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.
Almost 10 (5+5) killed, state of emergency after a year’s worth of rain hits Djibouti in just 48 hours. (5.5 inches) of rain fell in the capital city in two days. 30,000 (6×5) households have been affected. Five (5) were members of the same family were killed after their house collapsed.
Posted by Julie Celestial on November 25, 2019
Nine people have been killed in floods in Djibouti City, Djibouti, after almost a year’s worth of rain fell in 48 hours to November 21, 2019. The government has since declared a state of emergency. Average annual rainfall is just over six (6) inches.
News and information agency, Agence Djiboutienne d’Information (ADI), said 140 mm (5.5 inches) of rain fell in the capital city in two days.
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According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the average annual rainfall in the city is around 164 mm (6.4 inches).
Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) reported that about 30,000 (6×5) households have been affected, and infrastructure and establishments have been damaged.
Among the nine fatalities, five (5) were members of the same family who were killed after their house collapsed during torrential rain. The tragedy took place in Balbala, a southern suburb of Djibouti City, west of Ambouli River.
The European Union has activated its Copernicus emergency mapping service which uses “satellite imagery and other geospatial data to provide free of charge mapping service in cases of natural disasters, human-made emergency situations and humanitarian crises throughout the world,” as stated on its website. One delineation map has also already been produced.
A regional rapid response expert from DG ECHO has been deployed to Djibouti.
World Health Organization (WHO) representative Dr. Ahmed Zouiten said the agency has mobilized its teams to extend relief and support to the victims.
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