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.
WATCH: FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE TWO CARS SWEPT AWAY BY HILAZON FLASHFLOOD
Early Monday morning, two jeeps with three people inside were driving under Route 804.
BY YVETTE J. DEANE. JANUARY 14, 2019 10:53. JPost.
Firefighters and Police rescued three people from cars swept into the Hilazon River, a northern stream in the lower Galilee, by a flash flood on Monday, according to the Spokesperson for the Firefighter’s Northern Rescue Unit.
Early Monday morning, two jeeps with a total of three people inside were driving under Route 804. Due to the rising water, the road flooded, trapping the three individuals in their cars, and sweeping their vehicles away with the current of the Hilazon.
Four teams of firefighters rushed to the scene, rescuing thetravelers with a civilian crane.
The Israeli police blocked the flooded road in order to prevent the recurrence of such an incident.
“Drive cautiously and do not enter the water: The depth is unknown, even if driving in a vehicle,” the Police Spokesperson’s Unit requested of the public.
Police also blocked Route 90 in both directions to and from Tiberias.
A firefighter also rescued a mother and son from a flooded home in the village of Arraba, according to the spokesperson for the Firefighter’s Northern Rescue Unit.
The winter season has caused an uptick of floods and stormy weather.
On Monday morning alone, the police have received dozens of phone calls from residents in Arraba and nearby communities, asking for help and rescue assistance, according to the Police Spokesperson’s Unit.
Residents are trapped in vehicles and homes, which endangers children, adults and the elderly, who could be exposed to the risk of drowning or hypothermia.
Additionally, snow has been piling up on Mount Hermon, and there have even been reports that snow could fall in Jerusalem Wednesday evening.
The Hilazon is the same river that took the life Cpl. Evyatar Yosefi in the beginning of January. Yosefi, 20, from Givat Shmuel, who served in the Gadsar paratrooper reconnaissance battalion, was swept away while participating in a navigation training exercise. His unit had been hiking around the stream working in pairs to learn how to navigate in the wilderness.
Anna Ahronheim contributed to this report.
Categories: Extreme Flooding