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.
Major floods hit Iran after a year’s worth of rain in 3 days, at least 3 dead and over 20,000 homeless. 500 (5) villages cut off.
Posted by Julie Celestial on January 15, 2020 Watchers.news
Days of torrential rain in Iran have led to major floods, resulting in at least three fatalities, official media confirmed on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Thousands of establishments were damaged, hundreds of villages were cut off, and more than 20 000 residents left homeless. The amount of rain registered in a three-day period in Sistan and Baluchestan Province alone was equivalent to one-year average rainfall in the region.
Heavy rains from January 9 battered the provinces of Kerman, southeastern Sistan and Baluchestan, and southern Hormozgan. Over 500 (5) villages were inaccessible as roads remain blocked and communications were cut off, according to the governorate’s director of crisis management, Majid Saeedi.
The affected counties included Iranshahr, Chabahar, Khash, Delgan, Zahedan, Sarbaz, Saravan, Sib and Souran, Fonouj, Kenarak, Mirjaveh, Nikshahr, and Hirmand.
“So far three people have been confirmed dead and one reported missing,” reported Press TV, the English-language service of state television.
In Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, 92.7 mm (3.6 inches) of rain was registered in a 24-hour period to January 11. The following day, 76 mm (3 inches) of rain fell in Chahbahar, Sistan and Baluchestan.
Overall, the amount of rain registered in a three-day period in Sistan and Baluchestan Province alone was equivalent to one-year average rainfall in the region.
“Links to the rural areas remain blocked due to the long distance from the main roads and the mountainous areas,” he said.
Emergency responders have so far rescued around 1 250 people and provided accommodation for over 300 people in some 40 towns and villages in Sistan and Baluchestan.
“More than 20 000 people in villages of Sistan-Baluchistan province have lost their homes because of flooding or are surrounded by water,” said deputy health minister Alireza Raisi.
Mostafa Fadaeifar, head of the Specialized Flood Assessment Committee, admitted that failure to implement planning is one of the reasons for casualties and damages of floods in Iran.
“For instance, despite the country recently experienced floods in Golestan, Khuzestan, Lorestan, and Fars provinces, we left necessary prevention actions,” he said. “We started several projects in dredging sectors, but we didn’t get them to the end and left in the middle.”
On the other hand, Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, urged youths to help flood-stricken people. “I ask patriotic youth in the south to assist our flood-stricken compatriots in Hormuzgan, Sistan and Baluchestan, and Kerman. Tens of thousands are besieged by flood or have lost their homes. Basic equipment to get aid to those areas is lacking in Iran.”
“By destroying the environment, the mullahs have worsened the floods, doing nothing to help the victims. They squandered the nation’s wealth to pursue nuclear and missile projects and warmongering, leaving our compatriots defenseless in the face of natural disasters.”
Various relief and rescue teams have started conducting operations to reach out to affected people.
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has conducted an aerial inspection of some of the areas by helicopter, while Iran Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has rushed to aid victims, providing medical and humanitarian needs to around 36,000 (6×6) so far.
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