The Blood Moon Theory (a Critical Video)

The Blood Moon Theory has been officially popularized. “Oy Vey!” as we some times say in Yiddish.

I’ve been hearing this non-sense (the theory itself) for a while now and thought that you should watch this video for some basic information since it is amazing how people can uncritically accept almost anything providing it has nice pictures and Christian TV with powerful (usually unchallenged) personalities behind them.

Disclaimer: I do not know the author of this video (that also criticizes that theory) personally, nor can I vouch for other things he may say someplace else, but I think you should watch this video, because to me things are rather clear – the theory is a complete nonsense.

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  1. Mary Anne

    While I agree these videos / books can be “over the top” because they tend to sidetrack people away from the core message), they do serve a purpose in that they prompt his followers to SEEK OUT what God has said about the end-times. Additionally, if these books / videos cause just one person who has never heard of the saving grace of Jesus to learn more about Him, they are worthwhile. Also, let’s not forget – the cosmic / mathematical views in the Bible are there for a reason. While not spiritually edifying in and of themselves, they are nonetheless very important messages from God as harbingers of things to come. Bottom-line, he wants his followers to be alert and ready.

    Jesus himself told us many times to “watch” the signs, therefore it edifies us to do so. See Mark 13:28 – 28″Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. 29″Even so, you too, when you see these things happening, recognize that He is near, right at the door.…

    Jesus told us that no man knows the day or hour – but that does not mean we are to be ignorant of the “season” in which we are living – see Matthew 24:42 43 where was Jesus was describing being ready for the end –

    42″Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. 43″But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.…”

    In another verse where we are told by Jesus to “watch” and “be ready” and to make certain our lamps are “trimmed with oil”: – Matthew 25:1-13

    I believe that all of this speaks to God-given signs, which are not meant to frighten us, but meant to motivate us to assess / / prepare / maintain our spiritual readiness at all times..

    1. Paul Herman

      Well said, Mary Anne! Perhaps those who are the most upset over the Four Blood Moons are the least prepared for Yeshua’s return.

      1. Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

        Ok, folks, I suggest we finish up this conversation. Blessings, Dr. Eli

  2. Drs. Charles van den Berg

    I am a little amazing most people always think that these prophecies had to be declared from astronomic and time-arithmetic facts. When He wants The Almighty God can cause these phenomena at any time by a direct supernatural intervention. We have to take into account this possibility also.

  3. Mary Anne

    Hi Ray,

    The Bible’s descriptions of what will happen as this age comes to a close (and the Messianic age is ushered in) is very important to us indeed – God wants his followers to “be very much aware” so we REMAIN IN GODLINESS through the difficult and tumultuous times ahead. The quote listed in my previous post from 2 Peter 3:10 -13 echoes this – “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all Holy Conversation and Godliness. Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness.”

    Many books / verses (too numerous to list) in the Bible address the cosmic / celestial events which will be prevalent in the “season” of his coming. To name a few: Isaiah 13:10 – “For the stars of heaven and their constellations will not flash forth their light; The sun will be dark when it rises and the moon will not shed its light.” Jesus himself reiterated this in Mark 13:24 – “But in those days, after that tribulation, THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, 25 AND THE STARS WILL BE FALLING from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken.…

    Also see:

    Ezekiel 32:7
    “When I snuff you out, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not give its light.”

    Joel 2:10
    “Before them the earth shakes, the heavens tremble, the sun and moon are darkened, and the stars no longer shine.”

    I believe that if our Lord Jesus (and the God-filled prophets before Him) very graphically detailed these events / signs in the heavens – then it behooves to maintain an awareness of them as we abide, without fear, in Jesus’ power and love.

  4. Ray

    When I read Matt 24:6-8, I take it to mean that so many things will happen and they don’t mean anything as far as “when” the end of the world comes, or the coming of Christ. Shouldn’t we suppose that he said this so we would not follow after many kinds of troublesome signs and such, but rather remember the importance of the gospel and standing as we ought to stand?

  5. Mary Anne

    “So-called” Christians, who spread these types of videos / books, in my opinion, act as a distraction to the true Word of Jesus Christ (although they may have intermingled bits and pieces of His Word so that people are confused regarding their authenticity). They seem to be spreading ideas that are counter to what we should be pursuing – which Jesus warned against – Matthew 7: 22-23 – “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23″And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’

    These verses below, however, remind us that the Day of the Lord will be a terrifying experience for those who do not believe. Given this knowledge, we must keep in “holy conversation and godliness” since none of us knows the “day or hour” of this event.

    2 Peter 3:10 -13 – “10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness.”

    Matthew 24: 32-33: – 32 “But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. 33″Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time will come.”

