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.
Severe storms and widespread flooding claim 7 lives, cause major damage, U.S.
Posted by Teo Blašković on May 4, 2019. Watchers.news
At least three people have been killed after major flooding hit U.S. Midwest late this week, bringing the death toll to at least 7 since Monday, April 29, 2019. Widespread flooding is affecting the country from Michigan to the South and is expected to continue in the days ahead.
Storms that hit the region over the past 7 days produced numerous tornadoes, overturning trucks and damaging homes, and dumped heavy rain on a region dealing with widespread flooding since mid-March.
“The state of Iowa has received more precipitation in the last 12 months than any recorded period in 124 years of data,” Bob Gallagher, the mayor of the of Bettendorf said Friday, May 3. “When you get as much rain as we have this year there’s just no way to avoid this situation.”
The Mississippi River reached 6.91 m (22.70 feet) at Rock Island, the Quad Cities region on May 2, breaking the previous record of 6.89 mm (22.63 feet) set on July 9, 1993, and making it the highest level there in 157 years. The flood crest surpassed 7.34 m (24.10 feet) in Illinois City on May 3, NWS reported.
The Mississippi River has been at a major flood stage for 42 days and will continue at this stage this weekend. Yet another rise is expected next week as new storms hit the region.
A state of emergency was declared in Michigan’s Wayne County after storms caused widespread flooding, leaving an estimated 3 000 homes flooded.
A levee overtopped about 60 km (40 miles) NW of St. Louis, flooding the towns of Winfield and Foley.
Other parts of the Midwest and the South experienced severe flooding, with roads and bridges closed, and flooding is expected to continue in the days ahead as more storms descend on the region.
A slow moving cold front will gradually push into the South and East to produce strong to severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall with flooding from the South and Tennessee Valley into the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic this weekend, NWS warned.
The highest likelihood for severe thunderstorms will be from the Central Gulf Coast into parts of the Southeast and Carolinas, where there is a Slight Risk of severe weather in place from the Storm Prediction Center.
There is also a Slight Risk of excessive rainfall today, where heavy rain could cause flash flooding across the Lower Mississippi Valley as well as parts of the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic region.
On Sunday, May 5, rain should be confined to the Eastern Seaboard as the front pushing east will help clear out the moisture in the Central Gulf Coast states and the Tennessee/Ohio Valleys.
Warm temperatures are expected in the Southeast, Carolinas, and Mid-Atlantic ahead of the front, especially for overnight lows – several record high minimum temperatures could be set on Saturday and Sunday morning.
Categories: Extreme Flooding