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.
Floods in Iran: Death toll now stands at 78, 1 136 injured and around 10 million affected
Posted by Teo Blašković on April 11, 2019. Watchers.news
Severe flooding has been affecting most of Iran since mid-March, particularly provinces of Golestan, Fars, Khuzestan and Lorestan Provinces. 28 of Iran’s 31 provinces have been affected.
Several cities and villages in Khuzestan Province were evacuated while 5 districts in Ahvaz City are under evacuation order, ECHO reported April 11. The risk of overflow from the Karkheh Dam remains a concern.
Authorities said at the beginning of April 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.
The country’s agricultural sector suffered massive damage, estimated to more than 47 trillion rials (about $350 million USD), as of April 4.
36% of the country’s entire road network has been damaged, 84 bridges and nearly 2 200 rural roads washed away.
As of April 11 at 08:00 UTC, 78 people are reported dead, 1 136 injured and 10 million affected.
Categories: Extreme Flooding