There used to be a little
newspaper put out, called "The Corner Gathering" that was made up of the
testimonies of others who knew God sent them here. One of those
testimonies is Bill Gothard's where he tells about
she had when a passenger in his airplane. She flew with him to a
number of his conventions in those days. In this particular flight
she noticed a ring of fire down below and exclaimed that this must be a
divinely protected area. Bill Gothard asked the pilot where that
area was, and he said... the north west corner of Arkansas.
This is exactly what the
Lord told me. I didn't see anything, I only heard these
words. "North west Arkansas is a divinely protected area."
At least three people have
written to me to say they have heard Bill Gothard tell of this incident at
one of his conventions.
That is why I am here,
and that is why so many people come to let me show them this divinely
protected island of survival. As a caution or disclaimer it needs to
be pointed out that there are many Bible passages that speak of divine
covering. But we have to understand them in context. That does
not mean no harm will come to any area within the Ozarks in Arkansas or
Missouri. Relatively speaking there will be less harm in a major
part of the Ozarks.
Even though all the testimony here is about (basically) a four county area
in the Arkansas Ozarks (Benton, Carroll, Madison, Washington county area),
I am sure that some parts of the Ozarks in Missouri are equally
protected. Any area within the Ozarks that is mountainous
and remote is probably a good choice. Preppers always warn us to
stay away from flat areas (tornado and flood prone) and towns of any size.
To me the most important point we can make her is to know where God
is sending you and then be obedient and move there. But
confirm that first by making visits to that area to see if He confirms
that in your spirit. If you feel attracted to more that one area,
visit them all and see which one God confirms for you. As I say
--probably too often-- the safest place on earth is in the center of God's
will for you. See my testimony on how
the Lord confirmed this area to me.
I am to live by my faith, I must do as Noah did and build an ark to
ride out the storm.
faith Noah . . . moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his
house” (Hebrews 11:7)
The ark that Noah built represents Jesus Christ — and there is no
other safe place on earth." (Quoted from David Wilkerson)
The Ozarks have lakes and rivers and lots of rain!
A cabin hidden in the woods
There hasn't been a forest fire or tornado here in the 30 years I have
Famous Bass tournaments held at several huge lakes here
A fawn in the woods
Divinely Protected "Safe" Areas Shown
Portions of Maine, Vermont,
Portions of West Virginia,
Kentucky, & Tennessee
Portions of Missouri &
See Map showing Safe Areas in west side of USA
Note the disclaimer found at this link
three quarters of Americans move every five years ... so chances are
pretty good that you could be relocating again. Obviously, moves are
often driven by major life transitions, like a new job, a marriage, or
retirement. And sometimes you don't really have much of a choice in your
But quite often, you do
have a choice. And that's important, because ...
One of the very best
things you can do to live and survive hard times is to move where the
likelihood of major events affecting you is minimized.
There are plenty of places
like that in the United States ... as long as you think critically and
evaluate your options using the right criteria.
The above map shows the
purported location of three of the five divinely protected areas in the
USA, North West Arkansas being one of them. The next map shows the
other two areas.
Here is the story behind
this map: A friend of mine gave me a copy of this map around 1990.
A friend of his says five prophetic men (who did not know each other and
had never met) where directed by the Holy Spirit to meet with each other
hotel in Chicago.
After they arrived and discerned who the others were, they rented a room
and began to discuss the things the Holy Spirit had directed them to share
with each other.
One of the things they
purportedly discussed was divinely protected areas where Christians
would go to not just survive when national disaster struck, but to save a
lot of lives and to
Christ to the refugees that would gather there at that time.
They turned to the page on
an Atlas map that shows the continental United States and each in turn
drew a circle around an area the Holy Spirit had shown them to be a
The map is like prophecy and
needs to be judged as such. In fact, it was generated by purportedly
prophetic brothers at the meeting in Chicago. Even if I had the
source, it would make no difference. It’s either supported by the
Holy Spirit, or it isn’t.
Keep in mind that this does
not mean there are not more divinely protected areas in the USA, or that
these circled areas are entirely accurate. I can only attest to the
one area I personally was shown, and that is the North West corner of
Arkansas, an area much smaller that the area shown on the above map.
The Holy Spirit called this divinely protected area "A Green Island of
It can be a matter of
semantics as to what terms we use to define these relatively safe areas.
Here are some terms I have heard: safe spots spotted across the globe.
Safe areas, locations, divinely protected areas, places of refuge, Goshen,
Arks, angel covering or covered, hidden from danger, etc. But the
most descriptive term of all is ... Green Island of Survival!
