Author: Timothy Tin
Translator: Mandy Kwan
On the fifteenth day (lantern date) of the 2023 Lunar New Year, Turkey experienced its worst earthquake in the past two centuries! According to reports from the United Nations, on February 6 around midnight, the southern part of Turkey and Northern Syria had massive earthquakes. Earthquakes of 7.8 and 7.5 magnitudes struck the city of Gaziantep in Turkey. According to seismologist Ovgun Ahmet Ercan, the destruction was equivalent to 130 atomic bombs simultaneously exploding for the duration of 43 seconds, causing structures and buildings to collapse like dominos. Under the urging of the United Nations, sixty-five countries around the world already sent aid and help. The temperature of the disaster area dropped to -3 degrees Celsius rendered the work of rescue and recovery even more challenging. In addition to the outbreaks of fires at the seaports and destruction of airport runways, supplies and aid were unable to reach the disaster areas. Prior to this seemingly apocalyptical earthquake, an expert had predicted this doomsday event three days prior. Sadly hardly anyone believed in the prediction. Who was this person who predicted this disaster?
This “earthquake prophet” was a Dutch researcher at the Solar System Geometry Survey (SSGEOS). His name is Frank Hoogerbeets. On February 3rd he predicted that a 7.5 magnitude earthquake would hit Turkey’s south central portion, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. He even stated that a 7.8 magnitude earthquake would hit Turkey, and further said that it was to be followed by massive aftershocks. His predictions had a success rate of 100%. Although he was scorned prior to the disaster, he received massive following in social media in the aftermath. How did a Dutch expert so accurately predict the earthquake in Turkey? On February 5th, besides the Hoogerbeets’ warning, unusual sightings of blue light (earthquake light) were seen on the day prior to the earthquake. According to NASA’s Ames Research Center’s Professor Friedemann Freund, these blue lights could have different colors, forms, and durations. Some might just flash for a moment, others could be as long as ten minutes.
Freund and his team wondered if the “earthquake lights” were the result of an electrical charge produced by a certain type of rock under great tectonic stress. It was discovered in 2001 that triboluminescence was due to the fact that rocks could become semiconductors during a telluric movement or movement of the earth. As a powerful seismic wave travels through the ground, it compresses the rocks with great pressure and speed, creating conditions under which large amounts of positive and negative electrical charges are generated. These charges can travel together, reaching what is called a plasma state, which can explode and shoot into the air. (https://groundreport.in/what-is-earthquake-light-that-seen-in-turkey-before-massive-jolt) This also explained why blackouts happened subsequently after the blue lights were seen.
If people had taken heed of the warning and prepared accordingly, though they might experience some loss of possessions of property, at least their family would have been spared! Most of the time people only have a 20/20 vision in hindsight; therefore prophets in the Old Testament were often mocked or ridiculed. Jesus even questioned his contemporaries that He said to the crowd: “When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, ‘It’s going to rain,’ and it does” (Luke 12:54). In the same way, in this day with tremendous technological advances, we can predict with a higher percentage of certainty when earthquakes will hit. However, we don’t seem to be able to discern when the endtime is coming.
In the midst of the rubbles, a newborn baby girl was miraculously rescued; however, her mother could not be saved. This tragic scene reminded us of Luke 13:17-18: “When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, ‘It’s going to rain,’ and it does.” These verses state that if these disasters happened in winter, the suffering would be immeasurable! Jesus had another prophecy: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains” (Mark 13:8). Aren’t we all seeing an increased frequency in volcanic eruptions and earthquakes around the world?
Speaking of blue light, Jesus said, “For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man” (Matthew 24:27). This states that in the future there will be a universal blue light. It will come when you are the least expecting it. The blue light will cause outages and shutdowns, causing imminent disasters and catastrophes. “For you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape” (1 Thessalonians 5:2-3). Who can escape the wrath and judgment of God? Dear friends, prophecies have made clear that the end times are coming. Jesus’ warning is akin to the prophet’s earthquake warning. Those who accept Jesus and believe Him will escape God’s judgment. Do you want to accept Jesus? Then pray the following prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus, I believe in your prophecies. I also believe that you died for our sins and rose again on the third day. Please save my soul and free me from the bondage of sin so that I will have eternal life. I pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.
Author: Pastor of Christian Alliance Bible Church in Los Angeles, CA
Tin, Timothy (translated by Mandy Kwan). “Earthquake in Turkey & End Times” NYSTM Truth Monthly, March, 2023.
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