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 pains, growing in intensity, frequency, size and duration.
31 injured after M5.3 earthquake, series of aftershocks hit Sichuan, China
Posted by Teo Blašković on June 24, 2019. Watchers.news
At least 31 people have been injured after a shallow M5.3 earthquake hit Gongxian county of China’s Sichuan Province at 14:29 UTC (22:29 LT) on Saturday, June 22, 2019.
This was an aftershock of M5.8 quake (M6.0 CENC) which hit nearby Changning county on June 17, claiming at least 13 lives. Sichuan provincial earthquake forecast and research center said.
101 000 people are estimated to have felt strong shaking, 414 000 moderate and 5 294 000 weak.
Some of the old and empty houses close to the epicenter collapsed, but there were no people inside as most of the villagers are still living in tents.
11 people were hospitalized after and 8 left the hospital with only minor injuries.
A total of 147 aftershocks above 2.0 magnitude had been recorded as of Saturday after the quake on June 17, including three with a magnitude between 5.0 and 5.9, the Sichuan Earthquake Administration said.
Yibin residents received the earthquake warning for the Saturday earthquake five seconds before the seismic wave arrived, Global Times reported. Research has found that being aware of an earthquake even three seconds before it hits can save 14% of casualties, and 20 seconds’ warning can save 63%. The warning system sends alerts to areas around the epicenter via television, cellphone, broadcasts and other terminals. The system covers 31 provinces and municipalities and has issued 40 earthquake warnings.
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