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.
IL Gov. issues state Disaster Proclamation as flooding continues to threaten communities
by KHQA Friday, June 28th 2019
Governor JB Pritzker issued a new state disaster proclamation for all 36 counties currently undergoing flood response or recovery activities in Illinois.
While some portions of the state have begun recovery operations, there are still several river communities in an active flood fight with river levels in major flood stage.
“For more than three months, Illinois residents have witnessed a seemingly constant wave of storms that have generated significant rainfall, triggering ground and levee saturation and significant river flooding,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Life safety continues to be our priority. The State of Illinois will continue to provide the resources necessary to protect lives, save critical infrastructure and help our local governments in their time of need.”
Recently, the Governor activated an additional 80 National Guardsmen to bolster flood fighting efforts in northern Alexander County, along the Mississippi River community of East Cape Girardeau.
Officials with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Illinois Department of Transportation have worked hand-in-hand with local and county officials to ensure critical community lifelines, such as transportation corridors, remain open during this historic flood.
However, due to inland flooding, authorities confirm both Illinois Route 3 and Illinois Route 146 in the immediate area of East Cape Girardeau are no longer viable, and further precipitation could lead to additional closures limiting the ability to safely self-evacuate.
Deployed State resources to date:
More than 5 million sandbags deployed
38,000 tons of rock distributed
1.2 million tons of sand distributed
More than 3,300 rolls of plastic distributed
More than 1.1 million sandbags filled by IDOC
39 pumps deployed by IDOT
26 pumps deployed by U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
450 linear feet of HESCO barriers installed
1,750 feet of Aquadam deployed
This state disaster proclamation includes the following 36 counties: Adams, Alexander, Brown, Bureau, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Fulton, Greene, Grundy, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Jackson, Jersey, Jo Daviess, Knox, LaSalle, Madison, Marshall, Mason, Mercer, Monroe, Morgan, Peoria, Pike, Putnam, Randolph, Rock Island, Schuyler, Scott, St. Clair, Tazewell, Union, Whiteside, and Woodford.
Information related to the current flood event, flood safety and recovery is available on the Ready Illinois website at www.Ready.Illinois.gov.
Categories: Extreme Flooding