Is The End Of Days Upon Us?
By James Donahue
scholars with an eye on Biblical prophecy may be in a tizzy this month because of a line-up of spectacular events going on
in the heavens.
A rare “Tetrad,”
four successive total blood-red lunar eclipses, each followed by six full moons, begins Tuesday, April 15, and continues to
completion on September 28, 2015
four blood moons there will be a total solar eclipse on March 20, 2015, which will be visible in Iceland, Europe, North Africa
and Northern Asia.
Jesus predicted in the
Book of Luke that there “will be signs in the sun, moon and stars” signaling his return to Earth in the last days.
He said then it will be time to “lift up your heads for redemption draws nigh.”
Joel 2:31 in the Old Testament predicts: “The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood
before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes.”
If you put these two prophetic verses together, the events predicted by contemporary astronomers appear to fulfill
the signs that signal the Second Coming of Jesus. This may be the moment of truth for both Christian believers and the scoffers
that say the Jesus story was a hoax designed to enslave the world.
Tetrads are rare, but they have happened in the past.
The Rev. John
Hagee of San Antonio, Texas, in his book Four Blood Moons, notes that a Tetrad like this has happened only three times
in the past 500 years. Each one marked important events involving the Jewish people.
The first Tetrad since the Middle Ages, which happened in 1493, marked the expulsion of the Jews by the Catholic
Spanish Inquisition. The second in 1949 happened the year the State of Israel was established. The last Tetrad in 1967 occurred
at the time of the Six-Day Arab-Israeli War.
believes this Tetrad will mark the dawn of a “hugely significant event” for the world.
He notes that the first blood moon happens during Passover, a Jewish
celebration. The second happens on October 8 during the Feast of the Tabernacles. Then in 2015 a blood moon comes on April
15, again during Passover. And the final blood moon occurs again on September 28, the Feast of the Tabernacle.
“To have four and have them fall on these exact dates
is something that has to be beyond coincidental,” Hagee said. “What is so remarkable about these blood moons is
that they specifically fulfill prophecies set out in the Bible.”