With such tremendously apocalyptic events described in Revelation as:
astronomic judgments falling upon one third of the earth in trumpets one through four,
great earthquakes the like of which none on earth have ever seen (which would trigger major volcanic activity),
I rather doubt the sun darkened and moon turned to blood in Joel and Acts 2 is referring to mere eclipses.
Viewing the sun and moon on earth at the end of the great tribulation, through great volcanic clouds, the sun and moon would indeed look as so described in Joel and Acts 2.
But if we divorce these tetrad blood moons eclipse events from the Joel and Acts 2 "sun darkened moon turned to blood" day of the Lord prophecy, which is NOT a mere eclipse event, then, yes, I think they could very well be portents of something to happen in the near future.
The problem is, Blitz and Hagee do NOT divorce these passages of scripture, which can hardly be mere eclipses, from their tetrad blood moons theory. See my point? Like I said, something doesn't compute here.
That’s where I’m coming from (as you say you do too) in that I’m not connecting this tetrad (of lunar eclipses) to the second coming.
I haven’t really gotten into what either Blitz or Hagee say ... so I couldn’t really say much about their position. And, to tell you the truth, if I were to guess what their position is — in regards to the second coming — I can’t imagine that they would say that these are directly connected to it and tie in with some prophecies directly. They would actually be quite dumb to say that - and I don’t think they are that dumb.
I’m not sure, but what someone might possibly say, who “sounds” like they are trying to connect up this tetrad with the second coming — is that they are not really doing so, if you read their words precisely. I suspect it’s something more along the lines of ... “more ‘signs’ are appearing that relate to Israel and the end times, and things may be building up to that conclusion, of the second coming.”
In other words, what they are most likely doing is saying that the “stage is being set” for the second coming to happen ... and not that these tetrads are directly tied into the second coming and not that they form the basis for the timing of it.
But, that’s just my guess for their position, in that I don’t think they would be that stupid to say it’s directly tied into the second coming.