Extreme Heat Update

In Just the Past Five (5) Days; July brought the heat, broke a slew of records across the US

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.

Revelation 6:7-8 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.

(‘fourth part’ = 25% = *7.7 billion x .25 = 1.93 billion people) *estimated earth population as of March 2020.

In Just the Past Five (5) Days; July brought the heat, broke a slew of records across the US

Lauren Fox August 3, 2020, 4:55 PM AccuWeather

July is known for ushering in the hottest days of the year, but last month was especially tenacious. Blistering heat swept across the U.S. and shattered a slew of new records for the month.

Phoenix, Arizona, experienced its hottest month on record in July 2020 with 99 degrees Fahrenheit as the city’s average temperature. The new record outpaced the 98.3-degree average temperature recorded in July 2009 and again in August 2011.

“July set the record not only for the hottest July on record, but the hottest overall month in recorded history for the city,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Maxwell Gawryla said. “This heat looks to continue through much of the foreseeable future with AccuWeather forecasting above-average highs through at least the next week.”

Gawryla said the city will face a few days in the upcoming week that break 110 degrees, a solid five to six degrees higher than the average highs. So far this summer, Phoenix has already experienced 26 days in which the high temperature eclipsed 110 degrees. The current record is 33 days in one summer.

“Part of the reason for the heat across the southwest is due to a strong, persistent ridge of high pressure centered over the area,” he said.

Similarly, another ridge of high pressure lingered over the eastern U.S., which led to the record highs in the many cities.

Residents in the desert Southwest weren’t the only ones sweltering through the dog days of summer. Unusually hot weather was also recorded across much of the East. State College, home to AccuWeather’s worldwide headquarters, Harrisburg and Scranton, Pennsylvania, all reported the hottest month on record in July, breaking previous records that dated back to the 1990s.

July 2020 ranked as the third-hottest month ever in Philadelphia, Reading and Williamsport, and Erie recorded its second-hottest month.

The month brought all-time records for some other major cities across the eastern U.S., such as Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, both of which broke daily records throughout the month. More than two dozen of these record-breaking locations not only saw their warmest July on record, but also made it through their warmest month ever recorded.

“Washington, D.C., experienced a record-setting 28 out of 31 days with high temperatures matching or exceeding 90 degrees. Philadelphia also set a record for the most 90-degree days in a month with 21 days of 90 [degree or higher] heat,” Gawryla said.

Farther south, Miami, Florida, known for its heat, also just broke some records in a blistering month. Last month was the hottest July on record as well as the hottest month on record overall for the city at 85.9 degrees, beating the previous record by just 0.2 of a degree, according to Research Associate at University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School, Brian McNoldy. McNoldy shared the statistics to twitter, writing #ThisIsNotNormal. Additionally, 2020 is currently holding the hottest year-to-date temperature for Miami at 79.9 degrees.

According to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dale Mohler, heat waves typically only strike small portions of the country at a time.

The heat wave in Phoenix was the result of a late arrival of moisture coming from Mexico, according to Mohler.

“Normally, moisture from Mexico flows north into Arizona during July, triggering showers and thunderstorms, which start to lower afternoon temperatures,” he said. “That really did not happen this year.”

Meanwhile, higher temperatures from the middle of Florida traveled east into Miami, meaning the city’s heat waves came from separate air masses.

View of Miami Beach as Miami Dade County is mandating a daily 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, as well as Florida reporting more than 9,243 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday and 191 deaths on July 28, 2020 in Miami Beach, Florida. Credit: mpi04/mediaPunch /IPX

For Pennsylvania, a dry west wind prevented moisture from the Gulf of Mexico from creeping into the state, which led to the ground drying up. Consequently, less moisture was available to evaporate and cool the air.

“Without the lower levels being cooled, the surface temperatures were able to heat up more efficiently and the result was the hottest July on record in State College,” Mohler said.

“It’s not very common for Phoenix, Miami and State College to all have hot weather for as long a period as we saw this past July,” he said.

With heat expected to continue, New York City Emergency Management Department Commissioner Deanne Criswell has emphasized the importance of weather safety.

“Heat is what I would call that ‘invisible killer,'” Criswell told AccuWeather’s Dexter Henry. “There are more people that die from heat-related illnesses than any other natural disaster every year.”

Some cities, such as New York, have opened cooling centers to keep residents safe during the most scorching months. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, however, some are concerned about the ability to effectively open them.

Deanne said that restrictions have allowed for cooling centers to open; however, it has become a challenge to open them while still factoring in social distancing. The most vulnerable demographic to heat are senior citizens over the age of 60, who are also at highest risk with COVID-19, providing another challenge for the city.

“We do have a lot of limitations this year,” Deanne said.

In His Service,

Night Watchman

Paul Rolland

Night Watchman Ministries

Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!

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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