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.
Mount Sinabung: Volcano eruption warnings after huge column of ash prompts panic in Indonesia. Explosion causes panic in Sumatra after nine minute blast
The Independent. June 10, 2019
A huge column of ash was blasted almost five miles into the sky above the Indonesian island of Sumatra after an active volcano erupted.
Mount Sinabung blew for nine minutes on Sunday, causing panic among the island’s residents.
Indonesian officials warned that further volcanic activity was possible, although the volanco’s alert level remained unchanged.
“After the eruption, from midnight until 6 am, there were a few aftershocks,” said Willy, a scientist at a Sinabung observatory.
Residents have been told to stay indoors and to wear face masks, if venturing outside, to protect themselves from volcanic ashfall.
Standing at 2,460m tall, Sinabung was inactive for around 400 years before it erupted in 2010, killing two people.
Since then it has become one of south east Asian nation’s most active volcanoes.
The volcanic activity was accompanied by multiple earthquakes felt in nearby villages.
No casualties have been reported in the latest eruption.
Indonesia has nearly 130 active volcanoes, more than any other country.