Oct 4, 2021

Cumbre Vieja is a Major Threat for a Mega-Tsunami

A new eruption has begun at the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma, Canary Islands, on September 19, 2021. This is the first eruption at the volcano in 50 years.

Social media sites have been buzzing about the possibility that this eruption will cause a large chunk of the western flank of the island to slide into the Atlantic Ocean. The collapse would generate a mega-tsunami that would devastate numerous nations.

The liberal media have been doing everything they can to downplay the danger. News sites are saying a Tsunami reaching the East Coast due to the Spanish volcano is highly unlikely because experts and government leaders said so.

After announcing the eruption on Twitter on Sept. 19, the U.S. Geological Survey said the tsunami threat remained local, debunking users’ claims that a “mega-tsunami” would happen.

According to George Pararas-Carayannis, editor of the journal Science of Tsunami Hazards, “the threat of mega tsunami generation from massive flank failures of island stratovolcanoes has been greatly overstated.”

“Massive flank failures of island stratovolcanoes are extremely rare phenomena, and none have occurred within recorded history,” says Pararas-Carayannis. “Recent numerical modeling studies… have been based on incorrect assumptions of volcanic island slope instability, source dimensions, speed of failure and tsunami coupling mechanisms.”

We’ve never had a super volcano erupt in recorded history, but we know from the Geological and fossil records that they are a very real danger. When Mount St. Helen exploded in 1980, the lateral blast was also a very rare phenomenon. Tell that “rare” story to the people who witnessed super-heated gas come at them at 300 miles per hour.

The 1755 Lisbon earthquake was even used to downplay the tsunami. It, which was measured at an 8.4 on the Moment Magnitude scale, created waves that reached across the Atlantic Ocean but didn’t go higher than 3 feet in wave length.

Not all earthquakes cause large tsunamis, so it’s insane to use the Lisbon earthquake as an example. Tsunamis result from a move off land that transfers massive amounts of energy to ocean water. The epicenter of the Lisbon quake could have been several miles below ground.

The danger that we face from Cumbre Vieja dates back to the 1940s. After a 1949 eruption, ruptures were found on the surface of the island. In a 2001 study by Simon Day and various colleagues, the ruptures were seen as “ominous” because they were evidence of a subsurface detachment. In other words, the crack doesn’t stop at the surface.

For about 10 miles, a large portion of the volcano’s western flank slid 13 feet towards to ocean. It has been sliding slowly over the years. This new eruption is very dangerous because it could trigger the flank to finally fail.

The lava under the island of La Palma is generating a massive amount of steam pressure. This pressure on the western flank could be what overcomes the friction that is currently preventing the flank from collapsing.

A block of rock approximately 250 cubic miles would break off, traveling into the sea at a speed of up to 200 miles per hour. The disintegration of the rock would produce a debris-avalanche deposit extending 37 miles from the island. The energy released by the collapse would be equal to the electricity consumption of the entire United States in half a year.

The greatest effects are predicted to occur north, west and south of the Canaries. On the West Saharan shore, waves are expected to reach heights of 300 feet from crest to trough, and on the north coast of Brazil, waves over 80 feet high are anticipated. Florida and the Caribbean, the final destinations in the North Atlantic to be affected by the tsunami, will have to brace themselves for receiving 60-foot-high waves some eight to nine hours after the landslide. Towards Europe, wave heights will be smaller, but substantial tsunami waves will hit the Atlantic coasts of Britain, Spain, Portugal and France.

I am very concerned about the Cumbre Vieja volcano. I’m not worried about my life since I live 175 feet above sea level. Anyone living in Miami would have no place to go if the warning went out that La Palma had failed. The central point of the state is only 17 feet above sea level.

I do think the volcano will trigger a mega-tsunami because I think this type of event is something tailor-made for the tribulation. We have been staying down a likely financial tsunami for 20 years, so La Palma is just one more impending danger to add to the list.

