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.
Record 1 422 people killed in monsoon rains from June to September, India
Posted by Julie Celestial on September 18, 2019 Watchers.news
At least 1 422 people died due to erratic rains in India from June to Septemeber – a record since the Union home ministry started keeping track in 2010. Over 1 800 extreme rainfall events this monsoon was recorded, the majority of which occurred in the first half of August.
In 2018, the numbers were at 1 379, 498 fatalities were in the state of Kerala solely.
The data also displayed that monsoon-related casualties were more widespread across the country than any past year with the highest count of 317 in Maharashtra. The figures are followed by 203 deaths in West Bengal, while 200 were recorded in Madhya Pradesh.
According to Mritunjay Mohapatra, India Meteorology Department’s director-general, the intensity of low-pressure areas will be moving away from land starting Monday, September 16, prompting the withdrawal of the monsoon.
However, the effects will still be present for the following five days. “Thereafter, we can expect the withdrawal process of the monsoon to commence,” he added.
DS Pai, a senior scientist with IMD, also explained, “extreme rainfall in the second part of monsoon (after July) was very high resulting in flash floods in many parts of India. Our data shows that such events this year were more than those recorded in the previous years.”
The country received an average of 84.1 cm (33.1 inches) of rain until September 15, which is 4% above normal, according to IMD’s rainfall data.
“We are seeing more than good rainfall with excess rainfall in the second half of the rainy season primarily due to weakening of El Nino and continued low pressure over the Bay of Bengal till Rajasthan,” Pai added.
Furthermore, two-thirds of India’s population is affected by the monsoon – these people depend on agriculture as their livelihood.
However, the monsoon refills 81 monitored reservoirs that are necessary for drinking, power, and irrigation.
The parties of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification also discussed extreme rainfall events, particularly how such happenings can result in a higher frequency of droughts. All stakeholders will introduce land-use management plans to prepare for such severe weather conditions.
Categories: Extreme Flooding