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.
Mekong River drops to lowest level in 100 years. Video. “This is the worst ecological disaster in the history of the Mekong region.” Is the ‘Great River Euphrates’ next?
Posted by Julie Celestial on September 3, 2019. Watchers.news
Southeast Asia’s Mekong River, one of the longest rivers in the world, has dropped to its lowest level in 100 years due to severe drought, sand-mining, and upstream dam developments, causing threats to the food supply and livelihood of nearby inhabitants.
Monsoon rains, which were expected to come late May, turned to extremely hot weather, triggering drought. The crisis was worsened by hydropower dams restricting waters.
The river’s current state could be a potential disaster especially to the millions of residents in the region who are depending on the water for daily needs.
The Mekong River flows through six neighboring countries namely China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam
“This is the worst ecological disaster in the history of the Mekong region,” Thai natural resources expert Chainarong Setthachua said.
Tonle Sap, Cambodia’s inland lake and the heart of Mekong, reportedly dropped severely, resulting in one floating village drying up. Some parts of the lake became shallow waters as well. Natives living near Tonle Sap were in disbelief that the drought happened two months into the rainy season.
Xayaburi Dam in Laos, located 30 km (19 miles) east of Sainyabuli town in Northern Laos, blocked the mainstream of the Mekong River, posing threats to the ecology in the region.
In China, around seven dams block seasonal water flows as well. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed his disappointment over the action, saying that China was taking control of the Mekong River by building dams that affect one of Southeast Asia’s most important water sources.
Experts warned that although it has started raining and the water levels are now slowly recovering, the drought could still result in potential risks that may be worse than the drought in 2016 which spawned forest fires near Tonle Sap.