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.
At least 8 people killed after more than 20 tornadoes hit southern U.S.
Posted by TW on April 15, 2019. Watchers.news
At least 8 people were killed after severe thunderstorms swept through the southern United States on April 13 and 14, 2019, producing flash flooding and at least 22 tornadoes in Texas, Lousiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
Two children were killed in Angelina County, Texas after a car they were in was crushed by a tree on April 13. On the same day, two people have been swept away after flash floods hit Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. One teenager died during flash flooding in the community of Bawcomville, Louisiana.
A county employee in Alabama was killed after he was hit by a vehicle as he was helping to clear downed trees near Birmingham. Another person was killed in Monroe County, Mississippi after an EF-2 tornado (preliminary) ripped through Hamilton.
One woman was killed in Caddo County after a tornado ripped through a Native American cultural festival. Houston County sheriff’s office said another person was killed in a nearby town.
A large tornado with a preliminary rating of EF-3 hit the community of Franklin, Texas, on April 13, destroying 55 homes, 4 businesses, a church, a duplex and part of the local housing authority building.
More than a dozen people were injured in Alto, Texas, when a tornado damaged several structures, including the gym of the town’s elementary school.
NWS received 22 tornado reports and nearly 200 instances of severe weather, including damaging wind gusts and large hail.
The storms left more than 150 000 customers without power across Texas, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.
A strong cold front pressing across the Eastern States will continue areas of severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall from the Northeast to the Carolinas into early Monday morning, NWS said.
Damaging winds with some hail and a few night tornadoes will remain possible with the severe storms.
A renewed risk of severe storms is looking more likely from the eastern Plains Wednesday to the East Coast Friday, April 19.