Prophetic History Of Ozark Mountains being a
safe place

The Ozarks (also referred to as Ozarks Mountain Country, and the Ozark Plateau) are a physiographic and geologic highland region of the central United States. It covers much of the southern half of Missouri and an extensive portion of northwestern and north central Arkansas. The region also extends westward into northeastern Oklahoma and extreme southeastern Kansas.



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Of Ozark Mountains being a safe place

I felt inspired to write this prophetic overview of all the Lord has shown me since 1974 as a lead-in to this article on the Ozarks as a safe haven in these prophetic end-times. I think you will find it an important read.






  • In 1983 the Lord told me (in a soy bean field in Illinois where I went to pray) to move here, and in 1984 when I drove into this area for the first time He told me I was entering into "A Green Island of Survival." I met the ghost writer for one of Corrie ten Booms books in Green Forest (Cliff Dudley, founder of New Leaf Publishing, now deceased), and he told me about her vision experience she had while touring the Passion Play grounds. When she saw angles on the full circumference of the horizon, all the way around. in ranks five deep (i.e., rows front to back. This would match how Israel went into battle), swords drawn, she exclaimed, "My, my.... this is a divinely protected place."  I have never been able to confirm that experience, but here is one that has been validated many times over.

  • 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 Corrie's vision 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.

  • I know the author of The Corner Gathering and have met a number of the people whom she quoted, and I have had many other confirmations.....

  •  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.

  • The Ozarks are called a mountain range, but keep in mind that the average elevation is from 1,000 to 2,000 feet above sea level.  The biggest mountain in the Ozarks wouldn't make an noticeable bump in the Rocky Mountains or the Alps.  But the Ozarks have huge advantages over those grand mountain ranges.  Being in the south there is very little snow and it usually melts the next day.  There are no noticeable earth quakes, no tornadoes or hurricanes, no forest fires, no flooding except in low areas, long growing season, and lots of rain.  I grew up in Colorado and visited the Rockies a lot, but I would pick the Ozarks over the Rockies any day as the ideal place to live

  • Go to this website to see dozens of pictures of the beautiful Ozarks besides these.


                                          The Ozarks have lakes and rivers and lots of rain!                                           A cabin hidden in the woods


                    Beaver Lake                                    There hasn't been a forest fire or tornado here in the 30 years I have lived here


                                 Famous Bass tournaments held at several huge lakes here                                              A fawn in the woods

  • Look at this map of the USA again and notice the orange spot that signifies the Ozarks.  Then notice how far away the gulf coast and pacific and atlantic costs and the Canadian boarder are.  They are hundreds of miles away, isolating the Ozarks from any purported invasion of any sort that some predict.  This gives the Ozarks a huge advantage over all the other safe areas... in my estimation.  (The orange spots show three different plateaus in the USA.)

  • If you feel led to move to the Ozarks (or anyplace else), be sure you know the specific area God is calling you to, and the specific people you are to go into community with.  There are several kinds of communities, but whichever one you feel led to, be sure you are also led to the people.

  • May the Lord open your eyes to see His safe place for you. "Then Elisha prayed and said, "O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see " And the LORD opened the servant's eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha."  ~2 Kings 6:17

  • One more point that rounds out this testimony. In 1974 the Lord told me that my life's commission was to prepare His people for a coming total crash of the economy and society.  No one believed me in 74, 84, or 94.  Just a few did in 2004, but now they do ... in large numbers.

  • All of these testimonials were greatly abbreviated so as to make the poignant point. If you want to read the full version, see it here.  We are very blessed to be in a divinely protected place that was prepared for such a time as this.  Of course there are other safe places around the world. I am just saying that this is the one I was sent to and was give all this confirmation for.

  • In 1986 while living on a blueberry farm, the Lord gave me the name and logo for my ministry. ArkHaven (in reference to Noah's Ark and the Ark of the covenant) is God's place of provision, protection, and promise.

  • In 1999 the Holy Spirit told me that Y2K was going to be a non-event,
    but it would blind or inoculate people from the REAL event to prepare for. 

  • In eschatological terms, the times leading into the Tribulation period (from 1948 when Israel became a nation until the first day of the Tribulation period).  The time is short to adequately prepare for that day, physically, mentally, and especially spiritually. By preparation I refer to a self sufficient community of like minded Christians adopting an agrarian lifestyle that has proven itself to work the best of all lifestyles over the past 6,000 years. And since I am an Acts model (the whole book) Christian, I wish to go into community with other Acts model Christians.

  • As the old Hebrew saying goes, "I would rather be one year too early than 10 minutes too late" in moving where God told me to go.


    Divinely protected safe areas in Ozark Mountains


    Divinely Protected "Safe" Areas Shown in:

    Portions of Maine, Vermont, and Quebec

    Portions of West Virginia, Kentucky, & Tennessee

    Portions of Missouri & Arkansas

    See Map showing Safe Areas in west side of USA

    Note the disclaimer found at this link


    Statistically, nearly 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 destination.

    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 at a 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 minister 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 protected area. 

    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 Survival."

    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 Uniformity

    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 safe places.

    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.



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    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.


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    Divinely protected safe areas in Ozark Mountains



    The Ozark Plateau




    The Ozarks and its primary physiographic regions.



    Elevation Map

    Elevation map of the Ozarks.


    Divinely protected safe areas in Ozark Mountains





    http://www.ozarkmountains.org/  See the slide show here.  Great pictures, elk, rivers, fishing, mountains

    Divinely protected safe areas in Ozark Mountains



    Ozark Plateaus Aquifer System

    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



    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).

    Their Arkansas groundwater map can be seen at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ha/730f/report.pdf 

    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 maps that 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 dropping.

    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.

    Water Dowsing?

    There is an incredible amount of controversy over the subject of water 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 mere coincidence.

    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.

       COPIED FROM:  http://www.offthegridnews.com/how-to-2/how-to-find-the-best-place-to-dig-your-own-well/




    The Ozark Plateaus

    OZARK PLATEAUS: 30,000 TO 50,000 SQ. MI.




    "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.


    Read Joel Skousen's Book

    "Strategic Relocation: North American Guide To Safe Places"


    Hear Joel Skousen 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 them all.

    His book can be purchased HERE.

    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 recreation property.

    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 years?

    • 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 natural disaster?

    • 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?

    Strategic Relocation: 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!  Divinely yes!

    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 the shape 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.


    The Green Island of Survival...
    May Possibly, at least for a time, once again, be a Literal Island



    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)[19] 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.[20]

    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.

    (Source: https://pediaview.com/openpedia/Ozarks and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozarks and http://www.bing.com/knows/search?q=ozarks&mkt=zh-cn)



    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.



    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 water!

    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. 


    Divinely protected safe areas in Ozark Mountains



    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 otherwise.

    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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