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As you may have noticed, I have come across some eschatological readings that absolutely fascinate me. Hold on, back up a second. What does that mean?
Eschatology is the study of the end times. I am by no means a fan of such readings, nor do I put a lot stake in such theological discussions, especially those who claim they know when the world is going to end. However, if we study what Christ said on the issue, we should at least be watchmen:
Luke 12:39-40 But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
We don’t know the exact time or hour, but we can keep watch. In fact there are other references to this same analogy of a thief, telling Christians to be on the watch: Matthew 24:42-44, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-5.
Bear this in mind as you read through the remainder of the post.
So what does this have to do with moons? Following Christ’ ascension at Pentecost, Peter preached a sermon (Acts 2) over the prophecy of Joel. In this sermon, he mentioned that during the end times, the moon would turn blood red before Christ returns. We also have references to red moons in the Book of Revelation 6:12-14. So when it comes to eschatology (study of end times), a blood red moon is important.
- Between 1493-1494, the Jews were expelled from Spain. This was also a blood moon tetrad.
- Between 1949-1950, the Jews as Israel became a nation. This was also a blood moon tetrad.
- Between 1967-1968, the Jews recaptured Jerusalem. This was also a blood moon tetrad.