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.
Heatwave conditions claim at least 70 lives in 24 hours, Bihar. India.
Posted by Teo Blašković on June 17, 2019 Watchers.news
Severe heatwave conditions affecting Bihar, India claimed the lives of at least 70 people over the past 24 hours, state authorities reported June 17, 2019.
Temperatures across the state are reaching 45 °C (113 °F) for the third straight week and above 50 °C (122 °F) in the desert state of Rajasthan.
Temperatures in the city of Patna, also known as Pataliputra – the capital and largest city of the state of Bihar, reached 44.4 °C (111.9 °F) on June 16, making it the hottest place in the country that day.
Heatwave alert is in effect for the entire state, except a few districts in its NE parts, for the next 48 hours, TOI reports.
The death toll surged to at least 70, authorities said, adding that most of them died on Saturday, June 15 when Patna registered 45.8 °C (114.4 °F). This was its highest maximum temperature for the month of June over the past 10 years.
The temperature in the city was 8 °C (14 °F) above average for the day.
Pre-monsoon showers are expected on June 21 and 22, offering a slight respite from the heat.
The southwest monsoon, however, is unlikely to hit Bihar before June 25, representing a two-week delay from its normal onset in the state.
Featured image credit: Chandan Singh
Categories: Extreme Heat Update