An End-time sign suddenly appeared recently when seven major earthquakes hit both coasts of the Pacific in just over 96 hours with Japan and Ecuador hard hit. Some are convinced this is only the beginning of a global phenomenon that will grow into an apocalyptic scenario with devastating results.
Its been reported over 500 people were killed in the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Ecuador with thousands injured or still missing, and thousands more homeless. A 7.3-magnitude quake hit Japan’s southern island with hundreds of lesser tremors shaking the survivors.
Some seismologists think these recent earthquakes are a sign of coming increased seismic activity in the world of increasing magnitude, due to build-up of centuries of accumulated tectonic strain that will lead to future catastrophic mega-quakes.
The Apostle Paul aptly described this in Romans 8:22, ” For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.” Describing how the groaning and trembling of the earth can increase within itself laboring in expectancy of the end of the age and helping to give birth to the millennium of Jesus Christ.
Seismologists at Tokyo University estimate there is a 98 percent chance that in the next 30 years Japan will be hit by another major earthquake of catastrophic proportions. Their 2011 9.0-magnitude quake killed over 20,000 people. That quake moved Japan’s main island of Honshu eastward by 8 feet and dropped its northern coastline by 2 feet.
But that’s not all, it also caused the meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant – the world’s worst global nuclear crisis since Chernobyl – resulting in massive radioactive contamination of Japan. Approximately 300 square miles around the site were declared too radioactive for human habitation and it still radiates radioactive discharge.
End-time scenarios could be repeated world-wide in areas where nuclear power plants are located near major fault lines, and there are nuclear power plants that have been identified to have concerns of their ability to survive earthquakes.
One example of such concern is the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in California, which sits in an earthquake red zone with the plant’s nuclear reactors close to active fault lines, and it’s situated directly on the ocean making it vulnerable to tsunamis. There are those who have called the nuclear plant a disaster waiting to happen.
The Prophecy of Revelation foretells that there is coming an increase in seismic activity that results in devastating mega-earthquakes that indicates the End of the Age. In the 6th chapter it says, “I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake… and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.”
Jesus Christ Himself included earthquakes in the major Signs of the Last Days™ in Matthew the 24th chapter. This is a sign where science and prophecy are strongly intersecting and providing warning so that whosoever will can prepare their hearts for the coming of the Lord.