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.
Rare tornado hits Willcox, Arizona
Posted by Julie Celestial on September 26, 2019 Watchers.news
Remnants of Hurricane “Lorena” brought floods, strong winds, and a very rare tornado to Arizona on September 23, 2019.
The tornado hit the city of Willcox late September 23, injuring 2 people, NWS confirmed. The agency rated it as EF-1 with speeds of 145 to 160 km/h (90 to 100 mph), a path length of 2.8 km (1.75 miles) and width of 530 m (0.33 miles).
According to Ken Drozd with National Weather Service (NWS) in Tucson, Arizona receives an average of four tornadoes per year and typically these are dust devils that have been sucked into a thunderstorm which also do not leave much destruction.
The tornado approached the Cave Creek and New River areas near Phoenix on the afternoon of September 23. According to the NWS, they issued a tornado warning for the first time in five years
Over 1 800 customers lost electricity, while one resident reported that around 40 trees were uprooted in his area.
The remnants of Lorena not only produced tornadoes but also floods and strong winds. On the same day, a school bus with 120 children onboard was trapped in floods in the Phoenix area.
According to Battalion Chief Kevin Spirlong of the Surprise, Arizona Fire Department, all children have been rescued safely. Following this, schools in Apache Junction were suspended early at 11:45 LT.
Emergency personnel reportedly conducted at least five water rescues in Apache Junction, which is about 58 km (36 miles) east of Phoenix.
“Moisture from the remnants of former eastern Pacific Hurricane Lorena has pushed into southern Arizona where it’s interacting with a strong jet stream disturbance,” Weather.com Meteorologist Chris Dolce stated.
“That setup is triggering the development of numerous showers and thunderstorms in southern and central Arizona, which could cause more flash flooding through early Tuesday. Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and large hail are also a potential threat.”
Storms are expected to continue through Thursday, September 26.
Lorena formed on September 17 and intensified into a hurricane on September 18 near Colima, Mexico. This was the 14th storm of the 2019 Pacific hurricane season.https://twitter.com/i/status/1176405911197356034