Saturday, February 27, 2010

Repost--Earthquakes in Diverse Places

This is a repost of an article from January 26th just after the Haitian quake. This is in light of the two quakes in Japan and Chile since yesterday. Also, if you go to the USGS site, you will see many small tremors in the region of the Yellowstone Supervolcano. This is an important area to watch as well. There have been several 6.0 or higher quakes since the 26th of January.

Earthquakes in Diverse Places

"And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven." Luke 21:11

There have always been earthquakes, but the number of major earthquakes seems to be increasing yearly over the last decade. This was noticed by seismologists back in 2002.

Are Earthquakes on the Rise?

This report does point to lower number in the nineties and increased sensitivity of seismographic equipment. However, the article mentions that they saw more in 2002 than ever recorded. So what has happened since 2002?

After hearing someone discussing the rise of major earthquakes in recent years, I had to check the numbers for myself. I went to the USGS site and counted the 6.0 and higher earthquakes by decade. I may be off one or two per year as I was counting fast so here is the site.

Let's Start with the number of 6.0 in 2002 and work forward to today.

6.0+ by Year
2002-- 21
2003-- 37 31,00 killed in Japan
2004-- 35* This includes a 9.1 off and that killed 225,000+ people
2005-- 33 Pakistan quake kills around 86,000
2006-- 26
2007-- 47
2008-- 48 Sichuan, China quake kills around 87,500
2009-- 56
2010-- 5 in the first 26 days including the killer Haitian quake that rivals the death toll of the 2004 quake.

Nearly 650,000 have been killed by earthquakes since 2002. *see below*

Maybe we need to pay close attention to the church's instructions when these type signs increase? "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." Luke 21:28

*Largest and Deadliest Earthquakes by Year

2010 rate--If the rate of five continues per 26 days, divide 365 days in year by 26 days so far and you get around 14. 14 x 5 quakes=70 potential 6.0+ quakes at this rate. (taught math for years:) There have now been 9 greater than 6.0 quakes since January 1.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Today's Prophetic Headlines

Israel and the Middle East

US slams Israel over designating heritage sites

This is very sad and very important. The tomb of Rachel is a biblical site that has nothing to do with Islam. This tomb is the tomb of the mother of two tribes. Joseph was split even further into Ephraim and Manasseh while the other tribe is Benjamin. It is a shame that our government would deny the Israelites the right to place the tombs of Abraham, Sarah, and Rachel as national treasures.

Trilateral meeting in Damascus I bet this was a meeting to search for peace! Yeah, right!

Ahmadinajad Envisions Middle East "Free of Zionists" Annihilation is the only peace that the bloodthirsty know!

Russia to supply Lebanon with missile-carrying helicopters And you wonder why that Russia will be destroyed by God?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Today's Headlines

Israel, the Middle East and the Coming of Messiah Y'Shua

Week Marked by Surge of Violence in Judea and Samaria

Abbas Warns of ‘Holy War’ over Rachel’s Tomb

Russia says won't back 'crippling' Iran sanctions Of course! Russia will be destroyed by God Himself as a sign of His immense power. The same goes for Iran! Ez. 38-39

Godlessness in the Last Days

End Times Technology

South Korean Robot English Teachers Are Go What does this have to do with the last days? Whoever controls the children's mind's controls the next generation. Imagine ungodly concepts taught to children by central master teachers. All you have to do is prove that all human teachers are inept. Sound strange? Then read this next post.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Today's Prophetic Headlines

The rhetoric of war in the Middle East is still boiling! Christians need to be in serious prayer for the poor, deceived souls of those blinded by a false religion to the point that they can't see the salvation of God in Christ! Be in prayer!

Enemies of Christ

To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm] of David, when the Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us?

"Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth. For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.
Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul. He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth. I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for it is good.For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.
 Psalm 54

There is much prophetic significance in the impreccatory Psalms. These are the Psalms that call for God to destroy Israel's enemies and utterly consume them in judgement. They foreshadow the tribulation period.

No Christian has been allowed to judge any as an enemy of God during the church's history. Jesus commanded us to live in love towards all men, and to lift prayers up for those who curse us and hate us. Stephan, as he was breathing his last, prayed that God would not hold the sins of the crowd stoning him to their charge. Of course, Jesus prayed for the very soldiers at the foot of the cross. Remember, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do"? We do not have the discernment to decide a person's eternal destiny. We can't see who has or will accept the free gift of pardon in Christ.

The Tribulation period will bring great changes. The focus shifts from the church back to Israel to fulfill Daniel's last week of the seventy weeks. Mid way through, Israel and the Tribulation saints will be able to see who is an enemy of God with an eternal destiny of destruction. How? They will have the mark of the anti-Christ in their right hand or forehead. Once that mark is accepted, they are doomed to eternal destruction. Since believer's will be able to see the enemies of God, prayers for their destruction will be accepted again. Those prayers will seemingly go unanswered for a while, but each and every one of them has been heard by God and recorded. They have been poured out on the altar of incense in the great High Priest's temple in heaven. The High Priest Himself, even Jesus Christ, will answer these personally. When He thunders through the heavens with the host of heaven on His heals, the prayers for vengeance from the Tribulation saints will be answered!

Don't be found and enemy of Christ, friend! The consequences are too awful to recount. Trust Him today as your personal Savior!