jerusalem-blood-moonThe book of Genesis says God uses the sun, moon and stars for signs and seasons. Examples can be found throughout the Bible. Think of how a star led the wise men to Jesus or how the sun stood still as Joshua led Israel to victory over its enemies. According to Pastor John Hagee, God is getting ready to speak this way once again. “There’s a sense in the world that things are changing and God is trying to communicate with us in a supernatural way,” Hagee told CBN News. “I believe that in these next two years, we’re going to see something dramatic happen in the Middle East involving Israel that will change the course of history in the Middle East and impact the whole world,” he predicted.

In his latest book, Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change, Hagee lays out what he calls celestial signals. He describes how a series of blood moons in 2014 and 2015 will have great significance for Israel. Although single blood moons happen fairly regularly, four appearing so closely together is extremely rare. There have only been a series of blood moons a handful of times over the past 500 years. So what exactly is a blood moon and what is the biblical significance?

“A blood moon is when the Earth comes between the sun and the moon,” Hagee explained. “And the sun is shining through the atmosphere of the Earth and casts up on the moon a red shadow. And so the moon appears to be red.” Such moons appear several times in Scripture. In the book of Joel, God says there will be “wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood and fire … the sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.” In Acts, the Apostle Peter repeats that verse from Joel. And the book of Revelation says that during the Great Tribulation, “the moon will become like blood.”

Blood moons were set to appear in April 2014, on Passover and then again in October 2014 during the Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot. The timing is the same for 2015—a total of four blood moons, all appearing on Jewish feast days. “The sun and the moon and the Earth are controlled by God Almighty,” Hagee said. “He is the one that is getting them in a direct alignment on a certain day at a certain time—but each time, it’s a Passover or Sukkot. More