Matthew 24 – Earth’s Birth Pains

While the proof of Damascus going to ruins was a great sign, literally hundreds of more signs are coming with every month that passes. Jesus said the intensity of the hour would grow, just as a woman in labor experiences.

Matthew 24:6-8
And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Check your news. Has the world ever been at such odds? Yes, war has been a near constant since the earth began and there have been world wars already.

But have we ever witnessed a time when nearly every country is in disagreement with another, when politics and social groups refuse to find common ground, and when super viruses and extreme weather are intensifying? All at the same time.

Look around you. Every story in the news starts with “The biggest ever” – “The worst ever” – “Record breaker” – “The largest ever” – “Never happened before” and on and on.

While hundreds of articles could be written to point out any one of these signs and topics, consider just earth changes by way of earthquakes and volcanoes at the moment.

Take a look at this chart below that covers the amount and intensity of earthquakes 5.0 and higher from 1935 to 2015.

Earthquakes Growing
More Frequent, More Intense

Do you see a trend here? The diversity of these earthquakes are amazing if you take time to research. And that’s not the only thing to match, the number of volcano eruptions has steadily grown in the same pattern.

This chart that covers volcano eruptions and strength history from 1600 to 2014 is shown below for your consideration.

Most Volcano Eruptions

While this chart only goes to 2014, 2015 was not an exception to the rule. The number of volcanoes that erupted in 2015 was greater than the 20th century’s yearly average together.

The earth has been waking up from sleep, but have you?

Now that we had a chat about the changes ON the earth, what about some changes ABOVE the earth?