CBN News, JERUSALEM, Israel — A mystic Israeli rabbi from southern Israel has called on all Jews to repent and pray with the approach of the third blood moon of a tetrad cycle, to appear in the skies during Passover and Good Friday.
The website Breaking Israel News reports that Rabbi Amram Vankin predicted years ago that the 44th president of the United States would bring bloodshed to the Jewish people, based on the Hebrew word for blood, “dam,” which has the numeric value of 44. Vankin said this before Barack Obama was elected as the 44th American president.
President Obama just heralded the framework for an agreement between the world powers and Iran, which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Friday “will threaten the survival of Israel.”
The rabbi believes the number 44 has special significance this lunar eclipse because this one is expected to last 4 minutes and 44 seconds, the shortest such eclipse of the 21st century.
A student of the rabbi, Gil Nachman, spoke with Breaking Israel News, saying Vankin also correctly predicted the Gaza flotilla conflict and Carmel forest fire in Israel in 2010, as well as the two Israeli clashes with Hamas in Gaza, Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012 and Operation Protective Edge in 2014.
Vankin attended his own call for prayer at Jerusalem’s Western Wall on Wednesday after posting a Facebook message saying, “In these critical times, am Yisrael [the people of Israel] must join together to pray to Hashem [the Lord] to send us Messiach Ben David [the Messiah].”
Other rabbis and pastors believe the blood moons are a significant signpost in the heavens but may not portend judgment for Israel as much as they portend momentous events — and perhaps blessing for the Jewish people.
Pastor John Hagee, author of the book, Four Blood Moons: Something is About to Change, told CBN News’ Erick Stakelbeck, “God is trying to communicate with us in a supernatural way.”
“I believe that in the next two years [from 2014], we’re going to see something dramatic happen in the Middle East involving Israel that will change the course of history in the Middle East and impact the whole world,” Hagee said.
Pastor Bob O’Dell of Root Source explained, “All the prior blood moon tetrads point to a pattern of blessing on the Jewish people. They are good news for the Jews. They are a great indicator of God’s love and commitment to the Jewish people to preserve them and a warning to those who stand in opposition to Israel.”
The last series of four blood moons to occur in consecutive years during the Jewish Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles coincided with Israel’s victory in the Six-Day War, which gave the Jews control of their capital, Jerusalem, for the first time in nearly 2,000 years.
On one thing many sages and clerics, both Jewish and Christian, agree: it is a time to pray.
Report via CBN News