Jesus warned of “birth pangs” that would announce His second coming.
“But when you hear of wars and commotions (riots and revaluations), do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately.” Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. “And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.” – Luke 21:9-11
Laying aside all the current political upheavals, wars and rumors of wars, I want to concentrate on the earthquakes, famines, and pestilences now occurring. Watch this revealing video by The Two Preachers which highlights just a few of these things now happening –
There is no doubt about the world-wide increase of major earthquakes as the USGS statistics show.
USGS graph of Major Earthquakes in the Past Century
And these earthquakes also result in tsunamis and flooding and other strange weather patterns. In fact there is an entire zone of earthquakes now active, it is called the Ring of Fire and it encloses the Pacific Ocean. The scientist Dutchsinse has gained renown predicting the next earthquake or related volcano to erupt around this Ring and he is predicting a New Large M7.5 Earthquake with possible Tsunami threat! 2nd this week! But, I think it is curious that it is called the Ring of Fire, as outbreaks of wildfires are breaking out around the globe. Again the Two Preachers have it on video –
The end times prophet Malachi speaks of this in his last chapter –
“For behold, the day is coming, Burning like an oven, And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up,” Says the LORD of hosts, “That will leave them neither root nor branch.” – Mal. 4:1
Unfortunately, judgments such as these often catch the righteous as well as the unrighteous unawares. It is why Jesus warned us to “watch and pray” and why the Apostle Paul warned the Thessalonians –
“But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.” – 1 Thes. 5:1-6
I believe these are the next birth pangs that Jesus predicted and they are now coming closer together and with more intensity. It is time to seek the Lord like never before. Remember the last warning in the Bible –
“He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.” – Rev. 22:11
In other words, ‘He who is righteous, be more righteous and he who is holy, be more holy’.
This will be the end of Things about to Happen-part 2. I will continue in part 3.