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.
California’s largest wildfire in 2019 is visible from space. The Walker Fire has grown to consume over 50,000 acres, making it the largest wildfire in California this year. What do we know about the number Five (5)? Also, 500 acres burned in the ‘Horse Shoe’ fire.
AccuWeather•September 15, 2019
Since Sept. 4, the Walker Fire has grown to consume over 50,000 acres, making it the largest wildfire in California this year.
The fire has charred parts of the Plumas National Forest, about 11 miles east of Taylorsville, California. The Murdock Crossing and Stoney areas are still under a mandatory evacuation on orders from the Plumas County Sheriff, though all other areas previously under mandatory evacuation have been reduced to an advisory-evacuation level.
On Sept. 8, the Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8 took a photo of the Walker Fire with the combination of natural color overlaid with false-color composite to further emphasize the burned areas, according to NASA
The Walker Fire has been burning in northern California since Sept. 4, 2019, and had engulfed more than 50,000 acres as of Sept. 15. The Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8 took this image on Sept. 8. (NASA Earth Observatory/Lauren Antt/Landsat data from U.S. Geological Survey)
“Fire crews will get some help from Mother Nature on Monday as a storm system delivers much-needed rainfall to Northern California,” AccWeather Meteorologist Renee Duff said. “This will be the first meaningful rainfall since late May for Sacramento.”
Over 2,000 personnel are currently employed in containing the wildfire. A red flag warning remains in effect from Sunday morning through mid-morning on Monday.
“As much as 0.50 of an inch of rain can fall on the Walker fire,” Duff said. “There can be a period of gusty winds prior to the dousing rainfall that can fan the flames and cause erratic wildfire behavior. Wind gusts can reach 30-45 mph into Monday.”
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), there are at least 12 active incidents that officials are responding to across the state.
In Southern California, the Horseshoe Fire in Riverside County, has burned nearly 500 acres and is 30% (an estimated 147 acres) contained.
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