most importantly, His real end-time prophetic signs
.There are descriptions in the Bible about the moon turning red andthe sun becoming black as sackcloth of hair, and the heavens depart-ing as a scroll when rolled together (Revelation 6:12–14). And yes,these are horrible descriptions of catastrophic events that will resultin the death and mutilation of literally millions, if not billions, of peo- ple around the world. But, is that really what we can expect at this point in man’s history—in the years of 2014 and 2015? Or are thosescriptures referencing a
different place on God’s timeline
of the latter-day scenario? The answers to these questions underpin a very impor-tant
segment of clarity
that, if understood correctly, would better pre- pare us for evaluating the information advanced by these modern-day prognosticators and result in a more balanced, healthier, and matureview of this coming astronomical phenomenon
that is indeed going tohappen!
Evaluating the Information
To properly evaluate any information,
we must understand it fun-damentally.
That is basic and foundational to determining what deci-sion we will make concerning the matter under consideration.Contrary to the politicians of today, like Nancy Pelosi, whoannounced with affirmation, “We must pass the law [AffordableHealth Care Act—a.k.a. Obamacare], in order to find out what’s init”—really?Who among us would make long-term commitments to somethingthat would obligate oneself to spending money and time, without firstfundamentally understanding what the contract contains and how itwill impact the persons involved? I would venture to say, most of us,if not all of us, would
that decision or believe that opinion,teaching, or instruction, unless we clearly understood what it was allabout and exactly what it entailed.
And so it is with blood moons—
how can we make a fair evaluationof the credibility of those claiming they actually represent the signs of Joel and those written by John in the book of Revelation, or Matthewand Mark, until we understand what they are? The truth of the matter is, we can’t! Instead, we should take some time and review the factsabout just what these blood moons are all about. Only then can wecome to an honest assessment and, hopefully, mature view of justwhat this phenomenon is.As we begin to understand this topic we should recognize there are
we need to become familiar with. The first one hasalready been presented,
However, the other is the
two distinctly differentterms
two dif- ferent items.
Unfortunately, there is some confusion resulting frommisappropriating the term blood moons, when talking about the lunar tetrad. Why this
merging of terms
is being done is hard to say. I sup- pose that is better left to the specific prognosticator to explain his rea-son, or his agenda.But this is the definition of a
: four successive
total lunar eclipses,
with no partial eclipses in-between; and of which areseparated from each other by six months, happening over two yearsin a row—2014 and 2015 specifically. That’s right; a tetrad is four successive
spanned over two years, six monthsapart—
but the point is:
they are total lunar eclipses!
Why the term “blood moon” is used to describe a
totalfull mooneclipse of a lunar tetrad
(which is a total lunar eclipse), other than itmight have a red coloration to it on the outer rim, is highly question-able since it isn’t an accurate term—they’re two different things!Therefore, it’s easy to suspect the term “blood moon” is being used todescribe a lunar tetrad for the purpose of connecting (or maybeexploiting?) the prophetic writings of Joel and John—which would bevery disingenuous at best!But whatever the reason, be assured—the term blood moon, astro-nomically speaking, is not a correct term to use when describing lunar tetrads—it is astronomically wrong to describe these
total lunar eclipses
as blood moons. Make no mistake: it’s highly doubtful anycredible astronomer will use the term “blood moon” when describingthe four (4) upcoming consecutive total lunar eclipses (the lunar tetrad) over the next two years.
Is the Term “Blood Moon” Exclusive to Prophecy?
Many people do not realize the full moons of every month havenames—and some have more than one. They are usually, but notalways, associated with the seasons. Let me give you some examples.It’s understood both hemispheres have assigned names to the fullmoons of the months. Here in North America many of the names of
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