Jesus forecast signs that would appear in abundance in the end days and among them were earthquakes –
“For nation (ethnos – racial tensions) will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.” – Matt. 24:7
Scriptures foretell the final use of earthquakes to warn of the soon return of Jesus –
“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 lightnings, and an earthquake.“ – Revelation 8:5
Is this verse beginning now? Some will scoff and refuse to listen but the facts show that there have been a dramatic increase in earthquakes since 2000. Many don’t like to make the connection with Biblical prophecies saying “Oh, there is just better reporting now.” But, the following graph shows the dramatic increase in major earthquakes since 2000.
This month Mexico City had the largest earthquake in its history at 8.2 magnitude. Yellowstone has had a swarm of small earthquakes recently and beginning September 2, 2017 Idaho is presently having over 250 earthquakes close to the Yellowstone border.
“Of course, the swarm of earthquakes in Idaho isn’t limiting fears to a larger local quake. Many are afraid that these swarms could trigger the Yellowstone supervolcano’s eruption, as the caldera just northeast of the Soda Springs area, a mere 170 miles away.While it has been thousands of years since the last eruption, some seismologists are concerned the recent swarm of earthquakes may be sending warning signs the supervolcano is ready to explode once again.When a volcano starts ‘acting up’ prior to an eruption, one of the typical signs is increased seismicity,” research professor at University of Utah Jamie Farrell told Newsweek. Should the Yellowstone supervolcano erupt, thousands of people would die instantly from the explosion.While an earthquake in California could devastate the West Coast, a Yellowstone eruption has the potential to be a catastrophic world wide event. Soda Springs, Idaho’s proximity to Yellowstone is hardly comforting.In the event of a full-scale eruption of Yellowstone, virtually the entire northwest United States will be completely destroyed.Basically everything within a 100 mile radius would be immediately killed, Salt Lake City would literally be toast, and almost everyone and everything in Denver would be dead in short order.” (Prophecy News Watch Sept 12, 2017)
Scriptures are full of warnings about earthquakes. They are one of the ways God gets man’s attention and one of the ways He judges. As Jesus opens the 6th seal in Revelation we see just such an event as the Yellowstone Caldera erupting –
“I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.” – Rev. 6:12
If the Yellowstone Caldera were to erupt, it would send us into a winter where the Sun would be blotted out and the Moon would become blood red because of the ash in the air. It would have world-wide effects and would certainly bring our economy to a standstill.
I do not share these things to be a fear monger but, to warn of very real possible events that can and would change our comfortable mindset in America. Because of our increasing rebellious attitudes toward God Almighty in the United States, God is lifting His hand of protection over this nation that we have enjoyed since our founding. It is nothing but foolish pride that makes us believe we are somehow better or smarter than other peoples. We have been blessed because our forefathers acknowledged and looked to God for help. Now, we seem to think we no longer need Him, that we can make America Great again on our own. If that attitude prevails, I fear we may soon learn the folly such thinking.