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.
Kenya landslides: At least 36 (6×6) killed as homes swept away amid torrential rain. 10 (5+5) dead from the same house. 18 died from mudslides in one village, another 12 died from a mudslide in another village. Also five (5) other people died when their car was swept away. 30 (6×5) residential houses have been submerged. Five (5) affected areas; northeastern, southeastern, northwestern, western and central regions including Nairobi. Rains in parts of three (3) countries including; Somalia, South Sudan and Kenya are expected up to six (6) more weeks.
Red Cross helping with rescue efforts as government sends helicopters and military
Matt Drake The Independent. November 23, 2019
At least 36 (6×6) people are dead after devastating rains caused huge landslides in West Pokot County, Kenya, according to reports.
The country has seen mass displacement and villages buried under earth after floods and relentless torrential rain.
Samuel Poghisio, a senator from the county, told Reuters: “We can confirm that the number of those dead has sadly reached 36. Some people who we thought were lost have been found dead.”
According to West Pokot county governor, John Lonyangapuo, over 10 (5+5) of those who died were from the same house.
He added: “More people are marooned and the entire village is at risk of being wiped out by the floods.”
Interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi claims almost 18 (6+6+6) people died in a mudslide in the village of Takmal in the Pokot Central district, while 12 (6+6) others lost their lives in mudslides in the villages of Parua and Tapach in Pokot South.
He said the government sent military and police helicopters to help those affected by the floods, but the scope of the disaster was not yet clear.
Mr Matiangi added: “While rescue and recovery efforts remain the priority, a full assessment into the extent of damage caused continues to be a challenge due to harsh weather conditions.”
West Pokot County Commissioner Apollo Okello also said five (5) other people died when their car was swept away on the road between Kitale and Lodwar after two rivers overflowed their banks.
He said in a statement: “My thoughts and prayers, and those of our entire nation are with families, friends and relatives of those who lost their beloved ones in the unfortunate incident. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
“To those who were injured in the calamitous incident and are receiving treatment in different hospitals, I pray for your quick recovery and restoration.”
The Kenya Red Cross has moved into affected areas to help with the rescue operation and the government says they have launched their own, Tuko reports.
On Twitter, the Red Cross said: “Massive landslides reported in various areas of West Pokot County following heavy downpour.
“Response teams activated. Details to follow.”
The Kenya Red Cross also claims that in Mikinduri, Meru County, a number of houses have reportedly been swept away after the river Thanantu broke its banks.
In Bomet county, at least 40 families have been displaced and 30 (6×5) residential houses have been submerged in floodwater in the trading centre of the county, the Daily Nation reports.
The Kenya Meteorological Department warned the rainfall will continue through to 24 November in five (5) affected areas; northeastern, southeastern, northwestern, western and central regions including Nairobi.
The organisation said: “Floodwaters may suddenly appear even in places where it has not rained before and can be deeper and faster than they look. Residents are advised to avoid driving through, or walking in moving water or open fields.”
The recent spate of floods come after at least 30 (6×5) people drowned last month and over 10,000 (5+5) were displaced in the African nation due to flooding – bring the death toll to over 70.
According to the International Rescue Committee, many people had been reeling from an earlier severe drought in the region.
Now rains in parts of three (3) countries including; Somalia, South Sudan and Kenya are expected up to six (6) more weeks.
The torrential rain is uncommon for this time of year. Experts have said the changing weather patterns have a huge impact because close to 100 (5+5) per cent of Kenya’s agriculture is rain-fed.
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