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.
Taiwan earthquake: Massive magnitude 5.0 earthquake rocks island in Ring of Fire
By BILL MCLOUGHLIN PUBLISHED: 07:10, Sun, Aug 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 07:11, Sun, Aug 18, 2019. Express.co.uk
According to reports, the quake hit the city of Hualien on the east coast. The earthquake struck the island at 12.05pm local time (5.05am BST). According to the China Earthquake Networks Centre, the quake hit a depth of 6km (3.7 miles).
As of yet, there have been no reports of damage or injuries.
The quake caused “mild shocks” throughout central Taiwan according to Taiwan News.
Today’s latest quake comes 12 hours after the island was struck by an initial earthquake.
The magnitude 4.5 quake struck in the same area on Saturday at 10.52pm (3.52pm BST).
According to local reports, it hit a depth of 7.2km (4.4 miles).
Due to its position within the Ring of Fire, Taiwan has is prone to earthquakes.
In 2016, the island was rocked by a devastating 6.4 magnitude quake.
The seismic shock hit the northeast of Pingtung City in southern Taiwan.
The magnitude 6.4 struck in the early hours of the morning when most were asleep.
Due to that, 116 people were reported dead.
Striking in February, the quake caused maximum destruction as families gathered to celebrate the New Year.
One resident had said: “My home completely turned into debris. I didn’t know what was happening.
“I was really frightened as I have never seen such an earthquake.”
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