Do the four blood moons of signal that some other great event is near? Will you regret it if you ignore it? Or is the theory flawed in ways that are easy to miss? Discover the prophecy breakthrough that invalidates this theory by someone who had the same eclipse table idea years earlier. Plus find out how Revelation says our year will drop to only days after the real prophesied blood moon eclipse happens.
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Do the four blood moons of signal that some other great event is near? Will you regret it if you ignore it?
Or is the theory flawed in ways that are easy to miss? Discover the prophecy breakthrough that invalidates this theory by someone who had the same eclipse table idea years earlier.
Plus find out how Revelation says our year will drop to only days after the real prophesied blood moon eclipse happens. Back in , Mark Biltz had an idea. He was viewing a popular photo of the red lunar eclipse over the Dome of the Rock from February 20 that year when he recalled that the Bible predicted a blood red lunar eclipse before the end times:.
A violent earthquake occurred; the sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair; the entire moon became like blood;. Joel and Revelation seem to plainly describe an end time solar eclipse and lunar eclipse. During solar eclipses the sun is obscured by the moon except for wisps of light around the corona as if a hairy sackcloth was put in front of the sun.
Lunar eclipses often cause the moon to not disappear completely but turn shades of orange and red for the same reason that sunsets and sunrises often are reddish.
Since science has long been able to calculate and publish upcoming eclipses in advance, Mark decided to try to use this data to find the year when this eclipse prophecy might be fulfilled. He looked at NASA's tables for solar and lunar eclipses and found something unexpected: a unique string of four lunar and two solar eclipses starting in Spring, through Fall, Nothing else significant appeared in the charts for the rest of the century.
In there will be a pair of solar and lunar eclipses two weeks apart on the new moon and full moon one in the spring and one in the fall.
These could produce four blood moon eclipses in a row, a rarity. From that he postulated that Jesus might return that year, , around the time of the final eclipses in the Fall.
His intriguing discovery caught the attention of prophecy buffs everywhere. Later that month WorldNetDaily. Here's the original Mark Biltz video explaining his theory in case you want to watch it first:. Because the four blood moons are so rare, people naturally reason that they mean something signficant has to happen.
They adopt the typical wait-and-see posture about this latest prophetic speculation. In his theory seemed break out on a larger scale and get picked up by by many other prophecy ministries and teachers, each putting their own spin on the meaning of the tetrad.
Rather than talk about Jesus' return in or like Mark Biltz did, now the idea is that it may herald the Great Tribulation or a war involving Israel or persecution against Israel. Per usual, a few outright refute the idea because it contradicts their view on side issues such as the rapture timing. Interestingly, among the many responses I read nobody seemed able to debunk the very basis of the theory - whether we can use current eclipse projections to predict when the 6th seal will be.
That's what I'm about to do. I am qualified to do so because I had the same idea back in I, too, saw the possibility that the 6th seal could refer to a solar and lunar eclipse pair and went to the same NASA site to look for years that might fulfill the prophecy. I was trying to find the right eclipse that could fit all the clues surrounding the event rather than a year with lots of interesting eclipses. But in the following year I ended up debunking the theory when I was chatting with a friend who I often bounced my prophecy ideas off of.
I was telling him about how I was having no luck finding solar and lunar eclipses pairs that might fit the 6th seal in the NASA data. And then it suddenly occurred to me that this approach would never work because of Wormwood. Since , I had been aware that Revelation says an unknown celestial body called Wormwood will pass through the inner solar system and be visible from at the 3rd trumpet.
Because the NASA data for predicting eclipses did not factor in the gravitational force of this unknown object, they are useless for predicting the 6th seal eclipses that coincide with Wormwood's appearance!
What Biltz missed is that in the subsequent chapters, Revelation reveals the cause of not only the eclipses, but the related global great earthquake, meteorite storms and asteroid ocean impact.
It describes a veritable "death star" called Wormwood visible in the sky after all the above pass. Note that the NT Greek word for "star," aster , is not specific to stars but can mean planets, meteorites, and comets as in Rev or Mt where the falling stars are obviously meteorites.
