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.
Above-normal rainfall results in more heavy flooding, planting delays across U.S. Videos.
Posted by Teo Blašković on May 7, 2019. Watchers.news
Farms and towns along rivers in the Midwest are experiencing more heavy flooding this week, further delaying planting. Flood watches and warnings are in effect for much of eastern Kansas and western Missouri as another round of heavy rain descends on the region.
Above-normal rain and flooding further delayed already late planting season across the region, AccuWeather meteorologists said, warning that more heavy rain is expected this week.
Rainfall totals in Omaha, Nebraska, and Des Moines, Iowa, have been held to 55 and 65%, respectively, of normal since April 20. However, rainy days have been frequent from the end of the month to the start of May.
Corn planting was significantly behind schedule in South Dakota, Illinois, Minnesota and Indiana (4 of the top 6 states for corn production), but Iowa and Nebraska, the other two states among the top 6 corn producers, were only slightly behind, meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said.
The Mississippi River overflowed in several places on May 5 and 6, flooding roads, farms, homes and businesses.
Levee breaches in St. Charles County, north of St. Louis, Missouri, resulted in evacuations of at least 150 people on May 5. Agricultural levees in the county failed on May 6 and flooded 370 Lakeside Park which is now closed until further notice.
Record-breaking flooding in Davenport, Iowa late last week resulted in multiple fatalities.
“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 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.
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