Major Upcoming Solar Eclipse Holds Divine Moral Warning for America: Rabbi

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz -BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS (Edited from a longer article. Ed) August 14, 2017

And in that day —declares my God— I will make the sun set at noon, I will darken the earth on a sunny day.” Amos 8:9 (The Israel Bible™)

The Biblical plague of darkness will be dramatically replayed next week when a rare solar eclipse transits across the full width of the United States. This astronomical phenomenon, unique in the entire solar system, is described in ancient Jewish sources which one rabbi interprets as a divine warning specifically targeting the United States.

On August 21, a total solar eclipse will mark a trail from the Northwest US to the Southeast Atlantic Seaboard. The eclipse will occur on the last day of the Hebrew month Av, a day known as Yom Kippur Katan, the “small day of repentance.” The morning after the eclipse, Jews will begin blowing the shofar every morning for a 40-day period of profound repentance leading up to Yom Kippur. This corresponds to the 40 days Moses was on Mount Sinai atoning for the Jewish people.

The upcoming eclipse is exceedingly rare and viewed from a larger perspective, the heavenly bodies are creating a picture that clearly has divine import. Though it has been 99 years since an eclipse travelled the length and breadth of the US, the next such occurrence will be in just seven years. On April 8, 2024, another total solar eclipse will transverse North America, but the visible path will go in the opposite direction, passing from the Northeast to the Southwest.

The “path of totality” of the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse across the continental US. (Wikimedia Commons)
The paths of the two eclipses form a transcontinental ‘X’. In a strange coincidence, the only spot in the path of both eclipses, receiving a double-dose of this modern plague of darkness, and the point of the longest duration for both eclipses, is a part of southern Illinois known, appropriately enough, as Little Egypt.

Just as the original plague of darkness was meant as a warning to Egypt, Rabbi Lazar Brody, an American-born Hasidic rabbi and teacher, understands this present-day manifestation to be a divine message.

“In Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism), the sun represents the nations of the world, and the moon represents Israel,” Rabbi Brody told Breaking Israel News. “This eclipse is only over the United States. That is a shout from above, saying, ‘America, get your act together, Come back to the Almighty and cast away all your legalization of what the Torah calls abominations’.”

Rabbi Brody explained that the message implicit in an eclipse is that God’s light has not been extinguished.

“Through man’s actions, God’s influence in the world is being hidden in a state of hester panim (hiding God’s face),” Rabbi Brody explained.

Rabbi Brody quoted the Talmud (Succah 29a) which states that if an eclipse appeared in the West, it is a sign that idol worship has prevailed.

“Idol worship isn’t only bowing down to idols. In the US, there are people who worship homosexuality and perversion, one of the reasons the Talmud states for a solar eclipse.”
“Eventually, there won’t be solar eclipses,” Machefsky said. “This unique phenomenon will disappear from the universe.”

Though the nation of Israel is unaffected by the upcoming solar eclipse, spiritually and celestially, stargazers in Israel were treated to a partial lunar eclipse just one week ago. Since the moon is the heavenly body that represents Israel, Rabbi Brody understood that as bearing a message for the Jews.

“This lunar eclipse said to me that there is a blemish in the faith of the Jews,” Rabbi Brody said. “And I am not talking about the non-religious. The religious Jews need to repent even more. Faith and mitzvot (Torah commandments) lift us above the stars. When we cling to Hashem above, we don’t have to worry about what’s happening in the world below.

“But when Jews cling to the ways of the American lifestyle,” Rabbi Brody warned, “We lose that connection with Hashem (God).”




Pastor: This is a direct warning to American church

August 17, 2017

For centuries, one particular day has signified repentance for God’s people. It had deep meaning for Jonah, Moses and Jesus Christ.

And this year, Aug. 21 – the first of Elul on the biblical calendar – contains a critical message for American Christians, as it will be the date of a total solar eclipse that will traverse the entire United States.

A coincidence? Not likely, contended pastor Mark Biltz in a recent appearance on the “The Jim Bakker Show.”

“We are about to enter the month of Elul,” Biltz said. “And it just so happens that Elul was the month of repentance. It was on Elul 1 that Jonah left for 40 days to tell Nineveh to repent. It was on Elul 1 that Moses went up to Mt. Sinai after the sin of the Golden Calf, trying to make atonement while Israel was repenting for that. It was on Elul 1 Jesus went out into the wilderness for 40 days, coming out on Yom Kippur. Elul 1 starts the month of repentance and to have the solar eclipse happening at this time, it is of huge significance!”

Biltz, the discoverer of the “Blood Moons” phenomenon and the author of the new book “God’s Day Timer,” said he believes the solar eclipse falling on the first day of the month of repentance has meaning for believers.

“I believe this is a warning, that we need to take the lead!” he said. “As believers, God is telling us this starts first with us. And we need to repent.

“We, as the church, have 40 days to really repent, just like Abraham. He was interceding for Sodom and Gomorrah, trying to find 10 righteous men among them. I don’t know how many righteous [men] are needed for America.”

According to Jewish tradition, Biltz explained, because Gentiles go by the sun for their calendar, a solar eclipse represents judgment coming upon a non-Jewish nation, whereas a lunar eclipse, because Jews use a lunar calendar, represents judgment coming upon Israel.

And one of the best-known solar eclipses in history had a terrible message for the West.

“One thing I will mention, most people don’t mention it now, World War I started in August of 1914 and there was a total solar eclipse over Eastern Europe and the Ottoman Empire,” Biltz said. “And what happens? You have this total solar eclipse, the beginning of World War I, the Ottoman Empire is destroyed. It even went over Nineveh, the same place as where Jonah was.”

The date of that eclipse? The same as the upcoming one – Aug. 21.

Biltz explained God often “prepares the ground” before judgment and the opportunity for repentance.

“Most people don’t even know the story of Jonah except from the Bible,” he said. “God was preparing the ground before Jonah went. Did you know there was a plague? They found these cuneiform tablets talking about Syrian history, and they said there was a major plague three years before Jonah came. That was followed by a civil war: Maybe they were blaming each other for the plague in Nineveh. That was followed by another plague. And NASA records this, one of the most famous eclipses in all history, called the Bur-Sagle eclipse. It happened, this total solar eclipse over Nineveh, a month before Jonah came.

