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
… 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.
Catastrophic bushfire conditions in Australia, over a dozen temperature records smashed. Temperatures over 115F (5+5+5) in Nullarbor. Six (6) districts rated severe. 50 (5) fires are still blazing across New South Wales, 25 (5×5) of which were uncontained.
Posted by Julie Celestial on November 20, 2019 Watchers.news
More than a dozen temperature records have been broken across South Australia on November 20, 2019, as bushfires continue to create catastrophic conditions all over the state, with blazes still burning at emergency levels. Over 100 schools have been closed, electricity firms have cut off power to thousands, and residents in high-risk regions were prompted to evacuate as the blazes opened up a new front.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, multiple areas broke the maximum November temperature records, the most notable were the following: 46.6 °C (115.9 °F) in Nullarbor, 44.3 °C (111.74 °F) in Parafield and Keith, 44 °C (111.2 °F) in Lameroo and Murray Bridge Airport, 43.1 °C (109.58 °F) Strathalbyn, 40.8 °C (105.44 °F) in Clare, and 40.7 °C (105.26 °F) in Hindmarsh Island.
Seven districts have been catastrophic fire danger zones, including the Mount Lofty Ranges and Mid North near Adelaide, while two were rated “extreme” and six were “severe”.
Country Fire Service (CFS) assistant chief officer Brenton Eden said emergency services would be on high alert throughout the day. “We don’t take seven catastrophic fire danger warnings lightly– that is as bad as it gets,” he said. “That means when a fire starts it’s not possible for us to control it, so it places the community at great risk.”
At 02:00 UTC, emergency warnings were issued for bushfires blazing on a day of chaotic danger. The fires are near Price on the upper Yorke Peninsula, near Angaston in the Barossa Valley and on the Port Wakefield Highway near Port Wakefield.
The National Weather Service (NWS) Rural Fire Service has released footage of the challenge firemen are facing in the north. The Myall Creek blaze has reached Summerland Way, and there has been an increase of fire activity around Whiporie.
“Fire is burning in a westerly direction through pine forests towards Camira Creek and Old Tenterfield Road,” the RFS said. “The fire is located between the areas of New Italy and Tullymorgan.”
The fire was raised to “watch and act” alert level. As of 05:30 UTC, the Guyra fire near Ebor was the second fire in the state at that level. Firefighters said it was being contained.
A Code Red Day has been issued for Thursday, November 21, for the Mallee and Northern Country districts in Victoria amid extreme weather warnings across the state.
“Fire agencies will find these fires difficult to control,” Emergency Management Victoria advised. “There is a high likelihood that people in the path of fire will be killed or seriously injured in these conditions.”
As of 10:00 UTC, almost 50 fires are still blazing across New South Wales, 25 of which were uncontained. All fires are currently at “advice” level. Fire conditions are expected to get worse on November 21, as crews work through the night to conduct backburning to safeguard properties.
In Queensland, the State of Fire Emergency was partially lifted as fires slow down. Commissioner Mike Wassing said the declaration would be lifted from 36 (6×6) of 42 local government areas.
“The State of Fire Emergency Declaration now applies only to Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley, Somerset, Ipswich, Southern Downs, and Scenic Rim local government areas,” said Wassing. “Significant blazes continue to burn in these areas and the bushfire risk remains high, which is why the declaration will continue until further notice.”
A series of unprecedented bushfires began burning in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia at the beginning of the month. As of November 19, reports said the flames have destroyed 577 homes and burned more than 1.6 million ha (40.7 million acres).