We have entered the time of the four blood moons, the first one being on April 15. There are three more to go, along with a solar eclipse, from now until September 27, 2015, the date of the last blood moon. In past history, some blood moons taking place on Jewish high holy days have been associated with something of great prophetic significance relating to the nation of Israel.
With the way events are building up in the middle east, and because of what the Bible has to say about this region of the world, it is very likely that something of this nature could happen between now and the time of the last blood moon. I am not going to go so far, as some others have done, and say that something WILL happen, but that we should keep a watchful eye on what COULD hapen. I do not wish that any calamity would fall on any people, but quite frankly, the world could use some supernatural shaking up, And it could use an unmistakable sign from God that He is in control and people should seriously consider changing their ways. Just maybe SOME people would stop laughing at Christians and blaspheming God, but many still would not. They will continue to lift their fist in arrogance toward God.
Let's look at several possible scenarios. This is not speculation, but is all biblically based. I am throwing out food for thought. What do YOU think? Keep in mind; this is not setting dates. It is simply saying something COULD happen within this particular SPAN OF TIME.
One, the city of Damascus could be destroyed. (Isaiah 17:1-4)
Two, Russia and its allies could go against Israel. (Ezekial 38-39)
Three, how about a peace agreement by the anti-Christ?
Four, how about the temple being rebuilt?
Five, how about Israel gaining more territory?
Six, and I am not trying to scare anyone here, but how about nuclear war? The Bible DOES talk about it in Zechariah 14:12, where it mentions three things in reference to those who fight against Israel that, according to experts, are a perfect description of the results of such: their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.
Now, let's put this together with the volatile situation in the middle east. Nations are aligning themselves against Israel. Ahmadinejad of Iran has said that he intends to destroy Israel. Netanyahu has taken a very hard stand on Israel defending itself if necessary. We all know that nuclear weapons are in those countries. Syria is also involved in all of this, and a nuclear bomb could totally wipe out Damascus.
Putin, of Russia, is actively and intensely building an alliance against Israel. He is now considered to be the most powerful person on the planet and seems to have his own agenda, thumbing his nose at what the rest of the world thinks.
How about the rebuilding of the temple? Preparations have been underway for a long time, and perhaps some agreement will be worked out where the temple and the Dome of the Rock can exist together.
Like I said before, this is food for thought, but at the same time very real possibilities. Whatever comes of all this, God might leave some world leaders wondering what has happened, and why. I hope He does. Of course, if the rapture of the Church occurs before any of this, Christians won't be around to witness it, and we won't want to be. No matter what position a person holds on the tribulation and rapture it could also be possible that in this period of the Four Blood Moons we could see the BEGINNING of some of what I have mentioned. For example, might we see the initial phases of the actual building of the temple structure? Might we see the beginning of the process for a genuine peace in the middle east?
I categorized this article under "Christian living" instead of prophecy for a reason. People who are into prophecy already know all of this material I have mentioned. People who are not, including many Christians, need to be aware of what is going on in this area. We are living in exciting times for those of us who have put our faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, and very serious times for those who have not yet done so. There are millions of people living right now who are going to enter into the Great Tribulation and don't know it. Many are those who think they are Christians but aren't. They are just going through the motions of religion.
I have said enough. These are just my thoughts. What are yours?