You better believe Blood Moon hysteria has reached a fever pitch and doomsday prognosticators are going absolutely nuts.
What exactly is a 'blood moon' and why the hoopla surrounding this particular set of four?
First of all, despite its spooky name, a blood moon is nothing more than an ordinary full moon, that because of the position of the earth, sun, and moon, appears to take on a reddish hue.
In other words, it's just an eclipse. No big deal, right?
Not so fast. Apparently, this unusual phenomenon of four consecutive total lunar eclipses, known as a 'tetrad', falling on Jewish feast days is quite rare. So rare, in fact, that it's only happened seven other times in history, and it won't happen again for about a thousand years. So, it's not the tetrad that is causing all the hype, it's the combination of the tetrad falling on the Jewish Holy Days.
And to make things even more interesting, each of the seven times a tetrad fell on Jewish feast days in the past, it marked a major event in Jewish history.
While there is nothing in scripture that specifically mentions 4 blood moons falling on Jewish feast days, Jesus did say there would be "signs in the sun, moon, and stars" (Luke 21:25).
Genesis 1:14 tells us creation of the sun, moon, and stars was for the division of day and night, and also for signs and seasons. And because only the last eclipse will be visible over Israel, some say it's a sign for the Jews in the Dispersion.
And while we're at it, have you heard the latest about Revelation 12:1-2?
"And a great sign appeared in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth."
On September 23, 2017, there will be an unusual astronomical alignment. The constellation Virgo (the Virgin) will be clothed with the sun (the constellation will be in the sky during the day), the moon will be at her feet, and the constellation Leo will be over her head.
Usually Leo only contains 9 stars, but on 9-23-17 there will be 3 more when Mercury, Venus, and Mars align creating 12 stars over her head.
Jupiter, known as the king of the planets, will move through her 'legs' as if she gave birth to it on that day.
This exact alignment, with all four conditions having been met, will only occur on September 23rd, roughly 70 years (one generation) since the Jews returned to the Land in 1948.
So what (If anything) does all this mean?
Well, many pinpoint Revelation 12:1-2 with the midpoint of the seven year tribulation period. Yeah, so what?
Deduct 3-1/2 years and we're back at the first blood moon. Spooky coincidence or over-hyped nonsense? We'll just have to wait and see.
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A wise man once said: ""Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous." -- Albert Einstein, The World As I See It
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