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.
Flash floods hit northern Vietnam
Posted by Teo Blašković on June 26, 2019. Watchers.news
Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern Vietnam, particularly the districts of Muong Te, Sa Pa and Nam Nhun of northern Lai Châu Province since June 24, causing flash floods and triggering landslides, DG ECHO reports.
According to media reports, as of June 26, one person died and three are missing. At least 30 houses have been flooded, several roads, including the national highway and the provincial highway, have been damaged by landslides and a bridge collapsed.
Seven houses in the Lai Châu province were swept away by floods, along with 46 ha (113 acres) of rice and crops. As many as 500 head of cattle and poultry were killed, Vietnam Plus reports. Meanwhile, floods submerged 24 houses in the neighboring Lao Cai Province and damaged one suspension bridge in Sa Pa district along with several roads and irrigation works.
The Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control instructed the northern provinces to organize forces to quickly overcome flood consequences and to monitor high-risk areas and dykes in order to timely evacuate residents in emergencies situations.
Since the beginning of 2019 to June 20, 23 persons died or went missing in natural disasters across Vietnam. The economic losses were estimated at over 337 billion VND (14.56 million USD).
For the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rain with thunderstorms is forecast over the affected province.
Categories: Extreme Flooding