The Greatest Earthquake:Israel Connection

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Greatest Earthquake: Israel Connection

Revelation 16:18
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. (19) And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. (20) And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
2010 Chile Earthquake
On February 27, 2010, a massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck Chile. This was the fifth most powerful earthquake on record. The earthquake was off shore and the area of land that was directly impacted was not heavily populated. The loss of life was light considering the power of this quake: however, the damage to buildings and this nation’s infrastructure was extensive.
What was extremely interesting about this earthquake was the epicenter on land was the city of Concepcion. This city and the surrounding area is the center of the largest Palestinian population outside of the Middle East. There are approximately 500,000 Palestinians living in Chile. The epicenter was under the feet of the Palestinian population and actually moved the city of Concepcion 10 feet to the West!
In 2009, Chile started to become very pro-Palestinian. President Mahmoud Abbas visited the nation and tried to persuade Chile to recognize a Palestinian state in the United Nations. During the visit, the following statement was made about the land of Israel: “In a joint declaration with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, Abbas reaffirmed “the pressing need for Israel to cease illegal settlements in the Palestinian territories.”
Three months to the day after this joint declaration the  nation of Chile was devastated by the massive earthquake. What is also very significant is that on March 11, 2010, the very day of  Chile’s new president’s inauguration, the country was hit with four very powerful aftershocks. One that reached 7.2 magnitude. These aftershocks hitting at the very time of the inauguration is very telling that something is going on with Chile and the Holy God of Israel. The fact the epicenter of this enormous earthquake was literally under the feet of the Chilean Palestinians is even more telling. At the time of the earthquake, the Palestinians in Israel were rioting because the Israelis had claimed several Biblical sites as national parks. The Palestinians in Chile were supporting them.
1960 Chile Earthquake
Although the 2010 earthquake was extremely powerful, it pales in comparison to the earthquake that hit Chile on May 22, 1960. This earthquake known as the Valdivia Earthquake was 9.6 magnitude and was the most powerful in recorded history. This earthquake has ominous prophetic implications and warnings. It is a picture of the massive earthquakes described in the Bible which strike during the Day of The LORD.
Tsunami Effect of 1960 Quake

The power and destruction of this earthquake is unmatched in modern history. The earthquake ruptured a fault line for 600 miles and devastated the coast of Chile, but its power affected the entire Pacific rim. It sent massive tsunamis racing across the Pacific Ocean. Waves up to 35 feet high smashed in an arc from Alaska to New Zealand. Japan and Hawaii were heavily damaged by the tsunamis. The tsunamis swept over small islands off Chile’s coast literally causing the towns to disappear. Lesser waves hit the coasts of South and Central America along with the United States.
In Chile, the earthquake triggered five volcanoes and caused a new one to erupt! It triggered massive land slides and cut all lines of communication, roads and power. One of the most awesome aspects was that two small mountains disappeared! There were numerous after-shocks and the people of Chile were terrorized by these events. To many, it must have seemed like the end of the world.
The Israel Connection
Eichmann as Nazi

On May 11, 1960, Israeli agents captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina, and on May 21, he was brought back to Israel for trial. On May 23, Israel announced to the world the capture of Eichmann. He was the Nazi architect of the holocaust and was responsible for the death of over six million Jews. Eichmann was tried in Israel and found guilty of this mass murder. In 1961 he was executed.
On the day Eichmann was landed in Israel there were four fore-shocks 7.0 or greater in magnitude in Chile with the largest being 7.9. The epicenter of this 7.9 earthquake was under Concepcion which has the largest Palestinian population outside the Middle East. These four earthquakes by themselves would have been an awesome event, but they were overshadowed the next day by the massive 9.6 monster. There were five powerful earthquakes within 48 hours after the Nazi architect of the holocaust set foot on Israel! The earth was literally shaking at this time. Many of the world newspapers had the arrest of Eichmann and this earthquake on the front page together! On both the radio and TV news, these stories were back to back!. These two events had the attention of the entire world.
Front page May 24, 1960
Front page May 25, 1960
Zoom of front page May 25, 1960
What are the chances of the greatest earthquake in modern history occurring at the very time the architect of the holocaust was arrested and then both events are front page headlines around the world? This appears as a warning from the Holy God of Israel that the holocaust is past and in the future such attacks on the Jewish people are going to be met with the massive earthquakes which are described in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. This earthquake was a clear warning of what is going to happen at the battle of Armageddon, when the nations of the world are following up on what Eichmann and the Nazis started.
Earthquakes in the Bible
Earthquakes are mentioned in the Bible and what is interesting is the timing of the event. God times the earthquake, so it then becomes a warning or a weapon. An earthquake occurred at the death of the Lord Jesus on the cross that gained everyone’s attention:
Matthew 27:54 “Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.”

