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.
Indians warned, as heatwave continues
Archana THIYAGARAJAN. AFP•June 4, 2019
CHURU (India) (AFP) – Hospitals across the desert state of Rajasthan reported a surge in heatstroke cases Tuesday as fierce temperatures kept up for a fourth day across northern India.
The government advised the public not to drink tea, coffee or alcohol during the heatwave.
In the Rajasthan city of Churu, which has twice in four days had maximum temperatures above 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit), coolers and earthen pots filled with water were left at bus stands and other public places.
A number of heat-related deaths have been reported in Rajasthan and neighbouring states caught in the heatwave.
At the Churu government hospital, 10 patients were admitted with heatstroke.
Sanjay Kumar, a teacher who had been in the hospital, said: “I have been vomiting a lot.
“My whole body was burning and I couldn’t go anywhere because the temperatures were so high. It was so hot that it felt like we were carrying something that was burning.”
Every hospital in Rajasthan is “treating a high number of heat cases”, a state official told AFP.
Narendra Kumar, who has a dairy farm near Churu, said he was used to high temperatures hitting each year, but his cows were suffering.
“My animals feel it a lot. During the day when the temperature is at a peak, we bring all the cattle inside and switch on the cooler,” Kumar told AFP.
Temperatures in Churu, the gateway to the Thar desert, eased to 48 Celsius (118 Fahrenheit) on Tuesday from 50.3 (122.5 Fahrenheit) on Monday and 50.6 Celsius (123 Fahrenheit) on Saturday.
Authorities had feared that India could break its record temperature of 51 degrees Celsius (123.8 Fahrenheit) from the Rajasthan city of Phalodi in May 2016.
Cities across northern India, including the capital New Delhi, have suffered in the heatwave.
The health ministry issued an advisory warning the public against drinking alcohol, tea and coffee, or going out during the midday hours.
Some cities have suspended outdoor work, such as roadworks, because of the furnace-like temperatures.
The annual monsoon — which normally brings much-needed rain to South Asia — is running a week behind schedule and is only expected to hit India’s southern tip on June 6. Private forecaster Skymet has warned there will be less rain than usual this year.
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