The Snooze Button on our alarm clocks make our lives easier. Instead of answering its call to get up we can hit the button, roll over and sleep for 5 to 10 more minutes (depending on the model). Although the Alarm says “GET UP!” there is the ever present sidekick saying “Don’t worry about it. Sleep some more.” It tells us it’s OK to ignore everything and leave the problems of the world to someone else.
Well, that is what many are doing with the End Times Alarm Clock that is blaring into our spiritual ears.
Matthew 24:3-14 (NKJV)
The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age
3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
A leading earthquake scientist has warned that the planet could be cracking up after a series of massive quakes in just 48 hours.
Expert Gheorghe Marmureanu – from Romania’s National Institute of Earth Physics – says 39 quakes had hit the globe within two days.
The series started with two massive quakes in Indonesia measuring 8.6 and 8.2 on the Richter scale rapidly followed by three more only slightly smaller in Mexico within hours.
“There is no doubt that something is seriously wrong. There have been too many strong earthquakes,” said Marmureanu.
He added: “The quakes are a surprise that cannot be easily explained by current scientific knowledge. With the Indonesian quake for example, statistically, there should be one big earthquake in this part of Asia every 500 years. However, since 2004, there were already three quakes with a magnitude of over 8, which is not normal.
From the USGS – 7361 Earthquakes in the last 30-days. Below are the most significant over that time period.
- M 6.8, Lae, Papua New Guinea Tuesday, April 17, 2012 07:13:50 UTC
- M 6.7, Hacienda La Calera, Chile Tuesday, April 17, 2012 03:50:16 UTC
- M 6.5, Isangel, Vanuatu Saturday, April 14, 2012 22:05:26 UTC
- M 6.9, Santa Isabel, Mexico Thursday, April 12, 2012 07:15:48 UTC
- M 6.5, Arteaga, Mexico Wednesday, April 11, 2012 22:55:10 UTC
- M 8.2, off the west coast of northern Sumatra Wednesday, April 11, 2012 10:43:10 UTC
- M 8.6, off the west coast of northern Sumatra Wednesday, April 11, 2012 08:38:36 UTC
- M 4.1, Coalgate, Oklahoma Tuesday, April 03, 2012 07:34:00 UTC
- M 6.0, Cuajinicuilapa, Mexico Monday, April 02, 2012 17:36:42 UTC
- M 6.1, Miyako, Japan Tuesday, March 27, 2012 11:00:43 UTC
- M 7.1, Talca, Chile Sunday, March 25, 2012 22:37:06 UTC
- M 4.9, Pepeekeo, Hawaii Saturday, March 24, 2012 20:47:15 UTC
- M 6.6, Kainantu, Papua New Guinea Wednesday, March 21, 2012 22:15:05 UTC
- M 7.4, Putla de Guerrero, Mexico Tuesday, March 20, 2012 18:02:47 UTC
Wikipedia defines the “Ring of Fire”….The Pacific Ring of Fire (or sometimes just the Ring of Fire) is an area where large numbers of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. In a 40,000 km (25,000 mi) horseshoe shape, it is associated with a nearly continuous series of oceanic trenches, volcanic arcs, and volcanic belts and/or plate movements.
The Ring of Fire is roaring to life and that is really bad news for the west coast of the United States. Approximately 90 percent of all earthquakes and approximately 75 percent of all volcanic eruptions occur along the Ring of Fire. Considering the fact that the entire west coast of the United States lies along the Ring of Fire, we should be very concerned that the Ring of Fire is becoming more active. On Wednesday, the most powerful strike-slip earthquake ever recorded happened along the Ring of Fire.
Stan and Holly Deyo keep an active eye on these things. Here is the top of their news list:
Mexico Raises Volcano Alert to 5th Highest Level
Russian Volcano Spewing Ash Nearly 6 Miles High
Rumblings Continue at Alaska’s Cleveland Volcano
Santorini Volcano Caldera Is Awake Again and Rapidly Deforming
New Brunswick Town Plagued for Weeks by Quake Swarm – and No One Knows Why
Phuket Repeatedly Shaken by Earthquakes
Noticing a pattern here?
Just before a child is born the contractions increase in frequency and severity. At the closest time for birth the urge will be for the body to “push” and give birth. Women are warned to time their contractions and when they get closer together they are to notify their doctor and get to the hospital.
The prophetic warnings of Mathew 24 and Luke 21 are our “contractions” and according to the clock I see we need to stay awake and alert.
So, DO NOT HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON!