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.
Entire Australian town ‘all but wiped off the map’ in massive bushfire
March 6, 2019. Newshub.
A rural township just outside Melbourne has reportedly been lost to flames.
Tonimbuk, a small town in the Bunyip State Park, has been all but razed to the ground by a fire that tore through the State Park on Monday.
The township was home to the Jinks Creek Winery, which has been completely destroyed.
“We’ve lost our livelihood,” owner Andrew Clark told The Age. “I planted that winery myself, and put the first vines in back in 1979.”
He told The Australian he’s lost everything.
“We’re homeless. It’s gone, the house too, it’s all gone. We’ve got horses, they’re probably dead.”
A post to the winery’s Facebook page shows the flames tearing through forested areas, as the company announces its closure due to the blaze.
The post has received an outpouring of support from the community, with many people giving the winery well wishes, offers of housing, and help with animals.
“So sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful winery. This fire is just devastating,” writes one.
“If you guys need anything, my place is available. My door is always open, a place to stay or come for a meal. Kid friendly, pet friendly, garage space, back yard, plenty of living area and bed space. Hope you are all doing ok,” says another.
Started by a lightning strike, the fire continues to rip through Bunyip and neighbouring Yinnar.
The flames have destroyed more than 11,000 hectares of land, including five structures at Bunyip and two in Yinnar. It’s anticipated the number of properties confirmed to have been destroyed will rise when ground crews are able to safely assess the damage.
Conditions are set to remain hot and windy as 850 firefighters attempt to control the blaze across Victoria.