“Jonah comes and he says repent. Well, that’s why they were so willing to repent! They’ve already suffered from a major plague, a civil war, another plague, a total solar eclipse over Nineveh. Now obviously, they didn’t receive judgment because they repented. It didn’t happen for a while. I never set dates or anything. But what I do say is look at events that happen on God’s calendar so you know if it’s God who is speaking or not and then hopefully we repent and judgment is stayed.”

Biltz referenced 1 Chronicles 12:32, which speaks of the children of Issachar, “those who had an understanding of the times.”

“They were on God’s calendar,” Biltz said. “So my question to all of you is what time is it? Do we know what time it is right now?”

Biltz will explain the “signs of the times” to help believers know “what time it is” on the 2017 Alaska Cruise, beginning Sept 8. He will teach on the biblical feasts and the biblical calendar. WND Founder Joseph Farah will also be a featured speaker.

“In Luke 21:25, Jesus says there will be signs in the sun and the moon and the stars,” Biltz told Bakker. “And what do we have? We have solar eclipses, lunar eclipses and the Revelation 12 sign in the heavens!”

Revelation 12 speaks of a “great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.”

Biltz argues this refers to an astronomical development that will take place on Sept. 23.

In a separate interview, Biltz explained the sign: “The woman clothed with the sun is the constellation Virgo and represents the nation of Israel. The 12 stars represent the 12 tribes of Israel. Interestingly, the constellation Leo, the Lion, which is above Virgo, is made up of nine stars. The Lion represents specifically the tribe of Judah. It just so happens this year during the Days of Awe, three planets will join the constellation Leo making up 12 stars. Virgo will be clothed with the sun, and the moon will be under her feet, fulfilling this sign to precise detail!”

But what does it all mean? As Biltz told Bakker, everything that is happening isn’t so much a message to the world as to God’s church.

“God wants His church to repent,” he said. “Just like you’re (Bakker) talking about. I saw this in the news the other day, I thought this was fascinating, Google this, they say the exact path of the solar eclipse across the United States voted 95 percent for Trump. And the fascinating thing for me is, God is not interested so much in wanting the heathen to repent as He is in wanting the church to repent. Judgment always begins with the House of God.”



America: The Writing Is On The Wall


August 16, 2017

Days from now a total solar eclipse will cross the entirety of the contiguous United States. This eclipse appears to be filled with prophetic meaning, which I wrote about several weeks ago. I noticed that the first major city it crosses is Salem, Oregon, but lo and behold it was recently discovered that this eclipse actually crosses seven towns in the United States called Salem - seven.

Salem was the original biblical name for Jerusalem (Genesis 14:18, Hebrews 7:1-2) and to this day it is the shortened version of the name (Psalm 76:2).
Next month the world will witness what could very well be the Great Sign of Revelation 12, which portrays a woman in labor. Micah 5:3 indicates that this sign signals God's attention returning to Israel - in other words the Age of Grace or the Church Age is coming to a close because the rapture of God's children is imminent (Isaiah 26:17-21, 66:7-11, John 14:2-3, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, 5:3-4, 1 Corinthians 15:51-52, Revelation 3:10, 12:5). Is it then any wonder that an eclipse over the most powerful and prosperous Gentile nation on earth is pointing back to Jerusalem and Israel? This may be the passing of the prophetic baton, as it were.

Though it is a definite minority, the United States still has the largest population of Bible-believing Christians on earth and if the rapture occurs soon the country will be economically and militarily decimated while Middle Eastern, Asian, and some countries in Europe will be left largely unscathed. Could the sudden destruction spoken of in 1 Thessalonians 5:3, which is tied to a woman in labor, actually point to the rapture itself? Or perhaps when God's children are gone, America's enemies will quickly seize the opportunity to attack while she is in a weakened state.
Why would God allow such incredible destruction to come to America first rather than other countries?
I would argue it is because she is a country intimately acquainted with the Gospel and yet has nationally rejected it. She is filled with Believers yet she is also filled with hypocrites who fill pews and disregard God's Word from cover to cover. No country in the history of the world has been inundated with as much preaching and teaching from God's Word as has the United States. The country has a church on every street corner and a Bible in every hotel room and in almost every house, yet despite all of that the nation as a whole has sidelined and maligned God's children and God Himself.
From the greatest Christian country has come some of the world's greatest evils. Her scientists and philosophers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries taught the world that mankind's existence was not derived from the Creator God, but from a meaningless transition from slime to ape to man. And then she did her very best to popularize Social Darwinism and eugenics. Her leaders and Christian shepherds mistrusted God and doubted his Word, so they embraced liberal forms of textual criticism, which treat the Bible not like a God-breathed book of truth, but as a largely inaccurate compendium of religious fables and allegory.
America was once a great shining light. A city on a hill. She preached the Gospel to every nation and became the greatest force for evangelism the world has ever known. Yet in the end, she rejected the very message she preached.
Her government has almost entirely removed God from the public square while legalizing child murder nationwide. And her government has promulgated and subsidized abortion all over the earth. Hitler's empire came crashing down after 30 million people lost their lives at his hands. At America's hands nearly 60 million precious children have been murdered and probably many more times that number have been murdered around the world with her blood money and the cyclical reversal of the Mexico City Policy.
She has used free speech not to protect differing political opinions, but to protect and advance obscenity - something the Founding Fathers never intended.  She is the greatest exporter of filth and pornography the world has ever known. The whole world has committed adultery because of her. And in 2015 she made herself Sodom. Since then she has only sunk lower as her political and religious leaders have begun abusing children en masse - telling them they can be something they are not. Boys becoming girls and girls becoming boys. Right has become wrong and wrong has become right (Isaiah 5:20). And through her globalist enterprise she pushes her ungodly conduct on the world.
She now seeks to break free of all moral and religious restraint whatsoever. A government free of God with legal child murder, pornography, and sodomy were not enough to satiate her horrid lusts. Homosexual marriage was not good enough either. Neither was state-sponsored transgenderism. Now in cahoots with other western countries she seeks for trans-speciesism, acceptance of pedophilia, bestiality, and worse.
She has proudly placed idols where once God was honored:

The demonic being Kali projected onto the Empire State Building on August 9, 2015

Compare to the Empire State Building and other key buildings in downtown New York in 1956:

Harbingers have appeared at her symbols of power as a timely warning of impending judgment. The symbol of her economic power was destroyed on September 11, 2001:

And on that same day the center of her military power crumbled:

People turned back to God for a time. Millions of irreligious people flocked to churches across the nation to hear a word from the LORD. But it was a repentance inch deep and short-lived. Rather than turn back to God, lawlessness and apostasy only increased across the country.
On August 23, 2011, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Virginia and the D.C. area. The Washington Monument, the tallest stone structure in the world, was severely damaged and large cracks formed near the top. This occurred exactly 2,222 days before the Feast of Trumpets in 2017 and the monument is exactly 2,222/4 feet or 2,222*3 inches in height. The monument's namesake, George Washington, was born on 2/22/1732.