    All of this being said, I personally believe we are in the latter time. I sense, as do many others, that we are at the threshold of the 1290-day period spoken of by the prophet Daniel. One of the reasons I say this is that the Two Witnesses (which are represented by the members of this very Forum and others like it!) – the body of Jewish and Christians believers – are spreading the Word, in concert as one, AS NEVER BEFORE IN HISTORY! This period of intense “evangelism” by the Two Witness / The Two Lampstands, if you will, we are told is to last 1260 days (3.5 years).

    The other key reason is that many learned scientists are warning us that our Earth is headed toward a series of cataclysmic celestial / cosmic events in the not too distant future. Where we are in this 3.5 year period is anyone’s guess, but I personally believe the Holy Spirit is moving to tell us that we have now (or are very soon to embark) embarked on this timeline.

  6. Antipas ForYshua

    Approx 6:34 into the video, he mentions there are two tetrads that fell on G_DS Feast Days and nothing occurred. He points this out but doesn’t give the date for them.
    Any idea what those Feast Days were when the tetrads occurred and nothing occurred ?
    As mentioned, intellectual honesty warrants further investigation of such a claim that he is stating.
    Many thanks !
    ~Shalom

    1. Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

      No, I don’t know, Sir. If this picks your interest you can look for it further.

  7. Angela salaom

    Dear Dr.Eli thank you for post the video, it from last time I watch the four blood moons. But I still learning the word of YAHWEH even sometime I don,t understand because many books many CD many and many things more. which one is the TRUTH? many books now round on this world about coming soon of our YAHSUAH HA MASSIAH. because of the news coming on the TV many of my friends are living in FEAR! it ,s good to know and good to share but I think better we focus to feed the poor how to help the people who are in needy. I just still like baby still drinking milk…but JESUS said no body knows when HE return. but let us ALWAYS BE READY!!! ALWAYS!!! ALWAYS!!! ALWAYS!!! not only because four blood moons. forgive me if I am wrong but just to share with you and all brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus. nothing wrong to read nothing wrong to watch the TV or Cd but do not spent time to much for this things. focus the word of GOD. thank you for everything I learn a lot of things from Hebrew studying word now I understand more than before.

    1. Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

      Thank you again. You are correct. Paul wrote That everything is permissible, but not everything edifies believers.

  8. JB

    People publishing trash and getting rich from it! I hate that not to mention it shows Jesus isn’t behind these book writings….

  9. ruth hirt

    What the Scriptures warn us about, we should consider. Don’t we believe that, ” …that one day is with the L_RD as a thousand years, a thousand years, and a ten years as one day…” 2Ptr3:8… ? What is two or three or four years lapse or delay of an eclipse took place when a significant event for the Jews/Israel happened ? Don’t we believe that The Great ALMIGHTY heeds and regards the prayers of HIS people, the righteous ones? Isn’t it a wonderful probability good/evil incident(s) occured too early or too late because HE fulfilled HIS attribute as The G_D WHO is merciful, just and forgiving because some righteous ones prayed?

    Is this off-tangent, out of the moon musings?

    1. Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

      Just a little, but I think it is :-). Trust you are well.

  10. dulce fraga alvares

    No, I suppose we didn´t know. When we start reading really, studying the Word, and at the same time watching news from all around our Planet, we start having thoughts, insights. Why we cannot do as it seemed so natural for Jesus, to be ease, sweet, peaceful, eventhough sometimes He was enraged by the wrongdoing in the Temple against those who should know better that the Lord´s House is not a place for market….I´m ashamed just because I am not a learned person, just an old Lady very attached to understand spiritual ways, and ansious to see all the others doing the same . Please, don´t misunderstand me, I just want to talk about these thngs.

  11. DULCE FRAGA ALVARES

    I´m almost ashamed for daring to write this, but I must tell you that we might consider that the time when Jesus is back on EArth will be the time when the human beings have already learned all that He had taught before men killed Him, that is to love each other, to respect each other, to have mercy on the poor and needy and suffering, to forgive. That´s the Love of Jesus. That´s when He will be on Earth again, and the EArth will become God´s Kindgdom, where people will live with love, peace, joy, nurtured by the endless beauty of NAture… Is´t it simple?.To live as all the other Nature´s creation…

    1. Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

      Why are you ashamed to write it? I am not sure I understand. Do you mean that we should have known?

    2. ruth hirt

      Dear Dulce Fraga Alvares,

      Your figurations on the given issue/question, I agree. Our basic knowledge of HIS attributes should enable us to rule out or count in credibility of prophecies, and is enough element to weigh and/or support whether prophecies and prophets alike be taken as authentic or not. Yes, let us not forget, Jesus said, ”Let us judge righteous judgment” *(according to His word).

  12. Dr Denis O'Callaghan

    Dear brother,
    Having watched the Y tube presentation all I can say is there is another twelve minutes of my life I won’t get back . Where do these people get all this stuff? The fact John Hagee is associated with anything should have been the first red flag. As you well know there are some dear folks who spend so much time looking for miracles, signs and wonders, that they miss what is going on in their backyard. It is always as scripture shows us hidden in plain sight.
    How that wee one doing?

