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.
Split records strongest wind gust (109 mph) since measurements began, Croatia
Posted by Teo Blašković on February 26, 2019. Watchers.news
Hurricane-force winds swept through coastal Croatia and neighboring countries on February 23 and 24, 2019, resulting in at least 4 deaths and several injuries.
At 03:00 UTC (04:00 CET) on February 24, the city of Split in southern Croatia registered wind gust of 176 km/h (109 mph) which is the strongest wind gust ever registered in this city.
The strongest gust in Croatia on February 24 was registered in the city of Makarska – 191 km/h (118 mph). The strongest wind gust ever recorded in this city is 212.4 km/h (131.9 mph).
Although this region is used to such strong winds, damage across the central and southern coast was very high, with many downed trees and power poles, damaged roofs and vehicles.
Some roads in Split were closed off for fear of flying glass, tree branches, and other flying debris.
Several small wind-driven fires erupted on Croatia’s central Dalmatian coast and one firefighter was slightly injured while tackling a blaze, AFP reported.
The same storm resulted in 4 deaths and several injuries in central Italy, severe flash flooding in Greece and Malta’s strongest storm since October 1982.
All neighboring countries were affected by this severe weather event.
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