The Strain is an upcoming vampire horror television series that is in production at FX. It was created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, based on their novel trilogy of the same name.
The dictionary defines the word "strain" in part as "an inbred animal used for experimental purposes."
The trailer for the show was played at the recent Super Bowl and the symbolism is quite evident. It opens with an aerial view of New York City with the sun beaming through the clouds. Then the sun becomes obscured by the moon (solar eclipse). The city goes dark.
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
Then the screen fades to black and there appear the words "HE IS HERE." Very ominous, very creepy. Who is here?
It's all pure speculation of course however we have documented the correlation between secular films and television shows and world events which seemed to be prophesied in the movies/shows.
Also it is worth mentioning that the heavenly bodies are to be signs for us to observe as the day of the Lord draws nearer.
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.The next solar eclipse will be visible Apr 29, 2014. The blood moons, moon turning to "blood" (lunar eclipse), is happening in a group of four over the next several months according to a new definition for "blood moons" by two well-known pastors.
Mark Blitz and John Hagee, use the term Blood Moon to apply to the full moons of the upcoming tetrad – four successive total lunar eclipses, with no partial lunar eclipses in between, each of which is separated from the other by six lunar months (six full moons) – in 2014 and 2015. John Hagee appears to have popularized the term in his 2013 book Four Blood Moons: Something is About to Change.
Mark Blitz and John Hagee speak of a lunar tetrad as representing a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. After all, the moon is supposed to turn blood red before the end times, isn’t it? As described in Joel 2:31 (Common English Bible):
The sun will be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood before the great and dreadful day of the LORD comes.
That description, by the way, describes both a total solar eclipse and total lunar eclipse. Sun turned to darkness = moon directly between the Earth and sun in a total solar eclipse. Moon turned to blood = Earth directly between the sun and moon, Earth’s shadow falling on the moon in a total lunar eclipse.
Why red? They appear reddish because sunlight from all of Earth’s sunrises and sunsets is scattered by the Earth’s atmosphere and falls on the surface of the eclipsed moon. In years where volcanic activity is pronounced, however, a total lunar eclipse may appear more brownish or gray in color.
These are the dates for the upcoming tetrad – four successive total lunar eclipses – in these years.
Total lunar eclipse: April 15
Total lunar eclipse: October 8
Total lunar eclipse: April 4
Total lunar eclipse: September 28
There are a total of 8 tetrads in the 21st century (2001 to 2100). But proponents of this Biblical prophecy regard the upcoming tetrad as especially significant because it coincides with two important Jewish holidays: Passover and Tabernacles.
The April 2014 and April 2015 total lunar eclipses align with the feast of Passover. The October 2014 and September 2015 total lunar eclipses align with the feast of Tabernacles.
The Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar.
Three of these four lunar eclipses are not visible – even in part – from Israel. The only eclipse that can be seen at all from Israel is the tail end of the September 28, 2015 eclipse, which may be observable for a short while before sunrise.
In our 21st century (2001-2100), there are a total 8 tetrads, but in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, there were none at all. If we include all the centuries from the 1st century (AD 1-100) through the 21st century (2001-2100), inclusive, there are a total of 62 tetrads. The last one occurred in 2003-2004, and the next one after the 2014-2015 tetrad will happen in 2032-2033.
Interestingly the return of the Lord will not happen until the so-called "Antichrist" is revealed.
2 Thessalonians 2:3 ¶Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;Is the video teaser (above) with the words "HE IS HERE" actually referring to this person, this "man of sin, the son of perdition" who is supposed to be "revealed" before the "great and the terrible day of the LORD" prophesied by Joel?
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
Watch our video on the subject of the "blood moons" below.
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