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.
Severe floods force 25,000 (5×5) people to evacuate, Niger. 2,500 (5×5) families forced to move out. Floods caused over Fifty-Five (55) fatalities and affected 130,000 (6×5) families from June to September. Niger river waters rising to levels not seen in Fifty (50) years. The river is the third biggest in Africa. 120,000 (6+6) refugees and 110,000 (5+5) internally displaced individuals. A lot of ‘Five’s’ (5).
Posted by Julie Celestial on October 21, 2019 Watchers.news
Severe floods affecting the southeast Niger since early October forced almost 25,000 people to evacuate, officials said on October 19, 2019. The event threatens a new humanitarian crisis in a region already devastated by Boko Haram Islamist Violence.
The Komadougou Yobe river that flows through the semi-desert Diffa region into Lake Chad burst its banks, causing damage to crops and flooding villages. Two villages near Diffa were entirely submerged, forcing 2,500 families to move out according to national radio the Voice of the Sahel. Around 400 households found shelter in a gym in the city.
“We have been fighting for days to stop the water rising, but it’s not working,” said rice farmer Amadou Issa. “The sandbags we’ve been using to keep the water out are completely underwater.”
Severe weather events are common in Niger, which is one of the poorest countries in the world
Floods caused over 55 fatalities and affected 130 000 families from June to September. Capital Niamey was hit the worst in September, with the Niger river waters rising to levels not seen in 50 years. The river is the third biggest in Africa.
In 2019, drought and floods caused food shortages in a crisis worsened by jihadist violence, leaving over 10% of the population seeking humanitarian assistance. Niger, along with Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, and Mauritania are also suffering from increasing attacks by armed Islamists.
The Diffa region is home to at least 120,000 refugees and 110,000 internally displaced individuals.
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