09 August 2017

IS THIS IT?!

17 Menachem Av 5777

When I saw this headline BLOOD MOON LIGHTS SKY IN ECLIPSE PREQUEL (Aug 7), and put it together with BRIGHTEST METEOR SHOWER IN RECORDED HUMAN HISTORY (Aug 12), as well as THE 2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE WILL BE 'ONE OF THE EVENTS OF THE CENTURY (Aug 21), all following immediately after TU b'Av, I couldn't help wondering if it connects at all to this...
Sound a shofar in Zion and sound an alarm in My holy mountain; all the inhabitants of the land shall quake, for the day of the Lord has come, for it is near.
And I will perform signs in the heavens and on the earth: Blood, fire, and pillars of smoke.
...The sun shall turn to darkness, and the moon to blood, prior to the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
...The sun and the moon have darkened, and the stars have withdrawn their shining.
(Yoel 1:1, 2:3-4, 3:4, 4:15)
We are exactly two weeks before the beginning of Elul and five weeks from Rosh Hashanah:
...even now, says the Lord, return to Me with all your heart, and with fasting and with weeping and with lamentation. And rend your hearts and not your garments, and return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and He repents of the evil. (Yoel 2:12-13)
Ten days after that is Yom Kippur and another twelve days beyond that brings us to Shemini Atzeret, the Day of Assembly following Hoshanah Rabbah. Is this verse an allusion to these three holidays?
Sound a shofar in Zion; proclaim a fast, call an assembly. (Yoel 2:15)
And who can ignore this call to a world war...
Announce this among the nations, prepare war, arouse the mighty men; all the men of war shall approach and ascend. (Yoel 4:9)

And the Lord shall roar from Zion, and from Jerusalem He shall give forth His voice, and the heavens and earth shall quake, and the Lord is a shelter to His people and a stronghold for the children of Israel. (Yoel 4:16)

"...even now, says the Lord, return to Me with all your heart,...."