Sunday, September 27, 2015

Blood Moon, Schmood Moon!

   There's a lot of talk these days about the "Blood Moons", that they are signs of prophecy being fulfilled. And many prophecies are indeed being fulfilled, but I'm not so concerned over something so mundane as a lunar eclipse! Why? Because that's not what the Book says!
Let's open our Bibles, and see what the actual sign of the end, and of Christ's return, is.

"The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come." Joel 2:31
"The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come." Acts 2:20
"For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine." Isaiah 13:10
"Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed,  when the Lord of Hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before His ancients gloriously."
Isaiah 24:23
"Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken."  Matthew 24:29
"But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken." Mark 13:24-25
"And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars...for the powers of heaven shall be shaken" Luke 21: 25-26
"And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise." Revelation 8:12
   Clearly this is none of this is referring to a common lunar eclipse that takes place before the Tribulation as a sign that it is coming! Notice the both the Old Testament prophets, the New Testament apostles, and even Christ Himself state that not only the moon, but the sun also and the stars will all be obscured from view. Don't you realize, it is impossible to have a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse at the same time? This is not a natural, normal, predictable event!
   It is a catastrophic, one-time occurence, heralding Christ's return!
 All through your Bible, it is always the sun AND the moon AND the stars...not the moon only! The first time this sign is mentioned appears in Genesis, in a dream God gave Joseph!
"And he dreamed yet another dream, and told his brethren and said, 'Behold, I have dreamed a dream more, and behold, the sun, and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.' "  Genesis 37:9
   Now Jacob thought the dream meant he & his family would bow down to Joseph, which was the short-term fulfillment of the vision. But the deeper, Messianic meaning was that one day, the Sun, and the Moon, and the stars would switch off their high-beams and flip on their low-beams in deference to the True Light, Jesus Christ Almighty!
   Folks, there is no prophecy as such stating that a lunar eclipse foretells the coming of the AntiChrist, or of the beginning of the Tribulation. Read da book! Don't add to His words, don't take any away! Blood Moon, Schmood Moon!

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