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
… 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.
Major floods in Crete, streets turn into raging rivers, Greece
Posted by Teo Blašković on April 7, 2019
Heavy rain hit parts of Greece on April 5 and 6, 2019, causing severe flooding with up to 3 m (10 feet) high floodwaters in Crete. This is the third severe flooding event to hit the country over the past 2 months.
Heavy rain started affecting parts of Greece late April 5, turning streets into raging rivers, flooding homes and businesses, causing landslides and collapsing traffic networks. Numerous cars were swept away and homes flooded, forcing authorities to launch rescue operations.
Parts of the region received more than 110 mm (4.33 inches) of rain in just 4 hours and up to 209 mm (8.22 inches) in 24 hours ending 19:00 LT, April 6.
Among the hardest hit are Archanes-Asterousia, Pyrgos, Harakas, Sampania, VIannos, Sitia, Agios Nikolaos and Ierapetra.
A historical bridge in Ierapetra, built in 1924, suffered severe damage and locals fear it might crash to pieces, Keep Talking Greece reported. This would be the third bridge to collapse in the region after two other in the prefecture of Chania in February 2019.
A big operation was underway to evacuate a family trapped in the floods in Pilalimata by Sitia in the Prefecture of Lasithi, Crete. Four children, two elderly and a woman have escaped on the rooftop after the water level reached a dangerous height of 3 m (10 feet).
Heavy rain also caused problems in other parts of the country, ekathimerini reports. Damage was reported in the Peloponnese and blackouts in several parts of Attica, including Neos Voutzas and Mati – towns ravaged in last summer’s disastrous wildfires. Damage was also reported in Saronica, Keratea, Anthousaa, Porto Rafti and Kakia Thalassa.
Authorities urged people affected by the system to be cautious and avoid traveling unless absolutely necessary as more heavy rain and flooding is expected into the next week. Heavy rain and storms are expected throughout the country on April 8, with the strongest in the southern parts of the country.