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
… 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.
350 households destroyed by floods and landslides in Uganda. 4,000 people have been affected. Five (5) areas affected. Five (5) crops destroyed. Six (6) bridges have been washed away in the event.
Posted by Julie Celestial on November 29, 2019 Watchers.news
Continuous heavy rainfall since around the middle of 2019 has led to widespread floods and landslides in Kasese and Bundibugyo districts, Uganda. Red Cross Bundibugyo branch said on November 29, 2019, that over 4,000 people have been affected, and a total of 350 households have been destroyed in the said district solely.
Aside from Bundibugyo, other areas affected as well are Bundimulinga and Hikitara villages in Tokwe sub-county Hamutoma, and Buhundu parish in Bukonzo sub-county.
Assessments have shown that the relief support needed for the afflicted communities are shelters, hygiene facilities, food among others, according to Diana Tumuhimbise, the manager Red Cross society in charge of Bundibugyo.
“We are engaging the district leadership to find ways of getting relief support for these affected people,” she stated.
In Humutoma village, more than 10 (5+5) houses have been swept away by a mudslide.
Five (5) Crops such as cocoa, banana, vanilla, coffee, and sweet potatoes were also ravaged.
It does not stop there as eight graveyards were also submerged and swept away by floodwaters, according to Bumadu parish chairperson Bangutendye Yonasani.
He added that some residents have fled their homes to safer areas, fearing the recurring landslides after cracks appeared in the area.
Landslides have eradicated almost the entire village, forcing people to seek shelter at neighboring towns.
District chairperson Ronald Mutegeki said an assessment report is underway which will be submitted to the central government to seek relief support.
“We’re appealing to government especially the office of [the] prime minister, ministry of works and other government agencies and our development partners to come to our rescue otherwise the affected areas are very many and we don’t know when these landslides are going to end.”
Mutegeki added that six (6) bridges have been washed away in the event, paralyzing transportation and business activities.
The alarming disasters are apparently due to poor farming methods and environmental degradation, Mutegeki continued. He said that relocating people from areas that are vulnerable to landslides to better sites is the best solution. However, the district lacks the necessary resources to commence with the relocation.
“We ask the district to allocate some substantial resources to the district to enable us to allocate some sizable pieces of land where these people can be able to temporarily allocate and begin a new life,” Mutegeki stated.
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