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Pesach 2015: The Renewal of Biblical Events Connected to the Temple in Jerusalem: Pilgrimage, Pesach Sacrifice, Omer

What Is the Godly Message of the "Third Blood Moon and Dark Sun" That Appeared on Pesach This Year?

On April 5, 2015, 16 Nisan, 5775, the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement renewed the biblical events and commandments of the G—d of Israel to His People Israel, which are connected to the Holy Temple and the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem as part of an historical campaign to rebuild the Holy Temple of G—d in Jerusalem.

Most of the commandments of G—d to His People in the Torah are dealing with the service of worship in the Holy Temple, the Holy Temple Mount, and Jerusalem and with the Land of Israel, including the sabbatical year of Shemitah, the Jubilee year, etc. All of them according to the Word of G—d can and should be accomplished and fulfilled only in the Holy Land of Israel. The Pesach pilgrimage, the Passover sacrifice, and the omer should be performed only in Jerusalem. The Shemitah and the Jubilee year are connected to the Land of Israel and should be enacted throughout the entire Land of Israel.

In addition to her campaign to rebuild the Holy Temple of the G—d of Israel on the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the Faithful Movement strives to again connect Israel to all of these kinds of commandments and events that G—d calls Israel to fulfill when Israel is, once again, in the Land. Now, when Israel is again a nation and a kingdom in the Land that G—d gave her, the Faithful Movement is educating and calling the people of Israel to perform all these commandments and godly biblical events ordained only for Israel, exactly as G—d is expecting us to do. The first night of Pesach 5775 (2015), on April 4th, appeared the third blood red moon of the tetrad of lunar eclipses that the earth is currently experiencing. Later in this article we will consider what is the biblical and actual godly message of this third red moon.

Pesach Pilgrimage and Sacrifice

One of the most important commandments and events related to the Pesach Festival is the Pesach pilgrimage to Jerusalem, which is one of three pilgrimages to Jerusalem commanded in the Torah. When the people of Israel were taken into exile, they could not fulfill this commandment as it must be fulfilled only in Jerusalem and the Land of Israel. The Pesach Festival is deeply connected to the exodus of the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt. Historically, the Pesach pilgrimage was an exciting event when the people of Israel walked from every corner of the Land to Jerusalem in order to fulfill this commandment. Family upon family walked, no matter how far they lived away from Jerusalem, to come to Jerusalem to meet their beloved G—d and to fulfill His call to them: "Come three times a year to see Me and to be seen and blessed by Me." The Holy Temple was considered a "house of love" between the G—d of Israel and His beloved bride, as He called His people Israel: "Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus says the LORD; I remember in your favor, the devotion of your youth, your love as a bride, when thou didst go after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown" (Jeremiah 2:2). Three times in the year the entire Land of Israel was filled with families walking to Jerusalem in order to fulfill this call of G—d (Exodus 23:14-17).

The Pesach sacrifice
The Pesach sacrifice
The second important commandment of G—d for the Pesach Festival is the "Pesach sacrifice". This sacrifice was the most significant of all the sacrifices that were offered in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. It signifies the liberation and the deliverance of the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt to the Land that G—d promised them and it connects to the deepest roots of the creation of the people of Israel by G—d and the eternal covenant between G—d and His people Israel: "...to be a kingdom of priests, a holy nation and a light to the nations" (Exodus 19:5-6; Isaiah 42:6). Professor Israel Eldad, a professor of biblical studies, wrote in his biblical studies and research that "if", in the rebuilt Holy Third Temple, animal sacrifices will be canceled, that the only sacrifice that will remain forever is the Pesach sacrifice because it has the most important godly significance. G—d commanded Israel to sacrifice the Pesach lamb on the fourteenth day of the month of Nisan (Exodus 12:6). It was a family sacrifice and needed to be eaten at a family seder that they made in Jerusalem not later than the time of midnight on the evening of the seder (Exodus 12:3-10). The Pesach sacrifice was to be performed only on the Holy Temple Mount in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem: "Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left to the morning" (Exodus 34:25).

The third main commandment connected to the Pesach Festival is the omer offering of the first cut of the harvest that the Israelites brought as an offering to the G—d of Israel to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem to be sacrificed and waved by the priests before the altar of the G—d of Israel. The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement decided that all three of these most important commandments of the Pesach Festival shall be fulfilled this Pesach as well.

