I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth,
Blood, fire, and columns of smoke.
31 The sun will be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. (Joel 2:30-31 NASV)
Fox News is reporting that three volcanos are erupting on a remote chain of islands located in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska.
According to the report, the three volcanos on the Alaskan Peninsula have been erupting simultaneously for about two weeks.
And though the eruptions appear to be growing stronger, those monitoring the situation are not concerned at this point.
The most worrisome of the volcanos is the Pavlof Volcano because it is only 35 miles away from the small community of Cold Bay. Though it seems the least active of the three, people are reporting that they can see its lava flows.
The other two volcanos, Great Sitkin Volcano and Semisopochnoi Volcano, are hundreds of miles away from people, but Semisopochnoi is reportedly spewing ash 10,000 feet into the air.
In the verse cited at the beginning of this post, the Prophet Joel stated that volcanic eruptions, columns of smoke, would be a sign that we have entered what he described as the “coming Day of the Lord.” Notice columns, plural, indicating there would be multiple eruptions.
But we are not quite there yet, because Joel particularly noted their severity, stating that there would be so many eruptions, their ash would turn the sun into darkness.
These eruptions were combined with a level 6.9 earthquake on Saturday (Aug 14, 2021) off the coast of Alaska.
There was also a second earthquake, that same day. A massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake also hit Haiti on the early morning of Saturday, Aug 14, 2021. The latest report states that nearly 1,300 people were killed, and thousands of others are missing or injured. The earthquake could be felt in neighbouring countries. READ: Haiti earthquake death toll soars to 1,297, at least 5,700 injured
We know from the Bible’s end times passages that in addition to volcanos, the end of the age would also be marked by several massive earthquakes (Luke 21:11).