When Jesus returns to earth and generates some type of pulse that will cause every mountain and island to move, the flanks of many islands will certainly collapse into the sea. If La Palma is still standing, it will certainly add to the calamity. His return will be very glorious, but it will also be very terrifying to the lost.

“The sky receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved from its place” (Revelation 6:14).

–Todd


This Is the “Blessed Hope”?

Most people who profess Christianity as their faith base claim to cling to Bible truth. However, it is my observation that the overwhelming majority within these numbers shows little or no understanding of or interest in the signals of the lateness of the times in terms of Bible prophecy.

This dearth of understanding and even of interest stems, no doubt, from churches and their pastors and teachers having little understanding or even interest. People in the pews, in listening to weekly sermons or Sunday school lessons, it is sad to say, are for the most part satisfied with messages that give them comfort—that make them rest easy from the week’s life problems.

While this wanting to forget one’s problems is understandable, it is not altogether what the Lord wants for His children. As a matter of fact, God’s Word warns about these very days and the dangers posed through the following words of the Apostle Paul:

I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. (2 Timothy 4:1–4)

We have witnessed over the years many such “turning to fables” because of “strange winds of doctrine” taught by “teachers” to many with “itching ears.” This includes those “teachers” who have predicted the exact date of the Rapture of the Church.

Paul warned Timothy—and all future preachers, teachers, and people in the seats of learning in the church—to be faithful to teaching and heeding biblical truth, to avoid “vain-jangling” (speaking or listening to nonsense). Paul said further, regarding his own faithfulness by example, as recorded just a couple of verses later:

Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. (2 Timothy 4:8)

And the last words recorded here are key to this commentary. The great apostle addresses this to all who “love his appearing.” The “his” here is the Lord Jesus Christ, of course. Paul addresses God’s blessings of a crown of righteousness for all “who love his appearing”—the prophesied Second Coming of Christ.

Those who listen and heed Bible prophecy, and who “love his appearing” (are looking for the Rapture—or for His Second Advent if a Tribulation saint) will receive this special crown. Crowns are above and beyond heavenly rewards, as I understand the terms. This “crown” will be one that those who receive it will cast at the Lord’s feet, as praise to the King of all kings. Jesus will be wearing these crowns of praise when He rides the heavenly steed of glistening white during His return as given in Revelation 19:11.

We go deeper into this and what it means in the following brief, but marvelous, Scripture. It is one we often quote.

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. (Titus 2:13)

We who claim the holy name of Jesus Christ are to be “looking for the blessed hope.” If we earnestly do so, we will avoid the “vain-jangling” and the false teachings of false doctrine.

While false doctrinal teachings are important to avoid—and this is the main kind of falseness Christians are to avoid—there is another sort that the believer must discern and counter.

I read and listen to so many pundits and writers these days who foretell the direst circumstances imaginable for the nation and world. The troubling thing is that these fear-forecasters are at least partially right in their prognostication of evil and destruction among us now and of things to come.

One such blogcaster tells us that a large portion of the world’s populations will be killed soon through the manipulations of the globalists. The would-be world rulers, he is convinced, are using the vaccine-mandate madness to inject “killer shots” in order to bring down populations to the 500 million-people population as written on the Georgia Guidestones monument.

The communist Chinese, we are told, are about to invade the US, after major cyber and even possible nuclear attacks upon military bases within America.

COVID death camps are scattered across the country and will be used to take all who aren’t vaccinated there to be killed as were Jews and other “undesirables” in the death camps of Hitler’s time.

This blogcaster—who is a very intelligent fellow—believes this with all that is within him, I can tell.

He gives the impression that he believes in God and that God is on our side and we will win (as the human race) against the evil about to assault us.

I must say that if he is a true believer, he is one who is listening to false teachers, both in his time under church leaders and in his time putting together his so-called “intelligence” from wherever he gets his information.

