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.
Lorena makes landfall in southwest Mexico as Category 1 force hurricane. Rainfall of 13 to 25 centimeters (5 to 10 inches) inches was expected.
AFP•September 19, 2019
Mexico City (AFP) – Hurricane Lorena made landfall on the southwest coast of Mexico Thursday morning as a Category 1 force storm, buffeting the region with strong winds, torrential rain and high waves, Mexico’s National Weather Service reported.
Lorena touched down 13 kilometers (8 miles) northeast of the town of Huerta in Jalisco state and “remains on land” as it makes it way up the coast, the service said in its latest bulletin.
Mexican officials had declared a red alert for the region ahead of Lorena’s arrival and no deaths or injuries were immediately reported.
The US-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Lorena would “continue to move near or over the southwestern coast of Mexico” with some weakening expected before heading back over the water in the afternoon.
“Once Lorena moves over water again, re-strengthening is anticipated,” it said.
Life-threatening flash floods and mudslides were possible, and total rainfall of 13 to 25 centimeters (5 to 10 inches) inches was expected along some section of coastal Mexico, the NHC said.
Lorena should approach southern Mexico’s Baja California Sur by Friday night and Saturday.
The Atlantic hurricane season, which runs through November 30, has ramped up in recent weeks. Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, killing at least 52 people, with hundreds more still unaccounted for.
Tropical Storm Jerry also has formed in the Atlantic and is expected to become a hurricane on Thursday. So far, it is not threatening any coastal areas.
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