Hagee’s statement in 2008 caused the Republican nominee for President, John McCain, to renounce Hagee’s endorsement of his candidacy, as well as an outcry from the Jewish community. It was around this time that Hagee curtailed journalists’ access to him (his spokesperson, Ari Morgenstern, declined to comment for this article). He sought refuge in supporters like Riskin.
Many of Hagee’s delegations come to Ariel, one of Israel’s biggest and most problematic settlements. With a population of 20,000, Ariel sits strategically on a hilltop in the heart of the West Bank, dividing Palestinian families and villages, which are subject to random military inspections and intimidation by Israeli soldiers. Hagee and CUFI have poured millions of dollars into the settlement. A recreation center there bears his name.
In ancient Mesopotamia, a lunar eclipse was considered a direct assault on the king. Given their ability to predict an eclipse with reasonable accuracy, they would put in place a proxy king for its duration. Someone considered to be expendable (it was not a popular job,) would pose as the monarch, while the real king would go into hiding and wait for the eclipse to pass. The proxy king would then conveniently disappear, and the old king be reinstated.
I think Hagee shares too much of his own opinion and interprets the Bible his own way. His timing of the recent Shemitahs doesn't rightly (or 100%) line up with all of the events in American. He is also a solid believer in the Pre-tribulational Rapture...which I am not. This discounts for me some of the stuff he writes. Toward the end of the book, I was tending toward just taking with a grain of salt everything he said. Integrity is important to keep the reader hanging on. He has too many anomalies in this thinking. Just doesn't add up.
For the past couple of years, the Trumpet has warned of the radical spirit of lawlessness in Washington and where it is leading. The administration has taken numerous steps to sidestep Congress to force through a partisan agenda. Congress has become confrontational, and the administration has responded with even more drastic measures. But there is a deeper dimension behind what is happening.
Just a note on a few small matters. When reading page 107, I wondered if Hagee believes in a partial rapture view, for he writes, “If you want to go with Him, you need to be watching for Him. We need to be watching, praying, ever-ready for the appearance of Jesus Christ who gathers those who believe in Him.” This may be due to carelessness in writing, but it is important to state one’s theology carefully since people often follow an author’s teaching. He mentions on page 109 that warlocks and witches today can call fire down from heaven. Documentation would be helpful to prove this. He goes on to mention supernatural bloodless surgery, but this has already been exposed as trickery. On page 169 he matter-of-factly states that the Antichrist is Jewish but provides no evidence from Scripture that this is so.
Darrel Issa threatens White House with subpoena – Because that’s what Darrel Issa does: mugs for the cameras and threatens to subpoena people.  If this writer had a dollar for every time Issa has threatened to subpoena someone in the Obama administration, he’d be rich.  If this writer had a dollar for every time Issa actually accomplished something, he’d be broke.
Ironically, lawlessness is exactly what the Bundy supporters accuse the government of. As one commentator wrote: “Is he a union that can ask the Obama administration for a waiver for another year? Is he a low-income person who can ask that the mandate (to remove his cows) be delayed another year? Is he from another country and ask not to be deported based on his particular sad story?
Dispensationalism also believes the rapture will occur “pre-tribulation” and at “any moment,” combined with “premillennialism” (Jesus will return before a literal 1,000-year reign). The scenario was formulated largely by John Nelson Darby (1800-1882), a Church of England pastor in Ireland who left to join what became the “Plymouth Brethren.” Notably, Darby emphasized that the Bible predicted the restoration of Jews to their homeland long before Jewish Zionism arose.
After joining a nascent alliance between American evangelicals and the Israeli Right in the late 1970s, Hagee has become perhaps the most prominent Christian Zionist in the world, and simultaneously, a harbinger of his movement’s waning strength. The historical and political undercurrents of the evangelical and Christian Zionist movements make Hagee one of the most underrated political figures in American life. His brand, advocacy for Israel, and compelling style support his influence on a movement that feels under attack.
In the remainder of chapters 1-2 (1-31), Hagee seeks to help readers understand the current turmoil in the Middle East, especially as it involves Israel, and how it all relates to the matter of peace. He rightly points out the strategic importance of Israel’s possession of the Golan Heights to its defense against Syria. To date the Jewish people in Israel have been unwilling to surrender this plateau, which protects its northern border. This unwillingness has caused friction between Israel and Syria, and has been an impediment to the Middle East peace process. By seizing control of this parcel of land in the Six-Day War of 1967, Israel put an end to Syrian bombardment of Israelis in the valleys far below, which had taken many Israeli lives. Israel had previously called on the United Nations for help, but the war presented a timely opportunity to bring an end to the problem through military means.

