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2021/2/17 Earthquakes, Internet Anointing

Ron Sawka Ministries

February 17, 2021; Adar 5, 5781

/www.rwsministries.com


Earthquakes, Internet Anointing


“All these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. … And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places” (Matt. 24:6–7, NKJV). “All these things are the beginning of birth pains” (Matt. 24:8, NET).”


Saturday night, we were rocked by an earthquake. Earthquakes are quite common in Japan—they usually build slowly, then the house shakes briefly and it’s over. This one came quickly and shook the house hard. Instead of dying down, it got stronger. I could hear the ceiling crack. We cried out to the Lord and it stopped. Whew. Thank you, Lord!


The damage? Yes, there was a sizeable crack in our ceiling. Some furniture toppled over and some glassware broke, but everything else was fine. We still had electricity and water. The 7.1 scale earthquake was the second-most powerful we’ve experienced in our forty-six years in Japan, but far less than the 9.1 Great East Japan Earthquake of March 3, 2011. Again, thank you, Lord, for your protection.


A few thoughts are as follows:


1. God can use earthquakes to get our attention. As prophetic people are pointing out, there has also been an inordinate increase in recent earthquakes in places including the Loyalty Islands (off Australia), Pakistan, and North America. I grew up in Alberta, Canada, which never has earthquakes. Well, one occurred last week. When Jesus was talking about the end times, He said, “And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places” (Matt. 24:7) These things snap people out of a “life-as-usual” mindset and cause them to think about the future.


2. Earthquakes are a sign. “All these things are the beginning of birth pains” (Matt. 24:8, NET). God wants us to know He is birthing something new. We can say with certainty that we are entering into the end-times harvest. God’s people—His ekklesia—are rising up and carrying His name, His message, His love, and His healing and miracles everywhere. I believe we will see an unprecedented turning to the Lord in every nation and among every people group. I believe we are beginning to see this in Japan.


3. It does not mean the “end” has come. Jesus said, “All these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet” (24:6). There is much the Lord still wants to do, and much He has for each of us to accomplish. It is not a time to be told, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven?” (Acts 1:11). Rather, we are to press in to all the Lord has for us.


4. God is birthing new things for us to do. I feel we should all be asking the Lord, “What are the new things you have for me to do?” For myself, I know that I have to do more internet broadcasting. I also want to launch more ekklesia into the harvest, and activate even more into prophetic gifts as well as healing and miracles.


5. Don’t accept that earthquakes have to be damaging. While earthquakes and pestilences (like COVID-19) can seem so unstoppable, it doesn’t mean that we have to suffer or be defeated. Jesus knew that Satan had the right to—and would—test Peter, but Jesus prayed and Peter came through the test. Jesus said, “Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”(Luke 22:30–31).


So be sure to be strong in prayer and faith. Your prayer releases God’s grace and strength.


Be blessed.


Ron and Teddy


Intercession Focus


Thank you for standing with us in prayer. This week we ask you to pray for the following:


  • A great increase in viewers/listeners to MPP. Pray according to 2 Thessalonians 3:1, “that the word will run swiftly” (be heard by more and more people) “and be glorified” (that listeners will be impacted and their lives changed by God’s power and glory).


Adar—A Time to Enter Your True Identity

The Twelfth Month of the Hebrew Year 5781 (Feb. 13–Mar. 13)


What an incredible way to close out the Hebrew year by entering into and declaring one’s true identity. We are all fearfully and wonderfully made. The more we enter in to who we really are, the more peace, trust, and confidence are released. There is no need for masks or trying to be something we aren’t. Please click here for the full description of the month of Adar.


Online Apostolic Center

Weekly Broadcast Schedule


Below is a list and times (Japan Standard Time) of public meetings you can connect with via Ron’s public Facebook page.


  • Feb. 19, Fri., 7:00 p.m., Apostolic for Russia (English/Russian)

  • Feb. 21, Sun., 8:30 p.m., Apostolic Launching (English/Chinese)

  • Mon.–Fri., 6:00–6:45 a.m., Morning Prophetic Prayer (English/Japanese)


Morning Prophetic Prayer (MPP)


We are praying and expecting that there will be a marked increase in unchurched, non-Christian Japanese viewers. We believe they will hear of the healings and of lives being changed and will want that for themselves.


MPP is held weekdays from 6:00–6:45 a.m. (Japan time). It is not held on Japanese national holidays or on other designated rest days.


No MPP on the following days:

  • Feb. 23, Tues.

  • Mar. 1–2, Mon.–Tues. Regularly scheduled monthly break.


Those who have special needs for ministry can contact us at: info@rwsministries.com or info@mppjapan.com.


You can join the live broadcast via Facebook (Ron’s public page), or can access the other channels to view the recording at your convenience:


MPP Japanese Facebook

MPP YouTube


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