Author: Rev. Timothy Tin
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 exploding for 43 seconds, causing structures and buildings to collapse like dominos. Under the urging of the United Nations, sixty-five countries worldwide already sent aid and help. The temperature of the disaster area dropped to -3 degrees Celsius rendering 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. Before this seemingly apocalyptical earthquake, an expert had predicted this doomsday event three days prior. Significantly few people believed in the prediction. Who was the 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 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 massive aftershocks would follow. His predictions had a success rate of 100%. Although scorned before the disaster, he received an enormous 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 before the earthquake. According to NASA’s Ames Research Center’s Professor Friedemann Freund, these blue lights could have different colours, forms, and durations. Some might just flash for a moment, and others could be as long as ten minutes.
Freund and his team wondered if the “earthquake lights” resulted from an electrical charge produced by a certain type of rock under great tectonic stress. They discovered in 2001 that triboluminescence was because 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, generating large amounts of positive and negative electrical charges. These charges can travel together, reaching a plasma state, which can explode and shoot into the air. (groundreport.in/what-is-earthquake-light-that-seen-in-turkey-before-massive-jolt) It 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 or property, their family might have been spared at least! 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 about 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 end time is coming.
Amid the rubbles, miraculously, a newborn baby girl was rescued; however, her mother was not. This tragic scene reminded us of Mark 13:17-18: “How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that this will not take place in winter.” These verses state that the suffering would be immeasurable if these disasters happened in winter! 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). Don’t we all see an increased frequency in volcanic eruptions and earthquakes around the world?
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 there will be a universal blue light in the future. 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 labour 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 believe you died for our sins and rose again on the third day. Please save my soul and free me from the bondage of sin. I pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.
Author: Rev. (Dr.) Timothy Tin is the lead pastor of the Christian Alliance Bible Church in L.A.. Rev. Tin serves as Board of Director in the International Fellowship of Christian Short Term Missions and Presence Quotient. Rev. Tin is currently teaching in USA Christian Mission Seminary. He holds practitioner’s licenses of acupuncture in Southern CA and NACCAOM in US. Rev. Tin received his Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Alhambra Medical University, Master of Longevity Martial arts and Doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from University of East West Medicine. Rev. Tin is a frequent speaker in many churches and nonprofits organizations.