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John Hagee: Solar Eclipse Means Prepare For Rapture!

The Solar Eclipse of April 8, 2023 brought out the crazies, with Troy Brewster being the most notable amongst them in declaring the eclipse to be passing over seven different Nineveh’s and a warning sign from God. Brewster would also call the eclipse the Sign of Jonah, which is an obvious false description. Because this eclipse passed over America, the homegrown craziness was abundant. And Troy Brewster is not the only one.

John Hagee is also a man who seeks to interpret headlines within biblical prophecies. He is also known for being a televangelist and hardcore Zionist who has advocated dual election for Christians and Jews. For this reason, he is a false teacher.

In a video that amassed over 415K views, Hagee declared that it was a sign of the times:

This coming solar eclipse is visible proof that God Almighty created Heaven and Earth and is in total control of what’s happening in the planet and on planet earth. The bible says that God calls the stars by name and that he holds the seven seas in the palm of his hands. And he’s sending this solar eclipse on April 8th tomorrow to warn the Body of Christ to prepare for the Rapture of the Church.

This prediction is vague, especially if one is living as if the rapture was really imminent. He speaks in such a way that even if the eclipse is nothing at all, then he basically uses it as a reminder for the return of Christ, something that Christians should be vigilant for. Nevertheless, he claims he has a strong “biblical foundation” to correlate these two events. For some strange reason, comments were turned off under this video.

His prooftext is Luke 21:25 which reads, “There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves.” He claims that the eclipse is the sign of the sun and that a series of four blood moons are the signs of the moon. Hagee cites his book Four Blood Moons in which he claims that a series of four blood moons bears prophetic significance for the Jewish people. He published this in 2013 going into the tetrad (four lunar eclipses) that occurred between April of 2014 and September of 2015. He proceeds to call the stars “Celestial Evangelists” despite Deuteronomy 4:19 warning “not to lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them, those which the Lord your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven.”

He coincides the four blood moons as occurring in 1492 coinciding with the exile of the Jews from Spain—leading to Spain’s golden age, but strangely, he claims that Columbus discovered America for the Jews—not for the Spanish who commissioned his voyage. It should be noted that there were conversos, often dubious Jewish converts to Catholicism, in Spain’s government that funded his voyages but also the money used came from the financial prescription of the Jews. The theory of Columbus’s Jewish roots is not unfounded, but circumstantial and unverifiable. However, the tetrad technically occurred in 1493-1494, after Columbus had set sail in August of 1492.

The second series Hagee mentions is the founding of Israel in 1948, despite the blood moon occurring in 1949-1950, and the third occurred between 1967-1968 coinciding with the Six Day War. While he references the 2014-2015 blood moons, he fails to denote any prophetic significance for this series, of which he wrote a book about. It is also worth noting that this was the second American solar eclipse since the tetrad.

Moreover, the biblical prophecies of Joel 2:31 or Revelation 6:12 precede the events in which they describe. These passages employ what is called “de-creation” language denoting that all of creation stands against the recipient of judgment. Regardless of one’s eschatology, these descriptions are signs of events that are imminent, not events preceding the eclipses or blood moons. Simply stated, he is taking a celestial event that occurs after a historical event and declaring it to be a sign from God of this event. This retroactive interpretation is deceptive revisionism at its worst. John Hagee and Mark Biltz are the two who have most popularized this false prophetic interpretation.

To call Hagee a weatherman of prophecy would be an insult to weathermen. Imagine if the amount of effort speculating about the end times was devoted to prayer, holiness, the study of the Word, and evangelism. Imagine if this energy went into one’s surrounding community instead of fixating on the eschaton. Instead, this energy is wasted on efforts that will not yield a return for when the Master comes back, effectively burying His talent rather than putting it to use. Christians should be eager for the Lord’s return, but they should not attempt to read every celestial sign as being of prophetic significance.

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3 Responses

  1. Hagee also said once that the U.S. was punished for allowing the holocaust to the jews by having the same amount of time of the nazi Germany rule as our involvement in the Vietnam war. Down to the minute. Completely ridiculous.

  2. 1. I agree that Hagee is a reprobate, false prophet.
    2. There is going to be a ‘rapture’ (Harpazo), so you should have a much more clear understanding of this event (Harpazo. by Jacob Prasch).
    3. I do I have to pay $ to hear/read your special hidden truths. Show me biblically how this is proper?

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