& END TIMES
What does the Bible
Will there be a Super
by Pastor Max
RECORDS SHOW EARTHQUAKES BECAME MORE FREQUENT AND MUCH MORE INTENSE
DURING THE 20TH CENTURY
to historical records, earthquakes greatly escalated in intensity,
frequency and geographical diversity during the 20th Century!
Christ gave us a comprehensive, flawless prophecy concerning end-time
phenomena including war, famines, pestilence and "earthquakes in
divers places" in answer to His disciples query "What shall be
the sign of Thy coming and of the end of the world"?
SPEAK FOR GOD, and have done so
since the beginning of time; earthquakes are a sign as well as a message
from the Almighty to us all! Often, earthquakes are a WAKE-UP CALL for us
to repent & get right with God -earthquakes can be a warning of
impending judgment and a call to righteousness!
FIRST SCIENTIFICALLY MONITORED EARTHQUAKE HAPPENED ON MAY 20, 526 AD
FIRST scientifically monitored earthquake
occurred at Antioch,
Syria on May 20, 526 AD and took the lives of 250,000 people. There is
no record of its magnitude, but it was certainly great to create so much
havoc and death!
powerful earthquake (9.0) shook Shensi,
China on Jan. 24, 1556 claiming 830,000 lives and on Oct. 11, 1739,
Calcutta, India was rocked by a mammoth earthquake leaving 300,000 dead.
Again, we have no record of its magnitude!
earthquake shaker claimed 20% of the population on Nov. 11, 1755
registering 8.6 on the Richter Scale and this horrific earthquake was felt
many miles away from its epicenter. 60,000 PEOPLE WERE KILLED!
though only 503 died in San
Francisco's April 18-19, 1906 earthquake, this earthquake registered
8.3 on the Richter Scale and much of the city was destroyed with $500
million in damages! In 1989 another earthquake, known as the Loma
Prieta earthquake, measuring 6.9 on the richter scale hit San
Sept. 1, 1923 an 8.3 magnitude earthquake took 200,000 lives in Yokohama,
Japan and another severe earthquake with the magnitude of 8.3 shook NanShan,
China on May 22, 1927. On Dec. 26, 1939, a unbelievable earthquake
shook the earth again with great intensity - 7.9 on Richter Scale - in Erzincan,
Turkey taking 30,000 lives.
the 1950's & 1960's, earthquakes were recorded in India,
Turkey, Afghanistan, Iran, Morocco, Chile, Yugoslavia and Alaska with
intensities as great as 8.7 and as low as 5.8. The Alaska earthquake
occurred on March 27, 1964 and took 131 lives.
May 31, 1970 an earthquake with the magnitude of 7.7 shook
Northern Peru and claimed 66,796 lives. The Feb. 4, 1976 quake in
Guatemala brought great destruction and death claiming 22,778 lives. It
registered 7.5 on the Richter Scale, and on July 26 of that same year,
242,000 people died in the 8.2 horrific killer quake that hit Tangahan,
July 1976, the Tangshan Earthquake also known as the Great Tangshan
Earthquake. The Tangshan earthquake is believed to be the largest earthquake
of the 20th century by death toll.
Global Volcanism Network of the Smithsonian Institute has provided us with
the following information.
in 1993 & 1994 have struck Bolivia (8.2), Columbia (6.8), Indonesia
(7.3), California (6.8), Papau New Guinea (7.0), Mexico (7.2), Guam (8.0),
Fiji (6.7) and Japan (7.0).
June 15, 1999 central and southern Mexico was struck by a 6.7 magnitude
earthquake which killed a number of people and injured hundreds more.
August and September, 1999, three powerful earthquakes hit Turkey (7.4),
Greece (5.9) and Taiwan (7.6). There was great loss of life and property
in both Greece (Sept. 9) and Taiwan (Aug. 17) while the earthquake in
Western Turkey was responsible for the deaths of upwards to 60,000 people!
two strong earthquakes (6.0 and 5.3) hit Greece on May 24 and 26, 2000 but
caused little or no damage or injuries because their epicenters were
located under the seabed, south of Kalamata and northwest of Athens,
10,136 people, according to official estimates, were killed and
hundreds of thousands were rendered homeless when a tsunami
triggered by the 2004
Indian Ocean earthquake near the Indonesian island of Sumatra hit the
southern peninsular coast on 26 December 2004. The earthquake registered
9.0 in moment magnitude and was the biggest in five decades. This was
followed by strong aftershocks, including a 7.1 magnitude quake in the
Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
EARTHQUAKE - January 2010
In January 2010 the
most horrific earthquake hit HAITI on such a strong scale and 5-6 strong
aftershocks followed in the week after. HAITI has been devastated by
this earthquake and to this date, January 20, 2010 the death toll has
reached over 100,000 people with many other people still buried beneath
the rubble and thousands of people not accounted for.