The Pesach sacrifice, according to G—d's commandment, must be done in the Holy Temple on the Holy Temple Mount. This sacrifice should be done even during a period when the Holy Temple is in destruction, but with one condition, and that is that it must be done on the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Since the situation today on the Holy Temple Mount does not allow the sacrifice to be done in the correct place, during the last years, the sacrifice was being done outside of the Holy Temple Mount and not performed as an authentic Pesach sacrifice but rather as a training and a teaching for the method of sacrifice. This training session was not done on the appointed day in the month of Nisan. In past years the symbolic Pesach sacrifice was performed by the Temple Mount Faithful Movement along with other Israelis on the hill of the High Priest of the Second Temple Period, Givat Hananiah, in Jerusalem, overlooking the Holy of Holies, as a preparation and an opening for a Pesach sacrifice that will one day be made on the correct location on the Holy Temple Mount. [See The Voice of the Temple Mount Faithful , Winter 5763 • 2002/2003, pg. 15—ed] The symbolic Pesach sacrifice that occurred in this year of 2015 was done again just as a teaching-session where individuals and various Temple activist groups, including the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement, all participated together. The international media reported about this annual ritual. This year's ritual also included the Jerusalem chief rabbi, other officials, and Temple activist Yehuda Glick. (Despite reports to the contrary, Glick is not a member of the Temple Mount Faithful Movement and is not the head of the Faithful Movement. Gershon Salomon is the only head and chairman of the Temple Mount Faithful Movement.—ed) The media reported this year's special event External link, saying: "It looked like a scene from the year 200 bce, or from the end of days — yet it all played out just two days ago, on Monday (March 30, 2015), not far from the Holy Temple Mount. Kohanim in authentic attire blessed the excited crowd, Levites sang hymns, and a young lamb was offered up as a Passover sacrifice in keeping with all the dictates of the ancient ritual".

The Omer Offering

On the second day of the Pesach Festival, 16 Nisan 5775, April 5, 2015, the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement also made a Pesach pilgrimage to the Holy Temple Mount and an omer offering to the G—d of Israel. The omer offering was done in the tabernacle, in the First and the Second Temples, and it will soon be done in the rebuilt Holy Third Temple. This exciting biblical event is done by the Faithful Movement every year and this year it had a special significance. Many people in Israel feel that we are now experiencing and living in a very special time and that redemption is soon to be completed by the rebuilding of the Holy Third Temple and the coming of Messiah Ben David.

The Pesach omer which is offered to the G—d of Israel during the Pesach Festival is composed of the first group of harvest that is cut from the fields of Israel in the spring and brought by the pilgrims to the Holy Temple to be waved before the altar and sacrificed to the G—d of Israel. The omer offering has such special significance because it says to Israel: "the first fruits of the Land that G—d gave to you, Israel, take it and offer it at the altar of the G—d of Israel before you take it for yourself, and in this way thank G—d for the blessed Land that He gave to you, His people Israel".

On Thursday, April 2, 2015, the Faithful Movement cut the omer offering from the fields of Giv'on near Ramah, the town of the prophet Samuel and where today is located Samuel's tomb. It was done exactly as our forefathers did it during the time of the tabernacle and during the First and Second Temple periods. Since this year is a Shemitah year (the seventh year when the Land of Israel should rest and not be planted [Deuteronomy 15:1-3]), we cut the natural harvest that was not planted during this year. We deeply felt a renewed linkage to the Land of our forefathers and the biblical reality occurring in these days. The atmosphere was very holy and exciting. We could feel the presence of the G—d of Israel among us during these special moments in the fields of Israel. The Word of G—d to Moses became real again when Nili Sher-Gavish, from the leadership of the Faithful Movement, cut the omer:

"And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When you are come to the Land which I give to you, and shall reap its harvest, then you shall bring an omer of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest: and he shall wave the omer before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it." Leviticus 23:9-11

Gathering at the Jaffa Gate

Jaffa Gate and Tower of David
Jaffa Gate and Tower of David
[Herwig Reidlinger]
On April 5, 2015, the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement brought the omer to the Jaffa Gate of biblical Jerusalem. This was one of the gates where pilgrims of biblical times entered Jerusalem from every corner of the Land of Israel during the Second Temple Period and from where they marched with the omer to the Holy Temple Mount, made the pilgrimage, brought the omer and gave it to the priests to be waved on the altar. Our march carrying the omer through the streets of biblical Jerusalem was the renewing of an exciting biblical event. We did it in the name of all the people of Israel and to encourage Israel not to hesitate and not to feel any pressure coming from the enemies of Israel and from the world to not build the Holy Temple. We marched all the way with the flags of Israel lifted high. In front of the Western Gate of the Holy Temple Mount, we demonstrated, calling the government of Israel not to give in to the surrounding pressure. During his speech, Gershon Salomon called Israel not to wait, and to immediately fulfill the expectations of G—d and to immediately build, with no delay, the Third Holy Eternal Temple. He declared that this Holy Third Temple will not be a House of Prayer and Worship for Israel only but for all nations (Isaiah 56:7b). When Israel will build the Holy Third Temple, the over-bearing pressure on Israel and the rejection that Israel suffers from the nations will instead be turned to love and appreciation from all the world. Gershon also proclaimed that real peace will come to Israel and to the entire world when the Holy Temple is rebuilt. Then, no one in the world will even desire to take the Land of Israel from the people of G—d as it happens today when most of the world wants to rob the Land given by G—d only to His people Israel in an eternal covenant:

"For I will cast the nations before thee, and enlarge thy borders: neither shall any man desire thy land, when thou shalt go up to appear before the LORD thy G—d three times in the year" (Exodus 12:24)

