African continent is splitting along the Ethiopian Rift creating a New Ocean!

Is this in preparation for the fulfilment of Prophecy at the Time of the End?

The following report has been featured on this page since 2003.  The most recent report (Dec. 2005) confirms a rear earth crack, 60 Km long by 8m wide which had developed in merely a few weeks since Sept. 2005 – A continental rifting process that normally takes millions of years to form

A plume of hot volcanic mantle rock is rising beneath Africa, trying to split the continent apart.  According to international researchers, it could eventually create a new ocean.

The crack in the Earth’s surface runs for 2,000 kilometres from Malawi in the South, through Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia, to link-up with the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.  The top of the Red Sea lines up with the valley of the Dead Sea, lowest spot on earth, into which the Jordan river flows, some 30 Km East of Jerusalem,  down from the Sea of Galilea,

It is significant that this is happening while the stage is being prepared (in fact, it is already set) for the culminating events of this dispensation in Jerusalem, as prescribed in the Prophecy of Zechariah (ZacharYah) and Ezekiel.  These Prophecies describe the awesome events which will precede and lead to the Appearance of YHVH in the final Great World War, to fight on the side of Israel for their survival.

Zechariah 14:2 – 11YHVH will gather all the nations to Jerusalem for battle.  The city will be taken, the houses plundered, the women ravished.  Half the city will go into captivity, but the remnant of the people will not be cut off from the city.  Then YHVH will take the field.  He will fight against these nations as He fights in the day of battle.  On that day His feet will rest on the Mt. of Olives which faces Jerusalem from the East. The Mt. of Olives will be split in two from East to West, forming a very huge gorge.  half the Mount will receed northwards, the other half southwards … YHVH your God will come and the holy ones with Him … it will be a Day of Wonder … When that Day comes, living waters will issue from Jerusalem, half of them to the Eastern (‘original’) sea, half to the Western sea (Mediterranean, 55 Km West, Tel Aviv, Jaffa).  They will flow summer and winter. And YHVH will be King of the whole world … the entire country will be transformed … and Jerusalem will be raised higher, though still in the same place … Jerusalem will be safe to live in.”

Ezekiel ch 38 describes this same awesome event. Verse 20 – 23 “At My Presence, all the fish in the sea, and the birds of heaven, the wild beasts and all men on earth will quake.  Mountains will fall, cliffs crumble, walls collapse … torrential rain, hail stones, fire and brimstone.  I mean to display My Greatness and Holiness and compel the many nations (who have drawn up against Jerusalem) to acknowledge Me.”

There are other references in the Bible to this great earthquake that will accompany His Return at the time of the War of Gog & Magog (Armegeddon) – the final world cataclysm preceding the setting up of His Kingdom with Jerusalem as head quarters.

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Looking at the geography of the area mentioned in the Prophecies above, and its  relation to the rift mentioned in our news article, stretching across Africa right up to and through the Jordan valley, 30 Km East of Jerusalem, to the Sea of Galilee.  It is meaningful that the great gorge mentioned in Zechariah 14:4, which will be formed by the splitting of the Mount of Olives, will run to the Mediterranean Sea (West) and to the Dead Sea,  East of Jerusalem (Jordan Valley rift)  carrying waters from Jerusalem.  The current main road from Jerusalem to Jericho, descends below the sea level point, some 20 Km East of Jerusalem.  The famous mineral rich Dead Sea is in a land locked basin, well below sea level – thus, in a ready formed ocean bed.

Is it co-incidence that this Prophecy speaks of the water running into the Eastern (original) ‘sea’?  Will His Return set off the earthquake which will open the Ethiopian Rift to create a new Ocean which will push up through the Red Sea into the Jordanian valley?

EAGLE (The Ethiopian-Afar Geophysical Lithospheric Experiment) is a major British initiative by 20 scientists between October 2001 and January 2003,  to investigate how the African continent is splitting along the Ethiopian Rift.  This project is sponsored by the Universities of Leicester and Leeds in collaboration with the University of Addis Abeba and Ethiopian government groups.

Ref. http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1823000/1823019.stm

Latest Update Dec. 2006

Ethiopia witnesses rare earth split

ADDIS ABABA: A continental rifting process that normally takes millions of years to form has developed over a span of seven weeks in the Afar region of Ethiopia.

It was a close study, using radar interferometry, of an earth rupture developing into a rare axial rift zone — a possible future ocean basin.

Scientists from Ethiopia and Britain made four expeditions to the Da’ure locality in the Afar Depression between mid-September and early October 2005, to collect geophysical and geological data.

It started with a series of quakes that were first recorded Sep 14, 2005 in Da’ure, an area in the lowlands of western Ethiopia that stretches from the central part of the country to the Dahlak Islands of Eritrea in the Red Sea.  The volcanic activity recorded,  spewed ash for three continuous days and eventually numerous cracks appeared on the ground, spreading fear among the pastoral inhabitants.  Unsettled by the phenomena of rumbling tremors, they approached the regional authorities to ask the federal government in Addis Ababa to look into it.  The government asked experts in the field at the AAU to investigate the phenomena, and if need be ask for assistance from universities abroad. An image of the locality taken by a NASA satellite orbiting the earth showed that an area of 60 km had developed an eight-metre opening.

“This was a fast opening rate within a span of about two months, from Sep 14 to early November 2005, an exciting event in scientific terms,” said Atalay, of the Geophysical Observatory of the Addis Ababa University “Compare this to the very slow movement of the plate tectonic affecting the crust of the earth in the Afar region, which is about 17 mm per year,” he explained.

For scientists researching the phenomena, the Afar region is a natural laboratory where the transition between oceanic rift and continental rift is visible on land.

“What we saw was a microcosm of a process of an earth split that takes millions of years to evolve into an ocean basin,” Atalay declared.

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/

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