In a new non-fiction book, “Four Blood Moons,” Pastor John Hagee draws on scripture, NASA science and recorded history to explore the significance of astronomical events and to caution believers of a momentous, upcoming series of lunar events that may directly impact not only the nation of Israel but possibly all of humanity.
According to Hagee, four blood moons have occurred on the Hebrew holy days of Passover and the Feast of the Tabernacles, only three times in the last 500 years. These same three dates in Israel’s history just happen to be the most important dates for the nation, writes Hagee. “
In 1493, the four blood moons occurred on the Hebrew holidays of Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles. This signified the beginning of the fall of Spain following the expulsion of the Jews a year earlier and was God’s announcement to the world that “the mantle of prosperity had thusly been placed on the shoulders of the infant nation that would become the United States” since it became a refuge for the Jewish people.
The second appearance of four blood moons appearing on Hebrew holy days was 1949-1950. They occurred on Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles and coincided with Israel being declared a nation.
The third occurrence was in 1967-1968, when the Six-Day War took place, uniting the city of Jerusalem for the first time in 2,000 years.
The next four blood moon tetrad (an occurrence of 4 total lunar eclipses in a row) falling on the same Hebrew holy days, occurred early this morning April 15, 2014 – only the fourth time in the last 500 years.
- April 15, 2014 – Passover
- October 8, 2014 – Feast of Tabernacles
- April 4, 2015 – Passover
- September 28, 2015 – Feast of Tabernacles
What is the prophetic significance of these events? Looking through the lens of Biblical prophecy we see in Joel 2:31, the Bible says, "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD comes." What could this mean for us?
I will explore more of this in tomorrow’s blog.
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