EARTHQUAKES, ECONOMICS, & POLITICS
To borrow a phrase from the title of an old rock tune by Jerry Lee Lewis, There will soon be a “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”. The majority of the shaking will involve economics and politics but there may be a physical shaking involving earthquakes.
In my opinion, the number of earthquakes and volcanos has been increasing over the past few years. There are some pundits claiming there is no increase – it is the same as it has been for many years, it is merely the reporting that has been emphasized and it appears there are more earthquakes and volcanoes.
If the reader has been following my Revelation comments, it should be known the understanding I have discovered to be the most logical is the historical prophetic interpretation found in the writings of Dr. Stephen Jones as one example. For many years I have studied and pondered the writings of Hal Lindsey, Tim LaHaye, John Walvoord, Peter Goodgame, Patrick Heron, Timothy McHyde, Chris White, and some others of lesser value. I initially rejected the historical approach, but a few rereads later convinced me of its veracity. What was once Revelation prophecy is now history except for the collapse of the Mystery, Babylon system which appears, from most news reports, to be occurring at the present.
Earthquakes are mentioned often in the Revelation and they should be considered as metaphoric symbolism of an event which emotionally or politically shakes the people and nations. Natural disasters, when they occur, may also foreshadow great political changes or economic as of the present. As an example, the earthquake presented by the sixth seal would practically destroy all earthly life and all building structures if it was not referring to an invasion of an outside force resulting in political upheaval.
Revelation 6:12-14 NET Then I looked when the Lamb opened the sixth seal, and a huge earthquake took place; the sun became as black as sackcloth made of hair, and the full moon became blood red; (13) and the stars in the sky fell to the earth like a fig tree dropping its unripe figs when shaken by a fierce wind. (14) The sky was split apart like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved from its place.
A literal understanding of the sixth seal would present an earth shattering catastrophe. If literal, the signs in the heavens: sun, moon, stars and the sky, would portend an invasion of the solar system by perhaps the so-called planet X. The earthquake moves every mountain and island. If this is worldwide then perhaps the entire crust of the earth spins the opposite direction of the inner earth or mantle. Everything would surely be destroyed and there would be little need for the remainder of the Revelation.
The Fall of Babylon
Revelation 16:18-20 speaks of the destruction of Babylon with a description that is very similar to, but greater than, the sixth seal. A great earthquake divides the city of Babylon (which is not an actual city but a metaphoric description of the system in general) into three parts. This earthquake is also explained as “unequaled since humanity has been on the earth, so tremendous was that earthquake NET”. This description signifies the utter chaos that will enfold the world, particularly the Western nations, when this economic and political shaking takes place.
Revelation 16:18-20 KJV 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.
Although there may be an actual earthquake, since God may want to emphasize this shaking, this upheaval is describing the monetary and economic conflagration of the majority of the world, particularly Europe and the USA. The effect on China is questionably, but Russia appears to have isolated themselves from the Rothschild banking system and the amount of debt accumulation. This scripture is prophesying the economic and political shaking of many peoples and nations. Verse 19 states the cities of the nations fall since many USA cities are near bankruptcy. Every island flees signaling that even small countries will be affected. The elite, including many politicians, will be relieved of their world and national control as the mountains are said to disappear or be leveled.
A similar end-times prophecy can be found in Haggai 2:6-7.
Haggai 2:6-9 NET Moreover, the LORD who rules over all says: ‘In just a little while I will once again shake the sky and the earth, the sea and the dry ground. (7) I will also shake up all the nations, and they will offer their treasures; then I will fill this temple with glory,’says the LORD who rules over all.
(8) ‘The silver and gold will be mine,’says the LORD who rules over all. (9) ‘The future splendor of this temple will be greater than that of former times,’ the LORD who rules over all declares, ‘and in this place I will give peace.’ “
The nations will be shaken and the money of the bankers and elites (the top 1%) will be taken from them and given for the benefit of the Temple of the Lord. Recall the Glory of the Lord removed Himself from the temple built by Solomon and never inhabited the temple built by Ezra and modernized by Herod. The Temple of God (the Holy Spirit) is now residing within the body of every Christian believer.
