This morning on Passover, April 15th, we saw the beginning of the Blood Moon Tetrad. The Internet is now a buzz with those who saw and enjoyed the eclipse and those who were looking hours earlier or in the wrong continent and presumed it to be a hoax. Others, many of them professing Christians, were mocking the event as another crackpot apocalyptic prediction. “April 15th came and went and nothing happened,” they said, even though no one had actually said anything would. However, some pastors and teachers have unwisely connected the event with the Cosmic Signs prophesied by the prophet Joel, and almost all the Hebrew prophets including the Messiah, which occur at the end of the Tribulation period. These Cosmic Signs are not Eclipses, but catastrophic events that are the result of a period of upheaval so great that Jesus said if it had not been cut short (3 1/2 yrs), no life would be saved out of 7 Billion people.
“I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth, blood, fire and columns of smoke. “The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes.” Joel 2:30-31
“But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.” Matthew 24:29
It is true that some fearful souls expected the sky to fall today, but not those who know that an eclipse of the Moon or the Sun is not a scary event. Indeed the vast majority of mankind left the Bloody Moon to the astronomers and went about their normal business. What’s scary about a lunar Eclipse they ask? Absolutely nothing! Therefore, those who equate them with the above passages are minimizing the Tribulation period and misleading the world and the church. Was their blood and fire today? No! Were there columns of smoke? No! Did stars fall from the sky? No! Were the powers of the heavens shaken? No! Did the Islands and mountains move out of their places and was the remainder of mankind gripped with terror at the wrath of the Lamb (Rev 6)? No! Why is it that Christians are so foolish and why do so many seem unable or unwilling to handle accurately the most straight forward passages? How could anyone say that the Blood Moons are the sign of Jesus coming? Furthermore, how could any Christian be ignorant of what the Blood Moons are, and when they will occur, since even the secular media seems to be clued in? Actually the scariest thing of all, in my opinion, is not the Blood Moons but the ignorance and lukewarmness of the Christian church! Let me take a moment then to explain what the Blood Moons are really all about and what the Bible clearly identifies as THE SIGN of The End.
There is nothing particularly significant about an Eclipse in and of itself. However, when it occurs on a Jewish Biblical Holiday, it is seen as a sign for the Jewish people and the world. The Blood Moon Tetrad is an extremely rare phenomenon where four Blood moons occur in a row, and when they each fall on a Jewish Feast Day there is no doubt that something is up. That is precisely what astronomers have predicted for the Feast of Passover and Tabernacles in 2014 and 2015, with two Solar Eclipses on significant days in between. The last time this happened was 1967 and 1968 during the 6 Day War which resulted in the recapture of Jerusalem after 2500 years and the fulfillment of Jesus’ prophecy in Luke 21:24. The time before that was 1949 and 1950 during the Israeli War of Independence. Then one has to go back to 1493 during the Spanish Inquisition, a time of great calamity for Jews, to witness the same Celestial events. What those with insight are saying is that the Blood Moons signify something is up for Israel and the Middle-East. It is an omen of War and likely great victory for the nation. Also, it likely means the situation on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem will change, perhaps leading to the building of the Temple. This does not signify the End of the world or the return of Jesus, but it does suggest that these events will be following. The Sign of the end was clearly identified by Jesus Himself in the Olivet Discourse and it is high time that those who call Him Lord woke up to this fact. He will not come until the apostasy comes first and the Man of Lawlessness is revealed taking his seat in the Holy Place in Jerusalem and proclaiming himself as God (2Thess 2:3-4). This is The sign of The End as Jesus Himself made clear.
“Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place let the reader understand…….For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.” Matthew 24:15, 21
When we see the Abomination of Desolation, which is the Antichrist taking his seat in the Holy Place in Jerusalem proclaiming himself as God, then The End will come and then the Tribulation will begin and those who long for His appearing will be gathered to Him, to meet the Lord in the air. Let me say it once again:
The Sign of the End is: The Abomination of Desolation and not the Blood Moons. Isn’t it time to stop muddying the waters with careless predictions built on warm fuzzes rather than Biblical teaching and understand the will of the Lord so we can correctly interpret the signs of the times?Social tagging: Blood Moon > Blood Moon Tetrads