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.
What is ‘blood rain’? The weather phenomenon expected to hit UK after winter wildfires
Harry Cockburn. Independent.co.uk 03/01/2019
Following the highest temperatures ever recorded in winter, complete with wildfires erupting across the country, Britain’s apocalyptic weather bender is apparently continuing with “blood rain” as we enter spring.
No, Slayer haven’t taken over the Met Office, and no actual blood will be bleeding from a “lacerated sky”, but one of the reasons for the intempestive hot weather is southern winds coming from Africa over the past fortnight.
As well as delivering warm air, the winds have whipped Saharan dust high into the sky, which can then tinge clouds red, make the rain itself turn red, and when it dries, leave an orange crusty deposit – not unlike dried blood.
On Thursday this meteorological mayhem was detected in satellite imagery moving towards remote parts of Scotland, Met Office forecaster Becky Mitchell told The Independent.
But despite some media reports of a “massive 500-mile wide Saharan sand cloud” set to bring blood rain to Britain, Ms Mitchell said the UK was highly unlikely to see blood rain proper.
“You could see some Saharan dust across Scotland earlier, but that was about it,” Ms Mitchell said.
“Blood rain doesn’t really happen in this country as such. It’s not necessarily a meteorological term either,” she said. “It’s mostly in other countries when you get red dust particles in the air, it can rain out and the rain can appear red. But we can get dust settling on cars and things like that. That’s really it.”
“It has come from the Sahara. The southerly winds from Africa picked up that dust and brought it further north.”
But the forecast is now for westerly winds to hit the UK which are expected to blow remaining dust further east.
Blood rain has been documented numerous times since ancient history, with the first mention of the phenomenon in Homer’s Iliad, in which Zeus causes blood rain to fall as an omen of a bloody battle.
In the 14th Century, a blood rain supposedly heralded the arrival of the black death in Germany.
By the late 18th century scientists began trying to work out the causes for blood rain, and attributed red-coloured rainfall to dust, spores or aurora affecting light conditions.
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