4 Blood Moons Coming: Is Something About to Change? (By Sr. Pastor Louis Rosenthal)
4 Blood Moons Coming: Is Something About to Change?
We are living in the last days whether we choose to acknowledge it or not. God is speaking but, are we listening. Even the unsaved world recognizes things just can’t stay the same. Hollywood is making movies that depict the literal end of times is coming or some great event that will cause people to look from the pavement – through the flashing neon-lighted concrete and steel to the heavens above. Now Matthew 24:36 says, “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.” We are to recognize the season we are living in. Israel is the key to all Bible prophecy and we must pay close attention to what is happening there through the lenses of Scripture. There is an event that could take place starting in mid-April 2014 that Christians need to be paying attention to. John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State has been in negotiations with Israel and the Palestinians striving to achieve a final peace treaty agreement to end all conflict in the Middle East. It has been reported that included in the “Kerry Plan” that he may give to Mahmoud Abbas, the key Palestinian statesman and Benjamin Netanyahu, current Prime Minister of Israel is for the Palestinians to recognize Israel as a sovereign state and Israel to give up land including East Jerusalem to be the capital of a newly created nation of Palestine. Well, both parties say they will reject the “Kerry Plan” which may result in possibly the U.S. pressuring the leaders to accept the plan. If the U.S. forces Israel to give up land for peace the ominous statement from Joel 3:2b looms over America whereby God says He will destroy those who divide up His land. It has been documented each time America has tried to strong arm Israel to give up land, disasters have occurred in America. Two books that record these instances are: As America Has Done To Israel by John McTernanis and Eye to Eye: Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel by Bill Koenig.
On April 14, 2014 the first of four blood moons will occur on Jewish Feast days. The Jewish feast days are created by God – the dates of the four blood moons and one solar eclipse listed below are confirmed by NASA. The four blood moons on Jewish feast days is an event that has occurred only 3 times in the last 500 years – listed below is when they occurred:
1493-94 - Fall of Spain, Jews expelled – Columbus discovers America (Infant nation)
1949-50 – Follows Israel declared as a nation
1967-68 – Following Six Day War whereby Israel wins an impossible war and is in complete control of Jerusalem
The next Tetrad or series of 4 Blood Moons occurs:
April 14, 2014 – Jewish Passover
October 8, 2014 – Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) God’s protection of His people in the Wilderness
April 4, 2015 – Jewish Passover
September 28, 2015 – Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) God’s protection of His people in the Wilderness
March 20, 2015 will be a total solar eclipse
A total solar eclipse on a Jewish feast day according to rabbinical priests means the judgment of God is coming to nations. When the moon is eclipsed on a Jewish feast day means the judgment of God on the enemies of Israel. When the sun is eclipsed in the center of four blood moons, it is a warning to the whole world something enormous is going to happen. The specific enemy nations of Israel are already foretold in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39. They are Russia, Iran, Libya, Germany, Turkey, and Ethiopia. But yet, God is going to deliver the nation of Israel from all enemy nations who claim they will wipe Israel off the map. Key Scripture passages that refer to the four blood moons and solar eclipse are Joel 2:28-32; Acts 2:17-21; and Luke 21:25. Dr. John Hagee, founder and Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas has written a book with some extensive research entitled Four Blood Moons – this would be an excellent resource for the Christian and non-Christian to read regarding the times we live in and the potential of “something big happening in the near future.” He also has a great YouTube presentation of his book online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lqk3XdMkDY (the attached YouTube presentation is part one – you can view the entire presentation also). The signs of this age of grace coming to a close can be easily seen in everyday life affirmed in Scripture. I am not saying the rapture will occur on any of these days for no one knows that date; however, I am saying the Handwriting is on the Wall for Christians to get their house in order and go and make disciples. We must live each day not in fear, but in expectation that our Lord and Savior could appear and call up His church any day. And in the meantime, we should be Exalting the Savior; Equipping the Christian, and Evangelizing the Unsaved. Look up our Redeemer draws near.
To God be the Glory,
Pastor Louis Rosenthal