The book of Hebrews quotes a section of the Haggai prophecy and adds a certain short explanation
Hebrews 12:26-29 NET Then his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “I will once more shake not only the earth but heaven too.” (27) Now this phrase “once more” indicates the removal of what is shaken, that is, of created things, so that what is unshaken may remain. (28) So since we are receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us give thanks, and through this let us offer worship pleasing to God in devotion and awe. (29) For our God is indeed a devouring fire.
Certain things will be shaken i.e. removed from usefulness or value. This may include the authority of the elites and political leaders and the removal of monetary debt of nations instigated by the world banking system. One viewpoint is that an actual physical earthquake, wherever it occurs, will be so destructive and expensive that it will cause hyper-inflation and bring about massive political change as well. This actual earthquake has been considered (NOT prophesied) to occur along the USA west coast. If so, it would be a wakeup call for the far left liberal snowflakes. In the aftermath, Mystery Babylon will collapse and the Kingdom of God will begin to be established.
A Prediction or an Astute Observation?
One Bible teacher, who lived in Washington State for a while, concluded that Washington State is the spiritual headquarters for Washington D.C. (or serves as a telegraph of future events). Events that occur in King County, Washington, where Seattle is located, are future signs of what is happening, or will happen, in Washington D.C. About 60 miles north of Seattle is a town actually named, Mount Vernon, which is next to Martha Washington Creek. Events happening in Mount Vernon, Washington appear to reveal the occurrences that are happening or will happen in the White House in Washington D.C. It appears that the Pacific Northwest could be in for a great shaking, such as an earthquake, as a sign of things soon to come in Washington D.C.
It is quite likely we could see a sequence of events possibly emerge in 2017. The first two events may occur in the state of Washington with a massive actual earthquake, followed by actual volcanos shaking “the sea also and the dry land” as of Haggai 2:6. This would possibly be a sign of war i.e. the climactic war between Babylon and the Kingdom of God.
The Foundation of the Crisis
There was a great earthquake that occurred when Jesus was crucified at Passover (Matthew 27:51) and again when He was raised from the dead (Matthew 28:2). If we see a quake or two in 2017, these events in Matthew may indicate the timing for such an event as indicated above.
The Federal Reserve recently raised interest rates another .25% to .75%. This may not seem like a lot, but it is enough to begin eroding the value of all those zero-percent bonds that have been sold in the past 9 years in the amount of ten trillion dollars.
As long as the Federal Reserve Act remains in force, it is estimated the national debt will continue to double with every president. The economy needs money to function, and borrowing (from the Federal Reserve) is the only way to create money and put it into circulation. Either the people themselves or the government is forced to borrow, because if the borrowing stops, we have a liquidity crunch, and immediately go into a depression. The Babylonian system is based on the creation of fiat debt-money.
The problem is that the people themselves have been paying off their ongoing debts faster than they are borrowing for new debts. That means the government must make up the difference or send the country into a depression. Unlike in past years, the people can now no longer afford to borrow. They have reached their debt limit as a whole.
Bonds are debt notes. When the government borrows money, which is only done through the Federal Reserve, they give their creditors bonds in return. A bond puts the government into debt. Bonds are evidence of the bondage that the USA is under. The US government, the USA in general, and/or New York City is not Mystery Babylon, as some prophecy teachers have claimed. Mystery, Babylon is worldwide, or at least Western World wide. The debtor is a servant (slave) of the lender. The US government is the slave of Mystery Babylon which in our case is the Federal Reserve. Europe is the slave of Rothschild International banks, which are similar to the USA’s Federal Reserve. Our debt is created through borrowing money from the Federal Reserve rather than the USA government printing their own money as authorized in the Constitution. Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy attempted to create real government money and they were assassinated. Andrew Jackson was totally opposed to the national banking system of his day, and Jackson is highly admired by President Donald Trump.