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.
March uptick in volcanic activity continues: Mount Semeru in Lumajang, East Java, spews hot clouds and ash 3km into the Indonesian sky just 2 days after the eruption of Mount Merapi
Wobble. March 6, 2020
Mount Semeru in Lumajang, East Java, has started
spewing hot clouds as high as 3km, the Malang Disaster and Mitigation Agency
(BPBD) reported, issuing a level II (advisory) warning status for the volcano.
The agency observed that the hot clouds had an amplitude of 23mm and was
accompanied by a 540-second earthquake. BPBD Malang head Subagyo said that it
was a normal, natural occurrence and that the situation was under control.
However, the Malang agency as well as the Center of Volcanology and Geological
Hazards Mitigation both advise the public to remain at a distance of 1-4km from
the south and southeastern edges of Semeru’s active crater. — The Jakarta
Indonesia’s most active volcano erupted Tuesday, spewing sand and pyroclastic material, sending massive smoke-and-ash column 6,000 meters (19,680 feet) high into the sky. TBW