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The following Scriptures from the Old Testament give a clear description of how God will bring about His judgment upon mankind, just before the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore I will shake the heavens and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts and in the day of his fierce anger. Isaiah 13:13.
Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty and maketh it waste and turneth it upside down and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof. Isaiah 24:1.
The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned and few men left. Isaiah 24:5-6.
The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall and not rise again. Isaiah 24:19-20.
Thou shalt be visited of the Lord of hosts with thunder and with earthquake and great noise, with storm and tempest and the flame of devouring fire. Isaiah 29:6.
The earth shall quake before them;the heavens shall tremble: the sun and moon shall be dark and the stars shall withdraw their shining. Joel 2:10.
And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come. Joel 2:30-31.
For thus saith the Lord of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while and I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land.Haggai 2:6.
For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. Malachi 4:1.
Let’s read what Jesus said about the days of Noah and see if we can find any insight into what this “terrible day of the Lord” will be like. Look carefully at Luke 17, verse 30. It says, “Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.”
This verse refers back to the subject of verse 29, which states how Sodom was destroyed.
But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days of that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark and knew not until the flood came and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Matthew 24:37-39.
And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the day of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank,they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold,they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. Luke17:26-30.
If you will notice, Jesus said, “There will be earthquakes and/or great earthquakes in divers/many places, famines and pestilences.” These are the events, related to His return. Next, there were to be, “fearful sights and great signs from heaven.” Just before He returns, something happens to the view of the “sun, moon, and stars” and upon the earth, “the sea and the waves are roaring.” What on earth could possibly cause all these things to happen in such an orderly fashion? It is true, the verses say, “Immediately after the tribulation” and “after that tribulation.” In order for there to be an “after,” there has to be a “before.” The whole purpose of these studies, are to understand what the “before” events are going to entail, since these events may have a dramatic effect upon our lives.
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened and the moon shall not give her light and the stars shall fall from heaven and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Matthew 24:29-31.
But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not give her light and the stars of heaven shall fall and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven. Mark 13:24-27.
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; men's hearts failing them for fear and looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
What about the “the sea and the waves roaring;”? Can we find any insight as to what the Lord was talking about?
There are several Scriptures, which teach, Jesus will return in a cloud and every person will see Him, all over the earth at the same time. The only way this can happen is for enough great earthquakes to occur, which will cause the earth’s crust to crack open, permitting sufficient volcanic ash to enter the atmosphere and produce a single massive cloud of dust to encircle the earth. When Jesus returns, His glorified body will radiate light, which will be reflected and illuminate throughout the cloud, all over the world at the same time. This way, every eye on the earth will see Him at the same time. Wow! Is it possible? Yes it is!!!
“Jesus Christ Will Return In The Clouds”
It will be a single massive cloud of volcanic dust particles!!!
I saw in the night visions and behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven and came to the Ancient of days and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion and glory and a kingdom that all people, nations and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed. Daniel 7:13-14.
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn and they all shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Matthew 24:30.
And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. Mark13:26.
And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power and coming in the clouds of heaven. Mark 14:62.
And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. Acts 1:9-11.
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. I Thessalonians 4:16-18.
And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness and the first begotten of the dead and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood and hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Behold,he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him and they also which pierced him: and all kindred’s of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is and which was and which is to come, the Almighty. Revelation 1:5-8.
The Seventh Trumpet
The seventh trumpet announces the Rapture of the saved from off the earth. This event occurs at the end of the seven trumpets and before the wrath of God, which will last for 45 days, before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Notice the events on earth: lightening, voices (noises), thundering, an earthquake and great hail (volcanic bombs).
The Great African Superplume
Under the continent of Africa, there exists a massive column of molten rock, which will eventually be the mechanism that produces the “blood” or lava, flowing past the city of Jerusalem up to the “horse bridles.” This event occurs after the Rapture of the true believers and towards the end of the last 45 days during which the Seven Plagues or Vials of the Wrath of God are taking place upon the earth.
And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden without the city and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs. Revelation14:19-20.
The Seventh Vial of Wrath
The seventh vial of wrath ends the Tribulation Period. When the last 45 days of the Wrath of God is completed, there would have been great worldwide earthquakes, massive volcanic eruptions, with towering ash clouds, volcanic lightning and volcanic bombs of melting rock. These submarine earthquakes and volcanoes will produce catastrophic tsunamis waves along the coastal areas, resulting in a displacement of the geographical location of all the islands and mountains on this earth. Every inch of landmass on the entire surface of the earth will have a new geographical position. God will judge the people of the world with fire from under the earth’s crust.