Day of the Lord, Earthquake, Wrath

The Great Earthquake

In four separate passages, Revelation refers to a coming “GREAT EARTHQUAKE,” each time locating it on the day of “wrath.” Chaos in the heavens and unimaginable seismic shifts on the earth will mark the arrival of the “Day of the Lord,” the Great Dénouement when God vindicates His people and punishes His enemies.

When John is summoned to heaven, he observes the “throne” at the center of the universe surrounded by twenty-four smaller thrones occupied by “four and twenty elders.” A series of visual and audible phenomena proceed from the “throne… flashes of lightning, loud voices, and claps of thunder” – (Revelation 4:1-5).

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