Is Israel going to be involved in a war during the blood-red moons of 2014 and 2015? According to ancient Jewish tradition, a lunar eclipse is a harbinger of bad things for Israel. If that eclipse is blood-red, that is a sign that war is coming. And blood-red moons that happen during Biblical festivals seem to be particularly significant.
There was a “tetrad” of blood-red moons that fell during Passover 1967, the Feast of Tabernacles 1967, Passover 1968 and the Feast of Tabernacles 1968. And of course the 1967 war during which Israel took full control of Jerusalem took place during that time period.
There was also a “tetrad” of blood-red moons that fell during Passover 1949, the Feast of Tabernacles 1949, Passover 1950 and the Feast of Tabernacles 1950. If you know your history, you already are aware that the Israeli War of Independence ended on July 20th, 1949. So does the blood-red moon tetrad of 2014 and 2015 signal that another season of war is now upon us?
- Passover – April 15, 2014
- Feast of Tabernacles – October 8, 2014
- Passover – April 4, 2015
- Feast of Tabernacles – Sept 28, 2015
Such Lunar occurrences are rare and have been linked to major events. Apparently in 1493, and 1494, Jews were expelled from Spain and the Blood-Moons of those years came right after the Jews assembled in their homeland for the first time in a thousand years. The Blood-Moons of 1967 and 1968 have been linked to the Six-day War, and the re-birth of the Nation of Israel.
These is much speculation within the religious community as to the significance of the forthcoming Blood-Moons. In the Old Testament God stated through the Prophet Joel ”The Sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord, comes. Joel 2:31. The next major event on God’s prophetic calendar is the Rapture of His Church. After that the stage will be set for the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord. It does seem unlikely that these forthcoming Blood Moons will represent a fulfillment of Joel’s prophecy. However, they do seem to fit into the category of Signs of the times.
In the book of Genesis, we read that God created the stars, moons, and planets and intended them to be “for signs and for seasons.” This is why the birth of Jesus coincided with many astronomical wonders, including the “star” that settled over Bethlehem. We are commanded to look up, for when we see these things come to pass, we are to look up for our redemption draweth nigh!
It will be interesting to see what will take place in the next two years. Will it be an event of historic proportion? Be ye ready for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of Man Cometh.