Christians will not get so easily mislead by the hucksters of harbingers peddling blood moons and American chronicles if they just checked out the context of the scriptures being abused for themselves. I will give a couple of examples.
Mat 24:36 “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.
I don’t know how many times I have heard Bible prophecy speculators say that the Rapture will occur on the Feast of Trumps because Jesus said it will occur on a day that nobody knows. They claim that Jesus in Matthew 24:36 was using a Jewish idiom and was actually telling people that the Rapture would occur on the Feast of Trumpets. Those huckstering this reconstruction of what Jesus actually said, say Jews called the Feast of Trumpets “the day nobody knows”.
The new year occurs after the lunar month of Elul on a day nobody knows because it occurs on the evening that the new moon is sighted at the Temple Mount. For technical reasons that the Rabbi’s established, the precise evening that the new moon appears could not be predetermined.
Even so, If Jesus was using an Idiom for a date that He knew, He would not have communicated that in the context of the angels and himself not knowing the day. Jesus said, only the Father knows. If only the Father knows the day, it is not a Jewish Idiom for a date. One cannot just depart from common sense rules of communication and logic to put idioms in Jesus mouth.
Another reason those saying this are wrong is that they do not understand the context of the passage. The context of Matthew 24:36 is the second coming of Jesus. It is not talking about the rapture of the Church. So, to rip this verse out of context to support the idea you can know the date of the Rapture makes no sense.
The real mystery about this passage is why modern-day Jews would not be aware of the timing of their Lord coming if the Rapture had already happened? Maybe that is because the Jews will be totally deceived by the Antichrist version about why these people were removed. Whatever the case, if you read the context, there is no way that this passage is talking about the Rapture.
One could almost excuse amillennial believers for twisting what Jesus actually said to make His coming on the Feast of Trumpet but the strange thing is that these claims are almost exclusively done by pre-millennial believers that also believe in a pre-tribulation or pre-wrath Rapture.
Some are not satisfied with just believing that Jesus will return on a Feast of Trumpets. They will find some other conjecture to come up with a year. Then they will claim that they are not date setting because the Rapture could occur anywhere over a huge two-day period. Many dates that these Trumpet hucksters set have already come and gone. What they fail to understand is that the whole context says the date of the next coming of the Lord to Israel is not going to be known to those in Israel beforehand.
Another example of those huckstering nonsense and poor handling of the scriptures is the recent claims about blood moons. These naturally occurring blood moons have nothing to do with anything said in the Bible about blood moons or even moon signs.
Prophecy teachers know that most Christians are minimally literate concerning the scriptures. Christians generally have learned that scripture says the moon would become blood-red before the Day of the Lord (Act 2:20). However, most do not know the context of those moon scriptures. The Bible prophecy hucksters take naturally occurring events, package them with Bible jargon and unbiblical conjectures and serve them up to those that would have no problem believing that the moon is made of green cheese.
The moon hucksters suggest that these naturally occurring and commonly named blood moons are related to what the Bible says will occur in the last days. But, the truth is that these naturally occurring blood moons are totally meaningless. The Bible talks about distress on earth and moon signs, but read the context.
Rev 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
Now, I ask you, does the context here suggest that it is talking about natural occurring blood moons? Do the passages about signs in the heavens in Joel, Mt, Mk, Lk, Acts or Rev suggest any such thing either? They do not. They are talking about cataclysmic events and people on earth fearing what they see coming. The moon hucksters just make up blood moon harbingers to sell to gullible people looking for harbingers confirming that the end of the age has arrived. Nothing happens as they suggested but people still line up to get their next book of nonsense. Believe me, when these signs actually happen, everyone on earth will be quite aware of them. Some will even be dying of fright.
Speaking about harbingers, that brings me to The Harbinger man. He took a passage out of the Old Testament and built a huge fabrication about a fulfillment to America. Whenever things do not turn out as he claimed, he revises his claims. These people have nothing to offer Christians other than green cheese and baloney. Christians buy books and go to Bible prophecy conferences that feature such divination and they learn nothing useful or truthful.
Then there is American pie version of Bible exegesis. For example there is the 2nd Ch 7:14 false application of scripture that still prevails in the majority of churches in America and at patriot rallies.
2Ch 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
I already wrote about 2nd Ch 7:14 so I will be brief. It seems nobody cares about context when it suits them to wrap America in a page torn out of the Old Testament. This passage is not talking about Christians turning from their wicked ways and having the lands that they dwell in healed. The context is talking about Israel and the whole nation of Israel repenting of their evils. Israel’s relationship with the land was based on the blessing and curse covenant that only the nation of Israel has with God.
Does 2nd Ch 7:14 have any application at all to Christians in America? The answer is yes only if America is the promised land and once believers stop being so darn wicked, God will make America the promised land. If you really believe that, you might as well join the Mormons.
The unbelieving wicked majority in our nation will not repent of their evils unless first converted to Christ. Yet, those claiming 2nd Ch 7:14 expect God to bless America just because the citizens of heaven occupying America pray and stop their own evil ways! The whole concept really makes no sense at all. This nonsense is really just a verse ripped out of the Bible so it can be wrapped in the American flag.
You don’t have to be deceived by harbinger hucksters peddling blood moons and American chronicles. All you have to do is to read the scriptures in context for yourself. If you have an example to share of scripture passages being abused, be my guest.