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.
770+ wounded, hundreds of houses damaged as quake hits southwest China (VIDEOS)
Published time: 3 Jan, 2019 15:33 Edited time: 4 Jan, 2019 11:50
Hundreds of people were injured as a 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck China’s southwest Sichuan Province early on Thursday. CCTV cameras caught shaking buildings and scared people rushing outside.
Gong County in Sichuan’s Yibin City was shaken at 08:48 Beijing time (01:48 GMT), the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said. The epicenter of the quake was located at the depth of 15 km, it added.
Local new outlets posted videos from CCTV cameras online, showing panicking people fleeing their homes, the shaking buildings, with bricks falling from them, and the damage done by the tremor.
Official say that at least 774 people received injuries and 691 homes were damaged as a result. The classes in schools were cancelled, with students evacuated to safety. Rescuers have been working on site, with authorities sending warm clothes, food and medical supplies to Gong County.
Luckily, despite multiple injuries there were no fatalities in the disaster, Xinhua news agency reported. Power supply and communication lines were also unaffected.
Yet, there were more than 40 aftershocks of 3.0 magnitude in the affected area since the initial quake.
In May 2008, Sichuan suffered one of the deadliest earthquakes in human history. More than 87,000 people were killed and almost 375,000 others wounded as the mountainous province was hit by an 8.0 magnitude quake, which caused a fault of over 240 kilometers in length.
Categories: Earthquakes update