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.
Tropical Cyclone “Belna” forecast to make landfall between Mahajanga and Cape Saint-Andre, Madagascar. Wind gusts up to 130 (6×5) mph. 12 (6+6) inches of rain. Storm surge of 10 (5+5) feet.
Posted by Teo Blašković on December 8, 2019 Watchers.news
Tropical Cyclone “Belna” is expected to make landfall between Mahajanga and Cape Saint-Andre, Madagascar just before 18:00 UTC on December 9, 2019, with maximum sustained winds up to 170 km/h (105 mph) and gusts to 205 km/h (130 mph). Depending on the location of landfall, the maximum storm surge could reach 3 m (10 feet) near the impact point. Additionally, torrential rains are awaited on the regions of the landfall, locally exceeding 300 mm (12 inches).
At 06:00 UTC on December 8, the center of Belna is located about 300 km (185 miles) W of the northern tip of Madagascar and 180 km (112 miles) NE of Mayotte.
Its maximum sustained winds were 165 km/h (103 mph) and gusts to 205 km/h (130 mph), according to the JTWC.
The cyclone is moving SSW at 11 km/h (7 mph) with a central pressure of 977 hPa.
Belna should keep tracking south-southwestward over the next hours, with a mid-level ridge building in the east of the system while weakness in the subtropical ridge arrives in the south, RSMC La Reunion said.
Later today, the center of Belna will pass around 80 km (50 miles) east of Mayotte, according to the current forecast track.
Landfall on Madagascar is expected between Mahajanga and Cape Saint-Andre. After that, uncertainty in track significantly increases due to the passage over land.
After a brief weakening phase, best explained by a northerly constraint at 300 hPa, environmental conditions today remain conducive for development.
Intensification should resume shortly and keep on until its likely landfall on Madagascar, likely reaching intense tropical cyclone status.
Northwestern Madagascan coast, where landfall is expected, is particularly vulnerable to the storm surge. Depending on the location of landfall, the maximum storm surge could reach 3 m (10 feet) near the impact point.
Additionally, torrential rains are awaited on the regions of the landfall, locally exceeding 300 mm (11.8 inches).
Inhabitants from the northern and western Malagasy coasts are invited to monitor closely the evolution of the cyclone. The inhabitants of the north-western Madagascan coast should begin preparing for a possible landfall.
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