Pastor John Hagee, author of the book "Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change," which details a "rare lunar phenomenon" that he believes could be God's way of sending prophetic signs to humanity, is preparing for the release of a one-night only documentary that will further explore the heavenly dynamic on the big screen.
The film, like the book, will center on a rare series of four total lunar eclipses — also known as "blood moons" — that have occurred over two-year periods on Jewish holidays over the past 500 years. Hagee told TheBlaze in a past interview that the dates during which these tetrads fell always involved world events that began with “tears” and ended in “triumph” for the Jewish people.
With a series of four blood moons landing on Jewish holidays again in 2014 and 2015, Hagee believes that it's important to focus on these lunar events, named for the reddish color that results when the Earth comes between the sun and moon.
"The heavens are ‘God’s billboard.’ He’s been sending signals to earth, and we haven’t been picking them up," Hagee said in a statement announcing the documentary. "Two blood moons, in 2014 and 2015, point to dramatic events in the Middle East and, as a result, changes in the whole world."
Watch the trailer for "Four Blood Moons" below:
"Four Blood Moons" will explore history, science and the Bible, detailing the three historical tetrads — which each began in 1493, 1948 and 1967 — that Hagee believes held significance for the Jewish people, while bringing in religious scholars and historians to explore the pastor's theory. Radio host Dennis Prager, historian David Barton and author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza will be among them, according to a press release.
"Only three times in the past 500 years have four blood moons (or tetrads) occurred back to back and on major Jewish holy days. The fourth tetrad began April 15, 2014, on Passover," the statement explains. "In October last year, the second blood moon appeared on the Feast of Tabernacles (also known as Sukkot). Blood moons in 2015 land on the same holy days."
TheBlaze has previously covered Hagee's theories in-depth, exploring the three historical tetrads and the current set of blood moons unfolding in 2014 and 2015.
Starting at the beginning of the series is the first tetrad that began in 1492, around the time that King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella “issued an edict of expulsion” kicking the Jews out of Spain, Hagee told TheBlaze. This happened during the Spanish Inquisition, which started in 1478 in an effort to rid the region of Jews and Muslims.
And that’s not the only series of blood moons Hagee links to Israel, as NASA data shows that yet another tetrad unfolded between 1949 and 1950, a key time for Israel’s modern-day manifestation.
“In 1948, that’s the year Israel became a state,” he explained. “The thing that happened prior to that was the tragedy of the Holocaust, which ended in the rejoicing of statehood.”
Another tetrad happened between 1967 and 1968, a period which saw the Six-Day War — a moment of “triumph” when Jerusalem was reunified and became “the eternal capital of the Jewish people once again,” Hagee said.
NASA data also shows that four blood moons emerged between the years 1909-1910, 1927-1928 and 1985-1986, but these also did not fall on the Jewish holidays.
NASA says the current tetrad of blood moons that started in April 2014 will last through Sept. 28, 2015. The last tetrad to occur happened between 2003 and 2004, though it did not fall on Jewish holidays.
Hagee said that there would “not be anymore four blood moons in the future” that fall on these holidays, so he says the current tetrad could indicate the start of some major, earth-shattering events.
NASA data does appear to show six others will happen this century, but none appear to have all four blood moons fall on both Passover and Sukkot as they do in 2014 and 2015.
“When you think about the precision that God has to perform in getting the sun, the moon and the Earth in perfect alignment and to produce that exactness on passover and Feast of Tabernacles … the random probability of that just runs off the charts,” Hagee told TheBlaze.
“I think the thing that people will take away from this is that it means, based on past history, that something is about to change in the Middle East concerning Israel that will affect the nations of world and everyone on planet Earth,” he said. “No one knows for sure what it will be, but based on the pattern of the past it will involve Israel. It will begin with tears and end in triumph and change the course of history forever.”
Not everyone accepts Hagee’s theoretical paradigm. Christian expert Hank Hanegraaff, the “Bible Answer Man” who is no stranger to speaking out against certain end-times prophecies, is among the many critics of Hagee’s philosophy.
He called the theory of the four blood moons “appalling” and “deplorable,” flatly dismissing it in a recent interview with TheBlaze. Read some of the other critiques here.
"Four Blood Moons," which will show in theaters in March 24, 2015, was directed by Kieth Merrill and written by Merrill and producer Rick Eldridge. Read TheBlaze's primer on Hagee's blood moon theory here.