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.
Major floods hit Libya, severe damage reported, 4 people killed and 2 500 displaced
Posted by Teo Blašković on June 6, 2019. Watchers.news
At least 4 people have been killed, over 20 000 affected and 2 500 displaced after severe flooding hit parts of Libya on June 3, 2019.
The rainfall started on May 28 and intensified on June 2. The country’s southwestern municipality of Ghat has been severely affected, including Silila, Ta’ala, Ghat, Albakat, Saya, Alfiywat, Al-Sharika and Al-Siniyah, UN OCHA reports.
The rainfall and thunderstorm are expected to continue, decreasing in intensity in the coming days and the water levels have not receded. Floodwaters vary between 0.5 to 2 m (1.6 – 6.5 feet) depending on the area.
70% of the municipality were flooded, causing severe damage to infrastructure, houses and farmland and leaving the town of Ghat without power and water. Ghat hospital was partially flooded and service provision has been affected. The official exams for elementary and middle school scheduled for next week have been postponed.
There is a risk of running out of fuel and domestic commodities due to infrastructure damage.
The airport remains operational.
Four people died, including three children, and about 30 suffered minor injuries, according to UN OCHA. Over 20 000 persons have been affected and about 2 500 are currently displaced to nearby areas.
Search and rescue operations are ongoing and Ghat municipality’s Emergency Cell has been activated composed of local authorities, police and the Libyan Red Crescent.
The Government of National Accord has declared a disaster in the town and allocated LYD 10 million (7.1 million USD) to the Ministry of Interior to send urgent aid supplies to help the stranded people, who were accommodated in four schools.
Officials warned of a health disaster after sewage mixed with rainwater flooded the town’s residential areas.
The health sector has confirmed that there are adequate medical supplies and professional assistance but that nurses, midwives, and psychological support are needed. Health partners are in discussions on to how to address these needs.
Categories: Extreme Flooding