As described in Joel 2:31, “The sun will be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood before the great and dreadful day of the LORD comes”
The Book of Genesis says God uses the sun, moon, and stars for signs and seasons.
In Acts, the Apostle Peter refers to this verse from Joel. The book of Revelation says that during the Great Tribulation, “the moon will become like blood.”
What is a blood moon?
The full eclipse is known as a “blood moon” because the sunset red glow that rings the Earth as it blocks the light from the sun is cast upon the moon.
The tetrad — or four successive total lunar eclipses occurring at approximately six-month intervals. There are a total of 8 tetrads in the 21st century (2001 to 2100). But proponents of this Biblical prophecy regard the last tetrads as especially significant because it coincides with two important Jewish holiday feasts: Passover and Tabernacles.
Tetrads are particularly meaningful for Israel, as previous tetrads, in 1492, 1948 and 1967, coincided with such events as the expulsion of Jews from Spain at the end of the Inquisition, statehood for Israel, and the Six-Day War.
The Blood Moon Prophecy is the belief that the tetrad signifies that the end of times is approaching us.
Four blood moons have appeared in 2014 and 2015 and they coincided with major events in the Middle East and the world:
A war between Israel and Hamas in the summer of 2014
The rise of ISIS and the emergence of a new caliphate in Syria and Iraq
Terrorism increasing around the world
And anti-Semitism on the march in Europe.
We don’t know the exact date that Christ will return, but scripture says we will know the season and that we can see the signs of His coming. The signs are growing more numerous with each passing season. The blood moons are one more sign that He will soon return. We look forward to that day.