Jesus predicted that in the last days the frequency of earthquakes would increase and that they would become more intense.
A woman who is about to give birth to a child experiences two things. 1. Her contractions become more frequent; and, 2. Her contractions become more intense. Then she knows for sure that she is about to give birth.
So, too, as the earth shakes repeatedly, we know that the return of Jesus is imminent.
Many people scoff at the idea that God has anything to do with earthquakes.
But rather than taking someone's opinion about it, let's go to the most authoritative book on the subject---THE BIBLE, which is still the best selling book in the world.
"God shakes the earth from its place, and its foundations tremble!" Job 9:6
"The foundations of heaven tremble; they shudder at his rebuke." Job 26:11
"You, God, have shaken our land and split it open. Seal the cracks, for the land trembles."
"Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob."
"Your coming will make the nations tremble. Then your enemies will learn the reason for your fame! Isaiah 64:2
"The whole earth trembles at his anger. The nations cannot stand up to his wrath."
Strange! Ever since California passed the "gays can get married" law, more than 500,000 thousand acres of forests have been devastated by fires.
Frightened California inhabitants have recently been shaken by a 5.4 earthquake!
Of course, very few people connect the dots . . . . . . . .
For your information (FYI), here are four of the earthquakes that have resulted in the most deaths:
January 23, 1556: China 830,00 deaths
December 26, 2004: Sumatra 283,106 deaths
July 27, 1976: Tangshan, China 255,000 deaths
August 9, 1138: Aleppo, Syria 230,000 deaths
There will be many, many more earthquakes.
The Bible predicts that millions will die.
Does this frighten us?
It encourages us, because these events tell us of the soon return of Jesus.