Sunday, November 11, 2012

Major earthquakes since the election: God is shaking the nations

UPDATE: I posted an update to this essay here, updating the total of major earthquakes since the election.

Not that the US election is a global prophetic barometer, in fact, Israel is the only nation where we can confidently say that, but the US is one indicator of the depths of perversity and depravity that a nation of 300 million souls has sunk to. In addition, the major prophetic focal point, Israel, is being hit with rockets in the south, and attacked from the north... So, let's look at how the Lord is shaking the nations. Just sayin'--

Nov 7- 7.4 OFFSHORE GUATEMALA
Nov 8- 6.3 VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION
Nov 11-6.8 MYANMAR
Nov 11-6.5 OFFSHORE GUATEMALA

There have been 18 aftershock quakes at Guatemala in the last 6 days above 4.3 in addition to the two major quakes.

There have been 6 large quakes at Myanmar today, formerly Burma, including the major 6.8.
5.6 / 5.8. / 5.0 / 5.6/  5.0 / 6.8

There was the strong (for the region) 4.3 quake at Kentucky followed by a 2.5 (New Madrid?).

The USGS has annual averages for each sized magnitude of quake.



As far as previous years go, we note that as of year end 2011, it was the third consecutive year that quakes in each of the categories from magnitude 5.0 to 9.0 have exceeded annual averages. Statistically there is no doubt there are more earthquakes.

Let's get a thumbnail of how 21012 is stacking up-- I usually do a year-end statistical analysis of how many quakes there have been in each year and compare that to the previous nine years against the USGS annual benchmark. It isn't the end of the year yet, so it wouldn't be statistically reliable to do an apples to apples comparison until Dec 31, but here is a roundup of how many large quakes there have been so far with 6 weeks to go in the year 2012.

8.0-9.9 : 2
7.0-7.9 : 12
6.0-6.9 : 102
5.0-5.9 : 1336

The USGS search didn't have in its database the three 6.0-plus quakes that have happened in the last few days, so I added those in. Anyone have an idea that the two categories that haven't met or exceeded the USGS annual average will be making up for lost time in the next few weeks? I do, if the last few days are any indication.

The writer of Hebrews said,

"At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”" (Hebrews 12:26).

This verse is referring back to Haggai 2:6, and Barnes Notes explains, "The words here quoted are taken from Haggai 2:6, where they refer to the changes which would take place under the Messiah. The meaning is, that there would be great revolutions in his coming, as if the universe were shaken to its center. The apostle evidently applies this passage as it is done in Haggai, to the first advent of the Redeemer."

Both the first advent of Jesus and the second advent of Jesus will shake the nations. However, the second advent will shake the heavens too.

The shaking of the earth here evidently refers to the commotions among the nations that would prepare the way for the coming of the Messiah.
Listen, people. God is going to come in terrifying judgment. Revelation 6:13 says when the sixth seal is opened, a great shaking will occur in the universe- "and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale."

Matthew 24:29 is a parallel, "Immediately after the distress of those days "'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken."

The earthquakes are the beginning of the fulfillment of the prophecy where Jesus said "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains." (Matthew 24:7.)

The earthquakes are the warning sign. of the shaking judgment to come. This judgment has been given to JESUS.

"The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son," (John 5:22)

If you believe on Jesus' name, you will be His friend and not His enemy to be judged. Here is how to be saved from that judgment!

God’s Simple Plan of Salvation

4 comments:

  1. And I arrive home from work and see that there has been more shaking heavy shaking.

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/region/N_America.php

    The contractions are stronger and closer together.

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    1. Sure enough, Jeff, several more major quakes (rated at 6.0 magnitude or above).

      6.0 Chile
      6.4 Gulf of Alaska

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  2. okay... here's my Nostradamus-esque Doomsday prediction written 10/26/2012

    The ground will shake after the New World elections, Stars fall from the sky soon after.
    The spotted sun will bring darkness to half the world.
    10 days before the New king starts his war, Fire will split the Earth in twain

    http://www.facebook.com/J.StevenLimb

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    1. In Matthew 24, Jesus said those things will happen. The earth will not split (as Isaiah predicted in 24:19) until after the Millennium).

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