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 pains, growing in intensity, frequency, size and duration.
2 months’ worth of rain in 48 hours triggers floods, disrupts travel, UK
Posted by Matti Kukkola on June 14, 2019 Watchers.news
Parts of central United Kingdom recorded double the amount of rain that typically falls during the entire month of June in two days. In the 48 hours ending on the morning of June 12, 2019, a total of 107.2 mm (4.22 inches) flooded Holbeach in Lincolnshire. The town receives an average of 53.2 mm (2.09 inches) during the entire month.
Rainfall totals during this time in Lincolnshire included 122.8 mm (4.83 inches) at Stenigot and 99.2 mm (3.90 inches) at Tetford, according to data from the UK Met Office.
Hawarden in northeastern Wales usually received 59.2 mm (2.33 inches) each June but recorded 66.8 mm (2.63 inches) from the night of June 10 to the morning of June 12.
Ham Hill and Eynsford were among the wettest locations in Kent on June 10, with 94.6 mm (3.72 inches) and 90.1 mm (3.55 inches), respectively.
The number of flash flooding incidents continued to mount across the U.K. as rainfall totals increased, AccuWeather reports.
The Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue responded to more than 100 flood-related calls on June 11.
River Waring overflowed its banks on low-lying land causing the roads to flood in Horncastle. The level of the river at Horncastle Banks Road peaked at 1.33 m (4.36 feet) during the early afternoon of Tuesday. Minor flood stage is 0.68 m (2.23 feet).
The M25 in Kent was temporarily closed in both directions, after two sinkholes opened, according to BBC News. Travel chaos also extended to railways.
Many rivers throughout the Midlands, Wales and England rose above minor flooding stage, AccuWeather says.
A total of 34 mm (1.34 inches) of rain was recorded at London’s Heathrow Airport in the 24 hours ending on the morning of June 11.
The rain disrupted road, rail and air traffic
The 14:34 London to Nottingham service on Thursday, June 13 was stopped due to a landslip near Corby, Northamptonshire, forcing about 500 passengers to spend 8 hours on the trains before they were rescued, BBC reports.
A break in a river bank caused severe flooding at Wainfleet All Saints, Lincolnshire, forcing evacuation of 100 people on the same day.
The Environment Agency has issued dozens of flood warning and alerts across the country, mostly across the Midlands and North West, and extending as far as Northumberland and Christchurch in Dorset.
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Categories: Extreme Flooding