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.
Heavy rain floods North Carolina, states of emergency declared, U.S. Videos.
Posted by Teo Blašković on June 9, 2019 Watchers.news
At least 3 people have been killed after a slow-moving storm dumped extremely heavy rain on parts of the southeastern United States over the past couple of days.
On June 5, Wharton and Palacios, Texas, received massive 203.2 mm (8 inches) of rain in less than 12 hours. Lafayette, Louisiana set its daily maximum rainfall record of 87.8 mm (3.46 inches), breaking the old record of 61.2 mm (2.41 inches) set in 1926. The 24-hour total for Lafayette ending at 15:00 UTC (10:00 local time) was 195.3 mm (7.69 inches), according to data provided by AccuWeather. The city typically receives 179.8 mm (7.08 inches) of rain during the entire month of June.
Atlanta, Georgia received 99 mm (3.9 inches) of rain on June 8, breaking its previous record for the day set in 1950 at 36.8 mm (1.45 inches). The city usually receives 100.3 mm (3.95 inches) during the entire month of June.
The worst affected was western North Carolina where up to 346.7 mm (13.65 inches) of rain fell in Brookford and 344.6 mm (13.57 inches) in Boone in 72 hours.
The result was major flooding which prompted rescue operations, evacuations and declarations of states of emergency.
Three people were killed near Lincolnton, NC late June 8 after the vehicle they were traveling in slid off Highway 27 near Rock Dam Road, hit a tree and overturned into a creek.
Severe thunderstorms capable of damaging winds, large hail, and a few tornadoes will be possible today and tonight from the Texas Hill Country to the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area, the National Weather Service meteorologists warned. Over the eastern U.S., heavy rain and flooding will continue from the Southeast U.S. to the southern Mid Atlantic states into Monday.
Featured image credit: Rolesville Fire Department, NC
Categories: Extreme Flooding