We are not the only one who uses billboards for advertising. God has His own high-definition billboard in the heavens. The Apostle Peter said these words on the day of Pentecost: And I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke; the sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day (Acts 2:19-20) (The almost identical verses are also found in Joel 2:30-31 in the Old Testament). Look up, something is about to change…
These verses describe the occurrence of Blood Moons and they are God’s heavenly announcement specifically to the nation of Israel. A Blood Moon occurs during a total lunar eclipse and is so described due to its blood-red appearance. There have been a tetrad (four consecutive) of Blood Moons confirmed by NASA in 1492, 1949 and 1967 – all significant dates in Israel’s history – and the fourth tetrad of Blood Moons with a total solar eclipse within the period are right on our doorstep: Passover, April 15, 2014; Feast of Tabernacles, October 8, 2014; Passover, April 4, 2015, and Feast of Tabernacles, September 28, 2015. The total solar eclipse will take place on March 20, 2015.
According to NASA it is an extremely rare occurrence and this will be the last tetrad in this century.There have been several tetrads during the past 500 years, but only 3 coincide with Jewish feasts and they all are linked to historical events that are important to Israel. In 1492-93 the tetrad of Blood Moons announced the Jewish expulsion from Spain in 1492 if they refused to convert to Catholicism and was followed by the Spanish Inquisition; the 1949-50 tetrad of Blood Moons announced the rebirth of the State of Israel, which began in 1948; the 1967-68 tetrad of Blood Moons announced that for the first time in nearly nineteen hundred years, Jerusalem, the city of God, was reunited with the Jewish people.
Watch the news and pray for the nation of Israel as the fourth series of Four Blood Moons arrive! Stand in awe of our sovereign God – the moon and stars are the works of His fingers (Psalm 8:3).
God is speaking – but are we listening?
(Acknowledgement: Four Blood Moons: Something is about to change by John Hagee)