Four Blood Moons is a theatrical one-night event exploring a rare lunar phenomenon that over the centuries has accompanied both tragedy and triumph for the Jewish people. From Pastor John Hagee's New York Times best-selling book of the same name (750,000 copies in print from Worthy Publishing), Four Blood Moons hits theaters March 23.
"The heavens are 'God's billboard.' He's been sending signals to earth, and we haven't been picking them up," Hagee says. "Two blood moons, in 2014 and 2015, point to dramatic events in the Middle East and, as a result, changes in the whole world."
Produced by Rick Eldridge, Four Blood Moons is directed by Academy Award winner Kieth Merrill, written by Eldridge and Merrill. Four Blood Moons combines scripture, science, history and big-screen live action spanning centuries, including previous similar lunar occurrences and the earth-shaking changes around them. It also examines our current four blood-moon cycle—and its possible meaning for Israel, the Middle East and the world.
An array of historians, religious scholars and commentators appear in Four Blood Moonsand offer their insight—filmmaker, speaker and author Dinesh D'Souza; radio host and author Dennis Prager; and noted author and historian David Barton to name just a few.
"A blood moon occurs at a lunar eclipse when the earth comes between the sun and the moon," Hagee said. "As the sun shines through our atmosphere, it throws a shadow on the moon, making the moon look red."
Only three times in the past 500 years have four blood moons (or tetrads) occurred back to back and on major Jewish holy days. The fourth tetrad began April 15, 2014, on Passover. In October last year, the second blood moon appeared on the Feast of Tabernacles (also known as Sukkot). Blood moons in 2015 land on the same holy days.
What happened in the past around such occurrences?
- 1493—Spain's rulers had expelled all Jews and Columbus had discovered America, an eventual haven for the Jewish people.
- 1948-49—The founding of Israel.
- 1967-68—Following the Six-Day War, Jerusalem rejoins the state of Israel.
Four Blood Moons examines the biblical passages seemingly connected to these events—in Joel and Acts—where it says the "sun will be darkened" and the moon will appear as blood in advance of God's world-changing action on earth.
Hagee points out that during this four blood-moon cycle, all of which touch on Jewish holy days, a solar eclipse also will occur—a combination of events that will never repeat.
Whatever the results, audiences at Four Blood Moons will see a compelling and entertaining exploration of these spiritual, celestial and historical events.
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