I've heard my whole life that one of the major signs to look for concerning the end of the world is that no one will be able to tell what season it is.
Most of my fundamentalist friends and family (especially my Southern Baptist Grandmother) assume that this "end-times prophecy" is biblical, and that it should be thrown right in there with all the other "signs of the times."
I have made it all the way through the New Testament several times now and haven't noticed anything about strange seasons.
The closest thing I have noticed is in Matthew chapters 24 and 25, where Jesus is describing what will happen right before he returns.
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. Matt. 24:3-8
How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. Matt. 24:19
“Immediately after the distress of those days
“‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’ “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. Matt. 24:29-30
This question is prompted by a conversation I had the other day with some of my pastor friends. We are experiencing an unusually mild summer here in North Georgia, and during our conversation it was brought up that "in the end times you won't be able to tell what season it is." I responded, "Ya know, I've heard that saying my whole life. Where is that in the Bible?"
No one had an answer.
Is anyone else familiar with this idea? Am I missing something? Where is this in the Bible?
If it is not, then where did this "end-times prophecy" originate?