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.
Dorian Unleashes Destruction in Carolinas, Spawning 20 Tornadoes and Flooding. 5 deaths reported. What do we know about the number Five (5)?
09-06-2019 Wendy Griffith CBN
KITTY HAWK, NC – The wrath of Hurricane Dorian is slamming the Outer Banks of North Carolina and Virginia Beach after scraping along the East Coast, unleashing furious tornadoes and knocking out power for 300,000 people in the Carolinas.
So far, officials report at least five storm-related deaths and at least 20 tornadoes, including in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Along the Outer Banks, it was a virtual ghost town, as the region braced for the next brutal punch – no one on the beach, no boats in the marina, boarded-up businesses and homes. It’s clear, the Outer Banks has taken Dorian seriously.
For John Britt with Nor’Banks Sailing & Watersports, that meant getting all the boats and jet skis out of the sound and on to dry land.
Nearby in Corolla, Doug Brindley who oversees more than 500 beach properties was making sure everything was secure.
The rains and winds picked up throughout the night and the waves grew to dangerous levels as the eye of Hurricane Dorian passed right over the Outer Banks Friday morning.
Although most residents heeded the warning to evacuate, a few decided to ride it out.
Meanwhile, Operation Blessing has pre-deployed to both the Bahamas and the Carolinas to help with any urgent needs survivors may face.