When the disciples asked Jesus what would be the sign of his coming, in three of the gospels he predicted that there will be wars, earthquakes in various places, famines, troubles, pestilences, fearful sights and great signs from heaven. Another words natural disasters, and these disasters will happen with greater frequency. Jesus said that these are the beginning of sorrows. The word sorrows that Jesus uses in the Greek is the same word that means the pain of childbirth, intolerable anguish. These pains they grow closer together and get more frequent until the moment of birth. We are seeing this frequency right now, just read or listen to the news. I stated in my book the Seat of the Antichrist: Bible Prophecy and the European Union that 3 of the deadliest earthquakes of all time occurred within the last 6 years. This number might have now changed with the more recent earthquakes.
As many people took notice and questioned if we are getting close to Armageddon, the US Geological Survey stated that earthquakes above 7.0 on the richter stale have remained constant with the norm. The norm by the way increased since 1990 because according to their own charts the amount or earthquakes more than doubled and almost tripled since the 1990’s. The only way that their statement makes any sense if you look at earthquakes per decade, then yes they are remaining constant i.e. constant for the amount this decade but it is at a far higher level than when compared with to the 1990’s.
The GS also state that the increase also results from more seismograph stations in the world and the many improvements in global communications. This makes no sense as the bigger earthquakes do not take a seismograph station to detect, and since the advent of television news, word of any disaster gets televised. The Geological survey is talking as if the information explosion just occurred. Yes, their stations can discover the details of the earthquakes that go unnoticed, but it does not take a geological scientist to know that a big earthquake has struck a region and for news buffs it is all too apparent that earthquakes and all kinds of natural disasters which include the volcanic eruption in Iceland are on the increase.
According to the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disaster’s publication thirty years of natural disasters 1974-2003, “Over the past 30 years, the number of reported natural disasters has increased steadily, from slightly fewer than 100 in 1975 to a little more than 300 in 2003, almost a four-fold increase.” This does not yet count the increase from 2003 to the present. Floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, Tsunamis which entered our vocabulary this decade I n 2004, and now even volcanic eruptions. What is going to be next?
What does this mean—we are there, we are nearing the start of the Tribulation which is a seven year period of events which end in the battle of Armageddon and the end of this world as we know it. The start of the Tribulation is getting closer. These earthquakes and natural disasters are not going unnoticed. As I stated earlier, throughout the internet, media and masses we are hearing many question what this all means and if we are getting closer to the time of the end.
Along with earthquakes and natural disasters there are many specific details the Bible forecasts because the Tribulation encompasses more than natural disasters. These signs are leading up to the arrival of the Antichrist, the most sophisticated evil dictator who will ever gain power who will head the final world empire. He is possessed by Satan himself. You can learn of these details and the empire and government in existence today that fits the prophetic forecasts by reading my book the Seat of the Antichrist: Bible Prophecy and the European Union.