In April 2018, the Jewish News Syndicate in partnership with the Israel Embassy in Washington DC released a list of the 70 greatest American contributors to the US-Israel relationship in honor of the upcoming 70th anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence in 1948. On the list, Hagee was awarded the position of 27 out of 70 for his work raising over 100 million dollars for Jewish and Israeli charities and founding Christians United for Israel, the largest pro-Israel organization in America with over 4 million members.[19] On May 14, 2018, while Hagee was in Jerusalem for the opening ceremony of the US Embassy, his son Matt Hagee accepted the Israeli Embassy's award on his father's behalf in a private Washington DC ceremony.[20]

“Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.“

That does not mean you won’t experience any trials, or that you don’t need to take reasonable precautions to protect yourself. Neither does God promise us a problem-free life in this world. As Paul wrote to Timothy, “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” (verse 12). But He does promise to fight our battles for us—to deliver us from every trouble and affliction. And as long as you continue to obey God, you will overcome those trials—and emerge stronger for them.
“The relationship, I believe, started in 1980 or 1981 when Pastor Hagee wanted to do a Night to Honor Israel. It was a time that was in reaction to either Israel’s involvement in Lebanon or the bombing of the nuclear reactor in Iraq. He felt there was a need to have a positive evening for Israel,” Rabbi Avraham Scheinberg said about the close friendship his father, Rabbi Aryeh Scheinberg, has with Hagee. Scheinberg noted that his father was one of the only Rabbis to answer the call, likely because of the evangelical community’s history of proselytizing Jews.

