On January 31st, the world witnessed a “super blue blood moon” but many may have not realized that this was a sign from God. This sign was meant to demonstrate two things:
- Jesus is the Son of God;
- Jesus is coming back soon.
This sign pointing to the soon return of Jesus was discussed previously and so we shall now focus on how the it showed that Jesus is the Son of God. In John 5:6-11, the bible says,
This is the one who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. We accept human testimony, but God’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son. Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. (New International Version)
The phenomenon that happened on the 31st of January was called a “super blue blood moon” because it was a super moon, a blue moon and blood moon all in one event. The reasons for these descriptions was also previously discussed. When we look at these descriptions, and compare them to the highlighted scripture above, we find something amazing.
- Super means “beyond, above”. The Holy Spirit gives believers supernatural abilities (abilities that are beyond normal) to do God’s will. 1 Cor 12:7-11 says,
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.
- Blue is a colour. The colour of water is considered to be blue. According to Wikipedia,
The color of water varies with the ambient conditions in which that water is present. While relatively small quantities of water appear to be colorless, pure water has a slight blue color that becomes a deeper blue as the thickness of the observed sample increases. The blue hue of water is an intrinsic property and is caused by selective absorption and scattering of white light.
- a Blood moon has a red tint, blood is red in colour.
So the phenomenon witnessed last week was actually pointing to this scripture. The Super moon was pointing to the spirit, the blue moon was pointing to water and the blood moon was pointing to the blood, all of which testify that Jesus is the Son of God, and that its only through Him that one can have eternal life according 1 John 5!
This fulfills Psalms 19:1-4 which says,
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.
(New International Version)
This also confirms that the Bible is the the Word of God and is true. The moon testified to this fact on the 31st of January because the lunar descriptions discussed were not created by the church. God inspired John to write in anticipation of the descriptive naming of the moon used today. This proves that God is outside of our time domain and not only created the universe but also knows the end from the beginning.