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 Cyclone “Podul” hits Vietnam, leaves 2 people dead, 61 500 affected in Philippines
Posted by Julie Celestial on August 30, 2019 Watchers.news
Tropical cyclone “Podul,” named Yangliu in China and Jenny in the Philippines killed 2 and affected over 61 500 people in Central-Northern Luzon. The storm made landfall in central Vietnam early Friday and has since degraded into a tropical depression.
Despite losing winds strength as the storm moved inland, heavy rainfall will continue moving inland along the center and southern side of the storm into southeastern Asia, AccuWeather senior meteorologist Eric Leister said. Locations from Da Nang to Ha Tinh experienced the worst of the storm.
Up to 250 mm (10 inches) of rain is expected from north-central Vietnam into central Laos and northern Thailand through August 31. There is a high risk of flooding and mudslides throughout this region.
The European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) confirmed 2 people were killed, 2 others were injured, and around 3 180 people were evacuated in the Philippines following the powerful storms. The province of Aurora received the most impact.
Southern and western parts of Hainan, China are expected to have better weather conditions on August 30 after heavy winds and rains w on August 29. Featured image: Tropical Storm “Podul” on August 29, 2019. Credit: NASA/NOAA Suomi
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