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.
Floods caused by Podul and Kajiki claim lives in Cambodia and Laos. Video. 15 inches of rain. 5 worst hit areas. 500,000 affected. 10 meters of flooding. 15 killed or missing.
Posted by Julie Celestial on September 12, 2019. Watchers.news
Tropical Storm “Podul” and Tropical Depression “Kajiki” left a wide region across several countries flooded more than a week after their passage. Flood-related fatalities have reached 7 in Cambodia and 14 in Laos on September 11, 2019.
The floods left around 155 000 families affected and 4 300 establishments destroyed in Cambodia. National Committee for Disaster Management also stated that over 6 893 households were evacuated.
Reports stated that the five worst-hit areas were Steung Treng, Kratie, Kampong Cham, Preah Vihear, and Tbong Khmum. Furthermore, continuous floodings resulted in serious damage to crops and livestock.
Roads were also destroyed in 11 provinces namely Mondulkiri, Ratanakiri, Kratie, Steung Treng, Preah Vihear, Kampong Chhnang, Tboung Khmum, Kampong Speu, Kampot, Kep and Koh Kong, the country’s Transport Ministry confirmed.
Meanwhile, floodings harmed 15 people, causing 14 fatalities and one person missing in Laos. Over 500 000 people are still struggling with the consequences, while 102 000 have been evacuated on September 11.
Approximately 400 mm (15.7 inches) of rainfall was recorded in southern parts of Laos, which caused massive destruction to infrastructures and fields.
While authorities are continuing relief operations using boats and helicopters to send goods, reports said several affected areas are still waiting for assistance as many areas are inaccessible by road.
One local described the situation, saying that the whole district is flooded and in some areas, the water reaches 10 meters high (32.8 feet). A resident also reiterated the damage it caused to farmlands. “Our rice fields and homes in many villages are all destroyed,” he said, adding that there were also power outages and road closures.
Champassak province was reported to be suffering the most, with 30 out of 42 villages in floods. “We’re meeting with officials from the central government about how to distribute aid to the affected areas,” a provincial official assured.
Vilayphong Sysomvang, Director General of the Social Welfare Department under Lao Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, said they are working with the Lao People’s Army to urgently deliver emergency supplies to Salavan province, which is approximately 670 km (416 miles) southeast of Champassak province.
Categories: Extreme Flooding