The Blood Moon and Billy Graham

The “blood moon” lunar eclipse of Oct. 8, 2014. Captured by photographer John W. Johnson.

My Papa posted about the upcoming “Blood Moon” on his blog, Salvation Nation. So, I thought I would mention it here too just incase you hadn’t heard of it. It is supposed to occur the morning of April 4th. Google for the times in your area as the full eclipse will only last about 4 minutes and 44 seconds.

I’m pretty sure I saw a blood moon while out walking once. It’s been since we’ve lived in Colorado (I don’t remember the date) and it was a complete surprise to me. I rounded a corner, and there it was. Huge and red/orange. It looked like the photo I’ve included (maybe a slightly deeper shade though). I stopped and just stared at it’s magnificence. I remember trying to take pictures with my phone but they didn’t come out right. I had never heard of a blood moon before (except in the Bible).

“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:” ~ Acts 2:20 (KJV)

I remember wishing I’d known about it so I could show it to the Husband and kids. Which is why I’m posting it out here. I won’t even pretend to know what these blood moons signify. One can’t ignore that there is definitely turmoil in the world, especially in regard to Israel (praying for them and my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who are suffering and dying at the hands of evil).

Are these particular blood moons the sign of Christ’s second coming spoken of in Scripture? I do not know. What I do know is that Christ is returning according to His plan and on His timetable. He tells us to watch for signs that the time is near, well, I can say it’s nearer than it’s ever been. Each day draws us closer and each sign and fulfilled prophecy points ever more boldly to that end.

The unknown of it all seems to scare some people, but we really don’t have to fear at all if we know The Truth. I’ll allow Billy Graham to make my point by leaving you with a speech he gave at a banquet in his honor:

“I’m reminded today of Albert Einstein, the great physicist who was honored by Time magazine as the Man of the Century.

“Einstein was once traveling from Princeton on a train, when the conductor came down the aisle, punching the tickets of every passenger. When he came to Einstein, Einstein reached in his vest pocket. He couldn’t find his ticket, so he reached in his trouser pockets.

“It wasn’t there. He looked in his briefcase but couldn’t find it. Then he looked in the seat beside him. He still couldn’t find it.

“The conductor said, ‘Dr. Einstein, I know who you are. We all know who you are. I’m sure you bought a ticket. Don’t worry about it.’

“Einstein nodded appreciatively. The conductor continued down the aisle punching tickets. As he was ready to move to the next car, he turned around and saw the great physicist down on his hands and knees looking under his seat for his ticket.

“The conductor rushed back and said, ‘Dr. Einstein, Dr. Einstein, don’t worry, I know who you are; no problem. You don’t need a ticket. I’m sure you bought one.’

Einstein looked at him and said, “Young man, I too, know who I am. What I don’t know is where I’m going.”

Having said that, Graham continued to his Charlotte crowd, “See the suit I’m wearing? It’s a brand new suit. My children and my grandchildren are telling me I’ve gotten a little slovenly in my old age. I used to be a bit more fastidious.

“So I went out and bought a new suit for this luncheon and one more occasion. You know what that occasion is?  This is the suit in which I’ll be buried. But when you hear I’m dead, I don’t want you to immediately remember the suit I’m wearing.

“I want you to remember this:

“I not only know who I am. I also know where I’m going.”

Billy Graham: I know Where I’m Going

If you know where you’re going, then those Blood Moon prophecies aren’t frightening at all.

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