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.
Mississippi River above flood stage for 137 days
Posted by TW on May 22, 2019. Watchers.news
As of May 21, 2019, the Mississippi River at Natchez, MS has been above the flood stage of 14.63 m (48 feet) for 137 consecutive days. This is well longer than any time since 1927 when the previous record of 77 days was set.
“The Mississippi River has been above flood stage at Natchez since January 4,” said Marty Pope, senior hydrologist for the National Weather Service in Jackson, as reported by The Natchez Democrat.
Also as of Tuesday, May 21, the Mississippi River reached its projected crest of 17.49 m (57.39 feet) at Natchez, which is just below the March 11 crest of 17.62 m (57.83 feet), which was the third highest crest ever recorded at Natchez.
The river is expected to stay at the May 21 level for the next 3 to 4 days with little fluctuation before it starts doing a much better fall, Pope said.
He estimates the Mississippi River at Natchez will stay above flood stage through late June and perhaps even into July, but he does not expect the river to go much above its current level.
“The upper part of the river will go back up again, like up around Cairo, Illinois, where the confluence of the two rivers – the Ohio and the Mississippi come together,” Pope said, adding the rainfall there is expected to have little effect on the river level at Natchez by the time it moves down river.
Categories: Extreme Flooding