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.
NASA Satellites Confirm Amazon Rainforest Is Burning at a Record Rate
By Passant Rabie August 27, 2019.
The ongoing fires are the most active in Brazil since the year 2010.
As raging fires continue to sweep through the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, NASA satellites and astronauts aboard the International Space Station are tracking the flames from above. Their view confirmed that this is the most active fire year in Brazil since 2010.
Fire detections by NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer(MODIS) on the Aqua satellite have been the highest since the year 2010 so far, with indications that 2019 may hit a record number of fires in the Amazon. NASA has been using MODIS sensors to detect thermal anomalies all over the world since 2003.
The timing and location of MODIS’ fire detections during this year’s dry season in the rainforest are more consistent with land clearing than regional drought, Douglas Morton, chief of the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, said in a statement by NASA.
“MODIS detections are higher in 2019 than at this time last year in all seven states that comprise the Brazilian Amazon,” Morton added.
The Amazon rainforest has been ablaze for weeks now. The fires have sparked public outcry as environmentalists blame loggers and ranchers for setting the flames in order to open more land to agriculture — serving a massive blow to the ongoing fight against the effects of climate change.
Data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite shows a plume of carbon monoxide, a pollutant that stays in the atmosphere for about a month, in the northwest region of the Amazon, spreading toward the south and the east toward Sao Paolo at an altitude of 18,000 feet (5,500 meters), according to a statement by NASA.
Astronauts on board the International Space Station can also observe the smoke engulfing the Amazon from space. European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano tweeted earlier today (Aug. 26) four images that show clouds of smoke hovering over the rainforest. “The smoke, visible for thousands of kilometres, of tens of human-caused fires in the Amazon forest,” he wrote.
Leaders at the 45th G7 Summit (an annual meeting of the most economically developed countries in the world) today vowed to provide $22 million toward fire-fighting planes and other relief efforts for the Amazon rainforest, according to BBC.
Categories: Extreme Wildfires Update