Big Island Volcanoes – A Larger Perspective

The Big Island of Hawaii tops off at 14,000 feet MSL (mean sea level), but there is more than meets the eye.

Kilauea Profile
Image source:  Written In Stone…seen through my lens blog

The island known as Big Island is actually an enormous mountain that rises 35,500 feet above the ocean floor. This is 6,471 feet taller than Mount Everest. I see it as one big volcano with ten volcanic craters, one of which is the Kilauea Volcano now erupting.

Ten fissures have opened spewing lava into residential areas and tourism sites.

In the above video, the featured meteorologist  Johanna Wagstaff says we will not see an eruption of Yellowstone supervolcano in our lifetimes. This begs the question: Why do we expend so much money on the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory that monitors this hot spot 24/7/365? Reality check: the truth is volcanic eruptions are unpredictable and no one knows when Yellowstone will next explode.

The significance of all volcanoes is not the individual destructive force of each but their significance as mile markers of the future, the times and the seasons.

Although the Bible does not use the word ‘volcano’, it describes them.

The mountains will melt under Him,
And the valleys will split
Like wax before the fire,
Like waters poured down a steep place.
Micah 1:4

At least ten times writers of the Bible describe melting mountains. Around 518 BC, the prophet Zechariah foretold how Jesus Christ, yet to be born, would appear upon a mountain in Israel that will split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward.

Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven. He answered and said to them, “When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times. – Matthew 16:1-3

We must discern the signs of the times for the end of this age draws near.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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