Dispensationalism also believes the rapture will occur “pre-tribulation” and at “any moment,” combined with “premillennialism” (Jesus will return before a literal 1,000-year reign). The scenario was formulated largely by John Nelson Darby (1800-1882), a Church of England pastor in Ireland who left to join what became the “Plymouth Brethren.” Notably, Darby emphasized that the Bible predicted the restoration of Jews to their homeland long before Jewish Zionism arose.
I've been writing for periodicals for twenty-five years with more than 300 articles published in more than 50 Christian print magazines. I've written for online publication including CBN.com, www.FindingGodDaily.com, and TheChristianPulse.com. I've contributed to twenty books and have written six of my own, with the latest the "Prophecies Fulfilled" series. I'm an aspiring screenwriter - semifinalist in the Kairos Prize January 2013 and finalist in the 168 Film Project's "Write of Passage" short script contest 2010. I've ridden motorcycles for more than thirty years. Member: Christian Motorcyclists Association. Member: Advanced Writers and Speakers Association.
For years conservative evangelicals, from their pulpits and pews across the American heartland, have toiled in relative obscurity. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the more vocal part of the Israel lobby, is far better known for advancing Israeli interests in Washington. But in recent years, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the evangelical lobbying group spearheaded by Texas preacher John Hagee, has surpassed AIPAC as the largest pro-Israel organization in the U.S. And so Christian Zionists—those who believe that only a strong Jewish state will bring the son of the Christian god back to the holy city, to mete out justice—have moved to the center of U.S. Middle East policy.
"Do I think the four blood moons is a messenger of a coming storm?" he asked. "Absolutely. History repeats itself. And also, in this September, the shemitah year is ending ... 2015 is a shemitah year. September 28 is the fourth blood moon in this shemitah year. I believe, in the fall of this year, America and the world will face another economic crisis, perhaps as a result of war in the Middle East or an economic crash. But there are very sophisticated people on Wall Street saying we are facing a 50 percent correction in the stock market in the near future. Get ready. Americans should get prepared":
Hagee would have his readers and followers believe that the blood moon, which is a lunar eclipse, is what is being described in Joel 2:31. In fact it is not. As explained above a blood moon is a total lunar eclipse – a moment when the Earth comes between the sun and the moon, putting the moon in a complete shadow. The moon during a lunar eclipse appears red in color because of the way light bends around the earth’s atmosphere, scattering short wavelength light (green through violet) and leaving longer wavelength light (red, orange and yellow). It’s why sunsets and sunrises generally are red. During the 20th century, there were 229 lunar eclipses and 85 of those were complete lunar eclipses which lead to the “blood moon.”
Israel’s 70th anniversary has occurred, which memorialized and celebrated their sudden rebirth as a nation on May 14, 1948.  Israel’s rebirth was the most momentous prophetic fulfillment in recent history as they became an independent nation again in their former homeland against all odds. After being scattered throughout the world since their rejection of Christ […]
The core beliefs of these evangelical preachers and their tens of millions of followers in the U.S. deserve a much closer look now that they’re riding shotgun alongside President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and bankruptcy lawyer David Friedman, who is America’s ambassador to Israel and a supporter of Israel’s settlements.
Another central passage is 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 which talks about believers being 'caught up' to meet Jesus 'in the air'. The interpretation of this passage is that this ‘Rapture’ is a silent and stealthy affair as Jesus comes to collect his people and goes back to heaven. There are a number of problems with this view. Firstly the passage is probably the noisiest in the Bible! There are trumpets, shouting archangels and absolutely no mention of us returning with Jesus to heaven.
When the phrase, all the world (oikumene) is used in Luke 2:1 stating that Augustus Caesar commission a census to be taking for all the world, he meant the empire. Luke says it came to past in the days of “Augustus Caesar”.  In like manner, Jesus commissioned the apostles to preach to all the nations of the world “oikumene” (Matt. 24:14). This too had to occur before that first century generation passed, Matt. 24:34.

We have an obligation to teach our children and our grandchildren about the joy and peace that is found in our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ. We serve a God who is the Prince of Peace, and He delights in granting us favor. He will give you the best of things in the worst of times. And let me tell you, peace that surpasses all understanding is definitely a great thing to have during these uncertain times.
Also consider that Moses depicts Israel as a “perverse generation.” These are the same terms Jesus used to describe Israel of his day, Deuteronomy 32:20; Matthew 12:39, 16:4. Both Peter, (Acts 2:40), and Paul, (Philippians 2:15), wrote the same.  Jewish Historian Josephus writes, “Nor did it, [first century Jerusalem] on any other account so much deserve these sore misfortunes, as by producing such a generation of men as were the occasions of its overthrow.” Josephus, Wars of the Jews, Book VI, Chap. IX, Sec. 5.