The Washington National Cathedral was also severely damaged:

Last year news broke that black slime was spreading over various national monuments in Washington, D.C. The National Park Service was at a loss, not knowing how to remove the bacterial biofilm. The black substance has spread on both the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials:

Then on August 11th of this year, torrential rains damaged George Washington's Mount Vernon estate, washing away 100 feet of wall and destroying the path to the tomb of America's first president.

America is crumbling both physically and spiritually. She has turned her back on God. And God is the ultimate Gentleman - He will not force Himself on her. Soon He will take His children away to a place of safety and leave the country to reap what she has sown. The Restrainer still remains on earth preserving some semblance of normalcy, but will soon be removed (2 Thessalonians 2:7-9). America, you wanted a world without God.  You wanted to be your own god. You wanted to go your own way. Well you're about to get what you wanted and you'll soon discover what it means to lose God's blessing and protection.
On Monday, August 21st, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire country right through its middle. It's the first time a total solar eclipse has crossed only the United States since the nation was founded in 1776. Could this be a signal that her time is coming to an end?
In Daniel 5 we learn that the Babylonian king Belshazzar, son of Nebuchadnezzar, defiled holy artifacts that belonged to the LORD. As the king and his nobles feasted in the midst of the defilement a hand appeared and wrote the following on the wall of his royal palace:

Belshazzar summoned the Prophet Daniel who interpreted the meaning:

'You, Belshazzar, his son, have not humbled yourself, though you knew all this. Instead, you have set yourself up against the Lord of heaven. You had the goblets from his temple brought to you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines drank wine from them. You praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or understand. But you did not honor the God who holds in his hand your life and all your ways. Therefore he sent the hand that wrote the inscription.
This is the inscription that was written:
mene, mene, tekel, parsin
Here is what these words mean:

Mene: God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.
Tekel: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.
Peres: Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.'
Then at Belshazzar’s command, Daniel was clothed in purple, a gold chain was placed around his neck, and he was proclaimed the third highest ruler in the kingdom.
That very night Belshazzar, king of the Babylonians, was slain, and Darius the Mede took over the kingdom, at the age of sixty-two.

- Daniel 5:22-31

Belshazzar had time in his life to turn back, but once the writing was on the wall it was too late. There was no more time. The Babylonian Empire came to an end and the Persian Empire rose in its place. Is this Monday's solar eclipse America's handwriting on the wall? Is it any wonder that in the very year the Great Sign occurs on or one day after the Feast of Trumpets, Trump/Pence become President and Vice President while promising to build a wall? Friends, the writing is on the wall. Again I say: the writing is on the wall!
In Psalm 19:1-4 we learn that God uses the sky itself to communicate to us. He uses the sun, moon, and stars for signs (Genesis 1:14). This solar eclipse is highly unusual for so many reasons and it occurs just 33 days before what may very well be the Great Sign. It begins in the 33rd state, ends at the 33rd parallel, and occurs on the 233rd day of the year, which is 33 weeks and 2 days into 2017. The eclipse will take 1 hour and 33 minutes to cross the country and occurs 133 days (inclusive) before the end of 2017. The total eclipse ends on the 33rd second. It is also the first total solar eclipse to cross the entire contiguous United States in 3 x 33 years. Don't harden your heart to this - it's more than a coincidence. It's design.

In my previous article I pointed out Ezekiel 33, which is a call to watch and to blow the trumpet when trouble is coming. A reader directed my attention to another important 33 in Scripture. Specifically Revelation 3:3:

Remember, then, what you have received and heard. Keep it and repent. If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know the hour when I will come upon you.

Could it be that the August 21st eclipse is pointing our attention to Revelation 3:3 just 33 days before the possible fulfillment of the Revelation 12 Sign?
Accompanied by the 2014-2015 Blood Moon Tetrad, this eclipse tells what may be an absolutely incredible message, which you can read about in detail right here.
I would argue that there may no longer be time left for national repentance. One of the towns that the path of totality crosses is Ravenna, Nebraska, which is named after the town in Italy where Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon. It's where we get the terms "crossing the Rubicon" and "the die is cast", because Julius Caesar uttered the latter words as he led his army across the aforementioned river in 49 BC (alea iacta est). They mean the same thing: past the point of no return. There's now no turning back.
Yet there is still time, a very short time, for you to turn back to a God who loves you with such an incredible love that He died for you while you were yet a sinner (Romans 5:8, Galatians 2:20, Revelation 1:5). Remove your faith in America and place it in the One who controls her destiny. Repent and believe the Good News.

(“For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.” 2 Peter 2:21

“Say to the children of thy people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him, in the day wherein he errs: and the iniquity of the ungodly shall not harm him, in the day wherein he turns from his iniquity, but the righteous erring shall not be able to deliver himself. When I say to the righteous, Thou shalt live; and he trusts in his righteousness, and shall commit iniquity, none of his righteousnesses shall be remembered; in his unrighteousness which he has wrought, in it shall he die. And when I say to the ungodly, Thou shalt surely die; and he shall turn from his sin, and do judgment and justice, and return the pledge, and repay that which he has robbed, and walk in the ordinances of life, so as to do no wrong; he shall surely live, and shall not die. None of his sins which he has committed shall be remembered: because he has wrought judgment and righteousness; by them shall he live.

Yet the children of thy people will say, The way of the Lord is not straight: whereas this their way is not straight. When the righteous turns away from his righteousness, and shall commit iniquities, then shall he die in them. And when the sinner turns from his iniquity, and shall do judgment and righteousness, he shall live by them.” Ezekiel 33:12-19)

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Is The Great American Eclipse 'God's Final Warning To Babylon' Before Disaster And Destruction? 


Unusual Convergence Of Events Coming Many Believe Could Be The 'Moment Of Truth' For Our Nation

By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die

In this eye-opening recent story called "Is God's Judgement Coming On America?" (also examined in great detail in the final video below), our author discusses the words of Joel 2:31: The sun will be turned to darkness…before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. Warning within the story that the upcoming so-called "Great American Eclipse" may be a warning to our nation of impending disaster and destruction, we are absolutely stunned by the amount of 'signs' that surround this eclipse and the following 40+ days from the viewpoint of Biblical prophecy.

