By Rick Watkins, 2007
Prophetic Word for Bend/Three Sisters
Last year I saw this vision during my prayer time. For a while I wasn’t led to report this and merely recorded it in my daily journal, but the unction to share the warning now is very strong. About 1 month ago Holy Spirit led me to an article by Bobby Conner about a vision he had telling of coming volcanic activity near Bend, Oregon. I found his testimony of nearly 2 years ago archived in my journal. His vision was then quickened to what I saw so that the individual parts aligned and connected in a most inspired and revealing way, as you’ll see. Though I don’t personally know Bobby, I’m grateful for his faithful contribution to this revelation. (Link to Bobby's post: It's Coming Down The Track And Around The Bend)
THE VISION. In the first scene I was standing in a vacated town with empty streets and looking up at the side of a nearby volcanic mountain. In the background I could hear voices as on a news station. I ‘knew’ the town had been warned of a pending eruption and the voices on the news were talking about how some people had chosen “to stay until the last minute” and refused to leave. The news story was about those who stayed behind to “pay wages.” I saw no one on the street in front of me, but I ’knew’ people were still inside the shops, or up on the mountainside. I felt that the town had tourist business activity. I gathered that the volcano was near a populated area and located in the great Northwest somewhere.
In the second scene I was focused on the cone-shaped mountain towering above the town when it began to shake. It shook so violently that I could visibly see the shaking begin at a mid-point halfway up the slope, and then it intensified and the entire mountain began to tremble. I was not shown the very top of the mountain. The slopes of the mountain were covered with evergreen trees. Whether trees exist on the slopes both ‘in the spirit’ and ‘in the world’, I do not know. There was no snow on the lower slopes of the mountain in my view. I caution that the details I was given may represent deeper meanings than what ‘meets the eye’ in the physical world.
Suddenly a massive chunk exploded out of the side of the mountain from about halfway up and shot through the air. It blasted out from the same center section where the shaking first began. The chunk flew through the air over my right shoulder and zipped past me like a meteor. Behind this explosion I saw a bright burst of red-hot lava streak through the air. A huge gaping hole was left, and the whole center section of the volcano continued to shake and rise violently revealing an overflowing flood of rising magma. For a moment I could see directly inside the resulting giant cavity left in the side of the mountain and watched as the magma flowed out above the town. It was evident that if people were still on the slopes it would have been like standing at ground-zero of a bomb blast. There was no indication that the top of the mountain blew.
Quickened revelation. Recently I was led back to Bobby Conner’s post archived in my daily journal. Then Holy Spirit quickened this Word to me; “...I will quicken My personal Word to you through any and all of life, no matter who or what. Keep your eyes on Me and I will quicken and bring to life My Word to you...” I Cor. 13:9- 13, “For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. And now abide FAITH, HOPE, CHARITY these three; but the greatest of these is CHARITY.” (My emphasis.) This verse turned out to be a great insight!
At this point let’s take a look at Bobby Conner’s vision: The title of his article is called “It’s Coming Down The Track And Around The BEND.” (My emphasis.) Now I’m going to quote the parts more directly quickened to my part of this revelation. Bobby says, “I was then told that the coming volcanic activity near Bend, Oregon would announce the beginning of one of the greatest healing revivals in history. This healing revival will start around Hamilton, Ontario, and then blaze across Canada to Vancouver. From there it will turn down the Northwest Coast of the U.S. and cross the Pacific to the Far East.”
“I was then told to spell locomotive ’local-motive’. The Lord said that this local area in the Northwest was a seedbed of the healing anointing that was upon John G. Lake. The sign of the volcanic activity around Bend, Oregon, is that the Lord is turning up the heat, but it will bring about a refining and purifying of His people so He can release healing in the earth in an unprecedented way.”
“The voice that was speaking then said to me, “Have you ever seen anything like this?” I looked and saw the very top of a mountain, which was covered with pure white snow. (Remember that I did not see the top of the mountain in my vision, and Bobby is seeing yet another part.) I was carried to the rim so that I could look over into the large open top of the mountain. It was filled with beautiful clear boiling water. I knew that this was the Word of God.”
When this testimony was quickened to me it helped me find the physical location of the volcano and to see deeper meanings. Bobby saw his volcano near Bend, Oregon, and that is why I highlighted references like “Around the Bend.” I also noticed some other phrases used in his testimony that connected with the eruption I saw. Notice the sentences I highlighted in yellow in his article. Phrases like, “clear boiling water,” and “looked like dust and steam,” and “a loud sound,” and “through the dust and ashes,” and “after the heat and pressure that are coming.” These are all phrases applicable to a volcanic eruption. Also notice, “the coming volcanic activity near Bend, Oregon,” and “turning up the heat,” and “clear boiling water,” and “a great cloud of dust and steam,” and “of fire coming,” and “mixed with dust,” and “the dust which is mixed in with the steam at first,” and “a loud sound,” and “a great disturbance,” and more.
Other insights. Next I began to research existing volcanoes in the Bend, Oregon area, based on these leadings. To my surprise, there were more than a few. On the Internet, I felt led to focus my search on the USGS report titled “DESCRIPTION: Three Sisters Volcanoes, Oregon.” I saw the subtitle, “”Faith”, “Hope”, and “Charity.”” Now remember the verse I quoted earlier from I Cor. 13:9- 13. I highlighted the word “CHARITY” in that verse. To my astonishment, as I began to read about these volcanoes I discovered that their original name said to be given in the early 1800s, is FAITH, HOPE, and CHARITY! Now notice what the scripture said above about which one is the greatest. I found it interesting that the volcanoes were each named beginning from the north. Mt. Faith was the northern most, then Mt. Hope, and the southern most was called Mt. Charity! And Mt. Charity is also the tallest and measures 10,358 feet high, over 200 feet greater than the other two! Only South Sister, Mt. Charity has had eruptions in recent history. Now remember that Bobby said “I was carried to the rim so that I could look over into the large open top of the mountain. It was filled with beautiful, clear boiling water.” The South Sister volcano, Mt. Charity, also has a fresh water crater lake inside the cone!
Next I found an article titled “Suspected Volcano Forming In Oregon.” This shows how geologists recently recorded a swarm of 350 small quakes only 3 miles south of the South Sister volcano. They speculate that an underground lake of molten lava is forming and causing a bulge in the ground that was detected by satellite. I quote, “The US Geological Survey (USGS) says that a bulge in the Earth’s crust, covering an area of around 100 square miles, seems to be getting bigger, suggesting that a large quantity of magma is on the move.” (This article was published by Lucy Sherriff of The Register, Oregon, Thursday, Sept. 8th, 2005.)
I also found a USGS article titled “Ground Uplift Near South Sister Volcano.” This report includes a color graphic of a radar interferogram again showing the giant size of the area effected by this magma bulge. The ground uplift was measured by satellite to be about 4 inches over 4 years. This recorded evidence helps me see just how immanently urgent these vision/revelations are. Now we can begin to see that something BIG is happening right now under the ‘greatest of these’ volcanoes, Mt. Charity, the South Sister Volcano, near Bend, Oregon. In the last article above there is a subsection called “Volcanic Background.” I quote the opening line, “Three Sisters is one of three potentially active volcanic centers that lie close to resort areas in Central Oregon.” And that is what was also quickened to me. Please post any further insight, interpretation, or confirmation you may receive as the Lord leads you.
Rick Watkins, 2007