Revelation and the 5 Earthquakes
Earthquakes occur 5 times in the Tribulation period / Time of Wrath. Each has its purpose and timing.
It amazes me that, as catastrophic as each earth quake is, that there is actually more than one of them, and that people have survived them.
The sixth seal- after the martyrdom of the first group of saints, and
in anticipation of the final group of martyrs. Heavenly signs and men
Rev 6:12 ¶ And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
Rev 6:13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
Rev 6:14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
Rev 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
At the 7th seal – after the ½ hour of silence and the prayers of the
saints before the altar. This precedes the heavenly objects thrown to
the earth and sea, and the sun, moon, and stars being struck dark to
only 1/3 light.
Rev 8:5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast [it] into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
At the 2nd woe, before the 7th trumpet – Jerusalem earthquake –
after the 2 witnesses called up to heaven
Rev 11:13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
At the 7th trumpet – punishment of nations who destroy the earth
Rev 11:18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou should give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and should destroy them which destroy the earth.
Rev 11:19 ¶ And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
At the 7th bowl of wrath – after kings of the earth are called by
demons to Armageddon. This divides the great city into 3 parts.
Every island and mountain disappears.
Rev 16:18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, [and] so great.
Rev 16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
Rev 16:20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
The magnitude of the earthquakes are not indicated, but it is obvious that the size is controlled enough, so that man can continue to live, and experience God’s wrath.
They are large enough to make life miserable, but there is no quick death by earthquake for mankind in general.
Man must endure his judgment.
So, there is no quick and easy way to escape the wrath.
Of the 5 earthquakes, 3 are described as “great.”
The first one, at the 6th seal, seems to involve heavenly bodies such
as sun, moon and stars, and the sky itself.
While severe, it is a warning, compared to the last great earthquake.
The last earthquake is at Armageddon, and is the GREATEST one since man has been on the earth.
I have been looking at websites which talk about a pole shift which will be the greatest catastrophe in world history, and will involve a planet X.
While planet X and the pole shift are separate topics, this last earthquake seems to align in time, and magnitude, and catastrophic effect, with the last Great Armageddon earthquake.
With this in mind, we will see other earthquakes precede the final one, and can use them as markers in time before the final Great Earthquake.
For example, we know there will be a Jerusalem earthquake at the midpoint.
By Armageddon, I can see how the armies will be on foot, after 4 preceding earthquakes, causing enough destruction to cause nations to go back to a more primitive, less civilized, less technological way of life.
Are we ready for any of this?
Being prepared spiritually is most important, because otherwise one would lose their sanity, and find life hopeless.
Being prepared physically is also important.
This is common place wisdom to prepare for disasters.