Four Blood Moons: Will Jesus Return on Sept. 28, 2015?

FOUR BLOOD MOONS: WILL JESUS RETURN ON SEPT. 28, 2015?

Well, they’re at it again. The end-times doomsday prophets are crying out again saying, “The sky is falling!” But we shouldn’t be surprised by this – it’s nothing new! For as long as there have been people, there have been doomsday prophets predicting the imminent end of the world. It would almost be laughable if it weren’t for the fact that so many people were being fooled by these chicken littles!

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Although I didn’t become a Christian until after its release, I remember hearing about a book that came out in the 80’s called: 88 Reasons Why The Rapture Will Be in 1988: The Feast of Trumpets. Amazon.com reports how the author Edgar Whisenant organized over 800 end time prophecies to establish dates and doctrines. Obviously, Jesus didn’t return in 1988. However, that didn’t stop Edgar from writing another book called The Final Shout: Rapture Report 1989. Again, Jesus didn’t come back then. Fortunately, after his first false prophecies failed to come true, fewer people bought the second book. (But sadly, some still did!).

In the 90’s, the end-times prophets were declaring that Operation Desert Storm was the latest Bible prophecy coming to pass, and Saddam Hussein joined the ranks of those terrible world leaders who were branded the Antichrist. From Stalin to Hitler, anytime a wicked world leader rises to power, some doomsday prophet somewhere will label them as the Antichrist. I’ve seen many such so-called Antichrists come and go in the almost-25 years since I became a Christian, but Jesus has yet to return to the Earth.

Some people might wonder why I’m taking the time to respond to the latest fad conspiracy theory about the Four Blood Moons 2014-2015. The reason is simple: I don’t want to see any more Christians deceived by false prophets! When Christians take up the mantle of these charlatans and begin sharing their propaganda, after these dates come and go and Jesus hasn’t returned, the church loses credibility in the eyes of the world. Not only that, but those Christians who genuinely believed the words of these false prophets are discouraged and begin to question the second coming of Jesus altogether.

Let’s examine the latest end-times conspiracy theory about the Four Blood Moons, and then respond to it logically and biblically.

WHAT IS THE FOUR BLOOD MOONS PROPHECY?

“The Blood Moon Prophecy is an idea popularized by Christian pastors John Hagee and Mark Biltz, which states that an ongoing tetrad (a series of four consecutive total lunar eclipses, with six full moons in between, and no intervening partial lunar eclipses) which began with the April 2014 lunar eclipse is a sign of significant things to come. Biltz believes that the Second Coming will coincide with the final eclipse of the tetrad, while Hagee only believes the eclipses are a sign of coming change in the course of history for Israel.

“The Blood Moon Prophecy has quickly gained attention on the Internet after Biltz first proposed it in 2008, and has gained mainstream media attention as the April 15, 2014 lunar eclipse has approached. Despite the attention, few Christians believe the prophecy. It has been criticized by both mainstream Christian sources and secular astronomy blogs. Critics point out that tetrads that correspond with Jewish feasts are not as rare as Hagee and Biltz imply, that the eclipses will not be visible in Israel, and that the Bible also states it is impossible to know when the Second Coming will occur.” (Wikipedia.org).

How did Hagee and Biltz come to the conclusion that this latest series tetrads would herald the second coming of Jesus? Well, they go on to say that in the last 500 years, there were three other significant tetrads that signaled major events in the history of Israel, as follows:

  • 1493-1494 – Jews expelled from Spain, Columbus discovers America
  • 1949-1950 – Israel becomes a nation
  • 1967-1968 – Six Day War (between Israel and Egypt, Jordan and Syria).

Here are the problems with these claims:

1. Jews Expelled from Spain: Tetrads of 1493/94:

Hagee and Biltz claim that this particular tetrad was a warning about the Jews being expelled from Spain. However, if you check the dates, you will discover that the Spanish Inquisition was established in 1478 – 15 years before this tetrad! And even the specific decree that ordered the expulsion was issued in 1492 – a year before the tetrad! How could the tetrad have prophetic significance declaring things to come if it happened after the event? The answer of course is that it can’t. True Bible signs and prophecies declare things that will happen in the future.

2. Israel Becomes a Nation Again: Tetrads of 1949/50:

In this second tetrad, Hagee and Biltz claim that these four lunar eclipses announced a major event for the people of Israel – their becoming a nation again. Again, we have the same problem as with the first tetrad: It was May 14, 1948 when Israel was recognized as a nation state – a year before these so-called four blood moons! How could this tetrad that took place after this event have been a sign? Just because these four lunar eclipses coincidentally happened in a year close to the date Israel became a nation doesn’t mean that God intended it as a sign.

3. The Six Day War: Tetrads of 1967/68:

In this third and final tetrad, Hagee and Biltz say that it coincided with the Six-Day War (June 5-10, 1967) where Israeli forces retook possession of Old Jerusalem. It would have been great to have seen a sign in the heavens then, wouldn’t it? However, the first lunar eclipse in that year happened over six weeks before this event, and the other three followed in the next year and a half. Hardly significant!

In truth, there have been 62 such tetrads since the first century, and eight of them have coincided with the feasts of Passover and Sukkot. Therefore, the fact that these total lunar eclipses happen to fall on these Jewish holidays aren’t as rare as Hagee and Biltz would have us believe.

WHAT ABOUT JOEL 2:31?

“The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.” (Joel 2:31).

Followers of Hagee and Biltz like to quote this verse when defending the idea that the four blood moons is a sign of the second coming of Jesus. Blitz makes the bold statement that Jesus will return during the fourth lunar eclipse in the 2014-2015 tetrads, that being on Sept. 28, 2015! (How he gets around the fact that Jesus said, “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only” in Matthew 24:36, I don’t know). But – let’s look at Joel 2:31:

We should note that the Apostle Peter quoted this verse in his first sermon in Acts 2:20, saying that this was one of the signs of the end times. However, it does not say that there will be four blood moons – it only references one. Why – when God has been so specific and detailed in other prophecies in the Bible in the past – would he leave out that important detail with this prophecy? Why leave it vague and ambiguous?

Earlier in Joel 2 (verse 10) the prophet also declares: “The earth quakes before them, The heavens tremble; The sun and moon grow dark, And the stars diminish their brightness.” If you look at the cross reference of this verse in Revelation 6:12-13, it says: “I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth…” So in addition to the sun becoming black (possibly a solar eclipse), and the moon becoming like blood (possibly a total lunar eclipse), it says there will be an earthquake, and the stars of heaven will fall to the earth. Where does that fit into this prophetic interpretation? You can’t just pick and choose certain parts of the prophecy and ignore others!

