Can you shed some light on the blood moons and the last blood moon coming this fall ~ If the rapture was to happen between now and then??? Maybe this eclipse and blood moon could pertain to the sun going black and the moon turning red??? I do get nervous and I hope it’s okay that I do. God is Big and Big scares me a bit.
II Corinthians 5:16-21 explains what is true presently in the age of grace. Today God in not imputing their trespasses unto them. He is holding back his wrath and dispensing grace. But we also know that will not last forever, II Thessalonians 2:5-12. When God withdraws his grace, by taking away the Body of Christ, he will send “strong delusion” “that all might be damned who believed not the truth,” “who loved not the truths that they might be saved.” Not being saved they will fall under his wrath, damnation and judgment. According to II Corinthians 5:18,19 the ministry and word for today is “reconciliation.” It is the offer of reconciliation. That is why II Corinthians 5:20,21 is God’s message through his ambassadors to the world – “be ye reconciled to God.” Reconciliation is made possible by the cross. The world is not reconciled to God, but is offered reconciliation on his part. When it is not accepted they will suffer the consequence of facing a Holy Just God without Christ, without salvation, with no reconciliation possible.
I only heard about the blood moons from a person at our assembly. I had to go to the Internet to find out what people were saying. I downloaded a couple of articles I thought were helpful and will include them with this email. But first let me say that If you have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ and His work on the cross for your salvation, then there is never anything to fear. Especially God who is now your Father. The Thessalonians were fearful that they were on Earth in the day of God’s wrath and Paul begins by telling them:
“Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.” – II Thessalonians 2:1,2
When that day comes, we will be gathered together unto Him!
Now here are some things I found that may help you:
Problems With the Four Blood Moons Theory. Despite the popularity of the blood moons books, several problems exist.
First, the four blood moons theory was thought up by Mark Biltz. It is not stated anywhere in the Bible.
Second, contrary to what Biltz and Hagee imply, past blood moon tetrads did not neatly coincide with the events they mention. For example, the Alhambra Decree came down in 1492 but the blood moons happened a year after that. The tetrad near the state of Israel’s 1948 independence occurred in 1949-1950, one and two years after the event.
Third, other tetrads happened throughout history, but there were no major events affecting Jews at those times, reflecting inconsistency, at the least.
Fourth, two of the most significant catastrophes for Jews had no tetrad activity at all: the destruction of the Jerusalem temple in 70 A.D. by Roman legions, leading to the deaths of 1 million Jews; and the 20th century Holocaust, which resulted in the deaths of more than 6 million Jews.
Fifth, some of the events Biltz and Hagee cite were favorable to Jews (Israel’s independence in 1948 and the Six-Day War), while the expulsion from Spain was unfavorable. With no sign whether an event would be good or bad, the prophetic value of tetrads would be confusing.
Finally, many people assume the four 2014-2015 blood moons will precede Jesus Christ‘s second coming, but Jesus himself warned against trying to predict when he will return:
“But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.” – Mark 13:32,33
And another adds:
You really have to rip scripture out of its context and know nothing about the Day of the Lord to think that these 2014 and 2015 eclipses fulfill the prophecy in Joel and Revelation. Pastor Mark Biltz says the second coming of the Lord will occur on Sukkot and he implies 2015. That is impossible. We would have to already be in the 3 1/2 year Day of the Lord and the Jews would have already fled from the Antichrist. Of course, not everyone takes all Bible prophecy literally, some pick and choose only what fits their theory and they ignore or allegorize all the rest.