Good morning, blog readers, from sunny and cold Iowa where. on my drive to church, the temp was zero!
As many of you know by now, I have been following earthquakes around the world for some time (this is my 15th year), mainly because of something Jesus said to His disciples, in Luke 21:11, in regards to “the signs of the times” leading up to His return: “And there will be great earthquakes and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.”
So far, over the last three years, there has been only one “great” (8.0+) earthquake around the world in each of those years.
But, today, I saw something on the USGS “Earthquake List,” I had never seen before: a 2.6 “ice quake” 39km NNE of Whittier, Alaska!
I had no idea what this was, so I decided to ask my “friend,” Cortana, “What is an ice quake?.” And, amazingly, she told me an ice quake was “a violent shaking or series of abrupt movements that occur when an ice field or other expanse of ice fractures as a result of lateral pressure.” Wow! I learned something new!
Despite the lack of great earthquakes around the world, the coronavirus certainly qualifies as a plague and famine may be coming to countries like Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, China, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Jordan, Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea and Pakistan, some of whom have declared national emergencies as a result of the huge swarms of locusts which have invaded their countries and threaten their crops and food supplies.
Oh, by the way, in yesterday’s blog, “Who Brings the Locusts?,” I wrote about the biblical account of the ten plagues the Lord brought upon Pharaoh and the Egyptians, one of which was a plague of locusts from Exodus 10, for not letting His people, the Jews, go. This morning, the Jerusalem Post ran a similar story using some of the same Scriptures I did!
Lord willing, should the Lord tarry, I will share more of what God is doing prophetically to get our attention. Oftentimes, you will here me say, “Stay tuned!” And, the best way you can stay tuned is to believe in Jesus as your Savior and Lord and let the indwelling Holy Spirit teach you the whole counsel of God, including prophecy, to get you excited about Jesus’ coming and the urgency of telling others about Him until He comes or calls us home.
Blessings, Doug (2/20/20)