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Yeshua taught that there would be many earthquakes in different places around the world in the end times (Matthew 24:7, Mark 13:8, Luke 21:11). Earthquakes can sometimes be the result of a clash of spiritual forces behind the scenes. There was an earthquake when God visited Elijah at Mt. Horeb (I Kings 19:11-12), and in the time of King Uzziah (Zechariah 14:5, Amos 1:1).

Earthquakes can occur as the result of our prayers, prophecies and praises – when combined with the work of angels and the fire of the Holy Spirit (Acts 16:25-26; Revelation 8:3-5; 11:13, 19).  There was an earthquake at Mt. Sinai (Exodus 19:18), and also at the time of Yeshua’s crucifixion (Matthew 27:54) and resurrection (Matthew 28:2).

The word for earthquake in Greek is seismos (as in “seismic” and “seismograph”). In Hebrew there are two words.  One is simply the word for “shaking” and used in Modern Hebrew for an earthquake, re’idah רעידה.

In Biblical Hebrew there is another word, ra’ash רעש, which can be translated as noise, earthquake, shaking, or rattling.  The sound of the voice of the Lord can actually shake the earth (Hebrews 12:26). This word ra’ash also describes the sound at the supernatural manifestation of the glory of YHVH (Ezekiel 3:12-13).

This word is found in three significant prophecies about the end times:

  1. Resurrection: There is a vivid and detailed picture of the physical reconstruction of bodies at the moment of the resurrection in Ezekiel 37:1-14. At the moment of the resurrection, there is an earthquake shaking, rattling noise: ra’ash (verse 7).
  2. Great War: When the forces of Gog and Magog attack Israel in the end times, there is a fiery power from God that is released to destroy them. This causes a great earthquake: ra’ash (Ezekiel 38:19; Isaiah 29:6).
  3. Second Coming: When the forces of evil reach Jerusalem, the Lord descends to fight them; His feet stand on the Mt. of Olives and a huge earthquake takes place, which splits the mountain in two: ra’ash (Isaiah 29:6; Zechariah 14:4-5).

These passages indicate that the Resurrection, the War, and the Second Coming take place at the time of the great earthquake and are part of the same event. Since the Rapture is described as coming at the same time as the Second Coming and the Resurrection (Matthew 24:31; Mark 13:27; I Corinthians 15:52; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; II Thessalonians 2:1), it is clear that they are all connected.

The Resurrection, Rapture, War and Second Coming all happen at the same time, are part of the same release of power, which also shakes the whole earth.  This earth shaking power is described as being similar to the huge cataclysm at the time of Noah (II Peter 3:5-12).

This shaking is to happen just ONE more time (Hebrews 12:26; Haggai 2:6).  This “one more time” is the convergence of these end times events at the “great and terrible day of YHVH” (Joel 2:11, 31; Zephaniah 1:14, II Thessalonians 2:2; Revelation 6:12, 16:18).

The Second Coming is described several times in the book of Revelation (1:7; 6:12-14; 11:13; 14:20; 16:18-19; 19:11).  In three of these descriptions, there is a great earthquake: seismos – Revelation 6:12; 11:13; 16:18.  The earthquake in Revelation 16:18 is said to be the greatest in history and occurs at the same time as the battle of Armageddon (16:16).  The earthquake at the battle of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38) is the same as the earthquake at the battle of Armageddon (Revelation 16).

In summary, there will be many earthquakes in the end times, as a result of the clash of spiritual forces.  There will be one final earthquake when Yeshua returns, in which power is released to destroy the wicked, raise the dead and transform the saints. The Second Coming, Armageddon, the Resurrection, and Rapture all take place at the time of the Great Quake.

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  1. Elsje Stroh October 13, 2017 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this valuable information! There exists such confusion around the rapture! The Body of Christ needs to settle the matter with this truth!

  2. Sue Morling October 13, 2017 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    How does the war in Joel fit in, followed by worldwide revival? I was just today beginning to wonder if the Joel war is the same as Gog/Magog!

  3. Francis October 14, 2017 at 2:50 am - Reply

    Thank you! Amazing truth about the end times — I never realized the connection between these things. It is a very comforting truth as well, because Yeshua is Lord and He is in control.

  4. David Williams October 14, 2017 at 3:02 am - Reply

    Thanks Asher for another Brilliant and Balanced Study,
    I am amazed but not surprised at the moment as I have also been studying the last few weeks the same topic regarding the verses where seismos is used in the New Testament, especially the Prophecy of Revelation.
    The Tempest that came when Jesus was asleep in the boat is that same Seismos word, it was not just a small storm, it was something that would have been loud and the waves would have been overwhelming just like a tsunami.

