Blog note: And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11). Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. This verse from Luke is one of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor pains that occur in greater severity, frequency, size and duration prior to giving birth. End of note.
Here’s What Smoke From the Deadly California Wildfires Looks Like From Space
Mahita Gajanan. Time•November 13, 2018
As a wildfire tearing through Northern California killed 42 people, becoming the deadliest recorded in state history, images captured from space showed thick plumes of smoke rising above California.
Wildfires, including the Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey Fire in Southern California, have destroyed populated areas of the state in the last week. The overall death toll has risen to 44 people.
A satellite image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows portions of California covered in smoke, as of Monday.
The Camp Fire in Northern California rapidly spread across 117,000 acres by Monday, and was about 30% contained. It devastated the entire town of Paradise, burning down more than 7,100 structures. Further south, the Woolsey wildfire spread over 93,000 acres in an area northwest of Los Angeles, prompting the evacuation of the entire city of Malibu.
Smoke from the wildfires has obscured skies from Southern California up through parts of Northern California. Air quality alerts have been issued for about a dozen cities, including San Francisco, Napa and Chico.
Categories: Extreme Wildfires Update