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.
Western Australia records second-warmest October and driest month in 40 years
Posted by Julie Celestial on November 5, 2019 Watchers.news
According to data provided by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Western Australia has registered its second-warmest October on record and the driest in 40 years, despite the cool air delivering gusty showers to southwestern parts of the state during the last week of October 2019. The blistering heat in the north and east areas drove the near-record October heat, while capital Perth saw the hottest October day on the 27th, breaking a six-year record.
Rainfall was below average particularly through the state’s west and south portions.
According to BOM’s spokesman Neil Bennett, “The main areas of heat were up through our north where the lack of cloud and the time of year means that we do start to see temperatures picking up.”
He added, “The driver was our north and any time the winds started swinging out of there then the rest of the state started to warm up, and we had a long run of very warm days through the Goldfields area.”
The Goldfields towns of Laverton, Leinster and Norseman sweltered through their hottest October day on record on the 10th, all reaching above or up to a smoldering 40 °C (104 °F).
Meanwhile, several towns through northern and central WA including Wiluna, Port Hedland, Meekathara, Telfer, and Newman achieved their hottest October on record.
The heat came on Western Australia’s heels, posting its hottest September ever. There was also a lack of rainfall, resulting in the state’s driest October since 1979.
“Monthly rainfall was below average, especially through the west and the south,” Bennett said. It was the state’s 10th driest October on record and the driest in 40 years.”
Perth experienced a blistering temperature above 30 °C (86 °F) during October. Overall, the city saw a relatively mild month. However, the rainfall statistics for Perth were not as clear after BOM was forced to estimate the figures on October 5 due to a so-called blockage in the city’s official rain gauge in Mount Lawley.
The blockage was picked up following a low-pressure system of the west coast that delivered falls in the double figures to metropolitan areas. Perth gauge only recorded 1.8 mm (0.07 inches) of rainfall.
“The Mount Lawley gauge was noticeably lower than all of the other gauges that we saw,” Bennett stated. “We went to have a look at that because it raised our suspicions and we found that there had been a slight blockage in the gauge itself. This can sometimes happen, where bits of material get blown in by the strong winds– the hole itself within the gauge where the rainfall goes is quite small, so it’s not all that unusual to have these blockages.”
An estimated total of 27.8 mm (1.09 inches) made it Perth’s driest October since 2015.
“But the year to date total which is from the first of January to the end of October of 571.4 mm (22.5 inches), that’s the driest year-to-date in seven years, so we’re in a pretty dry spell at the moment,” Bennett explained.