Guadalajara, Mexico: Up to five feet of hail were dropped over night on the Mexican city during a recent storm. The city is home to five million residents. Guadalajara is located north of Mexico City. The city’s elevation is approximately 5,100 feet above sea level.
Revelation 16:21 And great hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, fell from heaven on people; and they cursed God for the plague of the hail, because the plague was so severe.
In the original Greek, the weight of the hailstone is a talent.
ταλαντιαῖος (talantiaios)– A talent of silver: approximately 100 pounds.
100 Pound Hail?
•1 gallon of water = 8.35 pounds
•100 pounds of water = approximately 12 gallons
•12 gallons = 1.6 cubic feet = 18” sphere (approximate)
Hail and Updraft
•Pea 24 mph
•Nickel 46 mph
•Golf Ball 64 mph
•Baseball 81 mph
•Softball 103 mph
Largest Hail in United States (Nebraska) 5” across
Largest Hail in World (Middle East) 10” across
The event above described in Revelation 16 is during the last third of tribulation judgments. The context is the bowl judgments. The event that occurred in Mexico is not a fulfillment of Revelation 16.
Granted, these were not 100 pound hailstones observed in Mexico. The weather event in Mexico demonstrates there is clearly enough water for the volume of hail described in Revelation 16.
As of July 2019, We are not in the tribulation. The context of the tribulation is global. When the seven year tribulation rolls around, one will not have to ask the question, “Are we there yet?”
Job 38:22-23 Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, which I have reserved for the time of trouble, for the day of battle and war?