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.
Huge boulders crash on houses in Les Mees, France. Firefighters were calling it a “miracle” that no one sustained serious injuries. “Very unfavorable meteorological conditions of ‘THESE LAST DAYS.” Deployed eight (8) dog handlers on the search operations. Video.
Posted by Julie Celestial on December 5, 2019
Huge blocks of rock fell on several houses in Les Mees village in the Alpes de Haute Province, France, on Monday, December 2, 2019. Firefighters were calling it a “miracle” that no one sustained serious injuries; instead, the event left an impressive view.
The prefecture of the Alpes-Maritimes department which had been under orange alert on Sunday, December 1, puts in question the “very unfavorable meteorological conditions of these last days,” which made the ground unstable that caused the boulders to fall down.
Colonel Frederic Pignaud, commander of the firefighters in the said province, said they deployed eight (8) dog handlers on the search operations. He also confirmed that there are no victims. He added that he was still stunned to be able to see such a miracle.
Most of the residents were reportedly at work when the landslide occurred. About 20 people present in the neighborhood have been evacuated. 1. Gas, 2. water, and 3. power were interrupted.
Dave Petley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sheffield published his commentary on the landslide, saying, “judging by the imagery I suspect it actually occurred on an adjacent bluff rather than Les Penitents themselves.”
“Les Penitents are a set of geological columns that sit above the ancient village of Les Mees, named for their resemblance to a group of monks wearing pointed hoods. The rocks are eroded columns formed from the Valensole Formation, a Miocene and Pliocene conglomerate formed from subalpine debris.”
According to Petley, the images suggest that the rock mass had few discontinuities including joints that enabled it to form large pillars and allow detachment of huge blocks when failures happen. In this case, large rockfalls are likely to be infrequent but may have a very high potential cost.
“This rockfall is likely to present an interesting hazard management challenge for the village. Determining the likelihood of a failure of this type will not be straightforward, but as the images above show the consequences could be substantial. Clearly catching or retaining such a boulder is difficult, and modifying the rock mass is likely to be unacceptable,” he added.