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Natural Disasters in End Times

Updated on April 13, 2013
Tornadoes | Source

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):

Middle East Earthquake
Middle East Earthquake | Source

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.

Colorado Wildfires
Colorado Wildfires | Source

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.

U.S. Tornado
U.S. Tornado | Source

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.

Hurricane Issac
Hurricane Issac | Source

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?

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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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      Amber 4 years ago from Winter Park

      Yes, but we as Christians and Jews are about to enter into a holocaust. We will experience great persecution. The question is will we be able to hold true like so many martyrs before us did? And have we taught our children well enough to hold fast and claim these Truths for themselves as well in the mist of persecution?

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      Rayne123 4 years ago

      Great hub

      However I dont think these are natural, I believe that they are God made.

      This is a warning and still no one gets it, how sad.

      I am ready for Jesus. Strange as my friend that just left was discussing this and like many others she does not want to admit Gods wrath.

      However I dont see why not, as God punishes the wicked everyday in some way.

      I guess they are scared to live it, much better to live that then what is going on now. Whatever the case they dont want to admit it. My friend said dont talk about it in front of my kids. (they were not here tonight) yet what they dont see , their kids, are living in a worse world than Gods wrath, they need to be more afraid of the volience, wars, famine, fighting, killing that is going on now. Thats what their kids are facing now. Gods wrath is a clear and vivid image not to mention better than what is going on now.

      I also told her, since we walk in Gods word we dont have to worry, so dont worry about Gods wrath. The evil doers are done and not only the day of judgement but NOW.

      Gods wrath will be no escape however I am not worried about it. We need a new world. And to rebuild a world, you have to destroy the other.

      Gods wrath will lead to heaven the world now is leading to hell.

      One of my hubs I left a video on the seven signs of the Apocalypse, which also clarifies all of what you have stated on this hub. Thank you

      thank you for this hub