Blood Moons Rising: Bible Prophecy, Israel, and the Four Blood Moons
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Has the final countdown to the end days begun? Are the heavens telling us we are nearing the end? Astronomers have noticed it is coming. Historians have noted its significance. In 2014 and 2015, there will be a phenomenon in the skies of four blood moons falling during Jewish feasts. This has only happened three times in recorded history: 1493-94, 1949-50 and 1967-68. Each time these dates have had extraordinary significance for the Israelites. From the discovery of the New World to the creation of modern-day Israel, these years of the four blood moons have truly been turning points in history. Bible prophecy describes the moon being darkened and turned to blood. What is the significance of these signs in the skies? What will the future bring? Prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock guides you through the relevant Bible passages so you can understand the times in which you live.
The church age will end with the Rapture, and then God will take up His dealings again with the nation of Israel in the Tribulation and beyond, which is symbolized by the three fall feasts. God’s long summer may be nearing its end. Based on the pattern with the spring feasts, one would conclude that significant prophetic events will line up with the dates of the fall feasts as well. THE FALL FEASTS AND THE FUTURE The final three feasts of Israel are celebrated in the seventh month on the Jewish
calendar, the month of Tishri, which corresponds to our September–October. Feast of Trumpets Trumpets is a one-day celebration on the first day of the seventh month. It’s a simple feast that included only blowing trumpets, offering special sacrifices, and abstaining from work. It signals the start of the Jewish New Year (the civil year), which today is called Rosh Hashanah (“head of the year”). The prophetic significance of the Feast of Trumpets is a debated issue. A growing group of people,
there I will sit to judge All the surrounding nations. Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, tread, for the wine press is full; The vats overflow, for their wickedness is great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. The sun and moon grow dark And the stars lose their brightness. The LORD roars from Zion And utters His voice from Jerusalem, And the heavens and the earth tremble. (Joel 3:11-16, emphasis
“riders on the storm” because each horse and rider brings a storm of judgment to the earth. The fifth seal is martyred believers in heaven during the Tribulation who cry out to God for vindication. The sixth seal is described in Revelation 6:12-14: I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when
people to their Promised Land. The Bible predicts over and over again that the Jews must be back in their homeland for the events of the end times to unfold (see Jeremiah 30:1-3; Ezekiel 34:11-24; 37:1-28; Zechariah 10:6-10). Almost all the key events of the end times hinge in one way or another on the return of the Jewish people and the existence of the nation of Israel. The tiny land of Israel is the stage for all the great end-times wars and conflicts in Scripture. The Jewish people must be