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.
Cyprus records second heaviest rainy season since 1901
Posted by Teo Blašković on February 26, 2019. Watchers.news
The 2018/19 rainy season in Cyprus is coming to an end and national meteorologists report it was the fourth heaviest since records began in 1901. When February data becomes official, it should rise to the second heaviest.
A total of 12 reservoirs overflowed during the season, the Cyprus Mail reports in an excellent data-rich article published February 25.
According to met office statistics, a total of 481.5 mm (18.95 inches) of rainfall was recorded in the period October-January, with the highest figure of 197.3 mm (7.76 inches) of rainfall recorded in January. The amount surpasses the rainfall levels recorded in 2017/18, which saw a total of 275.1 mm (10.83 inches) of rain.
Record rain seasons since 1901 were those of 1968/69 with 614.4 mm (24.18 inches) of rainfall, 1929/30 with 492.4 mm (19.38 inches), and 1911/12 with 483.7 mm (19.04 inches).
By Monday, February 25, a total of 111.3 mm (4.38 inches) of rainfall was recorded in the month of February, raising total rainfall since October 1 to 592.8 mm (23.33 inches), suggesting that this rainy season could rise to the second heaviest since 1901.
The heaviest rainfall since the beginning of February was recorded in Xylotymbou – 162.6 mm (6.40 inches) or 306% of its average rainfall, followed by Xylotymbou with 155.33 mm (6.11 inches) or 213% and Platania with 140 mm (5.51 inches) or 95%.
Reservoirs are at 72.2% of average capacity as of February 25 and they will continue to fill until the end of April even without additional rainfall.
Categories: Extreme Flooding