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
… 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.
300,000 (6×5) affected by worst floods in 7 years in Borno and Adamawa, Nigeria. The number of the afflicted population is five (5) times more than expected in the humanitarian contingency plan, based on an average from past years. About 18,000 people have been evacuated from their homes. “The 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan for Nigeria is seeking 850 million dollars to assist 6 million people and is 60% (6) funded so far,” UN OCHA stated.”
Posted by Julie Celestial on November 19, 2019 Watchers.news
Nigeria’s northeastern states Borno and Adamawa are facing the worst floods in seven years which have destroyed homes, livelihoods, and affected about 300 000 people so far.
The number of the afflicted population is five times more than expected in the humanitarian contingency plan, based on an average from past years, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA).
Flooding in the town of Rann in Borno state has burdened around 40 000 people, leaving them with minimal to no access to food or services. Many of these victims are internally displaced people, taking refuge in camps.
The floods started on November 7 when the Kaalia River burst its banks in neighboring Cameroon.
The event has damaged approximately 4 000 ha (9 884 acres) of farmland, “destroying crops that are the main source of food for internally displaced persons (IDPs) staying in Rann, a remote town in an area where violent attacks from non-State armed groups are frequent and access is difficult for humanitarian assistance due to the high insecurity and poor road conditions,” UN OCHA reported.
“Stranded populations are running short of food and those who can afford it are paying high sums to be transported to the other areas, also putting their lives at risk while crossing the river or traveling to safety. More than 300 people from Rann have managed to reach Ngala, a town some 40 km (25 miles) away, according to the International Organization for Migration. They had managed to leave Rann before the road became impassable.”
Humanitarian partners are preparing resources to reach the stranded population with the UN Humanitarian Air Services until there is secured access for small boats.
UN OCHA reiterated that the main priority is providing food, water, shelter, and emergency services.
Meanwhile, in Adamawa state, over 100 000 people are still suffering from the consequences of severe floods across seven local government areas since October 27. The flooding was due to heavy rainfall and the swelling of rivers Niger and Benue.
About 18,000 people have been evacuated from their homes.
The UN and humanitarian partners also assured that they are mobilizing aid in, and they have already provided reproductive health kits to over 55,000 people. Non-food items have also been given to 400 households, as well as farming items to 4 000 families in areas that were not reached by Government aid.
“The 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan for Nigeria is seeking 850 million dollars to assist 6 million people and is 60% funded so far,” UN OCHA stated.
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