Sid Roth - Blood Moons Explained
Sid Roth: Hello. Sid Roth here. Welcome. Thank you. Welcome to my world where it's naturally supernatural. Everyone is talking these days about blood moons. Why? We know from Joel that before the awesome great day of the Lord, the Day of Judgment, there's going to be a moon that will be all red. But what most people don't know is that every time, historically, where there is what's known as a tetrad, a tetrad is four blood moons in a row. Every time there has been a tetrad on biblical feasts, not on the feasts that most Christians celebrate, but I mean on biblical feasts, something significant has happened to change the whole world. There is a tetrad that will occur this year and next year on a biblical feast and there won't be another one for another 400 years. What significant thing is going to happen between this year and next year? I believe I have the guest that will be able to tell us that. So I'm watching television, I'm watching the major news shows and all of a sudden, internationally known evangelists are on these secular news shows talking about the blood moons. So I do a little research and I find out that every one that I'm aware of found out their basic information from Mark Biltz. Tell me a bit about your background that you know these things.
Mark Biltz: Well sure, I'd love to, Sid. To me, this is so exciting. I feel like just a little kid. And when I was little kid I loved astronomy. And I'd be laying down out on the grass. I'd be looking up at the heavens, like Psalm 19 says, "The heavens declare the Glory of God". And I would be just be looking up and I just loved it, and I had a telescope. And I'd always being trying to find the moons around Jupiter and the ring around Saturn. And then as I got older and I became a believer and filled with the Holy Spirit, and I just loved God, and all of a sudden I found out about the feasts of the Lord, and I realized they weren't the Jewish feasts, but they were the Lord's feasts. And I'm going to NASA's website because I love math, I love science, and I had seen this beautiful total lunar eclipse over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. And I got to thinking about the Bible verses, you know, with the moon turning to blood and the sun to sackcloth. And so what I did I do? I said, let's see if there's any interesting eclipses coming up. And so I looked and I saw there were these four total lunar eclipses in a row. And I thought, well how often does that happen? And so I was going to NASA's website and I saw it didn't happen at all in the 1800s, didn't happen in the 1700s, didn't happen in the 1600s.
Sid Roth: So it's pretty rare.
Mark Biltz: It's very rare. As a matter of fact after my research, I found it has only happened eight times in the last 2000 years...
Sid Roth: That's rare.
Mark Biltz: ...that these have fallen on the biblical feast days. But that's what was so amazing. I'm in my prayer cloth, it's about four in the morning. I was getting up early for a long time. And I'm praying, and all of a sudden, it's like this voice comes and says, "Mark, put these on the biblical holidays". Because when I was on NASA's website, it like April and October, April and September, and it was like a download. And so I get all excited and I run out to my computer, and I get on the computer, and I see they fell on Passover and Tabernacles, Passover and Tabernacles. So now I'm ready to jump out of my skin.
Sid Roth: I'm sure.
Mark Biltz: I can't believe this. Oh my gosh, you know. And so I go back and I look and then I see when else they happened in history, and it just blew me away.
Sid Roth: Well the thing that is so amazing to me, tell me about the last set of tetrads, that's four of these blood moons in a row. One was just happened to be in 1948. Another one just happened to be in 1967. What significant things happened in 1948 and 19? I think all of you know. Do many of you know what happened in '48 and '67? But just in case.
Mark Biltz: Sure. The thing that amazed me concerning the math is, you know, according to NASA, over 5000 years you only average one total lunar eclipse every year and a half, and here we have four within a year and a half, and they're falling on the feast days. And the last time that happened was when Israel recaptured Jerusalem in 1967 and 1968. When I saw that, it was like, oh good grief, this is supernatural. And so I go running back and I look at the next date and it was right after Israel became a nation in 1948. It happened in 1949 and '50. And so now my mind is reeling. So I have to go back and I got to do some more research. And I'm going back and I find out it happened during the Inquisition, 1492, when Columbus sails the ocean blue.
