|Quake hits Jordan valley|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Saturday, 09 September 2006 00:00|
A moderate earthquake measuring around 4.4 on the Richter Scale was felt all across Israel this morning. The epicentre of the earthquake was located in the Jordan valley, the faultline of which runs through the Mount of Olives. There were no reports of damage or injuries.
Quote: "The epicenter of the quake was the Jordan Valley. The quake measured 4.4 on the Richter scale, a moderate sized quake. A number of months ago a light earthquake, 3.2 on the Richter scale, was measured in the Jordan Valley. A year ago exactly on the eve of the Hebrew new year, a moderate earthquake, measuring 4.0 on the Richter Scale, was felt across Israel. The epicenter of the quake was 30 kilometers north of Dead Sea, in the Jordan Valley.
As I've said many times, earthquakes, especially ones located in Israel, can be loaded with prophetic significance. Earthquakes are mentioned frequently in the book of Revelation, and are often linked with significant prophetic events. Earthquakes also marked Christ's death and resurrection. Last year Israel experienced an earthquake and a lunar eclipse - all on the same day, which happened to be Rosh Hashana - the Feast of Trumpets. On Rosh Hashana Jews look for the first coming of their Messiah to deliver them from their enemies. Today's earthquake is no less significant, coming on the day all nations are looking to Javier Solana, the High Representative for the European Common, Foreign and Security Policy, as he discusses with Larijani what the next step will be regarding Iran's nuclear programme. This picture sent to me by my friend Tony shows exactly where the fault line of this current earthquake runs.
The mountain in the above picture is prophesied to split in two, which will provide a haven for the persecuted Jewish nation to flee to, from the wrath of the Antichrist and his armies.
Will you be with the Lord on that day, as He does battle against Satan, the Antichrist and his forces? Or as Christ said, "those who are not with me are against me", will you be found fighting a lost war against your Creator and Judge? The time is short, flee to Christ for cleansing from your sins and salvation, before it is too late.