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.
Bali PANIC: Indonesia volcano ERUPTS with huge gas cloud – is Bali safe?
A VOLCANO on an island in Indonesia erupted with high gas clouds this week. But is it safe to travel to Bali?
PUBLISHED: 22:05, Wed, Feb 6, 2019 | UPDATED: 22:35, Wed, Feb 6, 2019
Thousands of people were forced to flee after the Mount Karangetang volcano, on the Siau Island in the North Sulawesi province, started spitting clouds filled with lava and gas. The eruption was recorded by Yulia Tatipang, head of the Karangetang volcano observation post. He said there was no reports of injuries or any serious damage. Villagers were said to be alarmed to see hot ash spewing down the slopes late on Monday night. The falling ash and sulphur also blanketed many villages surrounding the slopes. Mr Tatipang waned people to stay at least 3km away from the crater, as the alert level of the volcano is still at the second-highest level. Karangetang’s last massive eruption was in 2011, which killed four people.
Is Bali safe?
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is still advising people not to travel within four kilometres of the Mount Agung crater in east Bali, which has been erupting continuously since 2017.The huge volcano blew two years ago, following a huge eruption which sent ash spewing into the sky. This eruption caused hundreds of flights to be cancelled, leaving more than 120,000 people stranded.
On December 30, plumes of white smoke and ash then filled the sky once more, as the mountain erupted again. The FCO is also warning tourists and residents to stay at least seven kilometres away from the Mount Sinabung crater in Kalo Regency, North Sumatra. This major eruption shot ash and rock more than 5,000m (16,400ft) into the sky in February last year. The country’s volcanology agency said at the time: “This was the biggest eruption for Sinabung this year.”