Sid Roth: Now why was that? That was pretty bad for us Jewish people because we Jews were literally left, if we didn't leave we'd be murdered. So it wasn't too good for us Jewish people, but it had an effect on the world. What was that?
Mark Biltz: Well sure it did because they expelled all the Jews on the 9th of Av. And also in Portugal, in 1493, 1494, what happens, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella are taking all the Jewish wealth, but that is what helped finance the finding of the New World and all the Jews coming over to America.
Sid Roth: So in your opinion, if the Jews hadn't been expelled and Christopher Columbus, who is Jewish, and you told me also were a number of his crew who were Jewish. Why? Because they had to leave Spain, they might not have not founded America.
Mark Biltz: That's right. That's right. That's exactly right. And you know what? As I went back further, at the destruction of the Temple in 70 A.D...
Sid Roth: That's going way back.
Mark Biltz: Way back. Solar-lunar eclipses all over the biblical holidays and then during the time Messiah's death, 32, 33 A.D., solar-lunar eclipses all over the biblical holidays. And so I'm thinking, God is true.
Sid Roth: I tell you what I'm thinking. We're out of time right now. But when we come back, so what does this mean to us now? What effect, what significant thing is going to happen? Because we know that these four blood moons are going to occur this year and next year. We know that. We know they're going to be on the biblical feasts, but we don't know what effect it will have on us. We'll be right back.
Sid Roth: So we know why the blood moons are important because the Bible talks about them, especially just before the Judgment Day, so to speak. Prophet Joel talks about that. But why connect them with the feasts, the biblical feasts? Why are the biblical feasts important to us, Mark?
Mark Biltz: Well sure, Sid. I see in Genesis Chapter 1, Verse 14 as a verse, I've read a hundred times. But all of a sudden it hit me like a ton of bricks. All of a sudden it had a whole new level of, I always thought God created the sun and the moon for light and for heat. But when I read Genesis 1:14, it said, "He created the sun and the moon for signs". That's the number reason. Those first signs are signals. And then the very next word is mistranslated in English.
Sid Roth: What is it?
Mark Biltz: And then it says, "for seasons and days, and years". Well when I read seasons, I think of winter, spring, summer or fall. But did you know that same Hebrew word they translate as "seasons", in Genesis and Leviticus they translate that same word as "feasts".
Sid Roth: So you're saying the sun and the moon was created for food, for sun in the winter? This is what's coming to me. If there are, you know, baseball, there's you notice the catcher does certain hand signals, fast ball or curve or something like that. Now if the pitcher doesn't know what those hand signals are, he won't have a clue what's going to happen. I mean, the catcher is liable to get right hit in the face.
Mark Biltz: Exactly.
Sid Roth: But if he knows, he's prepared. Is that what you're saying?
Mark Biltz: Exactly. Because that same word that's translated as either "fall" or "food" literally means a Divine appointment. That's what the Hebrew word "moreh" means. And how many people believe in Divine appointment? I mean, obviously.
Sid Roth: And how many of you want to know the sign for Divine appointment? I sure do.
Mark Biltz: The thing to me is all of a sudden I realize they're scheduled. There's some Divine appointments that are scheduled, like Passover, like the Feast of Tabernacles. And each one of these feasts in Hebrew is called a "mikra". Now we translate that as convocation. But the Hebrew word implies a dress rehearsal. So every time on Passover the Jews went to the dress rehearsal of killing the Passover lamb on Passover because that is when the event was going to happen. So he died on Passover. He was buried on unleavened bread. He rose on the Feast of First Fruits and the Spirit was poured out on the Feast of Pentecost, or Shabuoth. But most Christians don't know the Jews have been keeping Pentecost for every year for 1500 years.
Sid Roth: So what you're saying is, not only are these biblical feasts shadows of every major event in the first coming of the Messiah, but you go even further. You're saying to the exact day, and in some cases, they're to the exact hour. Explain.
Mark Biltz: Exactly. It was at the third hour of the day they bound the Lord, it says. Well that's nine in the morning, the time of the morning sacrifice. So at that every moment, the High Priest is binding the Passover lamb to the altar, they're binding the Lamb of God to the cross and they're singing the songs, they would always sing Psalms 113 thru 118. Did you know that God had David write the funeral song for his son a thousand years before?