    Dr’s Denis & Marti O’Callaghan

    1. Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

      Thank you so much, dear Denis.

  13. gustavo vargas angel

    Dear Dr.:
    I just can say, as the ancient prophet: To the law and the testimony¡ if comes from God, soon will be done, otherwise, take out that prophet from your people. Also, as Jesus said: “stay in praying…” . Best regards,

  14. Fred Aguelo

    Thank you, Dr. Eli. There is no substitute for vigilance & a proper attitude when it comes to interpreting biblical prophecy but the I believe that all believers must evaluate all interpretations by a spirit-filled inquiry from Genesis to Revelation. After all Hashem reveals the end from the beginning. To base interpretation upon a few verses & then ignore passages that debunk a “theory” is theologically irresponsible because it not only misinforms but possibly lead people astray especially those who are not strong in the faith. We must know the signs & the seasons but we must also take heed that we are ready & are standing in the faith or else we might find ourselves disqualified. I would rather be found busy with the affairs of Hashem (especially discipling) rather than busying myself with the non-urgent activities. To be busy with the Word doesn’t necessariky mean busy with just examening it but rather with applying it & making it a lifestyle.

    Our study is a journey to Truth & am glad we’re all in it together.

    Shalom alecheim!

    Fred

  15. Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

    Dear Susan,

    There is no humility in saying that a theory based on wild interpretive principles could actually be right! :-). If you are saying that I could be wrong about anything I say. Sure. Am I willing to admit it? Yes of course. I think this is true absolutely about everyone. But the fact I, you, Mark or anyone else can be right, wrong, or partially right or partially wrong, does not mean that we should have no opinion about it.

    The amount of money, attention and energy spent on this is immorally wasted. We have real problems in our world. Children to be fed, sick to be healled, etc.

    The fact that Mark Biltz (I am not sure if spelling is right) has deepened your understanding of the Word of God in other areas, I have no reason to doubt at all. Other areas could often have nothing to do with others. So I am not at all critical of anything else, only of the wild interpretive practices of some Christians leaders.

  16. MICHAEL DENNIS SANTU

    I WAS NOT ABLE TO VIEW THE VIDEO OF THE BLOOD MOON BECAUSE IT COULD NOT BE OPENED. WHAT IS THE THEORY BEHIND IT?

    1. Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

      Michael, hi. Look for this on youtube directly some times there country internet restrictions.

  17. Esther

    Shalom Dr. Eli,
    Thank you for this post. I would love to hear more about your comments on this film/piece of news since it’s getting lots of attention on the Internet, and even some houses of prayers/churches in my country are using it to tell Christians to be prepared for something that may happen (to Israel or nations) soon these two years.

    Thank you.

    1. Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

      I think the theory is incredibly misguided. There is nothing here that is truthful. It is another hype like Y2K was. Remember? Everyone went crazy. What happened nothing? What is important is that all Christians in the world should be ready to help Israel! This is something that independent from this theory. Christian commitment to assisting the Jewish people has nothing to do with this craziness. Christians should be always willing to do that which is right!

  18. Sharon Dodge

    Shalom Dr. Eli, Toda for the information on the Blood Moons. I have been wondering about them since I heard and asked Eli Dehan about them and he refered to you but I never got to asking. I’m so glad you use all the scriptures throughout the Bible to answer as it makes it more clear.
    Toda, Sharon Dodge, Biblical Hebrew Studies A

    1. Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

      It is very difficult when you are on a learning land to tell the difference when it is presented so well pictures, music, marketing as a whole of this thing is unreal!

  19. Sylvia Wackenier

    Dear Dr.Eli,
    I have seen the video. To my opinion it can be deceptive. The physical world (visible to us ) , I think is incomprehensible for/too us. We can have only a glimpse of it through scripture. When I read a book or article I read allways two. On my left the Bible and the book/article.
    Especially now we need good teachers focust on a world with God instead ……..

    Thank you Dr. Eli

    Kind regards. ps:I hope my English is readable.

    1. Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

      It is. Thank you, Sylvia.

  20. Ruth Harvey

    Interesting. The proof of the pudding, as they say, is in the eating. The accuracy of a prophecy can only be guaranteed in its fulfillment. I have heard other negative comments by a well respected Bible teacher with a prophetic ministry and first heard of this prophecy from a highly regarded teacher who has few major prophecies all of which have proved to be accurate. We have to test, as instructed in Scripture and in the next few weeks we shall know. Certainly we are in the last days when we can expect anything to happen and God is moving things rapidly towards the glorious return of Yeshua HaMashiach. HALLELUJAH!

