The Spirit has warned, and is warning, about the fruitlessness of following a contrived system of faith based upon tales, signs and a man-made legal-system in place of the plainly spoken godliness of the gospel:
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed. But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness.” (1 Timothy 4:4-7 NKJV)
Perhaps, as is the case with all of the “doomsday prophets”, there was a miscalculation on the calendar. I say stay focused on the blood of the cross and don’t worry about blood in containers.
The message of the Spirit in the past is the same message needed for today: Follow the faith revealed in the first century and you won’t be misled by a third century marriage-forbidding, lent-commanding faith that places its trust in rumors, miracles and tales.