James,You asked for insights from other Doves as to what is going on in or near Ethiopia with the upheaval or tearing apart of the earth there (as per your articles) and other strange events in that part of the world. So for whatever it's worth I'll share my thoughts with you.My thoughts are based on a chapter of scripture that I have tried to fully understand for a long time. I believe I have discernment on some but not all of it. The scripture I am referring to is Isaiah 18 which indeed speaks of Ethiopia. In this chapter of Isaiah (from my perspective) God is issuing an end times warning (woe to the land) for people near Ethiopia and an end times sign for the rest of us. That neighborhood so to speak, and especially Somalia, will have events that will transpire just prior to the Rapture of the Church. God then speaks about a banner (a sign) and then God speaks about blowing a trumpet that one can only assume is the Rapture trumpet. God then says that He will take His rest and look from His dwelling place. He then speaks of the two things rising (the dead in Christ and then those who are still alive). He then talks about it being the correct time before the main harvest for taking one group away---ripening another group--- and leaving another group behind. And then talks about what will happen to the ones left behind. He then talks about a gift that will be presented to the Lord of hosts in Mount Zion (Jerusalem) from the people in or near Ethiopia.So lets look at Isaiah's words and see if they may enlighten us on what is going on or about to go on--- in this area of the world.
1 Woe to the land shadowed with buzzing wings, which [is] beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:
A warning to a land shadowed by buzzing wings. Could these buzzing wings relate to a place that has been plagued by locust over the centuries or a place under extreme air surveillance (buzzing wings) like the Gulf of Aden is at this time with hundreds of naval vessels there from all over the world? A place where there appears to be some sort of star gate or wormhole.
A place that is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia--- my thought is Somalia. And this "woe" warning, could it be a warning to the inhabitants of this general area that the earth is literally tearing itself apart there and will be susceptible to earthquakes and volcanoes.
2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, [saying], Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!
Now that I have chosen Somalia from the first verse, do they at this time send ambassadors by sea in rickety boats? If you call pirates ambassadors---- then yes. For many years now the Somalia pirates in small boats have reaped havoc in that area.
3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, when he lifteth up a banner on the mountains, you see it; and when he bloweth a trumpet, you hear it.
God is alerting the whole world that when He lifts a banner to the surface in the mountains they will see it. Could this banner or sign in the mountains be the tear in the earths crust that James articles referred to? I believe so. According to these articles the earth is literally tearing itself apart and the lava may come to the surface in these tears. You could literally have a red lava banner for untold miles in this Ethiopian part of Africa. And the whole world could be or should be aware of this now from world news reports.The next verse is alerting the planet that when God blows the Rapture trumpet, the whole world will be aware of it.
4 For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will look from my dwelling place like a clear heat in sunshine, [and] like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.
So the Lord said to Isaiah--"I will take my rest". To me this means God's (Jesus') work is done. The sin debt He had to pay for our salvation was paid in full on the cross. He has spent approximately 2000 years preparing a place for His Church / Bride as He promised. The fullness of the Church or quantity of Gentile believers has been accomplished. He has Michael the archangel rounding up Satan and all his fallen angels which are about to be ousted from heaven.
So He is resting and looking from a dwelling place. Could this particular dwelling place be the place He will be when the Rapture happens? The next two phrases really blew me away when I understood them. What was He looking at when He looked from His dwelling place? "Like a clear heat in sunshine and like a cloud of dew in the heat of the harvest." In both instances He is talking about something rising. We know from scripture that the dead in Christ will rise first and then the living in Christ will rise second. Now look at the wording He used in the two phrases. "Like clear heat in the sunshine" That's like the heat you see rising from asphalt on a hot day, it appears to be coming from the earth, it rises and then disappears. As will the dead in Christ--- that will rise first. Now the second phrase "Like a cloud of dew in the heat of the harvest" Again we have something rising but this time the dew is already in the air, it just rises and then it disappears. As will be those who have accepted Christ who are alive----they will just disappear.
