… 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).
… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25)
… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)
… This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)
Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. These verses are several 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.
‘It Was So Emotional’: California Wildfire Victim Returns Home to Discover Dog Waiting Patiently at Barren Property
By Will Maule. December 11, 2018. Faithwire.
A victim of the devastating California wildfires experienced a bittersweet homecoming when returning to her decimated home a month after the inferno ripped through the town of Paradise. Despite Andrea Gaylord’s house being reduced to ashes, she was shocked to see her dog lying on the scorched ground, waiting patiently for her return.
Gaylord feared that Madison, an Anatolian shepherd mix, had perished in the flames after she was prevented from returning to her home after the brutal “Camp Fire” broke out. Strict evacuation orders were put in place for the safety of Paradise residents, and Andrea was left fretting at the thought of her precious pets languishing in the blaze. Stunningly, however, Madison remained unscathed and looked nonchalant as she laid down where the front porch used to stand.
Once the fire began to recede, Andrea took it upon herself to search for her beloved pup. She sought help from animal rescue volunteer, Shayla Sullivan, and began appealing for information. She managed to locate her other dog, Miguel, but there was no sign of Madison, apart from a few brief sightings.
“[I] knew [Madison] took his job seriously and wasn’t going to be an easy catch,” Sullivan explained to KXTV-TV, noting that she would leave fresh food and water on Gaylord’s property in the far-fetched hope that the canine would one day return.
Then, an entire month after the town had been evacuated, Gaylord headed home and immediately spotted her loyal companion.
“Imagine the loyalty of hanging in in the worst of circumstances and being here waiting,” Gaylord explained. “It was so emotional.” “You could never ask for a better animal,” she added. “You really couldn’t.”
Leahna Copsey is another Paradise resident who returned home to her dog Ella, keeping guard on the family’s land. “She was protecting it,” Copsey told Visalia Times-Delta. “She was protecting the only house left on the block.”
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