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Sendai airport, before and after the tsunamis
Even in a nation used to earthquakes, Friday's massive earthquakes in Japan, plus the 13' and then the 33' tsunamis they triggered, were terrifyingly different - the whole island of Honshu moved at least 8'
Length of day shortened by quake
Japan earthquake accelerated Earth's rotation, study finds.
By changing the distribution of mass on the earth, Japan's earthquake sped up the planet's rotation, shortening the day by 1.8 microseconds, a new analysis has found.
The huge earthquake, now rated 9.1 on the Richter Scale, hit the NE coast of Honshu, Friday, March 11, 2011 at 2:46 PM
The strange 13' tsunami was unexpectedly black with soil and thick with cars, houses, and even something blazing, as it submerged the coastal farmland near Sendai. Cars and boats floated by as I watched on Fox News. The 33' tsunami was so powerful, it reached 6 miles inland, and caused a big whirlpool in the ocean. A boat was trapped in it.
Compare this earthquake and tsunami with the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake and tsunami. That was the largest earthquake since 1964.
The epicenter of the Honshu earthquake was at 38.322°N, 142.369°E, 80 miles E of SendaI, Honshu, Japan, and 231 miles NE of TOKYO.
A tsunami warning was issued in Hawaii and many other places, including Indonesia and the USA, which got hit by a smaller tsunami. At Sendai, the earthquake generated gigantic waves which rattled skyscrapers as it swept away houses, cars and boats.
Compare it with the Chilean earthquake of Feb. 27 last year. That 8.8 quake, took place off the coast of the Maule Region of Chile. It lasted up to 3 minutes and also triggered a tsunami. Towns on the coast and the port at Talcahuano were devastated.
Facts about earthquakes from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Over the past three decades the world's seismologists and scientific community has observed and documented increasing numbers of 7.0 Richter magnitude scale (RMS) earthquakes. Earthquake activity has absolutely "skyrocketed" during the last thirty years, and many seismologists are seriously concerned and even panicked about what lies ahead.
...from the USGS
From 1980 to 1990 the number of earthquakes with a 7.0 or greater RMS was 8.
From 1990 to 2000 the number of earthquakes with a 7.0 or greater RMS was 33.
From 2000 to 2010 the number of earthquakes with a 7.0 or greater RMS was...121!
Jesus stated that in the time leading up to the period known as the "Last Days" that earthquakes would increase in intensity as a woman that is about to bring forth her child (Matt 24:7-8)....
Jesus stated that at the beginning of this tribulation period, earthquakes would occur in many different places all over the face of the earth in great power and intensity (Luke 21:11; 1 Thess. 5:3)....
Mt 24:7,8 says, "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and EARTHQUAKES, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows."
Luke 21:11 says, "And GREAT EARTHQUAKES shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and FEARFUL SIGHTS and great signs shall there be from heaven."
1Th 5:3 says, "For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape."
I keep reading about people who talk about the "Rapture/sudden destruction" when referring to the first Rapture, the Rapture of the Church. Here is more of this passage so we can see that the sudden destruction belongs to the second Rapture, The Rapture of the Tribulation saints, the one that takes place after the Day of God's Wrath has begun (Rev. 6:17; 7:9,14), not to the first Rapture (Rev. 4:1 through 5:9).
1Th 5:1-11 says, "But of the times and the seasons, brethren (believers), ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the DAY OF THE LORD (which is also the Day of God's Wrath) so cometh as a thief in the night (as in Rev 6:17). For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then SUDDEN DESTRUCTION cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. BUT YE, BRETHREN, ARE NOT IN DARKNESS, THAT THAT DAY SHOULD OVERTAKE YOU AS A THIEF. YE ARE ALL THE CHILDREN OF LIGHT, AND THE CHILDREN OF THE DAY: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but LET US WATCH and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. FOR GOD HATH NOT APPOINTED US TO WRATH, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, WE SHOULD LIVE TOGETHER WITH HIM. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do."
GOD SHOWED HIS HAND!
> > March 11, 2010...
> > The Government of Japan deplores the decisions of the Government of Israel to give permission for the construction of 1,600 housing units in
East Jerusalem in addition to 112 units in West Bank just after the Israeli and Palestinian leadership’s acceptance of the start of indirect talks.
> > The Government of Japan does not recognize any act that prejudges the final status of Jerusalem and the territories in the pre-1967 borders. Japan demands that the plans should not be implemented.
