Monday, October 13, 2014
Top 10 Things You Need To Know About The Blood Moon Prophecy
Everyone seems to be talking about this "Blood Moon Prophecy" lately, but what are we to make of it?
What's it all about? Is there any truth to it? How can we know for sure?
Here's a handy guide for understanding what to believe about the Blood Moon Prophecy.
Number 1: Several christian pastors and authors have written books to suggest that a series of upcoming Tetrads (a series of four consecutive lunar eclipses on the Jewish Feasts of Passover and Tabernacles in 2014 and 2015) is an indication that "something" is about to happen in the Middle East.
Number 2: No one know what this "something" might be. But when something big or important happens (between now and the final of the four Blood Moons occurs in 2015) they'll let us know. (Or perhaps write another book?)
Number 3: The Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar. This means that every Jewish Feast of Passover and Feast of Tabernacles takes place during a full moon. Therefore the fact that Passover and Tabernacles in 2014 and 2015 will coincide with a lunar eclipse isn’t so unusual.
Number 4: There have already been a total of 7 Tetrads (4 consecutive lunar eclipses on Passover and Tabernacle Feast days). Those were in: 162 AD, 795 AD, 842 AD, 860 AD, 1492 AD, 1948 AD, and 1967 AD.
Number 5: Nothing significant happened during any of those previous 7 Tetrad events. The authors will try to connect events during 1492, 1948 and 1967 with the 4 Blood Moon eclipses, but the dates don't match up, and/or the eclipses weren't visible from the Middle East.
Number 6: No Blood Moon (or lunar eclipse) has ever been a sign of anything in Jewish history. Signs come before the events they are intended to foretell. Therefore if the event happens (like the expulsion of Jews from Spain in 1478) and then 15 years later there’s a lunar eclipse during Passover, that lunar eclipse did not warn anyone of anything.
Number 7: There have been 55 Blood Moons since the First Century AD. None of them coincided with anything significant in Jewish or Christian history.
Number 8: Numerous and tragic events have taken place throughout Jewish history and none of them coincided with any Blood Moon, including when the Jews left Egypt, entered the Promised Land, were taken into Babylonian captivity, or Assyrian captivity, or returned from captivity, or when the Messiah was born, or died, or rose again.
Number 9: The Biblical references to a Blood Moon are all referring to events that are prophesied to take place before "The Day of the Lord" when "the sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the great and glorious day of the Lord" (Acts 2:20; Joel 2:31)
Number 10: Peter, in Acts 2:20 quotes the prophecy in Joel 2:31 - including the portion about the moon turning to blood and the day of the Lord - as proof that it had been fulfilled by the sending of the Holy Spirit during the Feast of Pentecost. (See Act 2:1-21)
IN CONCLUSION: The people telling you that the series of consecutive lunar eclipses taking place during the Feasts of Passover and Tabernacles in 2014 and 2015 are basing their claims on verses that the Bible itself says have already been fulfilled during Pentecost and random events from previous Tetrads that don't line up when you examine the facts.
I've written a much longer examination of the Blood Moon Hoax here>