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.
Untold billions of animals and marine life have died due to man, disease and pollution in February 2020: Avian Flu, African Swine Fever, algae bloom and greed all a contribution to the carnage. Countries noted with specific die-offs.
The Big Wobble. March 3, 2020
Below is a
“small” list, showing deaths of animals killed by disease, pollution
or man in the 2nd month of 2020 and let me tell you, I have hardly scratched
the surface, many millions of more deaths don’t get reported. As for
marine life, most of the dead sink to the bottom, or the birds, die out at sea,
so you see, below is just a tiny per cent of the real carnage.
Have you seen any of these disasters on the media? (Apart from the billion deaths of animals reported in the Aussie bushfires). No, it never gets mentioned.
Hundreds of vultures have been found dead in Guinea-Bissau over the past 10 days, according to the Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF). As of 28 February, the known death toll was placed at 648 – and this figure continues to rise in what represents a massive blow to the country’s vulture populations. BirdGuides
A new outbreak of African swine fever kills 3,000 pigs in Indonesia. CNA
Vietnam culls hundreds of thousands poultry amid bird flu spread along with 20,000 pigs culled with African Swine Fever: More than 100,000 poultry have been culled in 10 provinces and cities of Vietnam where A/H5N6 and A/H5N1 bird flu broke out. Between January and Feb. 23, the African swine fever outbreak spread to additional 24 communes with 17,133 pigs culled, bringing the total numbers of communes, and provinces and cities hit by the outbreak to 325 and 29 respectively. Meanwhile, the foot-and-mouth disease has hit nine provinces with a total of 2,833 cattle infected and more than 80 dead, the agency quoted the ministry as reporting. Asia and Pacific
Hundreds of Dead Dolphins Wash Up on French Beaches, almost 700 in the first 2 months of 2020. Sputnik
Mexico: Drought has killed hundreds of thousands of fish. The biologist Edwin Flores stressed that what is lived in the lagoon located in Hidalgo is one of the worst ecological disasters in the region that affects fishermen and farmers. Excelsior
A New Zealand resident stumbled upon hundreds of thousands of dead mussels at Maunganui Bluff Beach on the North Island. Scientists say the mussels likely died from heat stress from rising ocean temperatures. Weather.com
Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA) has registered the first outbreak of avian influenza in Bulgaria for 2020. The National Reference Laboratory has confirmed the highly pathogenic Influenza H5N8 at a duck breeding farm in Rakovski near Plovdiv. At the moment of the outbreak registration, 6.000 ducks. Novinite.com
Spain: Thousands of shrimps appeared dead last Friday on the shore of La Colonia beach, in Aguilas. The image surprised neighbours and visitors who were enjoying a day at the beach when they ran into a trail of about six meters full of these marine decapods. The City Council rules out that there has been some kind of pollution episode or spill on the beaches. Lavardad
Spain: Mystery Surrounds Thousands Of Dead Fish Washed Up In Spain’s Fuengirola. Euro Weekly
Vietnam: 39 tons of fish died on Cai Vung river due to local lack of oxygen Minh Anh 13:46 February 15, 2020, High density of farming people, coupled with low water levels, weak currents lead to lack of oxygen resulting in massive fish deaths on Cai Vung river, Dong Thap province. The Department of Livestock, Veterinary and Fisheries of Dong Thap province has just analyzed the cause of mass death of fish on Cai Vung river. Zing
150 dead dolphins wash up in two months in Krasnodar, Russia. Russian?
Mass die-off of fish washes up in a lake in Northern Grampians Shire, Australia, algae bloom suspected. Times-News
Upward of 10,000 birds have been found dead at the Miankaleh peninsula, situated on the Caspian Sea shore in north-east Iran, in recent days.
According to Hossein-Ali Ebrahimi, head of Mazandaran province’s department of environment, the corpses involve many different species, including Greater Flamingos, as well as ducks and grebes. bird guides
Hundred of tons of fish die suddenly in Lake Maninjau, Indonesia allegedly due to Sulpher, see below. Sumbar.com
Hundreds of pigs have died from African swine fever in Bali, authorities said Wednesday, marking the Indonesian holiday island’s first recorded outbreak and after the virus claimed some 30,000 hogs in Sumatra. Ida Bagus Wisnuardhana, Bali’s agriculture and food security agency chief, said nearly 900 pigs succumbed to swine fever since mid-December. “The results are positive for African swine fever,” Ida told reporters, referring to tests performed on the dead animals. Phys.org
a million birds slaughtered in Saudi
Arabia due to avian flu Saudi Arabia has reported an outbreak of
the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus on a poultry farm, the World
Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday. The outbreak, which
occurred in the central Sudair region, killed 22,700 birds, the OIE said,
citing a report from the Saudi agriculture ministry. The other 385,300
birds in the flock were slaughtered, it said. The case was the first
outbreak of the H5N8 virus in Saudi Arabia since July 2018. Reuters
Tons of fish appeared dead on the surface of
the Vermelho and Araguaia rivers, in Aruanã, Brazil. Videos recorded by residents show the fish floating
in the water. The Environment delegate, Luciano Carvalho, speaks in tons
already collected this Monday when the images were more strongly shared on
social networks. What calls the delegate’s attention is that the fish that
appears in the images is the cascudo, a resistant species that is difficult to
be contaminated. Globo
A city in China’s central Hunan province reported that it had culled almost 20,000 chickens after an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement on its website Saturday. The statement didn’t say when the outbreak occurred, or when the cull happened. Hunan is next to Hubei, the epicentre of the separate coronavirus outbreak. Avian influenza, found in a farm in Shaoyang City, killed 4,500 chickens, more than half the farm’s flock, the ministry said. The city culled almost 18,000 poultry after the outbreak. The statement said the outbreak was of a “highly pathogenic subtype” of the H5N1 flu. Since 2003, the H5N1 avian flu has killed 455 people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Bloomberg