Red Moon Rapture – A Literal, Whole Scripture Prophecy Model

Jesus is coming again, soon.  For believers, the truly born again, this is our Blessed Hope!  Jesus is going to rescue us from this body of sin, and for some of us even from death itself!  And He wants us to be excited!  So much so, that just for being excited, we get a special reward.

Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.  (2 Timothy 4:8 ESV)

The book of Revelation is meant to REVEAL, not conceal.  It’s challenging to understand at times, yes, but God has hidden keys throughout the whole body of Scripture that unlock meaning.  It’s the most amazing and beautiful puzzle which ties together the entire revelation of God to humanity.

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.  (John 16:13 ESV)

What I post here is my best understanding from Scripture, but it is a human understanding, and thus will be flawed in some points.  I am continually pleading with God for truth and clarity, and will update posts as my understanding improves.  I urge you to search the Scripture for yourself to see if these things are so, praying for wisdom and understanding!

It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.  (Proverbs 25:2 ESV)

Are you CERTAIN of your Salvation, beyond a shadow of a doubt?  Do you KNOW that no matter when the rapture occurs, you will be counted worthy to escape?  If not, please read Blessed Assurance – A Guide to Rapture Readiness

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The Big Picture

These posts give a big picture overview of the upcoming time of trouble on the earth!

  1. The Rapture of the Church – Our Blessed Hope in Jesus Christ
  2. God’s Mosaic – A Whole Scripture Overview of Things To Come
  3. God’s Mosaic – Possible Sequence of End Time Events
  4. Signs of the Times – A List
  5. Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign – The Convergence is Now
  6. God’s Prophetic Timeline – 7000 Years of Humanity
  7. What Time is It (On God’s Celestial Calendar)?
  8. Braxton Hicks, Labor Pains, and the Time of the End
  9. The Day of the Lord
    1. Precursors to the Day of the Lord
    2. Examining the Day of the Lord in Depth
  10. Daniel’s 70 Weeks
  11. The Day of Christ- BEMA Seat
  12. Olivet Discourse Overview
  13. The End of the Age According to Jesus – Matthew, Mark, Luke
  14. Revelation Outline and Summary
  15. Revelation Chapter 12 – A Grand Synopsis of the Rapture and Daniel’s 70th Week
  16. Day Counts – Studying 1260, 1290, 1335, and 2300 Days

Blood (Red) Moon Pretribulation Rapture:

The blood moon is a major key in Biblical Prophecy.  You probably already know this.  What you may not know, is that “blood moons” (plural) and “blood moon tetrads” are NOT scriptural.  There is one and only one prophetic “blood moon” mentioned in the Bible, and it most certainly has not occurred yet.  I believe that the rapture of the church will occur in conjunction with the singular upcoming blood moon sign!  So let’s study it in depth!

