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The Day of the Lord – Part Six

There is one persistent theme that runs through all of Bible prophecy, beginning with the Jewish prophets of the Old Testament, then continuing with the warnings of Jesus, and finally ending with the events described in the book of Revelation written by St. John.

That theme is that at the end of this current age of humanity, at a time that the Old Testament prophets called the “Last Days”, there would come a world-wide calamity in which the earth would be bombarded by “fire and brimstone” descending from the skies.

The ancient prophets referred to this day of reckoning as “The Great and Terrible Day of the Lord”. What exactly would happen at that time was only hinted at by the early prophets. Even Jesus limited himself to warnings that there would be signs in the heavens and distress among nations.

It was St. John who graphically described what would happen on this great and terrible day, when he predicted that “a great star would fall from heaven, burning as a lamp”, and that “a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea”.

What St. John did NOT say, perhaps because this was never revealed to him in his visions, was exactly WHERE  this “great millstone” would be cast into the sea. But even if HE did not know, the Bible makes it clear that this would be revealed to others closer to the time of this event.

In verses 16-19 of the second chapter of the Acts of the Apostles we read:

“But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

“And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit, and they shall prophesy: And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke”.  (Referring to Joel 2: 28-30)

So it should come as no surprise to discover that as we draw nearer to the events prophesied in the Bible, more and more people are beginning to experience dreams and visions portraying what is to come. One of these people is the Puerto Rican prophet Efrain Rodriguez.

Efrain began to have prophetic dreams in 1974 when he was just 16 years old. At first he kept the content of these dreams to himself and did not tell anyone about them. But as the years passed and the dreams continued, he felt called upon to publicise them.

So on June 8, 2010, he published the following comments on his website:

“Let us begin. In a dream, I was standing outside of my parents’ house in the neighborhood Piedras Blancas in San Sebastian. I stood at a place from where you can see the valley of San Sebastian, a high place where you can see the municipalities of Moca, Las Marias , Maricao and Aguadilla. (Note: These are places on the island of Puerto Rico)

“As I looked at all those places, I looked towards the distance, where you could no longer see the land, as it was almost night; then I saw a black wall at the bottom where the land ends from Aguadilla to Las Marias. I looked carefully at it and did not understand what I saw.

“I looked back towards the top of the wall and I saw white spot areas coming off its height, as if it were alive; and that’s when I realized that it was a giant tsunami, over a thousand feet high, something which human eyes have never seen in the world.

“Then, at the same time, the Lord showed me an earthquake, which made the whole Western area of the island tremble, and the earth seemed to sway like a hammock.

“After watching these two phenomena, I saw dark clouds circulating throughout the valley, like tornadoes within an undefined storm, understanding that dark clouds are a symbol of death or loss of life throughout the island.

“Then I asked the LORD, “What is this I’m seeing? You’re going to destroy our land with these three phenomena ?” and I heard a voice say: “Rebuke them” and so I did, and they disappeared.”  (View source)

Since that time, and with the hindsight of education and understanding, Efrain has expanded on what he saw. In fact he has summarised this on his website in the following words:

“The impact of the asteroid will occur at 2:00 in the morning at sea, in the area west of Puerto Rico. Calculate the equivalent time in your country. The impact will stop the rotation of the Earth for three days. The time in your country at the time of the impact, in Puerto Rico, will be the time in which your country will remain for those 3 days, be it night or day.

The order of events is:

1 – The fall of the asteroid

2 – The rotation of the Earth will stop due to the impact. It will be three days of darkness in places that are not under the light of the Sun at that time.

3 – A 12 point earthquake, nearly simultaneous. It is the Presence of the Lord on Earth. It will be felt around the whole world.

4 – Impact Shock wave that will travel the world. It will come quickly because it moves at an incredible speed. It will bring winds of 300 miles per hour

5 – Tsunami/Tidal wave. It may take from seconds to hours to arrive in your country. (Depending on the distance of your country from the place of impact). All rivers will overflow due to coastal flooding.

6 – Plague/Pestilence – result of the bodies decomposed in the waters and land, not buried because of the 3 days of darkness, and due to the flooding of rivers and seas. It will be very difficult to get rid of the bodies.

7 – Scarcity. Shortages of water, food, medications and resources for at least 15 months. Martial Law will be established throughout the whole world to deal with the shortages and unrest in the population. All these events will claim millions of lives, especially the plague. (View source)

According to Efrain, the exact impact point of this asteroid will be in the Atlantic ocean near Isla de Mona, a tiny uninhabited island located just west of Puerto Rico. And if that location should prove to be correct, it will emulate another asteroid which virtually wiped out all life on earth.

In 1978, two geophysicists were exploring the Yucatán  peninsula of Mexico, when they discovered the remnants of one of the largest impact craters ever to have been found on the surface of the earth. It measured 110 miles (180 kilometres) in diameter and 12 miles (20 kilometres) in depth.