However, as our videographer clearly points out to us, we probably shouldn't be so surprised as long ago we were told to watch out for the signs in the stars and in the heavens. While millions are preparing to 'celebrate', we're also reminded that many past eclipses have been 'calamitous' and not 'celebratory' and as we read in more detail below, many different news stations and websites are urging people to stock up on food and prepare. First, from Anne Graham Lotz

A few years ago I was teaching through the book of Joel when the ancient words of his prophecy came up off the page. I knew with hair-raising certainty that God’s severe judgment was coming on America! I have taught Joel several times since. Each time has served to confirm with deep conviction that God is warning America of impending disaster and destruction.

In light of Ezekiel 33:1-6 that commands a watchman to be faithful to warn others of the danger coming against the land, I feel compelled to issue the warning once again. The warning is triggered by the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, nicknamed America’s Eclipse. For the first time in almost 100 years, a total solar eclipse will be seen from coast to coast in our nation. People are preparing to mark this significant event with viewing parties at exclusive prime sites. The celebratory nature regarding the eclipse brings to my mind the Babylonian King Belshazzar who threw a drunken feast the night the Medes and Persians crept under the city gate. While Belshazzar and his friends partied, they were oblivious to the impending danger. Belshazzar wound up dead the next day, and the Babylonian empire was destroyed.

Jewish rabbis have historically viewed solar eclipses as warnings from God to Gentile nations. Therefore, my perspective on the upcoming phenomenon is not celebratory. While no one can know for sure if judgment is coming on America, it does seem that God is signaling us about something. Time will tell what that something is.

According to this new story from James George Jatras at the Strategic Culture Foundation, we're now witnessing the death of a nation with the US in the midst of what is becoming an increasingly violent communist revolution, being aided by terrorists within the mainstream media whose goal is to overthrow America by anarchy

With America possibly never more divided than since the Civil War, we think it's not just a coincidence that all of this is occuring at a time when our nation is being metaphorically split in two by the coming eclipse on August 21st, an eclipse that we learn will also be bringing in 'Elul'. Elul is the 12th month of the Jewish calendar and a time of repentance in preparation for the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. 

While millions are expected to gather along the path of complete totality for a little over 2 minutes of frolicking and rejoicing, they clearly don't recognize what the eclipse may be foreshadowing as the sun cuts its path across the sky, dividing the country. And very interestingly, as our videographer also points out, 7 years later on April 8th of 2024 as seen in the photograph below we'll get the next 'Great American Eclipse', cutting an X across the nation.

As Steve Quayle reminds us, God called his people to repentance in sackcloth and ashes and they just partied on! They were then destroyed. "The parallel to the US is prophetically pictured". From Isaiah 22:12-14:

12 And in that day did the Lord God of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth: 13 And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die. 14 And it was revealed in mine ears by the Lord of hosts, Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you till ye die, saith the Lord God of hosts.

Also very strange are the many warnings coming out for people to stock up on food for Monday. While we think stocking up on extra food is a great investment, and one that can be life saving, it's strange that warnings such as this are coming out for a very short term event. Do they know something that we don't know?

The fact that the US and South Korea will begin a massive military exercise upon the Korean peninsula on the same day as the 'Great American Eclipse' half a world away wasn't lost upon Michael Snyder:

On August 21st, approximately 25,000 U.S. troops will join “tens of thousands” from the South Korean military to conduct a “major military exercise” that is already triggering threats from North Korea. Considering the fact that any sort of provocation could cause a nuclear war to erupt on the Korean peninsula, is this really a wise thing to do? The more research that I do on this upcoming solar eclipse, the stranger things become. When I first started hearing about this eclipse many months ago, I didn’t pay too much attention, but now after looking into it extensively I do believe that it is going to be quite significant.

And I didn’t even know about this major military exercise that will happen during the eclipse until today. The following comes from MSN…

The U.S. military is preparing to launch a major military exercise with South Korea in coming days, and faces a dangerous balancing act: How do you reassure allies in the region that you are ready for a war with North Korea without provoking an actual conflict in the process?

The annual Ulchi-Freedom Guardian exercise is scheduled for 10 days beginning Aug. 21, and will include about 25,000 U.S. troops along with tens of thousands of South Koreans. The exercise focuses on defending South Korea against an attack from the north, and each year triggers threats and rebukes from North Korea. But it comes at an especially sensitive time now, following the exchange of a series of threats between President Trump and North Korea.

As this recent story from Zero Hedge reports, 'Armageddon risk' returns on Monday with North Korea predicting a 'catastrophe' and while the 'war games' will only last until August 31st, experts have long warned that one simple mistake could lead to nightmares. 

With the msm continuously pushing the racial divide while America turns against itself, it's clear we're living in truly amazing times as Michael Snyder also points out in this story over at Charisma News warning of an extremely unusual convergence of events coming to America and the world between August 21st and September 30th that many believe could be a turning or breaking point for our nation. And as everybody should know as is detailed in the final video below, all of this is more proof we're living on 'God's calendar'. 

We are about to witness an extremely unusual convergence of events that many believe could represent a major turning point for our nation. By now you have probably heard that on Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will move across the entire continental United States for the first time in decades. In fact, we have not seen a total solar eclipse cross from the west coast to the east coast in 99 years. And it will be the very first total solar eclipse that is only visible in this country since the United States first became a nation. Starting with that event, there is going to be a whole lot going on until we reach the end of September. The following are 12 critical events that are going to happen over a 40-day period from Aug. 21 to Sept. 30.


In the first video below from Steve Cioccolanti & Discover Ministries we're told the Great American Solar Eclipse of August 21st, 2017 will occur 33 days before the Great Sign of Revelation 12 on September 23rd, 2017.

In the 2nd video below our videographer discusses Snyder's story detailing the 12 critical events that will be happening in between August 21st and September 30th, what should be a riveting 40 days. 

What is 'the answer' to what America faces in the days and weeks ahead? With 'civil war' possibly at hand and America looking more and more like a divided house that cannot stand as millions of Americans descend into madness, we're reminded that this is nothing new under the sun as sin and rebellion against God will always produce the same outcome. In closing, we're asked to remember to express 'heartfelt repentance' and pray that in the midst of His wrath, God will also grant those who do His mercy.  

