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.
Ravaging hailstorm in Edmonton racked up $90 million in insured damages, Alberta, Canada. Videos. Hail the size of ‘grapefruits and baseballs.’
Posted by Julie Celestial on September 1, 2019. Watchers.news
Hailstones the size of grapefruits and golf balls hammered the Edmonton area of Alberta Province, Canada in early August 2019, resulting in an estimated $90 million in insured damages.
Intense rains and thunderstorms triggered the hailstorms on August 2, 2019, which caused massive damages on crops, infrastructures, vehicles, properties, and commercial areas throughout Edmonton and nearby areas.
The hail that hit Spruce Grove measured between 80 mm to 120 mm (3.1 inches to 4.7 inches) in diameter, while the ones that pounded Edmonton ranged between 47 mm to 70 mm (1.9 inches to 2.8 inches) in diameter, as confirmed by Environment Canada.
The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reported that the storm produced significant damages, with more than half of it affecting automobiles insurance coverage estimated $46.9 million. Furthermore, commercial property insured damages cost around $3.4 million while property insured damages are about $39.5 million.
BC Vice President Celyeste Power stated in a release that “severe weather is causing headaches for homeowners and is costing insurers, governments, and Albertans significantly.” Power added that the insurance company is working with authorities to discuss damage costs that keep increasing due to climate changes. Moreover, the government will also address solutions such as improving establishments and infrastructure to withstand calamities such as floods, fires, and harsh weather conditions.
“Last year, insured damage from severe weather across Canada reached $2-billion, the fourth-highest amount of annual losses on record. Unlike the 2013 Calgary floods or the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire, no single event caused the high amount paid out for 2018’s losses,” Power remarked.