The “intelligence” he and others like him are receiving tells only the half-truth of what is to come. The real truth is found in God’s Word, the Bible.

Paul the apostle said all believers are to look for “the blessed hope”—not for a total world dictatorship–Antichrist.

These evil things are about to happen, to be sure, but not for the Christian.

Where is “the blessed hope” in any of the dire predictions?

We are promised “the blessed hope.” We are told by Jesus Himself, as reported by John the Revelator, to be kept out of even the hour of “temptation”—the Tribulation (Revelation 3:10).

Our Blessed Hope is about to break through the clouds of glory and call God’s children to be with Him forever.

Amen! Even so come, Lord Jesus!

—Terry

Sep 27, 2021

Antisemitism Is Now an Acceptable Form of Racism

For decades, the horrors of the Holocaust had made it unacceptable for anyone to vent antisemitic remarks. As memories of the Nazi years have faded, the same old hatreds against Jews have made their return.

In May, there was renewed violence at the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip. Even though the fighting was 100% caused by Palestinians firing rockets into Israel, many blamed the Jews for the conflict.

Many people think that Jews and Israel are basically the same thing. They aren’t, and to assume so is racist.

During the conflict, there were many placards at a Free Palestine march in London. It displayed an image of Jesus at one of the stations of the cross. Underneath it was the words: “Don’t Let Them Do It Again Today.”

The word “Them” on that placard can mean only one thing: Jews. Not Israel. Jews. It expresses the oldest negative myth about the Jewish people – older even than the notion of blood libel or that Jews secretly control the world – that Jews are Christ-killers. Now, you may want to criticize the Israeli government and its policies. But that sign perpetuates not a modern but an eternal sense of the wickedness of the Jewish people; it must be, as Benjamin Netanyahu and Naftali Bennett were not around in AD 33 cheering for Barabbas.

There was a huge increase in hate crimes against Jews during the Israeli/Palestinian conflict — a 600% rise in incidents in the UK alone. Attacks on Jews during these conflicts are seen not just as understandable but excusable.

Ukraine’s pre-war Jewish population of about 1.5 million was virtually wiped out in the Nazi Holocaust. An estimated 0.2% of Ukraine’s 41 million population is Jewish, and still, there have been several cases of antisemitism since its independence in 1991.

The vast majority of attacks on Jews have been carried out by Europe’s surging Muslim population. Because Islamophobia is viewed as a greater sin, one government after another refuses to recognize the source of the antisemitism.

The FBI recently reported hate crime data for 2020, showing that Jews remain widely susceptible to attacks. 58% of religiously motivated attacks in 2020 involved Jewish victims. During pre-pandemic 2019, when more Americans were regularly out and about, 63% of religiously motivated hate crimes targeted Jews.

In the Greater Boston area, several large pink billboards were put up as part of an activist’s new tactic to call out antisemitism in the wake of increased violence against members of the Jewish community.

One billboard reads: “Does your church need security cameras? ‘Cause our synagogue does.”

Another sign reads: “We’re just 75 years since the gas chambers. So no, a billboard calling out Jew-hatred isn’t an overreaction.”

Pope Francis recently called for an end to antisemitism during a trip to Hungary, where he warned that prejudice against Jews was a “fuse that must not be allowed to burn.”

“I think of the threat of antisemitism still lurking in Europe and elsewhere,” the pope said at an ecumenical meeting of Christian and Jewish leaders in the capital, Budapest.

“This is a fuse that must not be allowed to burn. And the best way to defuse it is to work together, positively, and to promote fraternity,” he said.

The problem of antisemitism is not going to be solved until society realizes the so-called progressive movement is largely the source of this hatred. These types of Leftists are very dangerous because they view themselves as incapable of having racist thoughts. They don’t have a problem with Jews: Israel is the source of all conflict.

Progressive activist Tariq Ali, speaking at an anti-Israel rally, said: “Stop the occupation, stop the bombing, and casual antisemitism will soon disappear.”

