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.
Europe storms: Nine (3×3) killed in flash floods and landslides across 1. France, 2. Greece and 3. Italy
Samuel Osborne Tuesday 26 November 2019. The Independent.
At least nine (3×3) people have died after heavy rain brought flash floods and landslides to southern Europe.
Four people died on the French Riviera, including a couple in their 70s whose car was submerged, the administration for the Var region said. Another died after a French rescue boat sank in the Mediterranean and another was found dead in a car.
In Greece, the body of two men believed to be tourists drowned after their moored sailboat was caught in severe weather at the port of Antirio, 155 miles west of Athens.
Two women died when storms hit the country’s eastern Aegean Sea islands late on Monday, state ERT TV said. One of them died when her basement room on Rhodes flooded, while the other drowned on the island of Kos when she went for a swim in stormy seas.
In northern Italy, a woman was found dead after the flooded Bomida river swept away her car. Rescuers were also searching for potential victims after a landslide caused the collapse of an overpass near the city of Savona.
Drivers who witnessed the collapse were able to stop in time. There were no reports of witnesses seeing vehicles fall with the roadway, but the search continued as a precaution.
Firefighter commander Emanuele Gizzi told SKY TG24 Monday that “we still don’t have the certainty that there is absolutely no one” missing.
The collapse of the elevated highway came 15 (5+5+5) months after a deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, which killed over 40 people and left hundreds homeless.
It has raised fresh concerns about the safety of Italy’s motorways, many of which are viaducts traversing mountainous terrain.
Meanwhile, the level of the Ticino River in the Lombard city of Pavia was continuing to rise, flooding streets by about 15cm (5+5+5) and forcing some residents to evacuate.
In France, rivers started receding slowly but many families who evacuated still couldn’t return home. Authorities worked to restore electricity and clear roads of fallen trees and mud.
In Greece, hundreds of homes were flooded following an overnight storm that affected areas west of Athens.
Torrential rain and mudslides caused the closure of the highway linking the Greek capital to the western port city of Patras.
The worst flooding occurred at the seaside resort of Kineta, where mudslides came from a nearby forest fire-damaged hillside. Several dozen (36) people trapped in their cars and in flooded homes were rescued by the Fire Service.
Categories: Extreme Flooding