> > The Government of Japan continues to request strongly that both parties will act in a way that enhances mutual confidence. Japan sincerely hopes that the indirect talks in the peace process will swiftly develop into the resumption of direct talks between the two parties.
And then again, this year on 1/11, 2/8, and 2/10 Japan released statements telling Israel not to build in east Jerusalem.
> > Maybe the earthquake was GOD way of saying to Japan and to America to remember "I Will Bless Those Who Bless you and
Curse Those who Curse You." Genesis 12:3
Thanks much for this information. The events of March 11, 2010 and March 11, 2011 speak for themselves. Agape
Tons of Water Ice Found on the Moon's North Pole
by Tariq Malik, 01 March 2010
A NASA radar instrument on an Indian moon probe found evidence of at least 600 million metric tons of water ice spread out on the bottom of craters at the lunar north pole.
That makes me wonder if the Moon is hit by water comets as Earth is. I'm convinced that they hit our upper atmosphere every day.
"Earth Science; physicist Louis Frank believes that thousands of tiny comets hit the Earth's atmosphere every year".
THIS SEEMS LIKE A SIGN TO ME: Sendai, Japan, is the sister city of Riverside, CA, where I live.
"Trees in downtown Sendai are decorated with lights during the Sendai Pageant of Starlights. The event provided the idea for the Festival of Lights annually held in Riverside, Sendai's sister city."
Riverside frets over sister city."
The Riverside, CA, Press-Enterprise, Saturday, March 12, 2011
The Press-Enterprise listed this information for those that want to help relief efforts after the huge earthquake and tsunami hit Sendai.
LOCAL RELIEF TEAMS PREPARED TO SEND PEOPLE, EQUIPMENT
"A 70-person urban search and rescue team based in Riverside was ready to go with pre-loaded pallets of equipment, including saws, radios and food and water for members. It is the same group that dug through rubble looking for survivors after the World Trade Center attacks in New York, Hurricane Katrina and the 1994 Northridge quake....
"The local crew is one of 28 regional Urban Search and Rescue teams set up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It is made up of doctors, structural engineers, search dogs and specialists from fire departments in Riverside, Cal Fire/Riverside County, Corona, Norco, Hemet, Murrieta, Pechanga and Newport Beach....
"The equipment can easily be moved onto a military transport plane at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside..."
AMERICAN RED CROSS. Call 888-831-0031 or 800-RED-CROSS;
online at www.redcross.org; or by mail to Inland Empire Chapter, 202 W Rialto Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92408.
SALVATION ARMY. Text the words "Japan" or "quake"to 80888 to make a $10.00 donation; call 800-SAL-ARMY; online at www.salvationarmy.usawest.org; or mail to The Salvation Army World Service Office, International Relief Fund, PO Box 630728, Baltimore, MD 21263-0728 with "Japan earthquake/tsunami" in the memo field of the check.
RIVERSIDE-BASED FUEL RELIEF FUND, which provides fuel for cars and generators; call 909-322-1481; online at www.fuelrelieffund.org.
This is what Sendai means in Japanese
"Fabio Rambelli, University of Sapporo "A little-known topic in the soteriology of Japanese Buddhism is doctrines concerning the existence of icchantika (issendai or sendai in Japanese), beings allegedly devoid of Buddha-seeds (busshu) and therefore forever unable to attain liberation."
I sure feel sorry for those people that died not believing in Christ.
However, there were some Christians in Sendai
"The Catholic Church has been associated with Sendai since 1631, the year in which Date Masamune, daimyo of Sendai, built a galleon to send an embassy to the Pope in Rome. Although the embassy was successful in its aim of establishing relations with the Holy See, Masamune's plans were frustrated by the suppression of Catholicism in Japan. The diocese of Sendai (previously the diocese of Hakodate) was established in 1891, only two years after the promulgation of a new constitution guaranteeing freedom of religion in Japan, in 1889. The Bishop of Sendai currently oversees the four northern prefectures of Miyagi, Fukushima, Iwate and Aomori, serving 11,152 Catholics in 56 parishes. Mototerakoji, the Cathedral of the diocese, is located a few blocks north of Sendai Station."
Tsunami Center Upgrades Quake To 9.1 - 4th Biggest Ever
The Japan earthquake was the fourth most powerful ever recorded with a magnitude of 9.1, twice more powerful than the initial estimate of 8.9, Gerard Fryer, geophysicist of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, said this morning.
Three others that were more powerful since the late 1800s when seismometers started measuring ground motions were in 9.5 in Chile in 1960, 9.2 in Alaska in 1964 and 9.1 in Sumatra in 2004, according to Fryer.
