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.
Very rare cyclone over the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, state of emergency declared in Egypt
Posted by Julie Celestial on March 12, 2020 Watchers.news
A powerful storm developing over Egypt on Thursday, March 12, 2020, is expected to move northeast posing threats to other Middle Eastern countries, including Jordan, Israel and Saudi Arabia. This is a very rare severe weather system, capable of producing very heavy rain and strong winds. Due to a severe risk of flooding, the Egyptian authorities have declared a state of emergency.
The storm has already begun dumping heavy rains on parts of Egypt on Thursday, with flooding anticipated particularly in low-lying areas. Moreover, gusty winds will also accompany the storm, resulting in dust storms.
As the storm moves northeastward Thursday night into Friday and Saturday, it will pose flooding risks further along its path.
“Areas of heavy rain may create the potential for flooding across Syria and Israel in particular,” said AccuWeather meteorologist Rob Richards.
Prior to the storm’s arrival in Egypt, the government has conducted proactive measures and declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, March 11.
According to the minister of housing, utilities, and urban communities, Essam el-Gazzar, the demand for drinking water will be lessened in some places and could be disrupted if needed.
The government urged people to remain indoors and announced a paid holiday on Thursday. Up to 70 mm (3 inches) of rainfall is possible, which surpasses the capacity in most cities. Motorists are also advised to avoid parking near trees or in low-lying areas.
Areas expected to bear the brunt of the heavy rain are the North Coast and the Nile Delta, the lowest regions in the country.
MetDesk said the storm will strengthen and by Friday, March 13, as it reaches the Sinai Peninsula. Inundations are likely on Sinai, the Gulf of Suez, and the Red Sea. Aside from bringing hazardous rain, the system may also spawn sandy winds, thunderstorms, and cold temperatures.
Northern Egypt will face the most intense part of the cyclone on Saturday, March 14. Severe Weather Europe meteorologists said up to 100 mm (4 inches) of rain is expected in less than 24 hours in some areas across the area, which is rare for the region.
A huge amount of dust and sand from the Sahara is expected to be blown by the storm as it travels to Israel and northern Saudi Arabia.
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