Jerusalem Earthquake in Revelation 11 Explained

Event 7 – Rev. Ch. 11 V 13

Over the centuries there have been many earthquakes in the Middle East.

Earthquakes are confined to the earth’s crust. Most occur within 40 miles of the surface though a few extend ten times deeper.

Stress accumulates gradually as the continental plates move and mountains shift and this is relieved periodically through gradual creep or sudden jolts.

Israel lies immediately adjacent to the African Rift Zone, the deepest known break in the earth’s crust.

Along this zone are a number of active volcanoes including Mt. Kenya and Mt. Kilmanjaro. The rift travels right up through the Promised Land to the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea is a product of the rift’s activity.

Previous known earthquakes have produced a total displacement of the Arabian and African Plates of the order of only 3 to 4 meters. Based on plate movements observed elsewhere around the world, 2000 years of history should have produced a displacement of about 14 meters. The large amount of unrelieved stress (-10 meters) along the African Rift Zone today also implies a major earthquake is long overdue in the Promised Land.

Revelation Chapter 11 V 13 says:
At that very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven. (NIV)

It is quite possible that the Dome On The Rock could be a casualty of this earthquake. That being the case then it is likely that a new temple would be constructed on the site, much to the upset of the Muslim community.

A Summary of The Seven Trumpets

The Trumpets in the book of Revelation will completely change the shape of the world as we know it. When the trumpets sound, there will be a global economic collapse. Cumbre Vieja and Yellowstone will reduce the United States to rubble. China will be flooded, Australia and Africa almost uninhabitable. Russia and India will be in the grip of drought and floods. This will leave only Europe and the Moslem countries to the east as possible trading partners. Rising seas will destroy the coastal cities and properties of the rich. The merchant class will be bankrupt and the most valuable asset will be land to produce food.

The world as we know it will be reduced back to exactly where it was 2,000 years ago in the time of the Roman Empire.

Rationing and martial law is introduced.

As a result of previous events and the next event due, food will be in short supply as will be land.
It is likely that a system of rationing will be introduced and this will be strictly enforced by the armed forces to ensure everyone has a fair share.