What does the earthquake symbolize? (Revelation 11:13)
And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
Revelation 11:13 - King James
⚪ The French Revolution
Rev. 11:9 [...]
11:13. And the tame hour was there a great earthquake. — "In the symbolic language of Revelation, the French Revolution was indeed a 'great earthquake' — a social shock so great that all 'Christendom' trembled until It was over; and that terrible and sudden outburst of a single nation's wrath, only a century ago, may give some Idea of the fury of the coming storm, when the wrath of all the angry nations will burst the bands of law and order and cause a reign of universal anarchy. In fact, the French Revolution seems referred to by our Lord in His Revelation to John on Patmos as a prelude to, and an illustration of, the great crisis now approaching."— D531.
Source : 🇺🇸 1917 - Studies in the Scriptures, Vol 7, The finished mystery, page 178 + Cover
⚫ An agitation, a shaking of Babylon (1919)
Rev. 11 [...]
Then the Revelator tells of "a great earthquake" that came in the same season. This was an agitation, a shaking of Babylon, or Satan's organization, so as to shake out therefrom those who loved God and who were pictured formerly by the Israelites in Babylon who eagerly desired to go up to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple of the Lord. The Lord 'stirred up the nest' where these consecrated people were located. (Deut. 32:11 ; Ps. 11:4:-7 ; Ps, 50:4, 5) God revived the witness work in 1919, and the shaking followed in that same season, as it is written: "And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven." - Rev. 11:13.
Source : 🇺🇸 1930 - Light, Vol 1, page 213, page 214 + Cover