Lunar Eclipses and What the Bible Says About Them

Blood moon

On the 28th of this month, another Total Lunar Eclipseis expected. The phenomenon which occurs when the Sun, the Earth and the Moon are in an exact line, or almost closely so, with the Earth in the middle, has become a more frequent event, the last one occurringabout five months ago on April 5, 2015.

During these eclipses of the Moon, the Sun casts the Earth’s shadow onto the Moon causing it to take on a red glow hence it is often referred to as the ‘Blood Moon’.

The ancient Bible Prophet , Joel originally describes this Blood Moon event in Joel 2:31-32. He says,“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord. And it shall come to pass that whosoever shall call upon the name of theLord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.”

And so does Peter the Apostle in Acts 2:20-21: “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

The Bible says in the mouth of two witnesses a matter is established. Lunar eclipses are thus, a forewarning to all of mankind about the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, particularly to unbelievers, to believe and call upon his name for their salvation.

Acts 4:12 Amplified Version says,
“And there is salvation in and through no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by and in which we must be saved.”

Lunar eclipses also point us to God’s judgement of the rebellion of some against Jesus Christ. Revelation 6:12 gives an account of the moon becoming like blood as part of what many Bible Scholars termthe Seal Judgements.

A foremost Bible teacher, Dr Mike Murdock, would often say, “God’s greatest pleasure is to be believed …his greatest pain, is to be doubted.”

Roman 1:18-20 says,
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even the eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:”

So the next time you witness a Lunar Eclipse, remember that it is a sign of a coming day of God’s vengeance against all wickedness, and all you need to do to escape it, is confess with your mouth the Lordship of Jesus over your life, believing that God raised him up from the dead according the Romans 10:9-10.

Why not do it now?  Say this prayer and mean it with all your heart:

Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that He died for my sins and was raised by the Holy Spirit for my justification. I now declare with my mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord over my life. I am a child of God. Amen

Congratulations! Send me an email at to share your testimony. God bless you.


About the Author: Nehi Igbinijesu is a Nigerian trained economist. He has worked at several banks in several positions. In addition to banking, Nehi has been a contributor to Connect Nigeria, anchoring the Discover Nigeria Series, a history project to depict positive elements about being Nigerian. He recently authored book for mothers titled, The Code: A Story About Raising Great Women.  He also pastors Grace House Church where he lives with his family in Lagos, Nigeria. You can connect with him on Twitter at; @PNOIgbinijesu


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