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.
Houston braces for more flooding; Louisiana declares state of emergency
Doug Stanglin. USA TODAY•May 11, 2019
After a one-day break from heavy rain, water-logged Houston braced for another round of precipitation Saturday from a lingering storm system along the western Gulf of Mexico.
The storm also has prompted Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards to declare a state of emergency because of the severe weather.
Houston, which sits just above sea level, has faced several days of heavy rains on extremely saturated ground.
Police rescued scores of stranded motorists since Thursday night from high water that even forced the shutdown of part of Interstate 10.
The storm knocked out power to nearly 160,000 customers on Friday, while Bush Intercontinental Airport diverted more than 62 flights, the Houston Chronicle reports.
The Chronicle itself faced storm-related headaches, advising readers that delivery of the Saturday newspaper could be delayed because of the severe weather. “The safety of our newspaper carriers is of the utmost importance to us and we ask for your patience,” the newspaper said on its website.
The latest forecast set up another round of likely flash flooding from rain expected throughout the day.
The threat of more rain also extended eastward along the Gulf Coast.
“Portions of the south-central U.S. have been inundated with flooding rain, large hail and continuous lightning this week, and the threat is not yet over,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Brandon Buckingham said.
In Louisiana, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the Bonnet Carre Spillway on Friday for only the 14th time since it was built in 1927. The spillway, located about 12 miles west of New Orleans, allows floodwaters from the Mississippi River to flow into Lake Pontchartrain and eventually into the Gulf of Mexico.
Corps Maj. Gen. Richard Kaiser said this has been the wettest period in 124 years, WAFB reports.
“This is not business as usual. This is the first time in the 90 year history of that structure that we’ve opened it twice in one year,” he said. “So based on the weather conditions that existed here today and the excessive heavy rain that we experienced, we had no choice but to open the spillway today.”
Categories: Extreme Flooding