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.
UK weather: Hottest late August bank holiday weekend on record
25 August 2019. BBC.
It has been the hottest late August bank holiday weekend ever – with temperatures reaching 33.3C (91.94F) in west London.
The Met Office confirmed the new record temperature, which was set at Heathrow.
It beats the previous record of 31.5C (88.7F), set in 2001 and again at Heathrow.
And BBC Weather said UK temperatures could reach similar levels on Monday – with highs of up to 33C in south-east England.
On Saturday a new record for Wales was set in Gogerddan, where 28.8C was recorded.
In Scotland, which does not have a late August bank holiday, temperatures were slightly cooler – but still reached 27C in Auchincruive, Ayrshire.
BBC Weather said that, on Monday, the south east of England could experience temperatures of between 32C and 33C, which would be a national record for the late August bank holiday Monday.
And the London Ambulance Service advised people attending Notting Hill Carnival on Monday to drink plenty of water, use sun cream and remain in the shade where possible.
Last month, the UK’s highest ever temperature was officially recorded in Cambridge when 38.7C was measured.
It beat the previous UK record of 38.5C, set in Kent in 2003.
The government’s advisory Committee on Climate Change has warned the UK is not prepared for the increase in heatwaves that is expected with global warming.
Earlier this summer, it called for more action to make sure homes and other buildings such as hospitals and care facilities could be comfortable and safe in higher temperatures.
Categories: Extreme Heat Update