On August 22, 1965, Brother Branham admonished the United States, and then he spoke of a piece of land 1500 miles long and 300 to 400 miles wide sinking.
“'Blind Pharisees,' Jesus said. [Matthew 23] As Jesus cried, 'Blind Pharisees,' the Holy Spirit in my own heart tonight cries, ‘Blind Laodicea, how oft God would’ve give you a revival, but now your time has come.' It’s too late now. 'How did you laugh and make fun of the people that God sent to you? But now your time has come.'
"'Oh, United States, United States, how that God would’ve hovered you as a hen does its brood, but you would not.’ Now, this voice is going from coast to coast, from north to south and east to west. 'How God would’ve hovered you, but you would not. Now, your time has come.'
”Nations are breaking. The world is falling apart. Fifteen hundred mile chunk of it, three or four hundred miles wide, will sink hundred---or maybe forty miles down into that great fault out yonder one of these days, and waves will shoot plumb out to the state of Kentucky. And when it does, it’ll shake the world so hard that everything on top of it will shake down. Oh, hide me in the Rock of Ages.”
 As when Jesus said in Matthew 23:37, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!”