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Sinkholes:  Is the Earth swallowing up people and things at a more frequent rate than in the past?  I personally had not heard of so many sinkholes reported in past years, compared to what I am currently hearing, and because I think a lot about the End of the Age and the Return of Jesus Christ to Earth, I am wondering if the current rate in which the Earth is swallowing up people and things is a Sign that the End of the Age could be coming upon us.

photo courtesy: TheSinkHole.org

After all, the Bible tells us that great signs and wonders will be taking place, before the Day of the Lord:

Acts 2:19– ‘AND I WILL GRANT WONDERS IN THE SKY ABOVE AND SIGNS ON THE EARTH BELOW,
BLOOD, AND FIRE, AND VAPOR OF SMOKE.

20- ‘THE SUN WILL BE TURNED INTO DARKNESS
AND THE MOON INTO BLOOD, BEFORE THE GREAT AND GLORIOUS DAY OF THE LORD SHALL COME.

And so with the Acts Chapter 2 Scripture in mind, I report on the latest sinkholes that are swallowing up people and things around the world … and this post is showing the sinkholes that have appeared in the month of MARCH 2013 alone!

Illinois – March 12, 2013
WATERLOO • It sure wasn’t the hole-in-one Mark Mihal had in mind.

photo courtesy:
http://www.hlntv.com/article/2013/03/13/sinkhole-swallows-golfer

While golfing with friends at the Annbriar Golf Course
near here Friday, Mihal, 43, a mortgage broker from Creve Coeur,
abruptly dropped into the ground on the fairway of the 14th hole. It was
the first time a person — and not a ball — has disappeared beneath the
turf in the course’s 20-year history.
It also was the first time in the memory of folks who study sinkholes in Illinois that a person has fallen into one. (Full Article HERE)

Florida – March 5, 2013
Seffner, Florida (CNN) — The ground just swallowed him up.
A Florida man fell into a sinkhole that opened suddenly Thursday night beneath the bedroom of his suburban Tampa home, calling out to his brother for help as he fell, the brother said Friday.
“I ran toward my brother’s bedroom because I heard my brother scream,” Jeremy Bush told CNN’s “AC360.”
“Everything was gone. My brother’s bed, my brother’s dresser, my brother’s TV. My brother was gone.” (Full Article HERE)

Louisiana – March 25, 2013
BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) –
According to the Assumption Parish Police Jury website, the
giant Louisiana sinkhole in Assumption Parish swallowed 25 more trees
Monday night. (Full Article HERE)

photo courtesy:
http://metro.co.uk/2013/03/15/30ft-deep-and-20ft-wide-sinkhole-
swallows-truck-in-china-3544249/
 

China – March 15, 2013

A truck driver in China found himself in a precarious situation after
his vehicle was swallowed up by the ground in the latest sinkhole
incident.

A giant 30ft deep and 20ft wide hole opened up beneath the man who was passing through Kunming, Yunnan province at the time.
(Full Article HERE)

Newcastle, CA – March 18, 2013
When Mark Korb woke up Sunday morning, he noticed the man-made pond on his property
didn’t look the way it did when he went to bed.
“This looks like the moon,” said Korb, pointing at a sinkhole that caused a pond to drain onto his property.  (Full Article HERE)

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So, could the seeming increase in sinkholes be a Sign?  Could we actually be seeing the Acts Chapter 2 Scripture being fulfilled when we hear of another sinkhole opening up in the Earth?   And even if sinkholes aren’t a Sign that the End of the Age is upon us, they should make us pause and give thought as to where we will go when we die.  And so I ask:  are you preparing yourself to meet Jesus Christ when He returns or when you die?

The SinkHole.org has posted a
“Top Ten Sinkholes” article which can be found HERE.    

Other Signs that the End of this Age may be upon us
can be found HERE 

 

All comments welcome
 
(c) 2013 Is Christ Soon To Return
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The UK’s Daily Mail has written:
“A swarm of an estimated 30million insects has been devastating crops in Egypt, fuelling [sic] apocalyptic fears because of the infestation’s proximity to the Bible story of Passover in which a swarm of locusts, the eighth of ten plagues, is imposed on Egyptians by God for enslaving and abusing ancient Hebrews.”

Article and photo from the Daily Mail, UK HERE

One commenter summed the event up, for me, when writing:

[I’m] Not religious, but the world is beginning to look like the bible … 

Indeed, the world is beginning to look like the Bible … “beginning” being a key word, for things will get much worse:

Passover plague: The bugs have fueled apocalyptic fears because of the
infestation’s proximity to the Bible story of Passover in which a swarm
of locusts, the eighth of ten plagues, is imposed on Egyptians by God
for enslaving and abusing ancient Hebrews
photo courtesy Jewish Press HERE

Revelation 9–

 
3 And out of the smoke locusts came down upon the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth.
4 They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads.
5 They were not given power to kill them, but only to torture them for five months. And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion when it strikes a man.
6 During those days men will seek death, but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them. …

20 The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk.
21 Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.

Dear Reader, won’t you repent of your sins and turn to the Lord Jesus Christ today so that you may escape the coming Wrath of God?

Acts 3 —

19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,
20 and that He may send the Christ, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus.
21 He must remain in heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything, as He promised long ago through His holy prophets.

We do not know how much longer it will be before we see the Lord Jesus Christ returning to rule the Earth, so it would be wisest to turn from sin and turn to the Lord Jesus Christ now, to avoid the Wrath that is coming and receive the above promised “times of refreshing” now, rather than waiting.

Mark 13 —

28 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.
29 Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it is near, right at the door.
30 I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.
31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

Indeed, it would be wise for everyone to make sure we are ready for Christ’s Return!

Further Recommended Reading:  Once Saved Always Saved? — 2 Peter 2

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Bible Scriptures used:
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV®
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