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.
50 (5) dead or missing after new wave of landslides hit Uganda. Torrential rain has been battering the Bugisu sub-region for the last 12 (6+6) days. 30 (6×5) houses were engulfed in floodwaters and 300 (6×5) families have been displaced
Posted by Julie Celestial on December 5, 2019 Watchers.news
7 people are confirmed dead and more than 40 others are missing after a new wave of landslides hit Ugandaon December 3, 2019. Locals said at least 47 people were buried in Namasa and Naposhi villages in Bushika Sub-county, Naroko village in Bunabutiti sub-county, Bududa District and Bunagisa village in Zesui sub-county in Sironko district.
Torrential rain has been battering the Bugisu sub-region for the last 12 days.
The bodies that were retrieved were from multiple landslides, however, “More are still missing. We need government support to search for the missing persons,” Masaba sub-county councilor Alex Nabendeh Guga said.
Bumasa village chairperson said the landslides happened shortly after the Tsutsu River burst its banks, sending raging mud across the villages.
“Our relatives are missing and they were in the houses that were buried by the landslides. We are stranded and don’t know where to start digging through the heaps of mud to recover our relatives but I’m sure, they are dead,” Fungo said.
The exact number of fatalities is yet to be finalized, according to Elgon region police spokesperson Robert Tukei. “But reports indicate that an unknown number of residents have been killed in the landslides,” he added.
Bududa district chairperson Wilson Watira attested to this, saying, “We have not yet established the number of the dead people but what I can tell you is that more than 20 (5+5+5+5) houses were buried and they were occupied.”
Accessing the affected areas remain a big challenge, Watira continued, because all bridges leading to the mudslide-stricken sub-counties have been destroyed, including the Buwali bridge connecting to Bukigigai Health Center IV.
Watira assured that authorities will try their best to reach the scene.
Namali village chairperson Moses Lukuya said searching for a place to stay is a concern as they can hardly cross to the homes of their relatives in the neighboring sub-counties.
Uganda Red Cross has been working with officials in search and rescue operations.
Relocation of the victims in the second phase will start soon, said Martin Owori, the commissioner for disaster preparedness in the Office of the Prime Minister. Disaster detection has also been strengthened by the government to prevent fatalities as much as possible.
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