THE GREAT AND FINAL EARTHQUAKE
And there were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, and a great earthquake such as there had never been since man was on the earth, so great was that earthquake. And every island fled away, and no mountains were to be found. And great hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, fell from heaven on people; and they cursed God for the plague of the hail, because the plague was so sever.
It seems like the disasters are getting bigger and more destructive as time goes on. Students of history tell us that there have been some major events, like nothing we have seen in our lifetimes, throughout history. According to John’s prophesy in the book of Revelation, the biggest of all earthquakes, “such as never been since man was on earth”, is being reserved for the last chapter of this age. What will that climatic event look like? How devastating will it be? If we take this passage as it reads, it seems there may be a tsunami that is so enormous, that every island will be overwhelmed. This prophesy also states that all the mountains will be brought down, that will be quite an earthquake!!
Some may say, “that is to far fetched, that sounds like a bad science fiction movie”. The truth of the matter is that this creation is coming to the end of its purpose, the Lord is preparing to create a new heaven and a new earth, that is the clear teaching of scripture. So there probably will be bigger earthquakes and bigger tsunamis as we get closer to the very end. These events are not happening by accident, they are all part of God’s plan for these last days. We should not be shaken, but strengthened in our faith as we see God’s prophetic time clock wind down. These are the days of preparation, the greatest moments of His church are about to unfold. We can tell a lot about ourselves and our spiritual condition by the way we respond in days like these. Do you find yourself searching the scriptures more, or just distracted by the cares of this world? Are you being drawn closer to your christian friends and your church, or are you wandering aimlessly with the lost people all around you? The time of putting off spiritual things and personal involvement is far past. If today is not the day for repentance and dedication, tell me, what will it take for you? Hopefully you are not waiting for the hundred pound hailstones to fall before you get serious (look at today’s scripture verse). Today is the day, now is the time for all of us to press on to know the Lord.