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 pains, growing in intensity, frequency, size and duration.
Dutch police seize 2.5 tonnes of meth, in largest European haul of drug
Reuters•June 26, 2019
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch police said on Wednesday they had seized 2.5 tonnes of methamphetamine, in what they said was the largest haul of the drug to date in Europe, with a street value estimated in the “hundreds of millions of euros”.
Police spokesman Thomas Aling said there had not yet been any arrests following last week’s haul.
“We are after them,” Aling added, referring to the owners of the seized drugs, which he said had been destined for export, possibly to eastern Europe.
“You couldn’t get rid of this in the Netherlands,” he said.
Recent waste water tests have shown that meth usage levels in Dutch cities is relatively low compared to the United States or Australia, but is rising.
Police uncovered the drugs while visiting an office building as part of an ongoing investigation, they said in a statement.
They noticed that the second floor appeared smaller on the inside than on the outside. They then discovered a concealed room where the drugs were hidden, divided into brick-size packages and stored in a large number of plastic shopping bags.
Subsequently police also uncovered a warehouse in the city of Utrecht with 17,500 liters of chemicals used in washing cocaine or producing synthetic drugs.
At the same location in Utrecht, police also found hollowed-out rocks that they believe were used to transport the drugs.
The drugs have been destroyed, the police said.
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