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 period
… 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.
Fears of worsening floods as monsoon rains pound South Asia
AFP•July 17, 2019
Children have been swept away by floodwaters and others killed in landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains across south Asia as the death toll passed 250 Wednesday, with authorities bracing for worse weather in some regions.
The annual deluge is crucial to replenishing water supplies in the impoverished region, but the downpour from June to September often turns deadly.
Across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan, millions of residents have been affected and hundreds of thousands displaced, with homes and boats washed away.
In flood-prone Bangladesh, which is criss-crossed by rivers, around one-third of the country is underwater and 59 people have died, officials said.
“It was raining the last few days, the landslide damaged many of our houses and a lot of people are suffering,” said Sanjida Begum in Cox’s Bazar district, home to nearly one million Rohingya Muslim refugees who have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar.
“Children are floating away while crossing these canals, even my nephew was washed away in the canal.”
In India, the death toll rose to at least 100 and in remote areas entire communities were cut off by rising floodwaters which damaged or submerged roads.
“It’s been 15 days (since) this area has been flooded,” a local resident in Assam, where the death toll reached 22, told AFP.
“The damage it has caused is very bad. Cattle have also been affected. Everything has been destroyed.”
Video footage shared on social media showed rescuers pulling a rhinoceros calf from swollen floodwaters in the state’s World Heritage-listed Kaziranga National Park, home to two-thirds of the world’s remaining one-horned rhinos.
In Bihar, which borders Nepal — and like Assam is one of the worst-affected regions in India — locals told AFP they were unable to reach food supplies.
Some 33 deaths have been reported and 2.5 million residents affected in the state. Locals were erecting makeshift shelters on elevated land with the meagre belongings they had salvaged from the floodwaters.
In Mumbai, the number of victims from a building collapse following heavy rains rose to 14.
Mixed outlook –
Authorities said floods would worsen in certain regions, while other areas would get some respite over the next few days.
Conditions in Assam state have not improved, officials said, with the army called in to help out with rescue efforts. Water levels in parts of Bihar have receded as the rain has cleared and some sunshine returned.
In the worst-affected district in Bangladesh’s north and central districts, the state-run Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre said major rivers would rise further in the next 24 hours.
The latest victims there were a woman and four children who died after their small boat sank in floodwaters.
Fearful sights in diverse places
Fearful flooding in diverse places
Great Crop Destruction
Being swept away
Being carried away
Flooding around the world
Categories: Extreme Flooding