This month, on Firstfruits (New Moon), we will have another partial solar eclipse, followed by one of the most intense annual meteor showers, known as “The Perseids.” This metro shower will produce up to 60 shooting stars an hour at their peak.
During the Perseids’ peak this month, spectators should see about 60-70 meteors per hour. The meteor shower’s peak will be visible both the nights of Aug. 11th and 12th.
We have had plenty of signs in the sky these past few years. Since the Hebrew calendar is established according to the moon, the moon in particular will give us God’s signs of fulfilling His Covenant Promises.
“He appointed the moon for seasons” (Psalm 104:19).
Recall the “blood” moons that occurred two years in a row falling on Feast Days in 2014, 2015. Then we had the epic 2017 Total Solar Eclipse when the sun, moon and earth line up with each other on the NEW MOON. In January of 2018, we had a “Super Blue Moon.” Last month, we had another blood moon with Mars shining brightly. The sky is speaking!
“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord” (Acts.2:20).
This Hebrew Calendar month is linked to the characteristics of the tribe of GAD, whose name means “troop.” In this season we are in right now, God is all about the preparation of His “troop”(remnant) to reign with Him in the Millennium. The Hebrew month, ELUL, is associated with understanding the Father’s heart and joining in purpose and unity with those who are seeking the Father’s heart.
In a posture of humility, God’s heart is revealed. As we recognize the signs God is giving us through the sun, moon, and stars, let’s all be prayerful to seek God’s heart.