4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. –Zechariah 14:4
After massive earth movements on Monday morning, Kenya was left with a giant split that measures 50 feet deep and more than 70 feet wide. The split has left a jagged terrain running through the middle of a busy intersection of Mai Mahiu-Narok road. After heavy rains and raging floods, parts of the road caved in and washed away, resulting in several injuries and rescues. Prior to the massive split, the land was an even fertile plain of land.
Families living near the fissure started moving out yesterday, with 72-year-old Mary Wambui saying “staying here is like courting death”.
This spot, however, is just one of the tens, perhaps hundreds, of other weak spots on the Great Rift Valley, which runs through the continent from the Horn of Africa to Mozambique, scientists say.
This report comes after the recent giant fissure that split Saudi Arabia in two.
Geological investigations are normally mandatory for any major infrastructural projects such as roads, bridges and even high-rise buildings in danger zones, and Monday we could not establish the safety of the new railway line cutting through this valley in the wake of recent events.
“You cannot stop a geological process because it occurs from deep within the crust of the Earth,” says geologist David Adede.
More studies, therefore, need to be conducted in the area to understand the geology of the area and map the fault lines.
Four countries in the Horn of Africa — Somalia and half of Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania — are expected to split from Africa to form a new continent — referred to as the Somali Plate.
Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh. -Psalm 60:2
Plate tectonics, or shifting of the Earth’s masses, is based on the argument that Earth’s outer shell is divided into several plates that glide over the mantle, the rocky inner layer above the core. The Earth has nine major plates — the North American, Pacific, Eurasian, African, Indo-Australian, Australian, Indian, South American and Antarctic — named after the landforms on them.
Forces of the Earth are the strongest at the base of the valley, yet it is also here that geological processes are most active.
“The valley has a history of tectonic and volcanic activities, whereas the rift has remained tectonically inactive in the recent past, there could be movements deep within the Earth’s crust that have resulted in zones of weakness extending all the way to the surface,” says geologist David Adede.
These zones of weakness form fault lines and fissures which are normally filled by volcanic ash, most likely from the nearby National Park, Mt Longonot.
The rains have only aggravated the situation by washing away the ash, eventually exposing the cracks.
Because of the problem deep within the Earth’s crust at Suswa, Mr. Munene says, ongoing repair works by Kenya National Highways Authority, which include filling the gullies with concrete and rocks, will only provide a temporary solution.
These Plate Movements Foreshadow the “Very Great Valley” Prophesied by Zechariah
Zechariah prophesied that in the last of days, “a very great valley,” will form as the result of the Mount of Olives splitting. The prophesy tells us that the land south of Jerusalem will be changed into a plain from Geba (6 miles north of Jerusalem) to Rimmon (45 miles south of Jerusalem). This amazing prophecy will literally redraw the map of Africa and the Arabian region, as well as Israel. Zechariah also suggests that this event will be spurred by semiological activity (vs 5) and references this with the prophesy of Amos.
Jesus himself warned that earthquakes and volcanoes were all signs of the times, and marked them as the “beginning of sorrows.” Jesus spoke to his disciples on the Mount of Olives, the exact location where the prophecy of Zechariah takes us.
4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark:7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. 9 And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one. 10 All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin’s gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king’s winepresses. –Zechariah 14:4-10
Comment: The“former sea” is referring to theDead Sea and the“hinder sea” is theMediterranean.
The recent developments in Saudi Arabia, now Kenya, along with the giant 35-mile-long crack that opened up along a fault in the Afar desert of Ethiopia, where the African and Arabian tectonic plates meet, provides us with the strongest indications that Zechariah’s prophecy is unfolding right before our eyes!
The region where these cracks have appeared are located along the area which has been dubbed the “Great Rift Valley.” The name was coined after the gigantic zipper rift appeared in Ethiopia’s Afar desert region back in 2005.