The Bible warns that as the Day of LORD approaches which will usher in the Battle of Armageddon and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, there will be an increase in great earthquakes. The Greek word used for great is mega. We now use the term mega-earthquake to describe one that is awesome. Both the 8.8 and 9.6 magnitude earthquakes fit the description of mega. The gospel writers warn that world-wide mega-earthquakes will be a major sign of the approaching Day of The LORD and God’s judgment on the world:
Matthew 24:7 “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.”

Mark 13:8 “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”

Luke 21:11 “And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.”

The Bible gives very specific details about the timing and magnitude of earthquakes that occur regarding the rebirth of the nation of Israel. The Jewish people would be driven from Israel into all nations for a specific time period. They would return to Jerusalem which would be trodden down until “The Times of the Gentiles” (non-Jews) were fulfilled. As “The Times of the Gentiles” draws to a close and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ approaches, awesome natural events are going to happen.
Luke 21:11 describes great earthquakes, but then Luke adds distress of nations with the sea and waves roaring. The seas roaring fits the description of massive tsunamis. The great earthquakes are going to trigger volcanic eruptions and massive tsunamis through the earth. These earthquakes and related events are so dramatic that they are going to cause people’s hearts to fail with fear!

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. (25) 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; (26) 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.”

The Bible gives very specific details about what happens when the nations of the world confederate in an attempt to destroy Israel and the Jewish people. As these massive armies invade Israel with all their weapons of war, the Holy God of Israel responds with His weapons. One weapon are mighty earthquakes. With perfect timing, massive earthquakes are unleashed on the invaders. Earthquakes seem to be the first line of defense in defending the nation of Israel.
After the Jews return to Israel, the prophet Ezekiel describes a massive invasion led by Russia with confederated Islamic nations. He describes their army like a cloud that covers the land. When this army reaches the Mountains of Israel, the first weapon that God unleashes is a mega-earthquake. At this time, Israel does not defend itself, but the God of Israel is their defense. The earthquake is so powerful, that it affects the entire earth and mountains fall.
Ezekiel 38:19,20 “For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.”

When all the armies of the world surround Jerusalem and are in the process of destroying, this event triggers the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. At His Second Coming, He returns to defend Jerusalem and the Jewish people from a 200,000,000 man army that has gathered around Jerusalem. When the feet of Jesus Christ stand on the top of the Mount of Olives, it shall split in two causing a massive valley miles wide! The Mount of Olives is huge which means a mega-earthquake caused this massive valley. This will be the opening salvo against this army, as the Lord Jesus destroys it. This event takes place during what the Bible calls  “The Day of The LORD.” There will be massive earthquakes leading up to this one. When the Lord Jesus stands upon the Mount of Olives, this will be the final earthquake.

