Extreme Heat Update

‘I’m Doing My Best, I Can’t Keep Up,’ Today’s ‘Disasters, Fearful Sights and Perilous Times’;    Italy on high alert as scorching temperatures threaten historic buildings and agriculture

Romans 10:14 “But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?”

Matthew 9:37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.

Luke 10:2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.

… 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).

… 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)

Matthew 24:21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.

Ezekiel 33:6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.

‘I’m Doing My Best, I Can’t Keep Up,’ Today’s ‘Disasters, Fearful Sights and Perilous Times’;    Italy on high alert as scorching temperatures threaten historic buildings and agriculture

Josephine Mckenna Sun, July 24, 2022 at 1:50 PM The Telegraph

The Colosseum could start crumbling, grapes may wither on the vine, a risotto shortage is on the cards and olive oil could run dry as Italy bakes under a crippling heatwave and drought.

Nineteen cities were on high alert across Italy on Sunday amid warnings that record summer temperatures could cause irreparable damage to historic monuments, as well as threaten the country’s wine, rice and olive industries.

Two people are believed to have died in the region of Liguria due to the heat, and temperatures in several parts of the country were expected to reach 40 degrees Celsius on Sunday, prompting the National Research Council’s Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (CNR-ISAC) to issue a rare tornado warning for central Italy.

For three consecutive months – May, June and July – national temperatures have been at least two to three degrees above the seasonal average. Bologna, Florence, Milan, Rome and Venice were among the cities on alert on Sunday because of the African high pressure zone dubbed “Apocalypse 4800”.

The CNR-ISAC also warned that extreme temperatures and solar radiation, combined with dust and pollution, could cause fractures in the marble, limestone and other stone used to construct the Colosseum and Roman Forum.

“We see the immediate effects on our monuments after flooding or heavy rain, but there is also impact caused by slow and continual change over time,” the CNR’s Alessandra Bonazza told The Telegraph.

“Higher temperatures of just a few degrees can affect building materials even if the effect is not immediately visible. It can cause irreversible damage.”

In a separate move, Rome City Council is searching for private sponsors to maintain or restore up to 92 ancient monuments, including the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus, the site of popular chariot races and grand religious events in ancient Rome.

Soaring temperatures have coincided with the outbreak of several wildfires across Italy, and more than 50 wildfires were reported in Greece at the weekend. Tourists and residents were evacuated from the beachside village of Vatera on the island of Lesbos on Saturday as seven planes and a helicopter were mobilized to fight a fire blazing there.

More than 1,000 people were evacuated from their homes in an area west of Lucca in the region of Tuscany before one of the worst fires was brought under control on Saturday. The wildfire destroyed nearly 900 hectares (2,224 acres) in the past week.

In north-east Italy more than 300 people were evacuated from the small towns of Gabria and San Michele Del Carso when a fire in neighboring Slovenia threatened to spread across the border into Italy and several fires have broken out on the outskirts of Rome.

Italy’s national firefighting corps says it received calls to 32,921 wildfires from June 15 to July 21, and the number of fires was 4,040 higher than in the same period last year.

The agricultural sector is bracing for widespread devastation from the extreme heat and low levels of rainfall.

The River Po’s historically low water levels in the country’s north have already been catastrophic for more than 4,000 Italian rice farms, spread over 220,000 hectares.

Italy’s national government recently declared a state of emergency in five regions — Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Veneto and Piedmont — four of which are supplied by the Po.

On Sunday, the Assoenologi, the national association of enologists, told the Italian daily La Stampa that this year’s wine harvest would be seriously hit without a significant amount of rain in August.

“We have to hope and pray. People are suffering terribly,” said Riccardo Cotarella, the association’s president. “We came out of a very dry and very hot winter, spring and summer and we need water now.”

Elsewhere, a fierce California wildfire expanded overnight, burning several thousand acres and forcing evacuations, as millions of Americans sweltered through scorching heat with already record-setting temperatures due to climb even further.

More than 2,000 firefighters backed by 17 helicopters have been deployed against the Oak Fire, which broke out on Friday in California near Yosemite National Park, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) said in a report.

“But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?” —Romans 10:14

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 12:19. Dearly 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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