Sid Roth: Is God brilliant or what?
Mark Biltz: Yeah. At the very moment, at the very moment they're binding the Passover lamb to the altar, they're binding Yeshua to the cross, Josephus records two and a half million Jews were in Jerusalem, and there's this choir that is singing. And the words they're singing is, "Bind the sacrificial cords even to the oars of the altar". This is what they're singing at the very moment. This is what they're sharing at the binding of the cross. And then at noon when he's lifted up, he said, "If I be lifted I will draw all men to me", guess what they're singing? Psalm 118. And what are the words? "The right hand of the Lord is lifted up. The right hand of the Lord is exalted". This is, so not only did he fulfill the feast to the day, but to the very single hour. And so the thing is this. If we're not on the right calendar, see our calendar is based on the sun.
Sid Roth: Right.
Mark Biltz: The Islamic calendar is based on the moon. But God says, "Let them, both the sun and the moon, determine the days of my day timer".
Sid Roth: Wait a second. The church celebrates Resurrection Sunday. So, you know, so isn't that the same?
Mark Biltz: Well it's on the wrong calendar.
Sid Roth: Wrong calendar? But wait, wait. The church celebrates Pentecost. Is that right?
Mark Biltz: On the wrong calendar.
Sid Roth: No wonder, no I won't say it.
Mark Biltz: Well I'll give you a perfect example
Sid Roth: Okay.
Mark Biltz: Here's the thing. The feast, God's appointed time
Sid Roth: This is going to get me in trouble.
Mark Biltz: But God is a God of order. And because of that he has to die before he gets buried. He's got to be buried before he can raise from the dead. And then he got raised from the dead before the Holy Spirit poured down on Pentecost. Do you know on the secular calendar we use, because we're on the wrong calendar, two years from now, Easter is a month before Passover. We celebrate the Resurrection before he even dies.
Sid Roth: I'll tell you what. I have to ask you this. If the first feasts are perfect shadows to the day, the hour, the events in the death and resurrection of Jesus, what about last few feasts? What are they shadows of?
Mark Biltz: Well do you believe the Lord is the same yesterday, today and forever?
Sid Roth: Of course.
Mark Biltz: I mean, do you really believe that?
Sid Roth: I really believe that.
Mark Biltz: Well if you really believe it, if people believe he fulfilled the spring feast to the day of the first coming, he fulfill the fall feast to the day of the second coming.
Sid Roth: Well. I mean, let me ask you this most important question. We have this tetrad in the last blood moon of the four that are coming up. But you say there are certain things about this last tetrad that has never happened in history. Are you sure?
Mark Biltz: Yes.
Sid Roth: I'll tell you what. When we come back, I want to hear what's about ready to happen. That wasn't a very convincing yes. Say yes! Okay. We'll be right back.
Sid Roth: You know, as we were discussing, everything is being fulfilled to the day, to the hour of the first coming of Messiah through God's biblical feast or as Mark explained, his appointments. Then the last feast will be his return to the day and the hour. But is there anywhere in the Bible that gives us a clue that the devil is going to tamper with the calendar so that we'll miss the signs?
Mark Biltz: You bet there is. It's in the Book of Daniel. And think about this. If you are in business and your competitor, you had an appointment, if he could get a hold of your day timer and change it, he would love to have you miss the appointment.
Sid Roth: Of course.
Mark Biltz: Well God doesn't want us to miss the appointments and he always warns before He brings judgment. And guess what? In Daniel, it says, one of the things the Antichrist will do is change the timings and the seasons.
Sid Roth: I remember that. Do you remember that? I do.
Mark Biltz: That's referring to the feast days. That's referring to God's appointed times when He's going to intersect human history. So significant.
Sid Roth: So speaking of intersecting human history, we have this tetrad, the four blood moons and the last one, which will happen next year, will be the most unusual that it ever has occurred in history. In fact, we won't even, we don't even have any more of these tetrads scheduled that occur on feast days for over 400 years after that. Why is it so unusual, Mark?
