On the night of April 14-15 after midnight, the Western Hemisphere will witness one of the most anticipated Lunar Eclipses in history.
Pastor John Hagee, in his book Four Blood Moons, focused on the Lunar Eclipses, or Blood Moons, which have occurred on Jewish feast days of Passover and Tabernacles in 1493-94, 1949-50, and 1967-68, and will occur in 2014-15. We join Pastor Hagee in expecting God to do something special in 2014-15. (See our Blogs of 4/2/14 “Blood Moons Past and Present” and 1/18/14 “Blood Moons”). However, this particular eclipse of April 14-15, 2014 brings its own special message and we do not want to overlook it.
In the twelfth chapter of Revelation, we are given a picture of a Woman in the Heavens, “Clothed in the Sun with the Moon under her feet,” about to give birth to Christ. The Woman is the constellation Virgo (The Virgin), which promises the coming of Christ, and on the night of Passover, 5 BC, there was a Lunar Eclipse in the feet of Virgo. Our Research indicates that the Star of Bethlehem rose later that night and Christ was born.
The Lunar Eclipse of April 14-15, 2014 will occur in the same spot in the Heavens, the feet of Virgo, as did the Lunar Eclipse of 5 BC when Christ was born. When the Moon, described in the Bible as the “Faithful Witness in the Sky” (Ps 89:37) and representing the believers, turns blood red it reminds us of how we are covered by the Blood of Jesus. Thus, a Blood Moon is a celestial sign of God’s Grace and Mercy. However, we also read in Revelation 12 that the Believers overcome Satan by their witness and by the Blood of Jesus. So a Blood Moon can rightly be called an Overcomers Moon.
As if to emphasize this point, the red planet Mars is also located in Virgo on April 14-15, 2014. Mars, whose red color symbolizes the Blood of Jesus, is at its closest point to Earth that very night and is at its brightest. Thus, we will see the Lunar Eclipse, reminding us that we overcome by our witness and the Blood of the Lamb next to Mars, representing the Blood of the Lamb, all in the constellation Virgo where the Lunar Eclipse on Passover of 5 BC occurred.
The Lunar Eclipse will enter its totality stage at 3:07 A.M. EDT (2:07 CDT) and exit at 4:25 A.M. EDT (3:25 CDT).
Don’t miss it.