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 “Erin” forms off the coast of North Carolina. US.
Posted by Teo Blašković on August 28, 2019. Watchers.news
Tropical Storm “Erin” formed off the coast of North Carolina, U.S. at 03:00 UTC on August 28, 2019 as the 5th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. Some slight strengthening is possible today, but the system will gradually weaken Thursday as it completes a transition to an extratropical cyclone. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm “Dorian” is nearing the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Uncertainty in the intensity forecast late this week remains higher than usual due to a large spread in the model guidance.
At 09:00 UTC on August 28, the center of Tropical Storm “Erin” was located about 705 km (435 miles) W of Bermuda and 430 km (265 miles) SE of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
Its maximum sustained winds were 65 km/h (40 mph) and minimum central pressure 1 005 hPa.
The system is moving NNW at 9 km/h (6 mph).
A turn northward is expected later today followed by a turn NNE early Thursday, August 29 (EDT) with an increase in forward speed.
Some slight strengthening is possible today, but Erin is forecast to weaken Thursday as it completes a transition to an extratropical cyclone.
“Statistical-dynamical intensity guidance show that the shear should diminish somewhat today while the system remains over warm oceanic sea surface temperatures. This should allow for some slight strengthening at that time. Thereafter, baroclinic processes associated with the aforementioned mid-latitude trough and significantly decreasing sea surface temperatures should cause Erin to acquire extratropical characteristics, and complete the transition in 36 hours, as the Florida State Cyclone Phase Evolution forecast and global models unanimously predict,” NWS forecaster Roberts noted.
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