EARTHQUAKE - March 11, 2011
The earthquake that
shook the world in 2011 hit just off the Pacific coat of Tohoku, Japan.
This super earthquake is also known as the 2011 Tohoku earthquake or the
Great East Japan Earthquake.
2011 Japan earthquake was a 9.0 magnitude, that occurred undersea on March
11, 2011. The Great East Japan earthquake was the most powerful
earthquake ever known to fit Japan and was one of the five most powerful
earthquakes the world has ever experienced, since official record keeping
of earthquakes began in 1900.
earthquake in Japan was so powerful that it triggered a powerful tsunami
that created waves reaching in height as high as 40 metres (approximately
Japan earthquake was so strong that it shifted the Earth on its axis, in
amounts estimated to be between 4 inches and 10 inches.
Japan earthquake, the Great East Japan earthquake caused approximately
16,000 deaths, with an additional 5800 injuries and approximately 3500
people reported missing. The 2011 Japan earthquake has been named
the most expensive natural disaster in world history.
the list of signs pointing to Jesus Christís soon return - given by
Jesus Christ Himself - listed is earthquakes occurring in many diverse
places! As you can see by World Almanac statistics which we have
included in this article, EARTHQUAKES are increasing in magnitude,
intensity & varied geographical locations across our troubled world!
years, all eyes were on the expected Super Quake which has been predicted
to occur along Californiaís fault lines. And earthquake watchers are
continuing to keep a close eye on Los Angeles, San Francisco & other
cities in California.
focus of the earthquake watchers, however, has shifted somewhat recently
and informed minds are saying that the next 'Big One' or superquake could
be in Tokyo or another city in Japan.
December 28, 1974 an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 literally shook
Northern Japan - about 95 miles from the nearest city - with very little
damage or loss of life due to its isolated location. In 1994, several
strong tremors - 6.5 to 8.0 on the Richter Scale - occurred in ocean
regions surrounding Japan.
watchers (experts) are fearful that a large earthquake may strike Tokyo in
the near future. If an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.0 occurs in the
Tokyo area, because of the geographical structure of the ground, Tokyo
would literally sink, burying millions in the wake of its power.
January 17, 1995 an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 struck the Kobe
area in Southern Japan with thousands killed & wounded. News sources
stated that it was the most powerful earthquake to happen during the past
back to July 28, 1976, 'History's Most Disastrous Earthquake' struck Tang
Shan, China. The grim facts from the Tang Shan earthquake are that 242,000
died and hundreds of thousands were injured. According to an Associated
Press report, Jan. 17, 1995: a total of 800,000 fatalities (and possibly
as many as 1 million) occurred at the time of the earthquake and as a
result of injuries incurred.
KIND OF A MESSAGE ARE THESE EARTHQUAKES SENDING US?
in-depth study of God's Word confirms that Satan is the "Prince of
the Power of the Air", and can engineer catastrophic events to bring
about his evil work of death, destruction & confusion - like in the
case of Job's children being killed by a 'devil engineered storm'"
however, have been used by the Lord to convey a message to a wicked
society that they must repent & turn around.
ARE SOME CLASSIC ACCOUNTS OF GOD SPEAKING TO US THROUGH EARTHQUAKES &
manifests His greatness, power & glory in the earthquake. Man is
brought low when God shakes the earth. God speaks through the earthquake
and His message brings man to his knees.
1 - ON MOUNT SINAI!
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 quaked greatly." (Exodus. 19:18)
that ye refuse not Him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused
Him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away
from Him that speaketh from heaven." (Hebrews 12:25)
earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai
itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel." (Psalms
revealed His holy presence on Mt. Sinai through thunder, lightning, a
cloud and the loud voice of the trumpet that continued growing louder as
smoke came from the mount as a great furnace & THE ENTIRE MOUNTAIN
QUAKED GREATLY. Man was brought to his knees & convicted of his
wickedness as God issued His Ten Commandments. God is holy and we must not
2 - ON MOUNT CALVARY!
the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and
the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; Now when the centurion, and they
that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things
that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of
God." (Matthew 27:51,54)
EARTHQUAKE made the earth tremble & shake at the moment of Jesus'
death on Golgotha. Three hours of darkness covered the earth just prior to
His death during which time God judged His Son because of our sin. When
Jesus cried, "It is finished", salvation was complete and the
"fountain was opened" for sin & uncleanness. (Zechariah
Jesus Christ died on Golgotha's hill for our sins, the veil in the temple
was rent in twain - from the top to the bottom - thus proclaiming that the
death of Jesus had effectively REMOVED THE BARRIER BETWEEN GOD AND MAN. No
more priests or high priests mediating between God and sinner would be
needed. Jesus Christ Himself became the mediator between God and sinning
SENT THE EARTHQUAKE as a message to sinning mankind that the "Man on
the Middle Cross" was none other than God the Son, Who at that moment
was reconciling the world to Himself through His efficacious and
3 - AT THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST!
