As even a cursoryÂ visit to the NASA website confirmed to any serious inquirer,Â only one of these festal eclipses isÂ even partially visibleÂ in The Middle East. Yet Mark BlitzÂ merchandised his silly books predicting sensationalized rogueÂ speculations falsely linking his fanciful inventions with the Joel chapter 2 prophetic predictions recounted in the Book ofÂ Acts of signs in the celestial cosmosÂ referred to in the Olivet Discourse by Jesus.
The ludicrousÂ nonsense manufacturedÂ by Mark BiltzÂ quite predictablyÂ never transpired. There were noÂ eclipses orÂ blood moons in Israel. The eclipses were thousands of miles away from Israel in the southern hemisphere and the Blood Moons were only in the Pacific basin, again thousands of miles from Israel, just as NASA andÂ every actualÂ astronomer in the world correctly had said.
BeingÂ in Israel the first night of HagÂ Sukkoth, and the full moonÂ was marshmallow whiteÂ without a trace or id until closing time but still - no eclipse and no blood moon. How can anyone look upon this fiasco as anythingÂ other than a scam? It was quite literally 'religious lunacy'. The Middle East was in its usual turmoil, but this was largely focused on ISIS.Â NothingÂ unique or unusual took place in Israel.Â As with Y2K, Harold Camping's date setting for the parousia, and Gerald Coates' fixed date New Zealand earthquakes that never came, John Hinkley's 'evil being tanked from the earth', Kenneth Copeland's 1 billion Moslems being saved, the propheticÂ predictions of Rick Joyner and Bill Johnson concerning Todd Bentley, Benny Hinn'sÂ imprecatory prophecy about the destruction of homosexuals, the 1991 UK failedÂ prophetic predictions of Mike BickelÂ and his Kansas City false prophets, and Pensacola apologist Michael Brown having people up half of the night in Jerusalem at a messianic conference awaiting the secondÂ Pentecost he propheticallyÂ predicted - the boy has again cried wolf, and the boy's name isÂ Mark Biltz.
The deadlyÂ problem with this kind ofÂ crackpot charlatanism plainlyÂ orchestrated by the devil in order toÂ discreditÂ The Body ofÂ Christ as a reliable voice isÂ that when something of anÂ authentic propheticÂ importance actually does take place, the worldÂ will think it is just the boy crying wolf again. Courtesy of theologically ignorant hucksters like Mark Biltz, the damage inflicted upon the credibility of The Body Christ so undermines our credibility at the instigation of Satan acting through those intent on behaving like irresponsibleÂ buffoons,Â that we cease to be the divinely commissionedÂ hortatoryÂ mechanism of warning we are appointed by God to be.