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.
Drug bust nets huge haul of heroin and fake oxycodone pills in Delaware. Increasing drug pestilence in diverse places.
Brittany Horn, Delaware News Journal USA TODAY•August 29, 2019
WILMINGTON, Del. – A drug bust netted more $1 million worth of heroin, cocaine and fentanyl this month in what federal and state investigators are calling the biggest of its kind in this area.
Two men, both from Mexico, have been charged with distributing controlled substances – in this case, fentanyl disguised as oxycodone pills, according to U.S. Attorney David Weiss. He said additional charges are forthcoming.
Over the past several months, investigators unraveled the drug operation, which centered around the two men living in New Jersey, who authorities say were regularly funneling lookalike oxycodone pills into northern Delaware.
The drugs seized, which include about 10 kilograms of heroin, 3 kilograms of cocaine and about 14,000 fentanyl pills, carry a street value of more than $1 million, Weiss said.
The “potential devastation” to be caused by these drugs is incalculable, Weiss said.
According to DEA Special Agent Shawn Ellerman, each kilogram of heroin is estimated to produce about 330,000 doses (or baggies) of heroin.
“This is a substantial amount of narcotics that is in the state of Delaware,” he said. “This proves to us, as we always said, that there are high-trafficking organizations operating not around, but in Delaware itself.”
Julian Rivera-Villa and Ricardo Perez-Guillen — both from Gloucester City, New Jersey — came on the radar of Middletown police officer John Stuart for possible drug distribution.
Authorities have charged Julian Rivera-Villa, 56, and Ricardo Perez-Guillen, 40, with distribution of fentanyl. Both are now in federal custody and face a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
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