Please be assured that balancing God’s warning is His plea for us to return to Him and rend our hearts in sincere, heartfelt repentance. I can almost hear the tears in Joel’s voice as he pleads for us to repent and return to God, because “Who knows? He may return and have pity and leave behind a blessing.” (Joel 2:13-14)

Regardless of whether or not the conjecture regarding America’s Eclipse is accurate, we know our nation and our world is in turmoil. Without doubt this is the time for God’s people to get right with God. To repent of our own sin. To share the Gospel with our neighbors. And to pray that in the midst of His coming wrath, God would remember mercy (Habakkuk)



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Very soon in ONLY 9 DAYS there will be a total eclipse of the SUN on the 20th March 2015.

 Visibility is expected..but WHERE?

Well, It turns out that the MAX SOLAR ECLIPSE will be seen between the area to the NNW of SCOTLAND through to ICELAND

Here is a good projected SOLAR ECLIPSE MAP, so see for yourselves at:-



The following is a shortened version of the above website article:-


A truly remarkable, but geographically remote, total solar eclipse (TSE) will occur on 20 March 2015 with the Sun on the celestial equator at the vernal equinox, as the Moon's umbral shadow traverses a narrow path for 1 hour and 5 minutes over the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, spectacularly ending with a blackened sunrise at the geographic North Pole. The path of totality, the region on the Earth's surface where the Sun will be totally obscured by the Moon, begins at sunrise over the cold waters of the north Atlantic Ocean 650 km east of Newfoundland where the eclipse centreline then at 09:13 UT is 600 km is south of the southern tip of Greenland.  The path then sweeps north eastward passing, but missing, the east coast of Iceland in route, literally, to the "top" of the world at the North geographic pole.


Total Solar Eclipse On March 20th Falls In The Middle Of The Four Blood Red Moons

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The total solar eclipse on March 20th falls on Nisan 1, which is the first day of the first month of the Biblical calendar. According to Jewish tradition, a solar eclipse on Nisan 1 is a sign of judgment. And this has certainly been true in the past. For example, there was a solar eclipse on Nisan 1 in 70 AD. Later that year, the Romans attacked Jerusalem and completely destroyed the Temple. What makes all of this even more interesting is the fact that the solar eclipse on March 20th falls right in the middle of the blood moon tetrad, and it also happens to fall during the Shemitah year. If you are not a believer, you may be tempted to dismiss all of this as some sort of extremely bizarre coincidence. If you are a believer, you also might be skeptical. But by the end of this article, at least you will understand what so many people are talking about right now.

In the Scriptures, we are told that God created the sun and the moon, and that he intended for them to act as “signs”. The following comes from Genesis chapter one…

14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

So specifically how can the sun and moon be “signs” as God originally intended?

Well, one minister has discovered that eclipses on important Biblical dates have been associated with key world events throughout history. His name is Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries, and he has pointed out that total eclipses do not take place on any other planet in our solar system…

Total eclipses don’t take place on any other known planet, point out intelligent-design scientists. They only take place on Earth, the finely tuned planet where life exists that can actually view them. Biltz points out that the Bible says in Genesis that the sun, moon and stars were created specifically as signs for mankind, so His creation would know about the feasts (or appointed times) to have relationship with their Creator.

A number of years ago, Pastor Biltz discovered that a series of four blood moon eclipses would occur on important Biblical dates during 2014 and 2015. This kind of “blood moon tetrad” is very rare. It fact, it has only happened seven times before since the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This current blood moon tetrad is the eighth occurrence.

And according to Jewish tradition, blood red moons are an omen of war for Israel. The following comes from my previous article on the blood red moons…


Is Israel going to be involved in a war during the blood red moons of 2014 and 2015? According to ancient Jewish tradition, a lunar eclipse is a harbinger of bad things for Israel. If that eclipse is blood red, that is a sign that war is coming. And blood red moons that happen during Biblical festivals seem to be particularly significant. There was a “tetrad” of blood red moons that fell during Passover 1967, the Feast of Tabernacles 1967, Passover 1968 and the Feast of Tabernacles 1968. And of course the 1967 war during which Israel took full control of Jerusalem took place during that time period. There was also a “tetrad” of blood red moons that fell during Passover 1949, the Feast of Tabernacles 1949, Passover 1950 and the Feast of Tabernacles 1950. If you know your history, you already are aware that the Israeli War of Independence ended on July 20th, 1949. So does the blood red moon tetrad of 2014 and 2015 signal that another season of war is now upon us?

We already witnessed a war between Israel and Hamas in 2014, but personally I am convinced that more war could soon come to the Middle East.

But what I want to talk about now is the total solar eclipse that is coming up on March 20th. The chart below comes from, and it shows that it falls right in the middle of this series of blood red moons…


As I mentioned above, when a solar eclipse falls on Nisan 1 it is traditionally considered to be a sign that judgment is coming to the world…

“Our Rabbis taught, when the sun is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for the whole world. This may be illustrated by a parable. To what can this be compared? To a human being who made a banquet for his servants and put up for them a lamp. When he became wroth with them he said to his servant, ‘Take away the lamp from them, and let them sit in

the dark’. It was taught: R. Meir said, whenever the luminaries [moon] are in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel since they are inured to blows. This may be compared to a school teacher who comes to school with a strap in his hand. Who becomes apprehensive? He who is accustomed to be daily punished. Our Rabbis taught, When the sun is in eclipse it is a bad omen for idolaters; when the moon is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel, since Israel reckons by the moon and idolaters by the sun…”

—Succah 29a

Of course Jewish tradition is not Scripture, but it is very interesting to note.

And what we do know is that we have seen this kind of pattern before.

On Nisan 1 in 70 AD, there was a total solar eclipse. But that was not the only eclipse during that time period. In fact, there were a whole series of eclipses that took place on key Biblical dates before and after the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem.

The following information comes from a book authored by Pastor Mark Biltz entitled “Blood Moons“…

October 18, 69 AD (Sukkot): partial solar eclipse

March 30, 70 AD (Nisan 1): total solar eclipse

April 14, 70 AD (Passover): penumbral lunar eclipse

Temple destroyed 9th of Av, 70 AD

September 21, 70 AD (Rosh Hashanah): annual solar eclipse

October 8, 70 AD (Sukkot): penumbral lunar eclipse

March 4, 71 AD (Purim): partial lunar eclipse

March 20, 71 AD (Nisan 1): hybrid solar eclipse

September 12, 71 AD (Rosh Hashanah): hybrid solar eclipse

Now we find ourselves in the middle of a similar series of eclipses.

So could it be possible that this total eclipse on March 20th is a sign of judgment?

