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.
Hawaii storm: NWS WARNING – Rare ‘intense’ storm to bring flooding, SNOW and 60ft waves
HAWAII is bracing for an unprecedented storm which could see waves up to 60ft as well as intense winds and even some snow. Here are all the details.
By KATE WHITFIELD
PUBLISHED: 08:45, Mon, Feb 11, 2019
Hawaii was hammered by an “unusually intense” storm on Sunday which will continue into the week with widespread high winds and potentially damaging coastal flooding in unusual locations of the island chain. There is even a chance of some mountaintop snow in at least one unusual location. A High Wind Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for the whole archipelago.
NWS is warning of winds gusting up to 60mph, blowing westerly at first before turning northwest on Sunday night.
The warning is in place across all islands in the Hawaii archipelago and will remain in place until at least 6am local time (4pm GMT) on Monday.
Peak winds are expected on Sunday afternoon, with major hazards expected.
The NWS warned of driving hazards, damage to roofs, flying debris and downed tree
Widespread power outages are also expected across the island chain.
There are also warnings of this fast-moving storm generating waves reaching 40 to 60 feet, which pose a risk to boats and could come very near the Hawaiian Islands, particularly the northern shores.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu says these waves could cause “unprecedented coastal flooding to north and west facing shores late Saturday and Sunday”.
The north shores of Hawaii are no stranger to high surf generated from distant North Pacific storms in the winter months.
However, swells generated by this intensifying storm will produce “giant, disorganised waves” which pose the risk of flooding.
NWS also warned of “extreme harbour surges” along north and west-facing shores of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai and north-facing shores of Maui this weekend.
Authorities are stressing the potential for “significant damage to coastal property and infrastructure,” with “evacuations and road closures possible.”
Experts are calling this storm an unusual one.
Instead of approaching from the west or northwest, this storm will stream in from south of the Aleutian Islands to near the Hawaiian Island chain this weekend.
It is also an unusually cold storm for the Hawaiian islands.
Given the cold nature, snow could fall not only on the typical Big Island summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, but potentially atop Haleakala, a broad shield volcano on Maui.
Low temperatures in Honolulu may dip into the upper 50s Fahrenheit (around 10C) on Sunday or Monday – not cold by some standards, but very unusual for the warm islands.
That deep cold air aloft could also fuel some bands of thunderstorms over the islands Sunday into Monday, if the atmosphere is moist enough.