Signs of the Times

Fearful Events

Including Weather, Asteroids, UFOs, ...


When describing the conditions that usher in the End Times, Jesus gave several categories of startling events.

Then he said to them: "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven." (Luke 21:10-11)

Wars will increase. Seismic activity (earthquakes and volcanoes) will be worse. Famines and pestilences will be more prevalent. Fearful events and great signs from the heavens could include disastrous weather, modern threats, like asteroids, space junk, solar flares, and even UFO scares.

In the case of extreme weather, many observers agree that the scope and frequency of wind storms, floods and droughts appear to be increasing at this time, possibly as warnings or judgments.

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Big Asteroid Flying By, No Threat to Earth

Dec. 12, 2012 -
The asteroid, named Toutatis, flies by Earth every four years. During its closest approach on Wednesday, the celestial rock will pass about 4.3 million miles (7 million km) from Earth, which is about 18 times farther away than the moon.
Source: NewsMax

Prophetic Significance of Fearful Events

Donate to Help Red Cross Meet Hurricane Sandy Needs

The Red Cross continues to mobilize resources and relief workers to respond to Hurricane Sandy’s impact. Your help is desperately needed to provide essential aid including shelter, meals, basic health care, emotional support and other emergency services.
Source: American Red Cross
Other Relief Efforts:
NBC Telethon
List of Relief Organizations - NBC
World Vision
Operation Blessing -Christian Broadcasting Network
Mennonite Disaster Service

Hurricane Sandy death toll reaches 74 in U.S.

Nov. 1, 2012 - At least 18 states have suffered damage from the superstorm. The death toll stands at 74 and some 5.6 million homes and businesses are still without power. The storm that brought record tidal surges to the coast also dropped snow in many places further inland. Flooded subways and closed airports in New York affected countless travelers and commuters. Widespread shortages of gasoline is a growing problem.
Eastern Maryland cleaned up from storm surge, while western Maryland dealt with as much as 29 inches of snow. Dueling disasters are straining emergency resources.
As far North and West as the Great Lakes, the storm caused waves of up to 16 feet.
Source: NY Daily News
In Aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Relief Organizations Offer Aid, Hope - Religion Today

Sandy Damage Could Top $30 B as Focus Turns to Recovery

Oct. 31, 2012 - Superstorm Sandy has resulted in at least 55 deaths and had destroyed beachfront homes and boardwalks from the mid-Atlantic states to southern New England.
At the height of the disaster, more than 8.2 million lost electricity — some as far away as Michigan. Nearly a quarter of those without power were in New York, where lower Manhattan's usually bright lights remained dark for a second night.
IHS Global Insight, a forecasting firm, predicted that the storm will cause about $20 billion in damage and $10 billion to $30 billion in lost business.
Source: Fox

At least 17 dead, millions without power in Sandy's aftermath

Oct. 30, 2012 - Superstorm Sandy brought sustained winds of 80 milles per hour to New Jersey, New York, Maryland, North Carolina and other states. At least 17 people have died so far from the disaster. More than 6 million homes and businesses are without power.

The financial district of New York is closed for a second day. Extensive flooding has turned streets into streams.

The storm caused the worst damage in the 108-year history of New York's extensive subway system, according to Joseph Lhota, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in New York and Long Island. An unprecedented 13-foot surge of water flooded lower Manhattan and flowed into subways. Airports are closed, and damage is extensive.

Source: Fox

Superstorm Sandy slams into N.J. coast

Oct. 29, 2012 - Superstorm Sandy delivered 80 mph winds as it struck New Jersey and pushed a 13-foot surge of seawater into New York City. It was downgraded from hurricane status because of its shape and internal temperature, but was just as dangerous to the 50 million people in its path. The level of flooding in lower Manhattan set a new record and threatens to seep into the city's subway system.
The storm knocked out electricity to more than 2 million people and figured to upend life for tens of millions more. It clobbered the boarded-up big cities of the Northeast corridor, from Washington and Baltimore to Philadelphia, New York and Boston.
Source: CBS
See: Perfect Storm Sandy, environment modification, environmental warfare in Prophecy Central's "False Signs and Wonders" section.

Hurricane Sandy barrels toward East Coast, expected to bring 'life-threatening' storm surge

Oct. 29, 2012 - Hurricane Sandy is beginning to reach land on the Eastern Coast, threatening some 50 million people. The National Hurricane Center says the super-storm is "life-threatening."
The hurricane is on path to meet a winter storm and a cold front, plus high tides from a full moon, and experts said the rare hybrid storm that results could impact 800 miles from the East Coast to the Great Lakes.
This combination might cause a foot of rain in places and generate a storm surge of 4 to 11 feet. It could cause widespread power outages lasting for days. It might also dump up to 2 feet of snow in Kentucky, North Carolina and West Virginia.

Millions across East Coast brace for 'Superstorm' Sandy, while NYC to close transit services

Oct. 28, 2012 - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York City will suspend its bus, subway and commuter rail service Sunday evening because of the dangers posed by Hurricane Sandy. 1,100 National Guard troops will be deployed to the area.
The city closed the subways before Hurricane Irene last year, and a Columbia University study predicted that an Irene surge just 1 foot higher would have paralyzed lower Manhattan.
Source: Fox
Expert Warns Hurricane Sandy is a "Monster," "Behemoth" Storm: Is God about to shake us again? - Joel Rosenberg Blog
Meteorologist: Storm Could Be Bigger Than Worst East Coast Storm On Record - CBS

