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.
Daily snow record broken in Toronto, widespread record-breaking cold expected, Canada
Posted by Teo Blašković on January 29, 2019. Watchers.news
Environment Canada maintains Extreme Cold warnings for parts of northern Alberta and Nunavut, almost entire Saskatchewan, Manitoba and most of Ontario and Quebec on January 29, 2019.
A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills continues affecting much of southern Canada. A frigid arctic air mass and brisk winds will result in wind chill values of -40 to near -55 °C (-40 to 67 °F) this morning and again tonight into Wednesday.
Wind chill values of this magnitude are relatively rare in this region, especially in North Ontario and are extremely dangerous.
Extreme cold puts everyone at risk, EC meteorologists warn. Watch for cold-related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and color change in fingers and toes. If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.
Most of the region woke up to blowing and drifting snow in the wake of Monday’s Alberta Clipper. Dangerous snow squall conditions are also likely with the passage of the clipper with very cold air quickly spreading through the day on Tuesday, January 29, with a serious threat for whiteout conditions and high likelihood of record-breaking cold through the rest of the week, The Weather Network said.
Airports have been particularly impacted by the heavy snowfall, and approximately one in four flights, leaving or arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Ontario has been canceled while dozens of flights are canceled or delayed at Billy Bishop Airport in downtown Toronto.
By the evening hours of January 28, Pearson International Airport had already received 17 cm (6.69 inches) of snow, which broke their previous daily snowfall record of 13.4 cm (5.27 inches) in 2009.
The same weather is expected in parts of the neighboring United States.
Very dangerous and life-threatening Arctic air mass expected this week
Back to back cold fronts will slice through the eastern two-thirds of the country to deliver one of the coldest Arctic air intrusions in recent memory, especially from the Upper Midwest to the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley, NWS warns.
From Tuesday through Thursday, January 29 – 31, expect frigid temperatures and bitterly cold wind chills, likely leading to widespread record lows and low maximum temperatures.