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 woman 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.
Tropical Cyclone “Oma” near Vanuatu, Red Alert for Torba, Sanma and Malampa
Posted by Teo Blašković on February 13, 2019. Watchers.news
Tropical Cyclone Warning No.9 was issued for Vanuatu provinces of Torba, Sanma and Malampa at 12:30 UTC (23:30 VUT), February 13, 2019 due to Tropical Cyclone “Oma,” located at the time about 255 km (160 miles) west of Santo and 390 km (242 miles) west-southwest of Sola. Red alert is in effect for all three provinces and yellow for Penama and Shefa. Oma is the fourth named storm of the 2018/19 South Pacific tropical cyclone season. It follows Liua of September 2018, the earliest-forming named tropical cyclone in the South Pacific basin since reliable records began, Mona (January) and Neil (February).
Oma is moving west at 34 km/h (21 mph) with estimated central pressure of 984 hPa and maximum sustained winds near the center of 95 km/h (59 mph).
Gale force winds of 75 km/h (46 mph) are affecting Torba, Sanma and Malampa provinces. Damaging gale force winds of 75 km/h with gusts up to 100 km/h (62 mph) will continue affecting Torba and Sanma over the next 12 to 24 hours, the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD) warns.
Storm force winds of 95 km/h (59 mph) gusting up to 130 km/h (80 mph) are also expected to affect the abovementioned provinces.
Heavy rainfalls and flash flooding over low lying areas and areas close to the river banks, including coastal flooding will continue to affect the three provinces overnight.
Seas will be very rough to phenomenal with heavy and phenomenal swells expected.
People, including sea going vessels are strongly advised not to go out to sea until the system has moved out of the area.
The Marine strong wind warning and High seas warning are current for northern and central coastal and open waters.
The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) advices that red alert is maintained for Torba, Sanma and Malampa, and yellow alert for Penama and Shefa provinces.
For actions on these alerts, call NDMO on 22699 or 33366. People in the affected provinces are advised to listen to Radio Vanuatu and all other radio outlets to get the latest information on this system.
VMGD will issue the next warning on Tropical Cyclone “Oma” at 03:00 VUT, February 14 (16:00 UTC, February 13).
Featured image: Tropical Cyclone “Oma” at 13:10 UTC on February 13, 2019. Credit: JMA/Himawari-8, RAMMB/CIRA, TW