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.
‘A Measure of Wheat for a Penny’: Unseasonal rain and hailstorms ravage more than 32 000 ha (79 000 acres) of crops, Bihar – India. Videos
Posted by Julie Celestial on March 6, 2020 Watchers.news
Unseasonal downpour and hailstorms during the last week of February caused major damage to more than 32 000 hectares (80 000 acres) of crops in 11 districts of India’s Bihar state. Several other states in the northern region also saw widespread crop damage.
Severe storms hit Bihar during the last week of February, damaging wide swaths of crops, including wheat, sugarcane, litchi, and mango blossoms, agriculture minister Prem Kumar reported on Friday, March 6, 2020.
Hailstones up to 20 mm (0.8 inches) in diameter were reported in parts of Kaimur, Rohtas, and Aurangabad; while strong winds ravaged mango trees.
“We are finished,” said Badhauna village farmer Amit Singh. “The rabi crop was our last hope for survival. Heavy rain in November, December and January destroyed our paddy crops.”
Around 60 crore rupees or 8 million dollars were allotted by the state disaster management department as compensation, Kumar confirmed. Farmers whose crops were severely affected were invited to place their applications online beginning March 9.
Kumar remarked that the applicants will be thoroughly screened, and once the verification is done, the payment will be made within a month to farmers in districts that sustained 33 percent of crop damage or more.
Several other states in northern India, including Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, were also pounded by heavy rain and hailstorms, resulting in similar widespread damage.
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