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.
Record rainfall hits southwestern Japan, leaving 3 people dead – Level 4 Emergency Alert. Videos.
Posted by Julie Celestial on August 29, 2019 Watchers.news
Record rains struck Northern Kyushu on August 27 and 28, 2019, and continue to devastate parts of Southwestern Japan, killing at least 3 people and triggering evacuation orders for around 870 000 residents. 1.9 million were advised to evacuate. Parts of the region saw record hourly and 24-hour rainfall totals. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the torrential rain was at the level the region has never experienced before.
Authorities placed Fukuoka, Saga, and Nagasaki prefectures under Level 4 Emergency Alert due to mudslides, flooding, and raging rivers. As of August 28, 2019, at 06:30 UTC (15:30 local time), evacuations were ordered to hundreds of thousands of people following the unstable weather.
“It is a situation where you should do your best to protect your lives,” weather agency official Yasushi Kajiwara stated earlier in a news conference.
The Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) found a dead man trapped in a car that was swept away by floods in Takeo City, Saga Prefecture. Another man was also killed while trying to escape a vehicle stuck in floodwaters. A third victim in Saga is under cardiorespiratory arrest, said government spokesperson Yoshihide Suga.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said the torrential rain was at the level the region has never experienced before.
In just one hour, Saga City recorded 110 mm (4.3 inches) and Shiroishi 109.5 mm (4.4 inches) – record hourly rainfall totals.
In 24 hours to 08:00 LT on August 28, Saga City recorded 388.5 mm (15.2 inches) and Hirado 434 mm (17 inches); both are record 24-hour rainfall totals for the cities.
“There are many reports of damage in different areas due to flooding of rivers, landslides, and submerged houses, and there is a possibility of serious damage occurring in the coming hours,” Suga said.
West Japan Railway Co. and national railway operator JR Kyushu announced suspensions of train services for public safety. Toyota Motor Co. in Fukuoka halted auto-parts production, while Canon Inc. in Nagasaki also paused the day’s operations. Furthermore, Panasonic Corp. and Bridgestone Corp. also reported respectively that their operations were also affected by the catastrophic weather.
JMA expects the heavy rainfall to continue throughout Wednesday and Thursday, forecasting up to 150 mm (5.9 inches) of rainfall.
Categories: Extreme Flooding