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.
Thousands of Aftershocks, $100 Million in Damages: CA Cleanup Efforts Underway After Major Earthquakes
07-08-2019. Amber C. Strong. CBN NEWS.
Californians remain on edge as thousands of aftershocks rock the region just days after two major earthquakes.
Thursday’s 6.4 magnitude quake was followed by a 7.1 quake just one day later —and that doesn’t account for the aftershocks.
“So far we have processed data from about 2600 aftershocks, which 52 events are greater than magnitude 4,” said Egill Hauksson a Seismologist at Caltech.
Last week’s powerful quakes rocked homes and tossed water from usually placid swimming pools.
The aftermath — several house fires and approximately $100 million in damage but no fatalities.
The lack of fatalities has some counting their blessings.
“I lost so much of crystal and china and things but it’s only things, it’s only things,” said Barbara Butler, a Ridgecrest, Calif., resident.
Now, experts and leadership warn residents to be ready for the next one.
“We’re going to have a lot more earthquakes and we’re going to have a lot stronger shaking,” said Seismologist Lucy Jones.
Seismologists predict a magnitude 6 earthquake will hit the region every few years.
“We all, I think, have a unique role and responsibility to prepare, individually to be prepared for the next earthquake of magnitude even greater than 7.1,” said Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Newsom and officials are doing their part to get ahead of the next quake by installing $16 million worth of quake detection sensors.
Meanwhile, the cleanup and recovery are underway.
While some residents are choosing to sleep outside out of fear of aftershocks others have no other option.
“My ceiling is cracked halfway through. I have a crack going up my wall so it’s just not safe to go home. At this point I’m just homeless,” said one resident.
Great Shaking Earth
Pacific Ring of Fire
Pacific Rim of Fire
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Tectonic Plate Movement
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