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.
Tropical Storm “Bailu” makes landfall over southern Taiwan. Video.
Posted by Teo Blašković on August 24, 2019. Watchers.news
Tropical Storm “Bailu” made landfall over southern Taiwan early morning (UTC) August 24, 2019, bringing significant rainfall to most of the country, in places extremely heavy, and 108 km/h (67 mph) winds with gusts up to 137 km/h (85 mph).
Bailu made landfall in Pingtung County at 05:00 UTC (13:00 LT), disrupting air, road and sea traffic. As of 10:00 LT, 350 domestic and international flights were canceled and another 40 delayed, the Ministry of Transport and Communications said.
According to Focus Taiwan, there were also 220 ferry services suspended, southbound express train services limited and numerous roads closed.
73 210 homes lost power, with some 10 000 still without electricity at 18:40 LT.
Central Emergency Operation Center (CEOC) said Bailu has caused severe mudslides in several mountainous areas. At 13:00 LT, two villages in Taitung County’s Yenping Township were placed under red alert for mudslides, forcing authorities to evacuate residents living close to rivers.
CEOC said there have been no reported casualties, but there were incidents requiring rescue operations.
Ahead of the storm, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) warned residents of Taitung and Hualien counties they are likely to experience extremely torrential rainfall (more than 500 mm / 19.7 inches over 24 hours).
From 00:00 to 19:00 LT on August 24, 520 mm (20.47 inches) of rain were recorded in Liushidanshan, Fuli, Hualien, 480.5 mm (18.91 inches) in Funan, Fuli, Hualien, 437.5 mm (17.22 inches) in Xidawushan, Taiwu, Pingtung and 435 mm (17.12 inches) in Shangli, Taitung
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