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Farmers fear 80 percent crop loss after severe hailstorm in Canterbury, New Zealand. Videos. Wheat and Barley. Videos.

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.

Farmers fear 80 percent crop loss after severe hailstorm in Canterbury, New Zealand. Videos. Wheat and Barley.

Posted by Julie Celestial on November 21, 2019

Two severe weather events battered New Zealand’s Canterbury region over the past 3 days – a severe hailstorm in Timaru on November 20, 2019, and a destructive tornado that ripped through Christchurch on November 18.  After the catastrophic events, farmers found themselves salvaging spared crops, with fears that as much as 80% was lost.

Insurers reported that they have received hundreds of claims after a severe hailstorm with hail the size of golf balls, saying, “It’s been pretty extensive, it’s done a lot of damage to a broad range of crops – wheat and barley, particularly.”

“It’s just been chopped right off by the hail storm,” said Brian Leadley, Vice-chairperson of Federated Farmers. His crop of peas is one month away from harvest, and the storm badly bruised the plants.

The majority of the crops are going to be exposed to disease as well, which means farmers may have to invest more money into crops.

“Farmers are feeling really under pressure from a number of different areas within the sector and this just adds to it,” Leadley said.d

A farmer from Waipopo named Alan Newton said he has never suffered damage like this from a storm since he was young.

“We haven’t had a hail storm in this area like that since 1960 so it’s not like it’s worth insuring,” he remarked. “Its the risk factor that we take, mother nature I suppose, can be kind and can be cruel.”

MetService gave a brief statement about the situation, saying, “It’s with those more severe thunderstorms that we do see more accumulation of hail and the hail managing to get bigger and bigger so the bigger the updrafts in those thunderstorms the bigger the hail.”

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