  1. The Rapture of the Church – Our Blessed Hope in Jesus Christ
    1. Part 1 – Where is the Church in Revelation?
    2. Part 2 – The Large Multitude Coming “Out Of” Great Tribulation
    3. Who Will Stand Before the Son of Man?  Examining Luke 21:36
    4. The Overcomers – Studying the Letters to the Churches in Revelation 2&3
  2. The Blood Moon Sign
  3. The Prophetic Significance of Blood Moons and How They Relate to the Rapture of the Church
  4. Rapture Timing – Feasts, Events, Wars, Birth Pains, Blood Moons and Eclipses, Day Counts, HELP!!!
  5. The Noisy, Not-So-Secret Rapture of the Church
  6. Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and the Rapture of the Church (Cascadia Subduction Zone & Yellowstone Supervolcano)
  7. Seals, Sealing, and the Ministry of the Holy Spirit
  8. Is the Rapture Imminent?
  9. The Day and the Hour That is Unknown
  10. Who are the 24 Elders in the Heavenly Temple?
  11. Approximately Half an Hour of Silence in Heaven
  12. The Day of the Lord
    1. Part 1 – Tribulation, Great Tribulation, and Wrath
    2. Part 2 – What is the Tribulation?
    3. Part 3 – Spared From Wrath – the 7 Year Key
  13. Studying the Prophetic Keys in 2 Thessalonians 2:
    1. Part 1 – That Day Will Not Come Until…
    2. Part 2 – The Restrainer and the Restrained in 2 Thessalonians 2
    3. Part 3 – The Apostasia [Departure/Falling Away] and the Revealing of the Lawless One
    4. Part 4 – The Wicked Deception – “Aliens”?
  14. Studying Matthew 24:
    1. The Rapture VS Second Coming
    2. The Parousia (Appearances) of Jesus Christ (1 Second Coming in 2 Phases)
    3. Is It Better to be Taken, or Left?
  15. Seals, Sealing, and the Ministry of the Holy Spirit
  16. Precursors to the Day of the Lord
  17. Martyrs Under the Altar, Martyrs Beside the Crystal Sea
  18. What’s Shaking?  The Earth, The Heavens, or Both?
  19. 1260, 1290, 1335, and 2300 Days
  20. Why Israel Rejected Jesus at His First Coming
  21. Lord, Teach Us to Pray!

Coming Prophetic Wars:

  1. Overview of Coming Prophetic Wars
  2. Peace, Safety, and BETACH (Dwelling Securely)
  3. Nation Rising Against Nation, Kingdom Rising Against Kingdom – WW3
  4. The Destruction of Damascus – Isaiah 17
  5. Arab-Israeli Promised Land War of Psalm 83
  6. The Gog and Magog War of Ezekiel 38 & 39
    1. How Many Gogs Are There?
    2. Contrasting Ezekiel 38-39, Armageddon, and the Last Battle
    3. The Armageddon Deception
    4. Ezekiel 38-39 Verse by Verse Discussion
  7. Connecting Isaiah 17, Psalm 83, Ezekiel 38&39
  8. Triumph: The Beast (Antichrist) Rises to Power
  9. Target Israel: The Battle of Armageddon
  10. The Last Battle (EVER!)

God’s Appointments – The Biblical Feasts

God set appointed times on His calendar from the beginning of creation.  Genesis 1:14 declares “And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years”.  (ESV)  The sacred times, or seasons, are the fixed or appointed times when God would meet with His people.  These appointed times are illustrative pictures for humanity of God’s redemption plan.  Let’s examine them together!

  1. The Feasts of God – His Appointed Times
  2. God’s Prophetic Timeline – 7000 Years of Humanity
    1. Calendars, Calendars, Calendars – 360 Versus 365 Days Per Year and the Clue of Enoch
    2. What Time is It (On God’s Celestial Calendar)?
    3. What Year Is It Really?  (Is It 5991?)
  3. Everything You Need to Know About Pentecost, the Feast that Ties It All Together For The Church
    1. Pentecost Part 1 – The Giving of the Law, The Giving of Grace
    2. Pentecost Part 2 – The Feast That Marks Dispensation Changes and Birthdays
    3. Pentecost Part 3 – Pentecost Prophecies
    4. Pentecost Part 4 – Temples of God and the Removal of the Restrainer
    5. Pentecost Part 5- Another Feast of Unknown Day and Hour?
    6. Pentecost Part 6 – God’s Covenant Changes on Pentecost – It’s All About the Blood
    7. Pentecost Part 7 – A Picture of a Pentecost Rapture in Hebrews 12
    8. Pentecost Part 8 – Pentecost, Joel 2, and the Coming of the Day of the Lord
    9. Pentecost Part 9 – The Trumpets and the Feasts
    10. Pentecost Part 10 – The First Trump and the Last Trump – On Pentecost?
    11. Pentecost Part 11 – God’s Battle Cry in the Last Trump
    12. Pentecost Part 12 – Covenants Confirmed, Covenants Proclaimed
    13. Pentecost Part 13 – The Resurrection on the Last Day
    14. Pentecost Part 14 – The Harvest of the Church Pictured on Pentecost (Amos 8)
    15. Pentecost Part 15 – The Day the Skies Open
    16. The Feast of Weddings and Wedding Suppers
    17. Chasing Pentecost 2018
    18. Chasing Pentecost 2019
    19. Chasing Pentecost 2020
  4. The Harvest of the Church and the Fulfillment of the Feasts of God 
  5. Jewish Traditions in the Fall Feasts
  6. Yom Kippur – Do We Go Up As Wrath Comes Down?
  7. Does Yom Kippur 2017 Mark the Loud Trump of a Jubilee?

