Disclaimer: This article was borrowed from Prophecy News Watch. I do not agree with each and every point. Nevertheless, the article offers food for thought.
What the World Governments Know that Most Don’t
If God utilizes His creation to carry out his will, then we know we’re already starting to see the makings of this event unfold before our very eyes. In fact, you could argue that many governments and various space agencies already know what’s coming. IN FACT, THEY ARE PREPARING FOR IT!
In the last few years, governments all over the globe have built over 1,000 doomsday seed vaults. The largest that we know about is the Norwegian vault on the island of Spitsbergen in the Arctic Circle cut 390 ft into the frozen mountain 430 ft above sea level. It has the capacity to store 4.5 million seeds. In addition, many governments are building massive underground bunkers and even small cities carved in mountains and in rock underground for their leadership.
You’ve probably heard that our magnetic field protects us from solar activity and that the chances of the earth being hit by a catastrophic CME are nearly impossible. It is possible that both these statements were perhaps true in the past but that may no longer be the case. Normally we are protected by our magnetic field which keeps the high energy particle emissions from the sun from hitting the earth. It is an invisible shield that diverts those particles around the earth … but this is rapidly changing.
Earth’s magnetic field is starting to weaken. The European Space Agency has a satellite array called Swarm which monitors solar activity and they openly reported on July 9, 2014, that during the prior 6 months that the magnetic field protecting the earth has been dramatically weakening. NASA also announced that the field is collapsing at an accelerating rate. This is what has been protecting the earth from the sun’s dangerous particle emissions. Without this shield, more x-ray emissions from the sun will reach earth. Additionally, in the last 12 years, the burst x-ray emissions from the sun have been so intense that most of the satellites could not measure them as they did not have scales large enough to account for such intense emissions. NASA expanded the radiation emission scales and measuring instruments over a hundred-fold to measure the new emissions. Not only has the sun’s activity become more unpredictable over the last 100 years but we’ve witnessed some of the largest X-class flares in the history of modern civilization. God is also allowing us to see these increased emissions and the decreasing magnetic field of the earth for a reason.
On July 23, 2012, a massive CME ejected from the sun and crossed through earth’s orbital path just behind the earth only missing us by one week! If the flair had erupted one week earlier, the earth would have been squarely hit. This CME blast from the sun was so massive that NASA refers to it as “The Solar Superstorm of July 2012” and tells us that if it hit us, it would have knocked our modern civilization back to the 18th century. This would mean the loss of all modern communications, satellites, and potentially all our power grids worldwide. It would take decades for us to recover. By the time we could recover the world would have already been thrown into a mad-max scenario with most dying of starvation. Of course, this could not happen because God tells us what is going to happen instead. God again allowed us to see this CME burst which nearly missed us. It’s another clear sign that we are approaching the last days and the stage is being set.
We now know what the governments of the world saw and why they started constructing massive seed vaults and underground cities. NASA has also launched a pair of satellites they call STEREO (one ahead of the earth in its orbit and the other trailing behind) which both focus on the sun to create a 3D model to see future CME emissions bursts approaching. This will give ample warning of an approaching CME blast towards earth to move hundreds of thousands of already pre-chosen individuals into mini underground “cities” which are already built around the world and also here in the United States.
1st Fire from Heaven Destroys 1/3rd of Vegetation
“The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up” (Rev 8:7). The verse is very clear as to what happens! 1/3rd of the land mass of the planet is suddenly destroyed by fire. That includes all people, plants, animals, cities, and all traces of civilization!
John’s wording is compact and precise and tells us what John was seeing. Based on the exact wording of the text we are seeing a Coronal Mass Ejection shot from the sun and hitting the earth! Let’s take a close look at the words John uses and see why he uses them. The surface of the sun consists of Thick, dense, super-heated Plasma (the 4th state of Matter). Think of the surface of the sun as dense liquid FIRE burning ataround 10,000 deg F. Don’t think of it as having a surface that is on fire – but is literally fire through and through (ie, like a lake of fire and not a lake on fire).
CMEs are always being emitted from the sun but should a large one be sent our way and reach the earth the first thing that this dense superheated plasma would do would be to push away earth’s atmosphere. This would expose the stratosphere to the -150 deg F freezing cold of space which would then instantly crystalize all the moisture within the stratosphere. As the CME pressure wave continues to push through the atmosphere it would compress the ice crystals into massive hail balls (“and there followed hail and fire”). As the CME continues and plunges into the Troposphere it then vaporizes all airplanes, birds, and flying insects (“mingled with blood”). Airplanes are made with aluminum shells that melt at 1,200 deg F, and the temperature of the plasma would be in excess of 10,000 deg F which is many times that. All aircraft in flight and their passengers would be incinerated. It is estimated that on an average day there are upwards of 50,000 airplanes (commercial and private) flying above the United States alone. The CME would then finally reach the surface of the earth (“and they were cast upon the earth”) where the viscus liquid fire would spread like water over the land seeping into every crack burning up everything it its path (“and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up”). As you can see, John’s description is exactly what you would expect as a CME blast from the sun hitting the earth would cause.