It’s important to note also that Biltz has been wrong in his prophetic predictions before. For example, in 2008 when Biltz began teaching that Jesus would return in the fall of 2015, he said that a seven-year period of tribulation would start in the fall of 2008. However, when that didn’t happen, he took this article off his website, though he continued to teach that Jesus would return in 2015.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

On a science website Earth and Sky, Bruce McClure and Deborah Bird make an interesting observation: “It is somewhat ironic that three of these four lunar eclipses are not visible – even in part – from Israel. The only eclipse that can be seen at all from Israel is the tail end of the September 28, 2015 eclipse, which may be observable for a short while before sunrise.” (http://earthsky.org/space/what-is-a-blood-moon-lunar-eclipses-2014-2015#tetrad).

I want to make it clear that I do believe that we are living in the end-times, and that the second coming of Jesus is imminent. I also believe that the Bible speaks of heavenly bodies (sun, moon and stars) as being used as prophetic signs. For example, the sun, moon and stars are used in Isaiah 13:10 to the fall of Babylon and in Ezekiel 32:7 to refer to judgment against Egypt. Such imagery is also used to describe the end times. However, nowhere in the Bible will you find any reference to four blood moons as being symbols of any events in the 1400’s, 1900’s, or 2000’s.

A word of caution to those of you who are interested in end-times prophecy: First of all, whenever you hear a teacher or so-called prophet tell you something about the end-times, always make sure you go to the Bible to see if it’s really in there! But that being said, many of these teachers will twist the Scriptures, take it out of context and try to make it mean something it doesn’t. That’s where you need to rely on the Holy Spirit inside of you. If something doesn’t sit right with you, that’s probably the Holy Spirit warning you – don’t ignore that!

If something that’s being taught about the end-times instills fear, worry or anxiety in you, that’s not from God. The Bible says that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power and a sound mind (a mind that is at peace). Perfect love casts out all fear. And finally, if any teacher tells you that they know the date of Jesus’ return, you can immediately throw that false prophecy in the trash, reminding yourself of the words of Jesus: “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.” (Matthew 24:36).

Jesus is coming soon. He said, “Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” (Matthew 24:42-44). Amen! Even so, come Lord Jesus…

*** Remember – you can’t believe everything you read on the internet! ***

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

  • Bible.ca.
  • Biblestudytools.com
  • EarthSky.org.
  • Space.com.
  • Wikipedia.org.
  • Youtube.com.
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110 Responses to Four Blood Moons: Will Jesus Return on Sept. 28, 2015?

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  2. zanspence says:

    You make a valid point that some Christians are too focused on eschatology and the low level details of the second coming. I personally haven’t chosen a stance yet but I know that in short i need to “be ready all the time”. But I don’t think the Blood Moon teaching is irrelevant. I read Hagee’s book although I already got enough information from a random blog post. I only learned more about what happened during the 1493 era tetrad in his book. Already nothing significant happened to Israel yesterday. And I don’t believe that something must happen during this year’s sukkot or even next year’s Passover/Sukot. I think it’s just potential revelation of what God’s continued warnings for us to repent, share the gospel when we can and pray for salvation for all.

    • Chris Jordan says:

      Thanks for your thoughts. I agree that the most important thing we need to do as Christians is to ‘be ready’ for the second coming – at all times. Amen! We must all be continually reminded of God’s warnings, and walk in repentance, and share God’s love and Gospel with everyone. Amen…

      • Lou says:

        1914, 1925 and 1975 came and went (these are the years the Jehovah’s Witnesses predicted Armageddon). So did Jan 1 2000, Dec 21 2012 and Sept 23 2015. The bible is quite clear in 2 Peter 3:10 that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. Even Jesus does not know the hour of His Coming (Matt 24:36 and Mark 13:32). I do agree that we are in the end times.

    • imsetfree82 says:

      I am with you on this one. We need to just watch, pray, share the gospel, warn those in sin to repent etc. If we do that we will be ready whenever Jesus comes

  3. EsseRealis says:

    Chris,
    Great post with regards to the Blood Moon theory- sure makes you think about who made the sun moon and stars and how God set everything into motion when He spoke them into existence (Genesis 1:14). I am definitely not one to join the bandwagon of the Apocolyptic genre that the world is ending, however what I have discovered in my research is that we as North American Christ followers have lost much of the meaning and richness that can only be found through the Jewish-ness of Jesus (Biltz does a great job in his book). Especially in such traditions like the Lord’s Supper and Communion that we celebrate often in our churches, however my question recently has been- when Jesus asks his disciples to do this in remembrance of him- to what is the “do this” referring to? I am sure that most Christians would respond with the breaking of leavened bread and grape juice. However what feast was Yeshua sharing with His followers- Passover- up to that point why were they celebrating passover (and still do today unless you are a Messianic Jew) for their freedom from slavery from Egypt- I am sure you know the story. I do agree that there needs to be balance, but I don’t think we have balance, I think we have disregarded much of the Hebraic teaching for a replacement theology…just my 2 cents worth.
    Keep making us think,
    Brandon

    • Chris Jordan says:

      Thanks for the feedback, Brandon. Our church actually just hosted a “Christ in the Passover” presentation by Jews for Jesus and I was greatly blessed by learning more of the Jewish traditions and cultural significance of what we do in the Lord’s Supper… the Old Testament is definitely foundational to our faith as believers in Jesus (Yeshua) the Messiah!

  4. Mel Wild says:

    Amen and amen! You’ve touched on one of the most annoying things about Christianity to me. Our morbid fascination with this cheap tabloid eschatology. Maybe if we focused more on what we’re supposed to be doing here before Jesus returns, being ambassadors of the Father’s love in Christ, we wouldn’t so needlessly be a source of the world’s ridicule. It’s so bad it’s embarrassing.

    • Chris Jordan says:

      Thanks for the feedback, Mel… I agree with you wholeheartedly! We should be focusing on sharing with people the Father’s amazing love for them, and not squabbling about debatable eschatological doctrines. Amen…

      • Troym says:

        So Chris, are you seriously wholeheartedly agreeing with Mel Wild that “one of the most annoying things about Christianity is cheap tabloid eschatology”?

        If you are wholeheartedly aligning yourself with Meld Wild on this matter, it may be in your best interest to provide your definition of “cheap tabloid eschatology”. May I refer you the definition of Libel and Slander linked below for your convenience.

        http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Libel+and+Slander

        I know that must sound a bit strong to you. Have you considered your own statements whether they are verifiable? I’m just trying to nudge you away from being dogmatic on this.

        Regarding what we should, or should not, be doing as Christians, both yourself and Mel state that being ambassadors/sharing the Gospel with the world should be our primary focus. Not to minimize the great commission here (Mark 16:15) because there is no greater work that we can do, but there’s an even higher calling than the great commission. Seriously. Check it out. What does the Bible say about it? Answer: Mt 22:37;Mr 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. If we put the great commission before the greatest commandment we’ll end up like Revelation 2:4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

        Can you please provide something more substantial than hearsay when making such claims in your Blog subject title that Mark Biltz states Jesus will return on Sept. 28, 2015. Never once have I heard him make that claim. When did you hear him say that. What’s your source?

