I usually don’t delve into Biblical prophecy, but being the daughter of an astronomy buff, I found myself wrapped up in the book Four Blood Moons, by John Hagee.
The book takes its name from the prophecy in Joel 2:30:
“The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.”
A “blood moon,” or red moon is rare, but the appearance of a series of four blood moons (a tetrad) is very rare. Even more rare is a series of four blood moons that include a total solar eclipse – turning both “the sun to darkness” and “the moon to blood” within the same series.
Even rarer than that, as you might imagine, is a blood moon tetrad that falls exactly on the dates of Jewish feasts/festivals. This has only happened three times in the last 500 years.
What is even more eerie/significant is that each of those three blood moons series corresponded to a landmark historical event in the history of Israel.
The Four Blood Moons:
1493-94: Inquisition; The King and Queen of Spain plunder and ravage the Jews
1949-50: Rebirth of the State of Israel
1967-68: Jerusalem is reunited with the Jewish people
As noted above, we will be seeing the first blood moon in the 2014-15 series, beginning one week from today, April 15, 2014.
What historians believe is even more significant about this series of blood moons is that it ends on Jewish New Year (September 2015) and includes a special Shemittah year (a year of rest occurring once every seven years similar to a Sabbath).
Why is all this important?
Because, as Hagee puts it, “the heavens are God’s billboard” – spanning the entire globe and across all the centuries of man with consistency. Just as He advertised Christ’s birth in the heavens, He is predicted to advertise the second coming of Christ and end of the world in the same way.
What is the specific significance of this year’s blood moons?
Theories abound…we’ll have to wait and see.
The following article can explain the Blood Moon phenomenon better than I can: What About Those Blood Moons?
Also, from USA Today: Blood moon eclipse on April 15 is a special event
*For more detailed information, check out the book “Four Blood Moons” by John Hagee (Worthy Media Inc, 2013).