Take a very close look at this chart. At the center are the 4 lunar eclipses that happened in 2014 and 2015 at Passover and Tabernacles both years. Then look at the very symmetrical solar and lunar eclipses on either side of the midpoint of the main 4 lunar eclipses. The first of these (a lunar eclipse) was on 12-21-2010, and the last of these (also a lunar eclipse) is on Jan. 21st, 2019!
There was a lunar eclipse tetrad in 1493 and 1494 right after Columbus sailed to the New World in the fall of 1492. This marked opening the New World in the centuries to come for Jews to escape European persecution. Then the next tetrad was in 1949 and 1950, right after Israel became a state in May of 1948. The next tetrad would be in 1967 and 1968, marking Israel capturing East Jerusalem (the true capitol of Israel) in June of 1967. Finally the tetrad of lunar eclipses in the chart above, with the last associated lunar eclipse happening on Jan. 21st of this year! The next lunar eclipse tetrad? More than 500 years from now!
It makes very logical sense that after opening the New World for Jews to come to in order to escape persecution, and next the establishment of the State of Israel, and then Israel capturing East Jerusalem, this final tetrad (2014-15) would mark Israel building the Third Temple! It is simply in the natural progression of events to occur!
Well, now that the last associated eclipse is about to happen, perhaps we are very close to the beginning of Third Temple construction. BUT the Rapture must happen first, and then the Daniel 9:27 covenant will be confirmed by the antichrist, and THEN the Third Temple will get under construction. So, might this year be the year for the Rapture? I don't know, but the situation looks VERY interesting! With Israel now over 70 1/2 years old, we do know that we are living very late in these End Times! The parable of the fig tree in the Bible (Old and New Testaments) tells us that the generation to see Israel's return (1948) will see all end time events fulfilled, and that includes the Rapture, 7 year Tribulation Period, and the Second Coming of Israel's long rejected Messiah, Who is Christ. If you are Jewish and you are reading this, go get out an OLD Testament and look up: Micah 5:2, Psalm 22:14-18, and Isaiah 53 (entire chapter). Now I ask you, my Jewish friends, Who is our Messiah? If you say these verses are not true (and they were written hundreds of years BC), then you are calling God a liar! Humans lie, but God does not lie! By the way, the coming Middle East "peace" is a FALSE peace brought by the antichrist. The TRUE peace will be brought by Israel's Messiah when He returns on the Mount of Olives 7 years after the Daniel 9:27 covenant.The "peace process" for the Middle East is now over 41 years old. Back in November of 1977 Anwar Sadat of Egypt flew to Israel and that is when it all began, the illusive search for "peace" in the Middle East. All previous attempts for "peace" were just between Israel and the Palestinians, but the "Kushner / Trump" peace plan brings in all of the Sunni Arab states as well as the European Union, the U.S, and others. How ironic that the Sunni Arab states' mutual dislike for Iran (Shiite Muslims) would drive them together with Israel, but that is what has happened! How prophetic since Daniel 9:27 tells us that "he (the antichrist) will make a firm covenant with the MANY". For the first time a peace plan is including MANY nations!
I was teaching way back in 1980 that a future "peace" plan for the Middle East would in part result in a Palestinian State in trade for Israel's right to build the Third Temple, and that is precisely what is playing out! God does not want His land (Israel) divided (see Joel 3:2!), but when the Palestinian State is formed (and indeed this will happen!), that will incur His wrath upon the nations to begin the 7 year Tribulation Period, a time of terror upon the earth almost beyond human comprehension! Anyone who misses the Rapture is in for a very rough ride!
By the way, are these "signs in the skies" important from a prophetic standpoint? Most definitely! Look up Genesis 1:14, Joel 2:30, and Luke 21:25 !!!
P.S. The lunar eclipse on Jan. 21st of this year is a "super moon" eclipse, meaning that the eclipse happens when the moon is at its closest point to the earth in its orbit. Obviously the moon will appear slightly larger in the sky when the eclipse happens.