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.
Extremely heavy rain, deadly floods and landslides continue to hit São Paulo, Brazil. 2 Videos.
Posted by Teo Blašković on March 12, 2019. Watchers.news.
At least 12 people have died and 6 have been injured after extremely heavy rain, floods and landslides hit the state of São Paulo, Brazil on March 10 and 11, 2019. Floodwaters inundated several areas of the city of São Paulo (population 14.7 million), blocked major roads and caused severe traffic disruption. More heavy rain is expected across the country in the days and weeks ahead.
State officials said the region received 182 mm (7.16 inches) of rain in 24 hours to March 11, which is the equivalent of 80% of the March Average. São Bernardo do Campo and Ribeirão Pires recorded over 70% of the March average rainfall in just 24 hours.
According to São Paulo Fire Department, at least 12 people have died and 6 have been injured. Four people died in the city of Ribeirao Pires after their house collapsed, three people drowned in São Caetano, two in Santo Andre and one each in Sao Bernardo do Campo and São Paulo. A landslide hit Embu das Artes, claiming the life of one person.
The worst-hit areas are reportedly south and east of São Paulo city, the municipality of São Bernardo do Campo and nearby cities of Ribeirão Pires and Suzano.
The heavy rain caused the Tamanduateí River, which runs through southeastern parts of the city, to overflow, affecting areas around São Caetano do Sul in particular, according to FloodList.
Rescues and evacuations have been carried out and the Fire Department has attended 1 267 interventions related to the rains.
More heavy rain is expected over the region in the days and weeks ahead:
Categories: Extreme Flooding