There was an earthquake with a 5.8 magnitude that shook the east coast of the country today. According to yahoo.com the shaking was felt over such a large area – as far south as Atlanta and as far north of Ontario. While the effects of an earthquake can be felt hundreds of miles away, I think it is fascinating to find out why earthquakes occur. Scientists say that earthquakes usually occur when there is an explosion or sudden break of underground rocks along a fault. This sudden break, results in a release of energy that causes waves that make the ground shake. How powerful.
In the bible, I am immediately reminded of a very interesting story that references the occurrence of an earthquake, however, the cause of the quake came from an unlikely source.
The story goes like this “But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.” Acts 16: 25-26
Worship caused the place to quake. Wow, their worship was so powerful that it literally caused an explosion or sudden break of underground rocks in the vicinity of the prison which resulted in waves that caused the grounds to shake. This quake was not a bad quake in the sense that lives were lost after it, infact we don’t know if the quake was felt anywhere else. All we know that it was a targeted quake. The quake went after the doors and chains. It targeted the prison environment and by the time it was done, the prisoners were set free. Friends, there is a level of worship that we can enter in that will produce targeted quakes in the spirit realm that can cause problems, pains and chains to be removed in the physical. There is a level of worship we can get into that can literally remove burdens and yokes that have held us down for years. We can burst into this realm of worship that produces powerful waves of “corrective” quakes that can change lives. Regardless of your situation today, whether in bad times or times of depression burst out like Paul and Silas did in heartfelt worship and you will be creating ripples or waves in spirit that will have strong effects in the physical. God bless.