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.
Massive wildfires burning in Alberta, Canada. Videos
Posted by Grace Nona on May 27, 2019 Watchers.news
Several wildfires have broken out through Northern Alberta Region, Canada since May 23, forcing authorities to evacuate thousands of people.
Provincial authorities reported 17 active fires on May 23, with the most affected area near the town of High Level, Mackenzie County where nearly 5 000 people have been evacuated. More than 92 000 hectares (227 000 acres) have been scorched.
A State of Local Emergency has been declared for the county.
The wildfire was rated as Level 6, the top of the wildfire intensity scale.
The Government of Alberta has issued a warning from a very high to an extreme fire danger across the Northern Alberta Region, including an extreme fire danger for the Slave Lake Forest Area.
According to Meteorological Service of Canada, smoke from wildfires in northern Alberta is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility, in the already affected areas.
“We can’t always rely on our experience and the history of what we’ve seen in fire; we’re moving into new territory,” Mike Flannigan, a professor of wildland fire at the University of Alberta told CBC Radio’s special Smoked Out.
“Lock doors and windows, take small personal belongings including pets, identification, medication cash,” the provincial government said in an emergency alert. “Within your homes please ensure all fuel and gas appliances are shut off, and hot water tanks are turned down if able to.”
Another wildfire sprung up over the weekend near a remote community in northwestern Alberta, which has been put on alert to evacuate on short notice, Global News reports.
The wildfire is 14 km (8.7 miles) SE of the community of Trout Lake and the nearby Peerless Lake First Nation. Alberta Emergency Alert said the communities should be prepared to evacuate if necessary and to follow the directions of local authorities.
According to Natural Resources Canada, about 3.4 million hectares of land was consumed by wildfires in 2017. This is well beyond the annual average. Ministry data shows in recent years fire destruction has steadily climbed in terms of area covered.
In 2013, for example, some 6 300 forest fires burned over 4.2 million ha (10.4 million acres). The following year, nearly 4.6 million ha (11.3 million acres) were scorched by about 5 200 wildfires.
Categories: Extreme Wildfires Update