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.
It’s so hot that mussels are cooking in their shells and highways are buckling. US.
By Sophie Sherry and Christina Zdanowicz, CNN Updated 6:24 PM ET, Mon July 1, 2019
Mussels are frying to death along the shores of northern California.
Jackie Sones, a research coordinator at Bodega Marine Reserve, has worked a Bodega Bay for 15 years and never she seen a sight like this before.
“When I was approaching the field site, I could see right away that hundreds of mussels were dead,” Sones told CNN on Monday.
As she conducted more surveys, she discovered it was not just hundreds of mussels, but tens of thousands mussels dead along the shore.
Sones has seen similar cases before where small patches of mussels die off due to heat, but she has never witnessed something this extensive.
When mussels are alive and healthy, their shells remain pressed together. When a mussel dies, those shells open up, exposing the internal tissue or an empty shell.
California experienced a record breaking heat wave in June, with temperatures in the north end of the state reaching triple digits.
On June 10 and 11, the high in Santa Rosa — 20 miles from Bodega Bay — was 100 degrees. The state issued a Flex Alert that day calling for voluntary electricity conservation.
Alerts like these are only issued when outages are plaguing the electricity grid or temperatures are continuously high, according to the California Independent Systems Operator Corporation.
Sones said mussels start to struggle physically when temperatures reach 90 degrees. In the case of these mussels, she believes they could have experienced temperatures closer to 100 degrees.
Roads are cracking in South Dakota
In South Dakota, concrete roads buckled due to high temperatures over the weekend. The high in Vermillion, South Dakota, reached 94 degrees. That number rises even higher when humidity is factored in, bringing it up to a 107-degree heat index.
The state’s highway patrol warned drivers of two cases of cracking concrete along Interstate 29
Excessive heat causes the concrete to expand. If the heat is too high, the concrete expands too much, creating the buckle. This buckling typically occurs at weak points in the concrete when the expansions push concrete against the joints and slabs where it is laid, according to CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller.
The roads were out of commission for five hours while crews repaired the buckle, according to the highway patrol.
Categories: Extreme Heat Update