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Natural Disasters in End Times
by Amber Maccione
Earthquakes & Natural Disasters
The Bible says that there will be earthquakes, famines, and natural disasters in the end days:
Matthew 24:7b (ESV) – and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
Mark 13:8b (ESV) – There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains.
Here’s a look at some of what Mother Nature has given our globe this past year (2012):
North American Derecho: a thunderstorm that blew 90 mph winds leaving an 800 mile track of damage and leaving 22 people dead.
North American Drought: left livestock dead and lead to crop failure.
African Sahel Regional Drought: brought a plague of insects, lead to crops failing, created high food prices, and left 18 million people hungry.
Middle East Earthqakes: total of 3 massive earthquakes – first was a 6.4 that left 306 people dead and a pair of earthquakes that were 5.4 and 5.7 that killed 75 people.
Asian Earthquakes: total of 3 massive earthquakes – first was a 6.7 that killed 113 people and a pair of earthquakes that were 5.6 and 5.3 that left 81 people dead.
North American Flooding: Hurricane Sandy; New Orleans; Atlanta, Georgia.
Global Flooding: Beijing, China; southwest Russia due to the Black Sea; Brahmaputra River in Asia; Great Britain; Ireland; Loreto; Nigeria; North Korea; Philippines; Romania; Fiji; Nepal; and Pakistan.
North American Heat Wave: 82 deaths, brought temperatures over 110 degrees.
Western Wildfires: burning over 200,000 acres of land, including some homes.
Colorado Wildfires: 200,000 acres destroyed, brought drought, homes destroyed, and 5 people left dead.
Foreign Tornados: Bangladesh, Eastern India, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, Poland, Japan, Indonesia, and Turkey.
U.S. Tornados: 1,039 in 2012 alone causing 68 deaths during the months of January, March, April, June, and August.
Afghanistan Avalanches: hit a small village killing all but four people out of 200 people that made up 24 families.
Siachen Glacier Avalanche: occurred in Pakistani requiring a month and a half long recovery mission that led to the discovery of 140 people dead.
Pacific Typhoon Season: 34 different systems that caused $4.42 billon in damage and killed 506 people.
Cyclone Nilam: produced winds up to 50 mph hitting India and pushed sand and seawater 100 yards inland; killed 75 people and caused $56.7 million in damages.
Atlantic Hurricane Season: 19 tropical storms, 11 hurricanes (Ernesto, Isaac, and Sandy caused most of the damage [$68 million] and deaths [320 people]).
Hurricane Ernesto: produced 85 mph winds and caused $252.2 million in damage killing 12 people.
Hurricane Issac: killed 43 people and caused $2 billion in damage.
Hurricane Sandy: killed 253 people and caused $65 billion in damage.
Are Natural Disasters Getting Worse?
According to the Washington Post ($528 billion in damage during 1981-1990 to $1.2 trillion in damage during 2001-2010), natural disasters are getting worse every year.
Just as in labor of a baby contractions get worse the closer you get to pushing that baby out, so our world is getting closer to the end times and Jesus’ return. Are you ready?
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Part 2 in Series: End Times Prophecies
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