The Law Of
What I call the law of
uniformity applies to where safe places will be. Whether we are
talking a forest fire or a flood, the larger the area effected the
less uniform the damage will be, and the smaller the area the more
uniform the damage will be. The law of uniformity says some areas will
be far less affected than others. So there will be safer places within
Think of the size of the
world, then the size of the USA, then the size of the Ozark Plateau.
The Ozarks being the smallest, is till several thousand square miles of
land. Perspective! Trust! Peace IN Christ Jesus!
Being led of the Holy Spirit. We must ask the Lord where He wants
us to be, and then be obedient to go/be there. These are the factors
that make all the difference in the world.
Corrie ten Boom Prophecies over North West Arkansas
Here are some
prophecies over north west Arkansas that you will find interesting.
I (Ken) have known Julie Turner for around 25 years, and my testimony
is also in her Corner Gathering newspaper. I also knew Joseph
Heath. He interviewed me and wrote an article on my testimony,
and he published a number of my articles around 20 years ago.
The Lord told me to move to north west Arkansas in 1983 (from
Illinois), and I finally made the move in 85. But I had made
several trips here before that time and met a man who told me about
Corrie ten Boom, etc. There are several versions of the Corrie
ten Boom vision (that have become ledgend) out there, so as a
disclaimer let me say that the account I was told was told to me
face-to-face by the man who was a ghost writer for Corrie.
He told me he was present with Corrie when she had this vision.
Yet, just to be cautious and fair, the lady who was Corrie's care take
for the last 7 years of her life said Corrie never was in Arkansas.
EXCERPT FROM AN 18 PAGE REPORT SHOWING MAPS AND ANALYSIS OF WHAT
DOUGLAS NELSON DECIDED WHERE THE SAFEST PLACE IN THE UNITED STATES IS
SEE THE WHOLE 18 PAGE REPORT WITH ITS MAPS HERE
To see the full 18 page report please ask for it
The Ozark Plateau
The Ozarks and its primary
Elevation map of the Ozarks.
IMPORTANT PREPER INFORMATION FOR YOU TO STUDY
http://www.ozarkmountains.org/ See the slide show
here. Great pictures, elk, rivers, fishing, mountains
The Effects of Land use on the
Ozark Plateaus Aquifer System
Figure 1: Area Extent of Ozark Plateau
Aquifer System. Photograph taken from USGS with permission
BEST PLACES TO DRILL FOR A
WATER WELL IN THE OZARKS
Where to Research
A lot can be determined by some good old-fashioned research. There’s
actually a fair amount of information about groundwater available
online. The first source to try is the
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
groundwater map can be seen at:
They publish quite a bit of data
about groundwater, including a groundwater atlas of the country which
shows all the aquifers. There also are a number of
can be useful.
The USGS also has a network of several thousand test wells that they
monitor on a constant basis. These wells provide data on water table
levels and aquifer levels. They can provide you with information about
what the exact water level is at the time of drilling and whether it is
In addition to federal information, many states also have information
about groundwater availability. What exact information is available will
depend on the state you live in. But many states require a permit for
well drilling, which means they have a database of all wells, their
depths, the water quality and the amount of water flow they produce.
This information can be useful in determining what the average depth is
in your area. Simply look for several wells that are nearby.
One way this data may be presented is a “water availability map”
which shows how much groundwater availability there is for any one area,
as well as the depth of that water. This is the type of information that
a hydrologist would use in creating a study of your land.
Of course, well drilling contractors have a pretty good idea about
the water conditions in your area, where water can be found, the
underground geology, and how deep of a well you’ll need to reach good
water. While they would rather drill the well for you, most will act as
consultants for a fee.
There is an incredible amount of controversy over the subject of
dowsing, often referred to in the negative sense as water witching.
This ancient practice is seen by many to be just to the left of
witchcraft. But the practice has been in use for hundreds, if not
thousands, of years.
Water dousers use a
forked stick, a pair of bent wires, or a plumb bob to find where to
drill a well. When using the forked stick, the stick bends towards the
ground when they pass over water. With the wires, the wires cross. So
there is a clear indication of where water can be found.
The idea has been
studied scientifically, with surprising results. A lot depends on how
the actual test was conducted. In tests where they are expected to find
water in underground pipes, water dousers are unsuccessful. But when
they are asked to find naturally-occurring water in the ground, their
success rate is much too high to be
There is a
nationwide organization of water dowsers, called the
American Society of
Dowsers (ASD). The society has more than 4,200 members and may be
the best source for finding a dowser in your area.
The Ozark Plateaus
OZARK PLATEAUS: 30,000 TO 50,000 SQ. MI.
