(Original post by NJA)
As a child, when I looked at the moon I always saw a face with wide open eyes and mouth. When I became a believer in Jesus Christ this made perfect sense, we should be in awe of the Son, reflecting his light to earth.
Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light. (Ps. 148:3)
The moon doesn't spin around earth, it's face is always toward us.
The 28-day lunar cycle includes 3 days when the moon is invisible, obscured by the earth, before rising again on the 3rd day.
It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah. (Ps. 89:37)
To stay in orbit around earth, the moon has to travel at 2300mph relative to it.
(The mile is based on God-given measures)
In 1967 the old city of Jerusalem & the site of the Temple (the Sanctuary) passed out of Moslem control during the Six Day War. 2300 years before this in 334BC Alexander the Great (the He Goat in v8 ) invaded Asia, then the little horn is Mohammed / the Islamic faith, symbolised by the crescent moon, moon worship was previously common in Arabia.
he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down . . . Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed. (Dan. 8v11, 14)
Also, the farthest point of the moon's orbit is 25,200 miles (2520x10, 70 bible "times") and it's diameter is 2160 miles (6x360).
The moon is the lesser light to rule the night. An inch for a mo(o)nth on the horizontal section of the Great Pyramids reveals dates in World history since the great step up (1909, the time of Azusa Street, on the 50th layer).
The Nasa website shows that there are 4 lunar eclipses in 2014-2015, these turn the moon red, nothing unusual there, except that they occur on God-given feast days:
Passover April 15, 2014
Feast of Tabernacles October 8, 2014
Passover April 4, 2015
Feast of Tabernacles September 28, 2015
And 2 solar eclipses:
Adar 29/Nisan 1 (new year) March 20, 2015
Feast of Trumpets September 13, 2015
When Jesus returns he will eclipse both (Acts 22:13). Signs in the heavens were used to mark Jesus' first coming and his death (and various things in the old testament).
I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come (Acts 2:19-20).