Now this is something you don’t see every day. Or, lately, I think it IS something you see everyday. I’ve been reporting about the changes on and in the earth as evidenced by unexpected sinkholes, mine collapses, mud eruptions, explosions and cracks in the earth. Isaiah prophesies that at the last days the earth will crack up. Prior to that, the geo-landforms on top of the earth and underneath it will undergo catastrophic changes. Islands will sink. Mountains will collapse. It has been my opinion that these events as birth pangs are increasing in advance of the tribulation, making themselves more and more known, as birth pangs do. The earth as we see it will be modified.
Sinkholes are one symptom of a restless earth. This week in Tampa a sinkhole suddenly opened up, swallowing a car. The hole is 20-foot-wide, and 10-foot-deep. The hole continues to grow, say officials.
As for that famous sinkhole which had appeared in Guatemala in June, it’s still baffling geologists, not to mention City Planners. “Geologists baffled by what to do with giant Guatemala sinkhole, “Simply filling the hole won’t help, says Mr. Kasmarek, without first studying the geological makeup of the surrounding area to determine the underlying factors that caused the collapse.” This is a link to amazing photos of the Guatemala hole.
Biblically, we know that the earth veritably heaves and shifts during the Tribulation. Even during the lead-in of the end times we are told that there will be earthquakes. In SoCal, the recent earthquake has caused increased pressure, not lessened it. “Southern California faults are feeling the pressure Seismologists are increasingly concerned that the 7.2 Mexicali temblor on April 4 placed more pressure on faults around the Southland, resulting in increased quake activity over the last three months.” The Easter Sunday quake shifted the earth three feet. A mile-long crack appeared in the ground in nearby Mexico. Too many weird crustal changes are happening during the exact time Jesus said to watch for the birth pangs for us to ignore.
Spiritually, there is nothing more disconcerting than the very ground we walk on and trust giving way. If you can’t trust the ground you walk on, what can you trust? Jesus. Part of the intent of the end time is to shake us out of complacency, and show us in undeniable terms that the only thing we can and should trust is Jesus. Psalm 18:2 says “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” When the very earth gives way under our feet, Jesus is the stronghold. He is the most solid ground on which we can ever hope to stand, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. “And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.” (Matthew 7:25) Is your life founded on that rock? Is your trust on that rock? Or do you go your own way and place trust in jobs, bank accounts, parents, vehicles, retirement, physical strength, intellect? Those are important but they are gifts from Jesus, Who is the rock from which all else flows. Place your trust in Him today, even if you are spiritually at the bottom of a sinkhole. He will lift you out.