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.
Frothy and Toxic Bubbles Cover One of India’s Most Famous Beaches. Marina Beach in Chennai, is the largest urban beach in India and sees tens of thousands of visitors daily.
By Stephanie Pappas – Live Science Contributor. December 3, 2019
A beach in India is coated in knee-deep foam that experts warn is toxic.
But that danger hasn’t stopped tourists from frolicking in the surf-churned white froth, according to the news organization AFP. The stretch of coast, Marina Beach in Chennai, is the largest urban beach in India and sees tens of thousands of visitors daily.
The foam is also a recurrent visitor to the beach, appearing each year when the monsoon rains wash pollution into the sea, according to AFP. The foam is likely the result of a mixture of washing detergent residue and other waste, whipped into a froth by wind and waves. Only 40% of Chennai’s wastewater is treated, Pravakar Mishra, a scientist at the National Centre for Coastal Research in Chennai, told AFP. The rest of the sewage from the city of more than 7 million people washes directly into the sea.
The foam has the potential to cause skin irritation and damage, and fishermen have been warned to stay out of the water. One fisherman named Jeyaseelan told AFP that the value of the fish he has caught has plummeted to nothing, as locals suspect that the fish are contaminated by the visible pollution on the beach. In 2016 and 2017, pollution run-off caused mass fish die-offs on the coast near Chennai.
Pollution is a growing problem in India. Smog and particulate matter clog the country’s rapidly-expanding urban areas, and poor water sanitation practices have created toxic waterways. In one striking example in 2017, a half-dozen bright blue dogs were spotted in a suburb of Mumbai. The dogs had entered the Kasadi River near an industrial plant that was releasing blue dye directly into the waterway. Plastic pollution and other garbage also mar beaches like Marina, Mishra told AFP.
“Pollution is now a bigger threat to India’s beaches than the rising seas,” he said
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