        Regarding the 2014/2015 blood moon tetrad, I have heard Mark Biltz state he believes there is war coming to Israel and the blood moons may well be the precursor to that war. Mark Biltz has never portrayed the end times as doom and gloom, rather he describes the end times as the “superbowl of human history.

        Mark Biltz does believe the second coming happens at the end of the seven year tribulation. In his own words, here’s what Mark Biltz states regarding the second coming. http://www.elshaddaiministries.us/MiscPDF/Second%20Coming%20of%20Christ.pdf

      • Chris Jordan says:

        Troym – yes, it’s true, I am saddened that much of Christianity has bought into the whole false dispensational Left Behind theology that has absolutely no basis in the Bible whatsoever! It’s amazing how many Christians have embraced a theology that has been completely unheard of in the historic Christian church for literally 1900 years.
        In regards to Mark Biltz’s claims about Jesus returning in September 2015, there are multiple references to that in his youtube teachings. Just do a quick search, and you will find it.
        Finally, the whole concept of the ‘seven year tribulation’ that Mark propagates is completely foreign to historic, Biblical Christianity. The dispensational, premillennial nonsense is causing too much fear, worry and anxiety among people, even in the church. I wish more Christians would read their Bibles for themselves, instead of being led astray by these false teachers! Go back to the Bible for yourself, and see what it really says, instead of being deceived by these end-times charlatans…

      • paula says:

        dont trust the prophecy but just believe in god
        🙂

  5. Excellent, well-written post, brother! I have had people come up to me several times this week asking about this whole “blood moon” thing. To be honest, it wasn’t until I heard a news reporter talking about John Hagee’s predictions that I knew anything about it. Call me “clueless,” I guess.

    As I see it, people ought to be more concerned about the end of their OWN days than the end of the world. Based on statistics, there is a near 100% chance we will enter eternity before “the end.” We may not know when the trumpet may sound, but we do know that we may not hear the horn from the truck that hits us. Point: be ready.

  6. troymale says:

    Anyone, and I mean anyone, please help Chris find a link to help backup his statements regarding Mark Biltzs’ supposed teachings that Jesus will return on 9-23-15.

    I attend his church weekly and when I’m unable to attend I watch the service live on http://www.elshaddaiministries.us/livestream.html I’ve listened to every sermon available that Mark has preached since 2008. They are all available at http://www.elshaddaiministries.us/archives.html

    No where, and I mean nowhere will you find him claiming a date of Christs return. The burden of proof is in your court Chris. YOU are making the claim, now its time for YOU to back it up. Please provide the link as well as the minute and second timing mark for us all to listen to Mark’s supposed announcement of Christ’s return date.

    • Chris Jordan says:

      Troy,
      Mark Biltz appeared on the Prophecy in the News television broadcast in early 2008, he received a lot of flack for indicating that the Lord might return on the date of the last blood moon of 2015 (September 28). Also, people pointed out that the Tribulation, lasting 7 years, had to happen first. Biltz replied to these objections on his website by stating that there was room for the Tribulation, if it started in the Fall of 2008, because counting forward from that date would place the Lord’s return in the Fall of 2015 at the end of the 2014- 2015 tetrad. When the Fall of 2008 passed without the Tribulation beginning, Biltz pulled the article from his website. See: Stuart Robbins, “Exposing Pseudo-Astronomy,” podcast.sjrdesign.net/shownotes_o85.php. You can find the date-setting statement that Biltz removed from his website in an article titled, “MarkBiltz? http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=37884&forum=36.
      Here are a couple of links that will answer all of your questions:
      http://www.lamblion.com/articles/articles_signs15.php
      http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=37884&forum=36
      As Christians, God has called us to be like the Bereans (see Acts 16). Don’t blindly follow the teachings of any man, but rather go back to the Bible for yourself and make sure what you’re being taught lines up with the Bible. This is wisdom! That way you won’t be deceived by every wind of doctrine that blows through the church (and there are many new false teachings every day!).

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  9. Colc says:

    We can’t know exactly when the end is, but we can certainly know that it is soon, either that or something major is going to happen. We live in very evil times.

    • Joe says:

      The biblical end of the age is behind us. Jesus and all the apostles taught that the end of the age was “soon” and “near” in their day. How then can it be soon to us 2000 years later. The Bible deals with the end of the old covenant Era and the beginning of the new. It has nothing to do with the end of history or the so called “church age.” John wrote about things that were to “shortly” come to pass because the time was “at hand.” No where in scripture is the suggestion that the end of the age would be 2000 years removed from the original audience. All this end time stuff is a result of very bad hermeneutics.

      • Chris Jordan says:

        Joe – thanks for adding your voice to the conversation! It’s unfortunate that many Christians today have been negatively influenced by the false teachings of the dispensational premillennialism made popular by the Left Behind books. Keep standing for the truth of God’s Word brother!

    • troymales says:

      For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
      But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

  10. troymale says:

    If therefore thou shalt not watch, thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
    Is that verse implying that you can know, or at the least, not be caught off gaurd?

    • Chris Jordan says:

      Troy – the Bible says that we will know the SEASON of His return, yes, but that no one knows the DAY or the HOUR… are we living in the last days? Yes! But does anyone know what specific day Jesus will return on? Only the Father!

      • l says:

        http://www.hebroots.org/hebrootsarchive/9807/980715_c.html

        I believe we CAN know the day and hour! Jesus was speaking in a Jewish idiom when he said that! Please look into this!!!

      • Chris Jordan says:

        One of the challenges with this post you shared is the fact that it puts certain prophecies (Daniel’s 70th week and the Abomination of Desolation) as being in the future, and yet these were fulfilled in the first century… also, the problem with quoting from the extra-biblical Jewish books you referred to is that they are not inspired by God (and therefore inerrant) like the Bible is… Also, the statement: “It is now clear that “no man knows the day or hour” does NOT mean “no man knows the day or hour” as we read it from a modern-day English perspective.” is one of the most ridiculous ones I have ever read!

  11. Personally I can not nor would I try to make a prediction regarding the time of Christs return. However I can say that this 4 blood moon prophecy regardless of whether it bears signs is very relevant to the SEASON. Jesus even said to His disciples in Matthew 24:34: Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Well.. Israel became a nation again in 1948. This you cannot deny. A generation at best is 120 years. Assuming 1900 A.D at the earliest began THAT generation you can assume WE do not have much time. I cannot predict an exact DATE as I have stated nor will I try because it would prove unfruitful. However 2020(120 years or a full generation from 1900) is not that far off if I can just throw this out there. We will NOT know the day or the hour but I believe we WILL know the SEASON. That’s just my two cents though.

    -Travis

  12. timma says:

    Predicting God’s actions by the moon and the stars smacks of astrology. In fact, consulting nature to find God’s will is nothing but divination. We have the bible, we have the indwelling of Christ and the Holy Spirit! We can get our information first hand, no need to look at the solar system.

    Think about it – the last three times I went for a walk the moon was full. Does this mean next time the moon is full I will go for a walk? No, it doesnt! Surely God doesn’t have to do something just because the moons are reddish/brown.

