Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023
Pastor Troy Brewer, OpenDoor Church, Burleson, TX
Matthew 24:7 – For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places
Earthquakes in Scripture
Isaiah 29:6 – You will be punished by the Lord of hosts With thunder and earthquake and great noise, With storm and tempest And the flame of devouring fire.
Major earthquake of 7.8 on the Richter scale brought widespread devastation to southern Turkey and northern Syria.
The Hittites and Assyrians both controlled this region also known as Anatolia.
These lands play a major role in both the Old and New Testaments.
It has long been thought that Turkey and Syria are part of the Gog-Magog alliance in Ezekiel 38 and 39. Two of the nations who attack Israel and God Almighty miraculously smites them with His own hand.
It is thought that Russia is Magog and Putin is Gog, the leader of Magog.
That alliance has been made in the natural in just the last year.
Four major fault lines – tectonic plates – merge here
Counting the earthquakes in the past two days, this area has had 8 earthquakes over 7 on the Richter scale in 25 years.
Current reports say more than 4300 dead as of Tuesday night
7.8 quake 23 km east of Nurdagi
4:17 a.m. on February 5
Torn by war, a refugee crisis and economic troubles, this predominately muslim nation doesn’t have the infrastructure to withstand such powerful tremors. Watch as this building, which seemed to withstand the quake and several of its aftershocks, suddenly collapses
The earthquake and at least 8 aftershocks hit in the middle of the night so most people were home in bed.
Snow and freezing temperatures made the initial devastation even worse. Huge humanitarian crisis.
Psalm 2:5 – Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure:
1 Timothy 2:5 – For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,
7.8 – first quake
Ezekiel 7:8 – Now upon you I will soon pour out My fury, and spend My anger upon you; I will judge you according to your ways, and I will repay you for all your abominations.
Daniel 7:8 – I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.
(Very likely the anti-Christ will come from this region)
Micah 7:8 – Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; When I fall, I will arise; When I sit in darkness, The Lord will be a light to me.
Matthew 7:8 – For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
4 a.m – global impact, 4 corners the world, all of creation
17 – Overcoming Victory
Matthew 4:17 – From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
2 Timothy 4:17 (The Lord Is Faithful) – But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. Also I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
Romans 4:17 – (as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;
Depth of the epicenter: 24.1 km – God’s perfect Government; God is in control
24 km = 14.9 miles
Proverbs 14:9 – Fools mock at sin, But among the upright there is favor.
Numbers 14:9 – Only do not rebel against the Lord, nor fear the people of the land, for they[a] are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the Lord is with us. Do not fear them.”
Zechariah 14:9 – And the Lord shall be King over all the earth. In that day it shall be— “The Lord is one,” and His name one.
John 14:9 – Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
Location: Gaziantep – “Kings land” in Arabic
SECOND MAJOR QUAKE
1:24 p.m., 9 hours after initial quake, 7.5 aftershock hit 95 miles south of initial quake
Psalms 95 – “ A Call to Worship and Obedience”
1:24 pm – time of 7.5 aftershock
Colossians 1:24 – I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church,
Romans 1:24 – Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,
Jude 1:24 – Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy.
Jeremiah 7:5 – “For if you thoroughly amend your ways and your doings, if you thoroughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbor,
Genesis 7:5 – And Noah did according to all that the Lord commanded him.
Matthew 7:5 – Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
INTERESTING SIDE NOTE:
The Turkish Lyra went through the floor just before the quake. 20 Lyra to the American dollar.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, a close friend to Vladimir Putin, has been attempting to broker peace between Russia and Ukraine. The war has destabilized the region and brought hardship to Turkey.
On January 20, Erdogan called Ukrainian President Zelensky offering to broker a “Permanent Peace” between Russia and Ukraine.
This has angered the NATO nations including the US, Great Britain, France and Germany.
Is the sudden tanking of the Turkish Lyra payback from the globalists of NATO and the World Economic Forum?