    1. Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

      Yes, but I want to remind everyone that “the last days” has began 2000 years ago. This is a Biblical term and once we see how it is used it DOES NOT refer to the last months or years before Christ return, but all the time UNTIL Christs return. Christians MUST always be prepared to assist the Jewish people and to save them if needed. THIS has nothing to do with any craziness and hype of this theory. We can’t we learn our lessons from y2K and other projections like this?!

      1. Ruth Harvey

        Yes that is very true Dr Eli. There are a number of references in the epistles to the return of Jesus and the end times – they looked as we do however, based on Jesus teaching in Matthew 24 those things are now very visible and Romans 1 warns us about denying the creator. Look what we have now – it’s all there, the days of Noah. However, we Gentile believers must stand with Israel and pray for them, especially for their salvation through their Messiah and for the raising up of those young people who will fulfill God’s purpose for the nation by taking the gospel to all the nations. And there is a work for us to do while we have the times of the Gentiles still. Regarding the red moons – I think there is confusion that has arisen due to the blood red moon of Joel. That is for the great and terrible day of the Lord which is not yet upon us. Maybe we should think more of the signs in the sky? Surely we are in God’s warning time – I think often of Pharaoh. Look at the US and British weather patterns this winter. Look at our attitude to Israel. May this be God warning us of His judgement if we don’t repent?
        Sorry, going on but it’s good to chew these things over.

        1. Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

          Ruth, thank you for your comment.

  21. Deborah G.

    Excellently done. Presented carefully yet critically.

  22. Paul Herman

    This attempt to refute the Four Blood Moon Theory is a straw man argument. Just because all four signs are not together in past Lunar Tetrads, therefore this Tetrad is not prophetically significant. If all four signs were together in the past, then the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord would have already happened! And it has not.
    Personally I believe that something significant will happen by Sukkot in 2015, based other prophetic indicators. I believe that lunar and solar eclipses have a prophetic significance for us as signs to us. “Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and seasons and for days and years… (Gen 1:14).”

    1. Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

      Paul, thank you for sharing your feedback. As you know I strongly disagree with what you think, but I want to express my personal appreciation for you personally and for many other Christians that think the way you do. I distinguish what I believe to be an interpretive mistake (which I think it truly is) from what is obviously a real heart for the God of Israel that is on fire for Him and his ancient people. For the later I am grateful. About “something significant that will take place on Sukkot 2015”. I can assure you that there 50% chance that something like this will indeed happen BUT NOT because of the Blood moon theory but because Israel is small country with a LOT of active people doing A LOT of things always in the midst of media attention. So, what I am saying significant things happen here every other months!

  23. Janis Moller

    Dr Eli, yes this is a beautiful video…wow! But you see, I wonder if we perhaps have to relate these upcoming tetrads to the prophecies unfolding in the news today. It is the time of the End and we cannot ignore that. And then, we also know that the Lord gives us a clue but not the total answer…He leaves it up to us to be ready. Now if this would occur on any other dates..or a time, then of course I would also have predicted that this prophecy of them is false.
    But I would rather say…let us be ready for if this is the time of the wars (blood moon sign) and the time of the fullness of the Gentiles…then it could also well be the time of the end just before the false peace treaty will be signed for 7 years, ….and the time of the Tribulation will start when Israel will build their 3rd temple and then after 3.5 years, the Anti Christ will stop the daily sacrifices, going into the temple to say that he is God….then the time of the mark of the Beast will start, and shortly thereafter the war of Armageddon. We also know that we are in the time of Noah..the wickedness cannot become much worse..for then there will be no human being left on the earth alive…Islam is busy pushing for their Mahdi (anti Christ ) to come to power from the revived Ottoman Empire ..it will come into existence soon. When we put the prophecies of the Holy Scriptures together with the events happening in the world…the persecution of the Jews and the Christians, and the boycott of Israel appearing right now..to increase still….then is this not perhaps the End sign telling us the it might be the beginning of the End?

    1. Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

      Are we in the end? NO ONE knows! Could Jesus come tomorrow or today? YES!!!!! Could he come 1000 years from now? Yes!!!!! A million????? Don’t kill me for it, but YES!!!!! We do not know when he is coming back. We must (as you rightly say be always ready).

  24. Michelle

    Thanks for sharing this, Dr. Eli. I have family members and friends at church who have the book, but every time I considered reading it, my spirit would react with a “no, not going there.” Now I’m glad I didn’t read it. I suspected it was not as Hagee was trying to paint it.

    Shalom to you!

    1. Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

      There is absolutely nothing wrong with reading that book. This is not a Spanish inquisition, you know :-). But the theory itself sounds like it is based on principles that are inadequate.

      1. Michelle

        Oh, I agree! My apologies if I sounded judgmental. No inquisition in my thinking! 🙂

        1. Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

          🙂 did not mean to imply that :-).

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