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
… 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.
Australia wildfire: Massive fire rages through bushland west of Melbourne
A HUGE fire has engulfed bushland close to Melbourne and forced locals to evacuate their homes as the emergency services desperately try to control it.
By LAURA MOWAT PUBLISHED: 22:28, Tue, Apr 16, 2019. Express.co.uk
There is speculation the blaze on the outskirts of Ballarat, which is 76 miles from Melbourne, began from a campfire. Local authorities said: “Firefighters have been able to stop the spread of the fire. Staying close to a building you can shelter in is the safest option as conditions can change suddenly.”
Around 25 firefighting vans, a firebombing plane and a helicopter were used to try and control the huge blaze.
The County Fire Authority issued a warning to anyone in the area.
They said: “Leaving now is the safest option, before conditions become too dangerous.
“Emergency services may not be able to help you if you decide to stay.”
Local residents have been seeking refuge at the Buningyong sports centre and several streets surrounding the fire have been closed.
Emergency services have urged campers to be extra cautious when lighting campfires this Easter weekend due to the hot and dry weather conditions.
District 15 duty officer Gavin Hope said: “It’s a bit like what we saw with the Haddon fire, while it’s not going to be overly hot, everything is so dry and if we get a bit of wind, things will burn very easily,” he said.
“Hopefully we should be right after these next couple of days, apparently there’s meant to be up to 10mm coming on Sunday.
“This postponement is purely precautionary.”
A Victoria Police spokesman said: “It’s believed the fire began at a campsite on Tinworth Avenue around 11.30am.”
This is the second fire to hit the region in a month after a large grassfire burned through a nearby Bunkers Hill.
The huge fire burned around 15,500 acres of bushland.