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.
Freak biblical weather sparks apocalyptic warnings as sandstorm blocks sun in Middle East
A FREAK sandstorm has swept across the Middle East, sparking claims of a “biblical event” and an “apocalyptic warning,” as the extreme weather engulfed Egypt before heading towards Israel.
By OLI SMITH PUBLISHED: 10:14, Sat, Mar 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:46, Sat, Mar 14, 2020. Express.co.uk
A huge sandstorm that can even be seen from space has swept across the Middle East this week, sparking apocalyptic fears among residents. The sandstorm appeared to block out the sun in parts of Egypt on Friday, where extreme widespread flooding has already killed at least five people. Egypt declared a state of emergency on Thursday ahead of the devastating floods and sandstorm, which was tied to a “rare intense cyclone”.
This could see huge amounts of Saharan dust wreak havoc in northern Saudi Arabia and Israel.
The cyclone system is moving across the entire Middle East, unleashing gusts of 130km/h.
Mud rain flooding will also move into Turkey and Jordan and the eastern Mediterranean.
Footage in Egypt shows tourist destination like the pyramids completely empty of visitors while other videos show cars attempting to drive into the orange sandstorm.
On Thursday Egypt’s government said it was shutting down schools and universities nationwide due to “severely unstable” weather conditions.
It was also declared a paid holiday to avoid traffic in streets, with the government urging people to stay home.
On Wednesday, an Egyptian minister said drinking water will be reduced in some areas and may be cut off if necessary with prior notice.
Viewers described the weather as “biblical” amid the coronavirus pandemic and global locust infestation.
One social media user tweeted: “If 2020 hasn’t provided enough ‘biblical’ proportions phenomenas, take a look at this sand storm in Egypt today.
One Twitter user commented that it was “another sign of the end times”.
In Jordan, videos showed the developing sandstorm there covering vehicles and buildings.
Another video showed brutal winds uprooting a tree in Petra and falling down onto the road.
Government officials warned of low visibility for those on the roads.
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