Blood Moons Rising: Bible Prophecy, Israel, and the Four Blood Moons by Mark HitchcockHas the final countdown to the end days begun? Are the heavens telling us we are nearing the end? Astronomers have noticed it is coming. Historians have noted its significance. In 2014 and 2015, there will be a phenomenon in the skies of four blood moons falling during Jewish feasts. This has only happened three times in recorded history: 1493-94, 1949-50 and 1967-68. Each time these dates have had extraordinary significance for the Israelites. From the discovery of the New World to the creation of modern-day Israel, these years of the four blood moons have truly been turning points in history. Bible prophecy describes the moon being darkened and turned to blood. What is the significance of these signs in the skies? What will the future bring? Prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock guides you through the relevant Bible passages so you can understand the times in which you live.
What Does the Bible Say About Blood Moons?
What does the Bible say about? The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood,. The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day. Many shall purify themselves and make themselves white and be refined, but the wicked shall act wickedly. And none of the wicked shall understand, but those who are wise shall understand. And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering.
The blood moon prophecies are a series of prophecies in the Bible preached by Christian preachers John Hagee and Mark Biltz , which state that a tetrad a series of four consecutive lunar eclipses —coinciding on Jewish holidays —with six full moons in between, and no intervening partial lunar eclipses which began with the April lunar eclipse is the beginning of the end times as described in the Bible in the Book of Joel , Acts , and Revelation The tetrad ended with the lunar eclipse on September 27—28, On April 15, , there was a total lunar eclipse which was the first of four consecutive total eclipses in a series, known as a tetrad; a second one took place on October 8, , the third one on April 4, , and the remaining one took place on September 27, It is one of eight tetrads to take place during the 21st century AD. The claim of a blood moon being a sign of the beginning of the end times originates in the Book of Joel , where it is written "the sun will turn into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. The blood moon also is prophesied in the Book of Revelation chapter 6 verses 11 — 13,  where verse 12 states, "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. Hagee later wrote Four Blood Moons , that became a best seller, being more than days in Amazon.
Doomsday preachers such as Indiana-based pastor Paul Begley have spent the weeks in the run-up to the Blood Moon quoting Biblical scripture. The Blood Moon eclipse will appear on the night of Friday, July 27, and glow in the skies for one hour and 43 minutes. According to pastor Begley this astronomical event was foretold by at least three different books in the Bible, but is there any truth in that? Although the Blood Moon is not specifically mentioned in the Christian holy book, there is mention of the Moon turning into blood or blood-red. Whenever a red moon is mentioned in the Bible it is brought up in the context of the world ending or a great cataclysmic event, where the Moon serves as a forbearing sign or warning.
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By Dennis Leap. This past April 15, the first of four unusual lunar eclipses began. They will occur at approximately six-month intervals—the next being October 8, then April 4 and September 28 of next year—and will be visible across North America. Astronomers call this a lunar eclipse tetrad. The last tetrad occurred over and Eight more such tetrads will occur before the year
Suprisingly, the phrase "blood moons" does not appear at all in the KJV Bible. The three places in Scripture where our closes celestial neighbor turns into the color red is Joel , Acts which quotes Joel and Revelation We need to cover a few brief definitions as we start our study. These special appearances of the moon are referred to as the blood moon tetrad. A tetrad is a series of four consecutive total eclipses of the lunar surface. Tetrads are relatively rare occurrences. While none occurred from to A.