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.
Snow event through middle of NSW not seen for two decades. Queensland, Australia. Fire and Ice.
John Ellicott. 11 Aug 2019. Queensland Country Life.
Even kangaroos turned into snowy frozen forms as a polar blast through much of central NSW saw snow fall in areas not seen in such amounts for up to two decades.
It was still snowing in Orange this morning after almost a day of snow falls on and off from Friday night through Saturday as a series of cold fronts swept the state.
Tumut saw its heaviest snowfalls in two decades while places such as Cootamundra also reported snow.
The snow flurries went all the way north of Armidale at Guyra on Sunday morning.
There weren’t too many places on the Tablelands that didn’t get some type of fall. The Snowy Mountains saw over a metre of snow with blizzards and the Brindabellas around Canberra were blanketed. Snow fell as low as 300m in many areas.
Many roads around Oberon were closed, while this morning part of the Great Western Highway was closed between Raglan and Wallerawang as more snow was dumped in the Bathurst region. Orange had its biggest snowfalls in over four years.Meanwhile, a fire threatened landholders near Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast while there were also fires near Grafton as strong winds fanned the blazes.