“God wants us to look at the biblical calendar,” says Mark Biltz, pastor of El Shaddai Ministries in Bonney Lake, Wash. “The reason we need to be watching is [because] He will signal His appearance. But we have to know what to be watching as well. So we need to be watching the biblical holidays.” Pastor Mark Biltz said he’s been studying prophecies that focus on the sun and moon, even going back to the book of Genesis where it states the lights in the sky would be “be for signs, and for seasons.” “It means a signal, kind of like ‘one if by land, two if by sea.’ It’s like God wants to signal us,” he said. “The Hebrew word implies … not only is it a signal, but it’s a signal for coming or His appearing.” Headds the word “seasons” implies appointed times for God’s feasts and festivals. “When we hear the word feast, we think food. But the Hebrew word has nothing to do with food. It has to do with a divine appointment, as if God has a day timer, and He says, ‘OK, I’m gonna mark the day and the time when I’m going to signal My appearance.’”

In the Old Testament, the prophet Joel states, “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.” (Joel 2:31) The 25th chapter of Matthew features a parable where Jesus likens His kingdom to ten virgins all waiting for the arrival of their bridegroom. Yeshua said in the story, “ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” (Matthew 25:13) Biltz says people need to examine the quote in its proper context. “When He says you don’t know the day or the hour, He’s speaking to the foolish virgins, not the wise virgins,” he explained.

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“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.” – Joel 2:31

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