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 period
… 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.
350 000 customers without power, 1 person killed as powerful storm hits Texas
Posted by Teo Blašković on June 11, 2019 Watchers.news
As many as 350 000 Oncor Energy customers across Dallas County lost power as a powerful storm swept through parts of Texas on June 9, 2019. 146 000 are still without power as of 07:00 UTC, June 11. One person was killed and 5 injured.
Oncor spokesperson said this will be a multi-day outage as their efforts to restore power have been impacted by fallen trees and in some areas, both power lines and distribution equipment needs to be rebuilt.
“This storm was really unique because we saw damage akin to something we’d see with a tropical storm or a tornado. But instead of a small area, we’re seeing a very large portion of Dallas County with major damage,” Oncor spokesperson and meteorologist Jen Myers said.
“Most of the damaged infrastructure we have isn’t because the wind blew over our infrastructure, it’s because the wind blew something into our infrastructure,” Myers said. “We’re talking entire trees, large tree limbs. If you’ve driven around Dallas, you know what’s out there and what’s on the ground. Before it hit the ground, it hit some of our infrastructure.”
Dallas city officials said 41 percent of traffic signals (496 signals) are without power, were damaged or are inoperable, urging drivers to use extra caution at intersections. There are another 168 signals that are flashing red and need to be reset.
One person was killed in downtown Dallas after wind gusts up to 112 km/h (70 mph) caused a giant construction crane to collapse on an apartment building. Five people were injured, of which 2 are in critical condition and 2 in serious.
More than 500 flights in and out of Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport were canceled and more than 740 delayed.