Part Of Prophecy
04D.6 How was the third part of the prophecy "And there will be famines,
pestilences, and earthquakes in various places." fulfilled?
The two world wars, as foretold,
would be followed by famines and pestilences and earthquakes in various
places. The following events were recoded in history starting
from the First World War in 1918 - - - -
Source of information:
World's worst natural disasters since 1900
CBC News Online | January 11, 2005
1918-1919 - An epidemic of "Spanish Flu" spread around
the world. At least 20 million died, although some estimates put the final
toll at 50 million. It's estimated that between 20 per cent and 40 per cent
of the entire world's population got sick.
1957-1958 - The Asian flu swept around the world, making it the second flu
pandemic of the century.
1968 - The Hong Kong flu became the third flu pandemic of the 20th century.
The World Health Organization estimated that a total of 1.5 million died in
the Asian and Hong Kong flu pandemics.
1980 to present - Toll from AIDS worldwide since 1980 is estimated at 25
million, with 40 million others infected with HIV.
1959-1961 - The "Great Leap Famine" cost an estimated 20 million to 40
million lives in China. China was also hit by major famines in 1907,
1928-1930, 1936 and 1941-1942.
1921 - A Soviet famine in 1921 began with a drought that caused massive crop
failures. The Soviets later estimated that 5.1 million died.
1984-1985 - Famine killed at least one million in Ethiopi a as severe drought
led to desperate food shortages.
Earthquakes/Tsunamis (with 100,000 deaths or more)
July 28, 1976 - The world's most devastating quake of
the 20th century (magnitude 7.8) hit the sleeping city of Tangshan, in
northeast China. The official death toll was 242,000. But some unofficial
estimates put the actual number of dead as high as 655,000.
May 22, 1927 - A magnitude 7.9 quake near Xining, China, killed 200,000
Dec. 16, 1920 - China was also the site for the world's third-deadliest
quake of the 20th century. An estimated 200,000 died when a magnitude 8.6
temblor hit Gansu, triggering massive landslides.
Dec. 26, 2004 - A magnitude 9.0 quake struck off the coast of Sumatra,
triggering tsunamis that swept through the coastal regions of a dozen
countries bordering the Indian Ocean. More than 156,000 died and thousands
more are missing.
Sept. 1, 1923 - A third of Tokyo and most of Yokohama were levelled when a
magnitude 8.3 earthquake shook Japan. About 143,000 were killed as fires
ravaged much of Tokyo.
Dec. 28, 1908 - Southern Italy was ravaged by a 7.2 magnitude quake that
triggered a tsunami that hit the Messina-Reggio-Calabria area, killing
Oct. 5, 1948 - More than 110,000 were killed when a 7.3 quake rolled through
the area around Ashgebat in Turkmenistan.
The above events, famines, pestilences
and earthquakes in various places were seen fulfilled and recorded in
history in less than a hundred years after the First World War. Up
to the present time, more and more serious problems are being experience
by the world, bringing untold sufferings into the life of millions of
What is the significance of the fulfillment of the above prophecies, namely
the First World War, the Second World War, and the events following it?
So likewise ye,
ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
People ought to know that the Second
Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ on Judgment Day at the end of the world
is near, as Christ said:
"know that it is near, at
the very doors"
- The Christian era is likened to a
book with seven seals (Rev. 5:1), each seal
heralding things to happen as prophesied.
The end of the
seventh seal is the end of the age or the end of the Christian era. This
is the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and also the end of the
world. (Mathew 24:3)
- As we have proven,
are also indeed very sure that we are now on the Seventh Seal which
is the last seal or the last division of time in the Christian era.
Knowing all these things, we are indeed very sure that the end of
the world and the second coming of our Lord Jesus is near, at the very