Archive for February, 2023


Monday, February 27th, 2023

First, please accept my apology for not keeping the blog updated.  Next, the fact that you are checking for an update means you are probably familiar with the website and the man with whom it originated.  I am making a commitment, and sharing it with you, to keep the website, especially the blog, updated.  I hope you will read, click the links that will be included – I promise none of them will be about an extended warranty for your vehicle – and consider the truth of the Scriptures as we prepare for the return of Jesus Christ our King. 

No doubt you have heard of the major earthquake, magnitude 7.8, in Turkey that occurred on February 6, 2023 and was followed by a second earthquake, magnitude 7.5,  about nine (9) hours later.  Since the first earthquake, M7.8, occurred there have been thousands of aftershocks.  At this time it is hard to find a definite number, but below are links to information concerning the impact of the original earthquake along with suggested numbers of aftershocks:

This link is to the article, “The day the Earth moved” published on February 17, 2023 and reported by Reuters.  The article includes before and after pictures of plate movement which was recorded as “23 feet in opposite directions”.

This link is to an Earthquake Map which was posted by Amir Tsarfati of Behold Israel.  The map he posted refers to 7,700 aftershocks:

Here is an excerpt from his weekly, Behold Israel, newsletter from February 16-23, 2023:

“7,700 Earthquakes Have Shaken the Middle East Since February 7
Turkey and northern Syria continue to be ground zero for ground-shaking. Since the first two major quakes occurred on February 6-7, there have been more than 7,700 aftershocks. The largest, measuring 6.4, struck near the Turkish city of Antakya on Monday, killing six people. It took down dozens more buildings, many in Hatay province near the Syrian border, and was felt in Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Egypt. The death toll of the original quake has climbed to more than 45,000 people, with 122,000 more injured.”

While all this is occurring, and there was another earthquake in Turkey today, there are “wars and rumors of wars” along with “famines, and pestilences”.

Matthew 24:6-8 (KJV)

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8All these are the beginning of sorrows.

What IF, the increase in frequency and intensity of all the signs of “the beginning of birth pains” (HCSB) escalate to match the frequency of the aftershocks of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria?  Maybe it is time we begin to think along these lines.  Maybe, we are supposed to be able to identify the delivery of the time of tribulation by these events and the coming attack against Israel. 

Let us strive to keep “the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 3 KJV) in order to prepare for our Lord’s return.

Tom Brown