Blood Moon – one of those terms that most of us are familiar with but relatively few can actually define.
Here…I’ll do it for you.
A blood moon is a type of lunar eclipse that occurs when the sun, earth, and moon line up such that the shadow cast by the earth on the moon exactly circumscribes the moon. As light from the sun passes by the earth it is changed so that when it hits the moon and reflects back to us…it appears red or like blood. That’s a blood moon and now you know. Wait until you hear…the rest of the story.
Blood moons are fairly rare. Rare enough that the majority of us (I’m 43) can’t remember for sure if we’ve ever seen one in real life.
But it’s not just that. This Saturday’s eclipse is the 3rd in what is known as a lunar tetrad.
A lunar tetrad occurs when there are four successive total lunar eclipses, with no partial lunar eclipses in between, with each successive eclipse occurring six lunar months after one another.
But it’s not just that. This Saturday’s Blood Moon is also the third eclipse in a tetrad that just so happen to exactly coincide with the Feasts of Passover (April 2014 and 2015) and the Feasts of the Tabernacles (October 2014 and 2015).
One would deduce that this type of thing doesn’t happen very often…or so you’d think. Blood Moon tetrads have actually occurred three times in the last 66 years. The first two times proved to mark some very significant events, namely the birth of the modern state of Israel in 1948 and the recapture of Jerusalem by the Israelis during the Six-Day War in 1967.
The thing is…the last time prior to 1948 that this type of lunar tetrad occurred was when the Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492 and Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas. In fact, since Christ walked the earth, a Blood Moon lunar tetrad coinciding with Passover and Tabernacles has only happened 8 times. That’s once every 262.5 years. So really, what’s the significance? If you’re not religious, not much, other than an interesting factoid that makes you go, “Hmm…interesting.”
However, if you do subscribe to biblical works, you’ll no-doubt remember scripture like in the book of Joel where God says there will be, “…wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire…the sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord…” This is repeated by the St. Peter in the book of Acts as well. There are also references to the moon “appearing red as blood” in Revelation when it describes the Great Tribulation.
According to Pastor John Hagee, this Blood Moon tetrad is at the very least, a divine signal for Israel. It’s his opinion that the world will see “…something dramatic happen in the Middle East involving Israel that will change the course of history in the Middle East and impact the whole world.” He recalls the last times this happened and points out that each time the “…triad began in tragedy and ended in triumph.”
Is he right? Let’s look at what’s going on in the world right now. If he is right, something tragic should already have happened or at the very least, have been put in motion.
Here are a few events in the recent past that stand out to me as red flags:
- February 2009 – Iran amasses enough uranium to fuel one first-generation implosion nuclear bomb.
- June 2014 – ISIS or the Islamic State became a worldwide caliphate for all Muslims and Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi the caliph
- July 2014 – Israel goes to war with Hamas
- March 2015 – Iranian Commander General Mohammad Reza Naghdi, the head of the Basij paramilitary forces, states, “The destruction of Israel is non-negotiable and the freedom of Palestine is one of our highest priorities.”
Any way you look at it, this Saturday’s Blood Moon lunar eclipse will be a sight to behold, but is it a sign from the heavens forecasting something ominous? I couldn’t…or wouldn’t say. But if something does happen those who have taken the basic steps to prepare themselves will fare much better than those that haven’t. It’s simple really. During times of great instability, those who are prepared and self-sufficient survive.
Enjoy the eclipse this Saturday, but be smart. Prepare yourselves and your families for whatever calamities might come your way. Start today and sleep soundly tonight with the reassurance only food security will bring.
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