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.
Four killed as flash floods hit Crete, Greece
Posted by Teo Blašković on February 18, 2019. Watchers.news.
Flash flooding hit the Greek island of Crete on February 16 and 17, 2019, sweeping away one vehicle with four people inside. The island was hit hard by a cold front affecting parts of the country since last week with heavy rain and strong winds.
According to the Greek national news agency AMNA, a young woman made a telephone call to the Fire Brigade at around 01:00 local time, February 17 that the car her husband was driving was being swept by overflowing Geropotamos River at the outskirts of Rethymno city.
Bodies of all four people, a young married couple, the wife’s sister and her mother, were found on Monday, February 18. They had reportedly been returning from a wedding celebration when their car was swept away by floodwaters. Two calls were made to emergency services from the car, but rescue crews were unable to reach them in time despite a massive search operation, The National Herald reported.
Ships were docked at ports until Saturday due to gale force winds, while farmers have reported a lot of damage due to flooding, according to AMNA.
According to WMO figures, 75 mm (2.95 inches) of rain fell in Kissamos in 24 hours to February 17. From February 12 to 17, Sempronas recorded a total of 461 mm (18.14 inches) and Askifou 434 mm (17.08 inches).
Featured image credit: NASA Aqua/MODIS. Acquired February 16, 2019
Categories: Extreme Flooding