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Blood MoonTetrads: What Are They?

April 11th, 2014 by Admin | No Comments | Filed in Bible, Book, Prophecy

This year’s Passover on April 14, and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) on October 8, fall on the exact same Gregorian calendar dates as they did in 70 CE, the year the Temple is Jerusalem was destroyed and the Jews were forced out of Israel by the Romans.  What makes this relevant is that four blood moons, as part of a tetrad, accompany both events.

In 2008, Mark Biltz  a Tacoma, Washington, pastor began to teach that the Second Coming of the Messiah might occur in the fall of 2015. He based this prediction on the pattern of the upcoming rereads Pastor Biltz’s theory became an Internet sensation. Then he wrote a book about this.

Then in 2013, the well known  Pastor John Hagee, also wrote a book, Four Blood Moons: Something is about to change. Pastor Hagee was able to generate much more publicity for the upcoming event and he credits Pastor Blitz, who then also wrote a book.

Both pastors hold that when a tetrad falls upon the Jewish holidays around the time of momentous events for Jews. Both pastors are also ardent supporters of Israel.

The Jewish press has also picked this news up. Roy S. Neuberger wrote about the upcoming lunar eclipses for the Jewish Press http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/front-page/eclipses-red-moons-and-chanukah/2013/11/27/. He Neuberger reminds that the Gemara comments: “The rabbis taught in a beraisa: During the time the sun is stricken, it is a bad omen for idolaters. [During the time that] the moon is stricken, it is a bad omen for the Jewish people” (Sukkah 29a). [Note: a beraisa is a tradition in the Jewish oral law not incorporated in the Mishnah.}

The first blood moon of 2014 also coincides with an alignment of Earth, Mars and the sun, which places Mars directly behind the earth as it faces the lunar eclipse. That does not seem to have precedence in relation to past tetrads. Since the moon exerts a strong influence on tides, and we know that the both mars and the sun can influence our weather and planet. Yet, exactly what conditions might follow for each from this Passover astral event the space and weather science sites online have not predicted.

On the first night of Passover, April 14, 2014, at 10:58 p.m. PDT, the moon will move into Earth’s shadow. The full lunar eclipse — when the entirety of the moon is shaded by Earth — begins just over an hour later at 12:07 a.m. and lasts until 1:25 a.m. PDT. This will all be visible from North America.

Tetrads do seem to fall around times of momentous events that are difficult for Jews, and sometimes Christians, but seem to always bring about a better situation after an initial struggle.

In the next blog we will cover historical significances of the past seven tetrads for Jews and Christians, including some new data and understandings that have not been covered by elsewhere by others.

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Judy Rey Wasserman is an artist and the founder of Post Conceptual Art theory and also the branch known as UnGraven Image Art at ungravenimage.com. Download a free copy click: Manifesto of Post Conceptual Art– A Painting’s Meaning is Inherent in its Stroke.

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The Divine Transformation – Blessings of Passover & Easter

April 18th, 2011 by Admin | 1 Comment | Filed in Inspirational Stuff

The spring festivals of Passover and Easter are about the transformation that occurs when one completely follows The Divine*, which for monotheistic Christians and Jews is the One God.

There is a rebirth that occurs not by the decision – but by the actualization or enactment of that decision. The decision is easy, but carrying it out is almost always fraught with difficulties.

The adversities can be understood as tests in which one proves ones determination, probably more to oneself that to the Divine. Persistence and endurance will overcome any of the adversities; they will also bring a miraculous new life.

Our adversities and troubles can often be understood as blessings in disguise as they often inspire us to redouble our efforts and focus on The Divine through prayer, meditation and study. It has been said that, “There are no atheists in foxholes.”

Often, when in good times we celebrate, even pat ourselves on the back for our victories and focus less on The Divine*. We grow closer to The Divine, and thus become more of our true selves when we are desperate for help. We learn to focus on The Divine through prayer, meditation and study, because we really need help and may have nowhere else to turn for relief. As Aristotle said, “We learn by doing.”

Cherry Tree
by Judy Rey Wasserman

Strokes are Psalm 46

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Embarking on the journey of following The Divine means leaving behind anything, and even anyone, that is not a part of the journey. Whatever we must leave behind is always something that is only necessary to support our ego or our false pride and diverts us from being our true selves. What and who we surround ourselves with helps us keep or lose our purpose and chosen vision.

In Exodus we learn that although the Israelis were not affected by the twelve plagues, they were subject to the wrath of those around them, which considering they were slaves must have been horrible. Yet, Moses persisted and returned again and again to Pharaoh asking that his people be allowed to leave Israel .

Finally, the Israelis were allowed to leave Egypt but they had to hurry! The Israelis needed to surround themselves with visions of a new life of riches and splendor, not the old life of poverty and slavery, both physically and metaphorically as shown by the Bible’s description of the Egyptians giving them precious gold and jewels.

The Bible does dwell on the obvious: what they had to leave behind, such as their homes, which were meager havens but filled with precious memories, including the wonderful recent meal they had shared on the night the Egyptians lost their first born sons. It was a hard life, but it was what they knew and had, but now they had to embark on the unknown.

Strokes are Deuteronomy 6

Spring Tree
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Transformation always involves willingly entering the unknown and wandering around in it for a period of time. Birth itself represents transformation when we leave the known security of the womb and wander through the birth canal until we become a new viable human being who can breathe freely.In Genesis, The Divine blows His breath into Adam, which makes him alive. Every other living thing is spoken into life but Man, who is formed and then given the breath of The Divine. Thus according to Genesis, our breath shows that we live and metaphorically indicates The Divine in us.

The minute the Israelites left Egypt they were breathing as free people. Their behaviors and activities were no longer slaves who were subjected to the will of others. Experiencing their new freedom they immediately lacked ego, which in scripture is represented by yeast, which puffs up bread and is a metaphor for false pride and willful behavior. Thus initially during their journey in freedom, they ate matzoh as they turned fully to The Divine.

According to Thomas’ account the transformed and risen Jesus spoke to him. The act of speaking proves a person is alive as no one can speak without breath.

For both Jews and Christians and everyone else spring brings a new vision. We celebrate the transformation of the trees and perennials that come into bloom, plus it is a natural seasons of birth and beginnings. We are transformed by what we see and then by what we do.

Wishing you and your loved ones the freedom and blessings of transformation and meaningful holiday this spring.

* The Term “The Divine” is used as a general term and the reader is invited to substitute their own best and theologically correct term whenever it is used. Given the many names for God or the higher power, this prevents misunderstandings.

Judy Rey Wasserman is the Founder and an Artist of Post Conceptual Art theory including the branch called UnGraven Image. Discover more at http://ungravenimage.com<br>

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<strong>Judy Rey Wasserman is an artist and the founder of Post Conceptual Art theory and also the branch known as UnGraven Image Art. Download a free copy click: <a href=”http://ungravenimage.com/images/ManifestoofPosConceptualUnGravenImageArt.pdf” target=”_blank”>Manifesto of Post Conceptual Art– A Painting’s Meaning is Inherent in its Stroke.</a> </strong>

<strong> <a href=”http://store.artofseeingthedivine.com” target=”_blank”>Check out the limited and open edition prints in the estore.</a> </strong>
<strong>Follow her on Twitter at <a href=”http://twitter.com/judyrey” target=”_blank”> @judyrey </a>.]</strong>

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