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Yucatan Peninsula heading into worst drought since 1986, Mexico. ‘A Measure of Wheat for a Penny.’

Foreshadow Now, ‘Season of the End Times’:

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.

Future Seven (7) Year Tribulation and Great Tribulation:

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.

Yucatan Peninsula heading into worst drought since 1986, Mexico. ‘A Measure of Wheat for a Penny.’

Posted by Julie Celestial on March 21, 2020. Watchers.news

The drought situation in the Yucatan Peninsula in 2020 is shaping up to be worst in the past 34 years. Three (3) years of below-average rainfall are merging, and groundwater levels are already pummeling to minimum levels, making this year’s drought projections similar to major droughts that occurred in 1986 and 1962.

Aside from the devastating consequences of a dry period including extraction of water for agricultural use and human consumption, wildfires are also at high risk, with some of it already started.

February to May is Yucatan’s dry season– the time when farmers traditionally burn and clear fields for crops. However, the situation is also an urban crisis.

“The theory of climate change tells us that extraordinary meteorological events will occur in large urban spots,” said meteorologist Juan Vasquez Montalvo from the Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY) Meteorological Center. “Therefore, Merida will be the city where the hot environment and high temperatures throughout the southeast of Mexico will suffer the most.”

“Everything indicates that the 2020 dry season will be the strongest since 1986,” Montalvo said, adding that the situation is of utmost significance, considering that this year’s dry spell ties in with that of 2019 and a part of 2018 when the rainfall was less than average.

Three years of below-average rainfall are merging, and groundwater levels are already pummeling to minimum levels.

The meteorologist, however, said the cause is still unknown. “What is causing it? We don’t know. The explanation may be a cycle that is repeating itself because the atmosphere lives cycles.”

“It could be the dry, descending air that is dominating and the high pressures that came this year-long before time, arriving at the end of January, when they normally do so in late March or early April, and these conditions have brought the drought ahead of time,” he added.

Montalvo also enumerated signs that the worst of the situation is coming. First, the Maculis trees bloomed in February, instead of in March as what is usual. Also, the Ceiba trees bore fruit prematurely. Moreover, ants have been bringing food to their nests, which is “an omen that a very severe drought is coming, and they are stocking up,” he stated.

Montalvo also stressed that the 2020 drought is a major concern to specialists as it is the second year in a row that January to March rainfalls have been below average.

“Last year, there was an atypical drought caused by El Niño event, a dry, descending wind that covered the entire area of ​​the Yucatan Peninsula and part of Central America,” said the meteorologist.

“That same air lasted until the summer and prevented cyclones from reaching the area. Hurricanes [have] deviated and that is why Yucatan was saved from the affectation of a tropical cyclone. In fact, not even one came close. There was no warning and not only in the Yucatan Peninsula but also in Central America.”

“Although the conditions prevented the arrival of cyclones, it gave way to an atypical drought that was much stronger in Quintana Roo, in the northeast, east and southeast of Yucatan and in the east of Campeche”, Montalvo said.

“The values ​​of the rains were well below the average, even in the rainy season. In Quintana Roo, lagoons were reported to have dried up and water levels dropped. Cozumel, which lives on its own aquifer, had problems with the quality of the water. It began to resent the intrusion of chlorides.”

“Difficult conditions prevailed in the rest of the Peninsula, as crops were lost in Yucatan and Campeche and groundwater levels fell considerably.”

Montalvo explained that the most significant droughts happened in 1986 and 1962 because rains were practically nonexistent throughout the year, and the total accumulated rain was very low.

Also, winters in Yucatan since 2015 have felt more like summer as hot days dominated over cold ones. The winter situation since then has worsened form 2018 and 2019, with the prevailing wind coming from the southeast instead of the cooler winds from the northeast.

Therefore, this year’s dry season characteristics are comparable with that of 1986, when it practically did not rain.

“At that time, the Hydrology coordination of the UADY School of Engineering was carrying out a geohydrological study project for the Mérida I drinking water plant,” said Montalvo.

“We detected that the water levels in the water treatment plant had dropped too low and were about to reach the bottom of the suction cone. Fortunately, the latter did not happen.”

The team checked the surroundings of the area and discovered that dry water wheels and wells dried up or had low levels of water. In Merida, wells also had a major drop in water levels.

“The one in 1986 was a great drought that had not occurred again,” said Montalvo, also noting that in 1962, there was also a rare event of this type. “The drought began to be felt in 1961 and worsened in 1962. The wells began to dry up in Merida and the rest of the State.”

In 2015, 2018, and 2019, hot periods lasted very long and temperatures were around 38 to 40 °C (100 to 104 °F). Everything points to the same thing happening this year, from April, if not from the second half of March.

Weather forecast models showed that the temperatures for the rest of March will be above 39 °C (102 °F), therefore, “this drought seems to be one of the strongest in recent years.”

“And the worst of the heat is yet to come during the months of April and May, historically the hottest,” Montalvo continued. While he stressed that cold fronts have not ended, if they come, they will only cool the temperature but would not bring rain.

Featured image: Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico. Credit: storiesbysoumya

Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:

The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)

A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.

. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).

. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).

B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.

. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).

C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.

. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).

. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).

. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).

. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).

. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).

. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).

. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).

. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).

. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).

. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).

True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:

 Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”

Romans 12:19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

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