The earth shakes. The world is judged.

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And Jesus, having cried out with a loud voice, gave up the ghost. And the veil of the temple was rent in two, from the top to the bottom. And the centurion who stood over against him, seeing that crying out in this manner he had given up the ghost. said: Indeed this man was the son of God. (Mark 15:37-39)

This earthquake, which has significant historical corroboration, shows that the foundations of this rebellious world ultimately cannot stand before God. The foundations are struck; the powers of this world quake. Scripture says,

  1. People will flee to caves in the rocks and to holes in the ground from the fearful presence of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to shake the earth. (Is 2:19).
  2. For thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘Once more in a little while, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea also and the dry land. ‘I will shake all the nations; and they will come with the wealth of all nations, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the LORD of hosts. (Haggai 2:6-7)
  3. In my zeal and fiery wrath, I declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. (Ez 38:19)
  4. The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed, saying, “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.” The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying, “I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.” (Psalm 2:2-6)
  5. In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.
    (Daniel 2:42)
  6. The LORD will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem; the earth and the heavens will tremble. But the LORD will be a refuge for his people, a stronghold for the people of Israel. (Joel 3:16)
  7. A ruin! A ruin! I will make it a ruin! The crown will not be restored until he to whom it rightfully belongs shall come; to him I will give it. (Ez 21:27)

Yes, the world shakes; the world is judged. And, most important, as Jesus says, Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. (John 12:31)

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Geologists confirm: Earthquake recorded in Matthew 27:51 crucifixion account really happened.

Isn’t it nice that almost 2000 years after the fact, the scientists are finally getting up to speed and telling us what we’ve known, all along?

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Editor’s note: Another excellent example of faith and reason acting in total harmony.

Amazing video: Dashboard camera records the Japan earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

Yu Muroga was doing his job making deliveries when the 11 March 2011 earthquake hit in Japan.

Unaware, like many people in the area, of how far inland the Tsunami would travel, he continued to drive and do his job.

The HD camera mounted on his dashboard captured not only the earthquake, but also the moment he and several other drivers were suddenly engulfed in the Tsunami.

He escaped from the vehicle seconds before it was crushed by other debris and sunk underwater. His car and the camera have only recently been recovered by the police. The camera was heavily damaged but a video expert was able to retrieve this footage.

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Seen from above, the awesome scale of Japan’s destruction (big photo gallery)

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Catholic diocese first victim of quake

The Catholic diocese of Sendai was the first victim of Japan’s tsunami following the earthquake. Covering a land area of 27864 square miles, the diocesan territory includes the cities of Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima. Initial reports suggest that Miyagi and Fukushima were the first to fall victim to the 33ft tsunami caused by the megaquake. In Sendai, where a major oil terminal exploded when its cooling system failed, Catholics form 0.15% of the total population of 7,207,624. In Tokyo Catholics are 0.51% of a total population of 18,552,995 people. In both cities, the predominant religions are Shinto and Buddhism.

There are approximately 509,000 Catholics in Japan, of whom 10,944 are in the diocese of Sendai and a further 95,877 in the archdiocese of Tokyo, which also felt the force of the earthquake even though it is situated more than 250 miles from its epicenter.

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Caring for orphans, ransoming hostages, burying the dead—it’s all in a day’s work for Father Rick Frechette.

In the barbaric cave for the dead

Known in Creole as simply ‘mog’

My trembling hand blesses them

May the angels lead you far, far from here

And do so in all haste

You and this throng of dead that surround you.

—Father Rick Frechette

from Haiti: The God of Tough Places, The Lord of Burnt Men

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Earthquake “Lights” Recently Observed in China Skies

Extraordinary rainbow colored “lights” were recently observed in China skies, shortly before the earthquakes began.

What makes this interesting from a religious standpoint is the correlation between rainbows, earthquakes, great hail, voices, high winds, massive clouds, thunder, and other similar phenomena that occur in the Bible, whenever God chooses to stop by, part the heavens, and make some sort of an appearance in our realm of existence.

Extra-biblical verbal and written accounts of these things go back as far as the 4th century BC, but as far as I know, this type of rainbow hued “lights” has never before been preserved on film or tape.

Here’s a few Biblical passages to get you thinking:

Gen 9:11 I will establish my covenant with you, and all flesh shall be no more destroyed with the waters of a flood, neither shall there be from henceforth a flood to waste the earth.

Gen 9:12 And God said: This is the sign of the covenant which I give between me and you, and to every living soul that is with you, for perpetual generations.

Gen 9:13 I will set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be the sign of a covenant between me and between the earth.

Gen 9:14 And when I shall cover the sky with clouds, my bow shall appear in the clouds:

Gen 9:15 And I will remember my covenant with you, and with every living soul that beareth flesh: and there shall no more be waters of a flood to destroy all flesh.

Gen 9:16 And the bow shall be in the clouds, and I shall see it, and shall remember the everlasting covenant, that was made between God and every living soul of all flesh which is upon the earth.

Gen 9:17 And God said to Noah: This shall be the sign of the covenant, which I have established, between me and all flesh upon the earth.  

 
Eze 1:26 And above the firmament that was over their heads, was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of the sapphire stone, and upon the likeness of the throne, was the likeness of the appearance of a man above upon it.

Eze 1:27 And I saw as it were the resemblance of amber as the appearance of fire within it round about: from his loins and upward, and from his loins downward, I saw as it were the resemblance of fire shining round about.

Eze 1:28 As the appearance of the rainbow when it is in a cloud on a rainy day: this was the appearance of the brightness round about.

 

Rev 4:2 And immediately I was in the spirit. And behold, there was a throne set in heaven, and upon the throne one sitting.

Rev 4:3 And he that sat was to the sight like the jasper and the sardine stone. And there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

Rev 4:4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats, four and twenty ancients sitting, clothed in white garments. And on their heads were crowns of gold.

Rev 4:5 And from the throne proceeded lightnings and voices and thunders. And there were seven lamps burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

 

Rev 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head: and his face, as the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire.

Rev 10:2 And he had in his hand a little book, open. And he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot upon the earth.

Rev 10:3 And he cried with a loud voice as when a lion roareth. And when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.  

 
Rev 11:19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven: and the ark of his testament was seen in his temple. And there were lightnings and voices and an earthquake and great hail.

             
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More on earthquake lights

Link to a Bible study that correlates virtually all of these types of events