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.
It rained so much at Western Michigan University that its football stadium turned into a swimming pool
By Erin Davis and Brandon Griggs, CNN Updated 4:35 PM ET, Thu June 20, 2019
Rainy days are all fun and games until a football stadium looks like it should be hosting a sailboat race.
Buckets of rain overnight in Kalamazoo, Michigan, turned Western Michigan University’s Waldo Stadium into a muddy lake by Thursday morning.
The floodwaters overwhelmed the campus drainage system and water began to fill the football stadium, nearby baseball stadium and surrounding parking lots. To protect nearby buildings from damage, the football’s field pumps were shut off Thursday morning — hence, the stadium pool — said WMU spokeswoman Paula Davis.
A university staffer posted pictures of the flooded gridiron to Facebook, adding, “Waldo stadium can start holding rowing competitions.”
The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory Thursday morning for Kalamazoo, updating it to a flood warning by the afternoon. As many as 4 inches of rain fell on the city, the NWS said, and by the looks of the small lake in Waldo Stadium, the entire area may have looked like a waterlogged sponge.
Similar flooding happened at the stadium in October 2017, canceling a game between the Western Michigan University Broncos and the Zips of the University of Akron.
Thankfully, no sporting events were scheduled for WMU’s stadium this week, although the school probably faces a major cleanup operation.
Davis said the situation was under control by Thursday afternoon.
“At 11 am we turned the pumps back on and we are lowering the water in the stadium,” she told CNN in an email. “You can now see the fields.”
Categories: Extreme Flooding