An 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Japan that rattled Japan’s eastern coast unleashing a deadly tsunami that killed thousands of people, 5.7 magnitude quake in metro manila and nearby provinces, 5.4 magnitude earthquake in Mindoro Philippines, 5.8 magnitude quake in Afghanistan and the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Myanmar and Thailand that killed 70 people where just among the series of earthquakes in just a month. Isn’t it scary? What on earth is going on? This series of quakes has been very alarming for me. It reminds me that Christ is indeed coming soon.
In Matthew chapter 24, Jesus gives us the Signs of the End Times. At the Mount of Olives, where His disciples come to Him privately they ask him “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
It is written that earthquakes are a sign of end times. Furthermore, wars and rumors of wars. The latest happenings in the Middle East manifest another sign of the end times. No one can actually tell when will be the End of the Age except God. The signs were given to us to prepare us for His coming. Repent and turn on to God that He may exalt you in due time. As said in verse 8, these are just the beginning of birth pains. Why? Because according to Revelation chapter 6 there will be a great earthquake. “12 I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, 13 and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. 14 The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.”
And even more severe earthquake. Revelation Chapter 16 tells us ” 17 The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, “It is done!” 18 Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since mankind has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake. 19 The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed.”
It is no doubt that Jesus is coming soon. Friends, this is not to scare or to threaten you. I am sharing this to serve as a warning for us and do our part for us to be prepared for His coming and be saved.
So what shall we do in order to be saved? Acts 16:31 says “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ (as your personal Savior) and thou shall be saved.”