I am sure by now everyone has read about the blood moons that are coming up for the next three years on the Lord’s holy days.
I am sure it is not coincidental that they are occurring on the Lord’s holy days. One of the reasons for the sun, moon, and stars is to act as signs (Gen 1:14).
But do we know for sure what they are signs of?
Does it mean the tribulation, the rapture, or the coming of the Lord? Let’s think about this. So much of prophetic scripture predicts events by types or symbols, rather than by literal objects. In Revelation, John sees a vision of stars falling, which is symbolic of fallen angels or principalities and powers losing their authority. He sees a great red dragon, which is symbolic of the enemy (Rev 12). He sees beasts, which are symbolic of empires (Rev 13).
So how do we know that the sun being darkened and the moon turning to blood (Joe 2:31) isn’t a symbol for something, as is the pattern previously set with prophetic scripture? How do we know that if we see a literal lunar eclipse (blood moon) it is fulfilling a prophecy of Joel? Do we have evidence that the sun and moon symbolize something else in Scripture? Well,
Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. Gen 1:16
Might the sun and moon symbolize ruling authority as stars symbolize fallen angels, or principalities and powers in heavenly places? They might indeed.
All that is to say, let’s keep our eyes and ears open to the teaching of the Word and of the Spirit, but don’t swallow one single report so that it causes fear. Don’t allow a foothold for that thing in your heart or life. Remain sober and vigilant … but then keep His commandments with joy, and keep the fire of love for God and our neighbor burning on the altar of our hearts with rejoicing … and go about our day, week, month, and year. The end may yet surprise us. ♥