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SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 239A
August 4, 2005
No Massive Relief Efforts When the Tribulation Begins!
World Disaster Victims will not Experience any Relief!
The horrifically devastating tsunami that originated off the coast of Sumatra was followed by a massive relief effort to get things restored to a minimal existence for those who lived through it. The devastation left in the wake of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and most of the southernmost sections of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, has staggered the people of the United States. Although it will take a long time, massive relief efforts, now being carried out, will eventually restore a reduced and different lifestyle to those who came through it.
This will not be the case during the coming tribulation period. The only relief available must be supplied by God – It is the relief of knowing Christ as Savior. For some 29 years I have desperately tried to warn people that the two following Scriptures are going to come on this earth that God made long ago, and recently I have advised in Prophecy Updates that is not something that is going to happen in the far distant future, but an event that “is at our doors.”
Isaiah 29:6 – Thou shalt be visited of the Lord of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest and the flame of devouring fire.
Matthew 24:21,22 – For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.  And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
The destruction during this period will begin suddenly and abruptly in the Jordan River when the sixth seal is opened. The interconnections of the world’s tectonic plates will allow this initial great earthquake to be the straw that broke the camel’s back, and it will induce a massive movement of the plates across the entire earth. A series of disasters will be generated along the tectonic plate boundaries which will produce constant surges of tsunami and hurricanes week after week, even in some areas that have never experienced them. (See Archive Prophecy Updates 205, 205A, 205B & 207)
I knew when I wrote my first book, “Tectonic Chaos,” that few would believe it, and that I would be portrayed as an alarmist, like an old white headed man walking up and down the street with a sign board hung over his shoulders that read on the front and back, “THE END IS NEAR.” I wrote it in the 1970’s because I really expected the benefits from it would not be based on whether people believed it when I wrote it, but that when chaos finally did come on the earth they would not be as terrified as if they had never read it. Many who do not believe it have at least read it. Human fear is always heightened by our inability to understand something yet unseen. When we were children, one of the reasons we feared a dark room was our inability to see the unknown imagined to be in the darkness. Fear of the unknown is often the basis of uncontrolled panic and massive confusion. As a pastor, geologist, and meteorologist, I can visualize the fantastic horror that is coming on the earth. Because I know Christ as my Savior I do not fear it, but rather look forward to its beginning. Because I am a believer, and accept the Word of God as being inspired, I have little choice but to believe that Isaiah 29:6 and Matthew 24:21,22 will be fulfilled, as well as the Scriptures which follow.
Luke 21:26-29 – Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.  And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
God’s massive relief effort for some 2000 years has been the preaching of the Gospel. Human relief efforts of food, clothing, and shelter will not be available for the thousands of worldwide disasters that will be occurring because of the magnitude of the problem, and public officials will be scrambling for their own survival. Only Christ can provide relief to the human soul for the three and one-half year period of worldwide disaster. It will begin on the opening of the sixth seal and end on the pouring out of the seventh vial.
Revelation 6:12-14 – And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;  And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.  And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
Revelation 16:16-18 – And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.  And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.  And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
The lasting relief from the disaster will only occur when Jesus, the Sun of righteousness, returns to the earth to provide it. He is the only one who can provide eternal relief under his protective wings as we grow up as his children, fed by his living word.
Malachi 4:1-3 – For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.  But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.  And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts. (See Archive Prophecy Updates 180B, 181A, 182A, and 182B).
Following high school, the first Institution of Higher Learning course I attended trained me to be a weather observer, and I graduated from the course in 1952. After serving as a weather observer in the Holy Land and French Morocco, I returned in 1953 to attend a course in Meteorological Forecasting, from which I graduated in 1954, and was certified as a meteorologist shortly after graduation. I returned in 1957 for another IHL course, called Advanced Forecasting, from which I graduated in 1958. Oceanography & Tropical Weather Forecasting, received in Advanced Forecasting, have been invaluable to me in being able to see how the earth will be used by the God, who created it, to fulfill his own prophecies by his own power. I have worked in tropical forecasting for the South China Sea zone.
I have already covered the genesis of tsunami in all my books and updates on this web site, but I have not been very prolific in the role of hurricanes in the tribulation period. Since the great disaster produced by hurricane Katrina, this would seem to be an appropriate time to do so.
What we call hurricanes in North and South America, Europe, and Africa, they call typhoons in the Pacific Theater, and tropical cyclones along the shores of the Indian Ocean. Regardless of the different names for the rotating masses of air, they do all have the same basic elements that are both favorable and unfavorable for their initial formation and their continued grown. They begin as a low pressure tropical disturbance. If the winds rotating around the center reach sustained wind speeds of 23 to 38 MPH, it is upgraded to a tropical depression. Once the winds pass into the 39 to 73 MPH zone it is labeled a tropical storm, and once they reach sustained winds speeds of 74 MPH, it is classified as a hurricane.
Of all the ingredients that go into the development and the intensity of hurricanes, none can compare with the water temperature where it forms and the temperature of the water over which it moves. The temperature of the water needs to be at least 80 degrees Fahrenheit. So as that temperature value increases the formation and intensification of hurricanes rises steadily. During the tribulation period, as I have used many Scriptures to validate my case, the magma will be coming up through the faults between the tectonic plates. Two-thirds of the faults are on the ocean and sea floors of the world. This magma will be 1200 to 1600 degrees Centigrade (2200 to 2900 degrees Fahrenheit). The magma will dramatically increase the temperature of the oceans and seas of the world and the increase in the number and intensity of hurricanes will be astronomical. Primarily because of the coriolis force, trade winds, and water temperatures, hurricane formation zones lie between 5 and 25 degrees latitude north in the northern hemisphere, and between 5 and 25 degrees south in the southern hemisphere. But, due to rising ocean and sea temperatures at higher latitudes, hurricanes may generate 10 degrees further north and south in both hemispheres. The heavens of the earth, the water surface of the earth, and the dry land of the earth are all three in for a time of horror like mankind has never seen before. The mass outbreak of volcanic eruptions along the plate boundaries will send fantastic amounts of volcanic clouds of smoke into the stratosphere. Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on dry land will drive inhabitants of the earth into the dens and caves of the mountains. Volcanic eruptions and earthquakes on the ocean and sea floors will create gigantic tsunamis and hurricanes. It sounds too horrific to be true, doesn’t it? How acutely aware I am of that opinion! More than 99 percent of the world’s six billion plus population would consider it religious fanaticism at its peak. But the things in the Scriptures which follow are going to occur, whether the world population likes it or not!
Luke 21:25 – And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
Haggai 2:6 – For thus saith the Lord of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;
Ezekiel 38:19,20 – For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;  So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
And what does the Scripture say God will be doing as all this happens to a godless world population of more that six billion, who have rejected the only true God, and substituted a massive number of different men and material idols for him and for his anointed Son?
Psalm 2:1-5 – Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?  The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,  Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.  He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.  Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
What will Christ do when he returns to end the terror?
Psalm 2:6-8 – Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.  I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.  Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
Zechariah 14:9 – And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.