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Did the prophet Joel predict a boiling river near Yellowstone Park?


Full moon peering out behind exploding Old Faithful in Yellowstone Park Photo: Miles Ritter/Flickr/Creative Commons

Full moon peering out behind exploding Old Faithful in Yellowstone Park Photo: Miles Ritter/Flickr/Creative Commons

There are strange things happening in America’s infamous Yellowstone Park and believe it or not, the prophet Joel and maybe even the Apostle John might have predicted it.

One involves Yellowstone’s most famous geyser — Old Faithful. It normally erupts about every 74 minutes, but the times can vary from 60 to 100 minutes. It shoots spray and water about 140′ into the air and on a good day it can tower to 180′. Heated by the molten lava deep below, the water is hot. It has been measured at 204F (95.6C) and the steam at 350F.

But in the video taken on the night of April 15, 2016, by the Geyser Observatory, Old Faithful is going off repeatedly. Other geysers are also suddenly appearing and shooting off.

Though the video that was taken in the middle of the night, it looks like day because the ground is glowing:

Commenting on the video, Kat Marin2016 said:

This was insane! There are places steaming I have never seen steam before….and also note that the bright ground is back. There are no shadows, so it is not from above! As you know the cameras were froze up last night, so we could not see what was going ….or so we thought LOL…I found a way.

Somehow (don’t ask me how), the Geyser Observation Study site was able to capture the ENTIRE night with NO freeze ups and cutting in and out….how is THAT? Anyway, I got it and slowed it down so you can see better. Old Faithful had weird seismos last night, and was going off constantly.

People mention the time lapse…yes it is because it is from GOSA and they do 12 hour time lapse recordings. If I put real time it would be too long in order to show everything I want to show.

This has been going on for a several nights.

As well, strange things are taking place on the Shoshone river located Southeast of Yellowstone. People have noticed the river changing color and part of it was boiling in an area near Cody, Washington. It was believed caused by a new volcanic vent that has opened in the area.

Some are concerned about these recent events because Yellowstone Park sits on what is described as a super volcano, one of three in the world — the other two being in Mexico and Italy.

It is believed the magna in the caldera below Yellowstone could be the size of Mt. Everest.

If it ever exploded it would be 2000 times larger than the St Helen’s explosion that took place in 1980 killing 57 people.

So what, if anything, do the Prophet Joel and the Apostle John have to say about all this?

I wrote an article back in January about the unique interpretation that Evangelist Perry Stone had on a passage in the book of Joel speaking of the end times.

Joel prophesied:

“I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth,
Blood, fire and columns of smoke.
31 “The sun will be turned into darkness
And the moon into blood
Before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. (Joel 2:30-31 NASV)

Perry believes the columns of smoke and the sun turning to darkness and moon into blood refers to volcanoes. The columns of smoke are a classic sign of an active volcano as you can see in the photo taken of the Calbuco Volcano in Chile. Notice also the red effect in the sky.

A sign of the times? Calbuco Volcanoe, Chile Photo: Andiseno Estudio/Flickr/Creative Commons

A sign of the times? Calbuco Volcano, Chile Photo: Andiseno Estudio/Flickr/Creative Commons

As for the darkening of the sun, we were 1200 miles away when the Mount St. Helens went off and we had haze in the sky for weeks after and it wasn’t a particularly large volcano.

But then as we move to the prophetic vision the Apostle John had of the end times recorded in the book of Revelation, he adds something new.

12 I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; (Revelation 6:12 NASV)

Similar to Joel, John saw the sun being darkened and the moon turning to red, but then he add a great earthquake to the discussion.

Despite the similarities, some wonder if John was referring to a different event.

But was he?

In an article on Discovery entitled Are volcanoes and earthquakes related?, Cristen Conger says volcanic and earthquake activity are often found occurring together.

This relationship can happen one of two ways.

The shifting molten lava building beneath the surface leading up to a volcanic explosion can result in tremors. In fact, before Mount St. Helens exploded geologists noticed several tremors which indicated something was building beneath. Referred to as Volcanic Earthquakes, these are not as noticeable.

However, there is another relationship. Large earthquakes caused by shifting Tectonic plates can also lead to volcanic activity. This can not only put increased pressure on the molten lava contained in underground caverns, but the quakes can also weaken the rocky cauldrons that have trapped the lava.

In his article, Conger quotes geophysicist Cindy Ebinger from New York’s University of Rochester:

“If you have a magnitude 6.0 earthquake, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake, somewhere relatively nearby, then those [seismic] waves cause small strains, a little bit of deformation (in the rock surrounding the magna chambers) — a small amount — but it might be enough to trigger an eruption.”

However, geologists believe earthquakes will only affect volcanoes primed to explode. Nevertheless they can lead to increased volcanic activity and reports show that the earth is definitely experiencing more earthquakes than normal.

But there is definitely a connection and you can see it at this link that provides an interactive map showing recent earthquakes and volcanic activity. In the upper left hand corner of the page, you can turn off the volcanoes marked by the triangles or earthquake shown by circles to more clearly see how they are taking place in the same areas of the world.

So the prophet Joel and Apostle John may have seen the same end-times event — a time of increased volcanic and earthquake activity.

Though Joel may not have necessarily predicted a boiling river near Yellowstone, the prophet may have predicted the cause of it.

These events that will shake the world will take place before the coming terrible day of the Lord.

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