Earthquakes today are now occurring in even greater frequency and intensity, and amazingly enough are quickly moving across the entire globe itself. On February 27th, 2010, the Isle of Chile experienced a horrific earthquake of its own, measuring on the Richter scale an 8.8. This massive earthquake, thereafter triggered warnings and alarms of a possibe tsunami potentially racing towards Hawaii and smaller islands as well as even the Western Pacific Seaboard of America, threatening and displacing hundreds of thousands in the wake of its aftermath. Furthermore, at the time of writing this report, the death toll of human lives is unknown. Nevertheless as televised, the grave devastation remains certain, as buildings and homes lay toppled down, and the broken dreams of residents now in a state of ruins.
Many of us today presumed for years that natural disasters such as earthquakes were regionalized or confined based on geography; that is, earthquakes occurring only on the West Coast, affecting such places as California and other specific regions. However, recently we have witnessed as earthquakes are proving to defy presupposed boundaries and restrictions based upon geographical locations, as underground fault lines are now being discovered all over the world.
Since the beginning of this year 2010, we have witnessed and immediate and noticeable increase in the number of earthquakes occurring all over the place. In California on January 9, 2010 an earthquake struck off the shores of Northern California measuring at 6.5. On January 12, 2010, the island of Haiti was struck by an earthquake measuring on the Richter scale at 7.0. Weeks later and on February 12, 2010, Cuba itself experienced a minor earthquake measuring at 5.4, and in other parts of the world even countries such as Russia and China experienced a jolt and earth pains of their own on February 17, 2010 measuring at 6.5. As we watch once again, no doubt, many may be asking what does all this death and destruction world wide mean?
Jesus WARNED us of such occurrences in the Holy Scriptures. In the Gospel of St. Matthew 24:7, Jesus prophesied and spoke of the very things we are currently witnessing, and NOW with even greater frequency TODAY. He says, "nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be FAMINES, and PESTILENCES, and EARTHQUAKES, in several and various places."
So what does it all mean...the increase in wars, the gross famines, escalation of disease and plagues, and the frequency of earthquakes? Well according to the Bible, it is the indicator light that we are nearing or very close to the time of Jesus' return (read entire Chapter Matthew 24). So how do I know? Well even Jesus' disciples asked prior to the above prediction in Matthew 24:30, "Tell us what shall be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the world?"
Furthermore, Jesus himself categorizes earthquakes in various places as one of the primary signs of his return, and refers to it as what would be "the beginning of sorrows" (Greek word birth pains). So what we should be doing is of even greater importance to ask ourselves? I would say to make ourselves ready for what lies beyond this present world and life, and all of its unpleasantness. That is, to live each day ready and in the light of Jesus' return and ETERNITY!
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