Did the blood moon Tetrad signal the beginning of World War 3?
In a related report by The Inquisitr, some reporters have declared World War 3 started yesterday when Ukraine's military began fighting against Russia-backed separatist forces. But others claim the events are more similar to the 1980's and that we might see Cold War 2 start with economic warfare.
As it so happens, while 2 AM EST was when Americans were watching the blood moon total eclipse, over in Ukraine it was the morning of the first offensive to take back the government buildings being held along the eastern border where 40,000 Russian troops lurked just over the horizon. By the time the blood moon had waned NATO had already decided to send troops into the Baltic region.
But is this mere coincidence or a successful 2014 prediction? A full blood moon Tetrad involves four total lunar eclipses in a row that coincide with Biblical feasts of the Bible. The first was Passover, which was yesterday, and the second will be the 1st day of Tabernacles 2014. The next two blood moons will both occur in 2015 on the same exact Jewish holidays.
According to religious experts, the blood moon Tetrad has been known to coincide with significant historical events. For example, it's claimed the Tetrads of 1492, 1948 and 1967 coincided with events such as the expulsion of Jews from Spain at the end of the Inquisition, statehood for Israel, and the Six-Day War. Because of this, some Christian pastors have pointed to the New Testament verse in Acts 2:19-20:
"And I will show wonders in Heaven above and signs in the Earth beneath, the sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord."In the months prior to the events surrounding Russia and Ukraine, various pastors predicted the latest blood moon Tetrad would signal a world-shaking event, the end of an age, or perhaps even Jesus' second coming. When President Obama and Vladimir Putin started knocking heads some were even predicting the first lunar eclipse may coincide with a major event related to world politics.
Of course, the blood moon Tetrad is not that exceedingly rare and not all Christians agree with this interpretation. NASA says there will be nine sets of Tetrads during the 21st century, although from 1600 to 1900 there were no Tetrads at all. In addition, the previous blood moon tetrads did not occur the same day as the listed events. The Alhambra Decree of 1492 did not align with a blood moon... which occurred a full year later in 1493. The same can be said for Israel's independence. There's also the fact that major Jewish events like destruction of the second temple in Jerusalem or the Holocaust were not heralded by a blood moon tetrad or any other solar event.
Some Christians also point out the Bible's end times requires more than just a blood moon Tetrad, and even the Tetrad itself is never mentioned:
When I snuff you out, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not give its light. All the shining lights in the heavens I will darken over you; I will bring darkness over your land, declares the Sovereign LORD.(Ezekiel 32:7-8)
The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light. (Isaiah 13:10)
Before them the earth shakes, the sky trembles, the sun and moon are darkened, and the stars no longer shine. (Joel 2:10)
The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine. (Joel 3:15)
Since I watched the blood moon live the other night, I can attest I actually could spot more stars under the full eclipse compared to when the moon was lit.
Lastly, Jesus' second coming also comes with a warning in Mark 13:32-33:
"No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come."Do you think the blood moon Tetrad predictions successfully predicted a major world event?