This notion that antisemitism only stems from the actions of the Israeli government is the type of logic that only Hitler would understand. But antisemitism has this particular spin in some progressive quarters: that the hatred doesn’t arise, as with all other racisms, from scapegoating by the majority culture but from something perpetrated by the minority itself. When bad things happen to Jews, Jews are always, in some way, responsible.

The Bible warns many times that a great persecution is coming in the last days for both Jews and Christians. Now that the world has found an excuse to go after the Jews, we have a strong indication that the tribulation period is about to begin.

“And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled” (Revelation 6:9-11, KJV).

–Todd


Daniel’s Dream Developing

Of all the prophets in God’s Holy Word, to me there are two prophets that stand out as specifically speaking to these times so near the end of the Church Age (Age of Grace).

Paul speaks to the characteristics of end-times mankind through the “perilous times” descriptions in 2 Timothy 3.

We’ve gone over those characteristics many times. People will, Paul foretold, be exactly like they are today—always trending toward ungodliness. Two specific characteristics I’ve probably dissected most are “lovers of self” and “without natural affection.” In the first case, we’ve looked at the Internet, social media, personal devices, and all that points men and women, boys and girls, inward. This takes them away from thinking about God and what life is all about from Heaven’s perspective. The term “selfies” is, to me, the epitome of this inward-turning. It isn’t much of a stretch to understand how destructive this has become to society and culture in America—to the very governing documents the founding fathers gave us—under God’s guidance, I believe.

In the second case, we’ve examined the evil of shedding the blood of the innocents—one of the seven things God says He hates.

Abortion, the murder of babies in their mother’s wombs, is about the most abominable activity we who love the Lord can imagine. Yet society, as a whole, grasps onto this infanticide as a right granted people—most often used to get rid of unwanted baggage that might interfere with the lives of those who want no sexual inhibitions placed upon them by any authority—especially not by any Deity and His Bible.

Also, “without natural affection” means, in my view, the homosexual madness that prevails in this nation. Even psychologists and many within so-called clergy now embrace LGBTQ, etc., as a natural, not “unnatural” comportment.

In my view, the other prophet that is most relevant to our exact time so near Christ’s return is the prophet Daniel.

Whereas Paul spoke for the most part particularly to how things will be in society and culture as the end of the age approaches, Daniel spoke to how things will be in terms of developments in the governments of mankind.

The prophet, we remember, went before King Nebuchadnezzar to interpret his strange dream that none of the soothsayers could even describe, much less interpret, to the worried king. Daniel did this in great detail, laying out the precise order of kingdoms that would develop right up until the time Christ returns to destroy the wickedness of man-made governmental structure. He told how the entire system—the evil, Babylonian system—would meet its end.

Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible. This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. (Daniel 2:31–35)

The gigantic man-image represented the kingdoms that would come and go. Daniel described how a final world kingdom, represented by the feet and toes of the image, would come into being at the very last of human history. He said a massive stone would fall on the image, strike the feet and toes, and topple the whole monstrous structure. The stone would then crush it to powder and the winds of history would blow it all away as dust, completely and forever destroying all vestiges of human government.

Jesus Christ, of course, is that “stone.” He is the rock the Lord described to Peter in commending Peter for recognizing that He, Jesus, is the “rock” upon which His (Jesus’) Church would be built (Matthew 16:18).

So, considering Paul’s prophecies, we have concluded on a number of occasions that they fit our times perfectly. So we now look briefly at how Daniel’s prophecy here fits our time at this late date on God’s prophetic timeline.

The ten toes of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream-vision represent ten kings and kingdoms yet to be formed at the very end of the age just before Christ’s return. Many prophecy scholars and others have thought this might be a certain configuration of nation-states strictly out of Europe—thus representing the revived Roman Empire.

We now, with all the things that have been developing, can legitimately conjecture whether there is much more involved than merely positioning only Europe in that long-ago prophecy.

