Isaiah 24:20 The earth staggers like a drunken man; it sways like a hut; its transgression lies heavy upon it, and it falls, and will not rise again.
Granted, the context of the verse above is likely during the tribulation and God’s judgment upon the earth. See Isaiah 24 for complete details. Let me be clear, as of January 2019, we are not in the tribulation. But, we are trending closer to the time the prophet warned from over 2,700 years ago.
January 2019: The magnetic field of the north end of the planet is going from Canada to Siberia. Scientists postulate the molten inner core of the planet is moving.
Why does this matter? The magnetic field is the foundation for modern navigation in the 21st century. The field affects GPS systems, smart phones and their ability to navigate us on a daily basis.
The latest model was completed in 2015 and was not scheduled to be updated until 2020. But changes are happening rapidly. In 2016, a geomagnetic pulse beneath northern South America and the eastern Pacific Ocean occurred.
In 2018, the magnetic north pole had crossed over the International Date Line into the Eastern Hemisphere. Scientists indicate magnetic north is moving towards Siberia at 34 miles per year (55 km/year).
Scientists do not understand why the poles are moving so rapidly. They have theories but no concrete answers. It is one thing to describe an event. It is another to understand it.
Roughly 2,700 years ago, Isaiah had insight into this “staggering” phenomenon. Isaiah said the earth would totter around like a drunk. He also said, the shaking would eventually increase along with other significant seismic activity. Significant seismic activity is a characteristic of the end time scenario.
Seismic frequency and intensity are on the increase over the past decades. The trend and trajectory are up. It will not be isolated to a country or a region of that country. The scope and scale of Biblical prophecy is global.
Isaiah 24:21 On that day the LORD will punish the host of heaven, in heaven, and the kings of the earth, on the earth.