Extreme Wildfires Update

‘Absolutely suffocating’: how are you affected by smoke haze from Australia’s bushfires? – open thread. From flight delays to wearing masks, those on NSW’s east coast and southern Queensland have endured weeks of haze and hazardous air quality

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.

‘Absolutely suffocating’: how are you affected by smoke haze from Australia’s bushfires? – open thread. From flight delays to wearing masks, those on NSW’s east coast and southern Queensland have endured weeks of haze and hazardous air quality

The Guardian. December 2, 2019.

Weeks of large-scale bushfires on the east coast of New South Wales and southern Queensland have caused air quality to drop to hazardous levels.

In NSW alone, two million hectares of land have been burnt since July in more than 7,000 fires. Six people have died and over 660 homes have been destroyed in what authorities have called the “most challenging bushfire season ever”.

In Sydney, a temperature inversion over the city has trapped smoke in the city basin and with fires burning in all directions, wind changes have not cleared the haze. Other parts of the state have endured weeks more of poor air quality.

Children, the elderly and those with heart and lung conditions are most at risk. Health authorities have advised people to reduce outdoor activities and seek medical advice if they experience difficulties. Schools have cancelled sporting activities, flights have been delayed and many people have begun to wear masks to cope with the smoke.

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