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.
Tim LaHaye was recognised as one of the top 25 Christian leaders throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s. His Left Behind series is not his greatest contribution to the Church or his best writing. That honour, in my view, belongs to his 1976 book The Act of Marriage. It's a remarkable book about sex. It was ahead of its time, detailed, frank and even included diagrams! I think it should be read by all engaged and married couples.
I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT EVERYTHING THE POSTER I’M QUOTING MENTIONED, I LEARNED FROM PASTOR MARK BILTZ. CONTRARY TO POPULAR OPINION, HE ONLY PREACHES SCRIPTURE AND DOESN’T CLAIM TO KNOW WHEN JESUS IS RETURNING–SIMPLY THAT WE ARE TO BE ON GOD’S CALENDAR AND THAT ALL THE PLANETS/MOON/STARS BELONG TO HIM. HE DEFINITELY PREACHES THAT YESHUA IS THE MESSIAH, AND THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN IS THROUGH HIM.
The serpent used God’s words, but flipped their meaning by adding the word not. I think the point this person is trying to get across, isn’t that satan teaches the truth of God’s word, but he certainly uses it to mislead. It happens all the time nowadays. Look at the cult of zionism in the churches, using scriptures falsely to teach adoration and worship of a flesh of people and a state, just because the politicians who created it decided to plaster the name Israel on it. They can pull up all kinds of “prophecies” and claim they point to that state, yet it is satan’s teachings they spread, as the King of Kings came and established his Kingdom, which is not of this world, and the everlasting Gospel has been gathering his children from the four corners to Mt. Zion for almost 2000 years now. They teach God’s word, just as the scriptures were taught in the synagogue on the Sabbath, but with spiritual blindness, just as the vail was upon the eyes of the people back then.
Bottom line: The term Blood Moon in Biblical prophecy appears to have been popularized by two Christian pastors, Mark Blitz and John Hagee. They used the term to apply to the full moons of the 2014-2015 lunar tetrad – four successive total lunar eclipses, each separated by six lunar months, with no partial lunar eclipses in between. Nowadays, it seems, the term Blood Moon is being used for any and all total lunar eclipses.
The San Antonio B'nai B'rith Council awarded Hagee with its "Humanitarian of the Year" award. It was the first time this award was given to a non-Jew.[14] Hagee was presented with the Zionist Organization of America's Israel Award by former U.N. Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick. This award was given by the Jewish Community of Dallas, Texas.[15] He also received the ZOA Service Award.[16]

“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!”
As we say goodbye to Tim LaHaye, we must be honest in admitting that we don't know for sure whether his Left Behind series bears any relation to what the future holds. I personally think that good biblical scholarship shows he was wrong. But until his ideas are either ultimately confirmed or denounced, let us ‘look forward to the day of God and speed its coming’ (2 Peter 3:12).
Although I find that your reply is condescending, as if I didn’t know the scriptures you quoted, I do apologize for the tone of my post. I am repulsed by the thousands upon thousands of “Christian” teachers around the world in English, Spanish, and German, the only languages I’m comfortable in, that keep pushing their “superior” or “correct” but really their own understanding of the Scriptures instead of pushing people to push other people to get closer to Him so He can teach them. In Christ we have one head and one Teacher. He can teach me better than you, any pastor, or prophet can.
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.
Some Hindu folktales interpret lunar eclipses as the result of the demon Rahu drinking the elixir of immortality. Twin deities the sun and moon promptly decapitate Rahu, but having consumed the elixir, Rahu’s head remains immortal. Seeking revenge, Rahu’s head chases the sun and moon to devour them. If he catches them we have an eclipse—Rahu swallows the moon, which reappears out of his severed neck.
One major event that already occurred after the start of the blood moon tetrads in 2014, was Israel’s war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip in July-August 2014. Israel engaged in a major operation to eliminate the threat from this terrorist group and destroy their missiles and underground tunnel networks entering Israel from the west. Hundreds of missiles were launched at Israeli cities during this war, but the Israel Defense Forces responded with overwhelming military power. As a result, the Gaza region home to millions of Palestinians was significantly affected and much of it was destroyed by air strikes upon known Hamas arms and missile locations.
In his book Blood Moons, Mark Biltz writes: “In March of [2008], I saw on the Internet an incredible total lunar eclipse over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. I had read all the Bible verses in Isaiah, Joel, the Gospels and Revelation where the text talks about the moon turning to blood and the sun to sackcloth. I began to ponder the possibilities of tying the eclipses mentioned in the Bible to the possible coming of the Messiah.