THE WORST QUAKES IN HISTORY
1. Valdivia, Chile, March 22, 1960 (magnitude of 9.5)
2. Prince William Sound, Alaska, USA, March 27, 1964 (9.2)
3. SUMATRA, Indonesia, December 26, 2004 (9.1)
4. Kamchatka, Russia, November 4, 1952 (9.0)
5. Arica, Chile (then Peru), August 13, 1868 (9.0)
A post on Five Doves, Re: THE 'MONTH OF NISAN' IS ALWAYS THE '42nd MONTH' AS WELL AS THE 'FIRST MONTH'
Scripture tells us that the month of 'Nisan' is the 'first month' of the Biblical/Scriptural Year. In addition to that consider this:
The 'Second Coming' of the Lord occurs on 'Tishri 1, Feast of Trumpets' at the end of the 84-month-long '70th Week of Daniel'. The month immediately preceding the month of 'Tishri' is the month of 'Elul' which is then month #84, the last month, of the '70th Week of Daniel'.
Make a spread-sheet of the '84-months' of the '70th Week of Daniel' making the month of 'Elul' as month #84. Then add the one extra month of 'Adar II' in the second-half (3 1/2 years) as the '13th month' in one year to compensate for the 'Hebrew leap-year'.
You will discover that the month of 'Nisan' is month #42 of the 84-month-long '70th Week of Daniel'. Nisan is always a Spring-month. Nisan 2016 (5776) falls within the next 'Year of Jubilee'.
According to Your Word, come Lord Jesus!
To me, Nisan 1, 5776 is the day of the Second Advent. If so, what will take place 7 months before that, on Tishri 1?
The year 5776 is a Jewish leap year with Adar II, the 13th month. Therefore, there will be 7 months between Tishri 1 and Nisan 1 in 5776 (Tishri, Cheshvan, Kislev, Teveth, Shevat, Adar I and Adar II), and 4 months between Hanukkah and Nisan 1 (Teveth, Shevat, Adar I and Adar II).
Why start counting four months from Hanukkah?
Haggai 2:18,19 says, "Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation (Jesus) of the LORD'S temple was laid (conceived), consider it. Is the seed (Jesus) yet in the barn (a saying meaning is she pregnant)? yea (YES, Kislev 24 was the day of Jesus' conception), as yet the vine (Jesus), and the fig tree (Israel), and the pomegranate, and the olive tree (with Gentiles grafted in), hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless you."
Hag 2:23 IN THAT DAY, saith the LORD of hosts, WILL I TAKE (laqach, take, carry away, fetch, get, receive, seize, send for, take away, take up, i.e., rapture) THEE, O Zerubbabel (an Israelite), my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet (chotham, signature ring, i.e., an engagement ring, for in that day, the 144,000 Israelites will be counted as virgins, Rev. 14:2-5): for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts."
Start with Kislev. Count off the 4 months, and you come to Nisan 1, which just may be the day Jesus will come for the wise virgins. If he takes them to Heaven at DAYBREAK, as Song of Solomon 2:17 suggests, it will be Nisan 2, April 6, 2011, anniversary of the Crucifixion on the Julian Calendar, which was in use in those days. (April 6 is our son David's birthday too.)
In John 4:35, Jesus said, "Say not ye, There are yet FOUR MONTHS, and then cometh HARVEST (i.e., barley harvest, the only harvest that shows white when ripe)? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest."
TISHRI 1, 5776, SEPT 14, 2015, NO OTHER DAY LIKE IT - EVER
The way I figure it, in Heaven, Tishri 1, 5776, Sept 14, 2015, will be the Day of the Lord, the first day of Christ's Millennial rule, the Day of God's Wrath, the time of Jacob's trouble, the Last-Trump Rapture, the Judgment Seat of Christ, the day the 7 trumpet judgments hit Earth, the Marriage of the Lamb, and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. There will be no other day like it - ever.
Rev 11:15-19 applies to that day. It says, "And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders (that had been caught up in the First-Trump Rapture), which sat before God on their seats (thrones), fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art (on the Feast of Trumpets), and wast (at the First Advent on that Feast of Trumpets), and art to come (the Second Advent will be on Nisan 1, still 7 months future in a leap year); because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. And the nations were angry, and THY WRATH IS COME, and the time of the dead, that they should be JUDGED (at the Judgment Seat of Christ), and that thou shouldest give REWARD unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament (with its 2 stone tablets): and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake (caused by the impacts of the two asteroids of Rev 8:8-11), and great hail" (a hail of smaller stones, some weighing about 100 pounds, some like untimely figs when the wind whips them off the tree).
