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Heavy rain and snow claim 4 lives, tens of thousands of refugees exposed to extreme weather conditions, Lebanon

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.

Heavy rain and snow claim 4 lives, tens of thousands of refugees exposed to extreme weather conditions, Lebanon

Posted by TW on January 18, 2019. Watchers.news.

Several rounds of severe weather swept over Lebanon over the past 7 days, claiming lives of at least 4 people. At least 35,000 Syrian refugees are exposed to floods, snow and freezing temperatures and are sending out calls for help.

Heavy rain, strong winds and snow brought by Storm Mirian, also known as Storm Tracy, claimed lives of at least 4 people and injured more than 10 others since Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

“Last night’s storm brought even more misery to many thousands of Syrian refugees living in makeshift camps across Lebanon. Many tents, already severely damaged by Storm Norma on January 6, were full of holes and completely unable to cope with further extreme weather,” Paul Donohoe of the International Rescue Committee who visited the Bekaa Valley on January 17 told The National.

“Heavy rain in Bar Elias in central Bekaa saw the river overflow once again, resulting in many tents being totally flooded during the night. Children walking around in ankle-high water had no way to protect themselves from the wet and cold. One family unable to afford firewood was burning discarded shoes to heat the stove,” he said.

“For many Syrian refugees, this has been the harshest winter they have faced since they found safety in Lebanon.”

Calls for help are rising from the Arsal region in northeastern Lebanon, where camps with Syrian refugees are completely covered by snow and deaths by exposure can occur, the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) reported last week, launching immediate aid efforts.

Featured image courtesy: IHH

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