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.
Mount Vesuvius WARNING after after volcano hit by 34 earthquakes in one day
By KATIE HARRIS. PUBLISHED: 19:58, Fri, Mar 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 22:12, Fri, Mar 15, 2019. Express.co.uk
The strongest of the 34 quakes over 24 hours woke up residents in Pozzuoli shortly before 5.30 this morning. The 2.5 magnitude shock was also felt in Fuorigrotta, Pianura, Quarto and Bagnoli. Francesca Bianco, director of the Vesuvius Observatory, explained there is a yellow alert in place for the mega-volcano in Naples.
Ms Bianco said: “These are events that fall within the current yellow alert.
“Everything is part of the volcano’s life and there is absolutely nothing to be alarmed about.
“The maximum magnitude event occurred at 5.26am at a depth of just over one kilometre in the area south of the Astroni.
“The rest of the events were of magnitude close to one degree and, in any case, it is a matter of micro-seismicity.”
No damage to buildings or injuries were reported.
Vesuvius is located on the Gulf of Naples in Campania, Italy, with three million people living nearby.
It is one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes.
The mountain is famous for its eruption in 79AD which led to the burying and destruction of several Roman cities including Pompeii and killed thousands of people.
The explosion sent a cloud of stone, ash and volcanic gas 21 miles into the sky.
The thermal energy released was a hundred thousand times that of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs.
Since then the 4,000-foot volcano has blown its top many times, most recently in 1944, but none have been as powerful.
The volcano is considered one of the most dangerous in the world.