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Joel Two and The Blood Moon

There has been a lot of talk and some fuss over the "Blood Moon" phenomenon that astrologists and prophecy experts say will occur next spring and again the year after. Is it a sign on parallel with the Star of Bethlehem that led the Magi over the desert to the place where Jesus was born? Is it a sign of events that trigger the coming Tribulation or even the Rapture? There are differing opinions. Personally I believe these Blood Moons are definitely signs of our times. Enough has been written discussing the themes above that I could not add any help. However, what I would like to do is to look at the Blood Moon of Joel two. The mention is in 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."

What Blood Moon is Joel talking about? Let's walk through the passages and consider what Joel states. As we get into the passage students of the New Testament will note that the Apostle Pe…

Gay Marriage Rally in IL Heating Up

UPDATE: Today November 6th 2013. Gay marriage bill SB 10 passes by two votes. Thanks to Pope Francis the Gays got the votes they needed to live in sin against the Biblical Covenant for marriage between one man and one woman. I will go on record to state the following, Illinois may recognize Gay Same Sex marriage but God does not. Pope Francis' words have been twisted to mean he is a supporter of Homosexual Marriage. No body is 100% sure this is true. His statements are clouded by misinterpretation and double speak. But his words were used to tip the scales in favor of Gay Marriages in IL. I quote the Chicago Tribune article to prove this:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-gay-marriage-illinois-20131105,0,7759837.story

Advocates soon received additional help from Pope Francis, who warned that the Catholic Church could lose its way by focusing too much on social stances, including opposition to homosexuality.
"If a person is gay and seeks God and has good wil…

Thirteen Reasons for Persecution

There has never been a cause in history where more innocent blood has been spilt, than for the name of Jesus Christ.  Despite the blessings that come with being obedient to God when our lives come in harmony with the heavenly blueprint, Jesus never kept people ignorant of the sufferings that would also come their way when humbly following His word.  Whether it is internal or external, psychological or mental, He prophesied that the blessings would come ‘with persecutions’ (Mark 10:29, 30).  Jesus knew that His heavenly teachings would be in direct conflict with the self-glorifying, pompous, idolatrous philosophy of the pagan culture’ of the world that His followers would come into contact with and throughout the New Testament there are constant warnings and prophecies from Christ and the apostles of the persecution’ that would follow once they embraced and lived the gospel (Matt. 10:21, 22; Mark 13:12; Luke 21:18; John 16:2; I Cor. 4:11-14; II Tim. 3:11, 12; I Pet. 4:12…

Emotional Deception and Moral Truth

But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Hebrews 5:14 (NKJV)
In an article broadcast and published Oct. 7th, 2013 on Break Point, entitled, Of Mice and Men, and The Abolition of Both, Eric Metaxas makes a brilliant point concerning stepping over boundaries between what we want and what is good for us. In his article he exposes the direction and intent of some of the responses to the research and discovery of the ability to create life (eggs for implantation) from the skin of a mouse. This discovery was made by the brilliant molecular biologist Katsuhiko Hayashi of Kyoto University. Mr. Hayashi was able to create baby mice using the skin cells of a female mouse. He was also able to replicate this using the skin cells of a male mouse. See "Of Mice and Men" at www.breakpoint.org In the article, Metaxas exposes two responses to Hayashi, one from an infertile woman in England…