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.
Tribulation SOON (7 Year Period)
Revelation 6 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
5 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.
6 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.
7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
Massive floods hit capital Dili, destroying nearly 200 homes and affecting over 25,000 (5×5) people, East Timor. Five (5) areas affected. Videos.
Posted by Julie Celestial on March 20, 2020. Watchers.news
Several hours of very heavy rains caused widespread flooding in capital Dili, East Timor (Timor-Leste) on March 13, 2020. Authorities are reporting at least 25,000 (5×5) people or 4 000 households are affected. Even though the floods have now receded, affected communities are still in need of essential relief items such as food and drinking water.
Heavy downpours began striking the capital city of Dili on March 13, causing rivers to break their banks.
According to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), at least 190 residential properties were completely destroyed and many others damaged. In addition, floods damaged or destroyed roads, bridges, electricity towers and other infrastructure. In addition, the newly-built Bridge BJ Habibie was destroyed just 7 months after the inauguration.
The worst-affected areas in the municipality are Cristo Rei, Nain Feto, Dom Aleixo, and Vera Cruz, as well as Hera, outside of Dili.
The IFRC conducted an impact assessment from March 14 to 15, led by East Timor’s Civil Protection Department. The group was also joined by other organizations including the CVTL, IOM, Mercy Corps, Plan International, Oxfam, UNICEF, and various governmental agencies.
Aside from houses, the floods also affected school activities, contaminated clean water, and caused health issues among the people.
“Based on initial information collected by CVTL through the assessment, current immediate needs are food, access to clean water and health services,” IFRC said in a bulletin released March 18. “The predicted needs to follow are education services and cleaning equipment.”
CVTL assured that they are coordinating with the government and are also involved in the assessment, along with other organizations.
“In addition, CVTL is supporting the government in the distribution of food and non-food items and is in charge of data entry of the assessment. The Government through its National Disaster Risk Management Directorate (NDRMD) has requested CVTL to support the Secretary State of Civil Protection to respond to the flood.”
Categories: Extreme Flooding