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.
More than 800 homes destroyed by floods in Mali
Posted by Julie Celestial on September 11, 2019
Floods brought by heavy storms during late August 2019 has caused extensive damage in Mali, West Africa, reports on September 9, 2019 stated.
Thousands of residents were left homeless as the raging waters destroyed more than 800 residential properties, authorities said.
The floodwater formed after harsh rains continued from August 24, 2019, up to several days more.
The worst-hit areas of Mali were Koulikoro, Timbuktu, Kidal, Mopti, and Menaka.
According to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRCS), at least 1 729 households and 6 474 residents were severely affected by the flood.
Aside from the property damages, the victims also suffer from loss of livelihoods as food stocks were also swept by waters.
Reports said the homeless victims are now taking refuge in schools and host families.
Just a few months ago, on May 16, 2019, about 14 people were killed in a deadly flash flood that slammed Bamako.
In the neighboring country Niger, over 40 fatalities were reported after intense flooding attacked the area.
Locals from five other countries; Nigeria, Mauritania, Algeria, Morocco, and the Central African Republic also experienced the struggle that came with heavy floods.
Categories: Extreme Flooding