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.
TENERIFE EARTHQUAKE: Atlantic smashed by 4.2 magnitude quake near La Palma volcano
AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 4.2 magnitude in the Atlantic between Tenerife and Gran Canaria in the early hours of today.
By RITA SOBOT PUBLISHED: 09:54, Fri, Jan 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 15:33, Fri, Jan 18, 2019
Residents and tourists took to the social network after feeling tremors just after 6.30am. “Has there been an earthquake on Tenerife? What a scare!” said one man. “Earthquake in the centre of Tenerife!” said another.
The National Geographic Institute confirmed the earthquake occurred at 06.36am at a depth of five kilometres and added that a seismic movement of magnitude 1.9 on the Richter scale was registered in the same place a minute earlier.
After the first one, the Emergency and Security Coordinating Centre of the Canary Government, 20 calls were received from people living in the Tenerife municipalities of La Matanza, Tacoronte, La Laguna, Güímar, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Candelaria, Fasnia, Arico and Granadilla, all of which are in the north of the island and not the main tourist zones.
Two other seismic movements were also recorded, one of them at 02.23am and of magnitude 1.7, and another at 03.07 and of magnitude 1.9.
The Canary volcanology institute, Involcan says earthquakes of this magnitude have been recorded in the recent past between Tenerife and Gran Canaria such as the one measuring 5.2 on May 9, 1989; therefore, “it is normal that they register now and in the future”.
They posted this morning: “All the stations of the Canary Seismic Network (C7) located in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Palma, El Hierro and Lanzarote have registered the magnitude 4.4 earthquake, which occurred between Tenerife and Gran Canaria, at 06:36:51 today.
Friday January 18, 2019 that has been widely felt in Tenerife and in some locations of Gran Canaria. The seismic focus or depth of the earthquake is five kilometres.”
“The location and magnitude data have been obtained automatically through the SeisComp of the Canary Seismic Network.
A manual review of the location and magnitude will be carried out shortly.
The tectonic activity related to the fault between Tenerife and Gran Canaria is the most probable cause of this earthquake.
More information about this earthquake will be provided soon.
“Remember that earthquakes of this magnitude have been recorded in the recent past between Tenerife and Gran Canaria as the magnitude 5.2 occurred on May 9, 1989; therefore, it is normal that they register now and in the future.”
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