Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sumatra, Indonesia Volcano Erupts

Be prepared for natural  disasters, friends. Especially if you live in a disaster prone area, which can be just about anywhere on the face of the earth in these perilous times. Ten thousand frightened people were forced to flee their homes  when a volcano in Sumatra, Indonesia erupted for the first time in 400 years.

Officials issued a red alert after Mount Sinabung began to spew lava shortly after midnight (1900 GMT).

Smoke and ash reportedly shot 1,500m into the air, and witnesses said they could see lava from the volcano from several miles away.

The Medan Tribune quoted one local resident as saying he panicked and ran when he saw lava coming towards his him "like a ball of fire".

Priyadi Kardono from Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency told the BBC that more than 10,000 people were being evacuated from nearby villages. More

Volcano eruptions are very often triggered by earthquakes, which are mentioned in Bible prophecy. Jesus specifically included earthquakes in His Olivet Discourse. He prophesied earthquakes in various places" Matthew 24:7, and we are definitely seeing this prophecy come to pass in increased intensity and frequency.

God uses earthquakes to fulfill His purposes, and are prophesied in the Bible for a reason. In the Bible, God often uses earthquakes and volcano eruptions to show forth His wrath and anger; for instance:

Haggai 2:6,7 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;
And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.
Nahum 1:5-6 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein. Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.
It’s time to take notice of what the Lord is telling us through His Word as we watch these events take place upon the earth,  repent of all known sin and rely upon His grace and Word to take you through these hard times we are living in-- the obvious increase of volcano eruptions and earthquakes and the time Jesus spoke of in Matthew 24 is clearly at the door.

Related Story: Earthquakes Up 151 Per Cent

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