A photographer captured an image, 25 miles from Manhattan, of a “blood red” moon standing behind the new One World Trade Center. (Perhaps a terrific place for the world to be reminded of God’s promise.) This photo and an article appeared in the Telegraph.
I find it of interest that it is not uncommon, when something of Biblical proportions, gets plastered in the media, that the majority of media responses seem to be either ignorance of the Bible or a misrepresentation of any Bible association as being only doom and gloom. The Telegraph refers to it as from the “doomsayers.” “Rather alarmingly, the sight of a blood moon is considered a bad omen by doomsayers, who have previously claimed it could signal the end of the world.”
Perhaps it is only those who know nothing of and have never been taught correctly about the signs that God’s Word has promised us will take place before His Second Coming, that can only see doom and “the end of the world.”
If we reference Acts the Second Chapter (1599 Geneva Bible), we see that what is taking place as being commonly referenced as Pentecost. This is the event when the disciples of Jesus gathered together, fulfilling prophecy in God’s Word that after his Son’s death and sin sacrifice, He would leave each believer with his Holy Spirit to be their guide.
Some who witnessed the work of the Holy Spirit in the men, believed them to be drunk in the early morning hours. It was Peter who used God’s Word, through the prophet Joel, to disprove the accusations the men were drunk.
But Peter standing with the eleven, [j]lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judea, and ye all that inhabit Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken unto my words.
15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, since it is but the [k]third hour of the day.
16 But this is that, which was spoken by the [l]Prophet Joel,
17 [m]And it shall be in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon [n]all [o]flesh, and your sons, and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.
18 And on my servants, and on mine handmaids I will pour out of my Spirit in those days, and they shall prophesy.
19 And I will show wonders in heaven above, and tokens in the earth beneath, blood, and fire, and the vapors of smoke.
20 The Sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come.
Peter was explaining, as promised in God’s Word, that certain things would happen in “the last days.” Nowhere in this passage does God’s Word reference doomsday or anything resembling it. It’s a promise, one that should cause all believers in the True God to do as the Scripture says and take note of the “wonders in heaven above, and tokens in the earth beneath, blood, and fire, and vapors of smoke.” It is man who has translated God’s promises into something that can only be bad.
When we see a blood red moon, or the “turning of the moon into blood,” we should be happy that soon God’s promise will be fulfilled and this madness and worldly insanity will come to an end.