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, duration and scope.
Last month hottest October on record: EU climate service. The EU data showed that temperatures were above average across most of Europe last month, and “markedly above average” in parts of the Arctic, the eastern parts of the United States and Canada, the Middle East and much of North Africa and Russia.
AFP•November 5, 2019
Paris (AFP) – Last month was the hottest October ever recorded worldwide, according to data released by the European Union’s satellite monitoring service on Tuesday.
Globally, temperatures were 0.69 degrees Celsius (1.25 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than the average October from 1981 to 2010, and 0.01 C warmer than the previous record holder, October 2015.
This is equivalent to 1.2 Celsius above the pre-industrial average, the Copernicus Climate Change Service said in a statement.
September was also a record-breaking month, and July was the hottest since temperature records began.
“With continued greenhouse gas emissions and the resulting impact on global temperatures, records will continue to be broken in the future,” Copernicus head Jean-Noel Thepaut said in July.
The EU data showed that temperatures were above average across most of Europe last month, and “markedly above average” in parts of the Arctic, the eastern parts of the United States and Canada, the Middle East and much of North Africa and Russia.
However, temperatures were below average in the western parts of the United States and Canada, parts of tropical Africa and Antarctica.
Twenty of the last 22 years have been the hottest on record, according to the UN World Meteorological Organization.
Three special reports from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the last year have detailed dire consequences if humanity fails to cap global warming, including deadly heat waves, flooding and storm surges amplified by rising seas.
Last month, scientists released new climate models showing that greenhouse gases are warming Earth’s surface more quickly than previously thought. The models suggested average temperatures could spike to between 6.5 and 7.0 Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2100, if emissions continue unabated
Categories: Extreme Heat Update