Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Coming Earthquake: Shaking Of All The Nations

  The current dynamics now visible across the globe indicate we are living in the days just prior to the return of Christ our Lord as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  At present, we have economic turmoil gripping all nations across the globe, personal, corporate, and national debt are skyrocketing making the reality of a global economic collapse inevitable.  Natural disasters are growing in intensity and frequency, destroying property, lives, and vital food supplies bringing death to many by famine and disease.  The Middle East and Africa, center of much of the energy resources of the globe, is presently embroiled in political and national upheavals, while their citizens seek to dissolve the current leadership.  The protests have originated due to the rise in prices of commodities, prices of food and fuel have increased beyond their household income, leaving families hopeless.  Unemployment coupled with inflation are in the process of destroying both developed and developing nations.  As the leadership across the globe watch their citizens rise up against them, they quickly turn to nationalism and inspire their citizens to find another source for their hatred other than them, that source of hatred quickly becomes the Jew.  Blood libels and conspiracy fables are initiated yet quickly give way to armed aggression against Jew's individually across the globe until ultimately leading to a planned invasion of the Jewish State known as Israel.

  Modern science has determined recently that wind speeds and the elevation of waves are increasing across the globe furthering potential damage of heavily populated coastal communities, an ominous event also prophesied to occur prior to the coming of Christ.  The science community can not identify the reason for this occurence other than the possible interaction of the moon and sun in their gravitational dance.  The Word of God also identifies with this scenario "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars, and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity (mass confusion); the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken."-Luke 21:25, 26.  There should also be little doubt that earthquake activity is increasing in both intensity and frequency as the Bible also instructs, one has only to examine the U.S.G.S. or United States Geological Survey and their real-time data on national as well as global earthquakes.  While we can clearly see the upheaval across the globe in all forms, political, economic, religious, and natural, we can not dismiss the fact that the spiritual realm also plays a valuable part.

  During the time of the Patriarchs, the Lord God would announce his presence with a great earthquake, this occurred on several occasions, such as this one with the Prophet Moses "And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.  And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount shaked greatly."-Exodus 19:17,18.  The Lord God will again make his presence known in the midst of his people Israel as well as all the nations as recorded in Ezekiel 38:18-20-"And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.  For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground".  Here we can see clearly that the presence of God concerning the affairs of men, makes his presence known in the shaking of the earth.

  The nations of the globe are currently seeking to decide the fate of Jerusalem, to compell the leadership of Israel to divide the Holy City and all the Land, yet in all this they ignore the Word of the Sovereign Lord and God concerning this: "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the seige both against Judah and against Jerusalem"-Zechariah 12:2.  The belief of the international community is that if they resolve the Israeli-Palestinian issue in the form of current peace negotiations, the Arab/Islamic world will be at peace, and an age of utopia and prosperity can begin for the entire globe.  Proper clarity illuminates the fact that the nations will not rest until the Jew, chosen people of the Lord, is no longer on the face of the earth, the Land and in particular the Holy City is the Throne of the Lord and for this, they are filled with hate.  What we are seeing played out on this earth is a spiritual battle between the Prince of this World (Satan) and the God of Creation (Jesus) as the nations gather for the final conflict of the ages: "These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful"-Revelation 17:14.

  The same one that is Lord, King, and God will judge the nations for their determination to join with Satan in an attempt to usurp the title deed to planet Earth from its rightful owner.  In their foolish attempt to destroy the people of Israel, the Saints, and all those who are called according to his grace, they will find their end in the Lake of Fire being eternally damned.  A great earthquake is coming in which the foundations of the earth and the heavens above will shake violently as the presence of the Lord God returns again in the midst of his people.  "For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts"-Haggai 2:6,7.  The time has come, prepare, for the Lord is coming in strength and glory.