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.
Cyclone Pola SHOCK satellite images: NASA aerial photo shows EYE of tropical cyclone
CYCLONE POLA is churning through the Southern Pacific Ocean with warnings have been issued for Tonga. Now NASA has released shocking satellite images of the developing eye of the tropical cyclone.
By GEORGINA LAUD PUBLISHED: 20:09, Fri, Mar 1, 2019
Cyclone Pola is tracking through the Southern Pacific Ocean and is currently located approximately 722 miles south-southeast of Suva, Fiji according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. The weather system is moving southeastward at a rate of 8mph. Now visible imagery from NASA’s Aqua satellite revealed the hint of an eye developing in the centre of Tropical Cyclone Pola.
There is currently a Tropical Cyclone Warning in place for Tonga as the weather system continues to track through the ocean. The Polynesian Kingdom of Tonga is made up of more than 170 South Pacific islands, many of which are uninhabited.
Tonga Meteorological Service (TMS) has put in place hurricane force winds warnings for Tele-Ki-Tonga and Tele-Ki-Tokelau coastal waters.A strong wind warning also remains in force for Tongatapu and ‘Eua land areas and coastal waters. There is a heavy damaging swell warning in force for Ha’apai, Tongatapu, ‘Eua, Tele-ki-tonga and Tele-ki-Tokelau coastal waters.
On February 28, 2019, at 1.25am UTC the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Pola. The visible imagery provided a hint that an eye was developing. Enhanced infrared satellite imagery confirmed that the compact system has developed a five-nautical-mile wide eye.Also, microwave imagery has indicated tightly-curved banding of thunderstorms which were wrapping into the eye.
Cloud top temperatures that cold indicate strong storms that have the capability to create heavy rain. MODIS also found coldest cloud tops which had temperatures near minus 80 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 62.2 degrees Celsius) around the centre of the tropical storm.
Storms with temperatures that cold are indicative of strong storms and have been shown to have the capability to generate heavy rainfall. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center expects Pola to continue to move south and later transitioning into an extra-tropical storm.