With Israel and the world focused on those terrible and most devastating earthquakes that just happened in Turkey and Syria, Israel is really totally unaware and unprepared for the great earthquake that is coming here very soon, perhaps at Israel’s door.
When Israel attacks and takes out the Iranian nuclear facilities, which it is being forced to do, then Russian will immediately come down from the far north, joining with Iran and many other muslim nations in attacking Israel, in the prophesied Gog Magog War of Ezekiel 38 – 39.
God had prophesied that He would put hooks in the jaws of Gog (Ezekiel 38:4) to cause this War to happen, and in God’s perfect timing. One of those hooks is that Iran’s nuclear power is taken out, which we see in the fact that Iran is the first nation mentioned coming into this War with Russia (Ezekiel 38:5), but Iran is entering this War only as foot soldiers. If Iran still had any of their nuclear power, they would have used it against Israel in attacking Israel, which doesn’t happen. This hook alone causes the War.
Also the God of Israel, the LORD of hosts had prophesied in Jeremiah 49:35… that He would break the bow of Elam. That bow is nuclear weapons, and Elam is an area in southern Iran.
Jeremiah 49:35 “Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the foremost of their might. 49:36 Against Elam I will bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and scatter them toward all those winds; there shall be no nations where the outcasts of Elam will not go.’ ”
At the end of the Gog Magog War, which the God of Israel will sovereignly win, there will be seven months of burying the dead, but also seven years of burning the weapons, probably used for fuel. (Ezekiel 39:12 and 9) For hard times are coming to Israel.
I have said all this in order to quote what the God of Israel has said in His Word, that He will be doing in this Gog Magog War when Russian and these other Arab nations attack Israel, coming into our land. Ezekiel 38:18, “And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” says the Lord GOD, “that My fury will show in My face. 38:19 For in My Jealousy and in the fire of My Wrath I have spoken,
‘Surely in that day there shall be a Great Earthquake in the land of Israel, 38:20 so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence. The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground!’ 38:21 I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,” says the Lord GOD. “Every man’s sword will be against his brother. 38:22 And I will bring him to Judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. 38:23 Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the LORD!”’
Israel is totally unprepared for this War and also for this coming great Earthquake!
The Israel Today magazine on February 8th published two news articles of the dangers of earthquakes in Israel. Two Israeli city mayors, one in Safed and the other in Beit Shean are now crying out to the Israeli government to put immediate attention in preparing for coming earthquakes, for most of the older buildings in Israel were not built with any earthquake protection. It is reported that the current building situation here is also much like that in Turkey and Syria.
The Mayor of Beit Shean, Jack Levy said, “Everyone knows that there is going to be an earthquake, but no one is doing anything,” Levy warned. “The State of Israel doesn’t know how to handle an earthquake and the number of casualties will be insane.”
Israeli State Comptroller Matanyahu Englman has urged authorities, both national and local, to take action now before it’s too late. He has said that many of the buildings in Israel are as likely to collapse as those seen tumbling in Turkey this last week.
In the early years of the state, building codes regarding earthquakes were not up to modern standards, and many of those buildings are still standing. In more recent decades, local contractors have not always adhered to up-to-date building codes. The bottom line, according to Englman, is that in Israel there are about 600,000 buildings, residential and commercial, that do not meet the standard for earthquake resistance. The result, if a major earthquake hits here, will be an estimated 7,000 dead and 160,000 homeless Israelis.
Here is more information on earthquakes from another article also appearing in Israel Today, on February 8th. ‘Earthquakes in Jerusalem: Geological Insights from the Bible’ by Professor Amotz Agnon.
Israel is an earthquake zone. The Dead Sea fault is where the Arabian Plate, moving northward meets the Levant/Sinai Block … The main strand of the southern Dead Sea fault comprises the Gulf of Aqaba, the Arava Valley (Wadi Araba) and the Jordan Valley (including the basins hosting the Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee and the Hula lakes).