Gershon also declared that a Jewish State can not exist without the Holy Temple of G—d in the midst of her, in Jerusalem, and he called to his people to fulfill immediately the call of G—d to them: "And let them make me a temple; that I may dwell among them" (Exodus 25:8). Before the Faithful went up to the Holy Temple Mount, Gershon shared the exciting promises of G—d that Israel, which was refounded again by the G—d of Israel in the lifetime of our generation, will dwell forever and ever in the Land of Israel, and soon in the midst of her will exist the Holy Temple of G—d and the exciting end-time prophecy of the prophet Isaiah will become a reality in the lifetime of our generation:

"And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it. And many people shall go and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the G—d of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths; for from Zion shall go forth Torah, and the Word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And He shall judge among the nations, and shall decide for many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, nor shall they learn war any more.... But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of Hosts has spoken it." (Isaiah 2:2-4, Micah 4:1-4)

Gershon called every one of the pilgrims to surround the location of the Holy Temple on the Holy Temple Mount and to pray deeply from their hearts that these exciting and great Words of G—d will soon become a reality, and that next year the pilgrimage will be done to the Holy Third Temple.

The Third Consecutive "Blood Moon and Darkened Sun"

Blood moon
Blood moon (Credit: Before It's News Inc.)
Regarding the third consecutive "blood moon and darkened sun" that the world observed during the first night of this Pesach 2015, we know that such heavenly phenomena that coincided with Jewish Feast days have occurred only three other times in recent centuries and each time they were linked to significant and major events concerning the Jewish people, including the newborn State and Nation of Israel in our modern era. A tetrad of lunar eclipses occurred in the years 1493 and 1494 when the Jews were expelled from Spain. It happened again in the same way in the years 1949 and 1950 after David Ben Gurion issued the Declaration of Independence for the newborn State of Israel giving the Jewish people a homeland after 2,000 years of exile. The lunar tetrad appeared again in the years 1967 and 1968 when Israel won the Six Days War and regained the city of Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the Jewish People since the days of King David.

It is definitely not just an accident that all of these unusual heavenly phenomena have occurred at significant times in the history of the Jewish people and that a lunar tetrad will occur again in 2014 and 2015 on specific holidays on the Jewish calendar. We have to ask ourselves what is the meaning of these extraordinary heavenly spectacles that coincide with important major events concerning the Jewish people and even the newborn State of Israel?

We mentioned in the past that, according to NASA, the United States aerospace agency, a tetrad of four lunar eclipses, or more simply put "four blood moons with four dark suns" were expected to occur on the Passovers of April 15, 2014 and April 4, 2015, and again on the Feasts of Sukkot (Feasts of Tabernacles) on October 8, 2014 and September 28, 2015.

Indeed, on the last Passover and Sukkot 2014, there appeared blood red moons with dark suns. As NASA informed us, this phenomenon appeared again on Pesach this year, on April 4, 2015, as the international media reported External link the following:

"This 'total lunar eclipse' or 'Blood Moon' appeared on April 4, 2015 and was visible in most of North America, South America, Asia and parts of Australia. The moon was totally eclipsed (totality) for about 5 minutes. From beginning to end, it lasted for 3 hours and 29 minutes. This was the third eclipse in the 2014-2015 tetrad."

As we wrote in a previous article , it is not an accident that all of these lunar eclipses in the last centuries have coincided with Jewish holidays and Jewish events. We wrote that at certain times G—d also spoke to His people Israel through appearances of heavenly phenomena. These phenomena appear as a message from G—d to His people Israel and sometimes with regard to the behavior of the nations toward Israel. It is not an accident that these phenomena appear now, in our generation, and again on a Jewish holiday at a time when the enemies of Israel, and most of the world, are applying pressure on Israel to divide the Land given by G—d to His people Israel for an eternal purpose, at a very critical time when the enemies of Israel want to destroy Israel or to remove Israel from the map of the world (e.g., Iran, ISIS). The prophet Joel, who prophesied about the heavenly eclipses that will appear during the end-times when Israel is again a nation in the Land of Israel, prophesied that these eclipses will appear as a clear message of G—d: that the day of judgment upon the nations who want to divide the Land of Israel and to persecute the people of G—d will come! The nations will be judged by Him on the godly "Day of Judgment":

"Blow the shofar in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD comes, for it is near at hand.... The earth quakes before them; the heavens tremble: the sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.... And I will exhibit wonders in the heavens and on 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 terrible day of the LORD.... For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring back the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshafat, and will enter into judgment with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and have divided up my land.... The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining. And the LORD roars out of Zion, and utters his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shake: but the LORD will be a shelter for his people, and a stronghold for the children of Israel. So shall you know that I am the LORD your G—d dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and no strangers shall pass through her any more.... But Judah shall remain for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation." Joel 2:1,10;3:3-4;4:1,2,15-17,20 (verses from The Jerusalem Bible)

Dear friends, we do not need to add anything to the great prophetic Words of G—d through His prophet Joel regarding the critical pressure and threats at this time of Pesach that are coming upon Israel from her enemies that surround the state of Israel, from the greater Middle East region, and from almost every corner of the world. We are calling Israel not to fear any one of them and to trust only the Almighty G—d of Israel and the universe.

In the Almighty G‑d of Israel We Trust!

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