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Monday, November 27 2017
The Blood Prophecies
"These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood"
The miraculous changing of water into blood during the Exodus (see Biblical Eras: The Exodus In History and Prophecy) is well-known as one of the signs that were given to the Pharaoh by the LORD (i.e. Jesus Christ; see The Kingdom Of The LORD God), through Moses and Aaron. It was also given to the Israelites alone, by Moses and Aaron, just prior to that, so that they might believe.
"4:9 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land." (Exodus 4:9 KJV)
Then came the famous turning the waters of Egypt into blood, amidst the phony "miracles" performed by the Pharaoh's magicians (see Enchantments: The Pharaoh's Magicians In Concert).
"7:14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh's heart is hardened [see also Plagues Of The Pharaohs: Past and Future], he refuseth to let the people go. 7:15 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out unto the water; and thou shalt stand by the river's brink against he come; and the rod which was turned to a serpent shalt thou take in thine hand [see also Do You Want A Servant Or A Serpent?].
While many regard those events to be Bible history alone, like so many other events (and even people, such as Moses and Aaron - see below), they were in fact a prophecy of the future. As we shall read plainly from the Scriptures, it's going to happen again. The reason for that is because that Passover Exodus itself wasn't just a foreshadow of the Messiah, it was done by the Messiah.
"10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. 10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness [see The Mount Sinai Riot and A Journey Without A Destination].
Consider then the irony of Pontius Pilate literally, with water, washing his hands of the innocent blood of the Messiah, Who was being Sacrificed at the Passover that the Exodus from Egypt prophesied.
"27:24 When Pilate [see also Whatever Happened To Those Romans?] saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children [see 'His Blood Be On Us And Our Children']" (Matthew 27:24-25 KJV)
So too, the water and blood of the slain Lamb of God a few hours later.
"19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost [see Giving Up The Ghost].
Jesus Christ is the focus of all Bible History and Prophecy. Consider how "water and blood" events of history relate to "the LORD God," Who was Christ (see 'Before Abraham Was, I AM'), as He was in the past, as He is now, and as He will be in the future when another Exodus is completed (see The New Exodus and Mount Sinai).
"5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments [see Friends Of Jesus]. 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous [see The Yoke Of Freedom]. 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
Moses and Aaron were themselves living prophecies of "the two witnesses" who are going to do many of the same miracles, on a worldwide scale, just prior to Christ's return - including "power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will."
"11:3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days [see How Long Will 'The End Time' Last?], clothed in sackcloth. 11:4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks [see Lampstands Or Candlesticks?] standing before the God of the earth. 11:5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. 11:6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy [see Are We In Heaven Now?]: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
Angels too, at that time, will turn waters to blood. Why will the antichrist world (see Antichristians) have that happen? "For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets." Notice also that the blood will drive "frogs" out of the river, just as happened in the time of Moses and Aaron - the difference however is that those "frogs" will be demons ("unclean spirits like frogs") that will incite the world to the battle of Armageddon, where the returned LORD and His true people will be waiting for them (see also When And Where Your Eternal Life Will Begin).
"16:1 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
Fact Finder: Are there also prophecies about "blood" in the heavens?
This Day In History, November 27
25: Emperor Guangwu of Han proclaimed Luoyang to be the capital of the China's Eastern Han Dynasty.
176: Emperor Marcus Aurelius promoted his son Commodus to the rank of Imperator ("Empire maker") and made him Supreme Commander of the Roman legions (see The Roman Emperors: Domitian for a complete list of studies for the New Testament era Roman Emperors).
511: Clovis, founder of the Frankish monarchy, died at age 45. His European kingdom was then divided among his four sons (large areas of both France and Germany were settled or conquered by tribes of the Franks).
1095: At the Council of Clermont, Pope Urban II called for the First Crusade (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy). Its goals were to defend the Eastern Roman Empire from the Seljuk Turks and to open Jerusalem to "Christian" pilgrims.
1295: The first elected representatives of Lancashire were summoned to Westminster by King Edward I to attend The Model Parliament. It was Edward I who removed the famous Stone of Scone from Scotland to England where it was used as the "Coronation Stone" for all new British monarchs. It was returned to Scotland after 700 years in Britain.
1382: The French nobility, led by Olivier de Clisson, defeated Flemish rebels in Flanders.
1701: Anders Celsius, inventor of the Celsius temperature scale and the Celsius thermometer, was born in Sweden.
1868: In a "punitive" raid ordered by General Philip Sheridan for attacks committed by other warriors in the area who were still trying to defend their native homelands, George Custer's 7th Cavalry slaughtered elderly Chief Black Kettle (who had already signed a peace treaty with "the white devils," as he called them), his wife (both Black Kettle and his wife were shot in the back) and about 100 Cheyenne (mostly women and children who couldn't outrun soldiers on horseback) in their winter encampment on the Washita River. See also The First Chinese American War
1895: Swedish inventor (e.g. of dynamite) and industrialist (e.g. manufacturing cannons and other war supplies) Alfred Nobel established the Nobel Prizes, including, ironically, the Nobel Peace Prize (considering how the originator of the prize made his fortune, and many of the war-making recipients of the "peace" prize ever since, some historians suggest that it should have been called the Nobel Hypocrite Prize).
1936: Prime Minister Anthony Eden warned Hitler that Britain would fight to protect Belgium.
1940: In Romania, the pro-Nazi Iron Guard slaughtered over 60 aides of the exiled king, including former prime minister Nicolae Jorga.
1942: The French navy at Toulon scuttled its own ships and submarines to prevent their capture by conquering German forces.
1967: French President Charles DeGaulle vetoed Britain's entry into the European Common Market.
1975: Ross McWhirter, co-editor and compiler of the Guiness Book of World Records, was shot dead in his home by "Irish Republican Army" gunmen.
1990: Britain's Conservative Party chose John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as party leader and Prime Minister.
2006: The Canadian House of Commons endorsed Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Quebec "a nation within a unified Canada."