Blog note: 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). Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. This verse from Luke is one 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 pains that occur in greater severity, frequency, size and duration prior to giving birth. End of note.
Oman to increase number of people in shelter from Cyclone Luban to 4,000: Omani authorities said the country has not seen the worst of the storm yet
Arabian Business. Sun 14 Oct 2018 10:35 AM
The number of people in shelter as result of Cyclone Luban in Oman is expected to rise from 1,317 to 4,000 today, authorities told local media, with 18 shelters currently housing locals and expacts.
While the tropical storm west of the Arabian Sea is expected to get worse, the National Committee for Civil Defence said it is ready to tackle it when heavy rains begin on Sunday night.So far, there has been no shortage of water, fuel or basic necessities, with a temporary cut in electricity quickly restored. “We have not seen the worst of the storm, and that is why there have been no injuries or deaths,” Lt Col Faisal Al Hajri, director of the executive office at the National Committee for Civil Defence told Times of Oman. The Public Authority for Civil Aviation in Oman (PACA) has issued an advisory, urging the public to take precautions and avoid venturing into low lying areas or the sea. Heavy rain, floods and strong winds will continue in Dhofar, authorities warned.
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