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.
Spectacular eruption at Popocatepetl volcano, heavy ash up to 8.5 km (28 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico
Posted by Teo Blašković on March 27, 2019. Watchers.news
A spectacular explosive eruption started at Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano at 01:23 UTC on March 27 (19:23 LT, March 26). Volcanic ash column reached 8.5 km (28 000 feet) a.s.l.
The eruption produced a thick column of ash up to 3 km, drifting northeast, CENAPRED said.
Incandescent material was thrown up to 2 km (1.2 miles) from the crater, sparking fires on the slopes of the volcano.
Washington VAAC reported heavy ash emission moving ESE from the summit. Volcanic ash column reached an altitude of 8.5 km (28 000 feet) above sea level. Ash is expected to dissipate within 12 hours, the center said 02:12 UTC.
Over the past 24 hours, monitoring systems of the volcano detected 155 exhalations, CENAPRED reported 17:00 UTC, March 26. The exhalations were accompanied by water vapor, volcanic gases and low ash content. In addition, 5 minutes of low amplitude tremor and two volcano-tectonic earthquakes were recorded – M2.1 at 12:48 LT, March 25 and M3.0 at 09:15 LT, March 26.
The Alert Level remains at Yellow, Phase Two (middle level on a three-color scale).
A strong eruption at 03:38 UTC on March 19, 2019 (21:38 local time, March 18), ejected a column of water vapor, gas and ash up to 4 km (13 123 feet) and threw incandescent material 2.5 km (1.5 miles) from the crater.
The March 15th overflight confirmed that the lava dome 82 has been totally destroyed during March 13 and 14 explosions. The internal crater remains 300 m (984 feet) wide and 130 m (426 feet) deep.
Similar eruptive activity was observed in previous eruptive episodes, particularly since February 14, 2019, CENAPRED said at the time.
Authorities urged residents not to approach the volcano (safety radius 12 km / 7.4 miles) and be attentive to the information issued by the National Coordination of Civil Protection through its channels and official accounts.
Featured image credit: CENAPRED