… 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 pains that occur in greater severity, frequency, size and duration prior to giving birth. End of note.
Over 19,000 homes destroyed by heavy rain and flash floods in Sudan
Posted by TW on November 23, 2018. Watchers.news
Over 200,000 people in 15 of Sudan’s 18 states have been affected by heavy rains and flash floods between October 8 and November 4, 2018. This is almost double the 122,500 people affected by floods the same time last year.
According to the Government of Sudan, over 19,640 homes were destroyed.
The worst affected states are Kassala with 47,500 people, Sennar 33,800 and West Kordofan 33,200 people.
UNOCHA said aid organizations continue to respond with food, emergency shelter and household supplies, and provide health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene services to the affected people. In West Darfur, the decrease in the number of farm-related incidents has been attributed to the new measures introduced by the state government. Humanitarian organizations continue to assist about 182,000 vulnerable people across the Abyei Area.
Featured image credit: UNOCHA