Sunday, April 13, 2014

Blood Moon Tetrad: A Sign In The Heavens?

In the coming days, there will be many eyes gazing upward toward the heavens in hopes of catching a glimpse of the unusual red-colored total lunar eclipse, known as Blood Moon. This event will take place in the early hours of Tuesday, April 15, 2014. There will be four of these lunar events, called a Tetrad, within a year and a half span. Amazingly, each one will be coinciding with the significant Jewish holidays of Passover and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) in both the years 2014 and 2015. Following the April 15th Blood Moon, there will be another Blood Moon which will occur on October 8, 2014, another on April 4, 2015, and one more on September 28, 2015. There has been much speculation, excitement, curiosity, and mystery surrounding this, by both believers and non-believers alike.

Is there a reason for this Blood Moon Tetrad? Is it a sign? Is it God's way of telling us to start preparing for His return? Only God knows. We are to always be prepared and to be watching for His return. He will come when He is ready. In His time. We will not know when. We will not know what day. We will not know what year. He did tell us, however, that there would be signs pointing to His return. He told us to watch for those signs so that we would know when it is near.

Luke 21:25-26 (KJV) - "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken."

Joel 2:30-31 (KJV) - "And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come."

Our God created the moon. He placed it there. He created these lunar events. He alone knows the reason for it. He alone knows what lies ahead. He is all-powerful and all-knowing. Whatever the reason for this Tetrad, we know that our God is in control. There is a purpose for everything that happens in the heavens and on the earth. Everything works according to the Creator's will and according to His Word.

Genesis 1:14 (KJV) - "And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:"

Whether this Blood Moon be in the sky only for our pleasure or be it there as a reminder of things to come, let us stand in awe of our Creator as we look up and witness the beauty of these rare lunar events.

Psalm 8:3-4 (KJV) - "When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him?"

1 Chronicles 29:11 (KJV) - "Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all."

Let us worship our God and declare His greatness as we marvel at His wondrous works in the heavens above!

Psalm 19:1 (KJV) - "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork."

Psalm 89:11 (KJV) - "The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them."

We will not speculate further on the reason for the Blood Moons but we will encourage you to study God's Holy Word for yourself and determine for yourself whether this be a "sign" of His imminent return. We need to be watching and waiting and looking upward at all times. Not only during the Blood Moons.....but always. For, you see, our Lord's return could happen at any moment and at any time. It could be today. It could be tomorrow. It could be in the coming months. It could possibly be years from now. Only God knows.

Matthew 24:36 (KJV) - "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only."

In the meantime, let us be vigilant. Let us be ready. Let us be continually preparing ourselves for that joyful day when we finally meet our Creator and behold Him in all of His glory!

Matthew 24:42 (KJV) - "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come."

Are you ready for His coming? Have you asked God to come into your heart? If not, please visit our Salvation: How To Be Saved page for more information.

Revelation 22:20 (KJV) - "Even so, come, Lord Jesus."