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.
Catastrophic flooding caused by rapid snowmelt and heavy rain, agriculture devastated, U.S. Unbelievable Videos.
Posted by Teo Blašković on March 18, 2019. Watchers.news
Rapid snowmelt and heavy rain combined to produce massive flooding across Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Wisconsin and South Dakota.
Historic to catastrophic flooding inundated homes and businesses and devastated farmlands following a powerful late-season winter storm that swept through the country last week.
The massive flooding event was triggered by a rare combination of rapid snowmelt, ice-covered rivers, saturated frozen soil, and heavy rain from the so-called “Bomb Cyclone” or Winter Storm “Ulmer,” as it was named by The Weather Channel.
Thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes as floodwaters washed out bridges, submerged homes and highways.
In addition, agriculture across the region has been devastated, cattle stranded on newly formed islands and hay fields taken over by giant chunks of ice:
Three fatalities have been confirmed and at least two others remain missing as of early Monday morning, March 18.
In addition to the statewide emergency declaration issued by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, 53 counties, 54 and two tribes have issued emergency declarations. A state of emergency has also been declared in Kansas, Wisconsin and Iowa.
While river depths were starting to level off in parts of Nebraska on Sunday, March 17, the water is so high in many places that serious flooding is expected to remain for several days. And downstream communities in Kansas and Missouri were bracing for likely flooding, the AP reported March 18.
“Major to historic river flooding is expected to continue across parts of the Missouri and Mississippi River Basins due to rapid snowmelt the past few days,” NWS forecaster Santorelli said March 18.
Flood warnings and advisories remain in effect, mainly across eastern Nebraska and into parts of Iowa.
Flooding is also a concern across parts of the Northern Great Basin into the Northern/Central Rockies as warmer than average temperatures lead to accelerated snowmelt for the lower elevations.
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