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.
Thousands stranded at schools as very heavy rain and flash floods hit Texas. Video
Posted by Teo Blašković on May 8, 2019. Watchers.news
Very heavy rain and flash floods stranded thousands of students in parts of Texas on May 7, 2019.
The storm dropped an estimated 355 mm (14 inches) of rain near Houston (within 18 hours) and 254 mm (10 inches) on Cleveland where most of the affected students live.
Many areas saw up to 76 mm (3 inches) of rain in an hour.
About 1 840 students and more than 100 faculty and staff members were stranded in several elementary schools in Cleveland.
“We have a lot of low-lying areas here. We can’t get buses through,” Cleveland Independent School District spokesperson Susan Ard said.
Campuses remained open for parents to pick up their children throughout the evening and into the night.
All students at the campuses are safe, the district said, adding that there is no major flooding in the buildings. People inside buildings reported at least several inches of water inside hallways and classrooms.
A number of students were also stranded at five area campuses in Humble, bringing to total number to more than 2 000.
All of them are being cared for, Humble ISD told ABC13.
Cleveland ISD, Splendora ISD and Huffman ISD said all of its campuses would be closed Wednesday, May 8.
Houston Fire Department said they received about 250 calls for high water rescues in the Kingwood area and have conducted approximately 40 rescues. Hundreds of homes have been affected by rising waters in the area.
Categories: Extreme Flooding