    Or again – Israel and the middle east has so much going on, picking an event and “fitting” it to the blood moon theory will be easy. Come September, some routine act of middle eastern instability will be pinned and pointed to: “I told you things were gonna go bad under the blood red moon!”

    Give me a break.

    Thanks Chris for telling it like it is.

    • PsyQo Mike says:

      Signs in this way is neither astrology nor divination. Lest we forget that the wise men saw a sign in the heaven that told them the Lord was born. Were they practicing astrology? I think not. Let us look at some scripture (KJV).

      Genesis 1:14
      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

      Right here the Bible is talking about the Sun and the moon being used for signs. Seasons doesn’t refer to spring summer etc., but the original Hebrew word is moed which means appointment, i.e. a fixed time or season; specifically a festival. In other words seasons is refering to the seven feasts of the lord. Proof of this meaning can be found in

      Leviticus 23: 2
      Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.

      This time the Hebrew word moed is actually translated as feasts. The seven feasts of the Lord are passover, unleavened bread, first fruits, Pentecost, trumpets, atonement, tabernacles. Unfortunately most Christians don’t understand the significance of these feasts. They are actually prophetic feasts that told about Jesus 1 coming and his 2 coming.

      1) Passover- pointed to the Messiah as our Passover lamb whose blood would be shed for our sins. Jesus was crucified on the day of preparation for the Passover, at the same time that the lambs were being slaughtered for the Passover meal that evening.

      2) Unleavened Bread – pointed to the Messiah’s sinless life, making Him the perfect sacrifice for our sins. Jesus’ body was in the grave during the first days of this feast, like a kernel of wheat planted and waiting to burst forth as the bread of life.

      3) First Fruits – pointed to the Messiah’s resurrection as the first fruits of the righteous. Jesus was resurrected on this very day, which is one of the reasons that Paul refers to him in 1 Corinthians 15:20 as the “first fruits from the dead.”

      4) Harvest – Shavuot or Pentecost – pointed to the great harvest of souls, both Jew and Gentile that would come into the kingdom of God during the Church Age. The Church was actually established on this day when the Messiah poured out the Holy Spirit and 3,000 souls responded to Peter’s first proclamation of the Gospel.

      The long interval of three months between Harvest and Trumpets pointed to the current Church Age, a period of time that was kept as a mystery to the Hebrew prophets in Old Testament times.

      That leaves us with the last three (fall) Feasts which are yet to be fulfilled in the life and work of the Messiah.

      5) Rosh HaShanah / Trumpets — points to the Rapture when the Messiah will appear in the heavens as a Bridegroom coming for His bride, the Church. The Rapture is always associated in Scripture with… the blowing of a loud trumpet! (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:52)

      6) Yom Kippur / Atonement… points to the day of the Second Coming of Messiah when He will return to earth. That will be the Day of Atonement for the Jewish remnant when they “look upon Him whom they have pierced,” repent of their sins, and receive Him as their Messiah. (Zechariah 12:10; Romans 11:1-6; 25-36)

      7) Sukkot / Tabernacles — points to the Lord’s promise that He will once again tabernacle with His people when He returns to reign over all the world from Jerusalem. (Micah 4:1-7)

      The Jewish calendar is based on the cycles of the moon. Each one of the twelve months begins with the new moon.

      God explicitly and repeatedly commanded His people to celebrate the New Moon and the beginning of each month (“Rosh Chodesh”), just as He told then to celebrate the Sabbath and the Biblical Feasts: 1 Samuel 20: 18, 1 Chronicles 23: 31, Ezra 3: 5, Nehemiah 10: 33, Psalms 81: 3, Isaiah 66: 23, Ezekiel 45: 17, Ezekiel 46: 1- 6. The Hebrew months are 29 or 30 days long and periodically an extra month (Adar 2). It is added to catch the Lunar Calendar up to the cycles of the sun. Today everyone celebrates the completion of one year and the beginning of the New Year, even though we are not commanded in Scripture to do so. This is why these feasts are a different date every year on our calendar because the dates coincide with the lunar cycles.

      So what does all this mean? God uses the heavenly bodies for signs and for feasts. Now is there anywhere in scripture where it talks about a blood moon?

      Joel 2:30–31
      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.

      Revelation 6:12
      And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood

      These are the only verses that talk about a blood moon. Now do they explicitly say the Lord will return on a blood moon? No. Does it even say the blood moon must fall on a feast day? No. But it does say a eclipse and a blood moon must happen before the Day of the Lord, with the Day of the Lord being the start of the tribulation.

      Now to the tetrad. The tetrad falls on passover aka easter and the feast of trumpets in the year 2014 and 2015. Now the first three moons are not visible in Jerusalem but the forth and final one is. The last blood moon which occurs on September 28 is also what is called a supermoon. In laymens terms a supermoon happens when the moon is visibly bigger due to us being slightly closer to it because of our eliptical orbit. So this super blood moon is the final blood moon and visible in Jerusalem. Not to mention on September 13 their will be a partial SOLAR eclipse, which also happens to be the feast of trumpets.
      This means the sun will become black then the moon will become red on feast days in September of 2015!

      Lets look at one more little bit about not knowing the day or hour.

      Matthew 24:36-44

      But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

      The Feast of Trumpets is a unique celebration in that it is actually two days referred to as one day, and called Yoma Arichtah in Aramaic: “one long day”. This is because (unlike all the other feasts) it is marked not by a day, date, or time – it is traditionally marked as when two witnesses reported to the Sanhedrin that the new moon had been spotted. What makes it impossible to assign a day or hour to this event (which the Jewish people were commanded to observe) is that the timing would be relative and different depending on where in the world you were. Although it was officially done at Jerusalem.

      Historically, this is why it is celebrated over two days as one – when the sighting was made official in Jerusalem, fires on mountains would be lit to spread the word to far off areas and nations that it had officially started. However, if you were Jewish and were part of those who still lived in Babylon and other nations after the dispersion, then you might not find out till a whole day later! This is why the holiday is spread over two days. It was a common idiom in Christ’s day to refer to the Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah) as not knowing what day it would be on, or what hour; but, you would still have a very close idea of the period of week by watching the signs in the moon phases.

      One reason to strongly think that Christ was ‘speaking their language’ by referencing a common idiom is that He repeats this phrase with the two points of day and hour; He does not simply state that we will not know the day – that should have been enough if it was just going to be only random day of the year. The fact that He makes extra emphasis on a particular saying seems to be a ‘Hint, Hint’ to the timeframe (one of the Feast of Trumpets) yet at the same time without being able to give a specific chronological marker.

      The thought of “but my Father only [knows]” is also another Jewish idiom. It comes from the Jewish wedding tradition where the engaged groom would be working on his future place for his bride under the auspices of the groom’s father – the one who arranged the marriage. The groom would not come for his bride until his father checked off that everything was ready at home. Hence, when people would ask the groom-to-be if he was ready, he would respond “only my father knows…” The groom may have a very close idea, though.

