Hurricane Update

‘Seas and Waves Roaring’; Tropical Storm “Laura” wreaks havoc across the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico. Over 10 (5+5) people killed and one million without power. Five (5) killed in Haiti.

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.

‘Seas and Waves Roaring’; Tropical Storm “Laura” wreaks havoc across the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico. Over 10 (5+5) people killed and one million without power. Five (5) killed in Haiti.

Posted by Teo Blašković on August 24, 2020

Tropical Storm “Laura” brought strong winds and heavy rain to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti over the weekend, August 22 into 23, 2020, leaving at least 11 people dead and more than 1 million without power. The storm is now dumping heavy rain over parts of Cuba and Jamaica.

Laura is moving toward the United States and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Tuesday, August 25. Another tropical storm — Marco — is already near the northern Gulf Coast, forcing officials so issue Hurricane and Storm Surge warnings.

Floods and landslides caused by Tropical Storm “Laura” left at least 11 people dead in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, with the death toll still expected to rise. Homes, vehicles, and roads were washed away in the region and more than 1 million people were left without power on Sunday, August 23.

In Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic’s capital, floods destroyed several homes, forced the evacuation of more than 1 000 people, and isolated more than 120 communities.

Evacuations also took place in Haiti. The country’s civil protection agency confirmed deaths of 5 people late Sunday, including 2 women, 2 men, and a 10-year-old girl.

In Puerto Rico, strong winds and heavy rainfall left about 200 000 customers without power on Saturday night, August 22, and more than 10 000 without water.

Two people were reportedly trapped along the rapidly rising Toro Negro River. Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez declared a state of emergency and urged residents to stay inside until the threat is over.

Laura’s center was about 100 km (62 miles) S of Camaguey, Cuba at 06:00 UTC today. It had maximum sustained winds of 100 km/h (62 mph) and was moving WNW at 33 km/h (21 mph). The system had minimum central pressure of 1 000 hPa.

The storm’s center is forecast to move over the Caribbean Sea just offshore the southern coast of Cuba today, and move into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico tonight and Tuesday.

Laura is then forecast to move over the central and northwestern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday night and Wednesday.

The cyclone is expected to produce 100 – 200 mm (4 to 8 inches) of rain, with isolated amounts of 150 mm (6 inches), over Western Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba. Cayman Islands: 50 – 100 mm (2 to 4 inches), with maximum amounts of 150 mm. Florida Keys, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the Northwest Bahamas: 25 – 50 mm (1 to 2 inches).

“Across the Greater Antilles, this heavy rainfall could lead to life-threatening flash and urban flooding, and the potential for mudslides,” NHC forecaster Stewart warned.

From late Wednesday into Friday, Laura is expected to produce rainfall of 125 – 250 mm (5 to 10 inches), with isolated maximum amounts of 380 mm (15 inches) across portions of the west-central U.S. Gulf Coast near the Texas and Louisiana border north into portions of the lower Mississippi Valley. 

This rainfall could cause widespread flash and urban flooding, small streams and tributaries to overflow their banks, and the possibility of some minor river flooding to this region.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:
– Little Cayman and Cayman Brac
– Cuban provinces of Camaguey, Las Tunas, Holguin, Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba, Granma, Ciego De Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Villa Clara, Cienfuegos, Matanzas, Mayabeque, La Habana, Artemisa, Pinar del Rio, and the Isle of Youth
– Dry Tortugas

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for:
– Florida Keys from Craig Key to Key West

Tropical storm conditions are expected to spread westward within the warning area in Cuba through today, August 24.

Tropical storm conditions are expected in Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, and the Dry Tortugas today; possible within portions of the watch area in the Florida Keys today.

Swells generated by Laura are affecting portions of Hispaniola, eastern Cuba, the southeastern Bahamas, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

These swells are expected to spread across central and western Cuba, the central and northwestern Bahamas, and the Florida Keys today.

An isolated tornado is possible across far southern Florida today.

Residents of the northern Gulf Coast, U.S. are already dealing with another tropical storm — Marco.

At 06:00 UTC on August 24, the center of Tropical Storm “Marco” was located about 240 km (150 miles) SSE of the Mouth of the Mississippi River. Its maximum sustained winds were 100 km/h (65 mph) and minimum central pressure 1 002 hPa. Marco is moving NNW at 19 km/h (12 mph).

Marco is forecast to approach the coast of Louisiana Monday afternoon (LT), and then turn westward and move near or over the coast through Tuesday, August 25, NHC forecasters said.

Fluctuations in intensity are forecast over the next 24 hours, but Marco is expected to weaken rapidly by early Tuesday (LT).

“It is worth noting that Marco is a small tropical cyclone,” NHC forecaster Zelinsky noted.

“The large area of Tropical Storm and Hurricane watches and warnings along the northern Gulf Coast is a reflection of the unusually high uncertainty in the forecast, and it is unlikely that all of those regions will experience tropical-storm-force winds or life-threatening storm surge associated with Marco.

“However, impacts will likely occur in some portions of the watch/warning area beginning on Monday, and heavy rain is likely across most of the region during the next couple of days. Changes to the watches and warnings are likely on Monday and users should consult products from their local weather forecast office for more information about potential hazards in their area.”

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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