This catastrophic progression is similar to the rumors of a doomsday planet originally announced by NASA and misnamed Planet X which serious astronomers now discount and most everyone else considers a hoax thanks in part to misinformation predicting its arrival on May 15, Although Revelation is very detailed in its account of Wormwood's catastrophic global effects, few seem able to accept it at face value.
In fact, in the Biltz video interview, one of the hosts suggests that it's time to rethink the eclipses as describing an astronomical catastrophes and consider them to be normal scheduled eclipses! Both possibilities should definitely be considered. Yet when you read past the 6th seal and see that all the way up to 4th trumpet a sequential series of related cosmic catastrophes is described Rev it becomes obvious which explanation of the eclipses fits best.
As a matter of fact, the most natural reading of Revelation's description of the solar and lunar eclipses implies they are simultaneous eclipses, which is impossible with normal predictable lunar and solar eclipses caused by the moon. Simultaneous solar and lunar eclipses would be possible because of the presence of near earth objects NEO brought close by Wormwood some of which are described as impacting the earth in the first and second trumpets.
By the way, these predicted cosmic catastrophes are no more inconceivable than God allowing the Antichrist to take over the world and force everyone to take a mark or be beheaded as Revelation 13 teaches.
In the same way, God will allow Wormwood to threaten the earth and billions to die although not any of God's servants who follow his survival plan already outlined in the Bible not a pretrib rapture will have to die. The whole reason I began writing my book Planet X in Bible Prophecy was because of how overlooked these aspects of prophecy are. When was the last time someone pointed out to you that Revelation predicted four years of catastrophe and tribulation before the rapture happened?
Because few take those passages literally, they miss out on one of the key points of Revelation needed to understand the complete roadmap it lays out for us. But more importantly to topic at hand, they miss out on an amazing hidden prediction that Revelation makes about a change to our orbit and calendar hidden in plain sight. Think about how big an effect a another planet passing nearby could have on earth's orbit. It's easy to imagine that when another planet comes close enough to be visible that it will throw off our existing orbital clock.
Current eclipse predictions would be invalidated. But this is not just speculation. Soon after my Wormwood insight, I was prompted to reconsider the rest of Revelation literally except for the rare cases of clear allegorical language such as Rev Consequently, I realized that Revelation and Daniel confirm in mathematical terms that earth's orbit will change dramatically after Wormwood's passage.
Since learning in that Yeshua must return in a Sabbath year, I've had to rule out three Sabbath year cycle windows for the final 7 years , , With the next window less than 7 years away, I'm ready to share why I believe, based on the real end time sign of Mt , that this can be the one.
Find out what's changed to convince me about and what you can do about it Few take these numbers literally, just as they doubt the , are a literal number because they assume it to be a count of all those saved when it's not , but now I was doing so.
Because it's hard to imagine our calendar ever changing like that, most people explain these numbers allegorically calling them part of a mythical "prophetic calendar". In January , I posted an article on my website literally explaining this stunning mathematical riddle. For more details on this amazing insight including how Genesis and other ancient histories record 30 day months and day years prior to the time of Hezekiah the Hebrew calendar changed in his days , read the full day year article.
While Mark Biltz's blood moon eclipse insight is intriguing and brings needed attention to the 6th seal, his theory fails to take into account these important related details in the rest of the Book of Revelation that invalidate it. Despite his oversight, when I saw Biltz's interview I was pleased to see someone else taking Revelation literally like the rest of the Bible as it should be.
Christians traditionally read Revelation like it was an allegory of symbols. Mainly for this reason Christianity remains unable to unravel the puzzle of end times Bible prophecy, even though the end times wisdom is now available to make sense of it Dan Besides this main oversight, there are several other errors in his interview statements that mar his presentation. Most of these derive from his dependence on the traditional Jewish calendar which is not the same as the original Biblical calendar affecting the assumption that the eclipses fall on actual feast days or in a true Sabbath year.
