THE LUNAR ECLIPSE
Of September 26, 1996
Synopsis for Skeptics
Eclipses are signs in the heavens. The signs can be interpreted by God,
man, or the devil. Take your pick. I'll take God's. So, how do I get God's?
From the Bible. Based upon all my study of the Bible over the last 27 years.
Here's my perspective of what the latest sign of the Lunar Eclipse of September
26, 1996 means. Take it or leave it.
The moon is a symbol of the Church. It is also a symbol of Right Woman
(not the goddess of love). A eclipse (darkening) always symbolizes judgment.
The Lunar Eclipse occurred on September 26, which is the 270 day of 1996.
The day of the year contains the number 27, which refers to a horn (derived
from 3 x 3 x 3). A horn is the symbol for power. The Ringed Planet (I do
not call it Saturn because I do not honor Satan, who named it Saturn) was
near the bottom right of the Moon (approximately 4:45 o'clock from vertical,
about 130 degrees from my eyeball). A later photograph from France1
shows the angle to be 158 degrees. The Ringed Planet is a symbol of the
Lord Jesus Christ as the God of the Covenant. The New Covenant to the Church
(Luke 22:20, 1 Cor. 11:25) is undoubtedly the one.
The New Covenant of Luke 22:20 refers to the Church, which was started
by the Lord Jesus Christ in this verse and sealed with his blood on the
cross. The blood symbolized Christ's death on the cross whereby He paid
for the sins of the world. Does this mean when we see a bloody moon, it
refers to the death of Christ on the Cross? Yep! Believers are identified
with Christ in His death and in His Resurrection (Romans 6:4, Colossians
“This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood."
(Luke 22:20) (NAS)
Now, the Church always receives judgment first before the rest of the
nation and the world. The Christian believers are the source of blessing
or cursing for the nation by the salt of the earth principle.
So the sign of the Lunar Eclipse is notification that God is going to judge
the Church. Unfortunately, when the Church suffers the nation also suffers.
The particular suffering that is coming is denoted by the 27 - the horn.
This is a powerful form of suffering. References in the Bible include Daniel's
beast with horns (Daniel 7:7, 24); the horn of Moab (Jeremiah 48:25); and
the beast of Revelation (Revelation 12:3). These horns are Archons,
demon generals (or kings), who have power over evil nations. Only mature
believers are able to defeat these powerful horn-demons in spiritual warfare.
For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if
it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not
obey the gospel of God? (1 Peter 4:17, NAS)
The relationship between the Moon in eclipse and the Ringed Planet also
refers to the Right Man and his Right Woman in marriage. The Moon is the
woman; the Ringed Planet is the man; and the rings are the covenant between
them - marriage. Satan attacked the first marriage in the Garden
when he convinced the woman to sin. When she sinned, she died spiritually.
Her soul light went out. In this state of spiritual death she was
like the eclipse of the moon.
History - Did This Type Analysis
Work for the Eclipse in 1982?
There was an awesome eclipse of the Moon on July 6, 1982.2 It
was especially red - like dried blood. That was day 187, the number in
the scripture for a donkey or mule. Now the mule was the pack animal in
Israel. So, the donkey or mule was a symbol of their transportation system.
So the eclipse of 1982 symbolized the judgment associated with a transportation
So? The Challenger arrived at Kennedy Space Center the day of July 5,
1982 (Day 186) for the first time. That night was this awesome eclipse.
The Challenger exploded on January 28, 1986 - note the lineup of 86's.
The 86 is the persecution of "son of the slave woman" against the "son
of the free woman" - the persecution of Ishmael against Isaac (the Arab
against the Jew). In the New Covenant, this is the persecution of the legalist
against the doctrinal believer. Need I say more?
NASA and the Lunar Eclipse
Well, they did it again. Shannon Lucid, a biochemist, who is one of NASA's
greatest ever astronauts, returned from 188 days in space on September
26, the day of the Lunar Eclipse. She was, of course, suffering when she
landed after all that time in weightlessness. She was one of the women
in suffering symbolized by the reddish-brown moon that night. She left
earth on March 22 (meaning cursing) and returned after 188 days (meaning
blessing) - cursing turned to blessing.
It appears with the sign of the eclipse that NASA's glory is over. The
Shuttle Operations are being turned over to a private contractor - which
is supposed to happen October 1, 1996. NASA employees are being encouraged
to leave. The President signed a buyout bill Thursday night (the day of
the eclipse) to lure NASA employees into retirement.
What else do the numbers show us? Shannon Lucid became an astronaut
in 1979, and she just returned on the STS-79 mission. The 79 refers to
hardness of the heart (the right lobe of the soul). This is illustrated
by the mission patch, which portrays the cranial region. The skull and
brain are illustrated. And, of course, the brain has a left and right lobe.
The hardness is symbolized by the blue border in the shape of a horseshoe
(actually a mule shoe, NASA's Old Gray). Hardness of the heart is one of
the stages of divine discipline for those who reject Bible Doctrine.
In the time of Moses, an entire generation rejected Bible Doctrine and
died the sin unto death in the desert because of it. Will our generation
continue to reject Bible Doctrine? Will it fail to see the flashing signs
in the heavens?
Hebrews 3:8 Do not harden your hearts as when they provoked Me, As in the
day of trial in the wilderness (NAS)
For Those Who Have Never Believed in Christ
The Lord Jesus Christ created the heavens, and He also created you. As
a member of the human race, you have a problem, though, if you have never
accepted God's gift of Everlasting Life. The gift is available to all who
want it. It's free - yours for the asking. The Lord Jesus Christ went to
the cross and paid for the sins of the world. When Jesus Christ was hanging
on the cross, God the Father poured out the sins of the world upon Him
and judged Him for them. The Eclipse represents symbolically the blood
of Christ, His death on the cross as a substitute for us, and our identification
with Him. It means that since the sins of the world are paid for, there
is nothing to prevent us from having Everlasting Life from God - nothing,
that is, except our own negative volition. We have a choice. Freedom could
be no other way. No one will force you to believe in Christ. It's up to
you. If you want Everlasting Life, it's paid for and yours for the asking.
The scripture says:
In the privacy of your soul, you can have Everlasting Life simply by believing
in Christ. Just tell God the Father that you are believing in Christ, and
you will be saved.
For in this way God loved the world so that He gave His uniquely born Son
in order that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting
life. (John 3:16)
He who believes in the Son has everlasting life and he who does not believe
shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him. (John 3:36)
Believe on the Lord Jesus and you shall be saved (Act 16:31).
1. Alan MacRobert. "September's Total Eclipse of the Moon,"
Sky Publishing Corporation, P.O. Box 9111, Belmont, MA 02178-9111, September
1996, image m9609b.gif. http://www.skypub.com/
2. Fred Espenak. NASA, GSFC, image LE82Jul06Total.GIF.
September 1996, Revised January 23, 2000
Author: Larry Wood
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