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SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 126B
July 1, 2003
The Manifestation of the Sons of God
Why Are So Many Earthquakes Being Reported?
I John 3:1,2 – Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called THE SONS OF GOD: therefore the world knoweth us not, BECAUSE it knew him not.  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM; for we shall see him as he is.
I Corinthians 15:50-52 – Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.  Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all BE CHANGED,  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we SHALL BE CHANGED.
Romans 8:19,22 – For the earnest expectation of the CREATURE waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.  For we know that the whole CREATION groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
CREATION & CREATURE are the same word in Greek, KTISIS, which means THE CREATION.
God’s creation has been groaning and travailing in pain, since the fall of Satan and Adam, for its final redeemer, the Creator, to come in the person of his Son, Jesus Christ. The groaning of the earth from the fall of Satan has been physically heard from the screeching of the world’s tectonic plates releasing its tension through earthquakes, and the rumbling of the indigestion from its molten stomach by the magma poured on its surface in the form of lava. The personification of the earth as a woman is certainly not unusual in the Scriptures. The Spirit, through the prophet Daniel, indicated that man would run to and fro on the earth, under the earth, and above part of his creation, and, in so doing, would have a great increase in his knowledge of its composition, and in the functioning of its parts. Daniel links the time of the manifestation of the sons of God in their glorified bodies as being associated with the time the knowledge explosion will have reached its peak.
Daniel 12:3,4 – And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.  But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
The same Spirit who inspired Daniel to write this is the same Spirit that was in Christ in all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and who was there with the Son and Father, when all things were created.
Colossians 2:9 – For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
John 1:1-3 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Man has indeed run to and fro in the earth, under the earth, and above the earth, and experienced an unbelievable knowledge explosion in the last 100 years. We now know what produces earthquakes, and all the other things associated with the earth’s functioning parts. Jesus walked on this earth as its creator. He knew everything there was to know about it. He knew its past and its future. He knew that man would eventually discover the rest of the world, and then spread across it. He knew the world’s population would pass six billion in 1999. He knew that man’s immorality in sexual conduct would cause 42 million cases of HIV to exist on the earth in 2003. He knew seismic tomography would be able to photograph the earth to its core before the dawn of the twenty-first century. He knew that a very efficient worldwide seismological system of reporting earthquakes would come into being, and that earthquakes would be reported in places they had never been reported before, because of the new system, and man spreading into many areas that had never felt a human foot. He knew that many more earthquakes would be reported than ever before, and that this would continue right up to the time of his coming. He also indicated that just before his coming the whole tectonic structure was set for a massive readjustment, which geologists have labeled as a period of “isostasy” that occurs between long intervals of time. I believe it is what the Bible identifies as the tribulation period. So, with all this in mind, let’s take a look at what Jesus said about the pattern earthquakes would follow in the beginning of sorrows, which was to eventually lead into the tribulation period.
Matthew 24:7,8 – 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.
There are two key words in this verse we must take into account concerning earthquakes.
(1) DIVERS, meaning many different places,
(2) And SORROWS, meaning the pains of a woman giving birth.
The Lord indicated that earthquakes would be on the increase like a woman’s birth pains. He did not say WHY they would increase in number. He just said they would be increasing in number. He was the only man on earth at the time that knew WHY! Now, because of our knowledge explosion, we know WHY, or at least PART of WHY! There is no way an atheistic scientist can prove they aren’t, and there is no way a Christian scientist can prove they are – Why? Because the atheistic will normally tell you the increase in earthquakes is due totally to all the reasons I listed previously, and a Christian will normally tell you the increase is not totally due to all the reasons I gave earlier. Quite frankly, I am convinced that, while most of the unbelievable increase is due to those reasons listed, some of it is due to the hand of the Lord in his creation. But the question of WHY is mute because the increase in the number reported is fantastic, and Jesus did not say WHY, he just said it would happen, and IT IS!
I will list the latest available earthquake statistics I have from the U.S. Geological Survey. They leave no doubt the number is increasing. “Why” is of no great consequence. For Jesus to know that man would spread across this earth, and establish the seismological system of earthquake reporting we have today, is more than sufficient to prove to me he is the living Son of God. I am listing increases across the board in three different categories to show the increase extends through all the data.
