|Revelation 16:18 |
18 Then there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as had not been since men were upon the earth, so mighty was the earthquake, and so great.5
5 there was a great earthquake, such as had not been since men were upon the earth, so mighty was the earthquake, and so great. George Fox in multiple writings mentions this earthquake as a personal, spiritual experience, rather than a physical event on the earth. This great earthquake comes on the righteous as Jesus appears to destroy the sin in them; in this great day of the Lord, by this great earthquake every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; it comes on the wicked when they die. Below are a few of Fox's statements, written over 300 years ago:
And now the great earthquake John speaks of, is coming among you false prophets, antichrists, harlots, and apostates from the apostles, compellers to your worship.
And an earthquake is coming upon you that has not been since the foundation of the world, out of which earthquake we have come, into what cannot be shaken.
Woes, vials, thunders, plagues, and earthquakes are come, and coming upon you!
This light will let you see the good ground without you; so are they who are the good heart, plowing up outside, so plowing up the fallow ground within you. As you hear the thunder without you, so you may hear the thunder within you; the voice without, so the voice within you. These are figures. As the earthquake without you, so the earthquake within you; and as mountains without you, so mountains within you; as hail-stones without you, so hail-stones within you; as wolves without you, so the nature of wolves within you; here you can go no way but you may read your figure.
Now is the fulfilling of the word of God. Now is the earthquake known, such an earthquake as has not been since the foundation of the world. The mystery of iniquity shall be discovered, and the true mystery of godliness is revealed, which does discover it. Glory to God in the highest, and the Lamb and the saints shall have the victory.
The alarm to the world is given, the trumpet is sounding, the woes is going forth, plagues to the beast, vials, and thunders, and earthquake, such a one as has not been since the foundation of the world,
Now see your fenced cities broken down with the arm of the Lord God. The power of the Lord God is going over your city to break it down, and you are as Cain, that went from God, to whom the woe belongs, and plagues, and misery, and thunders, and vials, and the earthquake shall be known to shake down that part.