Fearful Sights

Lightning bolt strikes Acropolis of Athens, injuring 4 people, Greece. How ironic, a lightning bolt from Zeus? Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Just a little literary pun, everyone seems to be ‘bolting’ from the truth nowadays.

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.

Lightning bolt strikes Acropolis of Athens, injuring 4 people, Greece. How ironic, a lightning bolt from Zeus? Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Just a little literary pun, everyone seems to be ‘bolting’ from the truth nowadays.

Posted by Teo Blašković on April 18, 2019. Watchers.news

A lightning bolt struck Athen’s famous Acropolis on April 17, 2019, injuring two tourists and two guards.

A statement released by the country’s Culture Ministry said the lightning hit citadel’s lightning conductor, shattering glass windows in two nearby guard booths.

Two guards who were inside and two female tourists were injured and taken to hospital.

The tourists were treated for minor cuts and released after checks, a city official said. The two guards also suffered minor injuries but were kept in the hospital overnight for precautionary measures.

Culture minister spokeswoman told AFP the Acropolis itself suffered no damage, adding the site was closed for the rest of the day since the strike knocked out electricity and entry system.

This is one of the highest points in the city center with a documented history of severe lightning strikes.

In 1645, when Acropolis served as a fortress during the Ottoman Turkish occupation of Greece, a lightning bolt hit the entrance to the citadel, used as gunpowder store at the time. The event caused a massive explosion and extensively damaged the building. 

Acropolis is one of the most-visited tourist sites in the world.

Greece was hit by severe storms this week, including one of the most intense hailstorms Athens has ever seen.

The hailstorm lasted less than 15 minutes, but it left huge amounts of ice, causing serious traffic jams and power outages.

Featured image created using images by Curran Kelleher and John Fowler. Edit: TW

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