A secondary branch of the Dead Sea fault splays off from the Jordan Valley to Haifa Bay. This fault, known under a variety of names (Carmel, Yagur, Fari’a/Glibo’a, Tirza), accommodates the relative motion of two adjacent sub-blocks: Jezreel Valley, Galilee and southern Lebanon versus the rest of the Levant/Sinai Block… the fault runs through the heavily populated and industrialized Haifa Bay … Hence the Carmel fault is the culprit for the widespread devastation in the north, an area incidentally limited to the western side of the Dead Sea fault. Serious damage from the 363 CE earthquake reached south as far as Ashkelon (a hundred kilometers away) covering all central Israel, and north to the Galilee.
The Israeli Messianic and Church community needs to now send out warnings to all their believers, and also to all the people of Israel so that they can prepare for this coming Great Earthquake during the Gog Magog War.
We must now let our people know, so they can start learning ahead of time what they will need to do in this coming earthquake.
Many lives can be saved if the people can learn some knowledge of just how to prepare ahead of time for a major earthquake.
For this earthquake is coming soon!
Now is the time to be warning everyone to get prepared for this major earthquake that is coming to Israel.
There are more major earthquakes that are coming to Israel spoken of in the Bible. One major one is found in the book of Revelation 11, just after the two witnesses ascend to Heaven, and another major one is in Zechariah 14 when Yeshua returns to earth.
Revelation 11:7 When they (the two witnesses) finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them. 11:8 And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city (Jerusalem) which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. 11:9 Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and not allow their dead bodies to be put into graves. 11:10 And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth. 11:11 Now after the 3 ½ days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet,and great fear fell on those who saw them. 11:12 And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they ascended to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them. 11:13 In the same hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. In the earthquake seven thousand people were killed, the rest were afraid and gave Glory to the God of Heaven. 11:14 The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe is coming quickly. 11:15 Then the seventh angel sounded! And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the Kingdoms of our Lord and of His Messiah, and He shall reign forever and ever!”
Notice in Revelation 11:13, this is when the Israeli Orthodox religious Jews finally acknowledge that Yeshua is the Lord, just after the two witnesses, who had declared this to them for 3 ½ years are resurrected from the dead, and next ascend into Heaven. Then they give Glory to the God of Heaven, crying out, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!” “Baruch haba b’shem Adonai!” For only then can our Lord Yeshua return to the earth … (See Matthew 23:39 and Luke 13:35)
Zechariah 14:1 Behold, the day of the LORD is coming, and your spoil will be divided in your midst. 14:2 For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem. The city shall be taken, the houses rifled, and the women ravished. Half of the city shall go into captivity, but the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 14:3 Then the LORD will go forth and fight against those nations, as He fights in the Day of Battle. 14:4 And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, from east to west, making a very large valley; half of the mountain shall move toward the north and half of it toward the south. 14:5 Then you shall flee through My mountain valley, for the mountain valley shall reach to Azal. Yes, you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Thus the LORD my God will come, and all the saints with You. 14:9 And the LORD shall be King over all the earth. In that Day it shall be “The LORD is one!” And His name one. 14:10 … Jerusalem shall be raised up and inhabited in her place …
Salvation and Eternal Life are free gifts from God! But you need to ask God for them just by accepting God’s Son Yeshua as your Lord and Savior. Yeshua paid the ultimate price, by dying in your place on the Cross for all of your sins, and by taking all of your sins upon Himself.
Whether you are one of the most religious Orthodox Jewish persons or simply a Jew who has never believed in the God of Israel, if you do not personally know Yeshua, the King and High Priest of Heaven, your Creator, as your own personal Savior then say the following prayer, meaning it with all of your heart. Then you will be able to know Him and you will be saved, and also when you die, you can be assured that you will be going to Heaven. You will experience the Love of God from Yeshua, the God of Love!
Dear Lord Yeshua, I ask You to be my Lord and Savior, my Messiah! I confess that I am a sinner, and that I have broken Your commandments and Your laws. That I need you as my Savior.
I repent for all of my sins. Please forgive me of all my sins, and come and live in my heart. Fill me with Your love, and Your forgiveness, and with Your Holy Spirit! Amen.
John 17:3 “And this is Eternal Life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Yeshua the Messiah whom You have sent.”
Yeshua said in John 12:32 “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all peoples to Myself!”