Prophetic Moon in Biblical Symbolism

(Updated 1/8/17, 2/12/17, 8/19/17, 12/31/17)
BY LEVI
“Romance blossoms with dancing under pale lunar light, hiding imperfections in darkness, in limited sight. But beckoning is a reckoning for morning’s rays bright, when all that was true lovers’ folly is left stale to the night. Swiftly are lost the hellos for goodbyes, when true love comes calling and the greater light shines.”- Anonymous
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Tetrad on Moedim, PDI
Tetrad on Moedim, PDI

Over recent months, I, the scribe of these somewhat peculiar articles, have purposely uninvolved myself from joining in all the prophesying over blood moons and eclipses and the like- not because I see no truths in the writings of John Hagee, Jonathan Cahn, and others, but only because it has not been my lot to ascribe to works that were likely given for others to disclose in our day.

Nor do I believe that their exegeses are composed of mere mystical interpretations, for clearly Scriptures inform us from the beginning that luminaries in the firmament are for omens, portents, and appointed signs of the times and seasons. In my opinion, everything has a specific place and time with higher meaning waiting to be discerned.

Last night, however, I decided to assemble a collage of messianic pictures (I believe all public domain images) on the backdrop of a blood moon, signifying that the tetrad occurring during the moedim (the Torah’s appointed times) correlates with the Altar of Sacrifice and its four corners that profess the blood of Christ to the “four corners” of the world, such as during the moed of Sukkot. It came to my mind that out of all that I have seen written about the tetrad blood moons and eclipses, I could not recall anyone teaching what the moon appearing blood-like infers from a biblical, spiritual point-of-view. While Bible enthusiasts and exegetes associate the four blood moons with Jews being cast out of Spain in 1492, during the Spanish Inquisition, and like significant dates, they rarely consider the moon itself with its confession of blood.
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The sun is scripturally symbolic of God and Christ, as the “Light of this world” and the “Sun of Righteousness.” Jesus Christ (a.k.a. Yeshua haMashiach) is like rays of His enlightenment shining down on Earth. The moon is a heavenly body like religious people who imperfectly reflect the Sun of Righteousness’ light of judgment, for it is locked into an earthly attraction and has different phases of reflecting the Greater Light. Sometimes the moon fully professes the blood, but more often it does not, and its light is limited in its phases. Hence, we know that the moon was created to simulate those who wish to spiritually shine, declaring God’s truth to a world that spins in and out of darkness.
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Moreover, I think it is important to look at corporeal aspects of the moon in order to find spiritual counterparts. All of creation witnesses to truths in God’s Word and vise-versa. It is written in Romans 1:20-21 (NKJV) that the “wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them,” and that since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so they are without excuse.” Apostle Paul went on to write that foolish hearts- those who do not believe in the Creator despite all the brilliance found in nature- are darkened, and they exchange the glory of God’s works for the Grecian, evolutionary worldview, posturing that we were created from spontaneously generated animals that transformed over time (basically creating ourselves and evolving via progeny).
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In other words, all of creation was created by and according to the Word, and the creation professes God’s glorious works, spiritual laws, and truths with its corporeal counterparts. Most of the intellectuals of the world, however, are either ignorant of these parallels or suppress symbolism of the Divine works found in nature for their own materialistic ideas and errant philosophies.
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(NB: The evolutionary worldview did not begin with Charles Robert Darwin; materialists have embraced it since early civilizations, even before Aristotle popularized it. The early apostles had to battle Greeks beliefs- in a divine nature that spontaneously generates lifeforms and transforms animals from insects to beasts- throughout the hellenized world. Corporeal creations professing spiritual counterparts, witnessing to God’s wondrous works, is a largely unknown and unexplored biblical truth. I hope to post an article in the future to lay out the Western history of evolutionary thinking and worldview, as opposed to the Christian worldview.)
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He has delivered us from the power of darkness [ignorance] and conveyed us into the kingdom [enlightening realm] of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood and forgiveness of sins [i.e., shortcomings to God’s will]. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven [universe] and that are on earth, visible and invisible…All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist…For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. (Col. 1:13-17, 19-20) NKJV; intrpl. emp. & omission mine
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We have essentially established two facts from Scriptures for the biblical worldview: 1) All things were created by the Word and for the Word, and 2) all things witness to the biblical God and the Word: manifest in flesh via Messiah (as the Son, Right Hand, as an Extension of God to humankind). Too often Bible-believers surrender to thinking that allows materialists to express undue authority and suppress interpretations of empirical facts that lend no support to their worldview, as if spiritual symbolism has no place in God’s creation. Hence, heavenly things that profess the Word of God are largely unknown. 
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However, this time of secular dominance over interpreting heavenly and earthly things is coming to an end, only the materialists of the world do not know it, just as they are ignorant to biblical “signs of the times.” These are the days of the “restoration of all things” by the Holy Spirit, Messiah, and His enlightened saints. Discernment of all of God’s biblical truths will soon come, not only by spiritual revelation but also through their corporeal counterparts.
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Below are some basic lunar facts to consider under this premise:

