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.
Flood warning map: Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire under water. UK
By KATE WHITFIELD PUBLISHED: 09:38, Thu, Jun 13, 2019
Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire have been struck by major flooding as warnings remain in place throughout Thursday. The River Steeping has burst its banks at Thorpe St Peter and there are widespread road closures in place as floodwater surges into towns and villages. Emergency crews are battling to keep up with flood-related incidents, with more than 30 reported since Wednesday.
The Environment Agency has issued 24 flood warnings and a staggering 71 flood alerts for the UK.
These stretch across southern Scotland, Wales, and large swathes of northeast England.
The Met Office’s chief meteorologist, Dan Suri, said: “Severe weather warnings for rain and thunderstorms are in place over the next few days and these are likely to cause further surface water flooding, river flooding and travel disruption.
“The development of weather conditions leading to thunderstorms and intense rainfall can happen extremely quickly, creating a challenge for forecasters.
“We will update warnings accordingly, but we urge people to continue to check the forecast and the app for updates during this period.”
THE LATEST FROM LINCOLNSHIRE
Flooding continues to affect several parts of Lincolnshire, with Wainfleet particularly hard-hit at the moment and a flood warning still in place for the area.
The rising river levels have already caused flooding of low-lying land and roads.
Due to the continued rising of the river, properties are expected to be affected, the government’s flood information service warns.
Dramatic scenes were witnessed at the River Steeping at Thorpe St Peter near Skegness as the river broke its banks due to the sheer volume of water.
There are no rail services between Skegness and Boston due to flooding, and widespread road closures are in force.
Skegness Grammar school is closed except for GCSE and A-level exams.
THE LATEST FROM NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
Heavy rain across Nottinghamshire has caused a number of roads to be closed off by the fire service.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service tweeted that the closures would remain in place throughout rush hour. A number of bus services are also diverted.
The village of Lambley is among the worst affected, and residents have been advised to stay indoors, while Woodborough is also flooded.
Notts Fire tweeted at 2am: “Anyone in the area [Lambley] should avoid attempting to pass through water either on foot or in a vehicle.
“Many roads are affected and we remain on scene assisting with the flooding.”
Categories: Extreme Flooding