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Birthing pains in the word of God refer to the certain and convulsive

geopolitical, geophysical, astrophysical and world-wide socio-economic events and

issues scheduled to occur in the time leading up to Jesus Christ's Second Advent
(Second coming or return). These are likened to the contractions experienced by a
woman about to give birth, with those episodes increasing with frequency and
intensity. John 16:21 A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour
is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the
anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. Jesus' foretelling of these
birth pangs use the word "sorrows," in his Olivet Discourse on end time things to
come. We are to watch and pray to be delivered and found worthy to be dressed in
the robes of his righteousness. Revelations 3:4 Thou hast a few names even in
Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in
white: for they are worthy. Whosoever lacks such is blind, and has forgotten the
he or she was purchased by the blood of Christ Jesus and through and by his name.
2 Peter 1:9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off,
and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. Mark 13:37 And what I say
unto you I say unto all, Watch. Here are the signs. Luke 21:25 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. The 2004 Indian Ocean
earthquake, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake,
was an undersea earthquake that occurred on December 26, 2004. According to the
United States Geological Survey, the earthquake and its tsunami killed more than
283,100 people, making it one of the deadliest disasters in modern history.

Flooding in the Southern Philippines

In mid-February, heavy rains triggered floods in Mindanao Island in the southern

Floods in Northern Iraq

The Tigris River and its tributaries overflowed in early February 2006 as the
annual late winter and early spring floods hit northern Iraq.

Flooding in Tanzania
Rain falling in drought-stricken Tanzania triggered flooding in early February

Flooding in the Northern Philippines

Tropical Storm Agaton triggered extensive flooding on Luzon, the main island in
the Philippines, in late January 2006.

Floods in Bolivia
A string of powerful rainstorms brought on widespread flooding throughout Bolivia
during the final week of January 2006.

Flooding in Guyana
Heavy rain triggered floods along the coast of Guyana in late January 2006.

Flooding in Western Australia

Cyclone Clare caused little damage when it came ashore in early January, 2006, but
as it traveled across Western Australia, rain from the storm system triggered
widespread flooding.

Northern California Floods

Northern California ushered in 2006 with a series of major storms that inundated
the area and left many towns awash in water, mud, and debris. Satellite imagery
from early January reveals obvious flooding.
Floods in Malawi and Mozambique
The annual rainy season settled in over southern Malawi and northern Mozambique in
late December 2005. By early January 2006, the excessive rains had pushed the
Shire River over its banks.

Monsoon Rains Flood Thailand and Malaysia

The heavy monsoon rains of December 2005 triggered widespread flooding along the
Malay Peninsula.

Aug. 5, 1975
At least 85.000 were killed along the Yangtze River in China when more than 60
dams failed following a series of storms, causing widespread flooding and famine.
This disaster was kept secret by the Chinese government for 20 years.

August 1971
An estimated 100,000 died when heavy rains led to severe flooding around Hanoi in
what was then North Vietnam.