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, hail and strong winds hit S, SW and E China, leaving at least 7 people dead
Posted by Teo Blašković on June 10, 2019 Watchers.news
Torrential rains affecting China over the past couple of days produced deadly floods in several provinces in south, southwest and east China, including Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guizhou, Guangdong provinces and Guangxi Zhuang
According to reports released by Xinhua, at least 7 people have been killed, of which 6 in Jiangxi where at least 514 000 people were affected by winds, hail and rainstorm-triggered floods. 45 000 people were relocated.
The situation prompted the China National Commission for Disaster Reduction and the Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) to jointly activate a level-IV emergency response and send a special work team and relief materials to affected areas.
As of 11:00 local time Saturday, June 8, the floods adversely affected 37 200 ha (91 923 acres) of crops and wiped out 2 200 ha (5 436 acres) of crops. 58 houses collapsed into the surging waters, with 88 houses severely damaged and 12 000 residents in urgent need of aid.
The storm has left at least one person dead in Guangxi, 4 missing and five injured. In its hardest-hit county of Quanzhou, heavy rain and floods affected more than 180 000 people and forced evacuation of 8 380. At least 110 reservoirs in Guilin has seen water rise above the alert level, Xinhua reports.
58 200 people were affected in Guizhou province, homes were damaged and power supply disrupted. The worst-hit area includes Baisuo Town where water levels rose above 2 m (78.7 inches).
Featured image credit: NASA Terra/MODIS. Acquired: June 8, 2019
Categories: Extreme Flooding