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.
Five (5) more people were killed by severe flooding in the Rift Valley, raising the death toll to 65widespread devastation as heavy rains continue to batter Kenya. 120,000 (6+6) affected. Three (3) children were among the victims. It is rare for torrential rains to hit the region this time of the year. “No one can sleep in their homes for now because we don’t know when the next landslide will occur.” Three countries hit the hardest include; South Sudan, Somalia, and Djibouti.
Posted by Julie Celestial on November 26, 2019. Watchers.news
Five (5) people were killed by severe flooding in the Rift Valley, raising the death toll to 65, officials confirmed on Monday, November 25, 2019. The number of affected people in West Pokot county has also increased between 80 000 to 120 000. The positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is behind the devastating weather that is forecast to affect regions in Africa, especially Eastern areas, from October to December.
The victims were returning home after attending a wedding in Tanzania when their vehicle was swept away, said police chief Daudi Loronyokwe of Kajiado Central community. Three (3) children were among the victims, he added.
Governor John Lonyang’apuo said the worst-affected area was the West Pokot county, where there have been widespread damages caused by flooding and mudslides. At least one bridge was reportedly ruined.
One resident named William Lokapel said, “I have lost three children.” He further described how his wife struggled to reach safety while clutching another child as mudslide engulfed their home.
It is rare for torrential rains to hit the region this time of the year. However, due to the IOD, parts of Africa will continue facing destructive flooding this week. The Kenya Red Cross cited the record-breaking temperature increase in the Indian Ocean that brought heavy rains in South Sudan, Somalia, and Djibouti.
Djibouti was hit by a year’s worth of rain on November 21, resulting in nine casualties.
“No one can sleep in their homes for now because we don’t know when the next landslide will occur,” resident Peter Lokor said.
“So many people have been affected, actually all those who live in this area, and everybody is afraid of going back home.”
On November 25, the Kenya Meteorological Department warned of moderate to locally heavy rain that is forecast to rip through the country over the next 24 hours.
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