Word of the Week: Omniscience

It swallowed the city

This google translated article from Norwegian is of a sandstorm in India. The headline is "It swallowed the city"

"If you think the Easter weather in Norway is bad, you can be glad that you did not spend Good Friday in the state of Rajasthan in India. Associated Press. News agency Associated Press secured the current shot, when the massive sand storm in the picture above captured the town of Bikaner and got it to look like a backdrop in a disaster movie. "I've never seen sand storms that are so bad, "said meteorologist Börje Johansson at Meteoroligisk Department told Dagbladet." Sand storms are common in many places, such as the Canary Islands, where people might have seen them, but usually only half a meter above the ground, "said Johansson. Beyond the spectacular image has so far not been any information from India about the consequences of sand storm ravages. For a week ago, from 20 March, swept a giant sandstorm that started in Mongolia through large parts of China. The storm was so extensive that even Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea had deteriorated visibility and air quality."

In another instance of earth rearing up to swallow the city, Peru has suffered massive mudslides. One entire village disappeared. There had been torrential rains in the Andes that caused the earth to loosen and the mud to flow.

"A massive avalanche of mud and rock in northeastern Peru has buried a small village killing at least 25 people and leaving 25 others missing.Officials say the rock and mudslide was triggered by a small lake higher up a mountain that overflowed into a ravine. The village of Ambo in the Huanuco region with a population of some 400 people is reported to have completely disappeared, although it is unclear how many people were in the village late Thursday when heavy rains sparked the disaster. The rockslide also damaged or destroyed over 100 homes in the area. Rescuers have plucked some of the victims from the swollen Huallanga River downstream from Ambo while other have been dug out of the mud. Emergency aid has arrived for hundreds of people who evacuated their homes including tents, blankets and food supplies. This is the second fatal mudslide to hit the area this week. On Thursday five people were killed in a similar disaster in the town of Cancejos."

Speaking of torrential rains, Rhode Island was suddenly inundated with massive amounts of rain, which sparked flooding on a scale never before seen in that tiny state.

"Flood levels not seen in Rhode Island since record-keeping began in the 1870s have damaged sewage treatment plants, flooded industrial parks and created an environmental catastrophe as raw sewage flows into Narragansett Bay, officials said. "This has set us back a century in wastewater treatment here in the city of Warwick," said Janine Burke, executive director of the Warwick Sewer Authority. "It makes you want to cry."

All three articles highlight something unique about the End Time. In the first article the meteorologist makes the point that though the desert is near to Rajasthan, India, sandstorms of this magnitude rarely if ever occur. And then he mentions another massive sandstorm that affected six countries the week before. The RI floods were unprecedented, never before seen, words that are getting trite from overuse in these end times. The earth events are getting larger and more widespread across the globe, just as Jesus said they would be in the birth pangs.

Secondly, the mudslide was sudden as well as the RI floods. No one foresaw that the rains would keep coming and coming and coming. The end time is characterized by sudden, constant, yet intermittent, painful events.

Birth pangs...an event that though spread out over time, are connected by pulsing painful events with shorter and shorter periods of quiet in between. With each labor pang you rest uneasily, knowing that another one is around the corner, but you don't know exactly when. Such a perfect and apt description of what is happening across the globe now. The three events depicted above occurred within a four day span, from one side of the globe to the other; India, Eastern US, Peru.

Of the Director of the Sewer authority that said "It makes you want to cry" I agree. It does. More important though, I hope it makes you want to pray.