I have been thinking a lot about the lunar eclipse I saw last night and what it might mean. I have written about it before. The Director of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles said that the rare tetrad of blood moons we will see this year and next, “doesn’t really mean anything. It’s a chance arrangement of gravity and the motions of objects in the solar system …” (news report).
But is it true that it doesn’t really mean anything? The Star of Bethlehem marked the event of Jesus’ birth, and the full moon rising in eclipse, a blood moon, marked the event of His crucifixion.
“If these astronomical events weren’t a special miracle from outside of the natural order, then it was something even more startling. They were clockwork signs. And that is overwhelming. The movement of the heavenly bodies is regular, like a great clock. These clockwork signs means that from the very instant at which God flung the universe into existence, He also knew the moment he would enter human history in the person of Jesus of Nazareth. He marked it in the stars. And from before the beginning of time, God knew the very moment when Messiah would breath his last on the cross. Jesus is “the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world.”— Rev 13:8.”
Adapted from The Star of Bethlehem
If the above is true, then He also knows the exact moment He will re-enter history as King of kings and Lord of lords, an event I expect, which will also be marked by clockwork signs. Perhaps what we saw last night was the opening scene of the final events on the stage of this age. Accept the invitation the clockwork signs proclaim. Decide, and act.