THE OZARKS THOUGH TO
BE AN IDEAL "SAFE HAVEN"
"The Missouri, Arkansas,
Oklahoma Ozark Mountains is the highest rated relocation area between
the Appalachians and the Rockies. If you are seeing the need to relocate
to a safer area, I would encourage you to consider the Ozarks for
the following reasons: hills and mountains, many rivers, abundant
forests and wildlife, am ideal elevations, moderate 4 season climate,
variety of crop/livestock options, low cost real estate, and a remote
location with friendly people.
North American Guide To Safe Places"
tell Alex Jones about the safest places in America,
some of the very places shown on my map showing five "safe places".
Go into the program
exactly 19:10 minutes to hear him show you in his book where these safe
areas are, and expound on why the Ozarks are the safest, most ideal of
His book can be purchased
Joel Skousen is a
political scientist, by training, specializing in the philosophy of law
and Constitutional theory, and is also a designer of high security
residences and retreats. He has designed Self-sufficient and High
Security homes throughout North America, and has consulted in Central
America as well. His latest book in this field is Strategic
Relocation--North American Guide to Safe Places, and is active in
consulting with persons who need to relocate for security and increased
self-sufficiency. He also assists people who need to live near a large
city to develop contingency retreat plans involving rural farm or
What would happen to you if a major crisis strikes?
What if WalMart and
your bank and gas station had to close for a month or even for
What if an economic
crisis threatens your pensions, investments and all of your other
sources of income?
Do you have an
evacuation plan in case there is massive social unrest erupts or a
What if the
roads/highways to your evacuation are are blocked? Have you
researched some alternate routs?
What if there is a
major terrorist attack on a U.S. city with chemical, biological or
nuclear weapons? Are you prepared for that?
North American Guide to Safe Places is an in-depth analysis you need
to plan ahead and select the safest areas for you and your loved
ones to live. The 3rd Edition features a complete, newly added
section on foreign relocation possibilities plus individual analysis
on every state and province in North America. The new color maps
show military base locations, city population densities, terrain
satellite images, private/public land availability, and much more.
This book will help you look ahead for potential threats that most
other people fail to see or choose to ignore. It contains a complete
discussion of the strategies and relocation contingencies that will
help you avoid or mitigate each of the major modern threats, from
natural disasters to economic collapse to nuclear war.
The Ozark mountains are in fact hills and wouldn't make a noticeable
bump on the mountains of
Afghanistan, or the Rock Mountains. The elevation of the Ozark
mountains is around 1,000 to 2,000 feet, well above flooding levels, but
a four wheeler can drive to the top of most of them. And being in
a southern state we have very little snow, and what we do get will melt
the next day. So from the
perspective of being defensible physically, as those great mountain
ranges are, that is a little far fetched. Physically no!
EDITORS NOTE: There are many maps that show many
variations on the theme of
Futurist flooded areas on the North American continent. Quite
frankly I am very skeptical of all of them. But since this is
believed or anticipated as a possibility by so many, it seemed helpful
to offer these maps.
This map shows the Ozarks as an island surrounded by water.
The 1998-2012 date is now past,
and the shape of the "island" does not match
of Ozark Plateau.
This map shows a different flooding pattern, but these
Futurist flooded areas
maps do vary a lot
There is said to be more than 1,000 caves in northern Arkansas.
Ask if we have a property with a usable cave on it for sale.
The water level is going
down due to overuse in some high population areas, so it is advisable to
buy land in low and/or stable population areas where a lot of population
growth is not expected. We would advise you to call a well
drilling company in the area you are interested in to see where they
have found the best wells.
Green Island of Survival...
May Possibly, at least for a time, once again, be a Literal Island
WIKIPEDIA DESCRIPTION OF
THE OZARK MOUNTAINS
The Ozarks, also referred
to as the Ozark Mountains, Ozarks Mountain Country, and the Ozark
Plateau, is a physiographic and geologic highland region of the central
United States; primarily located in Arkansas and Missouri. The Ozarks
cover a significant portion of southern Missouri extending as far
northeast as the southwestern suburbs of St. Louis. In Arkansas, a large
portion is contained within the northwestern and north central region.
Much smaller pieces of the Ozarks extend westward into northeastern
Oklahoma and extreme southeastern Kansas.
The Shawnee Hills of
southwest Illinois, which lie near the eastern edge of this region, are
commonly called the "Illinois Ozarks" but are generally not considered
part of the true Ozarks.
