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.
Second EF-4 tornado of the season, 935 so far this year, U.S.
Posted by Teo Blašković on May 30, 2019. Watchers.news
Late Tuesday afternoon, May 28, 2019, an area of thunderstorms developed over southeastern Kansas. Through 16:00 local time, these storms became anchored on a warm front, which provided a source of forcing and enhanced low-level wind shear.
The strongest storm developed an EF-4 tornado south of Clinton Lake in southwestern Douglas County, KS and continued through southeastern Lawrence, KS before crossing into Leavenworth County, moving through the town of Linwood and the area west of Bonner Springs, KS. The storm began to cycle as it moved into the western Kansas City Metro area and stopped producing a tornado.
This was the second violent (EF-4 or EF-5) tornado of the 2019 season and in the past 2 years. The first violent tornado of the season (also EF-4) killed 23 people in Oklahoma’s Lee County on March 3, 2019.
As the storm moved east and northeast, a new tornado (EF-2) developed in Clay County, MO, near Kearney, MO, which ended just north of Excelsior Springs, MO.
These are just some of the recent tornadoes reported in the United States. So far this year, NWS SPC reported 935 tornadoes (preliminary).
Tornado reports have exploded this year after a couple of years of low activity, AccuWeather meteorologists report.
May 2019 is on track to have the most tornado reports of any recorded May, which is typically the most active month in terms of tornado activity.
Before Tuesday, there were 442 tornado reports during May. The official tally has not been confirmed, but there were 45 additional filtered reports on Tuesday and Wednesday, so that would bring the total to 487 for the month, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski.
38 people have died this season in 10 tornadoes, up from 10 tornado fatalities in 2018.
Featured image: Tornado damage in Linwood, KS on May 28, 2019. Credit: NWS