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Quake in Japan, Sign of the Times?


An 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan has hit with a ferocious tsunami.

It’s the largest earthquake in the history of Japan. This on the heels of the quake that just rocked Christchurch, New Zealand.

Friends, I believe that these are “signs of the times,” without question.

There are many “signs of the times” Jesus told us to look for, which point to His return. Jesus told us one of those signs is that there would be an increase in earthquakes.

“And there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven” (Luke 21:11).

We will see more of this in the future.

We have always had earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis, but you can expect to see more of them as we get closer to Christ’s return.

According to the U.S. Geological Society, earthquakes are increasing.  For the past five decades, every decade has seen an increased in the number of earthquakes. Not just minor ones, but “Killer Quakes,” and this one has been one of the strongest ever.

Unrest in the Middle East

Then you look at all that is happening in the Middle East, especially in Egypt and Libya, and we wonder, are these “signs of the times?”

I believe they are.

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Greg Laurie (@greglaurie) is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, an author of more than 70 books, and an evangelist leading Harvest America, a live nationwide event streamed to thousands of host locations. Read more at Harvest.org.