Blood Moon 2015: A Blood Moon is upon us, and to some, the final full lunar moon eclipse of 2015, which will occur on September 28 – coinciding with the Jewish festival of Sukkot (Tabernacles) – the lunar phenomena has once again ramped up talk of doomsday fears of impending world events, ranging from a financial or climate upheaval to an outright “end of days” humanity ending event.
Certain Christian fundamentalist groups, armchair prophets and Jewish mystics have all pointed to the forthcoming astrological moon event as having a connection with so-called Bible prophecy that speaks of the world’s end.
September will showcase some unusual lunar events — a lunar eclipse is scheduled to occur simultaneously as a Supermoon — and the convergence of events is thought by some to spell our cataclysmic fate by way of raging floods, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, all stemming from tide-induced activity.
A blood moon is often defined as a total lunar eclipse. In the shadow of the Earth, the moon, when eclipsed, may take on a red glow. When four total lunar eclipses occur in a row, it’s called a lunar tetrad. Three eclipses have already occurred in the current tetrad: April 15 and October 8, 2014, and on April 4 of this year.
The next one will occur on September 28, 2015 – thought by some to mark an event that spells ill for mankind. According to NASA, the next tetrad will not occur until 2033.
Bible readers point to scriptures that refer to the moon being turned to blood.
For example, Joel 2:31 reads: “The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the coming of the great and fear-inspiring day of God.” And the book of Revelation also describes a condition where the moon is to be turned to blood. In a vision, John reported at Revelation 6:12: “And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and a great earthquake occurred; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the entire moon became as blood.”
Bob O’Dell and Giddon Ariel, founders of Root Source – a self-described “Christian portal for knowledge and understanding about the Bible, Israel and Jewish Thought” – say the Blood Moon prophecies are significant, and should not be ignored.
Explains the IBTimes: “O’Dell says the first tetrad ended the forced conversion of Jews in Spain, the second ended the Spanish Inquisition, the third the creation of Israel and the fourth the unification of Jerusalem. O’Dell believes this latest tetrad has to do with Israel being able to stand on its own without the help of the US.”
Adds BreakingIsraelNews.com: “Rather than seeing the blood moons as signs of Divine Judgment, O’Dell said, they are actually ‘bread crumbs in the sky’ left by God to remind the Jewish people that He has not forgotten His covenant to restore them to the land of Israel. Thus, they should be a cause for celebration for the Jews, rather than fear.”
Others have taken on a far more foreboding perspective of this Sunday’s Blood Moon.
According to American evangelical pastor John Hagee, the Blood Moons are linked with time periods “that begin with a tragedy and ends with a triumph” for the Jews. “There’s a sense in the world that things are changing and God is trying to communicate with us in a supernatural way,” he said.
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