October 15, 2007

Researchers at Tel Aviv University say an earthquake, the "big one", is on its way to Israel

Even as seismologist registered an earthquake in the Jordan Valley of Israel, researchers at Tel Aviv University presented a new study on the time line of earthquakes in the region throughout history. The report concluded that a large earthquake is very possible in the near future for Israel.

The "big one" as it has been referred to by seismologist could hit the region of the Jordan Valley which is part of an earthquake prone area known as the Rift Valley which extends from Syria in the North to Kenya in the South. However no precise earthquake dates can be extrapolated from the data.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

A warning from researchers at Tel Aviv University of a major earthquake hitting Israel in the near future has an interesting prophetic significance according to Bible prophecy.

The state of Israel is located along the Syrian-African Rift Valley, a friction point between two subterranean plates and is considered an earthquake prone area.

History has recorded a number of major earthquakes along the Jordan Valley in Israel, a portion of the Rift Valley. There have been over the years a number of smaller quakes in the earthquake prone area which also leads to speculation that the "big one" could happen in the near future.

Prophetic passages in the Bible speak much of earthquake activity in the end times. Matthew 24, a record of the Olivet Discourse that was given by Jesus Christ, reveals that the Lord said that one of the "signs" for His Second Coming would be earthquake activity across the world, Matthew 24:7.

Revelation 6:12, 11:13 and 16:18 all speak of earthquakes in the last days. The prophet Ezekiel wrote that when the enemies of Israel come to destroy the Jewish state there will be a "great shaking in the land", which many Bible scholars believe is referring to a massive earthquake, Ezekiel 38:19.

The report from researchers at Tel Aviv University that the "big one" is on the way to Israel is indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.