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♦ The moon appears to be the exact same size as the sun in the sky, whereas it perfectly eclipses the sun at various times, as seen at various places on Earth. This is because the sun is actually 400 times larger than the moon, 400 times farther away from Earth (which is no coincidence).

♦ The moon orbits the earth at a distance equivalent to 30 Earth diameters.

♦ On the nearside of the moon, facing us, there are approximately 300,000 craters, mostly in darker patches, whereas on its far side such patches are lightly scattered.

♦ On the nearside of the moon, vast plains (marias, meaning seas in Latin) cover about 30% of its surface.

♦ The moon cannot support any water on its surface because it has no atmosphere; hence, any water poured-out on its surface would suffer decomposition from the sun and drift into space.

♦ Centuries ago, the moon was believed by astronomers to have water, but the plains- the seas- were apparently formed from flowing basilic lava that emptied into its many dark craters and hardened.

♦ The moon exhibits a slight gravitational pull on everything on Earth, which we individually do not notice, but its pull causes significant marine bulges, creating greater ocean tides than the sun would produce alone.

♦ The moon has no light of its own, but it shines by reflecting the sun’s. Its reflection makes it often appear gleaming white, but it is actually a dark sphere, pitch black in some regions. (Hence, its darkness is covered by the light of the sun.)

♦ The moon’s surface hosts about 14,000 sq. kilometers that exist in perpetual darkness.

♦ It is believed that frozen water might exist at lunar poles, just below the surface.

♦ At the south pole, the moon has a crater that is second largest in the solar system.

♦ The moon’s lighter-colored regions are its highlands, composed of staunch-smelling glass silicone dioxide, according to some lunar rock researchers.

Today, there are thousands of lunar facts and data that have been gathered by eager astronomers since ancient times, beginning primarily with Galileo and his newly invented telescope, especially from 1967 (when the city of Jerusalem was recaptured from Jordan), with even greater insight coming to light since the first manned lunar orbit in 1968. NASA’s Apollo project, which brought humans to the moon for the first time, was a “giant leap for mankind” in the heavens, but here on Earth the greater gain was the Divine Kingdom being prepared for the coming Messiah. The purpose of this article, however, is not to dump a huge load of unnecessary details and data on readers, rather it is to offer general spiritual parallels and “signs of the times” with the most obvious of lunar facts. (Many websites are available with contributions from experts and astronomers for greater details.)
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Christian Prayer/Worship At Sunrise, PDI
Christian Prayer Worship at Sunrise, PDI

Again, the first biblical thing that should be discerned is that the moon represents entities who reflect theSun of Righteousness”– His enlightenment and scriptural judgments. Thus, in a previous article, I asserted that the “lesser light,” placed within the firmament on the 4th day of the Genesis restoration, represents Satan coming to Earth. How so? Satan, meaning the adversary or enemy of humanity, is the “Accuser of the Brethren,” and he utilizes Scriptures and Divine commandments to oppose and punish mortals for breaking God’s eternal laws; thus, he reflects the Greater Light’s judgment on those who dwell in ignorance or who have fallen into darkness- the dark side of the world.

In this perspective, Lucifer, meaning Light-Bearer, seeks to share in God’s glory just as the moon does the sun, although at the expense of those who live in darkness. This is so because even the judgments of God are indeed glorious and reflect His greater, panoramic will for a righteous mankind. Therefore, we collectively suffer because of evil in the world.

However, the moon is not perfect, which is discerned by the fact that it sometimes blocks enlightenment from the sun during solar eclipses. Further, the moon is regularly eclipsed by Earth (i.e., by earthly darkness). By error-of-omissions of light, it does not always fully shine upon the dark side of the world, which can be discerned in crescent moons, half-moons, etc.
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Thus, the crescent moon is an appropriate symbol of erring Islam, for their book (the Quran) has some truths of God’s judgments and enlightenment with biblical personage in it, for it borrowed much from the Judeo-Christian Bible; yet it leaves its body of believers mostly in spiritual darkness. For the religion’s faithful observers, there is a crescent light of truth for them to glorify, whereas they do not perceive that the greater portion of their religion is often or completely in darkness. Likewise, Satan offered knowledge of good mixed with evil intent in the fruits given for Adam and Eve; Eve saw that the fruit was desirable for food, and they ate, but they ate in disobedience, and they only later discerned the darkness of his good mixed with evil.
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Yet the corporeal/tangible moon is not evil; it is but a heavenly sign that all entities fail at perfectly reflecting the Greater Light, for we are all attracted to earthly things and shine in darkness. When the moon fully shines, it nicely reflects light to us from the sun. The moon simply symbolizes that none of us perfectly reflect God’s full judgments to the world- not at all times. Some religious people may believe that they always shine perfectly bright to enlighten the wicked world, but assuredly they do not. The moon is truly an earthly body, having essentially the same soil composition as Planet Earth, and its orbit is to and from the Earth, like Satan, with Earth at its orbital center. Moreover, even the most illuminated Bible-believer has not yet attained perfection, for our thoughts run to and from earthly things. Sometimes our zeal for judgment is actually out-of-place and eclipses the greater revealing light that God wishes to shine.
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Star of Jacob, Sun of Righteousness, PDI
Star of Jacob, Sun of Righteousness, PDI

Predictably, however, the moon fully shines in its times, and sometimes we perfectly reflect the Light of God to the world. In the Old Testament, we find that God employed luminaries of prophets, priests, and scribes to perfectly reflect His judgments. Yet, they never gave life to the world, just as the moon has no life of its own and cannot give life, while the sun feeds the world with light for all life. Thus, Christ said He is the “Light of the world,” for He was and is the Sun of Righteousness shining among us, granting eternal life in which the ancient sun can merely symbolize. Thus is the difference between the Old Covenant in the shadows and the New Covenant substance of Christ. In God there is no shadow of turning:

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. (Jam. 1:17-22) NKJV; emp. mine
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Now that we can better conceptualize the role of the moon in biblical symbolism, we should be able to discern Israel’s symbolic relationship with the lunar body. Indeed, even the appointed feasts which Jews today keep are ordered according to the lunar-solar cycle rather the solar calendar. Before the Gospel was sent into the world, Jews alone reflected God’s judgments and light to mankind, which is not an easy role to relinquish to solely follow the true Sun of Righteousness. Today, many Jews still seek to pull the waters of the Word to themselves alone, battling the pull of the Sun of Righteousness, much as the moon does with its gravitational pull on the seas.
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Yet the moon also enhances the sun’s pull when positioned correctly in the heavens (i.e., in spiritual compliance). This leaves many Gentile believers questioning how a nation that so witnesses to our Light (the Messiah Yeshua) also pulls so strongly against Him as an opposite gravitational pull. Yet, how much less would we have been affected by God’s call if not for the Jews who first pulled nations (like waters of the seas) towards Him? At times Israel was a perfect witness, and their words were recorded for us all, just as the moon appears the same shape and size as the sun when it fully shines and does not seek to eclipse the sun.
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Again, the moon and sun appear the same size because the moon is 400 times closer to us, meaning that the sun is 400 times larger. If we did not know these associated heavenly facts, we might naïvely conclude that the sun and moon are practically equal, as did many of the ancients.
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God, however, never meant for Israel to remain in the Old Covenant of partially reflecting His light alone- writings that are kept forever as witnessing shadows of the works of God through Christ. Israel, as Prophet Jeremiah foretold, is to receive of the New Covenant, which is a covenant that extends far beyond outward works of the heavenly body and is confessed by the Spirit in the heart (see Jer. 31:31-33). Whoever keeps only the shadows of the Law will experience times of ignorance and darkness, enslaved to the earthly things in which they cannot perfectly project God’s light upon, even as the moon is enslaved by Earth’s attraction.
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Hence, breaking free from Egypt after 400 years symbolized breaking free from dark shortcomings of the world to bathe in the light of liberty and revelations. In the wilderness, the children of Israel did not know what the peculiar things that God commanded them to reflect meant, only that they were chosen to perform their corporeal duties as liberated people. Indeed, they were servants of God left to shine on the dark side of the world, although they happily reflected in paleness the Light. But now God is calling for greater things, for revelations standing in the Greater Light.
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Israel Reflecting 400
Israel Reflecting 400

“No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another. If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.” (John 15:15-20) NKJV

The question is then begged: ‘What do all these things have to do with the four blood moons- the tetrad- appearing on Jewish, Old Covenant holy days?’ Simply put, the sequence of four blood moons means that Jews as a nation are now beginning to confess the blood of Messiah’s sacrifice and reflect the truth of the Sun of Righteousness in light of His sacrifices. Much as the lambs were slain after 400 years, and the blood was placed on their doorposts to protect them from the Angel of Death, God is awakening them to the 4 millennial days in which the blood of the Lamb fulfilled all their lunar moedim- their appointed times to meet with God. Like the moon’s scarred sur-face that has long been displayed to the world below, Jews have witnessed to Christ’s sufferings in the shadows of their sorrows.
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Hence, it is written:
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Just as many were astonished at you [Jews], so His visage [appearance] was marred [cratered] more than any man, and His form more than the sons of men; so shall He sprinkled many nations [with blood]…He is despised as rejected by men, a Man of sorrow and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him…Surely He has borne our griefs [sicknesses] and carried our sorrows [pains]; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions…the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of is all…led as a lamb to the slaughter…cut off from the land of the living. For the transgression of my people He was stricken…when You make His soul and offering for sin…By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many. (Isa. 52:14-15; 53) NKJV; intrpl. & emp. mine
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Bound For Our Liberty, PDI
Bound For Our Liberty, PDI

Indeed, our satellite has taken many devastating hits as punishment from the heavens, directed towards Earth, leaving it both marred and deeply scarred. And Jews have historically served such a role, fully reflecting Divine judgments that the Sun of Righteousness endured.

It should be of no wonder that rabbis have mistaken the passage to pertain to the whole nation, although we know it speaks of One who suffered for the prophet’s people. They see all the great scars and craters of Israel and not that Israel was merely reflecting the Light of God. Yet the scars are hidden when the sun shines bright, and the darkness of the heavenly body is hidden by reflecting His enlightenment.

