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.
India weather: Heatwave sees temperatures soar to 50C – health alert as death toll rises
SEVERE heat has killed dozens of people as India entered the third week of searing temperatures. Here’s the latest forecast as the death toll rises.
By VICKIIE OLIPHANT PUBLISHED: 13:40, Mon, Jun 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 16:20, Mon, Jun 17, 2019
Large parts of india have already endured two weeks of scorching heat – and citizens are now entering the third week as temperatures reach above 50C in some parts. People have been advised not to leave their homes until the heatwave, which has already claimed the lives of at eats 60 people, has passed. But with the temperatures expected to remain high for another week, fear has struck the hearts of communities across northern India – with many remembering the heatwave in 2015, which left more than 3,500 dead in India and Pakistan.
Weekend showers provided little respite, as temperatures remained at around 45C.
The heatwave continues to scorch large parts of northern and central India and temperatures are likely to continue rising.
June is traditionally a problematic month for the capital, with heatwaves extremely frequent, but this year has been hotter than usual.
Last week, the airport in Delhi recorded highs of 48C while in Rajasthan, more than 50C was noted.
Hospitals have been inundated with residents suffering from extreme heatstroke and many have died from the searing heat.
In Bihar, one of the poorest areas of the country, 49 people died on Saturday in just 24 hours.
Senior health official Vijay Kumar said: “It was a sudden development on Saturday afternoon.
“People affected by heatstroke were rushed to different hospitals.
“Most of them died on Saturday night and some on Sunday morning during treatment.”
About 40 more people were being treated at a government-run hospital in Aurangabad.
Kumar added: “Patients affected by heat stroke are still being brought, the death toll is likely to increase if the heatwave continues.”
Most of the victims were aged 50 and over, and were rushed to hospitals with symptoms of high fever, diarrhoea and vomiting.
State Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced a compensation of Rs400,000 for the family of each victim.
Schools have been closed and citizens have been told to stay inside between 11am and 4pm.
While tens of thousands have fled their villages as water supplies dwindle, leaving communities drought-stricken.
Whole villages, starved of water, have been abandoned until the arrival of the monsoon brings relief, after weeks of temperatures topping 50 degrees.
While in some states, such as Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan, fighting has broken out as people scramble to get their hands on the scarce water supplies.
Police have even been brought in to some areas to protect water trucks and wells.