The Blood Moon Prophecy: The Preacher’s Anticipated War among the Middle Eastern Countries

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Carmina Joy in Religion

Last updated: 15 June 2020, 09:34 GMT


A Bible expert has bizarrely warned of conflict in the Middle East, citing passages from the Bible that are supposedly linked to an upcoming Blood Moon eclipse. Conspiracy theorists and niche Christian groups believe biblical prophecy is unfolding as coronavirus sweeps across the globe, locust swarms invade the Middle East and eclipses appear in the skies.



The Preacher’s Prophecy

Pastor Paul Begley, a prominent doomsday preacher and Christian evangelist from Indiana, US, is a chief purveyor of claims dark times are looking ahead. Speaking to an online audience through his YouTube channel, pastor Begley announced this week the Middle East stands on the brink of war.

The preacher linked his bizarre claims to Blood Moon prophecies and passages found in Psalms 83. Pastor Begley, who has a numerous track-record of unfulfilled doomsday predictions, told his followers to expect war.

He said: Are you serious? Guys we are on the brink of war in the Middle East. We are literally on the brink of war. The United States has just now sent a ton of F-35 fighter jets to the Middle East, due to the fact of this July 1 deadline now, where Israel is talking about taking the Jordan Valley and annexing it.

It's not going over well with the Palestinians, it's not at all going over well with the Iranians. Let me just tell you right now guys, this is getting very, very serious.

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The Middle East War

Pastor Begley, who is the host of The Coming Apocalypse evangelist TV show, went on to link the US move to passages in the Bible. He suggested there has been a build-up of tensions in the region for some time now, with country's like Russia, Syria and Turkey all joining the fray.

He said: Let me just say quickly right now, this thing is coming to a head and this could be Psalms 83. On the brink of a Blood Moon, just before a deep, deep ring of fire eclipse over the Middle East for six hours, coming up next weekend on June 21."

Psalms 83 is the 83rd psalm in the Old Testament's Book of Psalms. The psalm deals with fears related to an invasion of Israel by neighboring powers.

According to pastor Begley, many people are not aware of the biblical woes that await the Middle East. Psalms 83 reads: O God, do not keep silent; be not quiet, O God, be not still. See how your enemies are astir, how your foes rear their heads. With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish. Come,' they say, 'let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more'."

Reality Check from the Prophecy

According to the US Air Force, a squadron of F-35 fighter jets were deployed to the Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates. However, the Air Force said the jets were deployed to "support the United States Air Force Central Command mission in the region".

According to a report by Fox News, the jets will likely bolster training exercises, ship escorts, and deterrence in the region - not a war as pastor Begley suggested. Colonel Steven Behmer, 388th Fighter Wing commander, said: "The 421st Fighter Squadron completed their stand up in December and now they’re our latest squadron heading into the fight. This demonstrates the readiness of our Airmen, our weapons system, and the importance of both the Air Force and our national defense mission. On top of that, add in prepping and training in this challenging coronavirus environment. As leaders, we couldn’t be more proud of our Airmen".