shows that God uses the sun and moon as signs, giving us the biblical
evidence, and connecting them to the history of Israel. He explores
the importance of the Shemittah year, the relevance of 490 year
events, the significance of the 9th of Av. He spends quite
some time on Israel and the importance of the nation in the plans of
God. He covers the importance of Passover and the Feast of
reviews the previous times the four blood moons occurred on the
Jewish holidays of Passover and Feast of Tabernacles. In 1493-94 and
the expulsion of Jews from Spain, 1949-50 and the Jews fighting for
their land, 1967-68 and the Jews reclaiming the entire city of
The four lunar eclipses (blood moons) of 2014-15 are:
Passover, April 15,
Feast of Tabernacles,
October 8, 2014,
solar eclipse March 20, 2015)
Passover, April 4, 2015,
Feast of Tabernacles,
September 28, 2015.
also notes that the Shemittah year begins September 25, 2014 and ends
September 13, 2015.
notes, “...several Tetrads have occurred in the past five hundred
years, only three have corresponded to the Jewish Feasts as well as
being linked to historical events significant to Israel.” (224)
While I would say this means there is no guarantee this Tetrad will
have any significance to Israel's history, Hagee writes, “...we can
rightly conclude that the next series of Four Blood Moons of 2014 and
2015 will also hold significance for Israel and the Jewish people.”
(225) And, “The final Four Blood Moons are signaling that something
big is coming....something that will change the world forever.”
(237, ellipse in original)
doesn't hedge his prediction by saying something “might” or
“could” happen. He is definite in his prediction. Time will tell.
writes, “There was a total solar eclipse on September 24, 1493 –
one day before
the blood moon of the Feast of Tabernacles, September 25, 1493.”
there was a lunar eclipse as Hagee reports, according to the catalog
of solar eclipses from the NASA site (http://1.usa.gov/16Wu2Wq) there was no solar eclipse on that date, let alone a total one.
There were solar eclipses in that year on April 16 and October 10. In
a solar eclipse, the moon is between the sun and the earth, blocking
out the sun's light. The blood moon is a lunar eclipse, meaning the
earth is between the sun and the moon, keeping the sunlight from
hitting the moon. A solar eclipse and and lunar eclipse are just not
going to happen on successive days! (Here is a good website that
explains that with a diagram: http://bit.ly/1eSmmMS.)
Hagee writes, “NASA has stated
that this will be the last appearance of a Tetrad in this century.”
(221) But he also writes, “Seven more Tetrads will take place in
the twenty-first century...” (224-5)
There are many views on the details
of Jesus' second coming. There are pre-, mid-, and post-millennialism.
There are some who believe a secret rapture will happen and others
who believe Jesus returns once and that's it.
Hagee calls those who teach that
there is no (secret) Rapture of the church “false prophets.” (78)
He also says if you're not looking for Jesus you won't go with Him in
the Rapture. (79) Yet, he contradicts that statement by later saying,
Christians will have been caught up...” (88, italics in original)
So the caution is that there have
been Christians throughout the centuries who have not believed in a
(secret) Rapture, an idea that gained recognition in the 1850s.
Hagee also comes down hard on those
who believe that Christians are now considered the true seed of
Abraham and are also now heirs of the promises to Abraham, a literal
interpretation of Galatians 3:29. Many believe that Christians would
not necessarily replace the Jews with respect to the promises, but
would, in some sense be included.
A final comment:
I really like prophetic books that
include predictions for the near future. Lord willing, many of us
will live through the next couple of years to find out if Hagee is
You can find out more at the website
for the book: http://fourbloodmoons.net/
John Hagee is the author of four
New York Times bestsellers. He is the founder and senior pastor of
Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a nondenominational
evangelical church with more than twenty thousand active members. He
is the founder and president of John Hagee Ministries and founder and
national chairman of Christians United for Israel.
Worthy Publishing, 272 pages.
I requested and received a
complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose
of this review.