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.
Massive damage to agricultural sector, 36 percent of roads damaged, more than 60 people dead, Iran. video.
Posted by TW on April 4, 2019. Watchers.news
Heavy rain and floods affecting Iran since March 19, 2019 caused massive damage to the country’s agricultural sector, damaged 36% of the entire road network and left at least 62 people dead, as of April 4, 2019.
According to information provided by official sources, flooding has caused at least 47 trillion rials (about $350 million USD) to the country’s agricultural sector.
While the government assures flood-affected farmers that all losses will be compensated, speaker of parliament, Ali Larijani, said the new year budget would not suffice to cover the damages.
36% of the country’s entire road network has been damaged, 84 bridges and nearly 2 200 rural roads washed away.
“Across 15 provinces, 141 rivers burst their banks and around 400 landslides were reported,” a spokesman for the National Disaster Management Organisation, told state TV.
About 1 900 cities and villages have been affected in 25 of Iran’s 31 provinces.
At least 62 people have been killed so far and 86 000 people moved to emergency shelters.
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.