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.
More than 100 killed as slow-moving storm hits Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. 3 Videos.
Posted by Teo Blašković on April 17, 2019. Watchers.news
More than 100 people have been killed in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India over the past 2 days after a slow-moving storm hit the region, dumping heavy rain and causing severe dust storms. The death toll is expected to rise.
Several states in central, northern and western India were hit by severe thunderstorms on April 16, killing at least 50 people. The worst affected was Rajasthan with 25 deaths reported by late Wednesday afternoon, April 17.
Meteorologists said heavy rain is expected to continue affecting the state over the next 24 hours and issued a high alert for numerous districts, including Jalore, Jaisalmer, Barmer, Jodhpur, Pali, Kota, Jhalawar, Baran, Dausa and Alwar.
The Times of Idia reported many incidents of wall collapses and uprooted trees, electric and telephone cables.
Heavy rains in neighboring Pakistan killed at least 39 people and injured dozens on April 15 and 16. Most deaths were caused by roof collapse and electrocution.
The worst affected were Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and southwestern Balochistan, National Disaster Management Authority said.
Provincial minister for disaster management said over 2 000 houses and a huge quantity of standing wheat crop were damaged due to heavy rains in Punjab.
The worst of the storm took place in Karachi on Sunday night, April 14 into April 15 when an intense dust storm hit the city. The wind was so strong it ripped off tin walls and downed trees and power poles, cutting off electricity in some areas.
Near-zero visibility caused traffic chaos and accidents. Numerous flights were canceled or delayed at Jinnah International Airport.
The unseasonal rains flanked by gusty winds also downed trees, electricity poles and signboards in several cities apart from causing damage to standing crop of wheat, mainly in Punjab, according to Anadolu.
Heavy rain also affected 22 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces over the past 2 days, authorities said late Wednesday, April 17. The death toll rose from 5 early Wednesday morning to at least 15 by late afternoon. Several people are still missing.
The worst affected was Herat Province and its districts of Obey, Kohsan, Karrokh, Shindand and Guzara.
At least 11 people were killed and 266 homes washed away in eastern Nangarhar province alone, Pajhwok reported late Wednesday.
Heavy rain and floods affecting the country since late February/early March have so far claimed 134 lives and destroyed thousands of homes.