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.
Veronica dumps more than a year’s worth of rain in less than 12 hours, Western Australia
Posted by Teo Blašković on March 26, 2019. Watchers.news
While the eye of Tropical Cyclone “Veronica” didn’t cross the coast, very heavy rainfall and strong winds hit the Pilbara coast of Western Australia.
The wind and very heavy rainfall have now eased, however, road conditions may remain hazardous today and communities may be isolated as flooding continues. Flood Watches and Warnings remain in place for localized flooding in parts of the central and west Pilbara coast and adjacent inland areas, particularly around Marble Bar.
“On the back of the 1 in 100 year, 24 hour total of 360 mm [14.17 inches] that was recorded at Upper North Pole in the 24 hours to 09:00 yesterday, more heavy rain fell in the 24 hours to 09:00 today, with Upper North Pole recording a further 61 mm [2.40 inches],” BOM senior forecaster, Andrea Peace said March 26.
Ex-tropical cyclone Veronica continues moving WSW, parallel to the Pilbara coast, but it’s not expected to re-intensify into a tropical cyclone.
However, more showers are expected about the western Pilbara coast today, before easing later in the day.
Roebourne Airport received more than 250 mm (9.84 inches) of rain in just two hours early this morning, 9NEWS reports. As of 05:00 LT, the site had received more than a year’s worth of rain during the previous 12 hours.
The airport received 332.4 mm (13.08 inches) of rain since from 09:00 LT, March 25 to 05:00 LT, March 26 – their highest daily total in more than 100 years of records.
Further east, Port Hedland picked up another 134 mm (5.27 inches) of rain overnight, bringing their three-day total to 355 mm (13.97 inches). This is their wettest three-day spell since 1967.
Urandangie recorded 133 mm (5.23 inches) of rain in 24 hours ending 09:00 LT, March 26 – its highest daily total in three years.
Featured image credit: DFES
Categories: Extreme Flooding