The Watchman On The Wall

The Watchman On The Wall
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Verse 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Isaiah 24 and the Yellowstone Caldera

The information below must be read in conjunction with Isaiah 24 which follows after the article.

Right now, the ground underneath Yellowstone National Park is rising at a record rate. 

In fact, it is rising at the rate of about three inches per year. The reason why this is such a concern is because underneath the park sits the Yellowstone caldera, the largest volcano in North America. 

Scientists tell us that it is inevitable that it will erupt again one day, and when it does the devastation will be almost unimaginable. 
Yellowstone caldera
Mt. St. Helens Blows!
A full-blown eruption of the Yellowstone caldera would dump a 10 foot deep layer of volcanic ash up to 1,000 miles away, and it would render much of the United States uninhabitable. 

Sleeping underneath Yellowstone is a volcanic beast that could destroy our nation in a single day and disrupt the earth’s weather for years. The Yellowstone caldera is so vast that it is hard to put it into words. The magma hotspot underneath Yellowstone is approximately 300 miles wide.

The Yellowstone Caldera is one of nature’s most awesome creations and sits atop North America’s largest volcanic field.

Its name means ‘cooking pot’ or ‘cauldron’ and it is formed when land collapses following a volcanic explosion.

In Yellowstone, some 400 miles beneath the Earth’s surface is a magma ‘hotspot’ which rises to 30 miles underground before spreading out over an area of 300 miles across.

Atop this, but still beneath the surface, sits the slumbering volcano.

When most Americans think of volcanic eruptions in the United States, they remember the catastrophic eruption of Mount St. Helens back in 1980. But that eruption is not  worth comparing to a full-blown eruption of the Yellowstone caldera.

And now the area around Yellowstone is becoming increasingly seismically active. In fact, Professor Bob Smith says that he has never seen anything like this in the 53 years that he has been watching Yellowstone.

Until recently, Bob Smith had never witnessed two simultaneous earthquake swarms in his 53 years of monitoring seismic activity in and around the Yellowstone Caldera. Now, Smith, a University of Utah geophysics professor, has seen three swarms at once.

In September, 130 earthquakes hit Yellowstone over the course of a single week. This has got many Yellowstone observers extremely concerned.

Yellowstone’s recent earthquake swarms started on Sept. 10 and continued until about 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16.

“A total of 130 earthquakes of magnitude 0.6 to 3.6 have occurred in these three areas, however, most have occurred in the Lower Geyser Basin,” a University of Utah statement said. “Notably much of seismic activity in Yellowstone occurs as swarms.”

So what is the worst case scenario? 
#1 A full-scale eruption of Yellowstone could be up to 1,000 time more powerful than the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980.

#2 A full-scale eruption of Yellowstone would spew volcanic ash 25 miles up into the air.

#3 The fatal eruption of Yellowstone seems to be getting closer with each passing year. Since 2004, some areas of Yellowstone National Park have risen by as much as 10 inches.

#4 There are approximately 3,000 earthquakes in the Yellowstone area every single year.

#5 Virtually the entire northwest United States will be completely destroyed.

#6 Everything within a 100 mile radius of Yellowstone would be immediately killed.

#7 Volcanic ash that will be at least 10 feet deep up to 1,000 miles away.

#8 The entire midwest United States with volcanic ash. Food production in America would be almost totally wiped out.

#9 The “volcanic winter” would radically cool the planet. Some scientists believe that global temperatures would decline by up to 20 degrees.

#10 America would never be the same again after a massive Yellowstone eruption. Some scientists believethat two-thirds of the United States completely uninhabitable.

#11 It is not a matter of “if” Yellowstone will erupt but rather “when” the fatal eruption will take place.

Now add these facts about other volcanoes: A number of other very prominent volcanoes around the world are starting to roar back to life right now as well. The most dangerous volcano in Mexico is starting to become extremely active.
Popocatepetl Volcano near Mexico City

Popocatepetl Volcano the active volcano near Mexico City erupted again this week, spewing ash up into the sky. An eruption earlier this month caused several flights to be canceled in and out of Mexico City.
Mexican officials raised the alert level yellow following Popocateptl’s eruption. Yellow is the third-highest caution level on the city’s seven s
tep scale.
Sakurajima Volcano near Kagoshima, Japan

One of the most dangerous volcanoes in Japan has erupted 500 times so far this year. Ash rose as high as 3 miles above the Sakurajima volcano in the southern city of Kagoshima, (a city of 600,000 residents) forming its highest plume since the Japan Meteorological Agency started keeping records in 2006. Lava flowed just over half a mile from the fissure, and several huge volcanic rocks rolled down the mountainside.

So what does all of this mean?
I believe this is more circumstantial evidence that we are nearing the Rapture and End Times. I believe volcanic eruptions will become much more common all over the globe.

Isaiah 24
The LORD's Devastation of the Earth
 1 See, the LORD is going to lay waste the earth
       and devastate it;
       he will ruin its face
       and scatter its inhabitants-
 2 it will be the same
       for priest as for people,
       for master as for servant,
       for mistress as for maid,
       for seller as for buyer,
       for borrower as for lender,
       for debtor as for creditor.
 3 The earth will be completely laid waste
       and totally plundered.
       The LORD has spoken this word.
 4 The earth dries up and withers,
       the world languishes and withers,
       the exalted of the earth languish.
 5 The earth is defiled by its people;
       they have disobeyed the laws,
 violated the statutes
       and broken the everlasting covenant.
 6 Therefore a curse consumes the earth;
       its people must bear their guilt.
       Therefore earth's inhabitants are burned up,
       and very few are left.
 7 The new wine dries up and the vine withers;
       all the merrymakers groan.
 8 The gaiety of the tambourines is stilled,
       the noise of the revelers has stopped,
       the joyful harp is silent.
 9 No longer do they drink wine with a song;
       the beer is bitter to its drinkers.
 10 The ruined city lies desolate;
       the entrance to every house is barred.
 11 In the streets they cry out for wine;
       all joy turns to gloom,
       all gaiety is banished from the earth.
 12 The city is left in ruins,
       its gate is battered to pieces.
 13 So will it be on the earth
       and among the nations,
       as when an olive tree is beaten,
       or as when gleanings are left after the grape harvest.
 14 They raise their voices, they shout for joy;
       from the west they acclaim the LORD's majesty.
 15 Therefore in the east give glory to the LORD;
       exalt the name of the LORD, the God of Israel,
       in the islands of the sea.
 16 From the ends of the earth we hear singing:
       "Glory to the Righteous One."
       But I said, "I waste away, I waste away!
       Woe to me!
       The treacherous betray!
       With treachery the treacherous betray!"
 17 Terror and pit and snare await you,
       O people of the earth.
 18 Whoever flees at the sound of terror
       will fall into a pit;
       whoever climbs out of the pit
       will be caught in a snare.
       The floodgates of the heavens are opened,
       the foundations of the earth shake.
 19 The earth is broken up,
       the earth is split asunder,
       the earth is thoroughly shaken.
 20 The earth reels like a drunkard,
       it sways like a hut in the wind;
       so heavy upon it is the guilt of its rebellion
       that it falls—never to rise again.
 21 In that day the LORD will punish
       the powers in the heavens above
       and the kings on the earth below.
 22 They will be herded together
       like prisoners bound in a dungeon;
       they will be shut up in prison
       and be punished [
a] after many days.
 23 The moon will be abashed, the sun ashamed;
       for the LORD Almighty will reign
       on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem,
       and before its elders, gloriously.

a.  Isaiah 24:22 Or released 

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