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.
New lava dome forms on Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico. Videos.
Posted by Teo Blašković on February 21, 2019. Watchers.news
A new lava dome has formed at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico, placing authorities on alert. A powerful eruption, much stronger than those of February 14 and 15, is possible.
According to a report released by the National Coordination of Civil Protection on February 19, the newly formed dome in the crater of Popocatepetl is approximately 200 m (656 feet) in diameter.
Their report said the formation could spell ash falls in the days to come.
“The next several days could see more episodes of growth in dome No. 82, which would imply activity similar to that of last Thursday, February 14, or similar to that observed in earlier events,” the agency said.
At a special scientific volcano committee meeting held on the same day, authorities warned of the possibility of a more serious scenario – a powerful eruption that could send fragments of molten rock to much further distances than on February 14 when the volcano erupted in a series explosions. In addition, a several-km-high column of ash would likely be produced.
On February 20, CENAPRED again urged residents and tourists not to approach the volcano and especially the crater. The alert level remains unchanged.
In 24 hours to 17:00 UTC, February 20, Popocatepetl experienced 11 exhalations accompanied by steam and gas and two explosions. Additionally, a volcanotectonic earthquake was registered at 21:02 local time with magnitude of 1.9. Likewise, 1 424 minutes of volcanic tremor of low and medium amplitude were recorded during the same period.