    Please continue with the Truth as Many today need to have a clear and Biblical Understanding on the rapture at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

    The Rapture is simply the means by which we will be gathered together to meet Jesus in the air, it is an action of being seized and moved from one place to another.

    Can I please recommend your Article on my Site http://raptureofsaints.com/

    Blessings Brother in Christ.

  5. john-michael October 14, 2017 at 3:40 am - Reply

    Mr Intrater, as far as I understand it Jesus raptures us at the last (seventh) trumpet and cant be standing on the Mt of Olives until He has gathered all the elect.

    • David Williams October 14, 2017 at 6:35 am - Reply

      Hello John Michael,
      From what I have seen Asher teach and from what appears in Scripture, Jesus will come from Heaven with all those that have died and are resting with Jesus in Heaven. They are still awaiting to receive their Incorruptible Bodies the same that Jesus has. There will be a Great Earthquake on Earth when the Dead Bodies are Resurrected, the Spirits of those that come with Jesus will then enter into these Resurrected Incorruptible Bodies, we who are alive and remain on Earth at that time will have our Bodies changed to Immortal. And as Paul clearly states Then TOGETHER we will be Raptured Up to meet Jesus in the Air (the resurrected and the changed). Then at that time Jesus Tramples the Wine Press of the Wrath of God and destroy the Beast and false Prophet and Armies and Satan is bound for 1000 years, at that time we will also Descend down to the earth and at some Time Jesus will stand on the Mount of Olives where the earthquake has taken place and the Mountain has split in two.
      Jesus will begin the 1000 Year Reign with His Resurrected and Changed Saints (This is the First Resurrection) Blessed are they that are in the First Resurrection for they are Priests of God and Christ and will Rule and Reign with Him and have no Fear of the Second Death.
      Hope that Helps and Do you think this view is OK Asher??

  6. Kelly J Simpkins October 14, 2017 at 4:34 am - Reply

    So enjoy your teachings, whether in articles or videos on YouTube – you can say more in 5 mins that some 1 hour sermons. Blessing & Shalom!

  7. Julie Moretti October 14, 2017 at 5:27 am - Reply

    R. Asher, From the Scripture verses you have presented, I am making the assumption that the “Rapture” is part of the Day of the Lord and not an ascending of believers before the Day of the Wrath of G-D. I know what I consider as correct is that, the believers are to be saved from G-D’s wrath and not that of man.

    My journey has taken me far….. from a so called Christian to a convert to Judaism, to a Gift from The FATHER, YESHUA, HIS SON. I am a Messianic Jew with all the Scriptures, Old and New. I have followed the teachings of the Leaders of the ’70’s in and around Maryland. I am grateful for their visits to New England and to the Rabbis from Ct and MA. Now, I am mobility challenged and rely on livestreaming and books authored by these men. Some should not write that some of us are not necessary for A Time Such As This. Thankfully this is not any of your writings.
    Chang Sameach
    Yaffa Naomi

  8. nettie Ratcliffe October 14, 2017 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    I thank you for continuing your studies and sharing knowledge, insight and teachings. From your writings, one can see that your heart is sincere to bring understanding and not for personal gain. Thank you for making it plain.

  9. Miriam October 22, 2017 at 2:53 am - Reply

    I have heard that The Rapture occurs, and the dead in Christ are risen before the living saints. After that there would be 7 years of The Great Tribulation, and then the Christ returns with the saints for the Battle of Armageddon. Yet, your article states nothing regarding the Great Tribulation. Can you please explain this?

    • Andrew October 29, 2017 at 9:55 am - Reply

      Hi Miriam,

      The article states: “The Resurrection, Rapture, War and Second Coming all happen at the same time, are part of the same release of power, which also shakes the whole earth.”

      In our view, these events take place at about the same time after the great tribulation. We don’t believe in the classic notion of the rapture marking the removal of believers from the earth prior to the tribulation, but rather a gathering of the believing survivors of the tribulation at the Lords coming. We have many articles on this if you’re interested in reading further.

  10. Jorge March 21, 2018 at 5:40 am - Reply

    If I would like to study more about the subject, where could I find the material?
    I have some questions.

    1.- If there is no rapture at what time are the weddings of the coordero?
    2.- If there is no rapture at what time are the wedding dinners of the coordero?
    3.-. Yes No rapture at what time awards are given ??

    4. the rapture is n the seventh trumpet Revelation 14:14?
    and the return of Yeshua is after the 7 cups of the IRA.

    5.- We are not placed for IRA.

    Shalom

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