Or is all of this just a giant coincidence?

Either way, at least now you understand what so many people are talking about.


What concerns me, Steve, author of “OUT OF THE BOTTOMLESS PIT” is the exact LOCATION and SHAPE of the MAXIMIM SOLAR ECLIPSE on 20/03/15!

If, as many foresee, that TOTAL ECLIPSES OF THE SUN portent JUDGMENT, then if the actual location of the SIGN itself is important, then it leaves me concerned, as I live in the north of the UK which is very close to the next total Solar Eclipse.

An important question to get an answer to:- Is the location of a SIGN in the Heavens relevant or not?

If we suppose that the SIGNS happen where judgments are to begin, then the NORTH ATLANTIC is the likely closest target and in particular both ICELAND and the UK, and perphaps by inferance the entire North Atlantic?

Two things possibly come to mind in this area of the world:-

  1. FACT: There are many active volcanoes in Iceland! One of the largest ones called LAKI, caused an eruption in 1783, which resulted in one third of the population of Iceland being killed, and 6,000,000 people died as a direct or indirect result in Europe that year due, to sulphur-dioxide in the smoky atmosphere over Europe. People caught working out in the fields in parts of Europe in 1783 died a horrible suffocating death as their lungs became coated in sulphuric acid and they died in agony! Also there was no summer that year due to the dense smoke hanging over the UK & Europe, which culminated in a deadly FROZEN winter which killed millions by resultant STARVATION.(See Volcanoes TOPIC on this website ( with more information about Icelandic volcanoes)

  2. The total eclipse starting just off Greenland and ending at the North Pole moving in a left angle 90 degree arc and over the sea could mean a possible judgment from the sea?  A TIDAL WAVE? Or could it possibly be as many have surmised an approaching ICE-AGE descending from the NORTH? This would end up affecting the entire Northern Hemisphere & indeed eventually the Southern Hemisphere as well.



  3. Some other points of interest in observing the above map of the soon coming SOLAR ECLIPSE

  1. THE total ECLIPSE of the SUN starts over the sea in the NW Atlantic and curves in a left hand 90 degree angle.

  2. It ends abruptly exactly at the NORTH POLE

  3. I am no expert on astrology or an astral signs in the sky, as in regards to the TOTAL ECLIPSE, but as for it being a very bad OMEN, as others have also stated, I think I would have to agree. That assessment is just from seeing the LOCATION of the total eclipse.

  4. For those who are unaware, if you read my book in chapters 3, 4 & 10, you will see that I put forth the argument that the earth may not actually be solid but in fact hollow. I also show in my book how where you can see in the above map the SOLAR ECLIPSE ended at the so-called NORTH POLE is what is really called by the initiated the North Polar Entrance as described by the famous and decorated US Admiral Byrd in 1927 and in his FLIGHT LOG IN 1956  

                                            Satellite photograph of the Northern Polar Entrance


      CONCLUSIONS to draw about this ECLIPSE as a possible SIGN in the HEAVENS as mentioned and prophesied in the bible in MATTHEW 24 and JOEL 2.

      What could this total eclipse of the sun appearing in the middle of 4 blood moons throughout 2014-2015 signify from it’s location?


      I would venture a guess that the SOLAR ECLIPSE starting over the sea means according to the bible Revelations 17.15 “ …the waters which thou saw are peoples, and multitudes & nations and tongues”

      For many the above-mentioned North Polar Entrance is the entrance to HELL itself.

      The sharp LEFT TURN of the SOLAR ECLIPSE to the NORTH POLAR ENTRANCE looks and sounds very OMINOUS, and could  have the possible meaning that MANKIND SHALL VERY SOON QUICKLY DESCENT INTO BOTH TOTAL SPIRITUAL DARKNESS AND INTO HELL ITSELF.Some have suggested that the sudden turn to the LEFT could signify that the whole world will turn to SOCIALISM and then COMMUNISM as OBAMA, the UN, AND the WORLD ELITE reach their goal of the NEW WORLD ORDER and bring on their world leader the ANTI-CHRIST. Just a thought!



      Now with many stating that the MARK of the BEAST (enforced electronic implants on all humans on the planet: see chapter 40 in my new book “Out of the Bottomless Pit”) could be just around the corner in 2017), I leave it up to you to decide what you think this SOLAR ECLIPSE in the midst of 4 BLOOD MOONS COULD SIGNIFY if anything?


  1. Of course my above comments in 2) & 3) are merely mostly speculations, but as the TIME of the End draws ever  closer to the very End & The 2nd Coming of JESUS CHRIST, we will start to see greater SIGNS on the earth, and resultant judgments from God, caused by the extreme wickedness of mankind and in particular the ELITE.


(I intend to investigate this intriguing subject further, to see whether in history, visible SIGNS resulted in JUDGMENT locally or not; & to track down the path of previous ECLIPSES throughout history and any possible JUDGMENTS that could have followed. I will post what I find on my site shortly)


Here is an example of one famous SIGN

In 66 AD, HALLEY’S comet was seen hanging over JERUSALEM, described by the Jewish historian Josephus of the time as “A fiery Sword hanging” over JERUSALEM.

JUDGMENT:- 4 YEARS LATER IN 70 AD the temple in Jerusalem was raised to the ground in a direct fulfillment of a prophecy Jesus himself had given in 30 AD.

Hundreds of thousands of people were crucified and slaughtered in Israel, and the rest were forcible driven out of ISRAEL by the Romans. The Jews never recovered their nation of ISRAEL again until 1948, which incidentally was also prophesied as going to happen thousands of years before it did by their own prophets, such as Isaiah.




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COMMENTS  (received from DAVE  FP, in ICELAND 10.3.15 & John Benjamin USA 11.3.15)


I was not actually consciously thinking about all of this myself until curiosity about the eclipse being seen most clearly from the UK got my attention when I saw it in the news. It was almost an after-thought that I got the urge to look up the Blood Moons Tetrad again at the same time, which is when the shock hit me!. This is definitely NOT "a little thing" that is taking place, no sirree! Anyway...


A few things REALLY stood out to me in particular...


First, the reminder that this eclipse - A "new moon" = a dark/black moon, and on the Spring Equniox, as well as also the first day of the Jewish new Year, is supposed to be an eclipse that is one of the darkest (deepest) Europe has ever seen! It occurs in the middle of the current Blood Moons Tetrad, AND that the third Blood Moon (a "full moon", exactly two weeks later!) falls on Good Friday, Easter/Passover, the day of Jesus' death!

