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.
A 7-foot shark was found growing around a plastic ring embedded deep in her muscles
By Allen Kim, CNN. Updated 1:50 PM ET, Wed July 17, 2019
When Dr. James Sulikowski, a professor of marine science at the University of New England, and his team was chumming the waters off the coast of Maine just after dawn July 2, they hoped to attract a porbeagle shark that they could tag and collect samples for research.
Instead, they found something much worse than they expected.
Sulikowski and members of the Maine-based Sulikowski Shark and Fish Research Lab were able to get a shark to follow their chum line to the bait. They reeled it in to secure it alongside their boat so they could begin the sampling procedure.
They’d landed a 7-foot porbeagle shark with a strip of plastic lodged around her neck.
James Sulikowski and his team found this porbeagle shark with a piece of plastic lodged around its gills.
“I immediately knew something was wrong as we were pulling her close,” Sulikowski wrote in an email.
The plastic was wrapped around her gills and was cutting through her skin and into her muscles.
“We do not know for sure where the plastic came from, but it appears to be similar to that found around commercial fish bait boxes,” Sulikowski said.
He was able to cut and remove the plastic, and he thinks the shark would have died if he hadn’t done so. He believes that it has been there for years, wrapping around her neck when she was younger and digging in as she grew.
After the research team collected some samples, they attached a satellite tag to the shark’s dorsal fin and released her, hoping to track her recovery.
“Given the nature of her injury and her fortitude to not give up, we have named her Destiny because she is definitely a survivor!,” the research team wrote on Facebook.
Porbeagle sharks can live up to 65 years, according to Oceana. The largest ever recorded was 11.7 feet long. Porbeagles do not have any known natural predators due to their size, but they are still vulnerable to extinction.
“The porbeagle shark is considered vulnerable to the risk of global extinction by the [International Union for Conservation of Nature], is listed as an endangered species in Canada, and is considered a candidate species for being listed as endangered in US waters,” Sulikowski said. “Due to the of the state of their population, we are collaborating with [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] fisheries to provide updated information on the biology, ecology, and movement patterns of the shark. It’s hoped this work will provide information to help better manage and conserve this species.”
Sulikowski and his team have continued to monitor Destiny, writing on Twitter on Sunday that she is “alive and well and transmitting like a champ.”
Pestilence of water pollution
Pestilence of air pollution
Pestilence of Aquatic Life
Pestilence of Animal Life
Pestilence of Livestock
Pestilence of Crops and Agriculture
Pestilence of plants and bio-diversity
Pestilence of Earth’s Biodiversity
Pestilence of Land
Destruction of Rainforest
Destruction of Seas, Lakes, RiversDestruction of Earth’s Biodiversity
Categories: Pestilence Update