THE BLOOD MOON AND THE APOCALYPSE—A TRUE SIGN IN THE HEAVENS?
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.
ASSOCIATING THE BLOOD MOON WITH THE APOCALYPSE
The word apocalypse connotes frightening images of death and foreboding. However the literal meaning of the word is far more benign. Translated literally from the Greek, apocalypse means a disclosure of knowledge. It is connected to the act of revealing. Hence the apocalypse is a revelation … Read More
BLOOD MOONS AND THE SIGNS OF HIS COMING
The recent interest in the so-called blood moons (lunar eclipses) of 2014 and 2015, have brought the question of the timing of the Apocalypse back into the discussion for many—not just those who study Bible prophecy. The very unusual occurrence of four blood moons within a short interval of time (in this case 18 months), with those blood moons falling on certain very important of the Jewish ‘feast days,’ has given rise to increased speculation about the end of the world. Why is this the case? Because the blood moon portrays a … Read More
KEEPING A KINGDOM MINDSET
The Kingdom of God is a paradox. Jesus’ disciples are asked to embrace the paradox of seeking to convert the whole world even while they remain vigilant waiting for His soon return. Given the irony of the insistence that ‘what the disciples do, they must do quickly’ (in terms of being witnesses), and that Christians have been waiting for two millennia for Jesus to come back, perhaps we should stop asking the question of “when will it happen?” Perhaps we should only ask, “What must we be doing today since the teaching of Jesus to His … Read More