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.
Indonesia volcano ERUPTION: Dukono volcano sends volcanic ash cloud 6000ft into SKY
THE DUKONO volcano in Indonesia has erupted over the past few days, ejecting columns of ash high into the air, just months after violent activity from Mount Agung shook the nation.
By LIAM DOYLE
PUBLISHED: 15:04, Tue, Feb 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 15:34, Tue, Feb 12, 2019
Indonesia’s Mount Dukono – based on Halmahera island to the east of the country – has been ejecting ash over the last day, with a continuous fog exploding from the main crater, according to Indonesia’s volcanic survey. Indonesia’s 127 active volcanoes all pose significant risks to some five million people living nearby. Mount Agung alone killed more than 1,000 people in March last year. While Mount Dukono is not quite as dangerous yet, it is one of the country’s most active volcanoes.
The PVMBG (Volcanic Survey of Indonesia) has put Dukono on a level two ‘alert’ as the volcano ejects 7000ft of ash.
The service has warned people should not travel near the volcano, and an aviation notice has been issued for any nearby aircraft, advising pilots not to fly.
According to the PVMBG, the ash cloud could be much higher than is currently visible and is moving towards the south-west of the country.
A separate warning for people travelling nearby says ash coming from the volcano could be dangerous to the respiratory system.
A PVMBG spokesperson said: “Communities around Dukono and visitors/tourists are not to move, climb, and approach Malupang Warirang Crater within a 1.25 miles (2 km) radius.
“Eruptions with volcanic ash periodically occur and the distribution of ash follows the direction and speed of the wind so that the ashes of the ash area are not fixed.
“It is recommended that the community around Dukono always provide mask/nose and mouth cover for use in order to avoid the danger of volcanic ash in the respiratory system.”
While Dukono is only spouting ash at the moment, it is one of Indonesia’s most active volcanos and has produced more severe eruptions in the past.
Dukono’s first monitored volcanic eruption was in 1550, causing death and destruction on Halmahera island, but exact losses are unknown.
After this, eruptions were recorded in 1719, 1868, and 1901.
More recently, the volcano has been erupting continuously since 1933, and routine observations of the volcano’s main crater were curtailed in 1990.
Geologically speaking, Dukono is a complex volcano, with explosive eruptions from multiple summit peaks and low craters.
The University of Oregon said volcanologists visited the area where the volcano was erupting on several occasions, noting violent activity and “bombs” were flung from the main crater.
They said: “Volcanologists visited the volcano in 1978 and 1979.
“On the first visit, bombs (a mass of molten rock) as long as 4 m were being thrown as far as 250 m from the vent.
“An ash cloud rose up to 10 km above the crater. Ash was blown as far away as 15 km.
“Quiet periods lasting 6-8 hours were reported. On the second visit, explosive ejection of ash was observed.”