(Exodus 19:16; Revelation 8:5)
The apostle John told us that after the Holy Spirit was poured out, there were peals of thunder and sounds and flashes of lightning and an earthquake.
“Peals of thunder and sounds and flashes of lightning” was how the dramatic encounter with God on Mount Sinai is described in Exodus 19:16 and 20:18.
In Revelation 8:5, these “peals of thunder and sounds and flashes of lightning” described the outpouring of the spirit of God. John said they were followed by an earthquake.
The earthquakes in Revelation 6:12, 11:13, and 16:18 describe the Battle of Armageddon and the Reformation wars. They were called “great earthquakes.” In 1917, when the Holy Spirit was poured out in China, China joined World War I. The apostle John did not call World War I, a “great earthquake,” but it was called “the Great War” because it was compared to the Battle of Armageddon.
The outpouring of the holy spirit in China was accompanied by signs and miracles. By 1923, more than 100 churches had been established in southern China. All received the same spirit, with the same evidence of the tongue emitting sound first experienced by Paul Wei in 1917.
On Mount Sinai, after the “peals of thunder and sounds and flashes of lightning,” the Israelites heard the sound of a trumpet blast. Here, in Revelation 8:5, the “peals of thunder and sounds and flashes of lightning” introduced the sounding of seven trumpets that remove the lawless from the Kingdom of Heaven.