For many years I have taught God’s people about tsunamis, and
to expect them as part of the end-time scenario. I gave a very
clear message on this topic in Beijing, China. A few days later
a very powerful earthquake shook that nation. So the people that
I have spoken to about this subject know that it is a clear sign of
the end times.
I believe that the death toll will surpass 160,000 people. In
very remote areas entire beachfront villages have disappeared, without
one human left alive to tell the story. At least five million
people lack clean water, food, medicine, shelter, and sanitation.
I’m sure that everyone has read about the recent tsunami. But
just in case you do not know the definition of a tsunami (pronounced,
soo-na-me): It is two Japanese words that literally mean “harbor
wave”. This type of wave is caused by either an earthquake
deep within the ocean floor, an underwater volcanic eruption, or an
The force of the earthquake literally moves millions and
millions of tons of water. This displaced water has to go somewhere. The
place of least resistance is the surface. So a huge wave is created. Ships
on the water do not even realize that a tsunami has been created just
beneath them, and sail onward without a care in the world. It
is only when the tsunami approaches land that it is noticeable.
The wave travels as fast as a jet aircraft—500mph and upwards! As
it approaches land it slows down, but the energy goes into the height
of the wave and it becomes huge. The only warning for those on
the beach is that just moments before the wave crashes on the shore
the water recedes abnormally. It is at this time that unsuspecting
people walk far out on the sand to pick up fish or relics that they
see lying there. Usually these people are the first victims.
Even a small wave is very powerful. But a tsunami is powerful
enough to move houses, concrete, cars, trucks, and buses, tossing them
like small toys before the force of nature. Can you imagine seeing
a wall of water coming towards you at 500 mph?
Jesus has told us not to be terrified (Luke 21:9), because there will
be wars (Iraq) and commotions (terrorists). He said that these
things would take place just before He returned to planet earth. He
told us about famines (Sudan), pestilences (AIDS in Africa), fearful
sights, and great signs from heaven.
He said that the earthquakes would be in “divers” places
(Luke 21:11). We know that the word “divers” means “various”. He
has told us ahead of time that the earthquakes would be in “various” places
around the world.
But isn’t it interesting that the modern word for “divers” refers
to men who swim under the water. Looking at this verse from the
modern perspective He has told us that the earthquakes will be beneath
the oceans. And this is exactly what causes tsunamis.
Amazing that when we look closely at the Scriptures Jesus has told
us ahead of time about tsunamis appearing just before He returns!
One of the “experts” being interviewed on television was
telling the audience that an underwater earthquake could “not
take place in the Atlantic Ocean”, and for us not to worry about
the East Coast of the United States being buried by a tsunami.
As soon as he said that it was just like the Holy Spirit spoke to
my heart and said, “Little do you know!”
Psalm 114:7: “Tremble thou earth at the presence of the Lord”
You might also want to read Job 9:6; Joel 2:10; and Psalm 60:2.
This recent natural phenomenon certainly has the attention of everyone
in the world. We now know how powerful Almighty God is, and He
can do anything that He wants to do anytime that He wants to do it. He
is sending clear “signs” to the people on planet earth
of His existence. How many will heed the warnings?
The first thing the news media attempts to do is explain this from
a “scientific” point of view. But there is no scientist
anywhere who knows what causes an earthquake or what makes your heart
to beat each time that it pumps life-giving blood to your body.
As God’s people we explain it simply with one word: Yahweh!
Jesus’ return to earth is imminent. Watch for more of
His “signs” and do your best to hear His voice and obey
it each day. This is exactly what we are attempting to do here
at Full Life Crusade: Hear His voice and obey it!
Does anything else matter except for us to do what He tells us to
do from day to day? When we hear and obey, then what we do has
eternal consequences. When we merely do our own thing we waste
The next major thing in Jesus’ prediction is the persecution
of His people. He declares that we will be taken to prisons, churches,
before kings and rulers. It is very interesting to compare the
demons being unleashed in the book of Revelation with the time in which
we are now living.
The angel told Daniel that on the first day he prayed the answer was
sent from heaven. But it took the angel three weeks to get to
Daniel. He had a mighty battle in the heavenlies with the prince
of Persia. This “prince” withstood him for 21 days. He
was finally “helped” by Michael, one of the chief princes,
and then he was able to break through and get to Daniel with the heavenly
The Prince of Persia has not died! These spirits are eternal. There
is still a “Prince of Persia”, and “Persia” is
modern-day Iraq! The forces that our soldiers are dealing with
are demonic, and that is why it is almost impossible to bring peace
Several thousand years have gone by since Daniel prayed and
the forces of darkness attempted to hinder God’s answer to him
(Daniel 11:13-14). But these evil principalities and powers over
nations still exist. So . . . if you have ever prayed for our
nation, do it now. I honestly believe that the forces of darkness
can never be defeated by military might. There are not enough
bullets and bombs available to beat them into submission—if it
is even possible to do it with conventional warfare.
But we do have weapons that will work and bring about victory! “The
weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God” (2
Cor.10:4). Three of the most powerful weapons we have are prayer,
fasting, and studying God’s Word. Many churches have closed
their doors on Wednesday evenings when they should be praying. It
is almost unheard of for a pastor to “call a fast” for
his congregation anymore. Many pastors are afraid that if they
insist on a prayer meeting or call a fast that the church will empty
out and he won’t have anyone to preach to anymore—neither
will he have a salary!
But this is what we need at this hour. We need to be praying
about the situation in Iraq. We should be seeking God with all
of our hearts, like Daniel did. And notice, Daniel was not rebuking
and binding evil spirits! He was confessing his sins and the
sins of his people. He was mourning. He was afflicting
himself (Daniel 10:2-3). After three weeks of this the angel
broke through with the message—God’s answer.
We are at the end of time. Jesus will return soon. We
must be about our Father’s business. I know that it is
a very trite and over-used quote, but it is still true: “Only
what is done for Christ will last!”
Thank you once again for your help with the outreaches of Full Life
Crusade. May God richly bless you for sharing your offerings
with this ministry. And may He give you a blessed year in 2005!
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