Bible prophecies tell us to expect multiple severe earthquakes in the last days.
- Speaking of the signs in the last days that will indicate His return is drawing near, Jesus Christ said: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.” (Matthew 24:7)
- During the vision that the Hebrew Prophet Ezekiel had of events that would happen in the last days, the Lord said to him: “It will come about on that day when Gog [a Russian dictator allied with Iran, Turkey, Libya, et al] comes against Israel, that My fury will mount up in My anger. In My zeal and in My blazing wrath I declare that on that day there will surely be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. The fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all the creeping things that creep on the earth, and all the men who are on the face of the earth will shake at My presence; the mountains also will be thrown down, the steep pathways will collapse and every wall will fall to the ground.” (Ezekiel 38:18-20)
- During the vision that the Lord showed the Apostle John of what would happen in the last days, John wrote: “I looked and He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood….every mountain and island were moved out of their places. The the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; and they said to the mountains and the rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?'” (Revelation 6:12-17)
Israeli experts indicate, however, that while the Jewish State is due for a devastating quake, the country is not ready for anything close to what has happened in Haiti.
- Haaretz: Israel is due, and ill prepared, for a major earthquake
- Jerusalem Post: Is Israel prepared for the worst?
OTHER IMPORTANT HEADLINES TO TRACK:
- Canada cuts funding to anti-Israel groups
- Al-Qaeda may have been been behind thwarted attack on Israeli diplomatic convoy in Jordan
- Erasing Ezekiel’s Jewish identity — report indicates Iraq may build mosque over Ezekiel’s tomb near Baghdad
- Israelis arrest cult leader
LEARN: To sign up for Joel’s (free) Flash Traffic email updates, please click here
PRAY: To join the “Epicenter Team” on Facebook and track regular prayer requests, please click here
GIVE: Would you like to help The Joshua Fund stand up a new warehouse in Israel; provide food, clothing, medical supplies and other aid to the poor and needy in Israel and the epicenter; stockpile supplies for the next war and/or natural disaster; and educate and mobilize Christians around the world to pray for the peace of Jerusalem? If so, please click here