Zechariah 14:4 “And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. (5) And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.”
The mega-earthquakes which occurred on May 21 and 22, 1960 were a small prelude to what is going to happen during “The Day of the LORD.” On May 22, 1960, the massive earthquake struck that triggered volcanoes. These volcanoes were pouring huge amounts of fire and smoke into the air. It set off powerful tsunamis which caused roaring waves across the oceans. The tsunamis washed over islands. The earthquake caused mountains to disappear! It was the prefect picture of what is going to happen when the nations of the world try to destroy Israel and at the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus. The final mega-earthquake will be as a 20.0 magnitude as all others will pale in comparison.
Revelation 16:18 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. (19) And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. (20) And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
The Jews are back in the land and Jerusalem is its capital. The world is upset with the Jews over Jerusalem and many nations are now preparing for war. The clouds of war are building and could ignite the battle that leads to Armageddon.  These massive earthquakes are a warning to what is about to come. Mega-earthquakes lie just ahead as God is going to literally shake this world.
The battle line is now being drawn before your very eyes. The Jews are back in the land and Jerusalem is once again their capital. The mega-earthquakes are warnings of the judgment to come. Are you ready? Are you on God’s side of this coming battle? Is Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior?
“The massive magnitude 8.8 earthquake that struck off the coast of Chile last month moved the entire city of Concepcion — the closest urban area to the quake’s epicenter — at least 10 feet west, American researchers said Monday.”
Strong Earthquake Hits Chile as New President Sworn In 03/11/10 The timing of these earthquakes with the new president shows that something is radically wrong in Chile.
“The strongest aftershock since Chile’s devastating earthquake rocked the South American country Thursday as President Sebastian Pinera was sworn into office.
The 6.9-magnitude aftershock was stronger than the quake that destroyed the Haitian capital on Jan. 12. Aftershocks with preliminary magnitudes of 5.1, 7.2, 6.9 and 6.0, respectively, rocked Chile throughout the inauguration”
Chilean Earthquake And Its Palestinian Connection 03/03/10 This is a very interesting article full of good information.
“Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Netanyahu’s announcement had brought “nothing new. Settlement activity will continue in the West Bank and Jerusalem,” he said in Santiago de Chile, adding that Netanyahu “had a choice between peace and settlements, and unfortunately, he chose the settlements”. In a joint declaration with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, Abbas reaffirmed “the pressing need for Israel to cease illegal settlements in the Palestinian territories.”
“Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Santiago on Tuesday seeking support for United Nation (UN) recognition of an independent Palestinian state. Recognition would include Palestinian boundaries prior to the Six Day War in 1967 and would include Jerusalem as its capital.”
The Palestinian community in Chile is believed to be the largest Palestinian community outside of the Arab world. They form nine-tenths or more of the population of Arab origin in Chile. Estimates of the number of Palestinian descendants in Chile range from 350,000 to 500,000. The effects of their migration are widely visible. The situation in the Middle East has caused tensions even thousands of miles away between the Israeli and Palestinian communities in Chile. For example, the president of the Cámara de Comercio (chamber of commerce) of the Barrio Patronato, himself a Palestinian descendant, in 2006 organized a protest regarding the 2006 Lebanon War; Lebanese and Palestinian flags were widely seen in the neighbourhood’s streets at that time.”

The Valdivia Earthquake of May 22, 1960
This earthquake was officially called the The 1960 Valdivina Earthquake
The arrest of Adolf Eichmann was on May 21, 1960. Details of Eichmann and his arrest.

About Mary

I have been a believer since 1981. Everything else before that is relatively meaningless. My heart has, from day 1, always been toward the subject of bible prophecy and I have seen the Lord do amazing things in my life through simply studying the Word and applying it to my life. I am a wife, grandmother and work full time in ministry. Life is full, and full of learning curves and seasons.
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2 Responses to The Greatest Earthquake:Israel Connection

  1. Mary says:

    I love this article, he did a great job in connecting some dots. If more people connected dots of events that may have happened before they were born or before they were saved they might see the big picture unfolding and be able to live wisely.

  2. Graet post! Thanks for putting all the info together. I have found some connections with the Oaxaca and Chile earthquakes of March 2012 and The White House.

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