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.
Historic Arctic outbreak affecting Europe and northern Africa
Posted by Teo Blašković on May 6, 2019. Watchers.news
A significant Arctic blast is affecting almost entire Europe and parts of northern Africa. Some regions are dealing with heavy snow, below-freezing temperatures and late-season frost. Another blast of cold air is expected from May 11 to 18, with more heavy rain and snow.
Temperatures plunged close to and below zero in many places, with many record low temperatures reported.
Higher altitudes of Germany (above 700 m / 2 300 feet) saw some snow on May 4 but significant amounts were registered in the Alps with up to 30 cm (1 feet) or more. Heavy snowfall was reported mostly in northern Italy and Slovenia on May 5 and 6.
Two people were killed and another is missing after high winds and heavy rain hit Italy and France on May 5. One kitesurfer was killed in Sicily, Italy after an ‘unexpected’ gust of wind smashed him against a parked car as he tried to go into the sea. Another person was killed in France after being swept away by high waves on the island of Corsica. The third casualty is a man who ended up in waters of the canal between Mincio and Pozzolo, Italy during a fishing trip.
Severe Weather Europe meteorologists are calling it ‘powerful and historic outbreak of very cold Arctic maritime airmass.’
“In the wake of the cold front, the skies will at least partially clear which will allow temperatures to plunge into negative values again tonight [May 5]. Under clear night skies, the ground will cool and strong frost is expected in all areas with clear and partly clear skies! As we are in early May, widespread frost damage is likely to result across vineyards and agriculture, similar to what was locally observed on Sunday morning!”
Below average temperatures will continue over the next 10 – 12 days with another blast of cold air hitting the continent from May 11 to May 18.
Heavy snow is expected across the Alps, northern Italy and in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Categories: Record Cold and Snow