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.
Deadly Whiteout: 200M Americans in the Path as ‘the Super Snow Moon’ Coincides
The latest winter storm is the biggest yet, hitting 39 states from the Plains to the East Coast with snow, sleet, ice, rain, and possible flooding. It’s the latest event in a week of turbulent weather that’s brought snow to some places it’s seldom seen.
The powerful storm is poised to strike roughly 200 million people, and every state east of the Mississippi will be affected by over the next few days.
Accuweather reports a “burst of snow” is arriving Tuesday night and six inches or more could fall in some areas of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
This week of crazy weather started with snow in Los Angeles, closing down Interstate 5. Some drivers were left stranded.
“We were going to get a hotel but there’s no more rooms,” said Claudia Neri of Bakersfield, CA.
Kay Baily also lives in Bakersfield. Her family thought they were taking a quick day trip. “We drove from Bakersfield to Thousand Oaks for a gymnastics event. My son made state so it’s worth it,” she told a local network.
But then they couldn’t get home. “Now we’re stuck,” she said. “As soon as we got off the exit, we started sliding so we’re just stuck in the car.”
It was the first snowfall her children – ages 12, 9, and 7 – had ever seen.
Interstate 15, the freeway between Southern California and Las Vegas was also shut down. Up to two inches of snow fell in Las Vegas, turning the casino strip into a winter wonderland.
Icy and snow covered roads made for hazardous driving conditions in Midwest and Northeast. And the second snowstorm to hit Wisconsin in a week also wreaked havoc on the roads.
East of Kansas City, whiteout conditions caused a nearly 50 car pileup, killing one person.
The approaching storm will bring ice and cause power outages in some areas, and cancellations of flights out of major airports such as Washington DC, New York, and Boston.
Meanwhile, all the snow ties into a phenomenon in the skies today, the brightest and biggest the moon of this year. It’s called a Super Moon, which occurs when a full moon is closest to the earth, making it look bigger.
A snow moon occurs in February because it often brings the heaviest snowfalls. Today we’ll be getting both a supermoon and a snow moon, hence the name, Super Snow Moon.
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