The total lunar eclipse that turned the moon a dark blood red yesterday was a ‘sign’ from God and fulfilled an ancient prophecy foretold in the BIBLE, a church has claimed. Much of the western hemisphere witnessed the eerie sight in the sky yesterday and Nasa has confirmed that a highly unusual ‘Tetrad’ – four successive ‘blood-red’ lunar eclipses each followed by six full moons – has now begun and will end on September 28 2015. Pastor John Hagee, whose book Four Blood Moons sparked worldwide interest in the phenomenon earlier this year, said it was now too late for mankind to prevent a ‘huge’ event that would change humanity forever. The alignment has only happened a handful of times in the last two thousand years and Hagee, who leads the popular Cornerstone Church in the United States, said he is now convinced the events of yesterday morning were predicted in ancient scripture. Chapter Two of the Book of Joel predicts that the “sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood” before the second coming of Jesus Christ. And Pastor Hagee said: “God is sending us a signal. Something huge is about to happen. Something is going to change, forever. “The Biblical basis for this Tetrad is clear. “It’s not just a single story. It’s in Genesis and repeated in Joel and again in Joshua and again in Luke and then, finally, in Revelation. “It begins in Genesis 1:14 when the Bible says ‘Let there be light in the heavens and let them be for signals’. “The word ‘signal’ means that God is sending us a message.
“The Bible provides a very firm basis for this. Right throughout the Holy Book it is made very clear that God does actively control the sun, the moon and the stars in order to speak to us. “I believe these four blood moons are sending a very clear message to every single person on earth that something is about to happen that will change the course of history. He added: “Jesus talks very clearly in Luke 24 about signs in the sky that will mark the coming of the Son of Man. “You put all those Biblical stories together and it very clearly says this, that the God who created the sun, the moon and the stars controls them exactly to the split second. He’s done it to send us a signal. The question is, what’s the signal?” Unusually, in this Tetrad, all four blood moons coincide with major dates in the Jewish calendar. Yesterday’s came during Passover, the second will be on October 8, at the time of the Feast of the Tabernacles. And, eerily, the pattern is exactly repeated next year. On April 4 2015 a total lunar eclipse will occur during Passover, followed by the final dawn of the last blood moon next September, again during the Feast of the Tabernacles. More