Although referred to as
the Ozark Mountains, the region is actually a high and deeply dissected
plateau. Geologically, the area is a broad dome around the Saint
Francois Mountains. The Ozark Highlands area, covering nearly 47,000
square miles (122,000 km2), is by far the most extensive mountainous
region between the Appalachians and the Rocky Mountains. Together, the
Ozarks and Ouachita Mountains form an area known as the U.S. Interior
Highlands, and are sometimes referred to collectively. For example, the
ecoregion called Ozark Mountain Forests includes the Ouachita Mountains,
although the Arkansas River Valley and the Ouachitas, both south of the
Boston Mountains, are not usually considered part of the Ozarks.
The Boston Mountains
contain the highest elevations of the Ozarks with peaks over 2,500 feet
(760 m)s and form the greatest relief of any formation between the
Appalachian and Rocky Mountains. The Boston Mountains portion of the
Ozarks extends north of the Arkansas River Valley 20 to 35 miles (32 to
56 km) and is approximately 200 miles (320 km) and are bordered by
the Springfield and Salem Plateau to the north of the White River.
Summits can reach elevations of just over 2,560 feet (780 m) with
valleys 500 to 1,550 feet (472 m) deep (150 m to 450 m). Turner Ward
Knob is the highest named peak. Located in western Newton County,
Arkansas, its elevation is 2,463 feet (751 m). Nearby, five unnamed
peaks have elevations at or slightly above 2,560 feet (780 m). Drainage
is primarily to the White River, with the exception of the Illinois
River. Many Ozark waterways have their headwaters in the uplands of the
Boston formation, including the Buffalo, King’s, Mulberry, Little Red
and White rivers.
Topography is mostly
gently rolling in the Springfield and Salem Plateaus, where the Saint
Francois Mountains are more rugged. The Springfield formation's surface
is primarily Mississippian limestone and chert, where the Salem Plateau
is older Ordovician dolostones, limestones, and sandstones. Both are
rife with karst topography and form long, flat plains. The formations
are separated by steep escarpments that dramatically interrupt the
rolling hills. Although much of the Springfield Plateau has been denuded
of the surface layers of the Boston Mountains, large remnants of these
younger layers are present throughout the southern end of the formation,
possibly suggesting a peneplain process. The Springfield Plateau drains
through wide, mature streams ultimately feeding the White River.
THE OZARKS A GREAT
PLACE FOR SURVIVAL AGRICULTURE
The Ozarks are far
enough south in the continental USA to allow for two growing
seasons and very mild winters. In Arkansas there are many
apple orchards and grape vineyards, green bean and Spinach fields
and canneries to process them. We have already gone on at
length about all the rain, all the springs and creeks that provide
more that adequate water to grow these crops.
I advocate an agrarian,
off the grid, self sustaining life style that has worked successfully
for 6000 years of human history.
LAND, WITH WATER AND
FOOD PRODUCTION ON IT WILL BECOME THE DECIDING FACTOR
Water may become more
valuable than gold some day. By divine providence (?) 2.5 Billion Gallons of water
surge from the earth daily in this Ozark aquifer system. We have a lot
of rain and many large lakes and rivers and springs. We've' got
When WalMart closes, when the gas station closes, and when your bank
closes... folk you had better be in a safe place where you can living
off-the-grid and be self sufficient enough to make it long term. These
are real possibilities we should be preparing for. Live where you can provide both for your family
and those God may send to you. Think of prepping as adopting an
agrarian life style --homesteading-- that has worked for 6,000 years
rather than as running in fear hoping to survive.
JOHN L. CASEY
GOING INTO A MINI ICE AGE"
For years scientists and government
officials have told us the earth is warming, and the mainstream media
has fallen in line, castigating and even laughing at anyone who suggests
But there's a growing body of thought
that the general wisdom is not only wrong, but embarrassingly so – and
that the earth is getting colder.
In fact, one prominent scientist says
Earth is on the front edge of a 30-year cold trend that could have a
major impact on our food supply and survival,
making summers cooler and winters almost unbearable.
His name is John L. Casey. His
new book, "Dark Winter: How The Sun Is Causing A 30-Year Cold Spell,”
flips everything you've heard about global warming on its head.
A former NASA consultant and White
House advisor, Casey tells us:
How 30 years of colder weather could
devastate America's crops.
Why weather patterns from 200 years
ago can help predict weather for the coming decades.
Whether he believes we're on the
verge of a small ice age.
How the 1645 freezing of the London
Thames River could give us hints of what is to come.
Why severe earthquakes and volcanoes
could follow the cold trend.
This could be just one more good
reason to move to the Ozarks where the winters and summers are mild and
the growing season is long. I have sensed in my spirit that there
were more reasons than the ones discussed on this page why God moved me
here in 1985, and this could be one of them.
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