Mark Biltz, found of El Shaddai Ministries, is a key figure in the Hebrew Roots Movement – an unbiblical, apostate movement that seeks to return Christians to the Mosaic Law and Old Covenant. Like Hagee, Biltz believes in ethnic salvation – the idea that Jewish people, by lineage, are automatically saved and do no need to hear or believe the Gospel to go to Heaven. Here is an excerpt from a post from his website:
"We asked for two reasonable actions in a legal demand letter: a re-editing of the "Four Blood Moons" movie to remove the offending quotation from Hagee in which he suggested he had discovered the phenomenon; a clear unequivocal public statement that Biltz had, indeed, discovered the blood moons anomaly," said Joseph Farah, the publisher of Biltz's book and the producer of the movie version, wrote in a Sunday column. "But, so far, Hagee's representatives have declined even to discuss those demands. Instead, they have acted like the offended party, claiming WND and Biltz have mischaracterized the facts."
Hagee has been criticized for his statements about Israel, the Roman Catholic Church, and Islam. Journalist Bill Moyers claims that Hagee and other evangelicals are working toward supporting the religious right. He states, "Someone who didn't know better could imagine from the very name Christians United For Israel—CUFI—that pastor John Hagee speaks for all Christians. Well, he doesn't ... What these fellows have forged is a close connection between the [George W. Bush] White House and the religious right."[25]
Hagee has been described as demonizing Muslims and making false claims about Islam, especially through his rhetoric regarding Islam's intolerant and violent nature.[30][31] In his book Jerusalem Countdown, Hagee describes how "Islam not only condones violence; it commands it."[32][33] He has sometimes compared Islam's violent nature with Christianity's loving nature, as when he writes that "Islam instructs its followers to kill their enemies, but Christianity instructs its followers to love their enemies."[32][34] He has described the Quran as teaching Muslims to kill Jews and Christians: for example, in a September 18, 2006, interview on National Public Radio's show Fresh Air, host Terry Gross asked Hagee if he believed that "all Muslims have a mandate to kill Christians and Jews," and Hagee replied: "Well, the Quran teaches that. Yes, it teaches that very clearly."[35][36] John Esposito has described Hagee as "among the most hardcore Islamophobes."[37]

“In the book of Genesis He is the Seed of the Woman. In the book of Exodus He is our Passover Lamb. In the book of Ruth He is our Kinsman Redeemer. In the book of Psalms He is our Shepherd. In the book of Isaiah He is our Prince of Peace. In the book of John He is the Son of God. In the book of Acts He is the Holy Ghost. In the book of Hebrews He is the Blood of the Everlasting Covenant. In the book of James He is the Great Physician. And in the book of Revelation He is the King of kings and Lord of lords!”

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Books like Hagee’s can be interesting, but we must be careful when reading them, as they don’t have a specific prophecy within the Word of God as their foundation, so they may not turn out to be relevant to End Times events at all. Jesus did say that “there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars” before He returns (Luke 21:25), so the blood moon tetrads may fall into this category of signs.  However, someone making a specific prophecy related to these events is something entirely different. The Bible has actually given us an important test of a prophet to see if someone claiming to be one is real or not. The Lord tells us that if what a prophet says comes true in its entirety, then the prophecy was from God, because only God can predict the future; however, if what the prophet says does not come true to the very last detail, then the person is a false prophet and should not be listened to. This is very serious, because extra-Biblical prophecy dealing with the End Times could potentially lead people astray. In addition, if false prophecy that captures a lot of attention does not come true, it could cause people to be frustrated and think that everything dealing with the End Times is false.
“For a lot of these mainline protestants, Israel before 1967 was a beleaguered underdog with many survivors of the Holocaust. Once Israel conquered all of this territory, a lot of mainline protestants started criticising it as an imperial and colonial power. From an Israeli side, they see their core support fracture,” Dan Hummel explained to me. Hummel is a Kingdon Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of a forthcoming book on the American evangelical alliance with Israel.
Neighbors are going to be standing in the streets, and they’re going to be having conversations like this: “I was standing here talking to Mr. Jones and suddenly he started rising into the air, over the house past the tree tops, gone, gone, GONE! He’s vanished in the clouds right before my eyes.” Headlines will be screaming, “Millions Are Missing Without a Trace!” Cars are going to be parked out here beside Loop 1604 and every highway in the world, the motors are still running, with the drivers and the occupants of the car sailing for mansions on high. I’m saying to you, pray up, pack up, LOOK up, we’re going up! In Jesus’ name, hallelujah to the Lamb of God.
American evangelicals have widely viewed Israel’s existence and progress over the last century as evidence of a divine plan according to scripture. Following the tradition of Genesis 12:3, Hagee’s followers believe that “Christians should bless and comfort Israel and the Jewish people” according to the brochure handed to me as I entered the church.

