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.
Rare deep water baby dolphin found washed up on beach ‘had stomach full of plastic’. Luke 21:11 includes pestilence of marine or aquatic life.
Zamira Rahim. The Independent•April 29, 2019
Researchers said the rough toothed calf was in poor health, emaciated and should have been in a deep water region with its mother.
A spokesperson from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said its researchers found “two plastic bags and a piece of a balloon” inside the animal.
The organisation also released photographs of the contents of the dolphin’s stomach.
“Although a significant finding, there are many additional factors to consider, such as underlying illness, disease and maternal separation, before a final cause of stranding and death for the dolphin can be determined,” a spokesperson for the FWC said.
“This finding highlights the need to reduce single use plastic and to not release balloons into the environment.”
The mammal was found ashore on Fort Myers beach on 23 April.
Bystanders attempted to help the struggling calf but wildlife officials decided to euthanise it at the beach.
“We made the decision to humanely euthanise on-site,” Michelle Kerr, an FWC spokesperson, said.
The decision was made because of how poor the animal’s condition was, according to the Fort Myers News Press.
Denise Boyd, an FWC biologist, stayed with the baby calf through the night until the early hours of 24 April.
She described the experience as a “tough and long night” and said the calf was so young it “should still have been with mom”.
Instead the animal had strayed into shallow waters.
The animal autopsy, known as a necropsy, revealed that the dolphin was a female and around a year old.
A recent study revealed that plastic pollution in the world’s oceans had significantly increased since the 1990s.
A report published in January 2019 by the Environmental Audit Committee also suggested that British seas were being treated “like a sewer”, with a stream of plastics and untreated waste left in the water.
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