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.
Forget the ‘Polar Vortex.’ Here comes the ‘Death Ridge’ and record heat for the Southeast
Doyle Rice. USA TODAY•May 24, 2019
A blistering, dangerous heat wave, which one expert calls a “death ridge,” is poised to scorch the southeastern U.S. over the Memorial Day weekend.
While the central U.S. deals with floods and storms, some all-time record high temperatures for May could be shattered as highs rocket into the upper 90s to low 100s all the way from Alabama to Virginia.
“In what has been a warmer-than-normal May to date across the Southeast, temperatures will take a notable turn upwards through the end of the week and into Memorial Day weekend,” AccuWeather meteorologist Max Vido said.
A few of the records that could be broken date back to the 1800s.
“Most high temperature records across the region stand in the 90s, so these cities are expected to consistently challenge records during the heat wave,” Vido said.
In Charleston, South Carolina, the National Weather Service called it “prolonged and dangerous heat wave.”
Weather.us meteorologist Ryan Maue referred to the heat as a “death ridge” that will bring calm winds and bone-dry conditions, in addition to the extreme heat. (A “ridge” is an area of high atmospheric pressure, one that prevents clouds and rain from forming.)
No cooling showers are expected, either: “The chance for precipitation will remain virtually nil,” the weather service in Atlanta said.
The duration of the heat wave could make it “life-threatening,” Weather.com meteorologist Jonathan Erdman said. “Minimize your time outdoors during the hottest times of day, typically from late morning through late afternoon. Drink plenty of liquids and wear light, loose-fitting clothing if you must be outside for longer periods of time,” he advised.
Unfortunately, the unusual heat is predicted to continue baking the Southeast well into early June, according to the latest forecast from the Climate Prediction Center.
Categories: Extreme Heat Update