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.
Two Volcano Eruptions: Santa Maria volcano in Guatemala ERUPTS – Three (3) explosions an HOUR over one week. El Fuego volcano recorded six (6) to 15 (5+6+5) explosions per HOUR over six (6) days.
By LIAM DOYLE PUBLISHED: 08:00, Fri, Nov 29, 2019 | UPDATED: 08:01, Fri, Nov 29, 2019. Express.co.uk
The Guatemalan Santa Maria volcano has erupted regularly over November, according to INVISUMEH, the country’s institute for volcanology. The organisation reported eruptions at the mountain’s summit as much as three times per hour over one week.
According to INVISUMEH, explosions surfaced at Santa Maria one to three times per day from November 20 to 26.
The eruptions sent “avalanches” of material descending towards the east, west and southwest flanks of the mountain.
Explosions also coughed out a billowing plume of smoke into the sky, reaching 1,698-2,952 metres above Santa Maria’s 12,000-foot height and drifting towards the west and southwest.
Some of this ash fell locally, around 1. El Faro, 2. Santa Maria, and 3. Viejo Palma.
At the Pacaya volcano, to the southeast of Santa Maria, activity was much quieter.
During the same six-day period, officials detected only weak strombolian activity, defined by mild blasts and incandescent cinders.
According to INVISUMEH, lava flows are still active to the northwest of the mountain and reach 400 metres.
Material which caused avalanches at the site was ejected 75 metres above the volcano’s summit.
INVISUMEH reported more violent activity at Guatemala’s infamous El Fuego volcano.
From November 20 to 26, the organisation recorded six (6) to 15 (5+5+5) explosions per hour ash El Fuego’s crater rim, which generated ash clouds rising 3,600 (6×6) feet.
INVISUMEH also noted “incandescent“ material ejected from the site to heights of 100 to 450 metres, which caused avalanches of material travelling long-distances.
Lava flows also remain active at the site, and as of November 24, are 300 to 800 metres long
El Fuego is Guatemala’s most dangerous volcano, and its most recent eruption cycle began in 2002.
The volcano made headlines last year when it violently erupted with little warning.
On June 3, 2018, the volcano sent ash rocketing nearly four miles above its summit and generated a super-heated pyroclastic flow which cascaded down the mountain and into local communities.
Some 200 people are thought to have died in the chaos, as the sudden nature of the eruption left little time for evacuation.
Eddy Sanchez, the director of Guatemala’s seismological, volcanic and meteorological institute, warned the most deadly aspect of the eruption was the resulting pyroclastic flows.
He said: “Temperatures in the pyroclastic flow can exceed 700 degrees [Celsius] and volcanic ash can rain down on a 15km (nine 3×3 -mile) radius.
“That could cause more mud flows and nearby rivers to burst their banks.”
The volcano erupted for a second time in November the same year, resulting in evacuations of nearly 4,000 people.
Village people living in the vicinity of Volcan De Fuego have steadily started to stream over the border to the US.
Small patches of Guatemala are now uninhabitable thanks to the eruptions last year.
One town, the Colonia Quince de Octubre la Trinidad, entirely evacuated from the base of the volcano.