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.
Increased activity at Asosan volcano, alert level raised, Japan
Posted by Teo Blašković on March 12, 2019. Watchers.news
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has raised the Alert Level for Asosan volcano, Kyushu, Japan from Level 1 to Level 2 (do not approach the crater) at 06:00 JST on March 12, 2019. The last eruptive episode of this volcano started on October 7, 2016 and ended on November 12 of the same year.
The decision to raise the alert level was made due to increasing gas emissions in February and seismicity in March.
A powerful eruption occurred at the volcano at 16:46 UTC on October 7, 2016, producing a column of ash up to 11 km (36 000 feet) above sea level and forcing JMA to raise the alert level to 3.
It was Asosan’s first ‘explosive eruption’ at the peak since January 1989.
Japanese media said volcanic ash had accumulated on cars, houses and roads in the city of Aso, located about 8 km (5 miles) from the volcano. Ash, however, was reported as far as 320 km (200 miles) from the crater.
A window was cracked by a falling rock at an Aso youth center about 5 km (3 miles) away from the crater.
Farmers have reported that some vinyl greenhouses where tomatoes and asparagus were being grown, 6 – 8 km (4 – 5 miles) away from the crater, had been broken by ash and small rocks.
Some 29 000 households lost power shortly after the eruption, but the problem was fixed in less than two hours, Kyushu Electric spokesman said and added the eruption had no impact on its Sendai nuclear plant, located about 160 km (100 miles) south of the volcano.