There has been lots of news about earthquakes lately. Most people would remember the devastating earthquake in Haiti last year that killed over 220,000 people. What about the one in Chile that killed 700, or recently in New Zealand that killed over 75. I got inspired this morning when I woke to the news of the most recent quake in Japan that has triggers those pacific Tsunamis. What many people don't realize is that over the last 10 years, there has been a great increase not just in earthquakes, but in the various places they are happening. In the gospel of Matthew 24:7 Jesus speaks of the last days, and different signs to prepare us. One specific mention is earthquakes in various or "divers" places. Earthquakes alone is nothing unique to this prophesy, but the various places is. Historically earthquakes have been centered in an area of the pacific called the "ring of fire". This area is known for its plate activity. But, as you seen in the picture i've included, just last year alone, earthquakes (represented by the dots) have been moving from their traditional location to various or divers areas around the globe. The geological service has reported thousands of earthquakes in the last couple of years. Many are small and go without notice, but they prove a point. The earth is shaking like never before, in places like never before. This shaking has a prophetic sense to it. The earth is shaking...Jesus is coming.
I opened my file this morning, and observed a few revealing facts about earthquake devastation. The most devastating earthquakes in the last 10 years have a similarity. India 2001; 20,085 killed (hindu/muslim), Iran 2003; 31,000 killed (muslim), Sumatra 2004; 227,898 killed (muslim/pagan), Pakistan 2005, 86,000 killed (muslim), China 2008; 87,587 killed (atheist), Indonesia 2009; 1,117 killed (muslim), Haiti 2010; 222,510 killed (voodoo). None of these countries have a professing Christian majority population. This just an observation, yet significant. As with everything else we are dealing with in the world, the hope is look to Jesus.