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.
STORM Brendan has sparked 164 flood alerts as it leaves a trail of devastation across the UK
The Sun.co.uk January 15, 2020
The storm left a trail of destruction after 80mph winds blew off roofs and felled trees – while torrential downpours caused flooding in rural areas.
Airlines were forced to divert flights scheduled to land at Gatwick Airport on Monday evening while ferries and railways faced disruption.
In Christchurch, Dorset, high tides flooded car parks by the quay, with the same happening in nearby Mudeford.
Local resident Steve Hogen, who filmed the flooding in the early hours of this morning, said: “I’ve lived in Mudeford for 11 years and I personally think the flooding is getting more often and worse.”
Inland, the River Avon burst its bank, spilling on to roads near Chippenham, Wiltshire, and leaving some vehicles stranded.
Clear-up work has continued in Slough, Berkshire, after high winds blew a roof off a residential and commercial building on to the High Street on Tuesday.
Taxi driver Haris Baig, 30, said he had to slam on his brakes as a large section of roof crashed in front of him, said: “It was a disaster. It was a miracle no-one was killed.”
In Orpington, London, scaffolding collapsed overnight on Monday closing a road, but no-one was injured.
On Tuesday, a car was pictured in the sea during rising tides in Starr Gate near Blackpool, Lancashire, but was later recovered by the Coastguard.
Meanwhile 116 homes are without power near Stroud, Glos, and another 117 near Exeter, Devon.
NO BREND IN SIGHT
But Brendan seems to have more up its sleeve with the environment agency issuing 15 flood warnings and 164 flood alerts from Devon to Gretna on the Scottish coast.
A yellow warning of wind covering much of England expired at 5am, while a rain warning covering south-east England stopped at 9am.
Meteorologist Alex Burkill, from the Met Office, said: “It will take a little while but the rain should clear by lunchtime.
“Once it does clear away, otherwise tomorrow, most places are in for some decent sunny spells.”
There could be further thundery showers mainly to the north and west of the UK, with the chance of sleet and snow across the hills and mountains of Scotland and Northern Ireland, according to the forecaster.
Rail passengers face delays and temporary speed limits due to the heavy winds and fallen trees, while drivers have been advised to take extra care on the roads.
Although the wind is due to ease off today, conditions will still be blustery, Mr Burkill said, and temperatures are due to dip slightly to nine degrees.
But he warned that more unsettled weather was ahead on Thursday, particularly during the second half of the day, when places across the country could expect wet and windy weather.
“It doesn’t look as bad as what we’ve had through the past couple of days,” he added.
“At the moment it looks like we’ll stay warning free (on Thursday). It’s just a windy day rather than a hazardous one.”
A gust of 78mph was recorded on the Isle of Wight on Tuesday, while the village of Libanus in Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, saw 42mm of rainfall in 24 hours, according to the Met Office.
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