Which third of the earth is destroyed? Since after this event, the scriptures discuss the areas occupied by Africa, China, Russia, Europe, and the Middle East, we can only surmise that all of North and South America is destroyed. This seems logical since many theologians say that they don’t see the United States in prophecy after this point. It no longer exists! The only problem is that North, Central, and South America represent only 28% of the area indicated as being destroyed so there will be other isolated places that will also be burnt up, so the total reaches 1/3rd of the planet. The event would also kill everything it touched. If North, Central, and South America are the primary land masses being destroyed, the over one billion souls living there would also be killed.
2nd Fire from Heaven Destroys 1/3rd of Life in the Ocean
“And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood. And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed” (Rev 8:8-9).
The most common theory is that this is a meteor strike from outer space that impacts an ocean. This theory is an example of how most theologians themselves understand that God uses nature to carry out His will. The rest of the world does not see God’s hand in it as to them it’s just a natural unfortunate event. There are however several problems with the meteor strike theory:
- A meteor isn’t in the shape of a ‘mountain’. Space rocks are somewhat round and not shaped like a mountain or pyramid.
- A meteor can’t be burning with fire in space as there is no oxygen in space
- If a “burning” meteor hit the ocean whatever fire it may have moving through our atmosphere would be snuffed out by the water upon impact
- After reviewing the scriptural wording of the first CME being ‘cast upon the earth’ (from heaven) we don’t see that type of wording here. It simply says that it was cast into the sea.
- If it were a meteor, the wording that would most likely be used would be that which was used to describe the CME in verse 7 or the falling star in verse 10 (‘star from heaven’).
- The passage says that one-third of the creatures living in the sea would perish. The focus is not on killing man nor the billions of people that live near the oceans in large cities by tsunamis. If a meteor was so large that its impact could kill a third of all the sea life in all the oceans, then that impact would also destroy the earth as an extinction-level event. At the very least it would kill most of the human population on earth as most live within a hundred miles of a coastline by tsunamis and ALL the ships on earth (not just 1/3rd).
So, if it’s not a meteor then what is the ‘great mountain burning with fire’ and how does it get into the ocean and how does it destroy 1/3rd of all sea life? I’m here to suggest to you that this is in fact underwater volcanism. John sees a burning mountain cast in the sea. This sounds like a perfect description of an underwater volcano being cast into the sea by rising up from the bottom of the ocean floor into it! The fire would then be lava, volcanic ash, and poisonous gasses pouring out which would spread, killing all sea life it came in contact with. Volcanoes spew poison and continuously pollute their environment as long as they are active. And remember, this event is intended to kill sea life and is not focused on humans. It also takes out a third of the ships which could be caused by the same volcanic ash in the waters destroying the engines of the ships and rendering them useless.
There are over 1 million volcanoes are estimated to exist under the ocean’s surface; far more than what we have on land. BUT in fact, it might only take ONE super volcano to do the damage! John saw “A MOUNTAIN”. A single underwater volcano is the focus – and one was recently found!
A few years ago, William Sager, a professor at the University of Houston, led a team of scientists in the discovery of the largest volcano on Earth! It is underwater and approx. 1,000 miles east of Japan in the Pacific Ocean. The volcano is about the size of the state of New Mexico and is also among the largest in the solar system. It covers an area of about 120,000 square miles. In comparison, the largest active volcano on land is located in Hawaii and it only covers 2,000 square miles. (That makes it 60 times bigger than the world’s largest land-based volcano).
If such a super volcano were to violently erupt it would easily be able to generate enough poison and underwater ash to destroy 1/3rd of all the marine life in all the oceans as well as render useless 1/3rd of man’s ships while not killing a significant number of persons. The reference to a third of the oceans becoming as blood could be seen in the same fashion as the moon becoming as blood on the land in a later event. The moon seen through ash appears red and ash in the water would likewise look as red depending on the compounds and minerals in it. [I want to make it clear that I am NOT saying that the Tamu Massive underwater super volcano is what the scripture is referring to. The scriptures don’t tell us; however, I wished to only point out that this volcano is a possible candidate.]
Volcanic activity can be caused by tectonic activity. There is not only a huge concentration of tectonic activity and volcanism located on the Ring of Fire around the Pacific Ocean, but the number of larger earthquakes is becoming more frequent. This too is a sign that the stage is being set for the fulfillment of events foretold in Revelation.
3rd Fire from Heaven Destroys 1/3rd of Life on the Land
“And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.” (Rev 8:10-11)
The great star is clearly indicated to fall from the stellar heavens to earth and is seen by John as ‘burning’. This event is perhaps the clearest of all. There are meteors that fall from heaven and pollute a third of all the fresh water on earth. In order to accomplish this, the great asteroid, named Wormwood, most likely splits up and impacts earth around the globe as no single place contains a third of all the fresh water on the planet but is distributed around the globe.
Since our technologically based society has long disappeared with events preceding the first fire, there are very limited ways in which the poisons can be filtered out to provide drinking water. Animals living on the land have no way to avoid the poison so a third of them remaining around the planet would die.