Yellowstone National Park in the USA is nearly 3,500 sq. miles of wilderness and recreation area and features the famous geyser, ‘Old Faithful’. However, the Park happens to be sitting on top of a volcanic ‘hotspot’, which has recently been in the news. Experts claim that the hot spot is a super-volcano (one of the biggest on the planet), and it could erupt very soon. Bear in mind there are some ‘pros and cons’ to all this.
But they say that when this ‘hot-spot’ erupts, it will be 2,000 times the size of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens (in the 1980’s), and it will shoot 1,000 cubic kilometers of ash and rock into the skies. This, they say, would ‘blanket’ the USA (photo) and possibly send the entire world into what they call a ‘volcanic-winter’. (This means volcanic ash and sulphur cutting out the sunlight and cooling the Earth’s surface.) This would ground air flight, shut down electronic communications and devastate the food crops. Is this even possible?? Maybe.
To illustrate this, back in 1815, Indonesia suffered a monster volcanic eruption which sent clouds of ash around the world, causing agricultural disasters and changed weather patterns causing, in 1816, what they called, a ‘year without summer’.
Revelation 8:12 talks of the coming Tribulation, and it says, And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
Researchers are downplaying the likelihood of Yellowstone erupting anytime soon, but doesn’t it make you wonder just how close we really are to the coming of Jesus in the clouds, and the start of the 7 years’ Tribulation? Honestly, what more needs to happen?