WHERE PRESSURE BUILDS

WHERE PRESSURE BUILDS
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

"A supervolcano is a large volcano that has had an eruption of a magnitude 8, which is the largest value on the Volcanic Explosivity Index. The means the volume of deposits for that eruption is greater than 1,000 cubic kilometers (240 cubic miles).
Supervolcanoes occur when magma in the mantle rises into the crust but is unable to break through it and pressure builds in a large and growing magma pool until the crust is unable to contain the pressure."
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Of 20 known supervolcanoes on earth;
One is, oddly, situated in Yellowstone National Park which is spread out between the states of Wyoming (96%), Montana (3%), and Idaho (1%).
The park plays host to a land span of 3,468.4 square miles.
Yellowstone is known for its beauty, wildlife, and unusual variety of geothermal features;
Old Faithful being the most familiar.
Let the reader give thought to the facts recorded:
-In 2015, there were 4.1 million visits made to Yellowstone National Park.
-Revenue soared to 493.6 million in one year by communities surrounding and profiting through tourism.
-7,737 jobs were sustained vocationally with a benefit to the local economy of a staggering $638.6 million.
Impressive statistics for a "hillbilly" status comprised of midwestern states.  
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I'm not an alarmist but I do appreciate updates and educational fodder.
The reader may find this also of interest in most recent news:
"Hidden Falls is a region of northwestern Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park that includes a large rocky outcrop used (in part) by climbers and guides who train for the dangerous ascent up Grand Teton Mountain.
Grand Teton National Park is directly south of, and connected to, Yellowstone National Park. On 10 July 2018, the Jackson Hole News and Guide reported that mountain guides had noticed new and growing cracks in the area:
'Yesterday, Exum guides noticed cracks in the rocks,' Teton Park spokeswoman Denise Germann said. 'They communicated that to rangers this morning, and when they went to investigate they realized it had actually gotten bigger and expanded.'
The crack is about 100 feet long, she said, and runs horizontally along a rock wall that's at least 100 feet tall.
As a result of this discovery, rangers temporarily closed Hidden Falls and a neighboring area, citing safety concerns 'that a fissuring rock wall could tumble down onto onlookers.'
'The whole area is prone to geological activity,' Germann said, 'but this was a very notable difference.' Park officials are searching for a National Park Service expert they can ship in to assess the risk of the potentially unstable rock wall."
Amongst a great many other growing concerns in the area.
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When pressure builds,
Where pressure builds,
We sit up and take notice.

Concerns are realized and studied with a more earnest readiness,
And facts draw us into new and potential realizations.
We become wiser, more alert, and more prepared.
Hmmm ...
A supervolcano eruption cannot be controlled, timed, or defused.
She commands a stern respect and, as a result of recent volcanic activity occurring around the globe, Yellowstone's recent "crack" is being taken extremely serious.
I think it's a lot like the return of Christ:
The "cracks" are becoming more visible in all arenas of society and the "early signs" are eerily expressive and suggestive of something "supersized" coming around the bend.
Indeed, the consummation of cataclysmic events combined with the fractured superstructure of governmental powers serves to remind us of the preparatory warnings given us in the Scripture a very long time ago.
Everything God says in His word is going to happen in this world.
Open it up and read it.
Know it.
Depend on it.
Plan your life around and according to God's word.
It can be trusted.
Christ is going to return and, in the meantime, ample signs and warnings are going to continue their course and hasten in His soon and promised coming.
Share the Gospel.
Be about Kingdom business.
Take care of eternal matters and begin with your own soul.
Godspeed on your journey.
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"But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up."
2 Peter 3:10
"But the end of all things is at hand; be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer."
1 Peter 4:7