Thursday, April 2, 2015

Natural Phenomena that Cause the Moon to Appear Red and Tips for Viewing the 3rd Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse -- Plus Easter Moments Countdown Days 3 & 2

Dates of Four Total Lunar Eclipses
plus the central Solar Eclipse
of 2014 and 2015
Since we've been observing this series of four (tetrad) total lunar eclipses, I've heard some people saying these cannot be the "blood moons" mentioned in the Bible because the moon is appearing red under natural circumstances. (Tweet that!) They say that the Biblically prophesied "blood moons" will be something miraculous from the hand of God. I say that's a bunch of hooey. (Tweet that!) Why couldn't the blood moons in the Bible be caused by natural circumstances? (Tweet that!) I see no reason why they couldn't be red moons caused by natural reasons.

Clearly the Lord God who created the heavens and the earth, Who set the moon in the sky and Who set the times and knew with perfect foreknowledge when lunar eclipses would occur because He set up the whole system, could have and did know these lunar eclipses would be occurring on these dates in our lifetimes. (Tweet that!) This is not a problem for Him.

He is also the One Who mandated when the Feasts of the LORD would be -- on what dates on the Jewish calendar. (Tweet that!) He also foreknew with perfect foresight that those total lunar eclipses on His Feasts of the LORD would coincide with happenings on the earth in our day. (Tweet that!) This is not a problem for Him.

So some people using the fact that this is a "natural" way the moon turns red as evidence that this is not the hand of God nor the Biblically prophesied "blood moons" that are to come before the day of the Lord (the Lord Jesus' return) simply is not convincing me.  (Tweet that!)

What do you think?

The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. Joel 2:31

Here are some trivia questions:  

How many natural causes are there for the moon to appear red? (Tweet that!)

What are the causes in nature that make the moon appear red? (Tweet that!)

You can find the answers in this post:

Tips for Viewing this Total Lunar Eclipse:

I learned a few things while viewing the first of these four total lunar eclipses last April. I wrote about what I learned and gave some tips before the second eclipse last October. Here are those tips for you to review. I'm going to review them also so I don't forget what I learned! (Tweet that!)

Final Reminder:

This Saturday's Total Lunar Eclipse -- Blood Moon #3 -- will occur in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 4th. Don't miss it! You'll have to get up early to see it. (Tweet that!)

If you haven't yet, please join my Event on Facebook for more reminders, discussion, links to articles and information, and more:

#Lunar Eclipse Watch Party! - 3rd of the 4 #Blood Moons

I'll look forward to seeing you again on Saturday after this 3rd of the four "Blood Moons" for some followup thoughts. Enjoy the view! Bask in the knowledge you are witnessing history. Make it memorable with those you care about. (Tweet that!)

As you're looking into the heavens after midnight Friday evening / early Saturday morning, think about the Lord God and what you and your life looks like to Him from His point of view. (Tweet that!) It's a good think to contemplate.

Easter Moments:

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