"In the end of
the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher. And, behold, THERE
WAS A GREAT EARTHQUAKE: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven,
and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His
countenance was like lightning, and His raiment white as snow: And for
fear of Him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men." (Matthew
the angel of the Lord appeared at the tomb of Jesus, the guards who were
standing watch, fell like dead men! God sent an EARTHQUAKE simultaneously,
which made the earth to shake. The guards were overcome by the awesome
presence of God's messengers. An angel rolled away the stone and sat upon
the believing women arrived, the angel said, "Fear not for I know you
seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for He is risen, as He
said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell His
disciples that He is risen from the dead..." (Matthew 28:5-7)
Bible declares that Jesus Christ was "declared to be the Son of God
with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from
the dead". (Romans 1:4)
sent His holy angel with a shattering earthquake to impact the world both
physically and spiritually at the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
4 - AT AN APOSTOLIC PRAYER MEETING!
Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with
all boldness they may speak Thy word, By stretching forth Thine hand to
heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of Thy holy child
when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled
together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the
word of God with boldness." (Acts 4:29-31)
is the head of the Church and knows how to encourage His people. The
disciples who were forbidden to speak or to teach in His Name, "went
to their own company" of believers and repeated the threats which the
chief priests and elders had made.
they prayed, the Holy Ghost fell upon them and God sent an EARTHQUAKE to
shake the place, demonstrating His all-power! They were filled with
Holy Spirit power, and instead of being intimidated they were "bold
5 - FREEING PAUL & SILAS FROM PRISON!
midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the
prisoners heard them.
suddenly there was a GREAT EARTHQUAKE, so that the foundations of the
prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every
oneís hands were loosed."
the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison
doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself,
supposing that the prisoners had been fled." (Acts 16:25-27)
also knows how to surprise His people. He used an earthquake to free His
servants, Paul & Silas! As these men of God - who had been
beaten and chained - began praying & singing praises to God, suddenly
He came onto the scene in mighty power.
EARTHQUAKE shook the prison. The doors were opened and "everyone's
hands were loosed". This great exhibition of God's power
resulted in the conversion of the jailer and his family. And Paul &
Silas' release from prison.
6 - AS A SIGN OF COMING OF CHRIST AND END OF AGE!
shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be
famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places."
"For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be
famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows." (Mark
great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences;
and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven." (Luke
is showing His mighty power in this end time age and will continue to do
so in even a more dramatic way than He has in the past.
declared that EARTHQUAKES would be one of the outstanding signs of His
Second Coming and Godís judgment upon this wicked world.
of the other signs He gave are wars, rumors of wars, famines, pestilences,
backsliding and persecution, as well as mighty revivals across the world!
God alone is to be exalted! Man must recognize this and come before His
All Powerful Presence in humility, repentance and faith.
7 - OPENING OF SIXTH SEAL!
"And I beheld
when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a GREAT EARTHQUAKE;
and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as
the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her
untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven
departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and
island were moved out of their places."
the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief
captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid
themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;"
said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of
Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the
great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?"
and apocalyptic phenomena will accompany the opening of the sixth seal.
The sun will be darkened, the moon will turn to blood, stars will fall
from the heavens, the sky will roll away like a scroll.
will be a GREAT EARTHQUAKE and every mountain & island will be moved
out of their places. WHAT A WARNING TO PUNY MANKIND! God will bear
His mighty arm and His great wrath will be poured out upon Christ
rejecters and God haters, during the awful 'Great Tribulation' period.
8 - BEFORE THE SEVEN ANGELS SOUND THEIR TRUMPETS
"And the angel
took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into
the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightning's, and an
earthquake." (Revelation 8:5)
the seven angels prepare to sound their trumpets, an angel will take a
censer which is filled with fire from off the holy altar of God and cast
it upon the earth.
will be voices, thunderings, lightnings and an EARTHQUAKE! This will
happen just prior to God's Final Judgments falling upon the earth. And
when the seventh angel sounds his trumpets there will be lightning's,
voices, thunderings, great hail & another earthquake.
the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in His temple
the ark of His testament; and there were lightning's, and voices, and
thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail." (Revelation 11:19)
9 - WHEN TWO WITNESSES ASCEND!
