In late February 2013, the world was astounded when a blazing meteor exploded over Russia. NASA reported that the 55-foot wide rock weighing an estimated 10,000 tons entered the earth’s atmosphere traveling 44,000 mph. NASA estimated the energy released as the meteor disintegrated was 500 kilotons, around 30 times the size of the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.
The 10,000-ton meteor lit up the Russian skies before crashing into the earth, causing shockwaves that injured 1,200 people and damaging thousands of homes in an event unprecedented in modern times – or was it? A priest near the explosion site called it an
“Act of God.” A fireball traveling at 44,000 mph with a long, blazing white tail visible 125 miles away has to be considered a sign from heaven.
The meteor that crashed into Russia – the nation that swore there was no God – was sent a supernatural FedEx message that said: “I am God, and there is none like Me, not in the heavens above nor the world beneath. From everlasting to everlasting I am God (this is based on Isaiah 46:9 and Psalm 41:13).
The above event was described in John Hagee’s Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change. But what Pastor Hagee did not mention is that this was not the first time something of an astronomical event exploded in the skies over Russia.
On June 30, 1908 an explosion occurred in the skies over central Siberia that sent shockwaves circling the globe twice leaving 200 square miles of forested terrain burnt and charred. Inhabitants of a small village saw a bluish-white streak of fire cut vertically across the sky
that appeared to split the sky in two.
A pillar of fire and smoke which burned brighter than the sun filled the sky as homes were blown down and herds of reindeer scattered, causing the inhabitants to fall on their knees believing it was judgment day.
A seismograph in a town 800 miles from the explosion indicated a crash of earthquake proportions. For the next two days you could read a newspaper at midnight in parts of northern Europe and a photograph of Stockholm taken at one-o’clock in the morning looks like a bright summer afternoon as Europe was treated to spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
Whatever it was that produced the explosion had landed in a remote area of the earth where its catastrophic effect was minimized. A few hours later, and it could have obliterated St. Petersburg, London or New York. Even if it had landed in the sea, tidal waves might have destroyed whole coastal regions.
That day the human race had escaped the greatest disaster in its history and had not even been aware of it. The Tunguska Event, as this occurrence is called, continues to baffle NASA and scientists to this day.
When God personally destroys the Iranian and Russian armies that invade Israel in the Gog-Magog War of Ezekiel 38 He will shake the world.
“And it happened, as they (the five armies) fled before Israel . . . that the Lord cast down large hailstones from heaven . . . and they died. There were more who died from the hailstones than the children of Israel killed with the sword.” (Joshua 10:11)
God destroyed the five armies that attacked Israel with hailstones and He will use hailstones as a weapon of war to crush the invading Iranian and Russian forces coming Israel:
“And I will bring judgement with pestilence and bloodshed; I will raindown on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him . . . great hailstones, fire and brimstone . . . that they shall know that I am the Lord.” (Ezekiel 38:22-23)
God with His supernatural power has sent devastating warnings to Russia not once, but twice, to drive the point home that He is God and there is no one like Him. God has promised to defend Israel to the end and will destroy Israel’s enemies just as He did in the days of Joshua.
Warning comes before judgment; after the warning comes the shaking!