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.
Seismologists Warn California Could See ‘Even Bigger Earthquake’ in Days Ahead
California is on alert today for more aftershocks after the southern part of the state was hit by a 6.4-magnitude quake Thursday, the largest since 1999.
“There is a about a 1 in 20 chance that this location will be having an even bigger earthquake within the next few days that we have not yet seen the biggest earthquake of the sequence,” said seismologist Lucy Jones.
California, now under a state of emergency, after the largest earthquake in 2 decades hits near the small desert town of Ridgecrest, about 150 miles from Los Angeles. “We lost everything that we had in a matter of minutes,” said one Ridgecrest resident. “I have no TVs, no dressers I have nothing.”
Surveillance video from inside a convenience store captured the moment shortly after 10:30 in the morning local time when the quake hits, sending employees running for cover and items flying off shelves.
Patients at a local hospital in Ridgecrest forced to evacuate the building after suffering minor injuries.
“My computers were flying on to the ground, the water bottle container was shaking,” said a hospital nurse.
The quake so powerful, it was picked up on a seismograph in Pennsylvania and left a large crack clear across this highway in Southern Cal.
Firefighters in Ridgecrest, a town of 28,000 people, scrambled to put out a number of fires.
“We have multiple injuries, we’ve had two house fires, we’ve had small vegetation fires, power lines down, gas leaks,” said David Witt with Kern County fire department.
The earthquake lasted about 20 seconds and was felt throughout Los Angeles – as far north as Fresno and as far east as Las Vegas, Nevada. It was even felt in Mexico, where buildings were evacuated in Tijuana.
There have been more than 100 aftershocks since.
Great Shaking Earth
Pacific Ring of Fire
Pacific Rim of Fire
Earthquakes magnitude 6 7 8 9
Tectonic Plate Movement
Great Burning Mountains
Mountains of Fire
Mountains with Rivers of Fire
Mountains on Fire
Angry Violent Mountains
Mountains Spewing Fire and Brimstone
Fearful sights in diverse places
Fearful earthquakes in diverse places
Fearful volcanoes in diverse place
Increasing earthquake activity around the world
Increasing volcanic activity around the world
Increasing in size
Increasing in frequency
Increasing in duration
Increasing in strength
Increasing in devastation
Increasing in destruction
Increasing like the pains of a woman in labor
Increasing during the 7 year tribulation
Categories: Earthquakes update