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.
Severe, fast-moving thunderstorm hits Sydney, leaving widespread damage and over 77,000 homes without power, Australia. 55mph winds. 25,000 (5×5) homes and establishments were without electricity. “Emergency crews are working to restore power to 25,000 (5×5) customers after severe storms swept across Western Sydney and caused over 180 (6+6+6) electrical hazards,” the agency said. 2 Videos.
Posted by Julie Celestial on November 26, 2019. Watchers.
A severe, fast-moving thunderstorm tore through the Greater Sydney region on Tuesday afternoon, November 26, 2019. Lightning and strong winds of 55 mph wreaked havoc in the area, leaving widespread damage and around 77,000 homes without electricity.
By mid-afternoon, train services were disrupted between Gordon and Berowra on the T1 North Shore Line and Central Coast and Newcastle Line due to urgent power supply restorations at Hornsby and knocked trees on the tracks.
The storm only lasted two minutes in portions of northern Sydney, but the ruins would take days to clean up.
At Roseville Golf Club, ferocious winds uprooted trees that forced golfers to seek cover in the clubhouse.
“We’ve lost about 20 to 30 trees. There’s heaps of debris to clean up and we’ll have to close for at least a couple of days,” said Matt O’Sullivan from the golf club, describing how the violent weather left a trail of destruction.
Meanwhile, Ausgrid spokesman Shuan Fewings said widespread power outage was due to intense lightning. “A lot of it is related to lightning strikes as well as damaging wind gusts,” he said. “Obviously we have a lot of crews out there and it looks like north and south of Sydney are [the] hardest hit,” he said.
Ausgrid added that outages were expected to extend until tomorrow. Residents are urged to make alternative arrangements for food and medical situations.
Endeavour Energy, on the other hand, confirmed 25,000 (5×5) homes and establishments were without electricity on Tuesday afternoon.
“Emergency crews are working to restore power to 25,000 (5×5) customers after severe storms swept across Western Sydney and caused over 180 (6+6+6) electrical hazards,” the agency said on a statement. “Power is currently out to all customers supplied from major substations at Macquarie Fields & Wisemans Ferry.”
Prior to the storm, Sydney was blanketed in thick bushfire smoke as the temperature in the Central Business District had reached 35.2 °C (90.5 °F) by noon.