Hence, this is the good news of Jews’ awaited atonement: When Jews who recognized Yeshua were pressed away and thus unable to rescue Him at His trial, an angry mob arose and exclaimed, “Let His blood be upon us and our children!” But God took this call for good and not for evil. What they meant for cruelty, God would use to save them at the end. For this is the love of my God YHVH, in accordance with all the precepts of the Law: that atonement would be given for this people, that all Israel would be saved at an appointed time. Beyond a remnant, a nation would be turned back in their hearts to the ancient truths. As per the Law of Moses and the Levites, Jews of old and today would be covered by the blood of the Father’s own Lamb, for a New Covenant of their heart, even according to their own words. In other words, what some Jews meant for evil, saying, “Let His blood be upon us and our children!” the Lord counted for good in an everlasting covenant of Israel’s national atonement.
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This is the mystery of the blood that confesses how all Israel shall be saved, according to the Law of covenants, and it is righteous because God Himself blinded the Jews to Messiah (see Rom. 11), that Gentiles might partake of the election, offerings, and join in the hope for salvation.
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book-of-genesis-e1356068574972And Moses took the blood, sprinkled it on the people, and said, “This is the blood of the covenant which the LORD has made with you according to all these words.” (Ex. 24:8) NKJV
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Moreover, if Jeremiah promised a new covenant from God, and every covenant must be cut in blood for the nation at the agreement of the priests, and sprinkled upon the people according to their own words, what other covenant is there than the awaited Messiah? So He who would “sprinkle many nations” was also led as a lamb to the slaughter for His own people. By the Holy Spirit, Ruach HaKodesh, the Temple High Priest, Caiaphas, said that “it is expedient for us that one Man should die for the people, and not that the entire nation should perish” (see John 11:50).
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Further, the price of silver was paid by the kohanim, and it was prophesied that Yeshua would gather together in one all the children of God scattered throughout the world (11:52). So it is that the confession of the moon turning to blood- figuratively, as the world grows dark to the Sun of Righteousness- is related to the Sun of Righteousness arising with healing in His wings for Israel, before the Deliverer returns to Zion. The moedim feasts of Israel confess the blood of Christ’s sacrifice, and the nation will learn and dwell in His light.
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“I will pour out My Spirit in those days. And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD [Great Sabbath of YHVH]. And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance,” as the LORD has said, among the remnant whom the LORD calls. (Joel 2:29-32) NKJV; intrpl. & emp. mine
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Religious Jews say that Elijah must come first and declare the coming of the Lord, and reveal Him to the people, anointing Him. And I say, these are indeed the days of Elijah and Moses, and the Day of YHVH quickens upon us. Soon Zion will give birth to the Kingdom of twelve stars, shining in the Sun, and the moon that has supported this will be under her feet (Rev. 12:1). But before that day, nations will continue to cast away the light of the Sun of Righteousness, to live in darkness, yet Israel will confess the blood even in these darks days.
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As for the remaining signs, (2) the moon orbits the earth at a distance equivalent to 30 Earth diameters because 30 years of age is the legal requirement of when Israelites can begin reflecting God’s works as priests and rabbis, as was Messiah when He began teaching His talmudim. At such a height from earthly to heavenly things, enlightenment can be properly reflected upon the world. Those enlightened, however, have no water to offer of their own (5, 6), like the moon, but they must draw the waters of God’s Word to themselves in order to affect the coastlines and the nations of the seas. The Sun of Righteousness will decompose any works that entities reflecting Him try to keep, as He has the false prophets who sought in times past to add their uninspired doctrines to the waters of the Word. Indeed, it is an ancient illusion for the Latin religion (4) to perceive the moon possessing its own seas (marias), which in Hebrew means bitter, for there is no doctrine higher than God’s Word, and there is no equal authority in any religion that seeks to reflect God’s judgments on the world. Yet (10) the moon may hide frozen waters below its surface, even as Bible-believers have a solid foundation when the Word is established in our hearts. Their marias (or dark plains) that cover about 30% of the nearside surface, with 2% on the far side, suggests that 16% of the world will believe the traditions that Rome has sought to make equivalent with the Word. The synchronous rotation reveals that there is a darker side to the religion that is hidden from the world’s view, and only the scars of victimhood are facing us. Like the (11) second largest crater in the solar system, our sacrifices are second to Christ’s. And even the darkness that appears to be gleaming white (8) is only because the light of the Sun is reflected. On the nearside of the moon, facing us, (3) there are approximately 300,000 craters, mostly in darker patches, and this shows the rippling theme for the 3 days remaining in the heavenly week. When 3,000 years from the cross are complete (which is a Divine tithe of the greater number), the impacts of Christ’s sacrifice will be fulfilled. As for the (9) moon’s surface retaining about 14,000 sq. kilometers that exist in perpetual darkness, spiritual darkness will be no more at the Great White Throne Judgment of the 14th millennium (see Moedim Paradigm). Finally, (12) the moon’s lighter-colored regions are its highlands, and this is a reminder that we can ascend to reflect truths in glory, and need not dwell in perpetual darkness below.
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So what is the moon- that ball of light in the sky, so close to Earth? In many ancient myths it was the wife of the sun. From Old English we are faced with a pagan goddess, named after Mona. Others have personified the moon as the Latin Luna. Our Groom, however, purges His appointed Bride through trials and tribulations, as the scarred moon, and by His own blood. After all, it really does not matter what pagan religion and human ideas have been associated with the moon, for God created all things to witness to His own works of redemption through Christ.
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The moon simply shows that all spiritual entities who wish to shine their light of enlightenment on the world must fall short of the glory of the Sun of Righteousness, but at their best they can fully reflect His judgments on the dark side of the world. At best they can confess His blood sacrifice. They want to appear as great as God, even eclipsing Him for their own glory, but they can never give life to the world nor sustain life. Sometimes they draw the waters of the Word to themselves, opposing God as they run to and from the earth, caught in its attraction, and sometimes they work with the Sun to pull the waters to Him, confessing Him to the nations. We are all spiritual creatures, and we can all reflect God’s light, and sometimes we come around and confess the blood of His sacrifice. Through His light our darkness is covered, and through His light we shine.
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For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight- if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven…” (Col. 1:19-23) NKJV; emp. mine
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