Mt 24:31 tells us about the gathering to the General Assembly of the Church saints that are already in Heaven. It says, "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."
When the Tribulation saints are called up in the Last-Trump Rapture to the General Assembly in Heaven, the Church saints are already there, having been called up in the First-Trump Rapture and then gathered from one end of Heaven to the other at the time of the Last-Trump Rapture.
Mark 13:27 also tells us about the gathering of the Tribulation saints to the General Assembly from the Earth. It says, "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."
Heb 12:22-29 says, "But ye (Tribulation saints) are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the GENERAL ASSEMBLY and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a KINGDOM which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire."
The SECOND ADVENT seems to be on the first day of the Sacred, Regnal and Jubilee Year, NISAN 1, 5776, APRIL 9, 2016, SEVEN MONTHS AFTER THE DAY OF GOD'S WRATH, TISHRI 1, 5776, SEPT 14, 2015, IN A LEAP YEAR. Agape
ONE MORE THING
I stumbled on something interesting. Isa 65:22 says, "AS THE DAYS OF A TREE ARE THE DAYS OF MY PEOPLE".
I just found out that "The fig tree only lives for fifty years."
1967 + 50 = 2017, the same as a Jubilee, and I think the Jubilee will run from Nisan 1, 5776 (April 9, 2016) to Nisan 1, 5777 (March 28, 2017). The year 5775 is Sabbatic, so this is possible. Agape
Dear Marilyn, thank you so much for your exciting post here and on 5 Doves. I actually felt the Holy Spirit as I read. The spirit the Lord was telling me to trim my lamp, rub the sleep out of my eyes, and rejoice for he is coming soon!
Ever since about 1998 I have thought the rapture would have to be on Rosh Hashanah; but after 2008 I began to recognize that the three fall feasts are interdependent and must happen with the same day sequence when they occur in fulfillment of Christ’s second coming; in other words over a 15 day period from Tishrei 1 to Tishrei 15. This will be the start of Jesus earthly kingdom; therefore the rapture must happen before the fulfillment of these three feasts. To get around this problem I came up with a theory that the Church would have their own three fall feasts at the time of the rapture, and then the Jews would have their own three fall feasts at the second coming. This interpretation sounded good at first but it didn’t hold up under the light of scripture. I realized these feasts weren’t the churches or the Jews but they were Gods appointed feasts that hopefully will come to pass in 2015. Now, of course, God can do anything he wants whenever he wants, but I think he has provided all the clues we need and expects us to know the season of the rapture.
I agree with your statement,
“But it might be in early spring, April instead of June. If it is the time of the Olynthos figs, it will be in early spring instead of late spring.”
All the signs and scriptures pointing to the time of first ripe figs could indeed happen as early as April and the anniversary of the crucifixion; as you said wouldn’t that be like our Jesus to commemorate our redemption. But, the timing of the early figs would still be relevant all the way up to the first week of June. Something to consider is the timing of the lilies blooming. Song 6:2 says, "My beloved (i.e., Jesus) is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and TO GATHER LILIES." The native lily of Israel blooms in May and June.
This time span from Nisan 1 to the end of Iyyar takes up most of the spring season that runs from March 21st to June 21st. This appears to be the season God wants us to be watching. Spring in Hebrew is “Aviv” meaning rebirth, how appropriate.
For many of us this has been the darkest, coldest, longest winter of our lives. This winter started out with a dark lunar eclipse on the longest night of the year; in fact this was the darkest day in 400 years. This was to me a sign telling me to persevere because it’s always darkest before the dawn. Then came the sign of the earthquakes in Christchurch, telling us of the coming judgment, and now we are learning that all the people of Christchurch must leave because the ground has become like shifting sand to unstable to rebuild.
The scriptures you cite build a good foundation for your conclusion of April 6th rapture, but couldn’t they be cited for many dates during this spring season? As a side note, isn’t Passover on April 19th this year? I intend to have a good supply of oil on hand from Nisan 1 thru Pentecost.
Marilyn I want to tell you how much I have learned from your many studies and what a blessing they have been over the years, to me and many others I’m sure. We make too much of the little things we disagree on, and over look the abundance of truth we hold in common. ybic
Thanks for your kind words. I have learned from you too. We can't teach without learning new things ourselves. That's the joy of corresponding with other people who study the Bible and want to understand everything, all the deep things. We can get farther together than individually. Agape
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