There has been a lot of interest here in my posts about prophecies of earthquakes in the USA. I reported that David Wilkerson prophesied one probably not in California – now easily my most popular post ever. I embedded a video of Rick Joyner discussing a prophecy by Bob Jones of an earthquake on the west coast, and quoted some similar text by Joyner. Meanwhile, as I reported, Mark Stibbe was prophesying earthquakes here in Britain.
So it was perhaps no surprise to find today that Dr Bill Hamon has also published a prophecy concerning a California earthquake. Hamon is well known for his prophetic ministry. But it was very interesting to read what Hamon had to say, including his principles of prophecy which start with:
We must understand that all prophecies of judgment or blessing can be postponed, lessened or cancelled even if they were God inspired.
Thus he agrees with me that Christians should not flee from California in response to the earthquake prophecies. Rather,
God wants to bring great spiritual awakening and revival to California. If the churches and intercessors of California will pray and intercede the big earthquake will not take place in 2011. The Church in California must get serious with God.
Hamon does predict an earthquake in California, but not as a word from God:
The Science Daily News stated in their paper April 16, 2008. “California has more than a 99% chance of having a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake within the next 30 years. The likelihood of a major quake of magnitude 7.5 or greater in the next 30 years is 46% and such a quake is most likely to occur in the southern half of the state.” Only the prayers of the Saints can prevent it from happening.
So Hamon concludes:
My prophetic admonition to California Christians is for you to take no action based on fear, but only move by divine revelation and faith. Jesus is your only protection and provision regardless where you are in America or anywhere in the world. I pray for the spirit of wisdom and revelation to rest upon all Christians in California. Amen.
Amen! Also for the same spirit to rest on all Christians anywhere in the world who are in fear because of earthquake prophecies. If these words are genuine they are intended as warnings for the church to take action, not by running away but in prayer. David’s fearful wish in Psalm 55:4-8, for the wings of a dove to fly away to safety, was not right, as he realised later in the psalm:
As for me, I call to God,
and the LORD saves me. …
18 He rescues me unharmed
from the battle waged against me,
even though many oppose me.
Psalm 55:16,18 (NIV 2011)
Similarly God will protect his church in this and every spiritual battle, not by rapturing it or calling it to flee, but by making Jesus its “only protection and provision”.