'Four Blood Moons' hits big screen: 'Something is about to change'
Monday, February 9, 2015
Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com)
For the fourth time in the last five centuries, four blood moons are appearing before the Earth's inhabitants. Whether these celestial rarities are a mere natural phenomenon or a historical and biblically prophetic occurrence is explored in renowned global evangelist John Hagee's big screen docu-drama Four Blood Moons, which divulges how the infrequent lunar signs of 1493, 1948-1949 and 1967-1968 coincided with monumental events for the Jewish people.
Featuring expert commentary by nationally syndicated radio host and author Dennis Prager, acclaimed American historian and WallBuilders president David Barton, and filmmaker and author Dinesh D'Souza, Four Blood Moons is said by Hagee to divulge signs that God has been giving to the world – signs the world hasn't been heeding.
"The heavens are 'God's billboard,'" asserts Hagee, the senior pastor of the 20,000-member Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas. "He's been sending signals to earth, and we haven't been picking them up."
Based on Hagee's New York Times bestseller Four Blood Moons: Something Is about to Change, the film, which is directed by Academy Award winner Kieth Merrill, will debut in a one-night theatrical event on March 23 — sandwiched between a March 20 total solar eclipse and an April 4 total lunar eclipse.
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So what's the significance of these cosmic events, and what makes them any different than other eclipses?
"Two blood moons, in 2014 and 2015, point to dramatic events in the Middle East and, as a result, changes in the whole world," Hagee explains. "A blood moon occurs at a lunar eclipse when the earth comes between the sun and the moon. As the sun shines through our atmosphere, it throws a shadow on the moon, making the moon look red."
The movie explores four blood moon cycles (tetrads) of the past and present and how they connect with the Scriptures.
"Four Blood Moons combines Scripture, science, history and big-screen live action spanning centuries, including previous similar lunar occurrences and the earth-shaking changes around them," the press release for the film announced. "It also examines our current four blood-moon cycle — and its possible meaning for Israel, the Middle East and the world."
Hagee asserts that all four of the blood moons occurring during our current 2014-2015 blood-moon cycle appear on Jewish holy days and that the lunar events will also take place in the midst of a solar eclipse — which he says is a combination of celestial phenomena that will never be witnessed again.
Four tetrads, 500 years
A detailed analysis of the biblical significance of the blood moons over the past centuries (described as signs of things to come in the Bible) is examined in the docu-drama.
"Only three times in the past 500 years have four blood moons (or tetrads) occurred back to back and on major Jewish holy days … The fourth tetrad began April 15, 2014, on Passover," the film's press release noted. "In October last year, the second blood moon appeared on the Feast of Tabernacles (also known as Sukkot). Blood moons in 2015 land on the same holy days."
The last three blood-moon cycles mark monumental years in Jewish and world history.
Hagee explains that first one in 1493 marks the year when Spain's rulers expelled all of the Jewish People — the same year when Christopher Columbus discovered America, which became a safe haven for the persecuted Jewish people. He then points out how the second blood-moon cycle took place during 1948-1949 — the year Israel was reestablished as a nation, fulfilling Bible prophesy that foretold the Jewish people would return to their homeland after being removed and scattered around the Earth for 2,000 years. The third occurrence over the past 500 years took place from 1967-1968, when Israel miraculously overcame insurmountable odds in the Six-Day War and dominated Egypt (known as the United Arab Republic then), Jordan and Syria, resulting in Jerusalem rejoining the state of Israel.
Hagee, Barton, Prager and D'Souza, along with a wide array of other historians, religious scholars and expert commentators come together in the big screen docu-drama to connect these occurrences with Bible prophesy.
"Four Blood Moons examines the biblical passages seemingly connected to these events — in Joel and Acts — where it says the 'sun will be darkened' and the moon will appear as blood in advance of God's world-changing action on earth," the movie release maintains.
The Old and New Testament Scriptures referred to are found in chapter 2 of the Book of Joel (below) — verses that are repeated by the Apostle Luke in Acts 2:19-20. The Book of Revelation and Gospel of Luke also contain passages warning of the celestial warning.
"I will show wonders in the heavens above and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord." (Joel 2:30─31, NIV)
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Four Blood Moons is produced by ReelWorks Studios' Rick Eldridge, who co-wrote the film's script with Merrill, who is also known for directing The Great American Cowboy, Amazon and The 12 Dogs of Christmas. Presented by 4BM Productions and The WTA Group, the docu-drama is a Goose Creek production.
The producers of the docu-drama describe the four blood moons' recurring appearance as "a rare lunar phenomenon that over the centuries has accompanied both tragedy and triumph for the Jewish people."
"Whatever the results, audiences at Four Blood Moons will see a compelling and entertaining exploration of these spiritual, celestial and historical events," the movie makers attest. "And they will leave the theater convinced that something is about to change that could affect us all."
Four Blood Moons was originally slated to begin selected showings on the big screen on March 25 — two days after the special one-day screening event.
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