The tetrad moons, called blood moons by many contemporary dispensationalist, are a big buzz right now. It is claimed that after these “blood moons” then the Son of Man will come; being Y’shua.

The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord
(Joel 2:31 NKJV)


Seems pretty cut and dry; but what if there is something being lost in the translation and/or the context of culture and understanding?

And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved. 23 When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes
(Matthew 10:22-23 NKJV)


Isn’t that interesting. Now, many believe that when Scripture talks about the coming of the Son of Man, it’s either talking of His first or second coming. Yet, here we have Y’shua, already here the first time, saying that they will not gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes. Surely, by now, the Gospel has gone through all the cities of Israel.

We need to understand that a portion of Scripture can never mean what it never meant. It can’t mean now what it didn’t mean then. When at all possible, we need to look at Scripture to let it define the meaning.

Look back at Joel. Let’s read verse 31 again but continue with the context of the prophecy:

The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord
And it shall come to pass


Look at the context here. Joel is talking about AFTER the awesome day of the Lord, then it will come to pass...

That whoever calls on the name of the Lord
Shall be saved.
For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance,
As the Lord has said,
Among the remnant whom the Lord calls
(Joel 2:31-32 NKJV)


Could it possibly be that something is missing in our definition of what is being said by the “awesome day of the Lord” and “before the Son of Man comes”?

During the life of Christ and after the death, the Gospel did not make it to all the cities of Israel. At what point did the Gospel go to all the cities of Israel?

But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. 15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
17 ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God,
That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your young men shall see visions,
Your old men shall dream dreams.
18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days;
And they shall prophesy.
19 I will show wonders in heaven above
And signs in the earth beneath:
Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
21 And it shall come to pass
That whoever calls on the name of the Lord
Shall be saved. ’
(Acts 2:14-21 NKJV)


Scripture makes very clear that Christ is in the Father and the Father in Christ; and the Spirit’s in Christ and in the Father, and that same Spirit will be in us. It was at Pentecost, when the Spirit came upon the church of God, that the awesome day of the Lord came, the Son of Man came.

Now we know the truth as defined by Scripture.