The Great Rift Valley extends approximately 4,000 miles southward from Syria north of Israel, through the Gulf of Aqaba, through Ethiopia, and all the way to Mozambique in southeast Africa. Ethiopia is near the southern end of the fault. But near the northern end and still within the Great Rift Valley lies the Dead Sea in Israel. The Mount of Olives is only about 15 miles to its west. Between Jerusalem and
the Mount of Olives lies the Kidron Valley, which carries the seasonal Kidron stream on a 20-mile-long, 4,000-foot drop eastward to the Dead Sea.
All of these earth changes comes exactly at the time of the great upheaval that is also prophesied in Zechariah 12 and is happening right now!. Zechariah 12 is a prophesy foretelling of judgment against Israel’s neighbors, the nations, and those seeking to wage war against Jerusalem.. It should be noted, that there is never coincidences with God, but rather, warnings and confirmations. Likewise, it is never unusual to see a partial fulfillment or the beginning of a prophecy starting, with “lulls” or down time in between the prophecies, either! Throughout the Bible we see these starts and stops, and I truly believe they are indicative of “grace periods” before the final fulfillment of the prophecy. I particularly love the ending of this prophecy, as it coincides with the return of Jesus, but it is also a rather ominous prophecy as it details a destructive end for those opposed to God and his WILL.
The geological processes taking place are not following any of man’s theories!
The Rift, which starts at the Dead Sea in the north and runs down to Tanzania, is situated on the world’s largest fault, and is one of the largest rifts in recorded history. It is the only rift system in the world that is active on a continent-wide scale. Scientists confirm that the rift is rapidly spreading and widening, and confirm that East Africa will eventually break off from the rest of the continent. Simply put, Africa is also splitting in two and so is Saudi Arabia.
Also, take note, that it is GOD who controls this earth and certainly is not man. Moreover, the HOLY LAND, is promised to the faithful seed and remnant of Abraham. These rifts are literally being drawn from the River of Egypt to the River Euphrates! (Genesis 15:18, Numbers 34:1-13) The exact area of the promise made by God!
Tim J Wright, a Royal Society University Research Fellow, told LiveScience:
“The ground is continually moving—much more rapidly now than before the rifting episode. On average, the two sides move apart at about 2 centimeters per year [0.8 inches per year]. But, as this event demonstrates, the motion is episodic and jerky. This poses considerable hazard to the local inhabitants, which is higher for the next few years.”
Scientists predict that these pieces that break off will drift somewhere, but when we research scripture, it appears that they will literally fall into the sea.
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea- Psalm 46:2 (KJV).
Another very important side note needs to be made known as well. These events occurred in a matter of days, not millions of years like secular science has said of previous rifts. Prophecy tells us that in the end times, lies will be exposed, and that “knowledge will increase.” That is exactly what is happening! God also says, he will make foolish the wisdom of man (1 Corinthians 1:20-21). What we are seeing now is the “millions” of years lie being exposed for the false doctrine that it is.
Scientists like to maintain the millions of years lie in order to lead followers away from God, and to the belief in Evolution and other “theories.” These millions of years lies also makes you think you have more time than we actually do. The Lord is coming, and these changes all point to SOUNDING THE ALARM.
O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace bewith thee. Amen. – 1 Timothy 6:20-21
Christian scientists have long taught and contended that the earth’s plates continue to move rapidly, not slowly. When God flooded the earth, we are told that the foundations of the earth were violently broken apart (Genesis 7:11) and in turn caused the continents to rip apart. Secular science teaches that the continents have been drifting apart “slowly” and took millions of years to get where they are today. When we have events such as these HUGE GAPING RIFTS, appearing rapidly, within days, it defies secular theories, and instead proves the reliability of scripture and solidifies that we can and should always trust GOD over man. God is using these events to make his presence known, and all of the “drift theories,” that were predicted to have occurred over millions of years, is literally being proven WRONG by evidence manifesting before our eyes.