"And the same
hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell,
and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant
were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven." (Revelation
will be a great EARTHQUAKE when the two tribulation witnesses - who shall
be slain - will rise from the dead and ascend up to Heaven in a cloud.
will happen at the close of the 'seven years of Great Tribulation'. One
tenth of the city will be destroyed and 7000 men will die. God is the
great judge and recompenses just judgment for iniquity.
10 - THE GREAT EARTHQUAKE AT SEVENTH SEAL!
seventh angel poured out his vial into the air, and there came a great
voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, IT IS DONE.
And there were voices, and thunders, and lightning's; and there was a
great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty
an earthquake, and so great."
the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations
fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her
the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath."
every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. And there fell
upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a
talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the
plague thereof was exceeding great." (Revelation 16:17-21)
THIS GREAT EARTHQUAKE SHAKES THE WORLD, THE CITIES OF THE NATIONS WILL BE
UTTERLY DESTROYED, EVERY ISLAND WILL VANISH, THE MOUNTAINS WILL DISAPPEAR
AND GREAT HAILSTONES WILL FALL FROM HEAVEN, AS GOD POURS OUT HIS WRATH
doubt, the Coming of the Lord draweth nigh and earthquakes are another
SIGN pointing to His nearness. This corrupt, immoral, perverted, unjust
& evil world will one day receive her just rewards.
the false prophet and the anti-Christ will all be judged and damned
forever along with those who have believed their lies.
many recent earthquakes, which are growing in intensity and death tolls,
are creating panic and fear across the world.
of these disasters are the (June 6, 2000) magnitude 7.9 quake that
rattled Sumatra, Indonesia, leaving dozens dead and thousands homeless,
the Haiti earthquake in January 2010, that devastated Haiti and killed
over 100,000 people, and most recently the horrific Japan earthquake of
March 11, 2011 that is recorded as one of the 5 most powerful earthquakes
the world is rocked again and again with these horrible disasters, one can
hardly deny that God's Word is flawless and prophecy is being fulfilled to
DOUBT, JESUS IS COMING SOON
behooves us all to make doubly sure that we have our "wedding
garments on" and that we are ready for the "Marriage Supper of
the Lamb"! You may ask as did the Philippian jailer,
"What must I do to be saved?"
answer is their answer: "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ (as your
personal Savior) and thou shall be saved". (Acts 16:31).
May the Lord Bless you, my Friend !
Scriptures Verses on Divine Healing (King James Version)
18:18 - (kjv) -
"Verily I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as
touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done of My Father
which is in heaven."
18:19 - (kjv)
- "Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as
touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done of My Father
which is in heaven."
- (kjv) - "For
where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the
midst of them."
- (kjv) - "And
said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God,
and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his
commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases
upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I AM the LORD that
- (kjv) - Wherefore
lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; ..And make
straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out the
the way; but let it rather be healed.
(kjv) - My
son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings... Le4t them
not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart...For
they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
(kjv) - Who
forgiveth all thine iniquies; who healeth all thy diseases,
(kjv) - After
this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name...Thy kingdom come. They will be done in earth,
as it is in heaven.
John 1:2 -
(kjv) - Beloved,
I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as
thy soul prospereth.
John 5:14-15 -
(kjv) - And
this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing
according to his will, he heareth us: .. And if we know that he hear us,
whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of
(kjv) - For
it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
He that spared not his own
Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also
freely give us all things?
HEALS A LEPER
- (kjv) -
And, behold, there came a
leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me
clean...And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be
thou clean. And immediately is leprosy was cleansed.
30:2 - (kjv) -
O LORD my God, I cried unto
thee, and thou hast healed me.
Behold, I will bring it health
and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of
peace and truth.
Peter 2:24 -
Who his own self bare our sins
in his own body on the tree, that we, being bead to sins, should live unto
righteousness by whose stripes ye were healed.
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in
their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all
manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people... And his
fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people
that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were
possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had
the palsy, and he healed them.
- (kjv) -
When the even was come, they brought unto him
many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his
word, and healed all that were sick.
- (kjv) -
For I will restore health unto thee, and I
will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD: because they called thee an
Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.
healed the woman with an Issue of Blood
(kjv) - And, behold, a woman, which was
diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched
the hem of his garment....For she said within herself, If I may but touch
his garment, I shall be whole...But Jesus turned him about, and when he
saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort, thy faith hath made thee
whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
(kjv) - But when Jesus knew it, he
withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he
healed them all.
(kjv) - When Jesus heard of it, he
departed thence by ship into a desert place apart and when the people had
heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities...And Jesus
went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion
towards them, and he healed their sick.
14:34-36 - (kjv) - And
when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret...And when
the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that
country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased,...And
besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as
many as touched were made perfectly whole.
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