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.
At least 23 dead, 115 000 affected as severe floods hit Malawi. Videos.
Posted by Teo Blašković on March 9, 2019. Watchers.news
Heavy rains and floods have affected most parts of the Southern Region in Malawi, following the formation of a tropical disturbance over the Mozambique Channel earlier in the week. At least 13 districts have been impacted, with Nsanje and Phalombe hardest hit, UN OCHA reports. More heavy rain is expected over the region in the days ahead.
“Thousands of people have been displaced and a good number of people reported missing and others feared dead in the southern part of Malawi due to a heavy downfall of rain that started on March 5, 2019,” the government of Malawi said March 7 and declared a State of Disaster in areas worst hit by rains and floods.
Parts of the country saw as much as 160 mm (6.3 inches) of rain in 24 hours to March 7 as a low pressure system moved into southern Malawi.
According to initial reports, at least 115 000 people have been affected, 23 were killed, 29 injured and 12 remain missing. These numbers are expected to rise in the days ahead as assessment teams reach additional areas and further information becomes available.
The Electricity Generation Company (EGENCO) has said that around 270 megawatts of Malawi’s 320 megawatts of available hydropower capacity were offline.
“We have stopped all machines at major power stations like Nkula and Kapichira due to flooding and excessive debris at the power stations,” a statement released by the company said.
Following the shutdown, most parts of the country are experiencing continuous blackouts.
The region is expecting more heavy rain over the next several days as another storm moves in from the Mozambique Channel.
Categories: Extreme Flooding