of the critically important events in the world don’t just center on the United States but on the Jewish state of Israel.

“You hear reports in the news about Chinese ships off the U.S. coast or Russian ships off the U.S. coast,” he told the “Coast to Coast” audience. “But I think one of the big things that could portend war is what the U.N. will be doing: raising the Palestinian flag at the U.N. If there’s a Palestinian state created this next week, because France is trying to bring the resolution for a Palestinian state, and the U.S. may not veto it this time, I think that would be a huge sign if that happens.”

Noory suggested President Obama might even try to use an atmosphere of crisis to keep himself in office. Biltz said Americans simply have to wait and see.

“If we have a complete society breakdown over the next year or if terrorist attacks take place and they have to postpone the elections, I could see how things like that could happen,” he said.

 

 

George Noory

Both Noory and Biltz agreed the state of the world by itself suggests something significant is happening.

“It’s unheard of,” said Biltz. “It’s unheard of. You see the convergence of all these nations wanting to come together as far as war, you see the economy breaking down. We’re really in it now.

“So much has already happened. You have Ebola, you have ISIS, you have Boko Haram, I could go on and on with things that have happened that make us say, ‘What are you talking about?” I mean, look at the state of this world that we’re in right now, with the immigration crisis. There are so many things going on, I don’t know how anyone could think nothing has happened.”

When asked to identify one of the key events in the world today, Blitz had a surprising answer. Biltz believes the spreading awareness of the biblical calendar is a critically important development.

“There’s now an awareness of this calendar that God is on,” he said. “The creator of the universe has a calendar. I mean, the Mayans have a calendar, the Chinese, the Muslims, the Jews, everyone has a different calendar. The question is, which one is extraterrestrial so to speak? Which one came from the One who created all of this? That’s the one we need to be on.”

Biltz explained God is using blood moons to communicate a universal message to the human race.

“No one can manipulate an eclipse,” he observed. “And no one can control the biblical calendar.

“I think God uses the sun and the moon as signs because they speak in the human language. Every single tribe in the human tongue understands that. For thousands of years, for millennia, there have been omens in the sky. And so I believe it speaks in every language and because man cannot manipulate it, God uses it.”

Biltz also revealed another fascinating biblical mystery during his interview. As he pointed out, Israel was founded in 1948, year 5708 in the Jewish calendar. The 5,708th verse in the Bible is Deuteronomy 30:5, which reads, “And the LORD thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers.”

Noory joked, “A coincidence, right?”

Biltz said this year is the year 5776 in the biblical calendar. And the 5,776th verse, Deuteronomy 32:23, ominously states, “I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them.”

Noory asked how prophecy really works and how a person writing ancient Scriptures could predict the events of the future.

Biltz responded, “I think the only way that could work is if someone beyond that person is in control.”

The final blood moon, which also is a “super moon,” is to appear on the night of Sept. 27-28, and some media outlets have accused Biltz of predicting the outright end of the world. Biltz dismisses the claims.

“At no time have I ever claimed that these eclipses meant the end of Earth as we know it,” he told WND.

One news outlet charged that Biltz has taught the final blood moon means the “end of Earth.”

Biltz scoffed: “These people are regurgitating the nonsense others say rather than checking with the source. They have about as much integrity as Hillary Clinton’s email server!”

He said, however, he does think a “revelation” is approaching.

 

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

BLOOD MOON RISING 

A mag 6.1 quake - Chile brings September the highest amount of major quakes in one month since April 2014...... Which coincidentally was the month of the first blood moon

SOURCE:- (http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/09/blood-moon-rising-mag-61-quake-chile.html)

 

They keep on coming!
A mag 6.1 quake - 17km N of Illapel, Chile, is the 15th major quake or aftershock to strike the area in the last five days
Today's quake is the 20th major quake this month and the 108th of this year.... This month needs another 7 major quakes, with 8 days to go to beat the April 2014 total of 26, which coincidentally was also a blood moon month it was the highest total in the last three years, see graph below...