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 woman 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.
Large sinkholes opening in central Turkey’s Konya Province
Posted by Teo Blašković on February 19, 2019. Watchers.news
Two massive sinkholes have opened up in a clover field in the Resadiye neighborhood of Karapinar city, central Turkey’s Konya Province over the past few days. Karapinar district, built on a volcanic field, is home to about 55 734 people and an increasing number of sinkholes. Local are expressing fears that some of their homes are about to be swallowed.
The first sinkhole opened up Friday, February 15, 2019, and is 4 m (13 feet) wide and 20 m (65 feet) deep.
The second sinkhole opened up in the same field at about 03:00 local time Monday, February 18 and is 7 m (22.9 feet) wide and 10 m (32.8 feet) deep.
Karapinar Municipality officials wired off both sinkholes to prevent accidents.
Owner of the field where the holes opened said they heard their dogs barking as one of the holes opened, adding that another similar sinkhole opened up in his field about 8 months ago.
Other sinkholes had emerged in the area in previous years and experts said the geological structure of the region and heavy rainfall contributed to the increase in sinkholes.
On June 29, 2015, the Daily Sabah reported nine new sinkholes opened up around Karapinar in just three months. Some of the holes were about 70 m (230 feet) deep.
The Karapinar city was built on the Karapinar Volcanic Field, consisting of five cinder cones, two lava fields and several explosion crater and maars. Meke Dağı, at 300 m (980 feet) in elevation, is one of the largest cinder cones in the Central Anatolia Region.
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