The Great Earthquakes of the End
Jesus said that one of the signs of the last days would be earthquakes in diverse places. Separate from those, at the very end of time, an earthquake of even greater proportions has been foreseen by scripture -- a mammoth quake, or series of quakes of catastrophic force unimaginable to the mind of man.
These will follow the beast's furious and ill-conceived assault on the church and its remnant of the people of God on earth. Bible quotations regarding this gargantuan upheavel are listed below:
"On the day that Gog attacks Israel, I shall grow angry. In my anger, my jealousy and the heat of my fury I say it: I swear that on that day there will be a fearful quaking in the land of Israel." (Ez.38:18-19).
"Then God will take the field; he will fight against these nations as he fights on the day of battle. On that day, his feet will rest on the Mount of Olives,which faces Jerusalem from the east." (Zech.14:3).
Zechariah said of this earthquake that it will be so strong it will split the Mount of Olives into two parts. The fracturing of this mountain will give physical evidence on earth that the Lord has indeed said, 'Enough!' (Is.24:16).
"The Mount of Olives will be split in half from east to west, forming a huge gorge; half the Mount will recede northwards, the other half southwards. And the Valley of Hinnom will be filled up from Goah to Jasol; it will be blocked as it was by the earthquake in the days of Uzziah." (Zech.14:4-5).
"The seventh angel emptied his bowl into the air, and a voice shouted from the sanctuary, 'The end has come'. Then there were flashes of lightning and peals of thunder and the most violent earthquake that anyone has ever seen since there have been men on the earth. The Great City was split into three parts and the cities of the world collapsed; Babylon the Great was not forgotten...every island vanished and the mountains disappeared; and hail, with great hailstones weighing a talent each fell from the sky on the people." (Rv.16:17-21).
"In my vision, when he broke the sixth seal, there was a violent earthquake and the sun went as black as coarse sackcloth; the moon turned red as blood all over, and the stars of the sky fell on to the earth like figs dropping from a fig tree when a high wind shakes it; the sky disappeared like a scroll rolling up and all the mountains and islands were shaken from their places. Then all the earthly rulers, the governors and the commanders, the rich people and the men of influence, the whole population, slaves and citizens, took to the mountains to hide in caves and among the rocks. They said to the mountains and the rocks, 'Fall on us and hide us away from the One who sits on the throne and from the anger of the Lamb. For the great Day of his anger has come, and who can survive it?" (Rv.6:12-17).
1. The Cause of Earthquakes
2. 'The Last Days of Babylon', Chapter 22, 'Gog, Prince of Magog'
3. 'The Last Days of Babylon', Chapter 27, 'Madness of Annihilation'
4. 'The Last Days of Babylon', Chapter 28, 'The Death of the Beast'
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