Gail (27 Apr 2014)
"Watch those Megathrusts"
“The Days Shall Be Shortened”Apr.1st, 2014Robert D. PaceJesus often spoke of the Endtimes and the signs people living in that day would experience. It’s especially important to notice Christ’s description in Matthew 24:21. Jesus said: “There will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now- and never to be equaled again.” Verse 22 says: “Unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.” Are Christ’s Words to be translated literally or figuratively?Constricting time, how will that happen?I have heard people postulate that God will shorten the 7-year timespan of the Tribulation in order to fulfill this prophecy. However, one must recognize that the Bible carefully measured Daniel’s 70 weeks and has mandated these days to fully run their course.Jesus said: “unless the days were shortened.” That phraseology shows that God will actually shave off the hours of a day!And geophysical science affirms this probability. In fact, the days have already been shortened! They just haven’t been shortened to the magnitude Scripture forecasts. Geophysicists have calculated that three earthquakes since 2004 have accelerated the earth’s spin and shortened our 24-hour day by about 10 microseconds.They explain how this has happened- the planet is made to increase its spin when a violent earthquake pushes Earth’s landmass closer to its axis. This concept is best illustrated by watching Olympic ice skaters. At some point in their routine, the skater glides to center rink and with arms wide out gracefully begins spinning. But as the skater slowly pulls in their arms to their body (or axis), their spin increases to a blazing, indiscernible speed. Moreover, once a series of violent earthquakes ripple around the globe (as mentioned in Isaiah 24:19-20) it could shift an immensity of landmass toward the north and south poles, and increase our planet’s spin to a velocity that could contract a day by several hours! Thus, this would literally fulfill Christ’s prophecy to “shorten the days” and also mercifully alleviate the suffering of the “elect.”Mar.11th, 2011The day just got a tiny bit shorter because of Friday's giant earthquake off the coast of Japan.NASA geophysicist Richard Gross calculated that Earth's rotation sped up by 1.6 microseconds. That is because of the shift in Earth's mass caused by the 8.9-magnitude earthquake. A microsecond is one-millionth of a second,Chile, Japan, and Sumatra megathrust earthquakes all caused microseconds shortening of the day. In all these cases, one tectonic plate is shoved beneath another.Such earthquakes are responsible for the most powerful shifts in the Earth's crust.Where might the next megathrust quake hit?The Year of 1877 saw a 8.5 on the surface wave magnitude scale, also estimated to have been a magnitude 9 earthquake that hit Iquique Chile on May 9th, 1877.A total of 2,541 people died, mainly in Peru and what is now northernmost Chile, with some deaths also reported from Hawaii and Japan.The risk of a great megathrust earthquake within this area has a recurrence period of 135 years.yr 1877+ 135 years = 2012We are overdue for a megathrust earthquake.Scientists also believe it could be in a subduction zone off the Pacific coast of the Northern US and Canada, where the Juan de Fuca plate meets the North American plate.And they're happening right now in the Solomon Islands.The Solomon Islands also seems to produce more earthquake “doublets” and “triplets,” a deviation from the normal earthquake aftershock in which a second and sometimes third earthquake can be produced from the aftershock of the first earthquake. This occurs rarely, maybe once or twice a year, making this area a unique seismic area.God Bless,gail