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.
Widespread damage as Storm “Eberhard” hits Germany
Posted by Teo Blašković on March 11, 2019 . Watchers.news
A strong winter storm named “Eberhard” by German weather authorities swept through Belgium, Netherlands and Germany on March 10, 2019, downing trees and causing traffic chaos.
Gale-force winds were recorded across the country, chilly temperatures and heavy snowfall in the northern city of Hanover. Dortmund Airport recorded wind gusts up to 120 km/h (75 mph) while Feldberg Peak in Baden-Württemberg registered 150 km/h (93 mph).
At least one person was killed in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany’s most populous state, after a tree fell on his car in Sauerland, the Deutsche Welle reported.
The village of Föritztal-Mönchsberg in eastern Germany was cut off from the world by falling trees, the paper reported, adding that several residents who were unable to return to their homes were given accommodation by the fire brigade or aid organizations.
Trains were halted across NRW and passengers offered ticket refunds or ‘flexible’ usage after the storm.
German Rail said international trains from the state to Netherlands and Belgium were also temporarily halted.
Strong winds toppled a heavy dockside loading crane into the Rhine River and forced closure of zoos and other tourist attractions in Dortmund and Essen.
Wind damage was also reported in Frankfurt, Mannheim and Stuttgart while some of the ski resorts in Baden-Württemberg shut down their ski lift during 150 km/h (93 mph) winds.
Emergency services in Bavaria reported 900 storm-related incidents.
The storm has since moved into Poland but DWD is warning wet weather with occasional strong winds will continue through the rest of the week. This is typical April weather – rain, snow and sleet, the service said.
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