Things like this DON'T "just happen" do they?


Second, the location of where it takes place, and subsequently who will/should "notice" it! Even if there is cloud cover and the eclipse cannot be observed directly, the sky will be substantially darkened apparently, and especially noticeable in the UK. (If there IS cloud cover it will be even DARKER, whew!) More on my belief "why the UK?" In a moment but before that...


Thirdly, the arc of the progression of "total" eclipse completely astounded me, because... I have flown between the UK and Iceland many times, and I have always noticed a CHANGE in the spirit EXACTLY at the point where the total eclipse occurs, around the Faroe Islands! To the SOUTH the spirit is very DARK, but to the NORTH it is very LIGHT!


I don't know what The Lord knows, and probably no country is completely "innocent", much like "all have sinned and come short of the glory of God" on individual personal levels, however where Iceland is concerned, from my experience with all the places I have been on this planet, I would have to say that Iceland certainly seems more "good" than "bad", and more "right" than "wrong", in all kinds of ways and for all kinds of reasons.


The rest of Europe, and the UK especially, is a entirely different matter however, and PARTICULARLY "The City of London", which I will explain following...


The animated graphic I saw on the Internet showing the path of the "total" eclipse (an elliptical shaped "black spot") appears to point DIRECTLY towards LONDON! Historically, in times past, any "warning" of "judgments" heralded by events such as these eclipses were directed at Israel, as your article points out. In those times past London, as it is TODAY, did not exist, HOWEVER...


TODAY, and in more recent "modern" history, the "CITY of London" is not only a hotbed of real iniquity, actually built and based on Luciferianism and actual occultist Satan worship (and all that that entails and means), but it is the seat of power for "Zionism" (NOT to be confused with "the Jews" and the current State of "Israel")! "Zionism" is basically another word for the "New World Order", and the only thing the AC is waiting for, steering the world towards, is his temple in Jerusalem, so he can move himself and his whole operation there!


Right now however, "The City of London" runs everything (and "who" runs "The City"?),  including the U.S., the EU, and all of "The City's" "branches" globally, including the so-called "royal households", the other "city nation states" and "tax havens" scattered around, the banks, the corporations, etc, etc ad infinitum (ALL of these are PRIVATELY OWNED, including and especially the "Central/Federal" banks, as well as all the land they sit on, and contrary to public knowledge!) This is no exaggeration and well researched and documented!


Generally, from what I understand from many others, 2015 is considered to be the harbinger of GLOBAL CHANGES that are expected to take place throughout 2016 - 2017, at the latest! If so, then perhaps THIS is why this heavenly warning, and/or warning of judgment upon "Zion" and it's seat of power, has been chosen to take place where it has, pointing at "who's to blame" and the reasons for it!? Certainly "food for thought", and my personal belief anyway! 😊


"We will see" I guess! 


But as a closing "side-note" about Iceland and its volcanos...


Firstly, Iceland sits astride two tectonic plates that are PULLING AWAY FROM EACH OTHER, the "North American" plate, and the "European" plate! (Get that!?) As a result, earthquakes and volcanic activity are a result of natures forces "leaking", rather than the bumping and grinding we find in other parts of the world resulting in more violent kinds of earthquakes and eruptions. 


They have had a "leaking" type of eruption going on for months and months now, but if you remember the effect that the eruption of a few years back had on the rest of Europe? It would not surprise me if, especially as gravitational forces will be at their peak during this eclipse due to the "super moon" effect, another eruption could occur and send another "blight" across Europe (unless they take heed and take note and repent of their current actions and direction)!  I certainly would understand if the UK were to be affected at least.



COMMENT from John Benjamin in the USA 11.3.15


I totally agree Steve, You are right on I think. Concerning the blood moons and coming troubles, have you watched Jonathan Cahn's latest warnings ( He is saying that he feels it's very possible that the greatest economic crash in America's history will come at the last blood moon time and end of the present Shimmitah. SEPTEMBER -late... I think he's really on to something. I also think war with Israel is imminent.

The last 3 tetrads have all had Israel going to war and gaining ground. I think this time something so drastic and unimaginable is going to occur that it will stun the Muslims into submission, like the nuking of Damascus (Isaiah 17.1?). This will allow for the rebuilding of the Temple, the covenant -probably written by a Jewish man-- and the antichrist to step forward and begin to have intelligence with those who also hate the covenant like he does. I think we're close! Some think something's going to happen around this spring blood moon and solar eclipse. Rabbi Cahn has said that a solar eclipse has traditionally meant judgment on the Gentile nations. It would not surprise me to see another 9/11 only HUGE! -Like a nuke going off in New York (God forbid) or any type of thing. According to John Paul Jackson who just passed away, prophesied that a great California quake is coming shortly, but before it hits he said that California would experience the worst storm in its history. HE WAS RIGHT! The Pineapple Express came roaring through with 140 mph. winds hitting the high Sierras! WOW! maybe that will be the next thing that hits. Anyway, it's all leading up  to the big show!





Upcoming ‘Supermoon’ eclipse will dazzle Britain, but hit Europe’s power grids hard

Published time: March 08, 2015 14:03Burditt)

This spring should reward plenty of star-gazers, especially in Britain, which will experience its deepest solar eclipse in 15 years, as well as a Supermoon, all at the same time – an event that will sink the island into twilight for two whole hours.

The Supermoon eclipse, as the phenomenon is known, is an astronomical alignment where the Moon is sent on a trajectory between the Sun and the Earth, depriving us of light. The event will occur on March 20 at around 8:40GMT.

Scotland will have it best though, with a whopping 98 percent of the sky darkened, compared to about 85 percent for the south of England. For best results the Scottish need to look up starting 9:36 am.

Other areas in Britain will only get around 30 percent.

Similar events took place in 2006, 2008 and 2011, but neither of them can touch the upcoming Supermoon eclipse, except an event that occurred in 1999.

We’ll have to wait three years for the next one in 2018. However, only 2026 will present us with a deep solar eclipse once again. As for the magnitude, it won’t be until 2090 that we get to see anything like the 1999 and upcoming March 20 events.

Whenever particularly striking displays take place, it is because the Moon is close to the Earth. According to Dr Edward Bloomer of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, the March eclipse will see the Moon closer to us than it has been in more than 18 years.

“The Earth is orbiting around the Sun and sometimes is slightly closer and sometimes further away, and the Earth is also wobbling around on its axis,” the Telegraph cites him as saying.