Mark Biltz: Well have you ever heard of a super moon?
Sid Roth: I actually heard of it because I interviewed you on radio. Before that, I didn't know didly.
Mark Biltz: Here's what a super moon is. Here's the earth and here's the moon, and the moon's orbit around the earth is elliptical. It's far away and it gets close, and it's far away. Every month does a complete orbit. When the moon is at its closest point to Earth, it's called its perigee. All right. Well if the moon is a new moon at perigee at its closest point, you don't even see it. But if the moon is a full moon at its closest point to Earth, according to NASA it looks 14 percent larger. It's this big super moon because it's so close. Well guess what? Next year, on September 28th, we not only have a full moon, we have a super moon that it's at its closest point to Earth, not just for the month, for the entire year. And it's a super blood moon that is going to be seen in Jerusalem on the Feast of Tabernacles and in a Shmitah year.
Sid Roth: Now what's a Shmitah year?
Mark Biltz: Now the Shmitah year is every seventh year.
Sid Roth: Jubilee.
Mark Biltz: Every seventh year the lamb had to rest and it couldn't be killed. The amazing thing is this. Every man, see God commanded all the men to be in Jerusalem three times a year.
Sid Roth: Right.
Mark Biltz: He didn't command the women because they didn't have to be told what to do. The women don't. But every three times a year, all the men had to be in Jerusalem. But in the Shmitah, in the seventh year, specifically on the Feast of Tabernacles, it says in Deuteronomy, "Every man, woman, child and even the stranger has to be there to hear the King of Israel read from the scriptures".
Sid Roth: Okay. Now this begs the question. Why is God giving us so many sign after sign, after sign for next year? What, use your sanctified intellect having studied astronomy, having studied the Bible, having studied the biblical feasts. You're an expert in these three arenas. What is going to happen?
Mark Biltz: Well here's one thing that I think. In the Book of Joel you mentioned where it talks about the sun turning to sackcloth and the moon to blood, it's in the same context that God says He's going to judge all the nations who are trying to divide the Land of Israel. And that's what's going on right now. America is leading the push to divide the Land of Israel and I think these are the heavenly billboard of warning signs by God to Israel, not to divide their land. It's also that America should not partake. But here's the other thing. We see a war in 1948, a biblically prophetic war. We see a biblically prophetic war in '67. I'm not saying it's going to happen. But I think there's a good chance we could see a biblically prophetic war in Israel because there are several that haven't taken place yet. But guess what else? That seventh year is an economic reset year. That is when all the debts were to be forgiven and the people released. But in Nebuchadnezzar's day they had set the people free and they changed their mind and put them all back into bondage. And God said because of that, the seventh year is going to be a year of judgment. And the seventh year has been the year of judgment. And do you know in 1994, do you remember the Shumaker-Levy comet when it got tumbled 21 times? Okay. That was a Shmitah year. And guess what weekend it happened on? The 9th of Av, which is the time when the Temple was destroyed twice. And so I thought back in 1994, that that meant with 21 fragments that 7 x 3 is 21, the next three Shmitah years would be times of judgment. And 2001 was a Shmitah year, or the seventh year, and that's when the Dow fell, it's biggest drop ever to that time, and it fell on Rosh Hoshanah, the seventh month, it fell 7 percent.
Sid Roth: Tell me the next one.
Mark Biltz: The next one is 2008, when the big stock market crash happened. Guess what? That was a Shmitah year. It happened on the first day of the seventh month. The Dow fell 777 points.
Sid Roth: No. You're making that up.
Mark Biltz: No. It was.
Sid Roth: I saw it.
Mark Biltz: Yeah.
Sid Roth: Now listen. How many more signs do you need? This is your moment to make Jesus your Messiah and Lord. Believe that Jesus died, just like Mark explained, and rose from the dead on the Jewish feast, and believe that his blood washed away your sins. You are clean. Make Jesus your Lord and live inside of you now.