feasts of God

God’s Prophetic Signs:

Jesus EXPECTS us to WATCH and to be aware of what prophetic time we are in!  These posts discuss the signs given to us by God of His impending return!

He said to the crowd: “When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, ‘It’s going to rain,’ and it does.  And when the south wind blows, you say, ‘It’s going to be hot,’ and it is.  Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don’t know how to interpret this present time?  (Luke 12:54-56 ESV)

For the Lord GOD does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.  (Amos 3:7 ESV)

  1. Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign – The Convergence is Now
  2. The Fig Tree Sign and Israel’s Rebirth
  3. Ezekiel’s 430 Days of Laying
  4. The Terminal Generation
  5. Revelation 12 – A Sign in the Heavens, September 23, 2017
  6. The Third Temple – Prophecy and Progress
  7. The Gospel Will Be Preached to All Nations
  8. A Picture of Society in the Last Days
  9. A Picture of the Church in the Last Days
  10. Noah Didn’t Have to Take Swimming Lessons
  11. DNA and the Tree of Life
  12. The Technological Tower of Babel
  13. As In the Days of Lot
  14. God’s Timetable Written in the Pyramid of Ancient Egypt
  15. Is Planet X the Dragon of Revelation 12?
  16. Where is the Dragon?  Examining Revelation 12:3-4
  17. Jewish Aliyah – Conditions Prepared for the Two Witnesses
  18. Revival of the Hebrew Language
  19. The Jewish Wedding 
  20. X Marks the Spot – 40 Days of Teshuvah and the Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017
  21. Prophecies Fulfilled of Israel’s Scattering
  22. Prophecies of Israel’s Regathering – Ezekiel’s Valley of Dry Bones
  23. Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus at His First Coming

The Coming “Tribulation” (End Times / Latter Days):

Here’s the meat and potatoes of the upcoming time of “tribulation”.  Have you studied these prophecies many times, or is this your first time through?  Regardless, I encourage you to take a look at what might be a different spin than you are used to seeing.  I am welcome to comments and feedback!

  1. The Covenant With Israel – Who Confirms It?
  2. The Coming Deception – “Aliens”?
  3. Who are the Two Witnesses in Revelation 11?
  4. Who are the 144,000?
  5. Who is the Antichrist and What Does He Do?
  6. Who is the False Prophet and What Does He Do?
  7. Seals, Sealing, and the Ministry of the Holy Spirit
    1. The Four Horsemen – Seals 1-4
    2. The Martyrs Under the Altar – Seal 5
    3. The Blood Moon – Seal 6
    4. Heavenly Silence – Seal 7
    5. Approximately Half an Hour of Silence in Heaven
  8. The Day of the Lord
    1.  A Summary of the Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls – Are They Coincident, or Sequential?
    2. 7 Trumpets, with 3 Woes
    3. The Woman Flees To A Place Prepared
    4. Who is Mystery Babylon, and What Does She Do?
    5. The Mark of the Beast – The Irreversible 666
    6. God’s 3 Announcing Angels
    7. 7 Bowls/Vials of Wrath
    8. The Mount of Olives – Final Escape Route
    9. The Battle of Armageddon
  9. Second Coming of Christ
  10. Wheat, Tares, and Grapes of Wrath
  11. Sheep and Goats Judgment
  12. The Millennial Kingdom
  13. Resurrection from the Dead and the Great White Throne Judgment
  14. A Glimpse of Eternity