“Likewise the orbit of the Moon around the Earth is elliptical and slightly tilted so it’s rare for the Sun, Earth and Moon to actually line up,” he also said. And when the Moon’s orbit is as close as possible to the Earth’s, we have a total eclipse, Bloomer explains.

That’s when the Supermoon appears, and that is what will take place in Britain in a few days, as our satellite appears to us as an enormous black, glowing orb, shortly before March 20.

The only thing the Brits have to worry about is weather. It can potentially ruin their viewing experience, with the possibility of clouds and rain.

But if skies are clear, another treat for everyone will be the moon itself. With such proximity and lighting conditions, a pair of binoculars will give the viewer surface details that could never be seen with the naked eye.

However, it’s not just the fun factor of such events that is attracting attention. The Brits are afraid it might cause power grid failures as well. The National Grid says around 50 percent of power will be lost throughout the morning hours later in March.

But Britain will remain relatively unscathed, compared to its European neighbors, where up to 10 percent of energy is generated sustainably, meaning they depend more on the sun. According to the UK’s energy body, only 1.5 percent of power there is generated by solar panels. And since people will be going out in droves to watch the spectacle, energy consumption should drop almost at the same time the shortages will strike, it says.

The European Network Transmission System Operators for Electricity says, according to the Independent, “with the increase of installed photovoltaic energy generation, the risk of an incident could be serious without appropriate countermeasures.”

"Within 30 minutes the solar power production would decrease from 17.5 gigawatts to 6.2GW and then increase again up to 24.6GW. This means that within 30 minutes the system will have to adapt to a load change of -10GW to +15GW," said Patrick Graichen, executive director of the Berlin-based think-tank on renewable energy Agora Energiewende, as cited by the Financial Times.

While the world is only hearing about the Supermoon eclipse now, energy companies have been preparing for the event for months in advance, some in Europe setting up contingency measures for extracting energy from other power stations.

Experts predict that precautionary methods will only increase with time, as more solar energy becomes increasingly commonplace.

(Added 17.3.15)  Here is the ORTHODOX Jewish take on the TOTAL ECLIPSE and the 4 BLOOD MOONS from yet another source:-

Passover Blood Moon Preceded By Exceedingly Rare Solar Eclipse


March 17, 2015


An exceedingly rare solar eclipse will take place next FRIDAY over a most symbolic location on a day infused with both great natural significance and profound religious meaning. There will be a total eclipse of the sun for two minutes over the North Pole on Friday, (& 2 HOURS of ECLIPSE in THE FARAO ISLANDS, ICELAND, NORWAY & THE NORTH OF THE UK) on March 20, the day of the Spring Equinox which coincides with the beginning of the Hebrew month of Nissan, the first month in the Biblical calendar year, a solar occurrence that has never happened before in human history. “The concurrence and rarity of this natural event, together with the times in which we live, indicates the finger of God,” Gidon Ariel, an Israeli Orthodox Jew told Breaking Israel News. Ariel serves as the co-founder and CEO of Root Source, an online platform where Christians can learn “Jewish concepts, ideas and thought, to more deeply understand the roots of their faith, in an informal and loving manner” according to the group’s website. As stated in the Book of Exodus, “the first month” of Nissan is when God rescued the Nation of Israel from slavery in Egypt. Jewish tradition teaches that just as the first redemption happened in Nissan, so too the future redemption of the world will also occur in the month of Nissan


 “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.” (Joel 2:31)






Blood Moon lunar eclipse in Sydney, Australia, on 28th August 2007 (Photo: Peter Gaylard/ Wiki Commons)


An exceedingly rare solar eclipse will take place next week over a most symbolic location on a day infused with both great natural significance and profound religious meaning.


There will be a total eclipse of the sun for two minutes over the North Pole on Friday, March 20, the day of the Spring Equinox which coincides with the beginning of the Hebrew month of Nissan, the first month in the Biblical calendar year, a solar occurrence that has never happened before in human history.


“The concurrence and rarity of this natural event, together with the times in which we live, indicates the finger of God,” Gideon Ariel, an Israeli Orthodox Jew told Breaking Israel News. Ariel serves as the As stated in the Book of Exodus, “the first month” of Nissan is when God rescued the Nation of Israel from slavery in Egypt. Jewish tradition teaches that just as the first redemption happened in Nissan, so too the future redemption of the world will also occur in the month of Nissan.


Known by Jews as the “Holiday of Redemption,” Passover takes place every year on the 15th day of Nissan, and as Hebrew months are based on a lunar cycle, the night when Jews sit down to their Passover Seder always has a full moon.


This year, much attention is being paid to Passover’s full moon since it will be the third in a series of four “Blood Moons” taking place over the Jewish festivals.




The last series of blood moons to occur over the Jewish festivals took place in 1967 when Israel won the Six Day War, expanded the boundaries of the Jewish State and liberated the city of Jerusalem.


Prior to 1967, there was a tetrad in 1949 when the Israeli War of Independence ended after the founding of the State of Israel the previous year, perhaps the greatest event in modern Jewish history.


A series of four blood moons occurring during Jewish holidays is so rare that the last time prior to 1948 was all the way back in 1493, the year following the expulsion of Jews from Spain, another major milestone in Jewish history.


 “Studying world history from a Jewish perspective has caused me to perceive the Blood Moons a bit differently than I did at first,” said O’Dell, an American Christian who has observed and studied lunar and solar astronomical events for more than 35 years.






 O’Dell took his findings to Ariel and the two developed a free eBook on the blood moons as well as a complementary course where Christians can learn what O’Dell calls the “Jewish aspects” of the blood moons and solar eclipses of 2015.


Judaism teaches that God gave the Torah (Bible) to humanity in the Sinai wilderness, as opposed to inside the Land of Israel, in order to demonstrate that the Divine Word belongs to all of humanity, Jews and non-Jews. According to O’Dell, there is no place on earth that is as symbolic of wilderness as the North Pole.


“Whereas every piece and parcel of land in the world is owned by someone or some country, the North Pole is an international site and is not owned by any nation,” O’Dell explained to Breaking Israel News. A total solar eclipse at the North Pole on the first day of spring occurs once every 100,000 years.  For it to occur on the first day of the first month of the Biblical calendar year is, however, entirely unprecedented since this is only the year 5775 according to Jewish tradition, meaning that there has never been such a solar occurrence in human history.


The skies over the North Pole will darken for two minutes on Friday, March 20th at 10:18 AM Greenwich Mean Time