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.
At least six (6) dead as severe weather wreaks havoc across parts of Europe. Rains had been of “historic” intensity. 600 (6) were left stranded.
Posted by Julie Celestial on November 25, 2019. Watchers.news
Six (6) fatalities, power disruptions, and widespread devastations have been reported over the past weekend, November 23, 2019 and 24, as severe storms lashed parts of Europe. In France and Italy, four people died and one person was missing after torrential rain caused flooding and landslide. In Greece, thunderstorms and strong winds caused a boat to sink, killing two people.
The boat was moored next to a pier in Antirio, western Greece. In Kineta, south of Athens, the Fire Service evacuated several people from their flooded houses.
In Italy, a portion of a viaduct in the region of Liguria running between Turin and France was washed away by an apparent mudslide, leaving a 30 m (100 feet) gap in the road.
SIAS, the company operating the highway, said investigations are being carried out. No casualties have been reported.
In the Piedmont region, a 52-year-old missing woman was discovered dead after her car was swept away by floodwaters from a swollen river. According to the media, two other people in the car had managed to escape in time.
The worst-affected area in Italy was Alessandria, south of Turin, where 200 (5+5+5+5) people were displaced while 600 (6) were left stranded. In the Aosta valley further north, roads were closed due to avalanche threats and 500 (5) residents were also evacuated.
In France, two fatalities and one missing person were reported as high floodwaters swept cars and turned roads into rivers.
One body was found in the Le Muy village, where a rescue dinghy had capsized on Saturday, November 23. It was carrying three people from the fire brigade and three civilians.
The second body was retrieved in the Cabasse village. Local authorities have not given further details yet. A man in his 70s was still reported missing in the Saint-Antonin-du-Var village.
The worst-hit area was the town of Roquebrune-sur-Argens in the Var region, and it is only accessible by boat or helicopter.
Several rivers burst their banks across southeastern France, damaging homes and knocking trees.
Heavy rainfall continued on Sunday, November 24, but it was less powerful compared to the previous days. Around 4,500 families have been left without power across Var and Alpes Maritimes.
In some areas of Var, the rain was intense in 24 to 48 hours that it was equivalent to two or three months of rain.
According to a resident named Jean-Luc Videlaine, the rains had been of “historic” intensity, and the damage would be “considerable”.
Despite water levels gradually going down, he added that the situation would be “far from returning to normal.”
Categories: Extreme Flooding