Worldwide Earthquakes .1 to 5.0 in Seven Year Increments from 1967 to 2002 were as follows: 1967 to 1974 – 10846**1974 to 1981 – 25541**1981 to 1988 – 38343**1988 to 1995 – 82635**1995 to 2002 – 119152
Worldwide Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 in Seven Year Increments from 1967 to 2002 were as follows: 1967 to 1974 – 9651**1974 to 1981 – 19068**1981 to 1988 – 26590**1988 to 1995 – 31747**1995 to 2002 – 54463
Worldwide Earthquakes 4.0 to 10.0 in Seven Year Increments from 1967 to 2002 were as follows: 1967 to 1974 – 15704**1974 to 1981 – 30151**1981 to 1988 – 37999**1988 to 1995 – 43202**1995 to 2002 – 63734
Quite frankly, I do not believe the increase of our technology has caused ALL of this increase. It just doesn’t justify as large an increase in the number of earthquakes compared to the technological rate of advancement. I am convinced that part of the increase has been due to the hand of God in his creation. However, it is really a mute question. The earthquakes are occurring in many different places they have never been reported before, and the reports are increasing in number like the birth pangs of a woman in childbirth, and only the Son of God could have predicted that almost 2000 years ago.
July 2, 2003
Fulness of the Gentiles = Judgment of God
THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ENDING OF GENTILE CONTROL OF JERUSALEM. HOWEVER, THE AGE OF THE GENTILES CAN ONLY BE ENDED AT THE SECOND ADVENT OF JESUS. THE AGE OF THE GENTILES ENDS WHEN THE FULNESS OF THE GENTILES COMES IN, BUT THE FULFILLMENT OF THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES FOR JERUSALEM CAME IN JUNE OF 1967.
Luke 21:24 – And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and JERUSALEM shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
The times of the Gentile control of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount ended in June of 1967, but they will once again control it for the last 1260 days prior to the Second Advent.
Matthew 23:7,8 – 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.
Romans 11:25 – For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to ISRAEL, until the FULNESS of the Gentiles be come in. (This occurs when Christ ends the battle of Armageddon at this 2nd Advent)
Genesis 15:14-16 – And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.  And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.  But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is NOT YET FULL.
The Lord was longsuffering toward the Amorites as their depravity steadily increased in their acts of ungodly idolatry, but when it reached a level so decadent in moral degradation that he could no longer be justified in withholding judgment, he took away their place in the land. He was also long suffering toward Sodom and Gomorrah, until their acts of Sodomy passed the level of his being just in holding off their judgment – And when it came it was terrifying.
God was also longsuffering on the pre-flood race before he sent the judgment of the flood upon them for their Sodomy and other ungodly conduct.
Romans 1:24-32 – Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving IN THEMSELVES that recompence of their error which was meet.  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;  Being filled with all unrighteousness, and fornication, and wickedness, and covetousness, and maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,  Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, and disobedient to parents,  Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, and unmerciful:  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
The sins of this post-flood race have now reached the level described as existing before he sent the flood judgment upon mankind. The cities of this present world have now reached the sin levels of Sodom and Gomorrah. And the recent Supreme Court decision concerning Sodomy, a bad name derived from the conduct of the city of Sodom, has now legitimized it, and opened the door for a time of judgment quite similar to that poured out on the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Genesis 19:4-14 – But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:  And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.  And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,  And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.  Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.  And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.  But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.  And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.  And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:  For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.  And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.
We have reached the time described by Peter as the attitude of mankind in the last days.
II Peter 3:3,4,8,9 – Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,  And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.  But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is LONGSUFFERING to us-ward, not willing that ANY should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
His longsuffering is about to play out. Soon the judgment that came on Sodom and Gomorrah is suddenly and abruptly coming on the cities of this world. On a certain day a certain man named Lot went out of a certain place, and fire and brimstone came down in judgment. One a certain day, a man named Jesus Christ is also coming out of a certain place, and fire and brimstone is coming down on the CITIES AND NATIONS of this planet.
Luke 17:28-30 – Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;  But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.  Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
Revelation 6:12 – And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
Revelation 8:7 – The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
Revelation 16:16-20 – And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.  And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.  And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.  And the great city was divided into three parts, and THE CITIES (PLURAL) OF THE NATIONS (PLURAL) fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.  And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
Luke 21:25-28 – And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;  Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.  And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for YOUR REDEMPTION draweth nigh.
Do you have THIS REDEMPTION that is drawing nigh?
Ephesians 1:6,7 – To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.  In whom WE HAVE REDEMPTION through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;