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.
Dozens hurt after M5.2 earthquake hits Shamakhi, Azerbaijan
Posted by Teo Blašković on February 6, 2019. Watchers.news
A shallow earthquake registered by Azerbaijan’s Seismology Service Center as M5.2 hit near the city of Shamakhi, Azerbaijan at 19:31 UTC on February 5, 2019 (23:31 local time), injuring dozens of people. The USGS is reporting M5.1 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), EMSC M5.1 at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). The quake was preceded by M4.4 (USGS) at 19:19 UTC.
The epicenter was located 26.3 km (16.4 miles) NE of Basqal (population 1 234), 30.9 km (19.2 miles) N of Shamakhi (population 29 403), 42.3 km (26.3 miles) NNE of Aghsu (population 17 209) and 42.5 km (26.4 miles) ENE of Ismayilli (population 13 610), Azerbaijan.
The country’s Health Ministry said about 30 people living in Shamakhi and nearby villages requested help after the quake. Most were suffering from stress and high blood pressure, it said.
One 58-year-old man sustained severe head injuries and is hospitalized. Three other people suffered limb injuries and were also hospitalized. One person has temporarily lost the ability to speak due to stress.
Azerbaijan’s Seismology Service Center says the earthquake hit the Ismayilli district of the Samaxi region, about 120 kilometers west of Baku, and was measured at 6.0 at the epicenter and about 5.3 in nearby districts, Radio Free Europe reports.
Windows on some Shamakhi buildings were shattered and goods in local shops fell from shelves.
Categories: Earthquakes update