      The phrase “as a thief in the night” is another ancient Jewish idiom referencing how the captain of the Temple guard (some say the High Priest) would sneak around the Temple at night checking on the Levites who guarded the Temple to see if they were sleeping on the job. If he found one sleeping, he would use his torch and singh their garments. This captain of the guard had the common nickname of “Thief in the Night.”

      This is an important distinction because Christ’s return will not surprise those who are watching for Him – only those who are spiritually asleep and apathetic will be surprised. The guards who were alert and watching were not ashamed or surprised at the coming of “the thief in the night.”

      As you can see there is much evidence for a feast of trumpets rapture happening at some time. Will this be this coming September? Possible. Many signs are happening now natural disasters are on the rise, wars, financial collapse, Christians being beheaded. We are definitely in the last days. The tribulation and the rapture are not new ideologies they haven been in the Bible. To think the book of revelation has already happened is to go against everything in the Bible. The Bible can have no errors and tells only truth. So the tribulation will definitely happen, because the Bible says it will. The tribulation is the precursor to the second coming to deny it would be denying the second coming.

      Can i Say this September without a doubt will start the tribulation and the rapture will happen? no. But I will say this has the most signs I have ever seen. In any case we should all be ready for the Lord to take us right now! Keep watching the signs and as always do your own research. The Word will show you the truth. God Bless.

      • townsville2008 says:

        I can say without any doubt that nothing divine will happen on Sept 28th that the Bible is a book of fiction written by barely literate sheep herders without any “divine” guidance whatsoever and that anyone seriously belleving otherwise must have some psychological and intellectual shortcomings.

      • Chris Jordan says:

        Townsville – obviously you have never read the Bible for yourself, or you would have never made such erroneous claims. The Holy Spirit was written by 40 different authors – some fishermen, some shepherds (yes), but also brilliant and educated doctors, tax collectors, and kings and other political leaders. All of these human authors were guided supernaturally by the Holy Spirit, and that’s why the Bible has no errors or contradictions in it, and after 2,000 years, still continues to inspire people, give hope, freedom, joy, peace, and transform people’s lives. The Bible is the very Word of God!

  13. Jerry Eastup says:

    Jesus is coming no matter what anyone tells you he is coming and coming soon. Have your sandals on your feet and be ready when I come.

  14. Chris Jordan says:

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  17. youngearth says:

    The sad and ironic thing is that these paid pastors are selling their ideas for profit in the same style as money changers in the Temple of the Lord. Could it be that the profit motive is clouding their spiritual discernment? If Christians are to be edified should not the Word of the Lord by made freely available to all Christians at no charge? In this internet age these so called teachers are without excuse for fleecing the flock. I completely agree with you Chris that we are living in the end-times and I also believe that the second coming of Jesus is imminent. Thank you for reminding me that perfect love casts out all fear.

    My take on the end times is that Daniel’s final one-seven is divided equally where the first half represents the 3 1/2 year earthly ministry of Jesus Christ and the second half represents the 3 1/2 year period of Great Tribulation at the end of this age. The “middle of the seven” separates the two halves and conceals the Church age beginning from Pentecost until the present day (Dan 9:26-27).
    http://www.4164bc.info/year_of_creation.html

    That being said Revelation indicates that the beast will gain complete control over this world for 3 1/2 years, 42 months, or 1260 days. Christians will be martyred during the great tribulation just like what we are seeing today in the Middle East and Africa however at some unknown day and hour during the great tribulation Jesus will suddenly rapture the entire church throughout the earth.

    If we are not on the precipice of the Lord’s soon return then some of the following conditions that I have identified will soon dissipate otherwise if it is the time of the Lord’s imminent return then these difficult conditions throughout will only get much worse.
    https://truthlife.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/the-seven-seals/

    • Chris Jordan says:

      Thank you for adding your thoughts to this discussion. When talking about these false TV end-times teachers or false prophets, I would hesitate to call them ‘pastors’ as they definitely do not have the heart of a shepherd for God’s people! When they seek only one thing – profit – they are definitely not being led by God’s Spirit.
      I also agree with your statement: “If Christians are to be edified should not the Word of the Lord by made freely available to all Christians at no charge?” That’s one of the reasons we offer all of our audio sermons online to download for free.
      That being said, I just wanted to add that I don’t necessarily agree with all of your interpretations of the end times, and that’s okay. We both agree that the return of the Lord Jesus is imminent, and it’s our job as Christians to watch and be ready. Amen!

  18. Moses Oddiri says:

    Noah knew destruction was coming and told those who cared to listen but nobody believed.People went on with thier normal every day life.It was the same thing in the time of Lot and even The Passover in Egypt.One Thing that is consistent in all these is that the exact time of these Heavenly inspired intervension/destruction was revealed to some people before it happened.Jesus warned that His coming will not be different as it was in the days of Noah.Like in the time of Noah somebody knew the exact timing before the Rains began,,Peter had already prophesied that the day of the 2nd coming will be known by the elect whom he said that day will not catch off guard like a thief in the night..A word is enough for the wise..

    • Chris Jordan says:

      Moses – it’s true that Noah and Moses knew that destruction were coming, and that’s why God told them to get ready. But – can you show me a chapter and verse in the Bible where is says that either one of them knew the exact day that God was going to bring His judgment / deliverance? I don’t believe either one of them knew until the day was upon them. Their job was to “Watch” and “Be ready”, just like Jesus told us to do in Matthew 24. Yes, we recognize the season of His return, but no one knows the day or the hour – not even angels!

  19. Moses Oddiri says:

    Chris; in Amos 3;7, we read that ” for the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.”. We saw this scripture played out in Exodus 12;12 thus ”For i will pass through the land of Egypt This Night and will smite all the first born in the land of Egypt,both Man and Beast, and against all the gods of Egypt i will execute judgment,I am the Lord.” This development was coming after all steps taken to make Pharoah repent and allow the Children of Israel to go had failed. God was revealing the day and Hour to his prophet before the destruction.
    At the time God told Moses that the destroyer will strike ”This Night”, nothing had happened.

