Friday, the land of Japan was attacked with a severe earthquake killed 32 people, shaking the whole world. There were many buried underneath land to be rescued. It became a 7.0-magnitude event, and another addition to the catastrophic events that have taken place in the previous months and years. It shakes the minds because it leaves people worried, frantic, and anxious to know what land will be next, and who will be endangered next with another massive and enormous hit.
Saturday, Ecuador was invaded with the next earthquake strike, killing a record of 77 people, and proving to be the largest earthquake since 1979. This event had a 7.8 magnitude, providing many deaths, injuries, and burials that are still being reported. All of these events that have taken place leave us wondering, and leave us thinking, which land will be next?
What does the Bible say about these events? There have been earthquakes at a greater degree, and they are happening more common than they were ever happening ever in the past. Matthew 24:7,8, and 15 say the following: “there will be famines and earthquakes from place to place. All these are the beginning of the labor pains… … And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the world as a witness to all nations, and then the end will come.”
How can we explain different earthquakes happening at greater frequencies and more common than ever in different parts of the world? Science will try to explain it with facts, resources, and meteorology, but God and the Bible tells us a different story. The scripture tells us that in the end times, there will be famines and earthquakes that will signal the beginning of the end times.
We have had various people in the past come and attempt to tell us when the end will come. Do you remember the year 2000? Everyone was afraid and fearful thinking that technology would crash and that things would go wrong. Or, do you remember the movie 2012, pointing to that year being the end of the world? Do you remember the “prophecy” about the end of the world in September 2015? Nothing happened! Nothing took place because the scripture also tells us that no one knows the exact date or time, but only God our father in heaven.
Is this something to be a fanatic or to be uptight about? Not at all. These are only the beginning of labor pains that we have been seeing. Ever time we see something at a greater degree, it always points to a higher level of reality. The red moon signaled to a greater level of reality, also that Jesus is coming soon. We don’t know when he will be back; we just have to be ready and prepared! We must be ready with our hearts and with our minds to prepare for the return of the Lord, just like he promised!