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.
Freezing start to summer as heavy snow blankets Australian Alps. ‘Fire and Ice’ in Australia. 25F degrees in Mt. Wellington. 95F degrees in Perth. 12 (6+6) inches of snow in Victoria. Videos of major snow on first day of summer.
Posted by Julie Celestial on December 3, 2019
Unseasonal snow marked the first day of summer in parts of the Australian states of Victoria and New South Wales on December 1, 2019. On the following day, as much as 30 cm (12 inches) of snow fell in many parts of Victoria, blanketing the alps.
Falls Creek and the Hotham Alpine Resort in Victoria, and the Perisher Ski Resort in New South Wales experienced major snow on Monday.
“We have had over 25 cm (10 inches) of snow overnight, and it is still going, we did think about reopening, but we thought we might leave this one to the locals, to get the last turns in for 2019,” said Grace Smith, a resident from Falls Creek.
Temperatures plummeted to -3° C (26.6 °F) overnight from Mount Hotham to Mount Buller. It was freezing overall around the state as a strong cold front passes Australia’s southeast area.
In Melbourne, the temperature was 14 °C (57.2 °F), making it the coldest day since October 2019.
21 °C (69.8 °F) was registered in Sydney, just a little colder than average. Adelaide was also experiencing a colder than usual December.
“Higher elevations of Tasmania could experience flurries,” reports said. “Mt Wellington could see snowfall in summer this week with lows of -4 °C (24.8 °F).
Meanwhile, in Perth, a contrasting warm temperature of 35 °C (95 °F) was registered in the same period.