“I will give wonders in the sky above and signs on the earth below”
The prophet Joel made some remarkable statements as he prophesied what the Lord gave him and then hundreds of years later the very exact same prophesy was repeated in the book of Acts in the New Testament (new covenant). Here is the prophesy in Acts 2:17-21: “And it shall be in the last days, says God that I will pour out My Ruach (Spirit) on all flesh. Your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Even on my My slaves, male and female, I will pour out My Ruach (Spirit) in those days, and they will prophesy. And I will give wonders in the sky above and signs on the earth beneath, blood, and fire, and smoky vapor. The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the great and glorious Day of Adonai (Lord) comes. And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of Adonai (The Lord) will be saved.”
The apostle Peter spoke to the Shavuot (Pentecost) crowd of Judeans and all those who were staying in Jerusalem who were devout men from every nation under heaven. They were all amazed because and perplexed because they were speaking in tongues and they were hearing it in their own language. Peter said these men are not drunk as they supposed, but this is that which was spoken of by the prophet Joel.
Today in the fall of 2013, this gift of the Holy Spirit is available for even you, yes, you. Later on in Acts 2:38-39, the gift of Ruach ha-Kodesh (The Holy Spirit) comes when you ask for it. When you repent (turn away) of you sins and give your whole heart to Messiah Yeshua for the removal of your sins and become baptized the promise will happen if you believe it. For in the 39th verse it says: “For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far away, as many as the Adonai (Lord) our God call to Himself. Peter said “save yourself from this twisted generation.” Just like today we live in a twisted generation as there is nothing new under the sun. So those who received his message were immersed. Jesus said take this cup and drink “For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins (Matthew 26;28). Jesus paid it all for us and His blood alone covers our sins. Church or baptism or works nor anything but Yeshua’s (Jesus) blood washes away your sins. You connect to God through His Spirit when you are saved. Forgiveness is through your faith (believing) in Christ and His grace saves you.
Now concerning the wonders in the heavens and the signs on the earth. Have you noticed things changing in the atmosphere and on earth lately in the past few years? Sure you have and so has everyone on the planet. Storms of epic proportion are hitting the earth everywhere. Just last week the largest Typhoon ever recorded with winds over 235 miles per hour hit the Island nation of the Philippines. Other storms with massive tornados and twisters are ripping up homes all over the country. Massive flooding is happening all over the world in record numbers. And Earthquakes? Earthquakes are increasing at a rate on the planet that even the scientist can hardly believe what is happening. In the past week 965 earthquakes occurred over our planet according to Quake Watch. And this is happening every week, it’s just crazy. And as for signs of people, lawlessness is out of control throughout the nations. In the sky just last week bright meteors shot across the California heavens and recently a huge meteor boomed across the Russian Sky with damaging sounds that broke out windows and light up the sky like a fireball. Now even this past month, scientist have found out they can’t possibly track them all and the increasing threat of massive damage to a city or nation or even a continent looms on the horizon. And if you haven’t heard of the four blood moons, you’re out of the loop.
Four blood moons are coming in 2014 and 2015 with a full eclipse in the middle. This is according to Nasa, and you can check it out for yourself on their web site. The dates are as follows: April 15th (Passover) in 2014, October 8th (Feast of Tabernacles) in 2014. A full Solar Eclipse on March 20th 2015. Then on April 4th (Passover) in 2015, and finally on September 28th (Feast of Tabernacles) in 2015.
Every time this has happen in the past it has had major significant ramifications for Israel and the world. These blood moons falling on Jewish Holidays have grand prophetic meanings. The last time the Tetrads of four blood moons have corresponded to the Jewish Feasts were 1492 (America discovered), 1949 Israel becomes recognized as a sovereign nation and 1967 when Israel defeated all the Arab nations that declared war on her in which she defeated all of them in six days. God is telling us something big is about to happen! Human history will be change. I don’t know what exactly will happen but I do know this is no accident of timing. This was setup since the beginning of the universe by God. Watch and pray and be ready and know God is in control. The bible says when you see these signs look up because your redemption draws nigh. This could very well be dates of God’s judgment on Israel and the nations of the world. Could it be by war or earthquakes or some pandemic? No one knows, but write down the days and stay close to the Lord. The end of the age is upon us. We are living in the end of time and the time of the end.