a shaking, a commotion
σεισμός seismós, sice-mos'; from G4579; a commotion, i.e. (of the air) a gale, (of the ground)
an earthquake:—earthquake, tempest.
Divers places i.e. diverse places, varied places, a lot of different places,
place after place, in many parts of the world, various places, different places,
There have been: (M1.5 or greater) (September 6, 2016)
76 earthquakes today
791 earthquakes in the past 7 days
3,021 earthquakes in the past month
43,927 earthquakes in the past year
We were staying at the Holiday Inn Express in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, for Labor Day Weekend. We were there primarily to celebrate my Father’s 94th birthday. At exactly 5:45 a.m. on Saturday the 3rd of September, the fire alarm sounded unrelentingly throughout the motel, jarring us out of bed. My husband and I scrambled to cloth ourselves and shepherd our slumbering 13 year -old -twins to safety via the crowded stair well.
The adrenalin continued to pump as we were hurried out of doors to stand in the brisk pre-dawn blustery breeze that blew firmly from the west. Bewildered and anxious, travelers grouped together or mingled from one to another questioning the validity of the alarm or looking for loved ones that had not yet descended from the top floors. By the time I had surveyed the small groups and realized my sister Joan was not among those that responded to the alarm, the “all-clear” was sounded. We all shuffled back to our rooms via the stairs with nervous sighs of cautious relief. It was now 6:15.
Since I was wide awake, I went ahead and prepared to meet my sister for coffee at the pre-arranged time of 7:30. The rest of the family went back to sleep. Momentarily, I heard the familiar “ding” of a text message. It read: “Since we are obviously awake, lets meet in the lobby at 7:00 instead of 7:30.” The message was from Joan. I responded with the “thumbs up” emoji. I arrived in the lobby via the stairs (just in case), already Joan was there seated and enjoying her java.
My first question was why I had not seen her outside during the evacuation. Her reply astounded me: “Well, no one came and knocked on my door, so I just stayed where I was.” My reply: “Really?? The fire alarm means ‘evacuate.’ No one came door to door.” Her response: “Well, they should have.” I was speechless.
Then, at exactly 7:02 the whole building began to vibrate and the doors and windows shuddered for 90 seconds. “What???” The motel manger who was standing at the desk questioned out -loud, “Was that an earthquake?” The phone rang confirming to the manager that it was an earthquake. Meanwhile, the downstairs lobby already abuzz with fire-alarm survivors began verbally digesting the reality of a 5.6 magnitude earthquake whose epicenter was 82.1 miles away. This earthquake was the strongest to be recorded in Oklahoma and was felt in the surrounding states of Kansas, Arkansas and Louisiana, Missouri, Illinois, Texas and Nebraska. Or we could say in “divers places.”
After visiting with my sister for thirty more minutes or so we both retired to our respective rooms to gather our things for the pre-planned birthday party. I took a few moments to record the morning’s event in my journal:
September 3, 2016
Staying in the Holiday Inn Express, Broken Arrow
- 5:45 a.m.—Fire alarm goes off and we evacuate
- 7:02-- Building shakes in response to a 5.6 mag. earthquake.
I mentioned to Mark that there didn’t seem to be that many people
standing out front in response to the fire alarm. (knowing the
motel was booked solid). He replied that most people ignored the
Sequence: First the alarm
Then the earthquake
Spiritual application. Looking at the numbers:
- 5:45 = 5 +4+5= 14=7 and 7
be that the warnings are complete, the warnings are over?
- 7:02 = 7+2= 9
Are we in fact living in the final hours of this age?
- 5.6 mag. Earthquake
11 is the number for divine judgment
So shall it be in this hour that many are ignoring the alarms
sounding throughout the world (As in the days of Noah):
- wildfires consuming California
- floods devastating Louisiana
- droughts in Arizona
- volcanoes erupting along the ring of fire
- strange noises below the seas and in the skies above
- earthquakes in divers places.
All “natural” causes?” The whole earth is groaning to be released
from the weight of sin: REPENT!
Then, today’s journal entry:
September 6, 2016
I awoke this morning at 5:11
I lay awake thinking about what I would prepare the children for breakfast. I thought: “I will prepare waffles for the twins ---but Ian doesn’t like waffles so I will fix him….
E A R T H Q U A K E !
…a couple of eggs…. Wait…EARTHQUAKE???...where did that come from??
I was trying to bring these thoughts into some kind of order when the Holy Spirit reminded me of Ian’s prayer. The night before, as we were preparing for bed, I asked Ian to come and pray with me.
He asked me if I wanted to dream or not to dream. I replied that I would like to receive a message from the Lord. He prayed the following prayer: “God, please give my mom a message for 2017, 2016. Amen.”
Hence, the message: “EARTHQUAKE.”
Before I got out of bed to start breakfast I heard in the spirit
“Eleven.” The number eleven is the biblical number for judgment.
Isaiah 26:9, “My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.”
“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up and lift up your heads for your redemption draws nigh.” –Jesus Christ, Luke 21:28.
Remember that out of the mouth of two or more witnesses a thing is established.
(2 Cor. 13:1)
Mena Lee Grebin details coming earthquake, August 25,2016
Jeff Byerly, “America, You Will Reap What You Have Sown,” Sept.6, 2016
James Bailey, “Increased Earthquake Activity and Warning of More to Come.” September 2, 2016
May we all be alert, watching and praying as the day of The Lord draws nigh.