In the United States, at the night of 23th August 2016, Jennifer, an amateur photographer, captured several images of a giant blood moon in New York City. In the picture, the moon was darkly red just like Mars, and against the night of Manhattan it looked extremely huge, almost covering the whole sky. Jennifer also posted the pictures in her camera to prove that they hadn’t been photoshopped. These photographs, after being uploaded to the Facebook, immediately stirred up a public discussion.
The blood moon is a great natural wonder, and its frequent occurrence have drawn the attention of many biblical scholars, for the blood moon prefigures the day of God’s judgment in the prophecies of Revelation, and also bodes great events to take place.
Review of the Four Blood Moons
NASA points out, the “four consecutive blood moons” (hereafter called “four blood moons”) are rarely seen in history, which refer to a phenomenon of the blood moon appearing twice a year for two consecutive years, that is, the blood moon appearing four times in succession. NASA says during -1999 to +3000, there will be 142 Lunar Tetrads (four total lunar eclipses in a row, with no intervening partial lunar eclipse). 62 will occur between 1 AD and 2100AD. Of the 62, 8 has occurred on Biblical Jewish feast days, so they are called “Biblical Tetrads”. The 8th “Biblical Tetrad” has occurred in 2014-2015, which will be the last time of appearance during 1AD and 2100AD.
One study showed that the four blood moons appearing from 2014 to 2015 all coincidentally occurred on the important feasts of the Jews, which were April 15, 2014 (Passover), October 8, 2014 (Feast of Tabernacles), April 4, 2015 (Passover), and September 28, 2015 (Feast of Tabernacles). Such mystical phenomenon conveys a significant warning, so that people cannot help but pay more attention to the prophecies about blood moon in and begin to worry about the fate of mankind.
Prophecies About the Blood Moon
In fact, many prophecies in the Bible mention the moon turning to blood. Revelation 6:12 says, “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, see, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood.” Joel 2:29-31 say, “And also on the servants and on the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come.” In the prophecies of the Bible, the blood moon suggested the great and terrible day of the LORD, and it will only occur when the day of judgment is approaching. That is, the appearance of the four blood moons predicts the coming of the day of God’s judgment as well as the occurrence of great events in the world.
Great Events Happening in the Years When the Four Blood Moons Occurred
Searching history, we are surprised to find that each appearance of the four blood moons was followed by the occurrence of some great events.
During the years of the fifth occurrence of four blood moons (1493-1494), the Spanish colonists evicted the Jews, and then Columbus discovered America, the new continent, which eventually became the refuge of the Jews. During years of the sixth occurance of four blood moons (1949-1950), Israel was founded; the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered; and the People’s Republic of China was founded. During the years of the seventh appearance (1967-1968), Israel won in the Six Day War and recaptured Jerusalem. And during the years of the eighth appearance (2014-2015), the rare and devastating disasters frequently occurred all around the world; the situation of the world was in turmoil; earthquakes, famines, floods, hurricanes, and wars happened constantly, and are becoming more and more serious.
Have Arrived, Then How Are the Prophecies in the Bible Being Fulfilled?
There are many differing opinions on the prophecies of the four blood moons. Some people believe them, while some hold a negative attitude. However, a great many statistics and historical facts are bearing a soundless and powerful testimony for the prophecies in Revelation. The recurrence of the blood moons conveys God’s warning, but is the great and terrible day of God drawing near? Does the great and terrible day refer to all kinds of disasters of today? What is the mystery contained within?
There are many prophecies in the Bible about the day of God in the last days (the second coming of the ), like “I come as a thief” (Revelation 16:15), “for in such an hour as you think not comes” (Matthew 24:44), “But of that day and that hour knows no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father” (Mark 13:32), “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory” (Matthew 24:30), and “Behold, he comes with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him” (Revelation 1:7). Thus it can be seen that there are two possible ways that God shall appear in the last days. One is to come in secret, and the other publicly appear. Do these two ways contradict? According to our notions, when people see the Lord publicly appearing to them on clouds, they should be wild with joy, but why does the verse says that all kindreds of the earth shall wail?
Almighty God says, “Many people may not care what I say, but I still want to tell every so-called saint who follows Jesus that, when you see Jesus descend from the heaven upon a white cloud with your own eyes, this will be the public appearance of the Sun of righteousness. Perhaps that will be a time of great excitement for you, yet you should know that the time when you witness Jesus descend from the heaven is also the time when you go down to hell to be punished. It will herald the end of God’s management plan, and will be when God rewards the good and punishes the wicked. For the judgment of God will have ended before man sees signs, when there is only the expression of truth. Those who accept the truth and do not seek signs, and thus have been purified, shall have returned before the throne of God and entered the Creator’s embrace. Only those who persist in the belief that ‘The Jesus who does not ride upon a white cloud is a false ’ shall be subjected to everlasting punishment, for they only believe in the Jesus who exhibits signs, but do not acknowledge the Jesus who proclaims severe judgment and releases the true way of life. And so it can only be that Jesus deals with them when He openly returns upon a white cloud. … The return of Jesus is a great salvation for those who are capable of accepting the truth, but for those who are unable to accept the truth it is a sign of condemnation. You should choose your own path, and should not blaspheme against the Holy Spirit and reject the truth. You should not be an ignorant and arrogant person, but someone who obeys the guidance of the Holy Spirit and longs for and seeks the truth; only in this way will you benefit” (“When You Behold the Spiritual Body of Jesus Will Be When God Has Made Anew Heaven and Earth”).
From Almighty God’s words we can see, when God appears to the public, His hidden work of salvation done by His incarnate flesh will have been finished. Then God will reward the good and punish the evil. By that time, all those who have refused to accept God’s hidden work will thoroughly miss the chance to be saved. Those who have pierced Him, that is, those who have resisted and condemned Christ of the last days, will see He is exactly the second coming of the Lord Jesus. How could they not beat upon their breasts and weep unceasingly? So, at that time the scene “all kindreds of the earth shall wail” will appear.
The recurrence of the blood moon presages the great and terrible day of God is at hand. Today, Almighty God’s work of the last days has been carried out all over the world. This is the work of completely perfecting and saving man in God’s management plan over six thousand years, and it is an extremely rare opportunity for man to be saved. All those who accept God’s hidden work and are purified will be the most blessed and will have God’s special grace. If we don’t cherish this once in a lifetime chance and miss the salvation of God, we will only end up mourning and sorely regretting in disasters!
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