Sudden destruction! What a picture. The word “sudden” means right now, in this instant, or no time left at all. It may not be even one minute, no, it may mean right now!
What in or out of this world could constitute this severity of sudden destruction? If the fate of nations, such as the United States, is sealed in just one hour, is one hour then sudden with God? If a day with Him is as a thousand years, is 30 minutes “sudden” with Him?
I read that a pole shift can complete, once it is begun, in as little as 1/2 hour. That would give people no time to contemplate anything other than “Lord, have mercy”.
Some are warning that a heavenly body is in our solar system now, and that it will come closest to the earth about Sept 25/26, 2012. If so, the gravitational and magnetic pull of this body would have its effect on the earth days before its closest approach. As its approach is said to be coming from our south pole, and that is why we cannot see it in the northern hemisphere, a sudden pole shift would make it immediately visible, wouldn’t it? Its visibility would leave Australia and southern South America and it would be seen in the U. S, Canada, Europe, Russia, China, etc.
It would be seen in Israel, as well. And it would be seen suddenly.
Brethren, the sixth seal of Revelation 6 describes a pole shift, I believe. In Rev 6:12ff, we read “And I beheld, when he had opened the sixth seal and, lo, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 13. And the stars of heaven fell upon the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 15. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains, 16. And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall upon us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; 17. For the great day of His wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand?”
Do you see how a pole shift could fulfill all these things? First an earthquake, a great one, so great that it speeds up the shift. Caused by what? By the closeness of a heavenly body yanking on the south pole magnetically, pulling the planet over as it goes by. This planet blots out the sun to people’s eyes and causes the ensuing eclipse to turn the moon blood red. And the “stars” falling could be threefold. A. It would appear that the stars are falling as the earth turns over. B. Meteorites in the tail of the heavenly body falling as burning hail stones. C. The fallen angel being cast down to the earth (UFO invasion?). The sky would appear to roll up like a scroll during the time of the turnover. All mountains and islands would be moved or sunk by the tsunamis generated by the turnover. And the elite would go directly to the underground bunkers and the rest would seek any place, a cave, or crevice in the rocks to get away from the meteorites. They would cry out for a safe place to hide, and they would recognize that this is a judgment from heaven. They would know that the “end of the world” as they understand the term, or “judgment day” has come. And, indeed, who would be able to stand? BUT:
Before this awful occurence, the rapture will happen. It is from this calamity that God snatches His people in the rapture event, just before the turnover. We may see the onset of WWIII, however I think this event will overtake mankind first, and then in the aftermath of this sudden destructive event, WW will ensue.
Included in the slain of the fifth seal, the ones just before this crying “how long”, may also be the watchers and holy ones of Yahushua (Jesus Christ), especially those being killed right now today for their faith or just because they are Christians. The watch has been long and tiresome, after all, and many are expressing their tired and worn out condition. They are even using these very words to express themselves, the words …”how long”.
The severity of the destruction will only be as extensive as God Almighty decrees. Not all the world will be destroyed, but I feel 25% of mankind will die in it. We are told to expect this heavenly intruder at the end of Summer, Sept 20/21 and on after. If this is the closest approach, i. e. Sept 26, 2012, the destruction will begin some time before that, but the sudden turnover may occur on just one day. This would mean no election for President and obviously martial law on what is left of the U. S. and the world. It would mean the perfect opportunity for the man of sin to become head of the world.
The initial effects could begin as early as Aug 24/25, just coming up and build up to the cataclysmic events pictured above.
We only have a month to during which we should watch, and watch daily now.