Texas pastor: Hoax Jewish registration flyers in Ukraine are sign of 'blood moon' apocalypse

Pastor Matt Hagee, son of Texas megachurch pastor John Hagee, said this week that the Ukrainian flyers ordering Jews to register with the new Russian-allied government -- now regarded as a hoax -- are a sign that his father's apocalyptic "blood moon" prophecy is coming true.

Right Wing Watch reported that during this week's installment of his "Hagee Hotline" show, Matt Hagee compared the order for Jews to register with the Russian occupation government to the exclusion of Jews from Spain, which took place in 1492.

On March 31, 1492, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella ordered the expulsion of all Jews from Spain in what is known as the Alhambra Decree. While the decree was by no means the origin of anti-Semitic sentiment in Europe, it ushered in one of the darkest periods of vicious religious persecution in the continent's history.

According to Matthew Hagee, the Alhambra Decree was issued on the night of a so-called "blood moon" eclipse, in which four full lunar eclipses occur in a six month interval. The light of the sun shines through the Earth's atmosphere at the moon, giving it a red color.

"What happened in 1492 happened again last week in the Ukraine," he said, "on the first of four blood moons."

John Hagee has published a new book called Blood Moons: Something is About to Change, in which he details an end times scenario in which, he said, “God is literally screaming at the world, ‘I’m coming soon.’”

John Hagee predicted that a "world-shaking event that will happen between April 2014 and October 2015."

“God sends Planet Earth a signal that something big is about to happen!" said the pastor, who famously declared that Mormonism is not a Christian sect and therefore has no protections under the First Amendment. "He’s controlling the Sun and the moon right now to send our generation a signal, but the question is, are we getting it?”

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