Just four days ago on July 8, Julie Whedbee posted a dire warning she received from God, “My Arm of Protection is Now Lifting – This is the Beginning of Sorrows”. Today, news headlines from around the world are reporting lives lost and property destroyed by floods. In some cases, the amount of rainfall and flood waters are breaking all previous records.
In southern Japan, unprecedented rain, thirty inches in nine hours, has killed 25 people and many more are missing as of July 11. (Source: Thestar.com)
In Lagos Nigeria, one of Africa’s largest cities with a population of 15 million, torrential rains flooded many parts of the city on July 10, bringing crocodiles swimming through the flooded streets. (Source: CNN)
In Paris France, flooding on July 10 broke their previous record, set in 1880, with two to three inches of rain per hour from a slow-moving storm that allowed rain to keep pouring down. Authorities were forced to close twenty metro stations. (Source: BBC)
In China, 1.2 million people were forced to evacuate their homes and more than fifty were killed by flooding caused by heavy rains during the first week of July. (Source: Aljazeera.com)
In India, 42 people were killed by floods and resulting landslides during the past week. Many people were rendered homeless and unable to access drinkable water. (Source: telegraphindia.com)
In Switzerland, heavy rains and flooding are rare, but this past weekend, July 8-9, they were hit hard by torrential rain, thunderstorms and flash flooding, especially in towns and villages of northwest, central and eastern Switzerland. (Source: Swissinfo.ch)
In Sri Lanka, 200 people were killed and over 600,000 were displaced by devastating floods last month. The floods and resulting mudslides have destroyed lands used for tea farming along with almost 300 tons of tea leaves. (Source: aljazeera.com)
In northern Vietnam, flash floods and resulting landslides in early June killed 16 people. 500 hectares of paddy fields and other crops were submerged. (Source: vietnamnews.vn)
In Quebec Canada, 2,688 citizens had to be evacuated from 78 communities due to flooding this spring. (Source: CTVnews.ca)
In Peru, 115,000 homes were destroyed by spring floods caused by heavy rains in January, killing 113 people and leaving 178,000 homeless. 1,500 miles of roads were destroyed. (Source: thenationalstudent.com)
Are all these floods just a coincidence or is it the beginning of sorrows? Time will tell, but Julie Whedbee’s prophetic warning sounds more ominous today than it did just a few days ago.
God promised Noah he would never again cut off all flesh by flood waters:
11 I establish My covenant with you; and all flesh shall never again be cut off by the water of the flood, neither shall there again be a flood to destroy the earth.”
12 God said, “This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations;
13 I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth. (Genesis 9:11-12)
So we have this assurance that all flesh and the whole earth will not be destroyed by floods, but that does not rule out the possibility of destruction in some areas, or many other kinds of destruction coming upon the earth.
About 2,500 years ago, the prophet Daniel received a warning from the angel Gabriel regarding a time of unprecedented trouble coming prior to the return of the Lord. Gabriel said, “There will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued.” (Daniel 12:1)
The Lord Jesus warned about this time, describing it as birth pangs, which come with increasing frequency and greater intensity as the time of delivery approaches. (Matthew 24:8) Ultimately, these same birth pangs will usher the world into a time of great pressure, called the great tribulation.
If the birth pangs have started, we would expect to see events like these floods, along with many other kinds of trouble, including false prophets, wars, rumors of wars, famines, and earthquakes. I believe these floods are not a coincidence, but another sign of the times, a confirmation to those who are awake and alert, letting them know it won’t be long now before the Lord returns to rescue His people, just as Gabriel promised.
The following 4-minute video summarizes these events.
Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is a blogger, business owner, husband and father of two grown children. In 1982, he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2012, he founded Z3news.com to broadcast the message of salvation by reporting end time news before it happens.
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