How To Escape All These Things:

  1. What Must I Do To Be Saved
  2. Blessed Assurance – A Guide to Rapture Readiness
  3. I Believe… Help My Unbelief!
  4. You Are Loved
  5. Leading Children to Christ

Occupy Until He Comes:

  1. Occupy Until He Comes
  2. An Introvert’s Guide to Spreading the Gospel
  3. How to Prepare for Those Who May Be Left Behind
  4. Outreach Website for God’s Final Boarding Call

Prophecy Chat:

These posts contain  my speculations and musings that don’t really seem to fit anywhere else!

  1. Pentecost Rapture?
  2. Is This It?
  3. What Will The Rapture Be Like??
  4. A Prayer for the Weary Watchmen
  5. The PreTribulation Rapture in the Lord’s Prayer
  6. Jewish Rabbis: “Messiah is Coming This Year – We Need to Prepare”
  7. Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
  8. The Blood Moon Prophecy, the Lunar Eclipse on July 27, 2018, and a Picture of the Resurrection-Rapture Event
  9. Rapture Timing – Feasts, Events, Wars, Birth Pains, Blood Moons and Eclipses, Day Counts, HELP!!!
  10. The Spirit-Bride Pair Says Come, Lord Jesus!
  11. Take Heart, and Be of Good Courage
  12. Chasing Pentecost 2018
  13. What Will the Rapture Be Like? Will We Know What’s Going On? Will We Leave Our Bodies or Blood Behind?
  14. Staying Awake and Watching Post-September 23
  15. For My Watching Brothers and Sisters
  16. Is the Bridegroom Delayed?
  17. Loose Ends – What on Earth is Going On?
  18. Harvest, the Day of the Lord – and a Surprise Eclipse????
  19. Satan Has Known About September 23 All Along



Instructions After the Rapture of the Church:

    1. Letter for You – If You’ve Been Left Behind
    2. How To Be Saved – For Those Who Have Been Left Behind
    3. Don’t Panic – Survival Guide To The Apocalypse
      1. Introduction
      2. Chapter 1 – The Point of No Return
      3. Chapter 2 – The Stage Is Set
      4. Chapter 3 – Act 1 – And So It Begins
      5. Chapter 4 – Act 2 – The First 1260 Days
      6. Chapter 5 – Act 3 – A Critical Turning Point
      7. Chapter 6 – Act 4 – The Last 1260 Days
      8. Chapter 7 – Act 5 – The End is Decreed
      9. Chapter 8 – On Earth As It Is In Heaven
      10. Chapter 9 – Choose A Side
      11. Chapter 10 – Why Wasn’t I Taken?
      12. Chapter 11 – You Will Need More Than A Towel
      13. Chapter 12 – You Are Loved
      14. Chapter 13 – Occupy Until He Comes


Biblical Prophecy Links and Resources

  1. Literal, Historical, Grammatical, Contextual Bible Interpretation
  2. – For keeping on top of what’s happening day by day
  3. Behold Israel – Amir Tsarfati YouTube Channel – For keeping on top of what’s happening in Israel
  4. Beginning and End (a 6th Seal pretribulation rapture model)
  5. Revelation 12 Daily
  6. “God’s Challenge” by Douglas Berner
  7. “When God Intervenes” by Douglas Berner
  8. Earthquake Resurrection – David W. Lowe.  This is the best discussion of Seal 6 and the Rapture through an examination of resurrection patterns in scripture.  It also provides a thorough rationale for the Day of the Lord among other things.  Lots of great insights in here.  Note that I would recommend this book over his shorter one, “Then His Voice Shook the Earth”.
  9. Red Moon Rising by Peter Goodgame (free eBook)
  10. Understanding Revelation – Free eBook (Jack Kelley)

(Those are my top 10 recommendations, but many more are listed on the “Bible Prophecy Links and Resources” page )

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”  (Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV)

For all the Watchmen out there

The Bible is infallible.  I am not.  I am merely challenging traditional models and testing them against Scripture.  I believe that traditional pretribulation teachings provide a solid backbone upon which to lay the musculature of details, some of which I think might need to be adjusted slightly.  I encourage you to consider my thoughts as you also examine the scriptures to see if these things are so!


