The Blood Moon (Joel 2:31)

The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
Joel 2:31

This year, the world has been treated to a spectacular heavenly show, a total lunar eclipse. One of the highlights of eclipse is the the moment when the moon is completely in the earth’s shadow and it turns a magnificent blood red. Here is a detailed video and explanation of this phenomenon.

The blog universe was alive with people posting their own photos and videos. I was amazed, not only that people were able to stay up that late (the blood moon did not occur until after midnight PST), but they had the time to photograph or video capture the entire event, at least 3 hours.

Amongst the many comments, only a minority mentioned this prophecy in Joel. This prophecy will be fulfilled during the height of the Tribulation period, as recorded in Revelation.

I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.
Revelation 6:12

As magnificent a sight the blood moon is, it should serve as a sobering reminder that God is in control and He is moving the events of the world to a final judgment. God is giving all of us time to repent of our sins and confess that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. But once He returns in judgment, it will be too late.

God’s love is patient and kind. But His love will never force us to do something that is not in our will. Accept God’s invitation of love.

Love and respect the Lord; seek His will in your life.