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.
33 tornadoes reported as violent storms swept across Central U.S., severe weather continues
Posted by Teo Blašković on May 2, 2019. Watchers.news
At least 33 tornadoes were reported Tuesday, April 30, 2019 as violent storms swept across much of the Central United States.
Several damaging tornadoes were reported across the region, as well as heavy rain (week’s worth in just several hours in Oklahoma City).
A slow moving and elongated front from Texas to the Ohio Valley will continue to produce areas of severe thunderstorms (damaging winds and large hail) and heavy to excessive rainfall (possible flooding) over the next couple of days, NWS warns.
An active weather pattern is forecast to continue through the end of the week from the Southern Plains to the Midwest and Ohio Valley along a nearly stationary frontal boundary, NWS forecaster Hamrick noted May 2.
Multiple waves of low pressure are expected to form along this boundary and these are expected to produce mesoscale convective complexes with enhanced rainfall. Numerous showers and storms are expected to continue regenerating in the vicinity of this front with the best prospects for heavy rainfall from central Texas to southern Illinois, with amounts on the order of 25 to 50 mm (2 to 4 inches) likely for some areas.
There is a slight risk of excessive rainfall across parts of these areas where the threat of flash flooding is greatest over the next couple of days. Some severe thunderstorms will also be possible, with the best prospects for these across Texas and also the Ohio Valley based on the latest SPC forecasts.
The frontal boundary should slowly progress southward on Friday, but heavy rainfall will continue to be a threat across parts of central and eastern Texas.
The eastern part of this boundary crosses through the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast by the end of the week. This will also generate showers and storms in the warm and humid airmass ahead of it, with the potential for some strong to severe storms.
Elsewhere across the country, a weak surface low developing across the Florida peninsula on Thursday will bring an increased chance for heavy rain.