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.
250 000 affected by Cyclone Kenneth, food security remains a major concern, Mozambique
Posted by TW on May 9, 2019. Watchers.news
Tropical Cyclone “Kenneth” made landfall in the province of Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique on April 25, 2019 with maximum sustained winds of 220 km/h (140 mph), killing at least 41 people. This made it the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale – the first such cyclone to hit the province since records began 60 years ago.
The number of people affected by the cyclone had risen to nearly 250 000 people as of May 6, including 217 122 people in Cabo Delgado and 32 862 people in Nampula, according to the Government of Mozambique.
More than 45 300 houses had been recorded as destroyed or damaged, and government and humanitarian workers visiting key areas estimated that about 85% of houses assessed were destroyed. Many areas remain without power more than 10 days since landfall.
Children’s education has been hard-hit, with at least 477 classrooms destroyed or damaged, impacting nearly 42 000 school-age children, according to the INGC.
At least 19 health facilities have been destroyed or damaged, UN OCHA reported May 6. In multiple locations, shortages of essential medicines – including anti-malaria treatment and medicines for diarrhea – have been reported. Reestablishment of sexual and reproductive health facilities is a priority.
The only health center in Mucojo sede was significantly damaged by the cyclone, with most of the roof ripped off and all equipment and supplies destroyed or damaged. The solar panels for the cold chain were damaged, leaving no appropriate storage for vaccines, while stocks of antiretrovirals (ARV) drugs were reportedly destroyed. In Matemo, loss of power has broken the cold chain and there are no vaccines.
An outbreak of cholera was confirmed on 1, rising to 75 suspect cases by May 5.
Landfall took place in the middle of the northern region harvest, affecting at least 55 488 hectares (137 000 acres) of crops, including rice, beans, maize and cassava. Additionally, pre-cyclone harvests were either washed away or spoiled and not fit for human consumption.At least 41 people were killed in Mozambique and 8 in Comoros.