You are technically right, but what a shame that you don’t hear preaching like this in most Sabbath-keeping churches. People need a warning and this satisfies a real need. The theology can get sorted out later if people will read teh Bible and not follow a man which is too easy to do. We should be like the Bereans who “searched the Scriptures whether those things were so,” Acts 17:11.
I applaud Hagee for not trying to pinpoint the year or time when Christ will come for His people. The day and hour will be hidden, but those living during the Tribulation will have a fairly good idea when He will return in judgment for they will have a seven year time span to work within. In discussing Mark 13:32, he speaks of millions vanishing (104), which will not happen during the Tribulation.
Yea, the LORD will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen: But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things. Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things. – Joel 2:19-20.

The first question in the Bible was posed to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. “Where art thou?” Pastor Hagee poses the questions, “Whose side are you on? Are you on the Lord’s side, or have you been seduced by sin?” The Eternal Question is found in Mark 8:36-37, “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”
“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!”

Yet, because Hagee, and so many, do not believe the Word (the doctrine of Christ), Hagee again encourages people away from contending for the faith (Jude 3), calls for people to loosen the loins of their minds (contrary to 1 Peter 1:13), take off the belt of truth (Ephesians 6:14), and discard Christ, the Truth (John 14:6), by saying, "The crucial matter is not that all Christians agree . . ." This is the crucial matter! The war is over truth (2 Corinthians 10:3-5), and Hagee, again, encourages people away from receiving the love of the truth (2 Thessalonians 2:10; John 14:6). Hagee may or may not know what he is doing (2 Timothy 3:13), but nonetheless, he is being used by the devil for the destruction of souls (2 Peter 2:1-2, 18).
“Because I love science and astronomy, I decided to look into the future occurrences of eclipses. … I remembered that nasa has a list of eclipses that covers 5,000 years …. I noticed that there were four total lunar eclipses in a row for 2014 and 2015. … One morning, as I was praying, a thought popped into my head: Why don’t I compare the dates of the eclipses on the nasa website to the dates on the biblical calendar? When I did, I was shocked to find that all four eclipses—over both years—fell on the biblical holidays of Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles. I just about jumped out of my skin.” While researching the connection between tetrads and significant events in Jewish history, he discovered that there had been a tetrad right after Israel became a nation in 1948, and again when “Israel retook Jerusalem in 1967.”
Four years ago, researcher and writer Rachel Tabachnick commented about Hagee's End Times pursuits: His "books and sermons sketch out the prophetic timeline that he believes will be fulfilled in this generation -- what he describes as the terminal generation. The ingathering of Jews in Israel is considered a prerequisite to the 1000-year reign of Jesus in the end times. Christian Zionists view themselves as 'fishers' who must befriend and persuade Jews to move to Israel before the 'time of the hunters.' Hunters are those who will violently force the remaining Jews around the world to leave their respective nations and flee to Israel."
Both Devil’s Island and its sequel, Avenger of Blood, are unique fiction accounts of Bible history. Caesar demanded that every Christian in the Empire publicly choose between Christ or Caesar! Exalt the Emperor as God and continue to prosper. Or claim Jesus as Lord and suffer exile as a slave on the Island of Patmos or, worse yet, a martyr’s death in the Roman Coliseum. In Devil’s Island, the apostle John is exiled to Patmos where he is given the great Revelation which he recorded as the book of Revelation.
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