Chicxulub asteroid strike

This crater, now known as the Chicxulub crater, was the site of the famous asteroid collision which destroyed the dinosaurs. But what makes this impact crater significant, is that it is located at almost the same latitude as the one foreseen by Efrain Rodriguez, just slightly further to the west.

Could this simply be a coincidence, or could nature be following a similar pattern to the events of the distant past? The relatively close proximity of the Chicxulub crater to the impact point of the asteroid revealed to Efrain Rodriguez, can be seen in the accompanying diagrams.

Location of future asteroid strike?

Now Rodriguez is not the only person to have predicted a future asteroid strike in the ocean just off the coast of Puerto Rico. Since the turn of the century many others have done so as well. In fact I was already aware of this location myself, through an unusual series of paranormal events.

Some twenty years ago, I had a psychic friend who had a series of remarkable revelatory experiences that were undoubtedly linked to end time events. On three different occasions she had a vision in which she saw a comet appearing in the sky.

She also had a visionary experience showing the destruction of my home city of Vancouver, Canada, firstly by earthquake, and then by a series of gigantic tsunamis. Some of the details were so graphic that she even saw bodies falling out of skyscrapers in the downtown area.

But by far her most intriguing psychic experience was a vision in which she could see the outline of Florida and the South American coastline imprinted on the palm of her hand. What attracted her attention was a glowing red dot that was moving across her hand.

This red dot came to a halt to the south-east of Florida, roughly in the position where Puerto Rico is today. When she later described this experience to me, I intuitively recognised the significance of what she had seen, and knew that this was the area where the asteroid would strike.

While Efrain Rodriguez is undoubtedly correct in his determination of the location of the coming asteroid strike, it is likely that he is wrong in his prediction that it will cause the earth to stop its rotation for three days, leaving half of the world in darkness and the other half in sunshine.

That is because the asteroid is the product of a close encounter between the earth and a comet, and it is the comet, or rather the dusty tail of the comet, that causes the entire earth to be shrouded in darkness, as the Bible clearly indicates.

“That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, a day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.”  (Zephaniah 1: 14-16)

There may also be some doubt about his prediction of a 12 point earthquake, especially since the largest earthquake ever recorded registered 9.5. However, that was a subduction zone event off the coast of Chile, and not the result of something as catastrophic as an asteroid strike.

But apart from this, there is every likelihood that the order of events quoted by Rodriguez above will prove to be correct, especially in the effect that this asteroid strike would have upon the coastlines of countries located all around the Atlantic ocean, and the millions of casualties involved.

Here, for example, is what scientist John Lewis had to say about the cataclysmic effects of an asteroid strike in the ocean:

“The water displaced from the explosion cavity is partly ejected in a broad, open cone at many times the speed of sound. The seabed is cracked by the blast wave, melted and scoured by the one-hundred-thousand-degree fireball. Hundreds of cubic kilometers of water are vaporized, blasting an immense column of steam back out to space. . . .

“When the surface of the fireball coasts to a stop in the water, the ocean surface collapses back into the cavity . . . from all sides, converging on the center of the crater. As the wave crest approaches the center of the crater, fast-moving waves converging from all directions pile into each other, rushing headlong into a monstrous surge that shoots up a towering pillar of water higher than the highest mountains on Earth.

“The sea sloshes back and forth in the blast region, pumping the surrounding ocean and generating circular wave fronts which, like the ripples from a pebble tossed into a puddle, spread out in all directions”.  (View source)

When the undersea mega-thrust earthquake occurred off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra in 2004, it generated a series of devastating tsunamis that struck most of the landmasses in the Indian ocean, killing 230,000 people in fourteen countries.

We can imagine how much greater the destruction would be from an asteroid impact in the Atlantic. A succession of gigantic tsunamis travelling at over 500 miles (800 kilometres) per hour across the open ocean would spread out in all directions, causing immense loss of life.

Low lying coastal areas in the United States, South America, Africa and the Caribbean, as well as countries like Belgium and the Netherlands in western Europe would be completely submerged in a matter of minutes, thus recalling the words of Edgar Cayce when he said:

“The earth will be broken up in the western portion of America. The greater portion of Japan must go into the sea. The upper portion of Europe will be changed as in the twinkling of an eye”.  (Reading 3976-15)

While the damage to shipping and property along the shores of these coastal regions will be beyond calculation, it will be nothing compared to the number of human casualties, which will rise to many hundreds of millions of people all around the world in that first day alone.

But of course it does not end there, because in the immediate aftermath of this catastrophic event, all those hundreds of millions of corpses will lie rotting in lakes and rivers and on what is left of the land, contaminating the water and leading to outbreaks of disease.

And here again Efrain Rodriguez is correct when he points out that those who survive will have to try to deal with all these problems at a time when the entire planet is engulfed in darkness. This will truly be the start of the great tribulation that the prophets of old predicted.

For those unfortunate souls who survive this initial disaster, this will seem like the end of all life on earth. But rather than being the end of the world, this will merely be the latest in a long line of catastrophes that have occurred at regular intervals in the history of the earth.

