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.
Imelda continues dumping heavy rain on parts of the Southeast Texas, already the 5th wettest tropical cyclone for the contiguous US. Videos.
Posted by Julie Celestial on September 19, 2019 Watchers.news
Tropical Depression “Imelda” formed on September 17 and strengthened into a tropical storm just before making landfall near Freeport, Texas. The storm continues to unleash life-threatening floods in the southeast part of the state, particularly in the Houston suburbs and Beaumont area on September 19. A tornado also wreaked havoc in Bayton on the same date.
The storm has been declared the 5th wettest tropical cyclone for the contiguous US. Several areas outside Houston has faced more than 254 mm (10 inches) of rain since September 17. Beaumont received 305 mm to 508 mm (12 inches to 20 inches) of rain, while Jefferson County has received more than 762 mm (30 inches).
Floods started hitting neighborhoods in the Beaumont area, trapping people including physically disabled elderlies. Reports said that the situation in the place is turning worse by the minute.
The National Weather Service warned residents of Montgomery, Liberty, Chambers counties, and northeastern Harris County of flash flooding risks, asking people to stay indoors. “Do not venture on to any roads in these areas,” said the warning.
Over 64 000 residential and commercial properties experienced power outages as of 10:30 LT, while more than 1 000 residents called for rescue.
Floodwaters also struck the Winnie community between Houston and Beaumont. Motorists and commercial buildings in the flood-stricken area have been suffering ever since.
A photo on social media showed a truck trapped in the waters. According to reports, the truck driver was supposed to be heading back to Houston.
Sheriff Brian Hawthorne reported that at least 200 homes were hit by floods in CHambers County that rescue operations team had to use an airboat to reach victims.
The Beaumont Police Department also said that they received over 250 calls for rescues and 270 evacuation requests.
The violent rains not only caused flash floodings but also produced a tornado, which was spotted in Baytown. The city was about 41.8 km (26 miles) east of Houston.
According to locals, the twister blew a propane tank away which landed into a house. The tornado lasted about three minutes.
Meteorologists said the slow-moving storm will continue bringing heavy rain to the Upper Texas Coast.
The National Weather Service also stated that elevated tide levels and stronger currents are expected through Friday, particularly in Southeast Texas.