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.
One dead, another missing as Tropical Cyclone “Kajiki” strikes Vietnam
Posted by Julie Celestial on September 5, 2019 Watchers.news
Tropical Cyclone “Kajiki” made landfall in Vietnam on September 3, 2019, triggering floods and landslides. At least one people has been killed and one remains missing.
A tropical depression, soon to be named Kajiki, formed to the east of Luzon, Philippines on August 30. On the same day, it briefly weakened into a low pressure area and regenerated 6 hours later into a tropical depression at midnight on August 31.
The storm passed through the Batanes Islands, and PAGASA upgraded the system to a tropical depression, naming it Kabayan.
Kabayan made landfall in Hainan, China on September 1, and re-emerged over the South China Sea later, and was upgraded by the JTWC to a monsoon depression. By late September 2, the JTWC began issuing advisories on the system, giving the identifier 16W, while the JMA upgraded the system to a tropical storm, naming it Kajiki.
Shortly thereafter, Kajiki made landfall over Vietnam and then re-emerged on the South China Sea, interacting with a weak tropical depression in Hainan, and then exhibiting to re-intensify once more, as it was absorbing the tropical depression to its northeast.
Media reported that the harsh weather resulted in one casualty, one person missing, and another hurt in Quang Bihn Province, central Vietnam.
More residents have started evacuating as Huong Hoa and Dakrong Districts were consumed by floods. The conditions were worsened by the opening of dam in Huong Son, Ha Tinh Province, one of the worst-hit areas.
Vinh was also pounded by the storm, taking rains of 150 to 300 mm (5 to 12 inches). Reports stated that there will be further downpours in Vinh to Danang through September 5, increasing dangers of mudslides and floods.
Harsh rains will continue to hit Vietnam over September 4 to 5, as Kajiki is expected to head northeast China and western Taiwan.
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