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.
First Cyclone of 2019. (That didn’t take long). Tropical Cyclone “Penny” forms, crosses Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula
Posted by TW on January 01, 2019, Watchers.news
Tropical Cyclone “Penny” formed at 21:00 UTC, December 31, 2018 (08:00 AEST, Tuesday, January 1, 2019) over the warm tropical waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia and made landfall around 05:00 UTC, January 1 (16:00 LT) just south of Weipa. It is possibly Penny will redevelop into a Catagory 1 or 2 system later this week and curve back towards the Queensland coast as a low.
Penny was named at 08:00 LT, Tuesday morning, forcing authorities to issue tropical cyclone warning for coastal and adjacent inland areas from Pormpuraaw up to Cape York, for gales of up to 120 km/h (75 mph), There is the also the risk of heavy rainfall and higher than normal tides along the coast, meteorologists said.
Dr. Richard Wardle, BOM’s Weather Services Manager, said Penny made landfall just south of Weipa around 16:00 LT (05:00 UTC), where it will weaken back to low as it moves over the Peninsula and re-enters the Coral Sea tomorrow morning (LT).
“In the longer term, ex-tropical Cyclone Penny is forecast to move further into the Coral Sea, where it may redevelop into a category 1 or 2 system later this week,” Wardle said.
“It’s too early to determine the cyclone’s possible movement beyond this point, but some models indicate it could curve back towards the Queensland coast as a low.”
A Flood Watch is in place for catchments in Cape York Peninsula north of the Daintree and Mossman Rivers. Catchments between Cardwell and Cairns have been removed from the Flood Watch area, now that heavy rainfall is no longer expected.
A minor flood warning remains in place for the Daintree River and Mossman Rivers as a result of recent rainfall, and these rivers are expected to continue to fall today.
Flood Warnings for the Tully, Murray and upper Herbert catchments were finalized earlier this morning when river levels eased below the minor flooding level.
Featured image: Tropical Cyclone “Penny” at 08:50 UTC on January 1, 2018. Credit: JMA/Himawari-8, RAMMB/CIRA
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