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.
Unprecedented floods hit Iran, up to 70 percent of annual rainfall average in just one day. Two videos. Perilous times. Extremely fearful sights in the videos. Why so much extreme flooding and destruction around the world? Going on at one time? Why now? Climate change? O.K., we’ll go with that for now. God does use the natural world to get our attention.
Posted by TW on April 2, 2019 at 15:56 UTC (3 hours ago). Watchers.news
Heavy rain and floods continue across Iran, with 25 of its 31 provinces affected since March 19, 2019. The worst-hit provinces in recent days are Golestan in the north, Fars in the south and Lorestan in the west. As of April 2, the death toll stands at 57, with 19 in the city of Shiraz. 478 people were injured and tens of thousands of displaced.
Authorities say they are dealing with extreme flooding and heavy rainfall which at times equaled more than half of the annual average within 24 hours.
Golestan Province, for example, received 70% of its annual rainfall in just one day. This is unprecedented for the past 300 years, IFRC said.
Authorities have asked the military to help with rescue efforts, including helicopters and amphibious vehicles as tens of thousands of people evacuated their homes in western and southwestern Iran.
New emergency alerts have been issued on Monday, April 1 with west of the country expected to be affected by further flooding.
A state of emergency has been declared in several cities in the province of Lorestan, forcing thousands to leave their homes after levels of three major rivers dramatically rose, triggering flash floods.
Flooding has also reached Khorramabad, the provincial capital, and has inundated the cities of Poldokhtar, Delfan, Dorood and Ma’mulan, Tasnim reports.
In a 24 hour period ending April 1, Khorramabad recorded 106.9 mm (4.20 inches) of rain. During the same period, Hamedan in Hamadan Province recorded 98.6 mm (3.88 inches).
Khorramabad receives about 488 mm (19.21 inches) of precipitation in the entire year, 71 mm (2.79 inches) in March and 77 mm (3.03 inches) in April.
Hamedan receives about 384 mm (15.11) per year, 58 mm (2.28 inches) in March and 76 mm (2.99 inches) in April.
The commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces, said Tuesday, April 2 that 10 choppers had already arrived in Lorestan’s flood-hit areas to deliver rescue and relief operations and two more were to join the fleet later in the day.
Much of the rescue efforts were centered in the city of Pol-e Dokhtar, where hundreds of people were trapped in areas cut off by violent torrents of water.