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.
Floods claimed 88 lives, destroyed 17 000 homes and damaged 82 000, China. Videos.
Posted by Teo Blašković on June 21, 2019 Watchers.news
At least 88 people have died and 17 are still missing as a result of severe floods and landslides affecting parts of southwest China since last week.
The worst affected are provinces of Jiangxi, Guangxi, Guizhou, Zhejiang, Fujian, Hunan, Guangdong and Chongqing.
According to official sources, 88 people have been killed, up from 61 on June 14, and 18 are still missing.
388 000 are displaced and over 6 million affected.
At least 17 000 homes were destroyed and 82 000 damaged.
5 060 people were rescued and more than 14 000 evacuated, according to data provided by DG ECHO.
According to a statement released by the government, the National Meteorological Center has issued a yellow warning of rainstorm on June 20 and China Meteorological Administration (CMA) activated a level four emergency response at 18:00 LT on June 20, requiring all relevant meteorological sectors attached to CMA to enter the emergency position immediately and put corresponding meteorological services in place.
The potentially affected areas such as Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangxi, Sichuan and Guizhou are expected to sustain or adjust the emergency state according to local realities.
Southeastern Henan, central-eastern Hubei, central-southern Anhui, southern Jiangsu, northern Hunan, northern Jiangxi, Shanghai, Zhejiang, eastern Chongqing, and northern Guizhou were expected to experience heavy rain on June 20 and 21.
Between 100 – 180 mm (3.9 – 7 inches) of rainfall are expected in southern and western Anhui, eastern Hubei, and western Zhejiang. The maximum expected hourly rainfall is 70 mm (2.75 inches).
Featured image credit: CCTV
Categories: Extreme Flooding