By Stephen Steinman
A machine called “The Lamb of God”was used in WWII to break the secret codes of the Germans who believed them to be indecipherable. This machine saved the lives of many a man. God has told us in Genesis 1:14, that He created the sun, moon and stars to be our messaging system, which speaks to those with eyes to see and ears to hear. This fact is confirmed in Genesis, and also in the Psalms.
Genesis 1:14 King James Version
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:
Psalm 19:2-3 Darby Translation
2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. 3 There is no speech and there are no words, yet their voice is heard.
The great majority of Christians interested in eschatology have likely read many excellent books on the past“Four Blood Moon”tetrads, which have infrequently appeared on certain of God’s Feast Days. History has proven that past such heavenly manifestations have been linked to major world events which greatly affected His people. God has sanctified his appointed times into seven feast days, to be rehearsed in preparation for related events to occur on appointed days throughout history and into the future. The feast days are divided by the Feast of Weeks. Hemispherically,the spring feast overlay perfectly with the fall feasts. This established a binary relationship not considered by the prophecy teachers of the past or present. The Jews also have two calendars which reflect that reality as well. Israel celebrates two New Years each year. When it’s the civil new year on the northern hemisphere, it’s the religious new year in the southern hemisphere. Thus we are given to see the binary relationship between the spring and fall feasts. God’s “Heavenly Menorah” in the sky is declaring to all people of the world, Jew and Gentile, keep my Holy Feast Days, regardless of where you are living, in either the northern or southern hemisphere. For this reason, God has provided two calendars in keeping with the seasons. This allows for the keeping of the “First Fruits” the harvest to be kept in accordance with the Laws of God.
NOTE: Today’s Hebrew calendar does not follow the biblical instructions given by God regarding leap years. Instead a mathematical formula was devised which allowed for the addition of a 13th month, seven times every nineteen years, in place of the inspection of the barley fields. There were also rules implemented whereby further adjustment was made by adding an extra day to Cheshvan (making it 30 days long) or by removing one day from Kislev (making it 29 days long). Accordingly, a common Hebrew calendar year can have a length of 353, 354 or 355 days, while a leap Hebrew calendar year can have a length of 383, 384 or 385 days. In a given span of 3.5 years, there can be either 43 or 44 months, but never 42 months. Thus, 42 Hebrew months is (+ or – 1239 days / 42 x 29.5 = 1239 days). Within a given time frame of 3.5 Hebrew years, there may be (43 months x 29.5 = 1268.5 days + or -) or (44 months x 29.5 = 1298 days + or -). Using the Gregorian calendar (3.5 years can equal 1277.5 or 1278.5. It’s also important to understand that the Hebrew day begins as sunset, not midnight, as does the Gregorian calendar. Therefore, today began yesterday at sunset, tomorrow begins today at sunset.
God has truly fashioned this spectacular set of “Heavenly (Signs) Wonders” to be the ultimate omens and warnings that judgement is coming to the dwellers on this earth that have not turned from their sins, but have indeed turned 180 degrees, from His perfect will for their lives, living in absolute opposition to Him. These lost souls also exemplify loving darkness rather than light, proclaiming evil as good. On the other hand, the study of prophecy, being one aspect of the Spirit of Jesus, has a purifying effect on those believers that study the scriptures to know what lies ahead.
Titus 2:13 King James Version (KJV)
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Hebrews 9:28 King James Version (KJV)
28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time (unto those) without sin unto salvation (according to 1 John 1:9).