    What some of these men of God are saying today is that all the prophesies for the 2nd coming are fulfilled and infact ”every thing” is ready for the 2nd coming and like we saw in the passover and the Noah’s cases, it was at the point every thing was ready, that the day and hour was made known.
    In Genesis 7;1, in the New Living translation, we read that ”when every thing was ready, the Lord said to Noah ”go into the boat with all your family, for among all the people of the earth,i can see that you alone are righteous”.God did not tell Noah to get into the boat until the boat was ready and the people consistently refused to repent and listened to Noah when the boat was being built. Here again, at the point God told Noah to move into the boat there was no destruction and the hour was made known to him before the destruction.
    In Genesis 19;12 and 13, we also read that ” the two men said to Lot ”do you have any other relatives in this city? do you have any sons-in -laws,sons,daughters, or any other relatives? if you do tell them to leave now because we are about to destroy this city?. The Lord has heard of all the evil that is here, so he has sent us to destroy it”
    Aside the fact that at the point these men of God were informed of the exact day and hour nothing had happened, they knew in advance that some form of destruction was coming for thier generation.A build up to that day was also necessary for every thing to be ready and or for that day and hour to come as it is happening now.Significantly too,these men were informed before hand as seen in Amos 3;7.The only group of persons whom those days and hours overtook like a thief in the night are the other persons meant for destruction not those God preserved to be saved.
    This scenario is not different from what peter laboured to portray when he stated that the day will not come like a thief in the night to the elect.
    Your arguement that until the day was upon them they did not know, does not defeat the factt that these men of God knew in advance.Besides, those advocating that people will not know the day and hour are not even considering the Noah and Lot cases, where some people knew before the actual destruction even if they knew that same day. It would also appear too, looking at those cases that it is a matter of differences in hours but they knew of the exact day and hour before the actual destruction and where provided an opportunity to escape..In the Lots case, he was actually at the city gate waiting for them, Genesis 19;1.In the case of the passover, there was considerable interval between when God told Moses that He would passover that night because Exodus 12,1-11 contained directives from God to the Israelites that requires time to fulfill before that night.
    Those claiming that the 2nd coming shall take place at the point the moon shall turn to blood and the sun into darkness are also relying on the fact that the scriptures says Jesus would come after the occurence of these events, because all the other prophesies may have been fulfilled without we knowing like the Jews didnt know during his first coming.When the hour and day were revealed in the previous destructions, they were revealed to only those who would escape.
    Those who will escape could be the ones now being told of the exact timing of his 2nd coming, those not being told, could be the ones programmed for destruction. What we should do now as Christians is to not only watch but quietly wait for God to speak to our Spirits about the exact timing of his 2nd coming considering that all the prophesies for His second coming may have been fulfilled without our knowing of same.

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  21. Clarrissa Pillay says:

    I agree. Well written. Christians are becoming too focused on the worldly stuff.
    The fact that the Bible states no one will know is enough for people to understand.

  22. Zeta says:

    So, if four blood moons mean the Lord is opening the Sixth Seal, what happened to the first five? The Four Horsemen anyone?

  23. Steve says:

    This is one great blog post. Thanks. I have to put this on my Facebook page. Ruth 2:12!

  24. Reynaldi Pangestu says:

    Thanks for the post, Pastor. Anyway, what do you think of Isaac Newton’s 23 September Rapture prediction?

    • Chris Jordan says:

      Just another conspiracy theory. I glanced at the prediction, and its based on a false premillennial, futuristic interpretation of the book of Daniel that does a number of hermeneutic gymnastics. Nothing to worry about there!

      • Reynaldi Pangestu says:

        Thanks pastor!

      • Reynaldi Pangestu says:

        Really? Isaac Newton’s 23 September prediction is just another conspiracy theory?

      • Chris Jordan says:

        You don’t have to believe me, Reynaldi, just wait until September 24th and you will see! 😉

      • Steve says:

        Reynaldi, check it out for yourself. Was there a command to rebuild the temple in June of 1967? Study Newton’s riddle yourself and you will see how this is nothing more than profiteers trying to sell books. Especially Sid Roth.He said that Daniel 9 talks about Jerusalem being taken. Not hardly. Is there a rebuilt temple on that mount? No? Then Sid Roth is wrong. When you are done being convinced, go read 2 Timothy 4:3. (the NLV and NAS are really good versions of that scripture)

      • Steve says:

        Acts 17:11 people! Acts 17:11! Are you noble? Or gullible?

      • Chris Jordan says:

        Thanks for sharing Steve. I love Acts 17:11: “These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.” If more Christians followed this example, we would have less people being deceived by the false teachers and prophets out there!

  25. J. says:

    I’m not so sure what to believe, it is a pretty divided argument. Although the one’s pushing the blood moon’s seem to have very little knowledge of Prophecy. Is there anyway you can relieve some of my stress? :/

    • Chris Jordan says:

      J. I don’t think it’s really as divided as you might believe. I haven’t come across anyone who holds to a strong view of Bible who puts any kind of credence in this blood moons prophecy. I don’t know of anyone who started with the Bible who would come to believe in this false four blood moons prophecy. The only people I know of who believe in this either heard about it from Biltz or Hagee. Is there anything in the Bible that backs it up? Not at all!

    • Steve says:

      J, you wrote these words. Think about them. “Although the one’s pushing the blood moon’s seem to have very little knowledge of Prophecy.” Because you answered your own dilemma. Don’t stress. God has called us o peace.

  26. Reynaldi Pangestu says:

    Sorry to bug you pastor. I knew that i shouldn’t believe in anything i read on internet, but alot of people on the internet tend to talk about a meteor that’s apparently going to hit Earth on 24 September. What do you think about that?

  27. PsyQo Mike says:

    The bible does says there will be signs in the heavens with the sun moon and stars. So I would not discredit all these happenings. Places like beforeitsnews should not be looked at as fact. A lot of their articles are made by fanatics with very little evidence. I would recommend looking at the website beginningandend.com but pay attention to the signs. They are definitely increasing. The birth pains are increasing. Something very well may happen in September. Look at my earlier post for why you shouldn’t just discredit it everything.

  28. Reynaldi Pangestu says:

    PsyQo, what’s this “something” you’re talking about?

    • PsyQo Mike says:

      Well something happening in Israel is likely based on the blood moons of pasts years. In genesis is specially says that the sun moon and stars for signs and appointments that meaning the appointed feast days. Also this is the end of what’s known as a shemitah year. This happens every 7 years. If look back on the last day of the shemitah every time there has been a stock market crash. In 2008 and before then 2001 etc. And with the way the world is looking it could possibly be a global financial crash this time. There is conspiracy theories about an asteroid/ Planet X but I think that’s a far stretch. Another point is CERN has been messing around with its hadron collider. Basically they are trying to create a mini Big Bang to observe what happens. Many people think doing this will create a doorway to the abyss and that this is when demonic creatures will come out. Similar to what it says in revelation about Apollyon setting free the demonic locusts to torment the earth. On the feast of trumpets in September a partial solar eclipse happens. Many talk about something happening on the day of atonement 23/24 of September. Also this is when the French foreign minister with John Kerry said that climate chaos would begin. There is a video of him saying we have 500 days until climate chaos which would be September 23. The military exercise jade helm end September 15 which many believe is getting the military getting ready for a martial law state. The pope is supposed to come to the U.S. And address congress on September 24 the first time this has ever happened. As you can see there are a lot of things converging around the same dates in September. Now will the rapture happen in September? Possible but as always be ready at all times for that to happen. But never have I heard so many things converging in a single month. Sure people have been crying rapture dates and end of the world dates for forever. But this has the most signs lining up over any of those other dates. Especially with the state of world disasters increasing in number, wars and rumors of wars, the masses turning away from Gods law and Word (example the legalization of gay marriage). If your saved you shouldn’t worry about it weather something does or doesn’t happen. But this should put the fire under your butt to evangelize to as many lost people as you can.

