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 women 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 pains that occur in greater severity, frequency, size and duration prior to giving birth. End of note.
At least 50 killed in floods and landslides caused by Tropical Depression “Usman”
Posted by TW on December 30, 2018. Watchers.news
Tropical Depression “Usman” dropped heavy rain over parts of the Philippines over the weekend, causing floods and landslides in which at least 50 people were killed. Usman made landfall in Borongan, Eastern Samar on December 29 and has since weakened into a low-pressure area. Rains, however, are still spreading through eastern and central provinces.
According to data provided by the PAGASA on December 30, Usman dropped large amounts of rainfall on parts of Luzon and the Visayas. Up to a month’s worth of rainfall was recorded in some areas in just two days.
The weather station in Daet, Camarines Norte registered 573.2 mm (22.56 inches) of rain in 48 hours ending December 29. Normal December rainfall for this area is 588 mm (23.14 inches).
During the same period, Legazpi City, Albay recorded 460.1 mm (18.11 inches); normal December rainfall for the city is 520.2 mm (20.48 inches). Catarman, Northern Samar registered 446.8 mm (17.59 inches); normal December rainfall there is 628.2 mm (24.73 inches). Albat, Quezon recorded 430.7 mm (16.95 inches); normal December rainfall there is 636.6 mm (25.06 inches). Virac, Catanduanes recorded 384.1 mm (15.12 inches); normal rainfall there is 451.8 mm (17.78 inches).
According to the latest official reports released 16:30 LT, December 30, at least 50 people were killed, most of them in Albay and Camarines Sur. 17 people still remain missing and the death toll is expected to rise.
Landslides displaced more than 22 000 people in 6 worst affected provinces, according to the regional civil defense office.
The low pressure area which used to be TD Usman and the tail-end of a cold front are still bringing heavy rain on December 30 while landslides are affecting residents in the provinces of Albay, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Camarines Sur, and Camarines Norte.
Featured image: Floods in Libon town, Albay on December 30, 2018. Credit: PNP Bicol regional command
Categories: Extreme Flooding