I won’t belabor the beating of this dead horse too much, but you should be aware that there is indeed another “Four Blood Moons” to occur within our lifetime (God willing!)—one almost identical to the one we just lived through the past two years.
As previously posted, the so-called “Blood Moon” prophecy was impossible from the beginning, but that did not stop Hagee (and others) from Pontificating. Hagee now owns the label of false prophet, and they are all trying to rationalize their failed predictions.
What they never told you is that this event was really not even that unique. In addition to the good amount of fudging historical events to fit previous “tetrads” into an eerily precise narrative, the 2014–2015 cycle is not the last to come. Yet if you listened to all these prophecy pundits, this is God’s final warning.
Well, not if you look ahead on the calendar. When this September passed without event, just as I predicted, I then look ahead just to see how far out the next cycle of prophecy shyster book sales could be expected. I expected it to be hundreds of years before such a rare event would occur again. But I was surprised.
The next “Four Blood Moons” event is only 18 years from now: 2033–2034. Lord willing, I’ll only be 59 years old when it starts. You, too, will probably live to see it. And yes, this tetrad of lunar eclipses each falls directly on the Jewish Passover and Feast of Tabernacles for those two consecutive years, and is split half way by a solar eclipse.
You can probably bet there’ll be a whole new crop of anxious Christians comprising a ripe market for a handful of unscrupulous rapture mongers. They will have forgotten how the last blood moons hype came and went as a farce way back in 2015.
Well, I hope not. In fact, I hope to prevent it. I hope there’s not a single premillennialist left in 2033, and I hope to be right smack in the middle of their extinction.
I hope that by 2033, enough Christians learn that Joel’s prophecy of the moon turning to blood is not in our future. I hope they learn the simple lesson that Joel’s “blood moon” prophecy was fulfilled exactly when Peter himself said it was fulfilled: in the first century (Acts 2:16).
I hope they learn that the Last Days took place back then, too (Heb. 1:1–2).
I hope they learn that the Day of the Lord judgment spoken of in that prophecy (Joel 2, Acts 2:20) was about the Old Covenant Jews who rejected Jesus, and that it took place in that generation, just as Jesus said it would (Matt. 24:34), in the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70—exactly 40 years after Jesus predicted it.
I hope they learn that there is no such thing as “The Antichrist,” but that there are many antichrists, and that they were already present when John wrote in the first century—just as he himself said in 1 John 2:18.
I hope they learn that John saw those antichrists as proof that his generation—in the first century—was then living in “the last hour.” It’s not our future; it was theirs, and it is over.
I hope that these few simple lessons, and others like them, help people realize that we are not living in the last days, and we are not expecting an imminent return of Christ. I hope people realize that what is before us is not rapture, but lots of kingdom work. Our task is not spreading fear and anxiety. Our task is not escape from this world. Our task is ethical and judicial—it involves preaching Christ, teaching law, healing the nations, and spreading justice and righteousness, all by the power of His Spirit.
If you are now experiencing disillusionment with the end-times hype so badly, but typically, manifested in the Blood Moons and Shemitah hype, let me introduce you to a set of resources that elaborate on the simple lessons I outlined above. If you are a beginner, you need to read Gary DeMar’s brand new book, A Beginner’s Guide to Bible Prophecy, or his earlier short book Is Jesus Coming Soon?
For more experienced Christians and teachers, these make great gifts to hand out to others.
If you’re a bit more experienced Bible student, you need to get Gary’s more substantial work on Matthew 24, Last Days Madness: Obsession of the Modern Church. It’s a classic. You can also avail yourself of any of our several resources on Bible prophecy, print, audio, and video.
Finally, if you want a fairly advanced first-century view of Luke’s Gospel focusing on Jesus’ parables, you need to read my Jesus v. Jerusalem: A Commentary on Luke 9:51–20:26, Jesus’ Lawsuit Against Israel.
As you can see, we have more than enough teaching materials and resources to combat the unfortunate hysteria that besets Christians with a fearful preoccupation with Christ’s imminent return and the “Last Days.” We probably don’t have enough to keep you busy for the next 18 years, but I hope we have enough to shrink the majority of Last Days Madness by that time.
If you’re newly delivered to eschatological sanity after the abject failure of Blood Moons and Shemitah hype, let American Vision help you. We’ve been doing this for over 35 years, and we love doing it.