Is the Super Blood Moon Eclipse a Sign of the ‘End Times’?

Prophecy prognosticators claimed that a tetrad of blood moons in 2014 and 2015 was a prelude to some unnamed prophetic event. See my article “Will Four Blood Moons Usher in the Second Coming?” for an introduction to the topic. Let it be known that so-called Blood Moons and Blue Moons1 are common occurrences and have nothing to do with Bible prophecy. The same is true of lunar and solar eclipses.

This has not stopped prophecy “experts” from claiming otherwise:

Blood moons and eclipses have come and gone. But the signs of the times are getting more ominous than ever. As if the total solar eclipse last August and the “blood moons” of 2014 and 2015 weren’t enough, there will be a “super blue blood moon eclipse” on Jan. 31 – something that hasn’t happened for 150 years.

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And this rare event could herald war and turbulence on earth, according to a leading researcher of astronomical signs and how they interact with Scripture. (WND)

Notice the following: “something that hasn’t happened for 150 years.” The claim is being made that these lunar events are related to Israel becoming a nation again in 1948 – 70 years ago. But there was no “super blue blood moon eclipse” in 1948. If the “super blue blood moon eclipse … could herald war and turbulence on earth,” then why didn’t one precede World Wars I and II?

Wars and Rumors of WarsThe “seventy 70 years” mentioned in Zechariah 1:12, a verse Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries argues refers Israel becoming a nation again in 1948 (plus 70 years) bring us to 2018). Actually, the 70 years refers to a period of time long past that has nothing to do with Israel becoming a nation again. In 1970, Hal Lindsey (1970) and others argued that all would come to an end 40 years (a generation was said to be 40 years) from the time Israel became a nation in 1948.

Then there’s this:

[Mark Biltz] also argues the mention of the “second year of Darius” [in Zech. 1:1] is also of critical importance, as the second year of President Trump’s administration approaches. As head of the world’s most powerful nation, Trump can substitute for Darius in contemporary prophetic terms.

Zechariah has nothing to do with Pres. Trump. Trump is not Darius. People who interpret the Bible this way confuse, mislead, and make it impossible to understand.

Prophecy writers touting the blood moon phenomenon are basing their argument on the belief that since sun, moon, and stars are for “signs” (Gen. 1:14), a special stellar phenomenon like a red-looking moon might have prophetic significance. It doesn’t…
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