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.
6 killed as powerful storm hits California, more heavy rain expected
Posted by Teo Blašković on February 4, 2019. Watchers.news.
A powerful Pacific storm hit southern California on February 2 and 3, 2019, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. During the peak of the storm, coastal and valley areas received up to 25 mm (1 inch) of rain per hour. Key highways were shut down as mud and water rushed down from wildfire burn areas. 6 people died during the storm and at least 9 others were injured.
The system brought more than 100 mm (4 inches) of rain at lower elevations and several feet of snow and road-closing whiteout conditions in the mountains. The strongest wind gust was measured in Santa Barbara County – 128 km/h (80 mph), downing trees and power lines across the region. Over 33 000 customers were left without power.
Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for Woolsey Fire burn area – Seminole Springs Mobile Home Estates in Agoura Hills and Paseo Canyon Malibu West in Malibu. Evacuations were also ordered or recommended for neighborhoods near the Thomas, Whittier and Sherpa fire scars.
Mud as high as 90 cm (3 feet) deep closed stretches of Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County and the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.
Multiple accidents were reported, including one on Interstate 5 that killed a volunteer member of the Ventura County search-and-rescue team and injured 9 others.
As reported by the AP, the team from Ventura County was on its way to a training exercise on February 2 when members stopped to help at the scene of a single-vehicle rollover crash. A minivan carrying a family was traveling too fast for the wet conditions, lost control and plowed into members of the team, Los Angeles County fire Capt. Tony Imbrenda said. Nine people were transported to hospitals, including three members of the team.
5 people died on February 3, after a twin-engine Cessna 414A crashed into a home shortly after taking off of Fullerton Municipal Airport. Orange County Sheriff’s Lt. Cory Martino says the pilot died as well as four occupants of the home in Yorba Linda, which is about 56 km (35 miles) southeast of Los Angeles. The debris is reportedly scattered over four blocks.
Winter storm and avalanche warnings were in place in the Sierra Nevada where several feet of snow fell on areas already loaded with snow dumped by a series of storms in January. NWS said the area could see up to 3 m (10 feet) of snow over the next few days.
Weather officials said another system will bring heavy rainfall and a risk of flash flooding and debris flows near burn scars in California, heavy mountain snow in the Sierras and Cascades, and low-elevation snow in the Pacific Northwest into northern California through Tuesday, February 5.