Solar Superstorm Could Knock out US Power Grid

Aug. 3, 2012 - The sun is moving into an active period called solar maximum. This phase is expected to peak in 2013. During the next decade experts think there is as much as a 7 percent chance that the Earth could be hit by a superstorm on the Sun.
A monster blast of geomagnetic particles from the sun could destroy 300 or more of the 2,100 high-voltage transformers that are the backbone of the U.S. electric grid, according to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
Experts warn that even a few hundred destroyed transformers could cause the entire grid to fail.
Source: NewsMax
Related: In our "Wars" section: EMP attack: '90% of Americans would be dead'
Solar superstorm could kill millions, cost trillions - Chicago Tribune
Update Oct. 22, 2012 - Government wakes up to EMP threat - WND

U.S. declares drought-stricken states largest natural disaster area ever

July 12, 2012 -
The United States Department of Agriculture has declared natural disaster areas in more than 1,000 counties and 26 drought-stricken states, making it the largest natural disaster in America ever.
Source: Yahoo

Record-breaking solar flare described

June 11, 2012 - NASA reports that on March 7 the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope recorded a powerful solar flare. causing the sun to briefly become the brightest object in the gamma-ray sky.
The March flare produced high-energy gamma rays for about 20 hours, two and a half times longer than any event on record, researchers said.
More solar eruptions are expected as the sun will reach the peak of its approximately 11-year activity cycle in mid-2013.
Source: UPI-Science

Aerospace Engineers Present Conclusive Evidence for Covert “Chemtrail” Operation

May 29, 2012 -The Belfort Group hosted an international symposium titled: The Illegal Spraying Of Harmful Substances In The Atmosphere By Airplanes Also Known As 'Chemtrails'.
Source: Before It's News
Government Sponsored Technologies for Weather Modification - Project Censored

4,700 potentially dangerous asteroids lurk near Earth, NASA says

May 18, 2012 - Extensive new sky-mapping techniques have found that there are likely 4,700 potentially hazardous asteroids in orbit around the Sun. There are also approximately 1,500 space rocks, that are larger than 330 feet wide in orbits that occasionally bring them close enough to threaten the Earth. Only about 30 percent of those objects have actually been found.
Source: FOX

Mark this date for potential disaster

May 15, 2012 - Jonathan Cahn's book “The Harbinger” shows that warnings to the Israelites before their Assyrian capture are a good example of the mistakes the USA is making after the "warning" of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The author, a Jewish Rabbi, points out that the two greatest financial collapses in the 9/11 tragedy both came on, or very near the date on a seven-year cycle that marks the Sabbath Year, when debts are to be forgiven and the land given a rest. If this is not just a coincidence, the next such Sabbath Year will begin on Sept. 13, 2015. The author does not speculate about the events of that day, but just mentions that it is a date to watch.
Source: WND

Space weather expert has ominous forecast

May 7, 2012 - Mike Hapgood, a space weather scientist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in England says a solar storm could cause a great deal of damage here on Earth.
A stream of highly charged particles from the Sun is headed straight toward Earth, threatening to plunge cities around the world into darkness and bring the global economy screeching to a halt.
Hapgood says that progress had been made to protect orbiting satellites and other electronic equipment, but we are still not prepared for the damage the Sun can cause from a massive Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). Occasionally he Sun's magnetic field gets disrupted and allows huge bursts of plasma (the Sun's hot ionized gas) to escape into space like a giant hurricane. Most of these ejections do not hit the earth directly, but if one does, it could be disastrous.
Source: Los Angeles Times

Iran preparing for 'the Last Six Months'

April 26, 2012 - While Iran publicly claims it has not yet decided to make nuclear weapons, the UN indicates that they already have enough enriched uranium for six bombs. A former undercover CIA agent in Iran's Revolutionary Guard, who goes by the pseudonym Reza Kahlili, claims that the country appears to be in the last six months of preparation for an all-out war, which they believe will usher in the return of their messiah, the Mahdi (or 12th Imam) to destroy all of Islam's enemies.
Mahdi will only reappear, Shiites believe, when Israel is destroyed and the U.S. is brought to its knees; [and] two-thirds of the world’s population will die in a nuclear exchange.
Nine years ago Kahlili wrote a book, The Last Six Months. It describes the conditions that Iran's leaders believe will lead to Mahdi's return. The 9/11 attacks and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq are preludes to even greater signs: Attacks on Syria and then on Iran itself. Current conditions make both of these events plausible today.

Military insiders in Iran have been told that, thanks to their North Korea ally, they already have neutron bombs. These are nuclear weapons designed to kill people with radiation while minimizing damage to buildings. They are known as Enhanced Radiation Warhead (ERW). If they are detonated at high altitudes they become electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons that could destroy much of the infrastructure a modern nation needs to survive, including electric power, telecommunications, transportation, banking and finance, and the distribution of food and water. A report by the Congressional EMP Commission says that one year after an EMP attack, about two-thirds of the U.S. population, 200 million people, would have perished from starvation, disease or societal collapse.

According to the International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) Iran has launched missiles from ships and detonated devices at high altitute, and have already armed their naval vessels with ballistic missiles. They also plan to deploy warships in the Atlantic Ocean.

Source: WND
An Act To amend the Federal Power Act to protect the bulk-power system and electric infrastructure critical to the defense of the United States against cybersecurity and other threats and vulnerabilities. - HR 5026

More than 100 tornadoes devastate Midwest, kill 5 in Oklahoma

April 15, 2012 - An extremely powerful storm system produced more than 100 tornadoes in Oklahoma, Iowa and Kansas, leaving 5 people dead.
Source: N.Y. Daily News

Sun fires off 2 huge solar flares, could impact weather on Earth

Mar. 8, 2012 -
A giant blast of plasma spat from the sun at as much as 4 million miles per hour Tuesday -- by some measures the largest solar event since late 2006 -- and it could lead to serious issues on Earth.
Source: Fox

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