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 and travel chaos as UK hit with half a month’s rain in a day – but prepare to sizzle
Seth Jacobson. Yahoo News UK•June 25, 2019
Storms and rain caused flooding and travel chaos across the south and east of Britain, but the wet weather is set to be followed by soaring temperatures.
The extreme conditions were caused by a plume of warm air rushing in from the continent, which is experiencing a heatwave that could bring record-breaking temperatures to France, Spain and Belgium.
Almost half a month’s worth of rain fell in just a few hours in some areas of the UK on Tuesday morning, with Kent and Sussex the worst-hit.
Southern passengers were delayed by more than an hour after all lines from Brighton through Haywards Heath were blocked due to heavy rain and flooding on the tracks.
National Rail Enquiries warned the Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink services could be affected by rain, while Transport for London reported flooding on London roads.
The rain is easing as storms move north through England and Wales this afternoon, but the Met Office warned southern areas will become hot and humid.
The mercury is set to soar as the week progresses, hitting 30C in the south-east of England by the weekend. Sunbathers were warned to watch out for very high UV levels.
Roads were flooded in Edinburgh and the roof of a Tesco supermarket in Stirling, central Scotland, caved in after downpours, forcing the store to evacuate.
Met Office ‘danger to life’ weather warnings remained in place for almost all of the UK after Monday saw areas of the country hit by torrential rainfall – the Scottish capital received 44mm of rain, half its monthly total for July in just 24 hours.
This led to flash flooding , which saw motorists abandon their vehicles and rendered streets impassable for trams. It also caused power cuts for businesses and homes.
Hastings on the south coast was hit by 13mm of rain in just an hour this morning, which added to ‘challenging’ conditions for drivers on their way in to work.
Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge said: ‘The storms have arrived along the south coast of England from the Isle of Wight to the Dover Strait with increasing amounts of thundery activity.
‘The storms will continue north-eastwards over parts of East Anglia and the Humber before edging out over the North Sea.
‘There could be some localised flooding, but certainly some surface water flooding which can cause problems to drive through as well as spray.’
Categories: Extreme Flooding