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.
Chantal forms as the third named storm of the unusually slow 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. The ‘calm’ before the storm.
Posted by Teo Blašković on August 21, 2019. Watchers.news
Tropical Storm “Chantal” formed in the North Atlantic Ocean, south of the Newfoundland at 03:00 UTC on August 21, 2019, as the third named storm of the unusually slow 2019 Atlantic hurricane season.
The Atlantic went from July 15 – August 19 with zero named storms, making it the first hurricane season to do so since 1982, said Dr. Philip Klotzbach, Meteorologist at CSU specializing in Atlantic basin seasonal hurricane forecasts.
Chantal was named at 40.2°N – the highest latitude named storm formation location for an Atlantic tropical cyclone since Alberto in 1988.
The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season has yet to have any named storm activity south of 27°N. The most recent Atlantic hurricane season to have activity confined to such high latitudes through August 21 was 2002.
At 15:00 UTC on August 21, the center of Tropical Storm “Chantal” was located about 730 km (455 miles) S of Cape Race, Newfoundland, Canada.
Its maximum sustained winds were 65 km/h (20 mph) and minimum central pressure 1 009 hPa.
The storm is moving toward the east at 31 km/h (20 mph).
A turn toward the southeast with a decrease in forward speed is expected by Thursday, August 22. A turn toward the south is expected on Friday.
Gradual weakening is expected and Chantal is forecast to become a tropical depression in a couple of days, without affecting any land.
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