The news today from Nepal is grim. Who can prepare for this kind of devastation? One minute, people are going about their business, and then the earth opens and shakes so violently. Buildings crumble as if they were toy-like structures. Hundreds lose their lives under the rubble.
As Christians, we know that these things must take place:
(Mark 13:8) “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these [are] the beginnings of sorrows.”
God, who is the Creator of the Universe is in complete control. He sees our history from the beginning to the end. We only see the past and the present. As a child of God, I am so grateful that He has told me and my brothers and sisters what to expect and what to look for in these end times.
Are nations not rising against nations? Are there not earthquakes and volcanos erupting? These are the beginnings of sorrows. We watch these signs much like a meteorologist watches the signs for the weather.
The world has no idea what is happening. They believe the lie of man-made global warming, and blame everything on that. They are God-haters, not atheists. I believe that every person inherently knows that God is real. They hate Him because they love their sins. It’s not complex.
From Revelation 6:12-14
“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; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.”
When Jesus died on the Cross:
“Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.” (Matthew 27:50-53)
Various Scriptures about earthquakes:
Luke 21:11 – And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
Mark 13:8 – For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these [are] the beginnings of sorrows.
Revelation 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.
Matthew 24:7 – For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Psalms 60:2 – Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.
Acts 16:26 – And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.
Revelation 6:12-14 – 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; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
Revelation 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.
Matthew 28:2 – And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
Isaiah 24:19 – The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.
Matthew 24:36 – But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Ezekiel 38:19 – For in my jealousy [and] in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
Hebrews 12:26 – Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
SO, WHAT CAN YOU DO?
The things of which I wrote are inevitable. Who can stop the will of God? But there is something that you must think about. Our lives here are short, but our soul lives on — eternally.
The same God who created the Universe, also created hell. He made hell for Satan and his demons. God wants no man or women to spend eternity in hell. He made it clear in this passage of Scripture:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17)
Have you believed in the only One who can save you? Have you repented and placed your trust in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins? If not, it’s not too late. If you reject God and die, you will spend eternity in a fiery hell, with torments that never cease.
Admit to God that you are a sinner. Ask Him to forgive you. Tell Him that you need Jesus in your life and your heart. He will save you.
And the angels in heaven will rejoice over you!!