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.
Israel says rare Golan vultures decimated by poisoning. Humans causing pestilence among earth’s biodiversity.
AFP•May 10, 2019
Jerusalem (AFP) – Nearly half of the vulture population in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights have died of apparent poisoning, Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority Friday, in a new blow to an already decimated breed.
Eight out of around 20 griffon vultures left in the area were found dead on Friday, the organisation’s director Shaul Goldstein told AFP, in what he described as “a mortal blow to the birds of prey population”.
The Israeli parks authority said the deaths constituted “a serious matter”, and vowed to find “those responsible for this poisoning and bring them to justice”.
A fox and two jackals were also found dead and two other vultures sick were taken to a wildlife clinic for treatment.
Goldstein declined to say if the poisoning was deliberate.
The vulture population on the Israeli side of the Golan Heights has declined significantly over the past two decades, with their number dropping from 130 in 1998 to around 20 before the latest deaths.
In 2016, UN peacekeepers helped return a vulture which had been captured across the border in Lebanon on suspicion of spying for the Jewish state.
Israel seized around 1,200 square kilometres of the Golan from Syria in a 1967 and later annexed it, in moves never recognised by the international community.
About 18,000 Syrians belonging to the Druze community — most of whom refuse Israeli citizenship — remain in the occupied Golan, alongside some 20,000 Israeli settlers in 33 communities.
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