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.
Massive flash floods hit Atacama desert, Chile. Video
Posted by TW on February 8, 2019. Watchers.news
Heavy showers on high altitudes in northern Chile have caused dry river beds to become rushing torrents of water over the past couple of days. Major floods across the desert region of Atacama and continued through February 8.
The flooding has left one dead, one child missing and over 1 200 homeless, officials said February 2 but the worst is still not over.
Major floods were reported along the Loa River in Antofagasta on February 7, with some of the major roads flooded and bridges washed away.
Intense floods caused the collapse of the railway bridge in Loa en Calama on the same day.
In neighboring Peru, the Shocol River in the province of Rodriguez de Mendoza overflowed on February 5, flooding dozens of houses and several hectares of crop fields in the districts of Limabamba, Chirimoto, Totora and Milpuc.
At least 200 families from the traditional district of Quequeña, located in the province of Arequipa, were affected by the heavy rains and hailstorms that fell on February 6, Mayor Laura Lopez Dávalos said.
The rain activated a dry channel in Honda sector, flooding several houses located close to the channel with mud, stones and waste.
Government officials said their agricultural sector was also seriously damaged, mainly purple corn and alfalfa.
Deadly floods and landslides also affecting Bolivia where massive landslides caused multiple deaths.
Featured image: Floods in the Atacama desert on February 2, 2019 – Peru. Credit: CGTN
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