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.
Northern Greece records all-time low temperature, Athens blanketed in snow. At least 3 people dead. A record low of -23 °C (-9 °F) was posted.
Posted by TW on January 10, 2019. Watchers.news.
Cold Arctic air and snowstorms affecting Greece over the past couple of days claimed lives of at least 3 people and caused record low temperature in the country’s north.
Heavy snow disrupted both land and air traffic, with the worst of it affecting East Thessaly, Evia and northern sections of Central Greece on January 3 and 4. Three people were killed in Keratea, 45 km (28 miles) SE of Athens on January 3 after their car overturned near a stream during bad weather conditions. This brought the number of people killed in Europe by snow and cold over the past couple of days to 14.
On January 5, the city of Thessaloniki was covered in a thick layer of snow and completely paralyzed by the blizzard with no public transport running.
Bad weather continued over the weekend and into the new week, with snow blanketing capital Athens.
The snowfall prompted authorities to close schools and courthouses, while many public offices and banks provided minimal services, AFP reported.
While early morning tourists at the Acropolis were treated to a snow-globe scene on January 8, locals had to contend with roads made impassable by ice and many schools and offices were closed in the Athens region, Reuters reports.
On the same day, the city of Florina in northern Greece registered an all-time low of -23 °C (-9 °F). The weather disrupted highways, rail and bus services.
Nevrokopi registered -21 °C (-5.8 °F), Neos Kafkasos -20.4 °C (-4.7 °F), Grevena -19.9 °C (-3.8 °F), Vovousa -19.5 °C (-3.1 °F), Mavrolithari -19.3 °C (-2.7 °F), Ptolemaida -18.5 °C (-1.3 °F) and Pertouli -17.5 °C (0.5 °F).
Extremely low temperatures were also recorded in Kozani, where -13 °C (8.6 °F) was recorded, and it got down to -12 °C (10.4 °F) in Kastoria, according to Greek Reporter.
The absolute low temperature record in Greece is -29.6 °C (-21 °F) registered in the city of Ptolemaida, Kozani on January 27, 1963.
Similar weather, with short periods of warming, is expected to continue through the rest of the month.