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.
Destructive eruption at Manam volcano, residents call urgent evacuation, VA to 16.7 km (55,000 feet) a.s.l., P.N.G.
Posted by Teo Blašković on January 24, 2019. Watchers.news
A new high-impact eruption took place at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea around 16:20 UTC on January 24, 2019. The volcano is continuously erupting for more than 24 hours and has destroyed telecommunication towers, water sources and other infrastructure. Local residents are sending out calls for immediate evacuation. The Aviation Color Code is Red.
Volcanic ash to 16.7 km (55,000 feet) above sea level, moving west was observed on satellite imagery taken 17:00 UTC. Ongoing volcanic ash to 5.5 km (18 000 feet) is expected to be moving east, the Darwin VAAC reported 17:31 UTC.
The high-level eruption appears to have now ceased and is expected to dissipate within 12 hours. It comes just one day after another high-impact eruption at Manam ejected ash up to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l.
Kessy Sawang, Head of Secretariat at Manam Resettlement Authority, has sent out calls for immediate evacuation of residents living near the volcano: Manam erupts continuously for 24 hours now as of 1 pm yesterday (unlike only 2 hours in the past). Very high temperatures. Digicel tower destroyed. People may perish next 48 hours if no help goes through.
Chairman of Manam Disaster Working Committee and Ward Member for Baliau just called. Water sources & food gardens completely destroyed. Urgently need a temporary shelter on mainland. Need MV Godawan or transport for evacuation. The people of Baliau (2257) and Dugulava were sent back to the volcano by a Government decision. They have nowhere else to go at the moment.
Chairman MRA Ken Fairweather says we look at Nubia. But immediate is to existing Care Centres where the other IDPs are. Going to Disaster Centre now.
- Kessy Sawang, January 24, 2019