5 For before the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away [and] cut down the branches.
Before the main part of God's earthly harvest, when the bud (Church / Bride) is perfect and the sour grape (Jewish people) is ripening (ripening because they still haven't accepted Christ as their Savior but will do so) in the flower, He will do two things. Cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks and "take away" (Rapture His Church) and cut down the branches. The branches are the people left behind that have not accepted Him.
6 They shall be left together for the mountain birds of prey, and to the beasts of the earth: and the birds of prey shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.
These branches, these left behind people will be left together for the mountain birds of prey to summer upon them and the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them. My interpretation of this is that at the same time Christ's Church is going up in the Rapture, Satan and his fallen angels (mountain birds of prey--possibly UFO's) will be cast to earth and will prey upon the left behind people in the summer. Then at some period later the beasts of the earth (demons entombed in the earth as per Rev. 9) will prey upon the people left behind in the winter as well.
7 In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the mount Zion.
Again we were talking about these people as being around Ethiopia and my interpretation of this last statement is that possibly the "Arch of the Covenant" which many believe has been hidden all these years in Ethiopia will be returned to Jerusalem. If you take Isaiah at his word then this gift will be presented to Jesus personally on Mount Zion presumably at the time of His second coming or soon after.
James, I hope that this may help you see things more clearly as to what I believe is going on over there and that these happenings (tears in the earths crust, Somalian pirates, what's going on in the Gulf of Aden) are more clues from God and Isaiah of the impending Rapture.
James S (26 Jan 2011)
""Gulf of Aden...."Africa splitting in half"......???""
Hi John,I came across an article today, that made me think about the letters post here on Doves back in November and December, which had to do with the strange events that were taking place in the Gulf of Aden, off of the coast of Yemen. Here is my letter to my two fellow Doves' prayer buddies. Hopefully some other Doves will have more insights into what may be transpiring over in that area of the world...it seems as though there is something very significant about to happen over there...?Blessings to you John and all the Doves....!James S.
Patty and Laurie,Look at what is happening in northeastern Africa right now....and it is a University of Rochester geologist who is reportedly, one of the main researchers......ANDDDDDDD,...look at the map of Africa, and see where these reports are coming form......ETHIOPIA...!!! .... Remember the reports we read a while back on Doves about all the countries who had naval vessels stationed off the coast of Yemen...and all the strange occurrences that were taking place there....well, the Gulf of Aden, where these strange events were occurring, is right off the coast of Ethiopia...! Also, Ethiopia's immediate, southern, neighboring border is.......Kenya, yep, the place of birth of one BHO. Here are four posts from November and December regarding the "stargate" opening in the Gulf of Aden. With all the alien chatter in the media of late, could this be the portal from which the aliens have been traveling through to gain access into our earth's dimension? Africa "splitting in half" near the place of Obama's birth.....a volcano that was "bubbling over; (with) flaming-red lava shooting up into the sky," Ebinger told SPIEGEL ONLINE " ..... these are some pretty significant events taking place in that concentrated little area on, and just off, the cost of Kenya and Ethiopia. Here are the posts from Doves regarding the "stargate" opening off of the coast of Yemen. Something is going on over there, just what it is, may be revealed very soon....Blessings,JamesHere is an excerpt from the article below.....
Even worse are new reports warning that our Earth's magnetic poles have accelerated their movement and that the entire Continent of Africa is, literally, splitting in two, and as we quote from Cynthia Ebinger, a geologist from the University of Rochester in New York, who told Germany's Spiegel Online News Service this past week: â€œThe earth is in upheaval in northeastern Africa, and the region is changing quickly. The desert floor is quaking and splitting open, volcanoes are boiling over, and seawaters are encroaching upon the land. Africa, researchers are certain, is splitting apart at a rate rarely seen in geology.
John, After making mention of the map of Africa in my first letter to you, I
forgot to include the map of that region....could you please post this letter
below my first letter so those who would like to see the close proximity of
Ethiopia/Kenya and the Gulf of Aden on the map?