The first blood moon interval took place on April 15th, the next is scheduled to take place on October 8th of this year. Historically this is the 7th blood moon or tetrad moon period where the rare four lunar eclipses happen within a short period of time. NASA said this will be the last tetrad moon period this century.
The significance of it being the last tetrad moons this century have to do with a prophecy declared over two thousand years ago by Christian founder Jesus Christ when He declared, “this generation will not pass way until all be fulfilled”. Jesus warned that a convergence of events taking place would usher in His return.
The time of Jacob’s trouble would begin according to Jeremiah 30:7 where God will once again turn His attention to Israel. Luke 21:22 records the events as the “days of vengeance” where retribution will begin for the world’s treatment of God’s chosen people, Israel. The signs are outline in the same chapter of Luke as there will be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the Earth. Distress of nations with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring , and men’s hearts failing them for fear are spoken about.http://www.ucg.org/doctrinal-beliefs/seven-prophecies-must-be-fulfilled-jesus-christs-return/
News of the convergence of events have hit the airways just in the last five months from the first Tetrad moon, the ebola virus scare, earthquakes in diverse places, Christian persecution by Seleka, Boko Harem, and ISIS, the Gaza conflict boiling over, two Malaysian airliners crashing, and the apostasy by the Christian denominations towards Israel.
The likelihood of the anti-Christ coming out of the conflict of the Middle East is based on the Bible revealing the beast arising from the old Greek and Roman empires which qualifies Greece, Turkey, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, or Syria. There is upheaval surrounding or involving each of these countries which could easily destabilize any of these countries, perfect conditions for the anti-Christ to quickly come to power.
One controversial doctrine is the rapture where those loyal to the calling of Christ and looking for His return will escape the tribulations that are coming.
Jesus in Luke 21:36 warns, “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man."
This indicates that only those alert, praying, and watching for the return of Christ will be raptured away in a pre-tribulation rapture which could actually take place anytime. Books and films have been created to present ideas of how millions of people disappearing would impact the world around them.
Nobody knows the day or the hour of the return of Jesus, however even Jesus said His return should not catch you unawares. The consolidation of events clearly points to a season when the rapture could take place.
As the events continue to accelerate and the second tetrad blood moon approaches October 8th, it could well signal another round of increased persecution of Christians and Jews. Expect more geological activity, additional conflicts, health issues, critical weather patterns, and severe financial problems.
Being alert to the warning that “this generation shall not pass away until all be fulfilled” clearly designates a specific time period where the converging signs will signal that the return of Christ is drawing near.
The current Tetrad moon period could be an introduction to the most dynamic event in human history.