The all-consuming dictatorship of the coming Antichrist seems to congeal each day as we get reports of developments. The so-called Deep-State gyrations of wickedness, combined with other dynamics taking place across the world, makes us believe there is much, much more than surmised in our previously thought approach to this great, end-times prophecy by Daniel.

A most recent development in that regard is seen in the following.

In recent years, calls for more coordinated action in the face of China’s increasingly assertive foreign policy have reached something of a crescendo.

It is now not uncommon to hear diplomats and foreign ministers from Brussels to Tokyo asserting that unilateral responses to Beijing’s ever more muscular approach to international affairs are just not enough, and that what is needed now is a more harmonized international response. As the European Union’s top diplomat put it in 2020, in the face of China’s “more assertive – some even say aggressive” behavior, it is “important to have strong cooperation with like-minded democracies. The EU and U.S. should be at the heart of this effort, but we should also be working closely with Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and others.”

While specific proposals to achieve this enhanced cooperation are few and far between, there is one idea that seems to be gaining some traction. That is British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s idea that the existing G7 might be transformed into a grouping of the world’s “like-minded democracies” for the purpose of checking China’s more assertive behavior.

The existing G7, of course, is an informal bloc of the seven most advanced industrialized countries. It was created in 1975 to allow its leaders to discuss and exchange ideas on a broad range of issues, including the global economy, security and energy…

The proposed renovation – first floated by the Atlantic Council back in 2008, and likely to be proposed in earnest by Johnson at this year’s G7 summit in June – would involve an expansion of the group’s membership and a refocusing of its efforts. The resulting institution, tentatively dubbed the D-10, would not be an alliance like NATO. Nor would it even be an informal strategic forum like the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad, a loose coalition involving Japan, Australia, India and the U.S. Rather, as currently envisioned, the D10 would essentially be an informal mechanism for the world’s 10 most important democracies – the G7 states plus India, Japan and South Korea – to cooperatively manage the rules-based international order and to address some of the challenges to that order posed by today’s China. (“The G7 and NATO won’t cut it: Why a new alliance is needed,” Andrew Latham, www.msn.com,, 4/12/21)

The feet and toes of iron mixed with miry clay could be viewed as forming in order to build Antichrist’s final world empire this side of the Second Advent. That governmental structure—whatever its constituency—will be wicked beyond anything mankind has experienced. Forced vaccines and all other overreaches will seem as nothing when the “man of sin” takes over the reins of the final form of the Babylonian system.

Jesus will be that “stone” that will bring that thoroughly beastly rulership down in thunderous collapse.

Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

— Terry


***Terry James Prophecy Power book for people of Pakistan***

Dear Rapture Ready family,

My book, Prophecy Power: Strength From God to Face Your Future, has been translated into the Urdu language (primary Pakistani language). This has been done by my long-time pastor friend in Pakistan. I gave his ministry the book absolutely free, to translate it so the people of that region can learn prophetic truth from God’s Word.

Prophecy Power, as many of you might know, is a book of thirteen lessons (chapters) in Bible prophecy yet future. It is something entirely unique to the sort of Bible-based books these folks have available to them.

I’m asking that, if the Lord leads you, to contribute whatever amount the Holy Spirit urges, to donate to the publication and distribution of this book. This will be an effort that will give all of God’s family a way to “store up heavenly treasure.”

The pastor, who has been a devoted Christian minister for many years in this perilous region for Christians, wants to distribute the book free to the people, as a witness and as a means of teaching God’s truth.

If you wish to be part of this effort, which I believe to be commissioned by our Lord, please make out the check, etc., to me, Terry James, and put in the bottom line Pakistan ministry, and send your contribution to the following address.

Terry James
Rapture Ready
P.O. Box 969
Benton, AR 72018

I will keep you updated about the results of this effort on behalf of our Lord’s work.

Thank you, and blessings.