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.
Large explosion at Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 7.9 km (26 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico
Posted by Teo Blašković on February 25, 2020 Watchers.news
A large explosion took place at Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano at around 06:20 UTC on February 25, 2020. According to the Washington VAAC, volcanic ash is rising up to 7.9 km (26 000 feet) above sea level.
At 11:13 UTC, the volcanic ash cloud was 130 km (80 miles) E of the summit.
New emissions after 06:20 UTC were registered moving NE, with the farthest 185 km (115 miles) away and new volcanic ash emission around 46 km (29 miles) from the summit. The farthest emissions are expected to dissipate over the next 6 hours.
In 24 hours to 17:00 UTC on February 24, the monitoring systems of the Popocatépetl volcano identified 148 exhalations, 1 moderate moderate explosion, and 10 minor explosions. The explosions had low ash content and dispersed to the southwest. 525 minutes of tremor were also recorded.
With the support of the National Guard, an overflight of the volcano crater was carried on February 18. During this overflight, specialists from the National Center for Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED) of the National Civil Protection Coordination and researchers from the Geophysics Institute of UNAM, were able to observe the morphological conditions of the volcano.
The internal crater maintains a diameter of 350 m (1 150 feet) and its approximate depth is 100 to 150 m (330 – 492 feet), which is covered by tephra. In general, no substantial changes have been observed.