      • Reynaldi Pangestu says:

        Well, i don’t know about what CERN is doing right now, but demonic locusts only appear during the tribulation period. 23 September Rapture is just some kind of conspiracy theory. Climate Chaos..i don’t know. The Shemitah, while telling Americans to repent, doesn’t seem to be connected much to the Bible.

      • PsyQo Mike says:

        How is the shemitah not connected to the bible? And I know the locusts appear during the tribulation hence if cern somehow did do that clearly the tribulation would have had to start.

  29. Reynaldi Pangestu says:

    Pastor, what do you think of people talking about 24 September as the supposed Day of Atonement?

    • Chris Jordan says:

      Reynaldi – the Day of Atonement (also known as Yom Kippur) is an annual Jewish holy day, and this year (2015) it actually falls on Sept. 22-23, not the 24th.

  30. reynaldi pangestu says:

    People are talking about stuff that’s going to happen on September. I have a same question as that one person on this comment section; is Jesus going to return on September?

    • Chris Jordan says:

      Renaldi- you keep asking the. Same questions but I wonder – have you even read the original blog post? All of these questions are answered there!

      • Reynaldi Pangestu says:

        We don’t know the date or hour. Even though several stuff are apparently happening on September, it doesn’t really mean Jesus is going to return on that month.

  31. Alisha Jones says:

    Amen!!! The signs are everywhere!! I noticed the leaves are falling in the month of August, which is VERY, VERY, VERY UNUSUAL!!! Summer supposed to be extremely hot and unbearable in the month of August. The month of July wasn’t as hot as normal.

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  33. carl says:

    stop cheating us jesus said according to the bible he would come as thief so you answer is 100% wrong. coming as a thief means comming without any one knowing I dont go to church but i am am. 101% christian so whar I think. to my opinion is that may be the illuminati would sacrifes an verry impotant. person so keep praying for the world o

    • Chris Jordan says:

      Carl – did you read the article? My whole point was that no one knows the day or the hour of Jesus’ return. You say you don’t go to church but that you are a Christian, but I don’t know if that’s true: To be a Christian means you are a follower of Jesus, and the Bible commands us to gather together for fellowship with other believers (we call that going to church). See Hebrews 10:24-25. If you call yourself a Christian, make sure you are following Christ!

    • Steve says:

      Carl, I hope you watch nature shows. Predators like lions and wolves always attack the one who is separated from the herd. In fact, they will do whatever it takes to separate one so they can kill, steal, or destroy. By flying solo and not having a church family to strengthen, encourage, and hold you accountable; you are a prime target for our enemy. It doesn’t matter if you are 1,000% Christian. You need to get connected my friend. I say this in love. Will you do me a favor? Watch this entire YouTube video of lions and water buffaloes. Watch it to the end. And then tell me why you should stay isolated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU8DDYz68kM

  34. becca says:

    I agree with some people on here but I was taught that no one knows anything about God’s return only himself and we shouldn’t try to find it out if God wanted us to know he would tell us but these false prophets I will admit make me on edge. I don’t think God wants us to calculate years or anything I think he only wants us to live our lives and do the best we can why try to understand something you never will? And I was wondering I was raised in my old church that the 2nd coming she be something we are scared of. And anytime I heard anything about it I would be petrified start shaking and just totally freak out I want to know is that how it’s supposed to be if not how can you get over it when is built inside you how you were raised?

    • Chris Jordan says:

      Hi Becca… it’s true that no one knows anything about Jesus’ return – that’s what Jesus said Himself! Our job is to live our lives for Him every day, and be ready when He does come. In regards to teaching you may have received that brought fear and freaked you out – that’s definitely not from the Lord! There are 365 verses in the Bible that say, “Fear not!” If any end times teaching brings fear or confusion, it’s false teaching, and not from God. God’s Word will always encourage, comfort and bring hope! Stay close to the Bible and you will be all right…

  35. Jesus warned in Matthew 24:36-37,39 “No one knows when that day or hour will come-not the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. because just as it was in the days of Noah….They were unaware of what was happening until the flood came and swept them all away. That’s how it will be when the Son of Man comes. Question:Did they really does not know that the flood is coming? Answer: They know!! Fact is, Noah was warning them. The sign of an extra ordinary ark built up on the top of the mountain for everyone to see is not a joking matter. Their problem? They simply does not care and believe. True, Jesus did not give us a date, but signs. Prophecy is not intended to sow fear, but a serious call to get aligned with God. The only people that will be scared are those who are not living right in the eyes of God. The four red blood moon is undoubtedly one of those signs. To put it simply, just believe and get ready than to regret and be sorry.

  36. Lori Powers says:

    Thank you for sharing and for your concern for the people who could be hurt or discouraged.
    I was googling sept 27-2015 because I saw it on face book and out of all the links I choose to read yours. Although I never heard of you, and was cautious because I was not sure if you were another one of those on the internet speaking against full gospel denominations. Then I read the article and it was good, although I have not read those books and have not prayed about this topic myself, but when you said we are not in the last days jumped out as too strong of words. ( not coming against you, iron sharping iron if anything) but I would like to have seen you add Matthew 24:32-33, as Jesus did tell us that we can know the season is near or “recognize that the end is near, right at the door.”
    I personally think blood moons could be a spiritual sign for us to pay more attention or wake us up to seek and to listen to the Lord more, or get us open to what He wants to do in our lives or His kingdom on earth. But as far as saying this is the date Jesus returns, no, as you quoted no one knows the day or hour, but I believe we are living in later times, regardless if it’s a few years or 100 years or more until Jesus calls all His people out.
    The main thing is, God is good and He wants to do great things for His people and He wants His body, His church to be concerned with being salt and light in this world and to be looking for open doors to share our testimony with the good news of the gospel to someone who needs Jesus.

    • Lori Powers says:

      Pastor Chris, I have to apologize…When I read your article I was on my phone, and reading small letter, lol, I thought you said you do not believe we are in the later times, but you did say, you do believe we are. So my remark about that please pardon. Thank you and God bless!

    • Chris Jordan says:

      Thanks for your feedback Lori. And yes, I am a “Full Gospel Church”! We are living in the last days, and Jesus is coming back soon, although no one knows the day or hour. Thanks for checking out the blog! I hope to see you post some more…

    • Alisha Jones says:

      “However, no one know the day or hour when these things happen. Nor even the angels in heaven, or the Son himself. Only the Father knows”, Matthew 24:36. Please keep this in mind and stop predicting the sky is going to fall on September 28, 2015. The fourth moon indicates a sign that’ll be great tribulations ahead BEFORE Christ returns.

      • Chris Jordan says:

        Alisha – obviously you didn’t read the article, and the whole point was that no one knows the day of Christ’s return. Also, the so-called Four Blood Moons prophecy is a false prediction from two false prophets and has no biblical basis whatsoever!

