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
Major flooding in Queensland: Townsville dam spillway gates fully open as extreme rainfall continues, Australia
Posted by Teo Blašković on February 3, 2019. Watchers.news
A vigorous, slow-moving monsoon trough over northern Queensland, Australia is extending from Townsville to Gregory Springs into a deep, semi-stationary tropical low, located about 200 km (124 miles) north of Mount Isa. It will remain active this week, with further heavy and intense rainfall expected for already saturated catchments. Exceptional and record-breaking rainfall has already flooded the region and the potential for significant and dangerous flash flooding will continue for areas between Ingham and Bowen, possibly extending as far south as Mackay from Monday, February 4, 2019.
The region has already received extreme amounts of rain over the past 9 to 10 days, dropping as much as 500 mm (19.6 inches) in 24 hours on January 26 on parts of Douglas Shire. In some places, 300 mm (11.8 inches) of rain fell in just 6 hours. In 48 hours to January 27, the area received more than 620 mm (24.4 inches).
All that rain in such a short period of time caused the Daintree River to rapidly rise, break the major flood stage of 9 m (29.5 feet) around 18:00 LT, January 26 and peak just after 00:00 AEDT on Sunday, January 27 at 12.6 m (41.3 feet), breaking the previous record of 12.4 m (40.6 feet) set in 1901.
The rain continued over the next couple of days and further intensified over Ingham and Townsville, dropping over 500 mm (19.6 inches) of rain in a 24-hour period to 09:00 LT, February 3.
“Most of that fell after sunset, with rates of more than 100 mm (3.93 inches) per hour recorded in Ingham and surrounds,” Higgins Storm Chasing reports. “The continuous rainfall over Greater Townsville has also lead to the City recording its wettest week in history – beating the Night of Noah by over 100 mm!”
In January 1998, when the ‘Night of Noah’ occurred, Townsville recorded 913.2 mm (35.9 inches) in a 7-day period which including the Night of Noah itself (548.8 mm / 21.6 inches overnight). The Townsville Airport recorded 886.2 mm (34.8 inches) during that 7-day period as well – this is believed to be the wettest 7-day period for Townsville since records began in the area, Higgins explained, adding:
“The current 7-day period has recorded 1 012 mm (39.8 inches) which has clearly beaten this milestone quite comfortably!”
At 07:10 UTC (18:10 EST) on February 3, BOM’s office in Queensland issued a Major Flood Warning for Ross River. “Risk to life and property: Dangerous and high velocity flows will occur in the Ross River Sunday night into Monday. Unprecedented areas of flooding will occur in Townsville.”
Emergency services have received hundreds of call for assistance as flood waters continue to rise through the night and ADF members have launched boats into the streets of Idalia, in Townsville’s south, searching for any lights on or residents in need of rescue, the Townsville Bulletin reports.
17 000 properties across Townsville are currently without power.
Categories: Extreme Flooding