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.
Footage of ‘Biblical’ invasion of locusts causing havoc in Italian tourist hotspot
MORE than 6000 acres of land have been destroyed and houses have been infested by swarms of locusts in Sardinia in the worst invasion in 70 years described by locals as “biblical”.
By ALESSANDRA SCOTTO DI SANTOLO. PUBLISHED: 19:48, Tue, Jun 11, 2019. Express.co.uk
The locusts have devastated animal grazing pastures covering some 6,200 acres of land in the central province of Nuoro, between the small towns of Ottana and Orani. The attack of a “carpets of locusts” is being described as a “biblical” invasion by Italian newspaper La Nuova Sardegna. The plague of short-horned grasshoppers is thought to be one of the worst in 70 years and has caused havoc across farms and homes in the Italian central province.
In a statement, the Italian farming association Coldiretti stated there was up to a million locusts in the countryside.
It added: “The locusts emerge on uncultivated land, but then they go to cultivated land to eat.”
Leonardo Salis, president of the association, said the insects had been “devouring everything they encounter” and had even left “animals without grassland”.
Locusts are often seen in Sardinia during the summer months, but farmers said it was the worst outbreak since the end of World War Two and was mainly due to odd weather patterns over the past two years.
We had droughts in 2017 and a lot of rain in 2018, the ideal climate for locusts to emerge from fallow land and then move to cultivated fields to eat,” said Michele Arbau, from Coldiretti Sardinia.
“There is nothing we can do about it this year,” he told Reuters, adding that there was a risk of even worse infestations next year unless preventive action was taken now.
He said it would be impossible to estimate the cost of the locust swarms until later in the season.
The locusts are expected to die by the end of August.
Categories: Pestilence Update