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Jeremiah 30:7 -- [7] Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.
 
Jacob, as used here, refers to all the descendants of the man whom God gave the new name of Israel – the people we know today as the nation of Israel.  I believe the events, now occurring in the Middle East, are the forerunners of a process whereby more and more pressure will be put on Israel to sign agreements of peace with the Palestinians and the Syrians.  I believe this will probably occur next year, but if not then, at least within two years.  This peace, which at first will appear to be genuine, will, after a brief period of time, be dramatically broken by a vicious, preplanned blitzkrieg attack from the north, led by Syria and a confederation of Islamic nations.  Jeremiah states prophetically: “Alas for that day is great, so that none is like it.”  Christ also spoke of it in Matthew 24:21 as he forecast: “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” This great time of worldwide judgment will be an act of God’s righteous judgment upon sinful mankind.  Once before mankind reached a state of such great ungodliness that God destroyed him.  He destroyed mankind by using the earth to flood itself with its own water supply.  This act of God upon sinful mankind is recorded in the sixth chapter of Genesis.
 
Genesis 6:11-13 -- [11] The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. [12] And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. [13] And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
 
God destroyed mankind “with the earth” by use of the water he created upon it and under it.  Christ indicates that just before His Second Coming mankind will once again have reached a godless state similar to that attained before the flood.  He states this plainly in Luke 17:26 -- “And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.”
 
God promised mankind he would never again flood the earth, but he made no such promise concerning once again using the earth to destroy mankind “with the earth.”  In fact He has very clearly indicated that His next judgment upon sinful mankind will be by fire.  Malachi predicts this forthcoming judgment.
 
Malachi 4:1 -- [1] For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
 
Just as God drew water from within His own earthly creation to destroy sinful mankind in the days of Noah, so will he draw fire from within his earth to destroy corrupt man in the days of the Son of man.  Malachi very clearly indicates that God will use fire as from a great oven.
 
God will use His own earth to destroy mankind by fire.  Here are five of the many Scriptures that foretell a fantastic shaking of the crust and internal structure of the earth.  It is this shaking that will produce a massive movement of the earth’s tectonic structure and produce a holocaust of fire around the peripheries of their boundaries.
 
Isaiah 13:13 -- [13] Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
 
Haggai 2:6,7 -- [6] For thus saith the Lord of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; [7] And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts.
 
Isaiah 24:1 -- [1] Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.
 
Isaiah 24:5-6 -- [5] The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. [6] Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
 
Isaiah 29:6 -- [6] Thou shalt be visited of the Lord of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.
 
These Scriptures picture an earth whose external and internal components have been so shifted that the astronomical balance and orbit of the earth have been dramatically changed.  This composite picture, outlined by these Scriptures, presents a world so fantastically shaken that it is almost beyond human understanding to grasp the full significance of the holocaust.  It is, however, as Daniel indicated, possible in these last days to better understand certain prophetic utterances that will affect only the final generation.  In our next update, Lord willing, we will look at the ramifications of Daniel’s 12th chapter statement.
 
Daniel 12:4 -- [4] 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.