The convergence of a supermoon “Blood Moon” and a proposed date for the end of the Shmitah (both in September) led many prophecy teachers to wrongly assume the beginning of the 70th Week of Daniel or other prophetic events would commence during the Fall Feasts of 2015. This interest intensified into a fever pitch in the weeks before Elul 29. “Shmitah” became one of the most googled terms world-wide that week. Elul 29 and the Fall Feasts passed without major prophetic events (although some claimed the Iran Nuclear Deal was an “event” even if it didn’t align with any biblical date). Now the Shmitah is over, what should we learn from this hysteria?
By: Nelson Walters
Author: Are We Ready For Jesus? (May 2015)
What is the scariest event you have ever encountered? A couple years ago, I felt a “tremor” of 5.5 on the Richter scale. Those of you who have experienced a real earthquake probably laugh that this could be scary, but not being able to trust the ground beneath your feet is frightening. We are accustomed to the natural world being very stable and consistent, but an event, a terror, is coming that will rock everyone’s world; literally.
I can certainly see why the ancients would become spooked as the moon slowly turns red before your eyes. Nowadays of course we realize that the red color is the result of the bending of light. This same effect causes harvest moons and red sunsets.
The question on everyone’s mind this year is, “do these four blood moons all falling on Jewish feast days mean anything prophectic?” If you read the books by Biltz and Hagee, they certainly believe they do. I am unsure. They might and they might not. Let’s first look at why they might not have any significance.