ChristianMoney.com Staff Writers
September 28 is just a week away. To most people, there’s nothing noteworthy about that date, or the day on which it falls (Monday). To them, it’s just one more day on the calendar.
To prophecy-minded Christians, however, it is a date of great significance, and one in possession of the most ominous of implications: To some, September 28 is the date of the “blood moon apocalypse,” a moment in time when Biblical foretelling and the present, significant upheavals in evidence around the globe will come to a head, resulting in the dramatic end times events (some even say the start of the biblical tribulation).
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The blood moon apocalypse, according to believers, will come at the behest of the final event of the current lunar tetrad. A “tetrad” is a series of four lunar eclipses, occurring roughly six months apart. Each time this happens, the moon appears red, which is the reason for the term “blood moon.” Furthermore, on September 28, the date of the fourth and final blood moon eclipse in this tetrad, the event will result in a “supermoon,” wherein the moon actually appears to be larger than normal. For the prophecy-oriented, what is particularly noteworthy is that each of the eclipses in this cycle has fallen on Jewish holy days: April 14, 2014 (Passover); October 8, 2014 (Feast of the Tabernacle); April 4, 2015 (Passover again); and September 28, which marks the first day of the Feast of the Tabernacle. It is the ninth time since the life of Christ on earth…that the tetrad has coincided with Jewish holy days. The Biblical root of the significance of these events for those who take them seriously is found in Joel 2:31 – “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.”
According to Christian pastor John Hagee, well-known for his prophecy declarations and author of Four Blood Moons: Some is About to Change, two blood moons in this tetrad have heralded major events in the Middle East, and the last one here, on September 28, may usher in a day unlike that which the world has ever seen before; could this be the day that Old Testament prophecy is fulfilled?