Blog note. Jesus indicated that ‘fearful sights’ (various natural disasters) would occur leading up to the time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation (a combined seven year period of great destruction on earth). Although these types of things have occurred in the past for centuries and thousands of years, they could be identified as the ‘season of the times’ due to the ferociousness of these events. They would be occurring in greater intensity, severity, frequency, size, duration, scope … just like the pains that a women experiences in labor the farther along she is in the labor process. We are in the ‘season of the times’ that comes just before the seven (7) year Tribulation/Great Tribulation period
… And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11).
… 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; (Luke 21:25)
… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)
… This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)
Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. These verses are several of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied Eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor pains that occur in greater severity, frequency, size and duration prior to giving birth. End of note.
Not something to brag about in regards to being ