Reflections on the Time of the End
Does a Polar Shift on Planet Earth herald the
Beginning of the Fragmentation of Continental United States?
Matthew 24:38 – “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the ‘Son of Man be.”
During the last few months before the coming of the Messiah it is expected by those who have “eyes to see and ears to hear” that our earth will be in the convulsions of major earth changes. These earth changes will include meteor and asteroids colliding into our planet, earthquakes, tsunamis, rising and collapsing islands and mountains. Yet most of us do not consider that the days before the coming of the Messiah we will also experience a geo-magnetic polar shift in which the magnetic pole may actually become a complete pole reversal. Think seriously about that statement. Many prophetic scholars and even scientists are now expecting in the coming future that the Antarctica may someday be at the North Pole and the North Pole will be at the south. Consider for a moment what this means. The earthquakes and major life changes upon this globe could be massive when Canada moves into the tropics or the citizens of northern Germany suddenly finds themselves living in the polar regions of this globe. Not only that the polar regions might not be at the North Pole but at the South Pole.
Today, at the North Pole we experience the center of a giant magnet. And a magnet it truly is. The earth’s magnetic field streams forth from the inner core of the earth through the outer crust of this planet which is more than 1,850 miles from the interior of the earth. This magnetic generator in the core of the earth is affected by the charged particles streaming towards this planet from the sun. These charged particles come from the solar flares that erupt off the sun during certain solar cycles. It was a series of massive solar flares that occurred on November, 2003 when a global earthquake was recorded on all the seismographs around the world.
Another stellar phenomenon that has been recorded over the last six months was noted just prior to the 2004 Boxer Day Asian Tsunami and Earthquake that killed over 300,000 people where recordings of massive cosmic blasts were hitting the atmosphere of our planet. These were disrupting the magnetic field on our earth. Is the God of Israel sending us a message? Is it time to wake up and accept that the Bridegroom is making preparation to return to this planet earth?
The evidence that in the near future we may be experiencing a polar shift and eventually a complete polar reversal came in the month of June when the Canadian Edmonton Journal News Service posted a lead article on June 17, 2005 whose title was "Our North loses the Pole; After centuries in Canada, the roaming magnetic North Pole has crossed into international waters, en route to Siberia". In this article it stated:
centuries, the magnetic North Pole was ours, a constant companion that
wandered the rolling tundra and frozen seas of our Arctic. But no more.If the pole continues its current
course, it will shoot across the top of Earth and end up in Siberia by mid-century.
Since the era of Shakespeare and Sir Isaac Newton in the 1600s, the magnetic North Pole has been within the modern border of Canada. In 1904, it was measured by the Norwegian artic explorer, Roald Amundsen to be just off the northern tip of Nunavut’s King William Island. Since that day it has been traveling northwestward about six miles per year. Yet in 2001, the movement of the North Pole began to move with increasing intensity at about 36 miles per year. Due to bad weather, the exact measurements are still unknown except for one fact; the pace is increasing to accelerate. Such an event of a polar shift has occurred in the past and will occur again. The crust of the earth can move hundreds of miles per day and the speed of movement of the magnetic poles are unknown to scientists even to this day.
It was non other then the Rabbi Yahshua who prophesied that the time of the end would be an era like the days before the arrival of the Great Flood of Noah. The prophets of Israel and Judah prophesied that the days before the Messiah would be one of great calamities. Not only in the Jewish canon, the TaNaKh, but also in Jewish manuscripts that were written in the inter-testament period before the birth of Jesus, we read in stark detail of their future “great day of the Lord.”
Hidden in the caves of Qumran by the Dead Sea were clay vessels that held many ancient biblical manuscripts. Within these vessels were hidden manuscripts of every book of the Old Testament except the Book of Esther. Yet of the thousands of fragments and manuscripts found at Qumran, there were more fragments that were found of the Hebrew book called the Book of Enoch than any other book in the Bible. This does suggest that the Essenes, whom most scholars feel were the guardians of the scrolls of Qumran held great reverence to this book.
The Book of Enoch was directly quoted in the Book of Jude, which was written by Jude, the brother of Jesus. Does this also validate the importance of the Book of Enoch? A large portion of the apocalyptic imagery found in the Book Revelation was taken almost verbatim from the Book of Enoch and not found in any other Hebrew scroll known. If it were not for the Book of Enoch, we would not have any Hebrew textual or scriptural precedent for many of the apocalyptic phrases in the John’s Apocalypse. So when the days of the coming of the Messiah are foretold, let us look at what happened to this planet earth as stated in the Book of Enoch.
According to the Book of Enoch, just before the flood of Noah, this planet earth tilted on its axis or as the text says, it “became inclined.” Compare this text with another Hebrew book, also not found in the Biblical canon but was quoted from in the Old Testament. This book was called the Megillah (Scroll) of Yashir (Jasher):
Jasher 6:1 - “And on that day (Flood), the Lord caused the whole earth to shake, and the sun darkened, and the foundations of the world rages, and the whole earth was moved violently, and the lightning flashed and the thunder roared, and all the fountains in the earth were broken up….”
As written in the BibleSearcher’s collection of research articles called, Isaiah the Prophet of Catastrophes, we reported on a Charles Hapgood who in 1970 wrote in his book, “The Path of the Pole” the theses that the poles have changed their inclination or position at least three times in the historical era of man.
The first North Pole as recorded was sitting over the Yukon area of North America at about 80,000 B.P. (before present era), moving east to the Greenland Sea about seventy thousand years ago, then about fifty thousand years ago, the North Pole moved to its third area of inclination over the Hudson Bay. The last shift documented, according to Charles Hapgood, was about 12,000 B.P. at the end of the Pleistocene to its current area.
People who believe in the literal translation of the Bible and that this earth was created about 6,000 years old may take heart when we read about the scientists using tens of thousands or even millions of years in the geological ages. An Australian astrophysicist Barry Setterfield did some significant research in his report called “The Vacuum, Light Speed and the Red Shift”; he calculated that the geological era of the Pleistocene (12,000 years ago) occurred in historical time of man about 2350-2850 BCE or at the time of Noah’s Biblical flood.
Using geomagnetic and carbon dating evidence, Hapgood identified the locations of the pole and its migration paths as:
Position # 1 -- 63 degrees N, 135 degrees W (the Yukon area)
Position # 2 -- 72 degrees N, 10 degrees E (in the Greenland Sea)
Position # 3 -- 60 degrees N, 73 degrees W (the Hudson Bar area)
Position # 4 -- the current position
A very impressive portfolio of evidence was amassed by Professor Hapgood to support these polar shifts. This data included below supposes that the earth will tilt and the equator of the earth will change as seen in the pictures below. He did show
(1) Evidence that Siberia once was populated by a verdun terrain and a very populous zoological community,
(2) The Arctic Ocean was once considerably warmer with coral reefs and humans which inhabited the New Siberia Islands,
(3) Evidence that the Antarctica was once free of its mile high glaciers with streams, valleys and lakes, and
(4) Fossil remains all over the globe which suggests that each terrain once was inhabited by plants and animals of a different climate than present.
Even Sir George Darwin, son of Charles Darwin, accepted the evidence but rejected such a polar shift because he felt that the forces needed to turn the poles over could only be by a collision with another planet. Yet this same evidence met the approval of scientists such as Albert Einstein and K.F. Mather.
In a position paper written by Flavio Barbiero, he demonstrated that the immense forces needed to tilt or shift the polar axis of the earth can be done by the torque generated by a relatively small asteroid impact. This asteroid impact would cause instantaneous change in the axis of rotation and the instantaneous shift in the poles in any direction and amplitude. In other words, the North Pole could “jump almost instantaneously from a location to another, thousands kilometers away (miles is you wish), due to the combined effects of forces, such as the impact of a medium size asteroid and the Sun-Moon gravitational attraction on the equatorial bulge.
What type of asteroid could effect such a change? According to Barbiero, the Apollo size asteroids, first named by Reinmuth in 1932, could effect such a change. These Apollo asteroids are over one kilometer (2.2 miles) in size. About one hundred Apollo size asteroids are known today, the largest being Hephaistos who is 10 kilometers (22 miles). Scientists estimate that there is an estimated 1000 to 2000 more awaiting discovery.
Using geological time, scientists estimate that the earth has been hit by an Apollo asteroid at least 1500 times since the Paleozoic era 600 million years. Once again on the scientific theses on the Speed of Light and the Red Shift that the speed of light was not constant but considerably faster, astrophysicist Barry Setterfield givens us a revised chronology that suggests: The geological era called the Paleozoic occurred 600 million years in geological time which is equivalent to 5300 years in historical time. This would date the Paleozoic era as about 3300-3500 BCE. This date would have been before the flood of Noah in what we call the ante-diluvium (before the flood) era.
An impact of such an asteroid, hitting at a speed of 44 miles per second (2600 miles per hour) would explode with the equivalent of ten billions of Hiroshima-type nuclear bombs. We could spend this entire forum discussing the implications and effects of such a hit. A short list would include a 20 degree crustal shift. The bulge at the equator would in effect raise or lower the surface of the earth 3-4 kilometers (1.8-2.4 miles high).
Later in this manuscript, we will discuss the Land of Megalithic Cities of an Ancient Era. We will ask the question now, is this same mechanism, cosmic blasts, global earthquakes and polar shifts that we see today, what occurred and raised this megalithic city of Tianhuanaco in the Andean uplift of Bolivia two miles high in the sky? This city has an ancient calendar which describes a solar year of 290 days in an era when the moon was an independent exterior planet.
One mile away are megalithic stones which appear to be an ancient canal, Puma Punka, with limestone and adesite cut stones blocks 27 feet long and 300 ton in size. The archeological evidence shows that this city, sitting close to Lake Titicaca, was formerly a seaport city and was raised in a mega-catastrophe in a past era and now rests over 14,000 feet in the air. Other affects suggested include: earthquakes of a magnitude not imagined today, volcanic activity rupturing along the entire 'Ring of Fire’, hurricanes with wind speed hundreds of miles per hour, and tsunamis hundreds of feet high.
When a large planetary body suddenly changes its rotation or undergoes a polar shift, the rapid forward movement of the surface of the earth would leave the atmosphere (the first heaven) behind. As it pushes forward into the oncoming atmosphere, the crustal friction of this planet will roll the atmosphere into a huge “roll cloud” leaving a vacuum in between. The subthermal outer atmosphere will quickly (wind speeds of hundreds or thousands of miles per hour) fill in the huge vacuum with temperatures approaching absolute zero, in an instant quick freeze.
Such a mechanism is suggested to have occurred just prior to the Noachian flood. The remnants of the frozen mammoths in Siberia, with fresh food in their stomachs is a testimony of such a sudden change of temperature and the sudden change in latitude as a new north pole found a new home on this planet earth.
So also Will the Coming of the “Son of Man” Be
Will we visit these same catastrophic events again? If we believe we are in the days before the coming of the Messiah, then we must take seriously that the catastrophic changes on this planet will be revisited again. Is this not the intent of the prophet John when he describes that upon the arrival of the Apocalyptic Sixth Seal of Revelation when there was a “great earthquake”? And then he says:
Revelation 6:14 – “Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.”
Wow! If one year ago we could not imagine the catastrophe of the 9.3 magnitude Great Tsunami and Earthquake at Sumatra, are we willing to comprehend what kind of earthquake it will take to move “every mountain and island…out of its place?”
Scientists have noticed that over the centuries the earth has lost over 14% of its Magnetic Field. This could be a sign that we are to anticipate that the poles are about to reverse. Polar reversal is a fact of geological history in the recordings of 171 magnetic polar reversals in the sediment layers laid on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
On April 2005 in BibleSearchers Reflections in the article, ”Catastrophic Preparation of this Planet for the Coming of the Messiah”, we outlined the potential catastrophes that were awaiting this planet as the time of the end progresses to its ultimate conclusion, the arrival of the Maschiach of Yisra’el (Messiah of Israel).
On January 2005 in BibleSearchers Reflections, the article was posted, “The God of Israel and the Great Tsunami”, we noted that on the heels of the great 9.3 magnitude Asian Earthquake and Tsunami profound earth changes began on this planet. The seismographs around the earth went ballistic as again a global earthquake was recorded on December 26, 2004. Since that day, the earth has been reeling as the tectonic plates have been registering progressive quakes around the world.
The Triple Earthquakes of the Americas
Then on week of June 15, 2005, this planet was rocked again by a triple earthquake on the western coastline of the entire Americas. In thirty six hours, simultaneous each to a solar eruption, this “earthquake triplet” included quakes in Chile (7.8 Magnitude Event), Alaska (6.9 Magnitude Event) and California (7.2 Magnitude Event), coupled with a New Madrid Earthquake (1.6 Magnitude Event) on June 15. According to Russian scientists in the article by Sorcha Faal, “North American Intraplate Collapsing Heralding New Madrid Fault Zone Cataclysm as Rare ‘Triplet’ Earthquakes occur in the Americas” suggests that this was a harbinger of the increasing instability of what was thought to be a stable “intra-plate” tectonic plate in the middle of the American continent.
The Seismic Monitor on June 18, 2005 recording the “Triplet Earthquakes
in the Americas” while the Pacific Ring of Fire is aglow. Compare with Seismic Monitor on April 8, 2005
during the funeral of Pope John Paul II.
On June 14th a sudden 7.2 magnitude earthquake erupted near Crescent City California in central California (7:50:54 pm (PDT). It occurred at an estimated depth of 10 km (6 miles). What was noted is that is occurred along with a solar eruption. This was followed by an even larger cosmic solar blast with an almost simultaneous 7.8 magnitude quake near Tarapace, Chile at 6:44 p.m. local time (10:44 p.m. UTC). This Chilean quake occurred about 940 miles north of Chile’s capital, Santiago and it sent shock waves clear over to Bolivia and Peru. The depth of the Chilean quake was 67.4 miles. Meanwhile almost at the same time, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake rocked the Rat and Aleutian Islands in Alaska at 9:10 p.m. which triggered for the first time a tsunami warning on the western coast of the United States.
As recorded by the BBC News in their article, “Chile rocked by major earthquake" they reported:
"At least eight people have been killed in a powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake which struck northern Chile. Three people died as buildings collapsed and another five were killed when their vehicle was hit by a falling boulder, officials said. In the coastal town of Iquique, hundreds of people ran into the streets fearing collapses and even a tsunami."
Along the deserts of California near the famed golf resort of Palm Springs, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake occurred near the epicenter of Anza in the Coachella Valley in Southern California. According to the Desert Sun News Service in their article titled "Aftershocks detected in the hundreds" it recorded the affects of the aftershocks with these words:
“For most people, the earthquake that rattled the Coachella Valley on Sunday morning was over seconds after it started. But for the people charged with watching seismic monitors posted near the quake's epicenter about 20 miles south of Palm Springs, aftershocks from the Sunday temblor are still rolling in by the hundreds. By Monday evening, sensors near Anza, the epicenter of the Sunday-morning quake, had registered 339 quakes, although they were mostly well below a magnitude that would be felt on the surface."
What was even more surprising, following these cosmic blasts and triple mega-quakes were recorded quakes in the lands and regions of Turkey, Aleutian Islands, Japan, Brazil, Siberia, Czech and Slovak Republics, Vanuatu Islands, Jordon, Syria, Italy, Greece, Austria, Spain, Tonga Islands, Bolivia, Afghanistan, Australia and the New Madrid Fault Zone in the United States. Once again we are seeing not a regional effect but a global phenomenon. We have to suggest, something serious is happening in the foundational structure of our globe.
What is known is that the shallower the earthquake is, the more destructive power is portrayed on land with the loss of life and buildings. Yet, the deeper the earthquake the more structural shifting there is in the foundational plates under our continents. The Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana has posted a great website on “Physical Geology with Earthquakes, Volcanoes and other forces” that builds and remodels our earth. In this report they make the following statement concerning the tectonic plates underlying the Nation of Chile.
"Earthquakes occur at many different depths along Chile’s subduction zone. The largest earthquakes occur at shallow depths due to the shearing of the Nazca plate along the South American plate. Other earthquakes occur in what is called the Wadati-Benioff zone. These earthquakes occur along the Nazca plate as it moves into the asthenosphere (the layer of the mantle 100-350 km below the earth’s surface). These deeper earthquakes occur due to both the pull of the deepest part of the plate on the higher portions as well as due to shear of the subducting plate with the mantle."
The Source, the Cosmic Blasts of the Lord
Yet it is not to the earthquakes that the greatest amount of scientific concern has been placed but to the Unknown source of the cosmic blasts that appear to be taking place in conjunction with the earthquakes and having such an affect upon this earth. The finger of the Lord of hosts appears to be playing His hand. Is He at work to mold the attention of the people’s of this planet? Are we rather seeing the physical manifestations of the battle in the Spirit World of the heaven where the forces of Michael the Archangel are in battle with the satanic forces of Lucifer? At the same time we have to ask, is the God of Israel in the process of remodeling this planet earth and preparing for it to return to its Edenic state like the land of Pangea, the home of our fore-parents, Adam and Eve?
As reported in “What Does It Mean” in an article posted on December 22, 2005, four days before the great and disastrous Asian Earthquake and Tsunami hit, called, "Unknown Energy Surges Continue to Hit Planet, Global Weather Systems in Chaos" which said;
“An increasingly panicked global effort is now underway by the worlds top scientists to understand an unprecedented series of ‘blasts’, energy surges, which the planet has been taking from as an yet unknown source which has been bombarding Antarctica with cosmic rays and disrupting Northern Hemisphere weather systems on a global scale.
The first of these cosmic ray blasts occurred nearly 5 years ago and have been increasing in their frequency and intensity since the end of November. The once normally darkened skies of the Northern Hemispheres Arctic regions are now in twilight due to these blasts. Wayne Davidson, from the Canadian Government's weather station at Resolute Bay, located in the Arctic Circle, says about this mysterious lighting, "The entire horizon is raised like magic, like the hand of God is bringing it up.”
What are these blasts that are causing so much havoc and disruption to our secure world? Has not this earth, in the past twenty five centuries been guided by the natural laws of uniformitarianism? In reality we do not know, yet the scientific speculation and professional educated guessing is ripe with many suggestions. Let us look at the inquiries of the experts.
In the Universe Today an article titled "Recent Blast was Probably a Neutron Star Collision" they make this hypothesis:
"When astronomers started analyzing the recent gamma ray burst GRB050509b, they knew right away that they were seeing something very important. This cosmic explosion lasted less than 1/30th of a second, but it provided astronomers with an X-ray afterglow for the first time ever, and pointed them towards a likely cause: the collision of two neutron stars, or a neutron star with a black hole.
What about a giant flare from a magnetar? This cannot be strongly ruled out for GRB050509b, but a magnetar in a galaxy like G1 is not very likely, and GRB050509b was a thousand times brighter than the strongest magnetar flare we’ve seen, to date. That leaves the merger of a neutron star binary (or NS-BH binary). Where would we find such a binary, just ready to merge? They certainly could be found in the suburbs of spiral galaxies, or in globular clusters, but giant elliptical galaxies like G1 is mostly where.
Yet the cause of this solar blast known as GRB050509b, was further analyzed by Space.Com in an article titled "Creation of Black Hole Detected" and which quotes Neil Gehrels of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center saying.
"The burst occurred just after midnight East Coast time. It was detected by NASA's orbiting Swift telescope. Swift automatically repositioned itself within 50 seconds to image the same patch of sky in X-rays. It just barely caught an X-ray afterglow, Gehrels said in a telephone interview. The X-ray counterpart was barely detectable and only observed for a few minutes.
Yet it was to the January 2005 solar stormy month that has garnered most of the scientific attention. Scientific theories were shattered as the scientific world watched with amazement as during the solar flare mid-cycle where the sun is usually in a state of dormancy, that suddenly a giant sun spot erupted and the sun began to explode. As recorded in an article by Red Nova News in an article called, “A New Kind of Solar Storm" they commented:
"Between January 15th and 19th, sunspot 720 produced four powerful solar flares. When it exploded a fifth time on January 20th, onlookers were not surprised. They should have been. Researchers realize now that the January 20th blast was something special. It has shaken the foundations of space weather theory and, possibly, changed the way astronauts are going to operate when they return to the Moon.
For those of you, who watch reports of solar storms may wonder if these solar storms are going to dismantle our electrical grid system, destroy our satellite communication systems. How are they going to affect Earth’s sun, our weather or the magnetic core within our planet?
The scientists estimate the length of time the solar particles take to streak across the solar system to our planet earth. From this data we can make a prediction on the time of arrival of future solar radiation bursts.
This solar burst was suddenly different. This time the “proton storm” appeared to hit this planet instantaneous. What was not said is that the speed that the solar burst traveled exceeded any known particle speed known today. It was far faster than the speed of light. If this were to occur while the United States had an astronaut walking on the moon, without warning they would have been surrounded with deadly cosmic radiation.
The Andean Chilean Earthquake, a land of Mega-lithic Cities of an Ancient Era of Catastrophes
This recent Chilean earthquake associated with the cosmic blasts gives scientists pause, especially those with strong historical and archeological backgrounds. It is in these regions that some of the most mysterious cultures of antiquities lived. In the heights of over two miles high are the mega-lithic remains of vast cities of ancient civilizations that could erect walls with stones of magnificent size. Any one of these stones would challenge any contractor today to the limits of its crane lifting capacity much less transporting them over mountainous terrain.
In the Andes Mountains are the cities of Tianhuanaco , and Machu Picchu. To the older peoples of the earth, the electrical strangeness of this South American Region and Andes Mountains were well known. According to the ancient stories, the building in ancient times of the great stone city in Peru known as Machu Picchu and the erection of the Intihuatana Stone, known as the ‘Hitching Post of the Sun’, were built by being not from this planet earth and left as a warnings of all human beings of coming wars from outside our earth. Lest we fail to comprehend, the God of Israel left the testimony with His prophets of this war with the demonic forces that would continue to the time of the end.
It was these ancients who left us a language not found in any other part of the world which is called Khipu. It was the New York Times who posted an article called, "String, and Knot, Theory of Inca Writing" and which says;
"If khipu is indeed the medium of a writing system, Dr. Gary Urton of Harvard says, this is entirely different from any of the known ancient scripts, beginning with the cuneiform of Mesopotamia more than 5,000 years ago. The khipu did not record information in graphic signs for words, but rather a kind of three-dimensional binary code similar to the language of today's computers."
While the citizens of our great land walk about oblivious about what is going on around us in our world, the military orders of Russia and the United States are recorded as making utmost precautions to establish their protected areas. According to Russian Sources, the global instability of the earth’s weather and the potential that catastrophic earth changes will rapidly occur, it is reported that President Putin has been counseled by his advisors to make the necessary emergency survival plans to supply the their underground secured cities. In the article dated February 3, 2005, called "Russian Military Movements towards Protected Areas Beginning", it states:
"Catastrophic worldwide weather chaos coupled with Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov’s sudden visit to our Siberian military district are serving today as a warning for the start of immediate preparations for more severe chaotic events to come shortly it now appears.
Yet the Denver Airport has been built for many years at a considerable extra cost. According to many websites there was built a massive underground city to protect the military, governmental and economic leaders of this nation. One report called the “Denver Airport” reported on an interview of a construction worker that worked on that site;
"Well, the gentleman that I was dealing with, Phil Schneider, said that during the last year of construction they were connecting the underground airport system to the deep underground base. He told me that there was at least an eight- level deep underground base there, and that there was a 4.5 square mile underground city and an 88.5 square-mile base underneath the airport.
It is very unusual that they would allot a 50 square-mile area on the surface at which to locate an airport in the middle of nowhere unless they really planned to use it for something very unusual later.
The Global Weather is Out of Control
During the middle of the winter 2004-2005 the global elements were creating havoc around the world. The weathers systems around the world appeared to be affected by these strange and giant explosions or cosmic blasts that were continuously pounding the geo-magnetic shield on this planet. The weather systems were playing havoc as Guyana was hit by the worst floods in 100 years and as reported by Bloomberg’s News”
"Guyana faces four more days of rainfall after the heaviest January rains in more than 100 years caused floods affecting more than a third of the population, the United Nations said."
In the African country of Tanzania, the English News Agency, The Guardian, reported the largest rainfall in a half a century:
"Heavy downpour that hit Dar es Salaam and its suburbs yesterday was unusual and in fact the highest on record since 1953."
Even in Australia, according to ABC News, the highest temperatures for January in the record books were recorded in Western Australia’s northern Pilbara region, the Nyang Station in East Pilbara was “just off the all time record for the highest average temperature for any month” of the year. At the same time, massive thunderstorms hit the Central Coast of Australia at Sydney, as reported in The Moscow Times:
"Around 100,000 homes throughout Sydney, the Central Coast and surrounding areas are without electricity after big storms which swept the region this afternoon. Strong winds brought down trees, and heavy rain caused flash flooding which caught some people in their cars. The big storms brought rainfall of up to 20 millimetres in an hour."
Even in Moscow, the capital of Russia, The Moscow Times stated in the article, “The Heaviest Snow Storm ever to Hit Moscow”, that they were suffering the heaviest snow storms in recorded history:
"A powerful snowstorm that raged in Moscow on Friday was the heaviest day's snowfall since weather records began, forcing planes to divert away from airports, snarling city traffic and making pedestrians wade through meter-high snowdrifts. Friday's snowfall was equivalent to precipitation of 9.4 millimeters, smashing the previous record of 7.8 millimeters set in 1977, the city's weather bureau said."
On January 30, 2005, as recorded on The Indian Daily, the weather systems around the world were as unpredictable as any years in recorded history.
“In India, for example, scientists were astonished at the National Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasting were perplexed by the deviation of the weather from the
that predicted by the Doppler reports. In Russia, authorities are just perplexed
with bizarre patters of snow falls. In America, the weather
forecasters are similarly perplexed in their inability to tell people what
will happen next day.
The recent hurricanes and typhoons all over the world have taken irregular patterns and unpredictable paths defying all established computer models. In India, China, Africa, Europe, all over the world the same story is repeating. In every country the meteorologists are thinking that these anomalies are just present in their region. But it is global and increasing every day. The intensity of the storms and the paths all over the world especially in America’s Florida and South East including Gulf of Mexico are just bizarre.”
The Indian Daily went on to suggest that some people were beginning to suggest the possibility of a “human or extra-terrestrial hand in weather manipulation.”
“The massive scale of the same problem gives rise to the fact that there may be some bigger hand involved. In South America and Central America native Indians believed that their Gods used to control the weather on a daily basis. We may be looking the same pattern where “Someone” is controlling the worldwide weather.”
Yet even more ominous to the western world is the May 10, 2005 report that Cambridge University “Scientists Confirm Unexpected Gulf Stream Slowing”. As written;
“Scientists from Cambridge University have confirmed that the Gulf Stream is weakening, and this is likely to bring much colder temperatures to Europe within a few years. The weakening is significant: the Gulf Stream is flowing at a quarter of the strength that was present five years ago.
Warming Atlantic waters off the Eastern Coast of America
This is happening because gigantic chimneys of cold water that were sinking from the surface to the sea bed off Greenland have disappeared. These chimneys are the key engine of world climate as we know it today, and their disappearance signals the beginning of a great catastrophe…
The Cambridge scientists are predicting now that there will be clear water at the North Pole as early as 2020, and that temperatures in Britain are likely to drop by 5-8 degrees Celsius, from an average of 22 at present to 14 to 17 in the future. An average as low as 17 (62 Fahrenheit) will mean that the summer growing season will be catastrophically curtailed in Europe, leading to huge declines in production from one of the world's primary surplus production zones.
It will also mean that winters similar to those in Finland will extend far south into France, and that there is a possibility that a series of "no-melt" summers across the northern latitudes could cause the reflectivity of the planet to increase to the point that new glaciations will begin. The weakening of the Gulf Stream is destabilizing currents worldwide, and will lead to radical climate changes in other areas. The nature of these changes is not known, and the current US administration has blocked US environmental agencies from studying the phenomenon, so the severity of its effect in this country is not under study. However, it is likely that the eastern US and eastern Canada will experience climate change as radical as that in Europe, as the Gulf Stream drops south. At the least, food production and livability in the eastern half of North America will be severely challenged.”
Just prior to and after the Great Tsunami in the Indian Ocean, it was reported that the heavens were exploding with reports of fireballs, meteors and asteroids. These were not isolated but global in occurrence. Here are a few of the reports from around the world.
On December 4th in New England area of the United States it was reported there was a “bright flash light up the clouds, three seconds later came the boom”
On December 6th over Australia read of a report where “An eerie, constant, low rumbling sound accompanied the explosions.” From ‘fireballs’.
On December 12th residents in the area of Washington D.C. reported; “It looked like a ball of fire falling out of the sky.".
On December 13th came the report about a fireball that lit up the skies of China ‘turning night into day’.
On December 16th in the state of Utah it was reported that, “Meteor May Have Fallen in Salt Lake”
On December 19th just prior to the first two of the mega-quakes near Indonesia a news report cited the following, “Meteor suspected amid unexplained sightings and blast in Indonesia”
On December 21st an unknown asteroid, and since named 2004 YD5, was discovered flying past the earth and under our satellites.
On January 5th in the state of Wisconsin a news report says, “Authorities in north central Wisconsin received dozens of reports Tuesday evening of bright flashes of light in the sky, as from an explosion, and they said it likely came from meteor activity."
On January 7th up in Juneau, Alaska a news report claimed, “Juneau residents saw a fiery ball traversing the sky.”
On January 12th in the land of India there came a report, “I saw a huge ball of fire in the air. It raced down to the earth so fast that before I could do anything."
On January 26th in the land of Cambodia it was reported, "It made a noise like a bomb exploding, it's a good thing it didn't land in the village or people could have been killed."
To whom do we want to give credit for such a display of heavenly fireworks, God or man. At the time of the end, when the forces of Satan will eventually take complete control of this planet just prior to the coming of the messiah, will not there be deceptive evidence of whether our earth has just entered into an asteroid shower or whether we are observing the evidence of a covert wars going on between the leading global powers that are seeking to control this earth. Such evidence was written in BibleSearchers Reflections on February, 2005 in the article, “The Links between Fireballs, Meteors and the Military’s Secret Weapon Systems”
“On March 16, 2005, a report on a U.S. Experimental Bomb Test suggested that this “great ball of fire”, “large fireball” or “unusually large meteor” seen by thousands in the Northwest states in America was actually a secret explosion of one of America’s secret weapons known as the HPM or the High Power Microwave Bomb. The New York Post quoted by Global Securities reported on the article, “Microwave Bomb our Secret Weapon.” It said,
"The Pentagon says its latest deadly gadget - a precision-guided lightning bolt of microwave power - would be its most important weapon in a war with Iraq. The high-power microwave, aka HPM, has been under development for years in the black-operations programs at the National Laboratories and the Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico."
We must conclude that it was not an incoming exploding meteor that caused power outages and an earthquake but an outgoing missile and bomb sent to the outer limits of this earth’s ionosphere. According to Russian Intelligence sources the
“purpose of this secret Microwave Bomb explosion was an attempt by the American Space Forces to effectuate a change in the earth’s jet stream pattern over the North American Continent, and which is currently experiencing one of the worse droughts to their growing regions since the 1930’s.”
It appears that this planet earth is exploding. As the nations of the world are surrounding the Nation of Israel trying to force her to eventually give up enough land so her very own national existence could be exterminated, it appears that the “Finger of the Almighty One of Israel” is touching off as many as 1,500 active volcanoes around this globe. They all were simultaneously erupting within a few short weeks of time. The ash from the volcano fallout is also contributing to the chaos in the global weather patterns. As reported many times in BibleSearchers Global News, the potential of super volcanoes is being heightened around the earth. According to the UK News Services, the effects of these super volcanic eruptions and the nightmare of a global “winter” for more than a decade was not being calculated by the scientists to occur in tens of thousands of years, but rather “are already long overdue."
These effects were noted by the media. As reported in the Volcano Olive site;
"Residents of Guam in the Mariana Islands are suffering from sickness from volcanic haze due to the eruption of Anatahan Volcano. Dozens of people have arrived at Guam's only hospital complaining of respiratory problems and headaches."
At the same time, the eruption of the Manam Volcano in Papua New Guinea soared into the stratosphere at such a speed that, "in one hour the ash cloud reached a diameter of 180km (108 miles) and an altitude of 21-24km. (1.2 miles)”
It was not quite a decade ago on April 1997 that the U.S. Secretary of Defense, William Cohen, under President Bill Clinton made this statement,
“Others [terrorists] are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves… So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations… It’s real, and that’s the reason why we have to intensify our [counterterrorism] efforts.” (Secretary of Defense William Cohen at an April 1997 counterterrorism conference sponsored by former Senator Sam Nunn. Quoted from DoD News Briefing, Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, Q&A at the Conference on Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and U.S. Strategy, University of Georgia, Athens, Apr. 28, 1997)
According to one Russian writer, when she saw these global events, she spoke in amazement as western Christians failed to comprehend the prophets if their Holy Book spoke of these days that were erupting all around them. As stated,
“Even to their past prophets of their own religions, who have foretold them about these events, they are not heeding. But as we become more acquainted with them we can see that they have no plans for survival, other than in small groups that are shunned by others.”
How classic an example of sectarian survivalism this is. Many people around the world are watching these events with amazement, while the citizens of the United States are truly living in the fog of Laodicean slumber. They are neither “hot nor cold”, neither are they aware or even care. They are clueless, just as the citizens in the world of Noah were clueless of the signs that signaled the approaching apocalypse of the Great Flood of Noah. It is to these spiritual Israelites, who in their Laodicean slumber that the Almighty One directs His wrath.
Revelation 3:15-18 – “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’ – and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked – I counsel you to buy fro Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see”
We, Americans truly have no need for anything. Whenever we experience the inconvenience of an electrical “black out”, we become irritated. It causes an inconvenience in our “purpose driven lives.” We have no thought of that day, when the entire electrical grid of the United States may go down by terrorist activity as reported in BibleSearchers Reflections in the article, “The Asian Tsunami and the Globalist’s bid to Control the Nations of the Earth”, which stated:
“It is the intent, according to (Lt. Col. Tom) Bearden, of the Yakuza/Shinrikyo team to begin a systematic destruction of the American electrical power grid beginning in 2006/7 with the intent by progressive catastrophes to cause the collapse of the United States economy and like dominos the other western globalist powers a year later. The ‘terrorist’s assets’ have already been inserted on American soil. They are prepared for the command to use them in a cyber war against the American people.”
For those who believe in a future literal messianic kingdom where real living human beings will still be living on this planet earth, there is an incentive to preserve the heritage of the best of human life on this planet for another era of existence. There is an incentive to preserve our environment and begin the task even now to learn how to live a life in harmony not with “Nature” but the “Creator of this earth” in order to restore this planet to its former Edenic condition. If we look at the words of these “past prophets” we do not see annihilation of all life, all animals, all birds, and all living fishes and animals of the oceans on this planet earth. Rather we read:
Joel 3:12, 14-18, 20-21 - “Let the nations be wakened and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; for there I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations…Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. The sun and moon will grow dark, and the stars will diminish their brightness.
The Lord will roar from Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem; the heavens and earth will shake; but the Lord will be a shelter for His people and the strength for the children of Israel. ‘So you shall know that I am the Lord your God, dwelling in Zion My holy mountain. Then Jerusalem shall be holy, and no aliens shall ever pass through her again.’
And it will come to pass in that day that the mountains shall drip with new wine, the hills shall flow with milk, and all the brooks of Judah shall be flooded with water; a fountain shall flow from the house of the Lord and water the Valley of Acacias….Judah shall abide forever and Jerusalem from generation to generation. For I will acquit them of the guilt of bloodshed whom I had not acquitted; for the Lord dwells in Zion.”
Have we seen that day? No! Yet it is the promise of the God of Israel that it will occur and this promise is guaranteed by the sanctity of His Holy Name. This will be an era when mankind will begin to learn the ways of Torah under the guidance of Yahshua (Jesus), the Maschiach of Yisra’el (Messiah of Israel). For those who believe that the coming of the Messiah will be a scorched earth military campaign and that all life on this planet will be destroyed, think again. Those who believe this have no incentive to preserve this land, protect our environment, care for the flowers and birds and the animals of the forest. Like the covenanted orthodox Jews today, we also are to await the coming of the Messiah and let Him teach us the ways of Torah.
Global Tectonic Plates are Collapsing beneath our America’s Feet
The 9.3 magnitude Great Earthquake and Tsunami of Sumatra began a series of rumblings that are rippling along the subterranean tectonic plates beneath the crustal mantle of our globe today.
The catastrophists were watching in amazement as an 8.1 quake first occurred off north of the MacQuarie Island 250 miles west of Auckland Island, New Zealand. Thirty five hours later, the worse global catastrophe since the 16th century cascaded across the Indian Ocean. Since that day, the ancient people on the islands were reporting a constant rumbling or pulsing in the subterranean portions of the islands of the surrounding islands.
Beginning in the time of Christmas 2004, the finger of the Lord of hosts awakened more inhabitances of this globe to the time of the end than missionaries have done in the last two centuries.
I could almost imagine the angel of the Lord sweeping around this planet crying out:
Revelation 14:6 – “The I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth – to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people – saying with a loud voice, ‘Fear God and give glory to Him for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and spring of water.’”
On December 26, 2004, the world of uniformitarianism and its babe, geological evolution, came to an end. On that day, Darwin rolled over in his grave as this planet earth reeled and careened into a new era of catastrophes: earthquakes, volcanoes, crustal shifting, pole migrations and even polar reversals.
As reported on BibleSearchers Reflections April 2005 in the article, “Catastrophic Preparation of this Planet for the Coming of the Messiah”, it was reported that on the opposite side of the globe in the northern regions of the arctic a new series of earthquakes were beginning to reshape this planet earth.
On March 6, 2005 as new series of quakes began at the Franz Josef archipelago region off the Siberian coast of Russia. It was as if this archipelago was beckoning to the Antarctica in the South Pole, “Come up here!”
What was seen was a series of earthquakes that transferred from one side of the Americas to the other. It set off a cascading series of earthquakes that transferred from the Franz Josef archipelago down to Vancouver Island, over to the Quebec Region of Canada and then down to the New Madrid fault in the central part of the United States.
What was seen was a series of earthquakes that transferred from one side of the Americas to the other. It set off a cascading series of earthquakes that transferred down to Vancouver Island, over to the Quebec Region of Canada and then down to the New Madrid fault in the central part of the United States.
On March 9, 2005, it was reported in the article, “Scientists look for Seafloor Eruptions”, that beneath the ocean along a series of 1500 earthquakes swarmed along the Juan de Fuca Ridge off the coast of Oregon and set off a six day chain of 5000 quakes off the Island of Vancouver. As stated;
“The most intense swarms of earthquakes detected in the last 10 to 12 years on the far edge of the Juan de Fuca plate could indicate the eruption of magma from the seafloor or an underwater volcano. Between 50 and 70 earthquakes an hour, most of them small, were occurring at the end of February at a spot some 200 miles off the Canadian coast.”
What is even more interesting in the studies of glaciologist John Mercer of Ohio State University it was noted how the geography of the western coast of the Antarctica is very similar to the Eurasian Arctic region up along the Arctic Siberian border.
Directly across, on the Canadian side, the Canadian government’s Natural Resources Ministry stated that the area of “Canada east of the Cordillera, extending north from the United States border to the Arctic Ocean comprises about two-thirds of the stable craton of the North American plate.”
A “craton” to the geologists is known as the stable area of any continental crust that has not undergone much tectonic or mountain building activity. The most classic craton is the Canadian Shield. The Canadian Shield and the North American plate east of the Mississippi has long been considered very stable with a low potential for having any earthquake activity. Is this beginning to change?
The concern is that we are seeing evidence that the crustal foundation along the eastern seaboard of the United States is not as stable as we thought. This area includes our eastern seaboard mega-cities of New York, Boston, and Philadelphia and extends all the way down to Miami and into the Caribbean islands. Will this become a new region of catastrophic earthquakes?
Most researchers would want to say, “Let us go and analyze the data on the United States Geological Service’s Quaternary Fault Map.” The problem is, these fault maps do not exist.
Floating shelf of ice (above) surrounds the frigid coast of Antarctica. Should global warming destroy such buffers, the massive marine ice sheet of western Antarctica would be exposed directly to the sea, speeding its melting and flooding the world’s coastlines. The authors and their colleagues have examined a similar occurrence in the Northern Hemisphere some 15,000 years ago—the demise of a great ice sheet that once occupied the Barents Sea. The analogy is apt because the wide continental shelf of the Barents Sea (light blue, right) resembles the configuration western Antarctica would assume if the ice there melted (far right). (Reconstruction of ice-free Antarctic seas is from Mercer 1970.) - P and J Clement/Photo Researchers, Inc., top; Annette deFerrari
The outlining of the fault lines underneath the eastern part of the United States to the most part has not been done or is virtually non-existent. As we move into a new era of catastrophes the greatest and most powerful nation on earth does not know whether its great cities on the eastern boundaries of the United States are sitting on fault lines that may someday destroy millions of their populations.
How do earthquakes travel? Where are the pathways or the global highways that the power and might of the earthquake’s ‘majesty’ is felt? The awesome synergy of forces that combine to form an earthquake is a moment of beauty to some and an experience of agony and sorrow to others. But travel they do and the pathways under the strata of our globe are only beginning to be seriously understood.
In an era in which the forces of nature seem always the same, humans take the risk that maybe an earthquake will erupt along a fault line over which my house or dwelling resides, but the beauty of the terrain outweighs the risk. Maybe my city sits over such a fault line or the nuclear power plant that generates power near my home is built over such a fault.
The ancient highways of the explorers and settlers were the rivers, so today many major cities sit near a major river that traverses down a fault line such as the St. Lawrence Seaway or the Ohio - Mississippi River. Like the Sodom and Gomorrah of the days of old, humans have always loved to live along the beautiful rivers, ravines and vales of the ancient fault earthquake pathways.
What we have now learned is that the recent 9.3 magnitude Asian earthquake and tsunami was heralded by a smaller 8.2 magnitude Antarctica earthquake. Let us not consider that this was a small quake. An 8.2 earthquake is large and potentially very dangerous.
The fact that these two quakes are tied together like twins has eluded many people but the scientists are now beginning to notice. After about 9000 aftershock quakes and 559 significant quakes since the December 26 mega disaster, on March 28, 2005 a third major quake, this time 8.7 magnitude occurred off the northwest Indonesian Sumatra area .
Once again, the native populations of the region made a mass flight again from the coast to the highlands in the coastal regions of Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Thailand and Mauritius. The Nias Island nearest to the quake site suffered the most when 70% of their buildings in the town of Gunungsitoli collapsed. One thousand two hundred islanders lost their lives on an island northeast of the coastline of Sumatra. Consider this fact, in three months this globe experienced three major earthquakes in the 8-9 magnitude range. This event was unprecedented.
Then there came a second series of quakes that swarmed from the Franz Josef archipelago region off the Siberian coast of Russia to the Juan de Fuca Ridge off the coast of Oregon. This set off a six day chain of 5000 quakes off the Island of Vancouver. From Vancouver, the tectonic instability transferred to the region of Quebec on the southern boundary of the St. Lawrence Waterway. All we have to do then is to follow the St. Lawrence Canal down to Lake Ontario and Lake Erie then down the Mississippi Valley to the New Madrid Fault to find again the ancient paths of the earthquakes.
The mega-quakes in the Arctic and the Antarctica regions very well may precede larger mega-quakes in the regions of the poles. If you follow the Eurasian Plate in the Mediterranean Sea across Turkey to northern India, you will find that it traverses down along the western coast of Sumatra between the Indo-Australian Plate and the Pacifica Plate all the way to the Antarctica Plate. It was in this region of the Antarctica plate that preceded the mega-quake at the boundary zone at the Sumatra-Indonesian fault line.
To see any one of these events makes only a curiosity of the natural world. To sit upon the throne of the Almighty One and see the scope of global change from a heavenly perspective is another thing. The realization that the time of the end is upon this earth is a reality of only those who try to see these earthly catastrophes from the visual viewpoint of the Almighty. Did not the prophet John have to be taken by vision to that place in heaven where the heavenly tabernacle resided?
To understand the full scope of the seven last trumpet plagues of the Apocalypse and look at only its destructive effect upon this earth is only a limited view. Look again and see that these same plagues were caused by seven archangels throwing vials of divine coals of justice upon this planet from the heavenly tabernacle near the throne of the Almighty One. From such a heavenly view, let us watch the earthquakes rippling down the crustal pathways on this planet earth.
The “ripple effect” across the globe began with solar flares
in November 2003.
Inside the inferno of the core of the earth, the engines of magma
flow began to heat up. Then there came a series of cosmic blasts that
were recorded in the fall of 2004. Were these blasts stellar in
origin from a Magnetar, a Neutron Star Collision or the creation of a
Black Hole from a collapsing star that the finger of the God of creation
controls? Were these blasts the acts
of men with their HAARP and Scalar electromagnetic pulse weapons that can rip holes in the
ionosphere, blast apart tectonic plates while appearing only like a falling
star in the midnight sky?
Then a series of earthquakes rippled along the Japanese sector of the “Ring of Fire” in the fall of 2004. The “ripple effect” moved down to the Antarctica at Christmas and the Indian Ocean Triplet Mega-Quakes and the mega-catastrophe of the Sumatra Tsunami in the Indian Ocean cast their destruction pale upon this earth. From there the “ripple effect” moved to the pole twin of the Antarctica when a series of Arctic Circle Earthquakes rippled over to the Quebec region of Canada and down the St. Lawrence Seaway, Mississippi Valley to the New Madrid Fault. There in the heartland of America is where the evidence of the North American Tectonic Plate instability was first noted.
On the Pacific Front in June of 2005, this “ripple effect” shot up the entire western boundaries of the Americas from Chile to Alaska with a second “triple quake”. At the same time on a parallel fault in the Mid Atlantic Ridge a secondary rumble began. It was noted that quakes in the Mid Atlantic Ridge appeared to be synchronized as “twin quakes” in the New Madrid Fault. That “riddle Effect” continues today as the sink holes, lakes vanishing, water wells running dry and new rifts continue to form of the crustal surface of the heartland of America.
What happens if the Northern Hemispheric quakes are a mirror image to the Southern Hemispheric quakes in the Indian Ocean and a prelude to a mega-quake on the east coast of the United States? Does not the evidence suggest that in the arctic poles, either in the north or south, an earthquake actually heralds or precedes an even larger mega-quake along a boundary zone?
A mega-quake in the center of the United States is truly the concern of many scientists in America today. The seismic activity in the New Madrid area in mid-America has been increasing with the global seismic instability that has been shaking the continental plates of this planet around this globe. Recognized as a “strange fault zone”, Stanford University scientists reported in their article titled, "New Madrid earthquakes still threaten central United States, scientists conclude" which states;
“According to the authors, devastating earthquakes could rip through the New Madrid seismic zone along the Mississippi River sometime this century -- potentially causing widespread destruction from Arkansas to Iowa…Some geologists say there is a 90 percent chance that earthquakes of magnitude 6 to 7 will strike the region in the next 50 years, causing extensive damage and injury -- especially in now heavily populated urban areas such as St. Louis and Memphis, which are built along the Mississippi on unstable mud banks.”
One thing the scientists have come to the conclusion is that earthquake model on the New Madrid Fault cannot be taken from boundary faults such as the San Andreas Fault in central and southern California. The reason, it is an intraplate fault or a fault that occurs in the middle of a large continental plate. As noted in the same Stanford article on geophysicists Shelley J. Kenner and Paul Segall;
“But the New Madrid is an "intraplate fault" located in the middle of the North American plate, not at the boundary. And while large segments of the San Andreas are clearly visible, the New Madrid fault lies hidden under deep layers of sediment. "Intraplate zones are something of a mystery," notes Segall. "We can't even map the fault, so we don't really know how big it is."
The Kenner-Segall model suggests that there is a preexisting weak zone beneath the New Madrid fault where stress accumulates over time…After many years, the stress shifts from the weak zone toward the surface, where it builds up and eventually causes the fault to rupture, triggering a large earthquake as the ground slips some 15 to 30 feet. How often do these major quakes occur?
Every 250 to 4,000 years, say Kenner and Segall, which means that another sequence of large temblors could strike by the middle of the century -- perhaps sooner. "The New Madrid fault is like a crack in the wall," comments Segall. "You try to cover it with plaster, but the crack reappears over and over again. It's always going to be there, because it's a preexisting weakness. "I can't emphasize enough that there is a huge uncertainty when it comes to intraplate events," he adds. "For example, we don't know why the earthquakes come in triplets, but it has happened on a regular basis in the past."
earthquakes in the central US occur less frequently than in the West, they
affect much larger areas - thanks to geological differences east and west of
the Rockies. This map compares two earthquakes of similar magnitude-the 1895
Charleston, Mo., quake in the New Madrid seismic zone (magnitude 6.8) and the
1994 Northridge, Ca., quake (magnitude 6.7). Red indicates minor to major
damage to buildings and their contents. Yellow indicates shaking felt, but
little or no damage.
All of these ‘deformations’ or wrinkling of the crustal surface were done prior to the catastrophic Sumatra Earthquake. In this seismic event the Indian Ocean Plate exerted vast pressure on the Eurasian Plate. This in turn started building the tectonic forces upon the North American Plate. On May 2, 2005, a report was made titled, "Near Simultaneous Atlantic Ocean and Arkansas Region Earthquakes Increase Destabilization of North American Continent, Catastrophic Event Soon to Occur" which stated the following;
“Troubling reports have reached us today from the Americas that are showing that the long expected pressures building upon the North American Plate are beginning to destabilize the much feared New Madrid Earthquake Zone located in the central parts of the North American Continent.
European and American earthquake monitoring stations have all reported that yesterday, May 1st, the Arkansas Region of the United States experienced an earthquake measuring between 4.1 and 4.8 magnitudes.
earthquakes in the central US occur less frequently than in the West, they
affect much larger areas - thanks to geological differences east and west of
the Rockies. This map compares two earthquakes of similar magnitude-the 1895
Charleston, Mo., quake in the New Madrid seismic zone (magnitude 6.8) and the
1994 Northridge, Ca., quake (magnitude 6.7). Red indicates minor to major
damage to buildings and their contents. Yellow indicates shaking felt, but
little or no damage.
On June 23, 2005, CNN sent out a report titled, “Seismic activity in country’s center sparks debate.” In it they stated;
“Doomsayers have warned about the Pacific Coast for years. But only a few have raised concerns about an area with the potential to be more dangerous than California -- the New Madrid seismic zone in the center of the country. It's a 120-mile-long system of three to five faults stretching from 40 miles northwest of Memphis to southern Illinois, near Cairo.
‘The system is capable of producing a quake near 4.0 magnitude every three years," said Gary Patterson, a geologist and information services director for the Center for Earthquake and Research Information in Memphis, Tennessee. "And they'll cause minimal damage.’ But New Madrid already has spawned four earthquakes this year of similar size, along with nearly 100 smaller quakes. Patterson said such activity may or may not be the precursor to a much larger quake.”
It is not to the threat of a quake that is still unperceived by most of the American public, or the American media who are still clueless. Strange anomalies are occurring in America’s bedroom communities that are raising the awareness of Americans that something strange is happening in their land. That ‘something’ is under their own feet.
All along the Eastern Seaboard even into the great State of Texas, micro-evidence is sprouting along the landscape that the tectonic plates under our feet are moving, shifting, disintegrating or collapsing. Let us scan a few reports across the United States.
In New England near the southeastern region of Massachusetts the Times Herald-Record reported on the “Vanishing water”. In the news article, "The Mysterious Vanishing Water", it states:
"This sleepy village on the New Jersey border has never thirsted. Even in times of drought – when other towns and villages in Orange County suffered from water shortages – Unionville's sand and gravel aquifer has provided. There are about 600 people in Unionville, who use an average of 40,000 gallons of drinking water a day. So village officials were puzzled a month ago when they discovered they were pumping more than twice that amount from the wells.
Nearby to this beautiful region is the ancient Ramapo Fault Line. According to the Columbia University Earth Institute, they state;
“The Ramapo Fault is part of a system of north-east striking, southeast-dipping faults, which are mapped from southeastern New York to eastern Pennsylvania and beyond. These faults were active at different times during the evolution of the Appalachians, especially in the Mesozoic when they served as border faults to the Newark Basin and other extensional basins formed by the opening of the Atlantic Ocean approximately 200 million years ago.” (For Creationists, this would be about 3300-3200 BCE in the dynamic historical human age)
This regions is not known to local citizens as an earthquake zone. The reason is that Americans quickly forget our own heritage and history. According to the United States Geological Service (USGS) the region to the south near the New Madrid Fault Zone in the state of Missouri had one of the greatest earthquakes in the eastern seaboard;
"The October 31, 1895, earthquake near Charleston, Missouri, probably ranks second in intensity to the 1811-12 series. Every building in the commercial area of Charleston was damaged. Cairo, Illinois, and Memphis, Tennessee, also suffered significant damage. Near Charleston, 4 acres of ground sank and a lake was formed. The shock was felt over all or portions of 23 states and at some places in Canada."
If it is of any consolation, the Real Time Seismometers today that are operated by the United States Center for Earthquake Research and Information depict the most active region in the eastern seaboard being near the city of Charleston, Missouri where tens of thousands of micro quakes are occurring. What is concerning the scientists is the increasing in the number of simultaneous earthquakes that are occurring along the New Madrid Fault Zone, the Mid Atlantic Ocean Ridge and to the south in the Caribbean Plate. It is suspected that the North American Plate is being severely deformed with the recent series of tectonic plate movements on the western coast of the United States, Alaska and Chile with the rare “triple Quake”: the Chile (7.8 Magnitude Event), Alaska (6.9 magnitude Event) and California (7.2 Magnitude Event) that actually was a “quadruple quake” with the triggering of the New Madrid Earthquake (1.6 Magnitude Event) on June 15.
This concern for a massive “breaking” event was recently analyzed in the article on June 28,. 2005 called, “Texas Region Fault Zones Awaken as ‘Compressed’ North American Plate Ready to Break say Russian Scientists, Us Scientists Confirm Danger to Continent.” To see the evidence of this compression and buckling of the North American Plate, let us go the Ouachita Tectonic Front near the town of Claude, Texas. There the ground is splitting along a giant crack or seam in the earth’s crust. According to the First Coast News, it was reported first on June 22, 2005 in an article called, “Massive Crack Opens in Earth in Texas,” which states;
“A massive crack in the earth opened up last week in Claude, Texas and it's creating a stir among geologists. Geologists said Tuesday the crack was a joint in the earth's crust. They believe the opening is the result of a weak point in the joint where one spot slips away from the other. Some parts measure more than 30-feet deep and it drained what used to be a pond. Experts say earth cracks are common but the size of the crack in Claude is not.
To the eastern side of this same Ouachita Tectonic Front in Texas, the KLTV News posted a June 26, 2005 article titled, “Giant Sinkhole a Mystery” which states;
“A sinkhole of historic proportions in Smith county, and its cause is still a mystery. This morning, someone passing through FM 724 saw the sinkhole in the middle of the road. It's about two miles north of Tyler Pounds Regional Airport, just outside New Harmony. Crews with TX-DOT say, ever since then, the hole has been growing steadily. They say it's now 40 to 50 feet in diameter and up to 100 feet deep. A DPS helicopter from Garland flew over the hole to try to figure out what happened. The location of that sinkhole, along a stretch of FM 724 between Highways 64 and 110 will be closed indefinitely.”
