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.
Record Southwest Indian Ocean tropical cyclone season
Posted by Teo Blašković on March 6, 2019. Watchers.news
Tropical Cyclone “Haleh” became the sixth Intense Tropical Cyclone of the 2018/19 Southwest Indian Ocean tropical cyclone season at 12:00 UTC on March 4, tying for the most ever in a single season. The last season that had as much intense tropical cyclones as the current was the season of 2006/07.
Haleh has since lost some of its strength and by 06:00 UTC on March 6, it had maximum average wind speed of 140 km/h (86 mph) and a central pressure of 960 hPa.
The cyclone is not a threat to any land and is expected to continue weakening until it finally dissipates.
The 2018/19 Southwest Indian Ocean Tropical Cyclone season officially began on November 15, 2018, and will end on April 30, 2019, with the exception for Mauritius and Seychelles, for which it will end on May 15, 2019.
The first tropical cyclone of the season was a moderate tropical storm that did not receive a name. It formed northeast of Madagascar on September 13, 2018, two months before the official start of the season.
Two cyclones formed in the month of November, with Intense Tropical Cyclone “Alcide” on November 5 and Severe Tropical Storm “Bouchra”. Two tropical cyclones formed in the month of December, Cilida and Kenanga.
Intense Tropical Cyclone “Kenanga “crossed into the basin from the Australian region, retaining its name assigned by TCWC Jakarta. Two moderate tropical storms formed in the month of January 2019, Desmond and Eketsang.
In the month of February, two simultaneous tropical cyclones, Funani and Gelena, formed and were followed by Haleh in March.
Haleh became 6th intense tropical cyclone of the current season, tying with 2006/07 for the most ever in a single season.