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.
UAE weather: Hundreds rescued in RAK, Dubai police record over 200 accidents, 400 people rescued, 5 700 emergency calls.UAE weather: Hundreds rescued in RAK, Dubai police record over 200 accidents
Heavy rains accompanied by thunder and lightning lashed out across the UAE on Saturday
Gulf Business. April 14, 2019
Police in Ras Al Khaimah have rescued hundreds of people from the mountains due to the severe weather conditions in the country.
Heavy rains accompanied by thunder and lightning lashed out across the UAE on Saturday, with flash floods and hail reported in RAK. The emirate also faced stormy conditions on Sunday.
Taking to Twitter, RAK police confirmed that close to 400 people were rescued from the high mountains and valleys, transported to safe places and provided medical support and food.
A further 170 people were also rescued after they were trapped in the mountains, with operations and efforts continuing until the weather conditions in the emirate have ended.
General Ali Abdullah bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, commander of RAK Police, said that the local crisis and emergency team had built a sandy road between a mountain and some valleys to cross many people trapped by heavy rains.
He also confirmed that his team – in cooperation with the relevant authorities in the emirate and Abu Dhabi and Dubai police teams, is undertaking efforts to help those whose houses have been affected in the emirate.
Meanwhile Dubai police said 203 traffic accidents were reported across Dubai from 6am on Saturday until 7am on Sunday due to rain.
Colonel Muhammad Abdullah Al Muhairi, acting head of the Command and Control Centre, said the centre received more than 5,781 emergency calls in the same period.
Officials urged motorists to keep a safe distance between cars and adjust their speed in line with the weather conditions.
“Allow extra time for your journey and check your planned route. It’s also advisable to slow down as rain makes roads slippery,” said deputy director of Dubai Traffic Police, Colonel Jumaa bin Suwaidan.
Accidents that happen during bad weather conditions due to low visibility tend to be more severe, Bin Suwaidan said, although Dubai police did not record any serious accidents or injuries.
“People should follow safety instructions and regulation to avoid any accidents,” he said.
Dubai police have also stepped up the level of readiness to deal with any incidents in the mountainous areas, places of flood and neighbouring areas, as well as in the desert areas, a statement said.
Motorists have also been urged to avoid water pools and valleys as well as the desert – especially after the rain.
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