The earth’s crusts are broken, and the shifting, cracking, and breaking apart are the direct result of the GLOBAL FLOOD told to us in Genesis. Their continued breaking are foreshadowing Zechariah’s prophecy! PEOPLE WAKE UP.
They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. -Psalm 82:5
The moving and shaking of mountains is something that is prophesied throughout the Bible, and holds spiritual significance. It is a call to repentance, to make crooked paths straight, to lead the way to God, both literally and spiritually. (Isaiah 40, Isaiah 42:16, Isaiah 42:7, Luke 24:47, Matthew 3:3, Matthew 21:21, Isaiah 35:8).
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. Acts 26:18
The fact that the entire earth is “out of course” is a literal representation of the state of sin that the world is in. The symbolic meaning behind mountains being removed and paths straightened references the path that God is creating for us to reach him directly! The very nature of God is righteousness and perfection, and that is our divine destiny if we are faithful and follow God. When Jesus returns, the restoration of the all things will follow, when all things will be made new! Hence the reason we are told that this earth and heaven will pass away,and a new heaven and earth is coming! (Isaiah 65:17, Isaiah 66:22, Hebrews 12:26-27, 2 Peter 3:12-13, Revelation 21:1, Revelation 21:3-4). This new world will be absent of evil and sin, and ruled by our savior and king Jesus Christ. Interestingly, we also find that there will be no SEA in the new earth either. Instead, we are told there will be life-giving streams.
All prophesies are given to us to teach, warn and correct. While God displays his wrath, it is always contrasted with his mercy. Right before God issues his final judgment, there has always been a period of “Grace.” Much like when Jesus prophesied that the Temple in Jerusalem would be destroyed, and God gave Jerusalem FORTY YEARS to repent before the Second Temple saw its destruction (this time is actually longer when we count the prophesy of Daniel), In other instances, scripture records a 400 year grace period, there are countless examples of events prophesied, grace periods and then destruction. This pattern has been a part of God’s plan, because he is loving and merciful. But, there comes a time when all men must either repent or face the wrath of their creator. Sin indeed has a consequence, and there is a righteous judge.
Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. 1 Corinthians 10:11
The Bible teaches that God does not wish any man to perish (2 Peter 3:9) but rather, to turn to him and repent, before destruction falls. God has always given a grace period before the prophesied destruction comes, and we are in that period of “grace” now! These events should all be considered WARNINGS!
This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. -2 Peter 3:1-9
God says that the period of grace is a way of refining and chastising us on earth, so that we do not suffer the eternal punishment of the second death, which is hell (Job 5:17). Weather and other disastrous events like earth cracks, animal die-offs, disease, etc, are all used to refocus our attention to God.
I sincerely hope and pray that all who read this are saved and know Jesus Christ as their savior, because these events clearly focus our attention to the warning period and proclaim the very coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man..– Luke 21:36
Do you know where you will spend eternity? You can know for sure, before you die, 1 John 5:13 says, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” If you simply trust Jesus Christ died to pardon your sins and accept his free gift of salvation, the Bible declares that you will be saved! “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” – Romans 10:13. If you are ready for this life saving step, call upon your savior TODAY! Learn more here.
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. Romans 13:11
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- Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth – Psalm 18:7 (KJV).
- Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea- Psalm 46:2 (KJV).
- Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh- Psalm 60:2 (KJV).
- They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. Psalm 82:5 (KJV).
- Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:-Psalm 102:25-26 (KJV).
- But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up- 2 Peter 3:10 (KJV).
- Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.– Isaiah 51:6 (KJV).
- 13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid. -Isaiah 29:13-14 (KJV).
- 4 And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place. -Micah 1:4
- 19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. -Isaiah 24:19
- Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. -Psalm 46:3
- .. “Keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith…” – 1 Timothy 6:20-21 (KJV).
- 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; -Haggai 2:6 (KJV).
- 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– Luke 21:26 (KJV).
- For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.– Matthew 24:7 (KJV).