The earth’s magnetic north pole is shifting so rapidly that Tampa International Airport is having to re-number its main runway because its old number is no longer accurate on a magnetic compass heading. This is a highly unusual occurrence and it indicates that there are “earth changes” happening to our globe that could get even more pronounced in the future as we enter deeper into the biblical “latter days” of our age.

Tampa’s airport “was forced to readjust its runways Thursday to account for the movement of the Earth’s magnetic fields, information that pilots rely upon to navigate planes.” The link below, from FOX News, cites one source as saying this action is so unusual that he “wouldn’t venture a guess” re: when this had last happened. As an aside, I worked in the airport management field for almost a decade, and I don’t recall anyone saying that this had ever happened (or even could happen). What is even more odd is that, apparently, only Tampa’s airport has had to make such an adjustment. If the magnetic north compass readings in Tampa have changed dramatically enough that such a change had to made there, but no other airport has yet had to make a similar change, it argues that the earth’s magnetic field is becoming unstable and that while “true north” has changed measurably in the Tampa region, it has not done so at most other places on earth. If this were happening uniformly all over the earth, all airports would be noticing this magnetic pole shift and many other airports would also have to be making similar runway navigational configuration changes.

This sounds like a “canary in a coal mine” indicator that something is not right with the earth’s magnetic field. If this magnetic polar shift accelerates, it could wreak havoc with all kinds of navigational systems. The link notes that in earth’s geological history, it is confirmed that “the magnetic north and south poles have been known to completely flip.” The odds against this happening are long, but we are not entering normal times. Many biblical prophecies indicate that there will be major “earth changes” in the time just before the “day of the Lord” occurs. Various latter-day prophecies indicate that there will be unprecedented tectonic activity (earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis) just before or at the return of Jesus Christ (Isaiah 2:19-21, Ezekiel 38:20, Revelation 11:13, 16:18-20).

Something so violent is going to happen to our planet that it will cause the earth to rotate violently on its axis. Isaiah 24:19-20 prophesies that the earth will “move exceedingly” so that it “shall reel to and fro like a drunkard.” This certainly describes a situation where the earth is wobbling in an unstable manner as it rotates on its axis. Such a wobble in the earth’s rotation could cause very violent tectonic activity. Revelation 8:8-9 describes some kind of cosmic body such as a comet or meteor striking the earth in one of its oceans, and that would certainly cause tectonic shifting all over the earth. Isaiah 24 has even more bad news about earth changes that will occur in the latter days. Verse 1 states that God will “turn the earth upside down…scattering abroad the inhabitants thereof.”  This could have two possible fulfillments. One is that the earth’s magnetic poles will “flip” (as the Fox News link states has occurred in earth’s past),  meaning that the earth’s magnetic fields will reverse themselves (i.e. “turn upside down”). The second possible fulfillment is that the earth’s tectonic plates will “slip” on the earth’s molten magma field that they sit on and this would move the continents into new positions in terms of both latitude and longitude. The radical changes in climate, temperature, etc. could set off enforced migrations of people to new habitable locations on earth. Such an apocalyptic scenario is possible, given the language of Isaiah 24:1. Indeed, I have seen cable-TV documentaries that discuss the scientific possibility of this very event happening on our earth.

The above scenarios are extreme, and we will have to wait to see how these prophecies are fulfilled in the future. In the meantime, the movement of the earth’s magnetic north pole has already accelerated to the point a major international airport has had to re-number runways to represent the alteration in the earth’s magnetic field. If the magnetic north pole shift continues to occur (and accelerates) we are going to have a major “earth change” on our planet. For that reason, this increasing magnetic pole shift was worth pointing out to readers of this blog.