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The third angel blew [his] trumpet, and a huge star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it dropped on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water–And the name of the star is Wormwood. A third part of the waters was changed into wormwood, and many people died from using the water, because it had become bitter. Then the fourth angel blew [his] trumpet, and a third of the sun was smitten, and a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that [the light of] a third of them was darkened, and a third of the daylight [itself] was withdrawn, and likewise a third [of the light] of the night was kept from shining. Then I [looked and I] saw a solitary eagle flying in midheaven, and as it flew I heard it crying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, because of the rest of the trumpet blasts which the three angels are about to sound! ~ Revelation 8:10-13, AMP

 

All of the hype behind the June 15th blood-red moon over Israel, and the blood-red moons happening on the Feasts of Passover and Tabernacles in 2014 and 2015, are just that—hype (propaganda). The truth is that all lunar and solar eclipses are not the same, which is why the Scriptures make it clear that the lunar and solar eclipses that should matter to everyone are those that occur because of Revelation’s Wormwood, which is a literal “death” star that creates the devastations of Trumpet 3 (cf. Revelation 8:10-11) and Trumpet 4 (cf. Revelation 8:12-13).  In fact, it is quite possible that the now approaching Wormwood star is the reason not only for the increase in frequency and intensity of the destructive earthquakes and tsunamis this Earth has been experiencing, but also its approach could be responsible for Trumpets 1 and 2’s hail and fire mixed with blood, and the burning mountain-like object, both of which will be behind the destruction of one-third of the Earth’s land, vegetation, seas, sea creatures, and/or ships (cf. Revelation 8:7-9).

What’s for certain is that during The Great Tribulation the Wormwood star, which brings with it ecological disaster, is prophesied to pass through our solar system and fall from the sky into Earth’s rivers and springs of water. According to Scriptures, it appears that after Wormwood falls from the sky there also will be, simultaneously, both solar and lunar eclipses (see Revelation 6:12 through 8:13; and Matthew 24:29). Furthermore, it needs to be noted here that simultaneous solar and lunar eclipses are not the “normal” predictable lunar and solar eclipses. Thus, neither NASA, nor Nostradamus, or any one else, can determine (predict) when this simultaneous event will happen!

Concerning the Trumpet Judgments of God, which happen during The Great Tribulation (the second 3½ years of the 7-year Tribulation Period, which is also the second half of the Prophet Daniel’s 70th Week), contrary to what so many people think today, we have neither experienced the first 3½ years of the 7-year Tribulation Period nor are we in the second 3½ years of the 7-year Tribulation Period! Having said that, it also has to be noted that believers today are not putting their trust ONLY in God and what He says in His Word will happen, but rather they are trusting in what humans have interpreted the Scriptures to be saying about prophesied events, especially when it is evident that some humans’ interpretations neither come from the Holy Spirit nor from a close encounter with Father God that results in Him revealing the future to them!

What the Holy Spirit confirms for this believer about that which Jesus the Christ describes as The Great Tribulation (or the Time of Jacob’s Trouble, see Jeremiah 30:7) is that His prophesied horrific time has not happened yet! What Christ says about this Time of Jacob’s Trouble is that it “…will be great tribulation (affliction, distress, and oppression) such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now–no, and never will be [again]” ~ Matthew 24:21, AMP (cf. Daniel 12:1).

To that end, where the CHURCH is concerned, the Scriptures declare that Jesus the Christ not only saves sinners but also He delivers His believers FROM sin, FROM suffering, and FROM death by means of His own suffering and death. These are Biblical Truths, which confirm for the Body of Christ that there will be a Rapture that will save (remove) the CHURCH from this world so that Christ’s true Bride will not have to suffer the Tribulation Period. Unfortunately, the Scriptures also declare that what has been true about the nation of Israel’s past deliverances is that God often rescued His Jewish people after they had gone THROUGH much suffering; for this reason, the Jewish people who still do not believe in Jesus the Christ before the Rapture will receive God’s promised end-time deliverance, where the Time of Jacob’s Trouble is concerned, but only after they go THROUGH the terrible suffering that happens during The Great Tribulation!

Ironically, it is after the angel Michael, the guardian “prince” of the nation of Israel, ushers in The Great Tribulation (the Time of Jacob’s Trouble) that the Jewish people (God’s chosen people) can be rescued and restored, as God has promised. When the angel Michael arises (cf. Daniel 12:1), it is so that God’s appointed process for the nation of Israel’s deliverance can manifest itself THROUGH Israel’s time of great suffering—the time when they are the most powerless and, thus, unable to save themselves. This is also the time when many Tribulation survivors will long for death, but they will not be permitted to die.

After the judgments of Trumpets 5 and 6 are given out, the Scripture says that Tribulation’s surviving men and women look for death but they “…will not find it; and they will yearn to die, but death evades and flees from them” (Revelation 9:6, AMP). For sure, there has not been any time in this world’s history that men and women have been so emotionally, physically, and spiritually worn out by the wrath of God, or by man’s wrath, that they have tried to kill themselves only to end up crippling and/or injuring themselves, because God won’t let them finish the job!

Therefore, it should be evident that this time of Great Tribulation that Jesus the Christ and the Prophets Jeremiah and Daniel speak about is yet to come. However, The Great Tribulation (the second 3½ years of the 7-year Tribulation Period) will not occur until after the Antichrist stops the resumed burnt animal sacrifices that take place in the rebuilt Jewish Temple (the Third Temple) and then commits the abomination of desolation about which the Prophet Daniel and Jesus the Christ prophesy (cf. Daniel 9:27; and Matthew 24:15-22).

So, instead of trying to figure out the purpose and/or significance of the scheduled June 15th blood-red moon, let us who trust and believe in God and His Word focus on those signs that God already has provided in His Word to prepare us rather than scare us.  Let us continue to watch for those signs that relate to our Lord’s coming, and these signs will be in the heavens and on this Earth. Lastly, let us be ever so careful to heed the Apostle Paul’s following warnings: “Do not quench (suppress or subdue) the [Holy] Spirit; Do not spurn the gifts and utterances of the prophets [do not depreciate prophetic revelations nor despise inspired instruction or exhortation or warning]. But test and prove all things [until you can recognize] what is good; [to that] hold fast” ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:19-21, AMP.  AMEN!