The evidence continues to accumulate in slow motion on the fact that the St. Louis Dispatch News on June 25, 2005 so succinctly stated in their article titled, “Missouri Quake Fault Pressure Builds” stating;
“Strain is building in the New Madrid Seismic Zone at a rate comparable to the San Andreas Fault in California, according to a study in the journal Nature. The University of Memphis authors say pressure on the Reelfoot Fault is rising, which would be required for an earthquake. The report that the fault is straining doesn't tell us when it's likely to snap. But the results help reconcile New Madrid's mysterious past, catastrophic quakes repeating themselves every 500 years or so, with a present that has been too, too quiet.
At the surface, the Reelfoot Fault is a gentle swell that runs from New Madrid, Mo., to northwestern Tennessee through corn and soybean fields. It cracked in the huge New Madrid quakes of 1811-12. The western side of the fault shot up, the other side down, as much as 10 feet. The sinking formed Reelfoot Lake and caused the Mississippi River, at least for a moment, to flow backward.
Every year, there are about 100 deep, barely detectable tremors in the New Madrid region. But for years, until now, there has been little measurable motion at the surface, at least nothing like the motion on the San Andreas Fault, where grinding tectonic plates load the fault by more than an inch a year.
The Memphis researchers placed 11 global positioning systems in the muddy soils. Some GPS stations rested on steel H-beam foundations more than 60 feet deep to limit uncertainties. After four years, two stations on opposite sides of the Reelfoot Fault had moved almost half an inch closer together. That motion over long periods could cause the fault to buckle in an earthquake.”
How beautiful this is! The Jews were not to seek alliances with imperial powers or seek the approval of the nations for justification of either their existence or their lifestyle. From this day forward, Peter and his associates were known to the nations as:
Acts 17:6 - “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too?”
Isaiah 13:9,10,13 – “Behold, the day of the Lord comes….For the stars of heaven and their constellations will not give their light: the sun will be darkened in its going forth, and the moon will not cause its light to shine….Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth will move out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts…and they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.”
Yet there is one difference. The last phrase states, “And they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.” Once again we are witness to the still future return of the lost House of Israel which truly was not fulfilled at the death and resurrection of Yahshua and not even to this day.
Yet the Prophet Amos comes with one of the clearest descriptions of the moment in time when the Messiah of Israel will return. At that time the people of Jerusalem will suddenly realize who their messiah is and begin to mourn that their rabbi whom the temple leaders of Jerusalem did hang from a tree was their “only Son.”
Amos 8:9 - “And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord, that I will make the sun go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in broad daylight. I will turn your feasts (Passover) into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; I will bring sackcloth on every waist, and baldness on every head; I will make it like mourning for an only Son, and its end like a bitter day.”
The prophet Isaiah continues to discuss about this future great day of the Lord:
Here again we appeal to the Hebrew translation. The Hebrew meaning for the English word, ‘turns’, avah (Strong’s 5753) means to bow down or to move downward. The north pole now at 23.5 degrees would “bow down” and be pushed downward towards the south hemisphere. Everyone who looks at a globe will eventually notice something strange, the earth is tilted about 23 degrees away from the true magnetic North Pole. Was the earth created this way? Either God has a strange sense of humor or this must be the perfect orientation of the world. Yet maybe something catastrophic did happen. Can we image what the world was like before the flood, or in the pre-diluvian world? This was the world of Adam to Noah. To have the climatic conditions consistent with the records in the Biblical canon and other Hebrew Intertestament books, it appears that the Magnetic North Pole and the True North Pole were probably the same or very close.
How are we as BibleSearchers willing to address all of these earth changes? Does it really matter that we do understand? Are we rather to stand haplessly and watch as the final catastrophes surround us and our families? Are we even to prepare for such an event? Did you ever sit down, in spite of Revelation’s portrayal of the seven last plagues, and consider that this planet earth will be in convulsions and great catastrophes when the Maschiach of Yisra’el (Messiah of Israel) arrives?
It was Yahshua who was sitting on the Mount of Olives talking with His disciples (talmidim) about the time before the coming of the “Son of Man”; He did mention that there must be some forethought to what they were to do. They were to watch for some very specific signs.
Matthew 24:15 – 22 (parts) – “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation’, spoken by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes…for there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.”
The Revelation of Yahshua to the “chosen ones and the saints” who will go through tribulation was that they were to know in advance the “signal” to retreat and escape completely from society. They were not to respond to any breathless and tempting invitations to return even if it had been announced that the Messiah had come. They were not to submit themselves to emotional heroism. They were to retreat and continue to “watch and be ready”. To retreat takes preparation.
The warning by Jesus was very specific. When the time of crisis had come, it was too late to go back into your house to make preparations. Your preparation had to be done in advance. Yet even when they were waiting for the “bridegroom” to come, they must wait diligently like the ten virgins. The difference between the wise and the foolish ones were the wise ones made advance preparation for oil for their lamps. It is true that the oil represents spiritual preparation with the Holy Spirit, but there is a literal meaning, that oil also represents food to sustain them during the time of waiting.
Yet the Lord of hosts even offered the ‘lost house of Israel even a better one for them; He was going to restore them even if they had not followed the path of Torah. He was going to restore them for only one reason: to honor His Holy Name.
Ezekiel 36:22 – “Therefore say to the house of Israel, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “I do not do this for your sake, O house of Israel, but for My holy name’s sake, which you have profaned among the nations wherever you went. And I will sanctify My great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst; and the nations shall know that I am the Lord.’
In speaking directly to the House of Israel:
Ezekiel 36:33-36 – O house of Israel! “Thus says the Lord God; ‘On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will also enable you to dwell in the cities, and the ruins shall be rebuilt. The desolate land shall be tilled instead of lying desolate in the sight to all who pass by. So they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden; and the wasted , desolate and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited.’ Then the nations which are left all around you shall know that I, the Lord, have rebuilt the ruined places and planted what was desolate. I, the Lord, have spoken it, and I will do it.”
Do we doubt the Lord of hosts? So we deny that the God of Israel did say these words, “I, the Lord, have spoken it, and I will do it.” Are we willing to challenge God’s holy name? Are we willing to manipulate God’s words in order to replace the “lost tribes of the house of Israel” with gentiles Christians of other nations? Are we willing to challenge the Lord of hosts and seek to replace the “lost tribes of the house of Israel” with their cousins of the house of Ishmael? Are we willing to do this for one reason only, that the nations of the world will have gasoline to fuel their cars and the industries?
When the Jewish people came to the land of Israel and declared their independence in 1948, how many ruined cities were there? None! Villages but not cities much less fortified cities. As hard as that may seem to convey, the land of Israel may once again be destroyed. At that time they will not longer call upon the name of Bush or Blair or Putin. No longer will they try to negotiate with the Chinese against the Americans. No longer will there be Jewish leaders, who hate the God of Israel and seek to destroy the authentic orthodox Jewish people. No longer will there be Jewish leaders who will live a life of power, greed and morally empty lives that allow them to be compromised. If they live by the Torah, no longer will the leaders of other nations be able to blackmail them and force them to destroy their own people.
As I read the Old Testament prophets in my youth, I was impressed early in life that the prophets knew the key to the restoration of the Adamic condition, the key to the fountain of youth. In the simplest reading of the Holy Script, the pathway of Torah for Israel as a collective body was a path to the restoration of that lost land of Eden.
In the simplest reading of the Holy Script, the pathway of Torah for Israel as a collective body was portrayed by their prophets as a path to the restoration of that lost land of Eden. As the earth changes surround us, even as catastrophic as they may be, maybe we should not fear. Maybe we should recognize that the hand of the Almighty One is in the process of restoring a new home for His children. Rejoice! The day is coming this time the lions will be docile and tame and human will thrive under rule of peace. Welcome to Pax Messianica, the era of Peace with the Messiah!
Isaiah 11:1-9 – “There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. His delight is in the fear of the Lord, and He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, nor decide by the hearing of His ears; but with righteousness He shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth. He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked. Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins, and faithfulness the belt of His waist.
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole, and the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”
Welcome to a ReNewed earth!
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