Blog note. Jesus indicated that ‘fearful sights’ (various natural disasters) would occur leading up to the time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation (a combined seven year period of great destruction on earth). Although these types of things have occurred in the past for centuries and thousands of years, they could be identified as the ‘season of the times’ due to the ferociousness of these events. They would be occurring in greater intensity, severity, frequency, size, duration, scope … just like the pains that a women experiences in labor the farther along she is in the labor process. We are in the ‘season of the times’ that comes just before the seven (7) year Tribulation/Great Tribulation period
… 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.
Strong eruption at Sheveluch volcano, ash to 11 km (36 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia
Posted by TW on December 30, 2018. Watchers.news.
A strong explosion took place at Sheveluch, one of the biggest volcanic structures in Kamchatka, Russia, late December 29 (UTC), 2018, forcing authorities to temporarily raise the Aviation Color Code to Red.
According to video data, explosions sent ash up to 10 km (33 000 feet) above sea level and two ash plumes began to move to the NE and WSW, KVERT said 01:32 UTC today, raising the Aviation Color Code to Red.
Satellite data by KVERT showed ash plume on the height 10 – 11 km (36 000 feet) a.s.l. drift for 35 km (21.7 miles) to the north-east from the volcano, and ash plume on the height about 6 – 7 km (3.7 – 4.3 mileS) a.s.l. continues to move about 244 km (151 miles) to the WSW.
A moderate gas-steam activity of the volcano continues, the observatory said, adding that ash explosions up to 10 – 15 km (32 800 – 49 200 feet) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft, it warned.
The Aviation Color Code was lowered back to Orange at 06:14 UTC.
The eruption produced a small pyroclastic flow, which spread in the SE direction up to a distance of 5 km (3.1 km).
Ash began falling in the village of Keys at about 14:30 local time today and lasted for about one hour, Head of the Kamchatka Volcano Station, Yu. Demyanchuk reported. Demyanchuk estimated that no more than 100 grams of ash fell per square meter, adding that accurate data will be reported after analysis.