Nehemiah, Zechariah, I Peter
And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the
valley of the mountains shall
reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the
earthquake in the days
of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.
Spoke 16, Cycle 2
And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a
great earthquake, such as was
not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great
city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came
in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
The Great China Earthquake of 1556 had a magnitude of around 8.0 on the Richter scale. It was the greatest natural disaster -
in terms of the death toll of 830 thousand -
in all of recorded human history.
This Sixteenth Century earthquake correlates perfectly with the common theme connecting Spoke 16 of
the Inner Wheel of Revelation with Zechariah on Spoke 16, Cycle 2 of the Bible Wheel.
The verses quoted above are the only verses
in the KJV containing the highlighted words. We have the KeyLink:
|KeyLink: Fleeing from the Great Earthquake|
This KeyLink discussed in context in
the Revelation 16 article.
Its important to consider what is going on here. Revelation 16 specifically refers to
"great earthquake, such as was
not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great." Of course, this
this does not mean that the Chinese earthquake in the Sixteenth Century was the quake prophesied
in this verse, any more than it was related directly to the quake mentioned in Zechariah. The
phenomenon we are witnessing here is the thematic correlation of elements from Spoke 16 of the Bible
Wheel, Spoke 16 of the Inner Wheel of Revelation, and the Sixteenth Century of World History.
A similar correlation between a major historical calamity and the chapter sequence of Revelation
is seen in the Black Death of the Fourteenth Century.