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.
Tropical Storm “Pabuk” to hit Thailand with heavy rain, strong winds
Posted by TW on January 03, 2019. Watchers.news
Tropical Storm “Pabuk” is expected to make landfall over southern Vietnam around 12:00 UTC on January 4, 2018, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. It will then continue toward Andaman and Nicobar Islands where landfall is possible sometime around 12:00 UTC on January 6. High amounts of rainfall are expected to affect southern Thailand, where flash flooding and landslides are possible. Southern Myanmar and Vietnam will also be affected by heavy rain and possible flooding.
At 15:00 UTC on January 3, the center of Tropical Storm “Pabuk” was located approximately 550 km (340 miles) SSW of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and 200 km (124 miles) ENE of Kota Bharu, Malaysia. The system is tracking NW at 16 km/h (10 mph) under the influence of a subtropical ridge located to the northeast.
Over the next 72 hours, Pabuk will continue tracking northwestward slightly increasing in intensity due to somewhat favorable environmental conditions and reach 75 km/h (46 mph) over the next 24 hours.
Landfall is expected somewhere between Pak Phanang and Hua Sai, possibly near Khanap Nak around 12:00 UTC on January 4, with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h (46 mph).
The storm will traverse over southern Thailand, exit into the Andaman Sea around 03:00 UTC, January 5 and continue toward Andaman and Nicobar Islands where landfall is possible sometime around 12:00 UTC on January 6.
Pabuk will then turn toward Bangladesh and Myanmar and quite possibly dissipate before reaching land.
Featured image: Tropical Storm “Pabuk” at 13:20 UTC on January 3, 2019. Credit: JMA/Himawari-8, CIRA/RAMMB