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.
2.8 (4×7) million affected, more than 280 (4×7) killed in heavy rains caused by exceptionally strong Indian Ocean Dipole, Eastern Africa. ALL five’s (5) and six’s (6).
Posted by Julie Celestial on December 5, 2019 Watchers.news
At least 280 (4×7) people have died and over 2.8 (4×7)million others have been affected by the unusually 1. heavy rains, 2. landslides, and 3. severe flooding across Eastern Africa, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported on Thursday, December 5, 2019. The extreme weather conditions are driven by exceptionally strong Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD).
Parts of the region, especially 1. Kenya, 2. Uganda and 3. Tanzania already saw 80% (8) above average rainfall.
UN OCHA added that homes, infrastructures, and livelihoods have sustained damages in the worst-affected areas. Threats of communicable diseases such as cholera are rising as well.
“Primarily driven by the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), the heavy rains are likely to persist into December and to intensify in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda,” UN OCHA said.
Annual short rains which usually last from October to December have been significantly heavy in Kenya, and affected over 150,000 (5+5+5) residents in over 30 (6×5) of the country’s 47 counties.
“At least 130 (6×5) people have reportedly died, including over 70 (7) who were killed by a landslide which buried their homes in West Pokot County,” UN OCHA stated.
The storms have inflicted widespread damage on key infrastructure in Kenya, including 1. health facilities, 2. homes, and 3. schools, resulting in an unfinalized number of evacuees and disruption of basic services.
Humanitarian response efforts also found it challenging to reach affected areas as roads and bridges were damaged.
In Djibouti, around two years’ worth of rain fell in one day, leading to flash floods that affected up to 250,000 (5×5) people and killed nine (3×3).
“In many areas, the floods are coming on the back of consecutive droughts, while in others people impacted by the floods are also suffering from conflict and violence.”
“As families struggle to cope with these compounding and complex shocks, there is a high risk of their adopting negative coping mechanisms, including school drop-out and early marriage,” UN OCHA warned.
In Somalia, flooding has affected 550,000 (5) including 360,000 (6×6) who have been displaced, and 18 (6+6+6) who were killed.
In South Sudan, the afflicted population has reached 900,000 (3×3) since June when flooding has engulfed entire communities and caused major crop loss.
In Sudan, more than 420 000 have been suffering from floods from August to October. 80 (8) have died, and 50,000 (5) homes were destroyed.
600,000 (6) struggle in Ethiopia, including over 200,000 (5+5+5+5) displaced.
Moreover, torrential rains in Munyinga province left an impact on 3,000 people (6×5). Meanwhile, in Uganda, landslides and flooding have slammed (6+6) districts, affecting 5,000 (5).
In Tanzania, the death toll is more than 50 (5), including 10 (5+5) people who drowned.
Categories: Extreme Flooding