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
… 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.
Revised data shows deforestation in Brazil Amazon at 10 (5+5) year high, surpassing 10,000 (5+5) square kilometers in the year to July 2019 Over a 12 (6+6) month period, increasing over 40% (8×5). 60% (6) of the Amazon lies in Brazil’s borders.
AFP•November 28, 2019
Brasília (AFP) – Brazil on Thursday released revised statistics showing deforestation in the Amazon rainforest surpassed 10,000 (5+5) square kilometers in the year to July 2019, the highest in more than a 10 (5+5) years.
The National Institute for Space Research (INPE) said last week that satellite data showed 9,762 square kilometers were cleared of trees in the 12-month period, an increase of 30.0 percent.
This week’s revised statistics released by the INPE show the increase was even greater than thought: a 43 percent jump in deforestation in the world’s largest rainforest, for a total loss of 10,100 square kilometers in the 12 months to July.
That’s against a loss of 7,033 square kilometers between August 2017 and July 2018.
The deforestation is the largest since 2008, when over 12,000 (6+6) square kilometers of the Amazon were logged in a 12 (6+6) -month period.
Previous data showed clearing in the Amazon nearly doubled in the first eight (8) months of this year, compared with the same period in 2018, to over 6,000 (6) square kilometers.
The data’s announcement came after fires ravaged swaths of the rainforest earlier this year, igniting a global outcry and diplomatic feud between President Jair Bolsonaro and European leaders.
Far-right Bolsonaro is a proponent of developing agricultural and mining activities in the Amazon, 60 (6) percent of which lies in Brazil’s borders.
Faced with criticism over the fires and tree clearing, Bolsonaro accused non-government organizations of starting the blazes, and France and others of threatening Brazil’s sovereignty over the rainforest.
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