Something momentous may indeed occur during this period; however, we must remember that God cannot be put into a box and made to perform according to our calculations. Therefore, we should remain alert but not anticipate any events that we define as needing to occur during this period. Even though nothing of any significance has to happen at the end of this tetrad, it is nonetheless very important to watch and be ready for the next major event on the End Times calendar. Another major prophetic event related to Israel may push us closer to the start of Daniel’s Seventieth Week or the final seven years of this age. If two previous tetrad sequences were associated with the reestablishment of Israel and the capturing of Jerusalem, then what if anything might this one portend—perhaps another Mideast war or the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple?
In my tour through Christian denominations, and I will only mention two of them as an example, I went through Unitarian and Trinitarian Charismatics and both flavors called the other one heretic. I will not go down the rabbit trail of the trinity because that is a whole other can of worms, but this is just one example of how Christians vilify each other when they don’t agree with their understanding of Scripture. You have done that with the blood moons, in my understanding. They don’t fit your theology so they must be heresy. Is that the only possibility?
The claim of a blood moon being a sign of the beginning of the end times originates in the Book of Joel, where it is written "the sun will turn into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes." This prophecy repeated by Peter during Pentecost, as stated in Acts, though Peter says that the date of Pentecost, not a future date, was the fulfillment of Joel's prophecy. The blood moon also is prophesied in the Book of Revelation chapter 6 verses 11 – 13, where verse 12 states, "And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood."
John Hagee is the author of four New York Times bestsellers, as well as Jerusalem Countdown, which itself has sold over 1 million copies. He is the founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a nondenominational evangelical church with more than 20,000 active members, as well as the founder and president of John Hagee Ministries, which telecasts his radio and television teachings throughout America and in 249 nations worldwide. Hagee is also the founder and national chairman of Christians United for Israel, a grassroots national association with over 1 million members to date.
Hagee's answers to the questions above reveal a pattern of being undiscerning, which reveals he is wicked (Romans 1:31). Hagee is unable to discern that when a man does not believe in the six literal days of creation, that same man does not believe the Bible account of creation. Hagee is unable to discern the simplicity of Scripture on this accord (Genesis 1:31) and is confused calling these matters "complicated." Likewise, Hagee is unable to discern the plain teaching of Scripture regarding the literal 1000 year reign of Christ, stating that it has "not been made clear in the Bible," when in reality, it has (see Revelation 20). Hagee is unable to discern the psychological deceit of this age, as he refers to "low self-esteem" as a bad thing, when in reality, it is a good thing (Matthew 5:3; Philippians 2:3; Isaiah 5:20).
Once the country became a religious free-for-all, celebrated for any and all pagan beliefs, it’s descent into overt paganism has been dizzying. Some take comfort by believing this may present a “wake-up call” but they are only fooling themselves. If the apostate church was capable of being woken, it would have occurred years ago–when these beliefs and practices first entered the church. Not now, after years of comfortable acceptance.
This passage details a very specific sequence of events culminating with the defense of Israel by God and their return to believing faith. This is emphasized as the final verse of the chapter stresses that whosoever calls on God’s name will be “delivered.” It is a time of salvation for the believing remnant of Israel. So why do we not see John Hagee or Mark Biltz mentioning the rest of the prophecies in Joel chapter 2? Why are they not talking about the mighty army that is going to ravage homes and destroy people in a manner never seen before? Why have they not mentioned these aspects and instead picking just one verse out of context? It is because they are not following Scripture but instead looking to the stars, NASA and Google for their prophetic interpretation.
I was somewhat disappointed with this book by Hagee. The majority of the book is not really spent discussing the four blood moons, but rather on a summation of end-time events and what is coming. Hagee would point out that you need that background to understand the significance of the four blood moons. While I understand his point, I would say only 35% of the book is spent on the four blood moons and that was my reason for buying the book. So, for me, the book was interesting and enjoyable when it talked about the four blood moons and great in that it points out another aspect of God's ultimate majesty, control, and awesomeness, but I could only rate it three stars as most of the book was an end time summary which I had already read in other books. So, it was enjoyable and disappointing all at the same time.
“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation,” warned Peter (verse 20). Be careful what you read prophetically. Believe God and His Word, rather than giving heed to some man who thinks he knows. Then you will be able to follow Jesus Christ’s admonition with absolute confidence, “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:28).
The blood moon prophecies are a series of prophecies in the Bible preached by Christian preachers John Hagee and Mark Biltz, which state that a tetrad (a series of four consecutive lunar eclipses—coinciding on Jewish holidays—with six full moons in between, and no intervening partial lunar eclipses) which began with the April 2014 lunar eclipse is the beginning of the end times as described in the Bible in the Book of Joel, Acts 2:20, and Revelation 6:12. The tetrad ended with the lunar eclipse on September 27–28, 2015.
The setting is proclaimed in verse 1: this is the Day of The Lord -thus it is in the end times. For more information on this, please see our article “The Day of The Lord – The Event That Starts The End of The World”, where we go into detail though all of the Old Testament references to Day of The Lord that confirm that it is and end times period after the Rapture and before the Second Coming of Christ to Earth. It is a very specific time where God will judge the unbelieving world with a series of supernatural punishments.
Daniel cites another prophecy from the Law of Moses. The prophets were merely interpreters and teachers of the Law. Daniel quotes from Numbers 14:21, “But truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord.” See also Psalms 72:19. The reference to the fulness of the earth with the glory of the Lord is the evangelistic mission of the gospel preached in all the world, meaning the entire Roman empire.
Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee. Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it. – Isaiah 47:13-14.
You will enjoy this sermon by Pastor Matt that paints a picture of the Good Shepherd who wants only the best for his flock. Do you need an anointing in your life? The healing power of God, through the Holy Spirit, can anoint you and heal every wounded place in your life. God has been saying this since the beginning of time. “I am the God who heals.” If you are in need of a special touch today, or know someone who is…let the Psalms found within this sermon saturate and heal the broken pieces of your life.
“Adam and Eve could not walk away from the seductive serpent who enticed them to eat the forbidden fruit, and they lost Eden. Samson could not walk away from Delilah, who seductively lured him into revealing the secret to the anointing God had given him, and he lost his life. Judas could not walk away from thirty pieces of silver, and he lost his soul. Is the Prince of Darkness tempting you with forbidden fruit to lure you away from your blessing? Be like Abram: walk away today! ”