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The Moon that Rules the Night

The moon God made to rule the night also plays out in the last-days prophetic signs of the heavens. How important to life on Earth is moonlight and its periodic rhythms? It is now abundantly clear that God was entirely accurate when He said His moon was to rule the night.
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The Moon that Rules the Night

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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

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GOD SAID, Genesis 1:14-18:

14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

GOD SAID, Psalm 121:5-7:

5 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.

6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

GOD SAID, Psalm 136:8-9:

8 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:

9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.

GOD SAID, Revelation 6:12-13:

12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

MAN SAID: Spare me this Bible foolishness!  I am wise and have no need for the God of the Bible.  Education is my god! 

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The moon God made to rule the night also plays out in the last-days prophetic signs of the heavens.  Just prior to the return of Jesus Christ and Armageddon, we read the following in Revelation 6:12-17:

12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

But from a more domestic setting, it is now abundantly clear that God was entirely accurate when He said His moon was to rule the night.  An excellent feature on this subject was published in the Acts and Facts September 2015 issue by Dr. James Johnson.  The title of the article reads, “The Moon Rules.”  It follows in its entirety:

Earth is ruled, in part, by lunar rhythms.  It is “tuned” to the moon’s periodic rhythms in its daily and monthly cycles as well as annual seasons.  This illustrates Genesis 1:16, which states God purposefully programmed the moon to “rule” the night. 

Animistic and polytheistic religions personify the moon, but what does Genesis teach about its effects on the earth and creatures living here?  In other words, how can the moon, which is inanimate, rule anything? 

God programmed the moon to rule in at least two ways: 1) by gravitational attraction—which is physically quite forceful; and 2) by providing reflected light to Earth, which rotates so one side is always facing the moon. 

The moon’s physical regulation, by gravity and by moonlight photoperiodicity (periodic light exposure), can be analytically compared to the inanimate governor device (also called a “speed limiter”) that can be installed to regulate the top speed of a commercial truck.  The truck’s governor is inanimate, yet it implements the purposeful intention of the intelligent engineer who devised it to limit how fast a truck can go on the highways.  Likewise, the moon mechanically implements the intelligent design that God selected for its fine-tuned movements and regulatory functions. 

Moonlight Photoperiodicity Rules the Earth

How important to life on Earth is moonlight and its periodic rhythms? 

No physical factor is of greater interest to the ecologist than light.  It is, first, a source of energy; second, a limiting factor (since too little or too much kills); and third, an extremely important regulator of daily and seasonal activities for a great many organisms, both plant and animal.  One of the most dependable environmental cues by which organisms time their [developmental and periodic] activities in temperate zones is the day-length period, or photoperiod.  Photoperiod [can regulate] a physiological sequence that brings about molting, fat deposition, migration, and breeding in temperate-zone birds.  However, one can produce out-of-season fat deposition, migratory restlessness, and an increase in size of reproductive organs in midwinter in the laboratory by an artificial increase in the light period. 

Moonlight affects Earth by each diurnal (day/night) cycle, by each lunar-month cycle (i.e., new moon, second quarter, full moon, fourth quarter phases), and by the annual cycle of recurring seasons.  The equinox-to-equinox year varies the ratio of daylight to moonlight, so days get “shorter” and “longer” depending on the time of year. 

Lunar light regulates Pacific salmon smolt migratory movements.  Moonlight intensity and daylight/moonlight ratios, which vary with the seasons, regulate salmon migration, growth, and development.   Even some plant chlorophyll activity depends in part on moonlight.

Lunar Gravity Rules the Earth

Lunar gravity forcefully regulates Earth’s tides worldwide.  Christmas Island red crabs depend on tidal rhythms to time their migrations to beaches to mate and deposit the next generation of baby crabs into high-tide waters.  Likewise, barnacles, as anchored filter-feeders, depend on the tides to wash up planktonic nutrients, providing ready meals on tidal waves.  Many more examples of tide-dependent animal behaviors could be given. 

Even plants depend on the rhythmic pull of the moon’s gravity.  The moon’s monthly cycle regulates water in cultivated soil, triggering seed swelling, seed bursting, seed germination, leaf growth, root growth—which is why the lunar cycle-timed Jewish feasts of Leviticus 23 coincide with spring and autumn harvest cycles. 

Bottom line: Genesis 1:16 teaches that God made the moon to rule the night.  Creation provides a host of witnesses—crabs, barnacles, salmon, crops, and more—that corroborate that truth.  [End of quote]

Today’s discoveries consistently confirm the perfect purity of your Holy Bible.  Be of good cheer, saints: Your faith has not been misplaced and it will never be disappointed. 

GOD SAID, Genesis 1:14-18:

14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

GOD SAID, Psalm 121:5-7:

5 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.

6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

GOD SAID, Psalm 136:8-9:

8 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:

9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.

GOD SAID, Revelation 6:12-13:

12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

MAN SAID: Spare me this Bible foolishness!  I am wise and have no need for the God of the Bible.  Education is my god! 

Now you have THE RECORD.

 

References:

Authorized King James Version

Johnson, J., “The Moon Rules,” Acts and Facts, September 2015

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