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.
Toxic Caterpillar Plague in Spain
Breitbart. February 14, 2020
Alarmists are charging that climate change is the culprit behind a “toxic caterpillar plague” affecting southern Spain, insisting that global warming has ushered in an early spring.
“The appearance of the pine processionary caterpillar has been anticipated this year due to a lack of rain and an increase in temperatures, the result of climate change,” stated Spain’s National Association of Environmental Health Companies (ANECPLA).
The Spanish newspaper ABC reported Friday that the advanced arrival of this dangerous caterpillar is “a direct consequence of climate change.”
Pine trees in parks, gardens, and woodlands in some areas of Andalusia, Ceuta, and Levante already have large nests of the highly toxic caterpillars in their branches, ANECPLA said.
The 2020 appearance of the caterpillars — which are dangerous for humans and often deadly for domestic animals — has arrived a month earlier than usual, the organization noted.
The caterpillars “pose a major risk to children and adults causing dermatitis, eye damage and severe allergic reaction and in pets even death,” said ANECPLA director Milagros Fernandez de Lezeta.
The pine processionary caterpillar — so-named for its distinctive habit of processing through the woods in nose-to-tail columns — lays its eggs in cotton candy-like nests in pine trees and the eggs hatch as temperatures rise with the onset of spring.
The caterpillars are covered with tiny barbed hairs that contain a venomous protein called thaumetopoein, which can cause breathing difficulties and vomiting. Direct contact with the caterpillars is not even necessary because when they sense a threat they can launch their hairs (trichomes) into the air, which act as poisoned darts that provoke irritations and allergies.
Especially vulnerable are dogs, which can try to eat the caterpillars and get the barbed hairs stuck in their paws, nose, or tongue.
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