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.
Huge dust storm blankets Mildura, turning daylight to midnight in minutes. Videos.
Pictures and video show vast clouds of dust towering over the town in north-western Victoria, Australia
The Guardian. May 7, 2019
A huge dust storm blanketed the north-west Victorian town of Mildura on Tuesday afternoon, turning daylight to midnight in a matter of minutes as the front blew in from the west.
Tanvi Mor, who was at the airport when the storm came in about 5pm, said “it seemed to be swallowing Mildura”.
Mor said it was Mildura’s worst dust storm in 40 years. Pictures and video posted on social media showed vast clouds of dust towering over the town.
The North Star Mildura Motors salesman Shaun Blythman said the dealership was scrambling to clean 100 cars coated in a chocolate brown film on Wednesday morning.
“There’s three staff out there at the moment mopping up,” he said.
He said initially it looked like a big thunderstorm was coming and then it went pitch black.
“It was like a thick wall,” Blythman said.
A senior forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology, Richard Carlyon, said it was uncommon to have a dust storm in May.
“Normally you would see it in the drier parts of the year, in summer,” he said. “It has been a very dry start to the year.”
Carlyon said heavy rain last week missed the the far west of Victoria and South Australia.
“Normally this time of year we’ve had enough rain and we don’t see dust,” he said.
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