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.
March 01, 2019
India, Pakistan brace for more flooding, mountain snow as storm targets Kashmir
By Eric Leister, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
Another major winter storm will strike areas from Afghanistan to Pakistan and northern India into Saturday following weeks of unsettled weather.
One of the strongest storms of the season caused at least 26 fatalities due to flooding in Pakistan last week.
Flooding will once again be a concern as a storm brings heavy rain, thunderstorms and heavy mountain snowfall to the region through Saturday.
The heaviest snow will fall from central and northern Afghanistan into far northern Pakistan and India.
Widespread snowfall of 15-30 cm (6-12 inches) will be common, with up to 75 cm (30 inches) in parts of central Afghanistan.
This threat includes Kabul, where the heaviest snowfall is expected into Saturday.
In the lower elevations of southern Afghanistan and northern and western Pakistan, a period of locally heavy rainfall is expected.
Rain will continue across Islamabad and Lahore into Saturday, bringing the risk for flooding.
Islamabad and surrounding areas will be at the greatest risk for flooding and mudslides as rainfall of 25-50 mm (1-2 inches) falls across the region.
Showers and thunderstorms will sweep into southeastern Iran and southern Pakistan Friday afternoon before spreading into northwestern India on Saturday.
The heaviest rainfall is forecast to remain north of Karachi and New Delhi; however, both locations will be at risk for a shower or thunderstorm.
A shower or thunderstorm is possible in Karachi both Friday and Saturday while the risk in New Delhi will occur from late Saturday into Sunday.
North and west of Karachi, there will be the potential for locally severe thunderstorms capable of producing flash flooding, damaging winds and hail on Saturday.
A period of more tranquil weather is expected to settle over the region during the first half of next week.
Categories: Extreme Flooding