  37. Lori Powers says:

    Pastor Chris, I have to apologize…When I read your article I was on my phone, and reading small letter, lol, I thought you said you do not believe we are in the later times, but you did say, you do believe we are. So my remark about that please pardon. Thank you and God bless!

  38. Lori Powers says:

    Oops you got Lori instead of Alisha’s name. 😉

  39. Kim says:

    Do you believe that god coming back in september 28 2015 with the blood moon what john huggee say i ask you becouse you a paster

    • Chris Jordan says:

      Kim – read the article and it will answer your question… Jesus is coming back one day – and soon – but not on Sept. 28th!

  40. A.J. says:

    These Prophecies Of The End Of Times Always Have Me On Edge So Many Times That I Actually Do Started Getting Worried And Sometimes, Even Scared! Please Relieve Me Of Some Stress.

    • Chris Jordan says:

      A.J. – I am curious as to what you are afraid of? The Bible does teach that Jesus is coming back to the earth to take His people to Heaven to live with Him forever in Heaven. Are you a believer? If not, then of course there is great cause for fear, for all of those who die apart from Christ have no hope of Heaven. So, if your worries and fears are about your eternal destination, then by all means, seize this opportunity to call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved! If you are one of His, then you have nothing to fear.

  41. Sarah says:

    I would like to thank you for this article. Im not ashamed to say that I am one if those people who worries about stuff like this when it pops up on the internet. Yes I’m a little gullible (obviously), and my husband says I’m a worry wart and i am. But this gives me peace of mind to hear something like this. It seems all you hear these days are dooms day prophecies rather it be a giant comet a huge earthquake coming ect. So thank you again for knocking some sense into me before i give my self an ulcer lol

    • Carmen Jones says:

      Im a worry wart too. I been struggling with this for a long time. I think this article is helpful too. I too think this article knocked some sense into me as well. Lol 😊

  42. April says:

    So after reading the blog and the post I wanted to respond. It is true NO ONE knows the day nor hour of the second coming of christ BUT jesus does give us signs to look for and I believe we are living in the last days and there is JUDGMENT coming to the USA. Infact last sunday I was praying and seeking the lord. I asked him what is going on? What is going to happen? The next morning when I woke up my bible was open to MICAH. Does it not sound like us today? If god put judgment on irsael his chosen ones will he not do the same to us? It also shows god’s compassion but have we as a nation gone too far? Will we REPENT? I don’t know only god knows that answer. Read it!!!! So for a couple days i thought to myself i’m crazy i’m not telling anyone this. On wednesday I was cleaning and went to grab my bible from my bed and noticed one page was bent inside so I opened it and it was on ACT’S chapter 18 and in bold red writing jesus says “Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent; for I am with you, and no man will attack you in order to harm you, for I have many people in this city.” So I feel in my spirit something BIG is coming. Look at spring break this year in florida it was like Sodom & Gomorrah but WORSE! What did god do to them? Also with this iran deal, is this good for israel? God say’s about israel I will BLESS those who bless you and CURSE those who curse you!!! Have we turned our backs on israel?Look at CRAZY North Korea, also Kim Davis thrown in jail for standing up for her faith!!! There’s ISIS look at all the refugees fleeing, ISIS has killed so many christians. We as christians in the USA are being persecuted and it is going to get much worse. Pastors are now saying move with the times it’s ok to be GAY!!! REALLY?!? God makes it very clear this world may change but his word ALWAYS stays the same.The bible says it will be like in the days of noah. So just like noah prepared and built the ark I too am preparing for what may happen. The bible tells us to prepare. This world is CRAZY I could keep going but I hope I have made a good pointe that we need to be READY for what may happen. We as christians need to seek the lord, live in his word and PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!!!! I am not scared at all I have so much peace inside but I can tell you my spirit feels a big shift is coming. We will have a shacking so please no matter if the lord comes tomorrow or not ALWAYS be right with him for nobody knows when there last day may be.
    May god bless you all and please if you have questions seek the lord, read his word pray and ask him. He will answer.

    THIS NATION NEEDS A REVIVAL PLEASE PRAY FOR ONE!!! SPEAK THE TRUTH DON’T BACK DOWN, FOR THE LORD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU..

  43. Carmen Jones says:

    Thank u for explaining this. Puts a persons heart at ease 😊

    Im glad that u took the time to write this. Thank u.

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  45. Julianne says:

    Wow! Thank you this has really opened my eyes. I was just telling my boyfriend “my goodness! What if all this is true, I mean it stated in the bible they’ll be earthquakes and hurricanes, and so forth-but what if our climate change has affected us in someway that makes sense. With large moons comes high tides and high tides can possibly tsunamis. What if it’s not the end but the beginning of the phase!” I was mainly looking at it in a scientific point of view as well as in the bible, but after reading this and giving some thought we can never predict the end of the world, God will only have that knowledge. This truly made me cry with happiness that mankind has done it again(pretend to be god) . Many like to claim
    Or scare us to even believe that the end is coming, but only true Christians, true believers will know that not one man can ever know the truth.
    Thank you,
    Julianne Pascual

    • Julianne says:

      I’m sorry! Let me correct this, I just made a new comment; not sure how to edit using this website,but I was meant to say that this article brings me happiness, and just like mankind they have manage to do it again-scare us,pretend to be god, etc.-so there you go. Hope this is much understandable

  46. Dora) says:

    I became a Christian because of 88reasons. I was scared for my children and went to church. Fear brought me in but the love of God kept me. The guy might have been wrong but I praise God for that book. The guy didn’t do it for money. He gave them away to most at least. I believe his heart was sincere. We also stand on- just be ready. But again,thank God for that book.

    • Chris Jordan says:

      Thanks for sharing your comments, Dora. Because our God is good and compassionate, and loving, He will use whatever means necessary to get our attention and to save us! So praise God that His love kept you, and that you’re still serving Him today. Amen!

  47. Dora) says:

    Do you believe in the rapture?

  48. Robert says:

    Amazing explanation. God bless you, richly brother Jordan.

  49. paula says:

    dont mind the blood moon just pray in believe in god
    because i believe that only god knows everything
    happy day and god bless

  50. Steve says:

    Well folks, I guess Jesus didn’t get the email about coming back last night. And I bet he forgot to watch the show where John Hagee said that the blood moon will rise and stand over Jerusalem where the “holy of holies” will be built. This has been a great thread to watch. And I bless you Chris for being a purveyor of truth. So glad we are on the same team. Friends, if so many were riled up over this tiny false teaching, the false prophet is going to have a very easy time with the world. He will call fire down from heaven. Secure your salvation! Repent of the unfruitful works of darkness! Trust God! And stay close to Him…and you will be just fine.

    • Chris Jordan says:

      Thanks for the response Steve. Now that this date has come and gone we can get focused again on what’s really important – loving God and loving people, and helping others come to know Jesus and their Lord and Saviour!

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