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.
Severe floods hit capital Bamako, claiming at least 15 lives, Mali
Posted by Andrea Romero on May 20, 2019. Watchers.news
The start of the rainy season claimed the lives of at least 15 people and caused significant damage in Bamako, Mali. Flooding streets, floating cars and injured residents were just some of the things that the city lived through on May 17, 2019.
A sudden, heavy overnight rain whipped up the capital of Mali, flooded several of its parts in up to 2.5 m (8.2 feet) high water. According to News First, it started around 03:00 UTC/LT and lasted for about 6 hours.
Amadou Sangho, the spokesman for the Ministry of Internal Security said that the flooding caused a lot of serious damage across and the rescue teams have been deployed all around the capital.
At least 10 people died in Niamakoro because of a severely damaged bridge due to a lot of rubbish blocking the evacuation canals, said the residents. They also denounced that the local government wasn’t properly managing the area.
The floodwaters dissipated by the early afternoon, leaving thick mud deposits and damaged buildings.
Featured image credit: NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP/VIIRS. Acquired May 16, 2019
Categories: Extreme Flooding