Strange things have been happening amid this winter’s especially cold weather, and this week an Arctic snowy owl was spotted sitting on a green awning in downtown Washington, D.C. The Washington Post reported the birds, which mostly live in the treeless tundra of the Arctic, recently been seen in Revere Beach, Mass., near Jacksonville, Fla., in the Great Lakes region, in Arkansas and in the Dakotas. The paper said some are wondering whether the unusual occurrence in the nation’s capital was some kind of omen. Regardless, a pastor told WND that if people are seeking an omen, or sign, they should just check out the timing of the highly unusual four blood moons over the next two years, including a “super blood moon eclipse.” The last time the same sequence happened was in 1967 and 1968, when Israel recaptured Jerusalem in the Six-Day War. Before that, it was in the 1940s, when Israel was born. It didn’t happen the 1800s, not in the 1700s. Not even in the 1600s. It did take place in the 1400s, in 1493 and 1494, when the Jews were expelled from Spain. “Four total lunar eclipses happening the next two years herald possible war in the Middle East as well as global economic collapse,” Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries told WND in an email. He that historically, these types of solar eclipses have been signs, foretelling important events such as the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem.
“Two happened right in a row at the time of destruction of the temple in 70 A.D. and on feast days,” he said. “Around eight months before the Temple was destroyed we find on 10/18/69 there was a partial lunar eclipse on the Feast of Sukkot. A total solar eclipse followed this on Nisan 1-3/30/70, the beginning of the religious year. Two weeks later there was a penumbral lunar eclipse on Passover on 4/14/70. An annular solar eclipse followed this on Rosh Hashanah on 9/23/70. Then another penumbral lunar eclipse on Sukkot on 10/8/70,” he explained. Biltz said that what makes the coming events startling is the fact they will happen on the Feast of Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles in consecutive years. “This has happened only eight times over the last 2,000 years!” Biltz said. “And the last two times these occurred on the Jewish holidays there was a war in the Middle East regarding the nation of Israel. These are patterns and historical facts that cannot be disregarded. The Jewish Talmud records that total lunar eclipses are indicators or omens for the nation of Israel.” More