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 Storm Gabrielle: Atlantic hurricane season hots up, FIVE storms churn toward land
FIVE weather systems are churning through the Atlantic Ocean as hurricane season reaches its peak. Here are the latest updates on Tropical Storm Ferdinand, Hurricane Dorian and Tropical Storm Gabrielle.
Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1, and will end on November 30, and has seen three hurricanes, seven total storms and eight depressions since it began. Now five weather systems are churning through the Atlantic, with some wreaking havoc on land. Two are tropical disturbances, with the chance of cyclone formation within the next few days.
Two others are tropical storms, and the third is major hurricane Dorian, which has battered the Bahamas before now tracking to the southeastern US coast.
Hurricane Dorian is a category one hurricane with wind speeds of 90mph and is moving parallel to the northeastern coast of Florida.
Rain bands are bringing heavy rain and gusty winds to the southeastern US coast – as winds of 43 mph with a gust to 55 mph were recorded in Jacksonville, Florida.
Dorian was producing wind gusts near hurricane-force over eastern North Carolina on Friday morning.
Two tropical disturbances are also tracking through the Atlantic with Disturbance One reported as having a 50 percent chance of cyclone formation within 48 hours and Disturbance Two having a 60 percent chance of formation within six days.
Here are the latest updates on the two tropical storms raging through the Atlantic Ocean.
Tropical Storm Gabrielle
As of NOAA’s 11pm AST (4am BST) update, Gabrielle had weakened and is barely holding on as a Tropical Cyclone.
It was located around 995 miles northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and approximately 1100 miles southwest of the Azores.
Gabrielle was packing winds of 40mph and was moving northwest at 14mph.
However, slow strengthening is forecast to take place over the weekend.
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