I’d be angry to have that land taken away, particularly for the supposed purpose of protecting a tortoise that most city-dwellers will never see or care about once the media cycle has turned—a tortoise that was endangered enough to confiscate my land, but not so endangered that the government approved construction of a solar power facility nearby; a tortoise for which there is no scientific proof that cattle ranching is incompatible.
We also would encourage you to talk with your pastor about your abuse, whether physical or emotional or both. See if your husband will get help for handling his anger in a proper way. Every effort should be made to get Christian psychological help so that further abuse can be avoided and the marriage can be healed. If there are children involved, they should be included in the restoration process as well. Prayer and pastoral counseling, along with psychological therapy, can accomplish much.
Billy Graham, perhaps Hagee’s closest religious and intellectual predecessor, became friends with Prime Minister Golda Meir in Israel’s early days. When the two first met in 1960, Graham promised that he was not visiting Israel to proselytize Jews. “Rather, I was there to thank the Jewish people for proselytizing me, having put my faith in a Jew who was born in Bethlehem and raised in Nazareth. For being a nation through whom Jesus was brought to the earth in the divine plan of God,” Graham wrote. Hagee would later adopt Graham’s position against proselytizing Jews.
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Most of the book is taken up with a presentation of the premillennialist end times eschatology as popularized by Hal Lindsey and more recently by Tim LaHay. Most of the information on the four blood moons is toward the end of the book. I would have also preferred to see more detail on the four blood moons as this part of the book seems rather thin to me. One part I enjoyed was a recounting of some of the miraculous events that occurred during the Six Days war, which was one of the events that occurred during one of the blood moon sequences.

Darrel Issa threatens White House with subpoena – Because that’s what Darrel Issa does: mugs for the cameras and threatens to subpoena people.  If this writer had a dollar for every time Issa has threatened to subpoena someone in the Obama administration, he’d be rich.  If this writer had a dollar for every time Issa actually accomplished something, he’d be broke.

I thank you for praying for me, I do need your prayers and I will keep you in mine, along with many other Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Messianic and Orthodox Rabbis and even New Age gurus. I can’t convince, nor do I want to. Trying to talk religion to people who have YHWH figured out is like trying to tell a Green Bay Packer fan that he’s got the wrong team.
Indeed, the term “blood moon” was popularised in 2013 following the release of the book Four Blood Moons by Christian minister John Hagee. He promotes an apocalyptic belief known as the “blood moon prophecy” highlighting a lunar sequence of four total eclipses that occurred in 2014/15. Hagee notes that all four fell on Jewish holidays, which has only happened three times before—each apparently marked by bad events.
“Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.“
That description, by the way, sounds like two different astronomical events: a total solar eclipse and total lunar eclipse. Sun turned to darkness = moon directly between the Earth and sun in a total solar eclipse. Moon turned to blood = Earth directly between the sun and moon, Earth’s shadow falling on the moon in a total lunar eclipse. Solar and lunar eclipses are very ordinary and frequent happenings that have occurred many times in our lifetimes. In fact, every year, there are four to seven eclipses, some lunar, some solar, some total, some partial.

Hagee is a compelling writer (far more than Biltz's Blood Moons book), and at times his enthusiasm is contagious. But despite his insistence that this work is based on Scripture, he has two glaring errors: (1) the Scriptures he notes have additional signs as well (such as the stars going dark) for which he does not account, and (2) nowhere does Scripture say that four consecutive lunar eclipses is significant--this is an occurrence he has decided must have importance due to its rarity. Furthermore, the Joel 2 and Revelation 6 prophecies seem to be speaking of a singular event, not a recurring event.
In, God’s Two-Minute Warning, Pastor Hagee confidently states, “I believe that we have arrived at the “two-minute warning” on God’s clock. Unlike the players in a professional football game, we do not know how much time we have left. What we do with the time remaining will make all the difference in the world…and in eternity. It is vital we live every day for Him.”