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 period
… 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.
Flooding in Paraguay sends 40,000 people to higher ground
Associated Press•May 7, 2019
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Officials in Paraguay say they’ve had to evacuate some 40,000 people because of flooding across the South American nation.
National emergency official Joaquín Roa says more than 10,000 of the evacuees are in the capital of Asuncion. They’ve been moved to higher ground at military bases, public plazas and roadsides.
The other evacuees are scattered across the country along the rain-swollen Paraguay River. Its normal stage is 4 meters (13.10 feet), but it’s reached 6.92 meters (22.7 feet) in the capital due to unusually heavy rains since March.
Regional ranchers’ association official Carlos Jiménez says that some 480,000 head of livestock in the Bajo Chaco region are either standing in water or isolated on small high spots.
Categories: Extreme Flooding