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.
Ontario hit by heavy snow, freezing rain, and record-breaking downpours, Canada. Most rain since 1873.
Posted by Julie Celestial on January 14, 2020 Watchers.news
Snow, freezing rain, and record heavy downpours lashed Ontario, Canada over the weekend, January 10 into 12, 2020. Capital Ottawa received 43.1 mm (1.7 inches) of rain on Saturday, making it the city’s wettest January 11 since records started in 1873. London saw 56 mm (2.2 inches) of rain, also setting a new daily record.
Hours of freezing rain created icy scenes in many spots in Ontario, with a lot of trees and roads covered in ice. Power towers were also affected, leading to outages.
On January 11, Ottawa received-record breaking rainfall up to midnight with 43.1 (1.7 inches) of precipitation divided up between rain, freezing rain, ice pellets, and snow, according to John Wilson, weather specialist for Canadian radio stations.
This makes it Ottawa’s wettest January 11 since records began in 1873, and so far the city’s wettest January day since 2010, weather historian and forecaster Rolf Campbell confirmed.
Also on the same day, London city in Southwestern Ontario received 56 mm (2.2 inches) of rain, setting a new record for January 11. The previous record for the date was 33 mm (1.3 inches), set in 1980.
Moreover, according to Environment Canada meteorologist Peter Kimball, records show that the biggest one-day downpour in January for London prior to Saturday’s record was 49.5 mm (1.9 inches) set on January 29, 1893.
This means that London may also break the 127-year record for one-day rainfall in the month of January, Kimball added.
Heavy rainfall during the weekend has caused a spike in water levels in rivers and streams throughout the Southwestern Ontario region, posing risks of further flooding.
On Sunday morning, January 12, downpour caused the Thames River to burst its banks, flooding low-lying areas of London. Areas of Chatham-Kent had received local floods as well, including the center of Chatham.
Lower Thames Valley Rainwater Protection Authority said an average of 53 mm (2.1 inches) rainfall was recorded in the western half of the catchment area. “While that water is making its way through the system, we can expect that the river will continue to rise,” said Jason Homewood, water resources and regulations engineer. Teresa Hollingsworth, a spokesperson for the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA), reminded citizens to stay safe as the ground and banks are slippery and reminded people to avoid getting near the water.
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