If we look at the rest of the world, we find exactly the same thing is happening all over the globe. The world has recorded more earthquakes over 6 on the Richter scale so far this year, than they used to record in five years in the 1980s. Nearly every country is experiencing events rated “the worst in living memory,” whether it be hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, droughts, storms resulting in massive flooding, mud slides, huge fires such as Europe, the US and Canada are still battling at present and volcanoes erupting etc.
Taiwan reports, 108 confirmed dead and hundreds still missing in mud slides as Typhoon Morakot leaves a trail of death and destruction behind, and then heads to China, where at least another 6 are reported dead, and over 1,000,000 people had to be evacuated as 2000 homes, and still counting, were demolished by the storm. Floods and mudslides are following in the wake of this storm, and another typhoon is already brewing.
Breaking news from Japan, a magnitude 6.4 quake shook buildings, threw objects from shelves and jolted people from their sleep in Tokyo area at 0507 on Monday 10-08-2009. The US Geological Survey said another quake – unrelated to Japan’s – with a 7.6 magnitude hit the Indian Ocean about 257km (160 miles) north of Port Blair in the Andaman Islands. These earthquakes come the day after an earthquake of magnitude 6.9 hit Japan on Sunday, but caused no damage or casualties. All these seismological events in Taiwan, China, Japan and the Andaman Islands happened in just three days. What the scientists are saying, is that it is not the numbers of storms, earthquakes etc. that has them worried, it is the rapidly increasing intensity, magnitude and ferocity of these events which is worrying, earthquakes, storms floods, droughts etc, have always been with us, but there has been a 500% increase in the number of really large scale disasters of all kinds over the past 30 years.
Add to these, the swine flu pandemic, the disastrous UG99 wheat rust epidemic carried by the wind currently sweeping through North Africa and the Middle East wiping out crops, and for which world scientist have no antidote, terrible droughts in Northern Russia and Northern China. Plus the black plague which has cropped up again in China and in Africa, and a new mutation of the HIV virus has been found in humans, over a billion people dying from starvation around the world, wars and civil strife in a huge number of countries are currently in progress, and more nations and peoples are currently threatening with war and destruction with than ever before. This will continue I believe until the Rapture takes place.
Oh yes, and did anyone mention “Global Warming” with low lying Island nations at risk as their islands keep getting smaller and smaller as rising seas wash them away? Has any body thought it may God, trying to get man’s attention. Luke 21:28 when these things begin to happen, look up, for your redemption draws near.