8 thoughts on “Red Moon Rapture – A Literal, Whole Scripture Prophecy Model

  1. I apologize if this is double posting my question. The log in sent me somewhere else. My question is, where on the timeline do you find us? Pre trib, pre wrath, in the seals? Also, can you please comment on the following and what your thoughts are? I have been particularly struck by the upcoming moons, in short, if the 9-28-15 super blood moon was like an exclamation point, it seemed the trio of super moons (Dec 3, Jan1, Jan 31) again highlighted pointed to the blood moon on 1-31-18. Almost as if the 1-31 is a climax beginning a countdown, or a turning point. Also, 1-31-18 is 130 days from the beginning Rev 2 sign, 130 representing imperfection, failure, curse, and 130 is 65(2) with 65 representing shattering.

    I also found that the 1-31-18 and 1-21-19 moons both fall on Tu B’shevat, a Festival of Trees, signifying renewal and redemption, and that winter is over. See Song of Sol 2:11-15 The foxes is the vineyard seeking to destroy the blossoming after the gentile bride is called away was interesting, since Is 5, Matt 21 etc. refer to Israel as the vineyard.

    The middle moon of the last triad is 7-27-18, and falls on the Shabbat of Consolation (in suffering), reminding of Simeon who waited for the Messiah, the consolation of Israel.

    Thank you for your time,



    • Hello, and thank you for your comments! I will try to answer your questions in order. I personally believe that the Lamb (Jesus) is waiting for the fulness of time to open the seals. I believe this may be related to the “fullness of the gentiles coming in” (to the new covenant) as per Romans 11:25 – 25 I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in,

      I do know several scholars who believe that Seals 1-5 opened at the time of the ascension, and that we are still in Seal 5 accruing church age martyrs under the altar. The only concern I have with that view is that in Seal 4 Hades follows death, which can’t apply to believers. So I think that seal opens at the time of the rapture when momentarily everyone on earth is an unbeliever.

      So in the timeline, I believe we are awaiting the seals to open pretribulation.

      I don’t personally put stock in eclipses (“blood moons”), date counts other than the 1260, 1290, 1335, and 2300 given in Daniel and Revelation. If you are interested in that though I recommend Dan Matson’s work at I believe there is only one blood moon referenced in scripture (Joel 2, referenced in Acts 2, fulfilled in Revelation 6, seal 6). I believe that will be visible globally from ash in the atmosphere as many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions at the time of the rapture will result in global ash, turning the moon red and darkening the sun.

      I have articles on these (Seals 1-4, Seal 5, Seal 6). 🙂


  2. On June 15, 2011 (Pentecost) there was a blood Red Moon with Jerusalem as a focal point. On July 27, 2018, . there is another Blood Red Moon with Jerusalem as a focal point. The significance of that date can be simply stated as being the end of the 40 year decree upon the Jewish people to remain in the desert. Thus they were free to return to the Promised Land. Is this God’s way of saying that now the church age is over? Hence, an over all picture of the church age. This is a picture, not to mean that the Lord will come on that date. But does it not say that the Rapture is very soon.


  3. hey 70 years after 1948 is 2018 80 is 2028 so for 7 years of jacobs trouble subtracted makes 2021 and on may 13th in a week or so the jews celebrate 73 years there is a blood moon 3 days after Pentecost this year Be on the lookout.


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