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.
8 earthquakes strike North Carolina within one week. Five (5) earthquakes close to each other in Cherokee.
Chaffin Mitchell. AccuWeather•September 15, 2019
In one week, eight earthquakes between magnitudes 1.4 to 2.5 hit the Western North Carolina region, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
A town called Cherokee in the western part of North Carolina experienced six tremors in five days last week.
The strongest earthquake was a magnitude 2.5 around 11 p.m. EDT Wednesday approximately 2.5 miles southwest of Cherokee.
Three of the quakes were within hours of each other on Wednesday night, and they were nearby one another. The first one was a 2.3-magnitude earthquake at 8:13 p.m. EDT near Cherokee, North Carolina.
Four hours later, at 11:03 p.m. EDT, a magnitude 2.5 earthquake struck approximately two and a half miles away.
The third earthquake with a magnitude of 2.1 hit a few minutes later, at 11:14 p.m. EDT. The quake was almost at surface level, according to the USGS.
Five of the earthquakes near Cherokee, North Carolina were in close to proximity to each other.
Two more recent quakes struck closer to central North Carolina, near Greensboro.
Sept. 7, 8:14 p.m. EDT: 1.9 magnitude, 5 miles south of Cherokee, North Carolina
Sept. 9, 4:21 a.m. EDT: 1.4 magnitude, 3.1 miles south-southwest of Cherokee, North Carolina
Sept. 9, 3:08 p.m. EDT: 2.0 magnitude, 3.1 miles south-southwest of Cherokee, North Carolina
Sept. 11, 8:13 p.m. EDT: 2.3 magnitude, 3.7 miles south of Cherokee, North Carolina
Sept. 11, 11:03 p.m. EDT: 2.5 magnitude, 2.5 miles southwest of Cherokee, North Carolina
Sept. 11, 11:14 p.m. EDT: 2.1 magnitude, 3.7 miles south-southwest of Cherokee, North Carolina
Sept. 12, 10:48 p.m. EDT: 2.0 magnitude, 1.9 miles east-southeast of Greensboro, North Carolina
Sept. 13, 8:25 p.m. EDT: 2.4 magnitude, 3.7 miles east of Advance, North Carolina
Most of the quakes happened between three and four miles in depth below the surface. WFMY News reported people felt their house shake and heard a loud “boom” that sounded like an explosion in the 2.3-magnitude earthquake that hit in between Arcadia and Advance. Others felt the quake as far away as Winston-Salem.
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