Another is a common mistake of equating Matthew 24's description of the sun and moon going dark when Jesus returns with the sun black and moon blood at the 6th seal. If you want to correctly understand the complete roadmap of Revelation, it's important to get these things right. For a cogent and verifiable alternative to these errors and additional information on the topics covered in this article, see my book Know the Future, perhaps the last Bible prophecy book you ever need to read. Mark Biltz didn't do anything but say it was a possible scenario if the seven years started that next year My response is : I know that Mark Biltz never said "thus saith the Lord" or that it would happen for sure.
I'm not accusing him of that nor of any sin or even being a "false teacher. What is usually missed by prophecy teachers is that it is a major error to even suggest the "possibility" that the Bible has a clue coupled with NASA eclipse data or whatever that points to a single time for Jesus coming as Biltz did. This thinking sweeps away and contradicts two key points that Jesus made in the Olivet Discourse:. What to watch for : Certain unique milestone events until which "the end is not yet" Mk What not to watch for : A predicted time or day--since no man knows the time "day or hour" Mt If Christians could understand these two key points as well as they do that Jesus is their savior , it would end the constant date setting and doomsday theory speculation.
Believers would know based on events that had still not happened that "the end is not yet" as Jesus said and go about doing what he said to do with less fear and concern over what "might" happen every year. For more on these two themes from the Olivet Discourse, click through to the articles linked in points 1. The speculation around the blood moon tetrad is largely based on the concept that each of the seven past tetrads have "brought a significant event to the Jewish people within a year of the first or last eclipse of the tetrad.
Apparently to them, a tetrad being "tied" to an event would be defined as the first eclipse of the tetrad starting anytime months before or over a year after the event in question! Rebirth of Israel in May Short answer : This is largely " confirmation bias " at work.
Long answer : Confirmation bias is when we prefer information that confirms our beliefs or theories over information that contradicts it. This bias can be seen in the forgiving nature of the rules used to connect the seven tetrads to "events. Past tetrads only hold prophetic significance if you loosen the bounds of the criteria to encompass any "significant" event "near" the time they happen before or after! It's a form of self-deception to "move the goalposts" so wide that you can find something subjectively considered "significant" and declare, "Aha!
This happened because of the tetrad! It's just like when the last pope resigned. The next pope according to the Malachy prophecy was to be Peter the Roman. But is that his name? His nationality? It doesn't say.
It's just that vague and open for interpretation, much like horoscopes are. Because of this, I told people that no matter who his replacement would be, people would rise up to assure you that he did indeed fulfill the sense of "Peter the Roman.
Blood moon prophecy
He has been interviewed by FOX television, appeared on the Sid Roth television broadcast, the Jim Bakker Show, the Jewish Voice, as well as on Prophecy in the News, and he was the first to discover the blood moon prophecies. Pastor Mark lives in Bonney Lake, Washington. Joseph Farah is best known as the founder of the first independent online news service, WorldNetDaily. Previously he had served as editor-in-chief of major market dailies, investigative reporter and foreign correspondent. He is the author of more than a dozen books including his most recent in , The Restitution of All Things: Israel, Christians and the End of the Age. Mark Biltz.
Pastor Mark Biltz - Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs Part I
The blood moon prophecies are a series of prophecies in the Bible preached by Christian preachers John Hagee and Mark Biltz , which state that a tetrad a series of four consecutive lunar eclipses —coinciding on Jewish holidays —with six full moons in between, and no intervening partial lunar eclipses which began with the April lunar eclipse is the beginning of the end times as described in the Bible in the Book of Joel , Acts , and Revelation The tetrad ended with the lunar eclipse on September 27—28, On April 15, , there was a total lunar eclipse which was the first of four consecutive total eclipses in a series, known as a tetrad; the second one took place on October 8, , the third on April 4, , and the fourth on September 28, It is the second of eight tetrads to take place during the 21st century AD. The claim of a blood moon being a sign of the beginning of the end times originates in the Book of Joel , where it is written "the sun will turn into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes.