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.
Dead gray whales keep washing ashore in the San Francisco Bay area
By Stella Chan and David Williams, CNN
Updated 6:24 PM ET, Wed May 15, 2019
(CNN)Scientists are working to find out what killed a gray whale that washed up on Tuesday near Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, California.
It is the 10th gray whale to die in the Bay Area since March.
Experts were able to examine the whale and take some measurements, but it was too dangerous to do a full necropsy.
“The dead whale’s resting place straddles a rocky shoreline in an intertidal area making it unsafe for the Center’s necropsy team to attempt to perform a necropsy. The current storms and uncertain tidal conditions this week will play a role on when the expert team can investigate the carcass,” said Giancarlo Rulli, a spokesman for The Marine Mammal Center.
The center found that found that four of the whales died from malnutrition and four others died from ship strikes — including one whale that washed up on Ocean Beach in San Francisco last week. The cause of death is not yet known for a whale that washed ashore on April 30.
“This caught our attention and we need to better understand what is going on. The importance of investigating deaths is to figure out what bigger picture is,” Rulli said.
Once the necropsy is completed the whale will either be buried or allowed to decompose into the environment, as an “ecological boon to the habitat,” he said.
Gray whales are the one of the most frequently seen whales in California, according to The Marine Mammal Center. They migrate north in April and May from their breeding grounds in Baja California, Mexico to their feeding grounds in Alaska. They swim back south in December and January.
Experts have seen an increased number of whales in the San Francisco Bay this spring. Biologists have observed that some were in “poor body condition,” possibly “due to anomalous oceanic conditions” which have contributed to “shifting food sources.”
The whales can grow up to 45-feet long and weigh as much as 90,000 pounds. They were once in danger of extinction.
The population has grown to about 26,000 and they were taken off of the Endangered Species List in 1994.
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