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    Blood Moon Looniness

    The Blood Moon Prophecy has become all the rage amongst prophecy watchers. This view was largely started in 2008 by Mark Biltz, founder of El Shaddai Ministries. Biltz used calculations based on lunar cycles to determine that a tetrad (a series four lunar eclipses) will lead to the Second Coming occurring in the fall of 2015.

    Pastor John Hagee has done the most to popularize the Blood Moon Prophecy. His latest book, Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change, has reached the top ten of the New York time bestselling list. In his book, Hagee lays out what he calls “celestial signals.” He describes how this series of blood moons will have great significance for Israel. Hagee recently told CBN News:

    There’s a sense in the world that things are changing and God is trying to communicate with us in a supernatural way, I believe that in these next two years, we’re going to 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.

    We just had the first of these lunar eclipses uneventfully occur on April 15th. The next one is due October 8, followed by blood moons on April 4, 2015 and September 28, 2015. What makes this tetrad special is that each eclipse takes place on a Jewish feast day.

    Although single blood moons happen regularly, four appearing within a two-year-period is fairly rare. Over the past 5,000 years, 142 of these tetrads have occurred. The frequency of tetrads can vary over time. For instance, there were no tetrads from 1582 to 1908, but from 1909 to 2156 there will be 17. The next tetrad will take place in 2032 and 2033. The one after that is slated for 2043 and 2044.

    One problem with the current tetrad is that visibility is only possible for someone living in the United States. Since the focus of prophecy is on Israel, the lack of visibility in the Jewish State would seem to cast doubt on the significance of the blood moons.

    The background of Mark Biltz is another area of concern. He comes from the Hebrew Roots Movement, which has Sabbath worship as mandatory, and says Jesus was the Messiah; but He wasn’t God. He is also deeply involved with Jewish mysticism, called Kabbalah. The Kabbalah states that the full meaning of the Bible is never on the surface. Rather, one must search below the surface text, using Kabbalah techniques, to find the true and full meaning. [1]

     I’ve been around long enough to know that if people are wrong about the core salvation message, the rest of their doctrine is likely to be full of errors.

    The Bible does talk about the moon turning to blood:

    “I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood” (Revelation 6:12).

    This blood moon passage is referencing some events that will take place during the Tribulation. It could be the result of a meteorite impact, volcanic eruption, nuclear war, or possibly some supernatural occurrence. A key point to note is that this event will also affect the sun. Since a lunar eclipse wouldn’t be possible if the sun didn’t maintain its normal brightness, I don’t see how it could be connected to this particular prophecy.

    I don’t have a problem with John Hagee linking the blood moons in a general way to Luke 21: 25: “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars...” But I fail to see how these lunar events will guarantee something dramatic will happen with Israel.

    Just two years ago people were cheering about the now defunct Mayan Calendar prophecy.

    As fast as events are evolving down here on earth, I don’t see the need to get our prophetic motivation from star gazing. Only the Lord knows if we will even be around to see the last of these lunar eclipses play out.

    “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36).

    --Todd

    Endnotes

    1.  http://www.lamblion.com/articles/articles_signs15.php


    Noah and Antichrist’s Hypnotists: Part 3

    Noah, the movie, is, I believe, an instrumentality meant to put into the psyche (or, if you prefer, the darkest regions of the reasoning process) of mankind the fiction the serpent wants to create. God’s Word is the lie; Lucifer is truth--that is the intentioned brain-washing end goal.

    Specifically, the use of the Genesis 6 account, in a perverted way, puts forth in this film that the "watchers” are the angels kicked out of Heaven and confined to earth as stone-like creatures. They intermingle with humankind, but, ultimately, do good instead of evil, repent, and are redeemed and allowed back into Heaven. It is interesting that rather than deny that there was war in Heaven and the fallen angels were kicked out, the Hollywood story-tellers twisted it in this way.

    The bad, supernatural guys become the good, supernatural guys, and do their work now for the Lord, as before their “fall.” It is plainly part of fulfilling the prophecy that near the end of human history the fable-makers will call good evil and evil good. This sets up in the minds of the moviegoers who are without a clue of Bible truth that these same “watchers” possibly interact with mankind today and have good intentions to help humanity muddle through this dangerous world.

    There are many, many things to which I could point that are part of the end-times stage being set for the wind-up of the age. Like, for example, the way God becomes withdrawn in the movie, becoming the existential deity agnostic philosophers have long claimed God to be. I could point to the egregious treatment of both the Lord and Noah as being vindictive, heartless, and even murderous–for example, when Noah is portrayed as wanting to murder his daughter-in-law. We could dwell to an endless extent on the hellish lie-proposition put forward by the movie that God destroyed all upon the earth because mankind had been environmentally evil–that He wanted to restart the earth only so the animal life could return to an environmentally safe and pristine state.

    However, I believe the most important matter for this essay is to point out that the way Hollywood treats the fallen angels in this film is crucial to earth’s prophetic future. The UFO phenomenon plays strongly into my thoughts. Also, the New Age intrusion into these strange times is critical to observe for the Christian. I am convinced that the very deception Jesus prophesied is upon this generation. Noah, the movie, under the guise of “innocent” entertainment, is part of the mesmerizing, hypnotic process that will make people following the Rapture susceptible to the “lie” during that post-Rapture time.

    God’s prophetic Word tells of that time in the following scriptural passages. Antichrist is mentioned first: “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” (2 Thess. 2:8-10).

    Next, the prophecy speaks to the lie that will deceive the post-Rapture world of earth-dwellers: “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness" (2 Thess. 2:11-12).

    Panic and mayhem will explode when millions vanish in a blink of an eye. There will be an outcry for explanations of what happened. This is where the inculcation Satan has been foisting on the world will pay off for the serpent.

    We have all seen the documentaries and movies on UFOs, the “space brothers,” and other such claims by those looking for some explanation of how life got here. Alien seeding of planet earth is preferable to the biblical creation account to the fallen minds of mankind. Evolution, to the willfully ignorant, is more believable –that all we see around us just happened to happen, totally by chance.

    However, evolution is falling out of favor with the modern, “rational” mindset. The “space brothers” will fit much more nicely into the 2 Thessalonians, post-Rapture time. We see what might take place following the disappearance of millions of Christians, when the second beast–the false prophet–performs a seemingly supernatural feat before the eyes of the left behind world:

    “And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.” (Rev. 13:13-14).

    I’m of the thought that the “fire” called down might be the “space brothers” the entertainment industry has been inculcating moviegoers with for decades. These might be the same "ascended masters" the New Age gurus have been promising for those same decades. Noah, the movie, is, in my opinion, part of the end- times hypnotism taking place in preparation for Antichrist’s arrival. It will be the time, I believe, as given in the following:

    “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him” (Rev. 12:7-9).

    It is all preparation for the horror of the Tribulation that is rushing toward this fallen world: “Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time” (Rev. 12:12b).

    With the ever-increasing effort by Satan to hypnotize the masses with all of the aforementioned, it is a comforting –and legitimate—thing to say that Jesus’ words should ring more urgently than ever in the true Christian’s spiritual ears.

    “And when you see all these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your head, for your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:28).

    -- Terry