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.
Rescuers help people from flooded cars and homes in the Philadelphia area
By Jason Hanna and Joe Sutton, CNN Updated 1:27 PM ET, Thu June 20, 2019
Flash flooding was prompting rescues from homes and cars Thursday morning in the Philadelphia area, including southern New Jersey, where high water also closed parts of Interstate 295 for hours.
Heavy rains Wednesday into Thursday morning — up to 5 inches in some places — caused creeks and streams to flood, trapping some cars in knee-deep water on roads and seeping into homes near Westville, New Jersey, across the Delaware River from Philadelphia.
A swollen creek flooded part of I-295 near Bellmawr for hours early Thursday, trapping some motorists that had tried to drive through it.
By 6 a.m. Thursday, the trapped cars on I-295 had been towed and the floodwater was receding, but it was still too deep for cars to cross, leaving a large backup of vehicles on either side, CNN affiliate WPVI reported.
The highway reopened by 7 a.m., the station reported.
In nearby Westville, rescuers were using boats to take people from homes surrounded by floodwater.
Jessica Archer told CNN affiliate KYW that a fire department crew woke her up around 4 a.m. to tell her floodwaters were encroaching her Westville-area home.
“We come outside and it’s up to our front door. … It was seeping in. Our basement is completely flooded, so it was coming in through there,” she said.
“I grabbed my rabbit, I got the dog, I got all the food possible, and I just waited for them to bring the boats to us to get out,” she told KYW, after rescuers ferried her to dry land.
In Pennsylvania, state police said they helped rescue an unspecified number of motorists trapped on roads early Thursday in the Philadelphia area.
Rain was coming to an end in the region Thursday morning, but residual flooding is expected to continue into the afternoon, the National Weather Service said.
Flood warnings were in effect into Thursday afternoon for counties in southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and northern Delaware.
A flash flood watch will be in effect until early Friday for a larger portion of the region, including parts of northern Delaware, northeastern Maryland, New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania, the weather service said.
Categories: Extreme Flooding