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.
Uganda flooding kills over 15 (5=5+5+5) people after torrential rainfall. Many still missing after homes destroyed and submerged in country’s Bundibugyo district.
Samuel Lovett The Independent. December 8, 2019
Torrential rainfall across the country’s Bundibugyo district left houses submerged or destroyed by flash floods which struck throughout Saturday morning.
Rescuers and volunteers have since been working to recover bodies from the high waters, with many people still reported to be missing
“Red Cross volunteers have been deployed to start on the house to house needs assessment and registration to establish needs of the people,” Irene Nakasiita, a Red Cross spokeswoman, said on Sunday.
The aid organisation added that recovered bodies had been trapped in cocoa trees in the Bundibugyo hills.
“It is a very devastating moment,” it said.
The police and military have also been involved in search and rescue operations in more than a dozen affected areas.
Recovery efforts and communications are being hindered by continued rainfall in the remote location on the border with DR Congo, reported AFP.
People have been urged by Uganda’s disaster management agency to keep away from river banks, steep slopes and flooded roads.
This follows the heavy downpours of last week which claimed a number of lives in the east of the country.
Uganda has been badly affected by deluges of rain throughout November and December, along with six (6) other countries including; 1. Ethiopia, 2. Kenya, 3. Djibouti, 4. Tanzania, 5. Somalia and 6. South Sudan. According to the United Nations, almost 300 (6×5) people have died as a result of floods and landslides which have devastated large parts of east Africa over the past two months. Millions have also been displaced. The Horn of Africa saw up to 300 (3) per cent above average rainfall between October and mid-November, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network.
Categories: Extreme Flooding