"Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years…”
On the other end of the spectrum in Ezekiel 5:1-4, God commands his prophet,
1 "As for you, son of man, take a sharp sword; take and use it [as] a barber's razor on your head and beard. Then take scales for weighing and divide the hair. 2 "One third you shall burn in the fire at the center of the city, when the days of the siege are completed. Then you shall take one third and strike [it] with the sword all around the city, and one third you shall scatter to the wind; and I will unsheathe a sword behind them. 3 "Take also a few in number from them and bind them in the edges of your [robes]. 4 "Take again some of them and throw them into the fire and burn them in the fire; from it a fire will spread to all the house of Israel.”
1"Now you son of man, get yourself a brick, place it before you and inscribe a city on it, Jerusalem. 2"Then lay siege against it, build a siege wall, raise up a ramp, pitch camps and place battering rams against it all around. 3"Then get yourself an iron plate and set it up as an iron wall between you and the city, and set your face toward it so that it is under siege, and besiege it. This is a sign to the house of Israel.”
54 And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is. 55 And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass. 56 Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?
The first clue to understanding a sign from God is the sovereignty of God himself. As stated before, this universe is beyond our ability to choreograph. We cannot manipulate the position of the stars or the time of the rising of the moon or the passing of comets. God also decreed the times we are to celebrate Him with feasts and holy days, traditions worthy of devotion. This brings us to our current tetrad of blood moons. Just as with his warning to the son of Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 5 (‘mene, mene, tekel, uparsin), as well as the pharaoh’s double dream of the coming famine in Genesis 41, God has twice made His intentions known by timing these moons to the biblical feats of Passover and Sukkoth and not once but twice. We know that the days of these biblical feasts were not moved to accommodate these events, as Leviticus 23 and 25 firmly lay out, nor could they have calculated astronomical movements to such a precise degree to merely make it seem preternatural.
Thus, to dismiss this as mere cosmic coincidence is impossible.
Yet despite the impeccable timing, people continue dismissing these things as non-scriptural and naturalistic, understandably jumping off a crazy train of end-times prognosticators who have chosen to levy false predictions of biblical prophecy when no sign was given them but a worsening of things in the world. What did Jesus say about this?
“When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end. 8“For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.” Mark 13:7-8.
“Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the time will come. Like a man away on a journey, upon leaving his house and putting his slaves in charge, to each one his task, also commanded the doorkeeper to stay on the alert. Therefore, be on the alert—for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning—in case he should suddenly find you asleep. What I say to you I say to all, Be on the alert!” Mark 13:33-37.