According to the back jacket of Hagee’s book, he is “the founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a nondenominational evangelical church with more than 20,000 active members. He is also the founder and president of John Hagee Ministries, which telecasts his radio and television teachings throughout America and in 249 nations worldwide. Hagee is the founder and national chairman of Christians United for Israel.”
I am not a member of his church, nor do I agree with much of his teachings, however, this book presents a clear biblical perspective of the Four Blood Moons theory. I have extracted only that which explains that theory for those who have heard of it, or haven’t, and want to know more.
It is clear to me that the Four Blood Moons theory has historical merit. It’s basic structure, I believe, cannot be disputed. I’ve left out from my extractions the biblical prophecy portions, which I believe to be Hagee’s territory. I simply wanted to present the theory (in four fairly short parts) with it’s basic historical and biblical structure, as it will be clearly eye-opening to those who read to the end.
Two blood moons have already occurred this year (the second one last night), and two more will appear next year. This “tetrad” of blood moons, occurring on the same Jewish feasts each time, has only occurred four times in roughly five hundred years.
Unless otherwise noted, all scripture passages are from the New King James Version of the Bible –SB
The Four Blood Moons
The Four Blood Moons and Two Feasts
I will show wonders in heaven above
And signs in the earth beneath.
Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.
The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and
awesome day of the LORD.
. . . “Have you ever considered the sun, moon, and stars in the study of prophecy?”
My first attempt was to open the NASA website and search for lunar signals. . . . I just kept searching and could find nothing to validate the connection of the Four Blood Moons to prophecy.
The Scriptures speak of “signs in the heavens,” many of which have been confirmed by NASA. . . . But still, I could not find the connection to prophecy.
Then I thought . . . maybe these lunar signs are meant for Israel. God is the defender of Israel. He created Israel. Israel is His firstborn son (Exodus 4:22). So I chose the first date that came to my mind, which was the year of Israel’s rebirth, and typed in the following statement: “Total moon eclipse in 1948.”
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Four “blood-red” total lunar eclipses will fall on Pass-
over and Sukkot in 2014 and Sukkot in 2014 and 2015, the same back-to-
back occurrences at the time of 1492, 1949 and 1967.
[Above quote from: Bill Koenig, World Watch Daily, Koenig International News, http://watch.org/showprint.php3?idx=104119&mcat=24&rtn=index.html.]
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There have been several Tetrads (four consecutive blood moons) since NASA first recorded their occurrences, but Tetrads linked to significant Jewish history have happened only three times in more than five hundred years. These specific occurrences could not be ignored. . . . they are about to happen for a fourth time.
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THE FEASTS OF THE LORD
In my book His Glory Revealed I explain the scriptural applications for the seven Feasts of Israel by giving their relevant historical account and their prophetic interpretations.
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The Hebrew word for feast is mo’ed, denoting “a set or appointed time.” A very similar meaning is mikrah indicating a “rehearsal or recital.” Each feast, like a dress rehearsal, offers a significant glimpse of God’s prophetic plan. The combined feasts, divinely established shortly after the Israelites were redeemed from Egypt’s bondage, would be a spiritual blueprint of what lies ahead for Israel, Jerusalem, and the rest of the world.
All Jewish holidays begin the evening before the date specified on most calendars. This is because a Jewish “day” begins and ends at sunset, rather than at midnight like the Gregorian calendar.
If you read the story of creation in Genesis I, you will notice that it records, “And there was evening, and there was morning, one day.” From this, we conclude that a day begins with evening and ends the following evening; that is, sunset to sunset.
As I present the significance of the Four Blood Moons in the chapters to follow, I will mention two feasts that are directly associated with their past and future occurrences. In order to better understand their noteworthy connection, I will briefly describe them; they are Passover (Pesach) and the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot).
Passover (Pesach) begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan. It is the first of the two major festivals with both historical and agricultural significance that occur in the Tetrad.
These are the feasts of the Lord, holy convocations
which you shall proclaim at their appointed times. On
the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the
So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall
keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your gener-
ations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting
Agriculturally, it represents the beginning of the harvest season in Israel, but the primary observances of Pesach are related to the Exodus from Egypt after generations of slavery (Exodus, chapters 1-15)
The name Pesach comes from the Hebrew root Pei-Samekh-Cheit, meaning to pass through, to pass over, to exempt, or to spare. It refers to the fact that God “passed over” the houses of the Jewish people that applied the lamb’s blood on the doorposts of their home as He slayed the firstborn of Egypt. Pesach is also the name of the sacrificial offering (a lamb) that was made in the Temple on this holiday.
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THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES
The Festival of Tabernacles (Sukkot) begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Tishri. The word Sukkot means “booths” and refers to the temporary dwellings that the Jewish people are commanded to live in during this holiday to commemorate the forty-year period during which the children of Israel were wandering in the desert, living in temporary shelters.
Say to the Israelites: “On the fifteenth day of the sev-
enth month the LORD’S Feast of Tabernacles begins,
and it lasts for seven days. The first day is a sacred as-
sembly; do no regular work. For seven days present
offerings made to the LORD by fire, and on the eighth
day hold a sacred assembly and present an offering
made to the LORD by fire. . . .” So beginning with the
fifteenth day of the seventh month, after you have
gathered the crops of the land, celebrate the festival to
the LORD for seven days; the first day is a day of rest,
and the eighth day also is a day of rest. On the first day
you are to take choice fruit from the trees, and palm
fronds, leafy branches and poplars, and rejoice before
the LORD your God for seven days. Celebrate this as a
festival to the LORD for seven days each year. This is
to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come;
celebrate it in the seventh month. Live in booths for
seven days: All native-born Israelites are to live in
booths so your descendants will know that I had the
Israelites live in booths when I brought them out of
Egypt. I am the LORD your God.
(LEVITICUS 23:34-43 NIV 1984)
Agriculturally, Sukkot is a harvest festival and is sometimes referred to as the Festival of Ingathering. . . . The Feast of Tabernacles is ultimately a time of thanksgiving for God’s provision.
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