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.
California warning: Earthquakes NOT biggest threat – prepare for MEGA-STORMS
EARTHQUAKES are not the only major threat to California, researchers have claimed as they warn that super-storms are far more deadly.
By SEAN MARTIN. Express.co.uk
PUBLISHED: 16:51, Thu, Feb 28, 2019 | UPDATED: 17:02, Thu, Feb 28, 2019
California is situated on the deadly San Andreas and Hayward Faults, and experts believe it is only a matter of time before the ‘big one’ hits. In 2008, a report from the US Geological Survey said that a 7.8 earthquake lasting just two minutes on the southern San Andreas fault – which is 810 miles in total – would result in 1,800 deaths, 50,000 injuries, $200billion (£138bn) in damage and lengthy disruptions to the surrounding areas. However, experts warn there could be an even bigger threat to the southwestern State: mega-storms.
A team of scientists believe the next California mega-storms will be comparable with the state’s winter storms of 1861 and 1862.
These storms killed thousands of people and dumped a 300-mile-long (482-kilometre-long) lake in the middle of California.
An analysis by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who have dubbed the next storm the Atmospheric River 1,000 (ARkstorm), revealed that it could break the Whittier Narrows Dam in Los Angeles County.
This would see flooding of up to six metres in some areas of California, and would put 1.5 million people in danger.
ARkstorm would also cause up to $735 BILLION worth of damage, according to the report.
The storm is predicted to happen every 500 to 1000 years, and the report warns that officials need to begin preparing for it.
It said: “Responders and government managers at all levels could be encouraged to conduct risk assessments, and devise the full spectrum of exercises, to exercise ability of their plans to address a similar event.”
However, other experts warn the report could be underestimating the scenario.
Water historian and Whittier Narrows area expert David Reid told The Times: “The false sense of security included in the phrase ‘900-year flood’ combined with the promises of 20th century water infrastructure have put us in a bind.
“That’s because a mega-flood is impossible to predict. And if the water infrastructure fails, we’re in big trouble.”
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