4.1. The Time of Jacob’s Trouble
Warning signs of impending world chaos!
Editor’s Note: The news from across the world regarding weather havoc and financial melt down have been so prominent lately, that any attempt by this Web Page to present news summaries would be superfluous. We therefore merely establish News trends – and these, seldom if ever need realignment. The daily news casts in the media simply serve to confirm these trends as reviewed in the BIBREV Web Site. From time to time though, strong confirmation or new trends that do call for publishing here, do turn up. In this respect, the news items below, even if aged, are as relevant as the daily news.
Is there a Sign in all the catastrophes befalling the world?
The New century has started with an upheaval of natural catastrophes – and these seem to be ever increasing in intensity and quantity. After all the doom predictions of Y2K, when nothing really happened, the world was off on a wild spree, only to become confronted with one major catastrophe after the other. The Twin Towers 9/11, Katrina New Orleans, the Asian Tsunami, melting of the Ice caps, now a world food crisis and run away fuel prices across the globe, raging Islamic unrest and Nuclear War threatening Israel and the Middle-East – all these tower above the constant rumbling of earth quakes and volcanic eruptions and the twisting tornadoes and Cyclones sowing death and destruction in the USA and Asia.
Is there a Sign in all this for mankind? Of course, pessimists will seek such a link and the eternal optimists will discard any such.
This Web Site of BIBLE REVELATIONS, in proclaiming such a Link, summarized its Vision and Belief in the following paragraph, after the Twin Towers fiasco on 11 Sept. 2001: “For those of true discernment, these frightful events – events which are ever escalating in awesomeness – hold the true fulfilment of Biblical prophecy for ‘The End Time’ – more correctly phrased as ‘the dawning of the erection of the Kingdom of God on earth!”
Far be it from the purpose of this Message, to scare people, or to hit a low blow at them, enforcing a ‘cheapened’ or sanctimonious solution. Our true Purpose is to bring awareness and understanding of what Life is all about – where this world is heading and what your real options are. The Choice remains your own – to heed or to discard. The Signs of confirmation are compelling and only a fool would reject it without consideration.
The world shaking disasters of late, fit perfectly into the scenario which forms the main and basic core of the Message of BIBLE REVELATIONS – which, as its name depicts, simply reveals the core Message of the Bible. There are many predictions in the Bible about the terrible events to precede the ‘End Time’ – after which the ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ will be established on earth. We will reflect on but a few of these ancient predictions by the Prophets of the Bible as is relevant at this moment.
Isaiah 24: 1-7 “See how YHVH lays the earth waste … buckles its surface (as was the cause of the Asian 2004 Tsunami disaster) … The earth is defiled under its inhabitants’ feet, for they have transgressed the Law (Torah) … broken the everlasting Covenant (YHVH’s conditions for sharing in His ultimate Blessings for mankind who complies) … So a Curse consumes the earth and its inhabitants suffer the penalty. That is why the inhabitants of the earth are burnt up and few men left” (refer the Prophecies re. Armageddon nuclear holocaust).
This grim prediction, however, does not go without Divine Comfort and Inspiration for those who care to find the Keys to Life. Following the condemnation described in the first 13 verses of this gloomy chapter in Isaiah, it concludes:
Is. 24:14 “They lift up their voices, singing for Joy; they acclaim the Majesty of YHVH from the sea. Therefore, in the islands they give Glory to YHVH, in the islands of the sea, to the Name of YHVH, the God of Israel. From remotest earth we hear songs: ‘Honor to the Upright One!”
The Christian New Testament records the following signs, given by Messiah for His Return to Rule in His Kingdom:
Luke 21:25-28 “There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; on earth nations in agony, bewildered by the clamor of the ocean and its waves; men dying for fear as they await what menaces the world – for the powers of Heaven will be shaken.” Again, comfort is given to the righteous of YHVH – verse 28 “When these things begin to take place, stand erect, hold your heads high because your Liberation is near at hand. (verse 27) And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with Power and Great Glory.”
Can this ‘clamor of the ocean and its waves’, which was so evident in the Tsunami and so unexpected in its threatening scope, even to scientists, refer to the after effects of the earthquakes which are predicted for the End Time? One such ‘earth buckling’ quake is currently confirmed by scientists to be in the making in the top of Africa (just towards the West of where the Dec. 2004 Indian Tsunami quake was!). This quake is defined in great detail in Scripture and will affect Jerusalem – Refer lower down – keep reading, or click here).
Another tsunami-causing prediction by scientists is the certain future dumping of a multi-trillion ton mountain tear-off from a volcanic island, into the Atlantic ocean. They predict a resultant Mega Tsunami higher than the tallest skyscrapers, to flood New York and the entire East Coast of the USA. Refer Mega Tsunami. “The drowning of an entire nation” in the End Time catastrophes preceding the Messianic Age, has been interpreted from Psalm 93 by the visionary Lubavitch Rebbe in 1944 – Click here.
Luke 21:9 referring to events preceding the Coming of Messiah, “Nation will fight against nation and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes and plagues and famines here and there; there will be fearful sights and great signs from Heaven.” (Which is the very topic of this Web Page – Read on!). The Asian Tsunami on 26 December 2004 has shown us what an earthquake in the sea could cause!
In another recent amazing event, a 6-year old Jewish boy recorded his visions about the End Time now facing mankind. His writings are all the more significant because of its strange source: being a mere 6 yr old; Judaism very rarely dabbles with the Prophetic future because Rabbinical teaching discourages it; and its confirmation from the writings of ancient Rabbinical sources. You are strongly advised to read this report, even if only for an insight into Jewish commentary on these End Time Prophecies of the Bible.
As with all the other News Trend watches on this Web Site, editing very seldom requires deletion of either old news items or of our comments, as these are merely trend confirmations. The trend can not change – it has been firmly set as precasted in the Bible. All we have to do, is to be aware of and to understand the greater picture of the Divine Purpose on earth.
What remains then, is simply our decision how to fit into this Picture or the Divine Plan.