Experts predict the rare phenomenon will be visible in
the skies between Friday and Sunday and one US
pastor believes it could be a sign of Christ’s return
The moon is set to turn blood red this weekend in an event some pastors are claiming was predicted by the Bible as a sign of Christ’s return.
The ‘Blood Moon’ is a rare celestial event which will see the skies over North America, Asia and Australia be transformed into a deep, red colour.
It is set to be the third of four ‘Blood Moon’ events since 2014 which experts believe will be completed by the end of the year.
The lunar eclipses occur when the moon passes directly behind the earth into its shadow but the rare ‘Tetrad’ of four alignments in close proximity is said by NASA to have happened just a handful of times in the last 2,000 years.
One US Pastor has said the phenomenon shows a ‘great worldwide event’ is set to take place and was predicted in the Bible.
The King James Bible says: “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD comes.”
And pastor John Hagee claims the Blood Moon falling on an Easter weekend is a sign ‘something dramatic will happen which will change the whole world’.
He said: “”I believe we’re going to see something dramatic happen in the Middle East involving Israel that will change the course of history in the Middle East and impact the whole world.
What is so remarkable about this blood moon is that it specifically fulfills prophecies set out in the Bible.
“Joel Chapter Two also says the ‘Day of the Lord will be as when the sun refuses to shine’.
“Even Jesus himself, in the Book of Luke, states there ‘will be signs in the sun, moon and stars’ and to ‘lift up your heads for redemption draws nigh’.
“There’s a sequence of prophetic events that the Bible says will happen. It does not, ever, give a timeline.
“It just says ‘when you see these signs’ – and four blood moons is a very significant one – ‘the end of this age is coming.”