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.
Unseasonal downpours and hailstorms ravage wide swaths of rabi crops in North India, affecting millions of farmers. ‘A Measure of Wheat for a Penny.’ Videos. Massive crop and WHEAT destruction. Millions of farmers affected in India.
Posted by Julie Celestial on March 17, 2020 Watchers.news
Nearly 400 000 hectares (1 million acres) of rabi crops across many parts of North India were ravaged by unseasonal downpours, hailstorms, and strong winds this month. Millions of growers are affected, particularly those from the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan.
Among the crops badly hit are wheat, potato, rapeseed, and chickpea. Most farmers were stunned by the recurring rain and hail that has struck fields filled with mature crops, raising concerns about the degradation of quality.
Farmers in Uttar Pradesh, one of the worst-affected states, said their crops have suffered extensive and irreversible damage.
“The government is yet to assess the damage, and by the time the farmers get any compensation from the government, it will be too late,” said Sudhir Panwar, chief of Kisan Jagriti Manch farmers group, who are one of the millions of farmers afflicted by the situation.
In Punjab, the exact figure of the damage is yet to be disclosed, but farmer Ramandeep Singh Mann said there was severe damage to wheat in many districts, including Fazilka, Patiala, Sangrur, and Amritsar.
In Rajasthan, rain and hail ravaged the rapeseed crop which accounts for more than half of the country’s rapeseed output. Moreover, the crop also suffered significant damage in Madhya Pradesh.
Unseasonal downpours also hit potato and chickpea, leaving farmers suffering in the northern and even in some central parts of India.
“Even the farmers who have been able to salvage their crops, will find it difficult to get reasonable prices due to quality issues,” said Uttar Pradesh farm leader Dharmendra Malik.
The India Meteorological Agency (IMD) forecast ‘scattered to fairly widespread rainfall’ in Odisha, West Bengal, Sikkim, and Jharkhand from Wednesday to Friday, March 18 to 20, as well as Chhattisgarh, east Madhya Pradesh, and Vidarbha. Unseasonal rains are expected to continue affecting rabi crops in those states.
The world is fast approaching a “climate apartheid” where only the wealthy can afford basic food resources in the face of fatal droughts, famine and heatwaves, while the rest of the world suffers. Revelation 6:5-6 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.