Mark Biltz – Blood Moons

Book Review:
The Heavens Declare…

I must admit I started this book with a bit of hesitation. Though I think the subject matter is worthy of investigation, it seems that often these type of topics get undermined by hype. Reassuringly, Pastor Mark Biltz’s book, Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs does not fall into that category. The book was an intelligent and reasoned look at the subject by an enthusiastic Berean who sees the evidence he discovered as one (of the many) signs which point to the soon return of Yeshua.

In Revelation 19:10 it says that, “…the testimony of Yeshua/Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” One of my personal tests when reading books on Bible prophecy is to see if the “spirit” of the book testifies to Yeshua as the Messiah promised in the Scripture. To me, if the main focus of the book is not pointing me towards the Messiah then no matter how interesting or exciting the information, I consider it suspect. After reading Blood Moons I think you will find, like me, that Pastor Biltz is opening the pages of the Scripture with wonderful insights and at every opportunity pointing you towards Yeshua the Messiah.

Some of the highlights of the book were:

*The Hebrew word pictures.
*The Divine appointments: Pastor Biltz’s explanation of the Biblical feast days in light of Yeshua’s 1st and 2nd coming is one of the best parts of the book.
*A Biblical reckoning of time. (i.e. the Biblical calendar is based upon lunar/solar cycles)
*The eclipse events as they relate to the Biblical calendar. (groundbreaking research)
*The importance of watching for Yeshua’s return

When reading this book you will see the hand of YHWH at work in reconciling mankind through Yeshua. I loved the author’s explanation of the priestly courses showing how Yeshua would have been born in the 7th month during the Feast of Tabernacles. How it confirms the word of John where it states that Yeshua became flesh and “dwelt” or tabernacled with mankind. Adding further credibility to the Pastor Biltz’s argument is the fact that the 13/14th priestly courses served during the 7th month. Their names were Huppah (Canopy) & Jeshebeab (Dwelling of the father). Now how awesome is that!

“…and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” Matt. 1:23

When Pastor Biltz talked about the Biblical calendar being a billboard in the heavens I couldn’t help but think of the lunar cycle the visible light of which has waxed and waned for 13/14 days every month for thousands of years.
*How in one of those amazing “coincidences” in the Scripture the lineage of Matthew 1 shows Yeshua as the 13th generation,by implication His resurrection making him the 14th as well.
*How Luke 1 shows Yeshua’s birth taking place during the 13/14th priestly course.
*How Isaac, as a symbol of Yeshua, was to be offered as a “burnt” offering, the “burnt” offerings during the Feast of Tabernacles being arranged in multiples of 13/14.
*How Paul in Eph. 2:13-14 talks about Yeshua’s blood breaking down the “middle wall of partition” between Jews and Gentiles. How that wall during the life of Yeshua was accessed by 14 steps and entry to the temple was granted by one of 13 gates.

In summary I think the Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs and the research it represents will be looked back upon as one of those catalysts which will have a defining impact on Bible prophecy as we move into the last days before the Messiah returns. I would recommend you get the book, read it, and then open your Bible as a Berean and “see if these things be so.”

Truly, “The Heavens declare the glory of God…”

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Author: Mark Biltz
Book Title: Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs
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Book Reviewed by: William Struse

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