This will not be the end. It will not even be the beginning of the end. It will, however, be the end or our current cycle of civilization. This is how Jean-Charles de Fontbrune, one of the great interpreters of the prophecies of Nostradamus in the 20th century, summed up the present state of the world:

“We are living through the end of a world, not the end of the world, as some exploiters of the morbid are claiming. The death of one civilization among so many others will herald the birth of a new civilization freed from the aberrations of its predecessor.”

There have been many different types of cataclysms that have destroyed entire civilizations in ages past, yet the Bible only records one of them. In chapter six of the book of Genesis it states:

“And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repenteth the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

“And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.”

And as the book of Genesis goes on to describe, it began to “rain upon the earth for forty days and forty nights”, causing a gigantic flood that covered the earth and destroyed all living creatures with the exception of Noah, his family, and the animals that were saved with him in the ark.

But the Bible is not the only source of ancient history, and different cultures have other records of what transpired in earlier epochs on the earth. As the Greek philosopher Plato wrote in his essay Timaeus, the renowned Athenian statesman Solon visited Egypt in the 6th century before Christ.

While he was there he was confronted by an elderly priest who said to him:

“Oh Solon, Solon, you Greeks are all children, and there is no such thing as an old Greek. You are all young in mind. You have no belief rooted in old tradition and no knowledge hoary with age. And the reason is this.

“There have been and will be many different calamities to destroy mankind, the greatest of them by fire and water, lesser ones by countless other means.

“Your own story of how Phaeton, child of the sun, harnessed his father’s chariot, but was unable to guide it along his father’s course and so burnt up things on earth and was himself destroyed by a thunderbolt, is a mythical version of the truth that there is at long intervals a variation in the course of the heavenly bodies and a consequent widespread destruction by fire of things on the earth.”

Another famous Greek, Herodotus (484-425 BC), who has been called the “Father of History” because he was the first Greek historian to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy, and then reduce them to a written narrative, also had an opportunity to visit Egypt.

In his Second Book of History, Herodotus referred to his own meeting with various Egyptian priests, and recorded his conversation with them. As he wrote:

“The priests asserted that within historical ages and since Egypt became a kingdom, four times in this period (so they told me) the sun rose contrary to his wont; twice he rose where he now sets, and twice he set where he now rises.”

Obviously, such events would cause catastrophic effects throughout the earth. Commenting on this Plato wrote in his book Politicus: “There is at that time great destruction of animals in general, and only a small part of the human race survives”.

The idea that the earth has undergone a succession of cataclysmic upheavals associated with cosmic encounters exists throughout the ancient world. Legends, myths and stories of these devastating events can still be found in the written works of these cultures.

They tell of times when dwellings were destroyed and the earth was convulsed by natural disasters which had their source in space. While these stories vary in the number of ages that have come and gone, they all agree that there have been, at periodic intervals, various disasters that have assailed the earth causing widespread destruction.

The agents of this destruction have been earthquake, fire, wind and flood. But these stories go further. They claim that as a result of these encounters, our world has repeatedly changed its axis, as well as its orbit around the sun.

The astonishing truth that has escaped historians up until now, is that less than 3,000 years ago the solar year was 360 days, and not the 365 and a quarter days that we are accustomed to today. What that means is that within our recorded history the earth has changed its orbit around the sun!

Now this may seem to be an outrageous claim, and one that the astronomers of today would simply reject outright. But what they do not realize is that the recorded works of societies that lived on earth at that time still exist, and they tell a very different story from what we believe today.

The confusion between the modern length of the solar year and that recorded by ancient cultures has been neatly summarised by the Russian-born American scholar Immanuel Velikovsky.

“All over the world we find that there was at some time the same calendar of 360 days, and at some later date, about the seventh century before the present era, five days were added at the end of the year, as ‘days over the year’ or ‘days of nothing’.

“Scholars who investigated the calendars of the Incas of Peru and the Mayas of Yucatan wondered at the calendar of 360 days; so did the scholars who studied the calendars of the Egyptian, Persians, Hindus, Chaldeans, Assyrians, Hebrews, Chinese, Greeks, or Romans.

“Most of them, while debating the problem in their own field did not suspect that the same problem turned up in the calendar of every nation of antiquity.”

He then went on to quote the exact day this change of orbit took place.

“The rabbinical sources state in a definite manner that the disturbance in the movement of the sun happened on the evening of the destruction of Sennacherib’s army by a devouring blast.”  (Worlds in Collision)

“And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred four-score and five thousand; and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.” (II Kings 19:35)

Velikovsky referred to the work of French scholar Edouard Biot who wrote:

“The year 687 BC, in the summer, in the fourth moon, in the day sin mao (23rd of March) during the night, the fixed stars did not appear, though the night was clear (cloudless). In the middle of the night stars fell like a rain.”

If the recorded history of the earth is any guide, indicating that catastrophic changes have happened to our planet in the past, then Biblical predictions of similar events occurring in our future suggest that mankind is on the brink of yet another cataclysm. And the clock is ticking….

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Allan, The Day of the Lord, June 26, 2016, 12:32 pm

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