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.
Tenerife volcano ALERT: 100 firefighters battle blaze at foot of Mount Teide volcano
TENERIFE has been put on emergency alert after a ferocious blaze broke out at the foot of the island’s famous Mount Teide volcano.
By RITA SOBOT PUBLISHED: 10:02, Thu, May 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 12:45, Thu, May 16, 2019. Express.co.uk
More than 100 emergency personnel spent the night bringing the fire under control, at one stage digging trenches with a bulldozer to stop the flames spreading even further. The thick black smoke and flames were clearly visible from many parts of the island and from the air, though flights have not been affected. The operation continued this morning though at 2am last night, the island’s government said the fire had been brought under control thanks to the drop in temperature, lower winds and the “incredible” efforts of the fire fighting squads.
It is not yet known how the blaze started though the heatwave across Spain over the last few days has brought about tinderbox conditions.
Around 20 hectares – equivalent to 20 international rugby pitches – has been destroyed in the shadow of the volcano. This includes shrubland and shrubs.
At one stage last night, 114 personnel were involved in the operation. Helicopters started to drop water again from early this morning to stop the fire erupting again. Army bulldozers were also brought in.
The fire began on Wednesday afternoon in the Cañada de los Guancheros in the Teide National Park, one of Tenerife’s biggest tourist attractions.
The visitor centre was used as one of the bases for the fire fighting operation.
A spokesman said the crews were initially hindered by the very low humidity, the difficulty in reaching the area affected by the blaze and the strong wind which whipped up the flames.
He said tackling the fire with manual tools had made the work very “tedious and complicated”.
This morning, a number of forest tracks in the area remain closed.
A hunting day planned in the National Park has also been suspended.
An investigation is already underway to find out what caused the fire at a time when all the Canary islands are on alert in a bid to avoid disasters of previous years.