By Mark Hitchcock
Has the ultimate countdown to the tip days started? Are the heavens telling us we're nearing the top? Astronomers have spotted it truly is coming. Historians have famous its value. In 2014 and 2015, there'll be a phenomenon within the skies of 4 blood moons falling in the course of Jewish feasts. This has in simple terms occurred thrice in recorded heritage: 1493-94, 1949-50 and 1967-68. at any time when those dates have had outstanding importance for the Israelites. From the invention of the recent international to the construction of modern day Israel, those years of the 4 blood moons have actually been turning issues in historical past. Bible prophecy describes the moon being darkened and became to blood. what's the value of those indicators within the skies? what is going to the long run deliver? Prophecy specialist Mark Hitchcock publications you thru the appropriate Bible passages so that you can comprehend the days within which you reside.
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Blood Moons Rising: Bible Prophecy, Israel, and the Four Blood Moons by Mark Hitchcock