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.
‘It’s the apocalypse’: Tasmania bushfire burning out of control
March 6, 2019. Newshub.
A fire is burning out of control in Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area.
It comes as most of Australia swelters through a heatwave that’s sent temperatures over 40degC in many areas of the country.
Newshub’s Mitch McCann says authorities are taking the fire extremely seriously.
He said the fire has now spread more than 10,000 hectares in width and it’s threatening a number of small communities west of Tasmania’s capital Hobart near Gell River.
Locals have described the fire as “the apocalypse”, while another said it’s the “worst bushfire sky I’ve seen over Hobart for a long time”.
A satellite image shows smoke billowing out of the area where the Tasmania fire’s burning.
The Tasmania Fire Service said the fire is putting homes in the area at risk.
More than 155 firefighters and six aerial crews have been put to task to try and battle the blaze but it’s proving to be difficult and dense bush land, McCann says.
A number of holidaymakers have also been evacuated from nearby national parks where they’ve been camping for the last couple of days.
Authorities on Friday urged people at Maydena, Tyenna and National Park to enact their bushfire plans to evacuate or prepare to defend their properties, Ten Daily reports.
Flights to Hobart have been diverted or delayed.
It’s not just Tasmania feeling the heat. Much of Australia is sweltering with Melbourne reaching 45degC on Friday and in Sydney it’s expected to be hot over the next couple of days with temperatures expected to reach over 30degC.
It would seem that bush fire season has only just begun.
Categories: Extreme Wildfires Update