Fox News reports,
A team of Russian photographers were able capture an incredibly rare event as four volcanoes erupted simultaneously within about 100 miles of each other. The amazing display occurred in the Kamchatka region in Russia’s far East. The photographers also attached a video camera to the outside of their helicopter, and it rotated 360 degrees to capture all of the eruptions. Martha MacCallum discussed the phenomenon with Corey Powell of Discover Magazine, who said the Siberian region is home to 29 active volcanoes and about 150 dormant ones. “Nobody’s ever seen anything like this. Four different volcanoes, four separate eruptions happening at the same time, unprecedented,” said Powell, who went on to explain why this activity is occurring in that part of the world.
"Geologic frenzy" lol. "No one has ever seen this before". This is the same area that is tied in with the Ring of Fire earthquakes I reported on Sunday and yesterday.
Revelation shows that volcanic activity will be prevalent in the Tribulation,
"When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood," (Rev 6:12). The sun turning black as sackcloth seems to be a reference to what we now call volcanic fog. I wrote about that here
Joel's end time, Day of the Lord references contain one about pillars of smoke:
“And I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke." (Joel 2:30)
NOT that the Tribulation/Day of the LORD has begun, no. But that the increased activity certainly is noteworthy. When scientists say "unprecedented" then personally I take it as another birth pang. Combined with the huge earthquake last night at the Santa Cruz Islands, and being part of the same Ring of Fire, then I just take it all the more as another sign of God's work in the world.
You know the verse in Revelation 22:12 where Jesus "Behold! I am coming quickly"? Some translations say 'soon.' Others say, 'quickly.' But the word for quickly/soon is tachu, from where we get tachometer. A tachometer measures speed, not time. It gives the sense that the engine is revving up, and up, and up. The speed is increasing. A tachometer measures the revolutions per minute of the engine. Strong's explains the word's use:
"used of God's promptness characterizing how He has ordered all physical scenes of life to happen on His perfect timetable without unnecessary "delay" (Rev 1:1, 22:6). It does not mean "immediately" or necessarily "in a very short time" but rather "without any delay."
There are indications of another financial collapse in both America and Europe fairly imminently. There is the nuclear problem of Iran (which I have a post partly prepared for tomorrow) and North Korea's nuclear ambitions. The Chinese and Japanese tensions inched closer to flashpoint this week. Fighting in Damascus got worse yesterday. There is a lot going on and I don't know where we are on His timetable, nor what events there still are to endure in this world before the rapture comes. But it definitely seems to me that things are speeding up.