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.
Dangerous Tropical Cyclone “Joaninha” expected to pass close to Rodrigues Island
Posted by Teo Blašković on March 25, 2019. Watchers.news
Tropical Cyclone “Joaninha” formed March 22, 2019 as the 13th named storm of the record-breaking 2018/19 Southwest Indian Ocean tropical cyclone season.
Tropical Depression 13 formed March 18 east of Madagascar and after a few days of meandering to the west and then the southeast, the system intensified into Moderate Tropical Storm and was named Joaninha on March 22. On March 23, Joaninha strengthened into a severe tropical storm and on March 24 into a tropical cyclone on the MRF scale.
At 06:00 UTC on March 25, the center of Joaninha was located about 227 km (141 mph) NNW of Rodrigues with maximum average wind speed of 140 km/h (86 mph) and central pressure of 970 hPa.
It is expected to continue moving SE while strengthening and pass near Rodrigues Island on March 26, with maximum sustained winds up to 200 km/h (124 mph). Heavy rain and strong wind could affect Rodrigues Island from March 25 through 27.
“Joaninha should be north-east of Rodrigues Island tomorrow morning [LT] as a dangerous tropical cyclone,” RSMC La Reunion said March 25.
“Gale force winds are already measured and may last until Wednesday morning. However, uncertainty is still important and it is still unclear how far Joaninha will be from the island at its closest. Therefore the inhabitants are invited to closely monitor the progress of the system and follow the instructions provided by local authorities.”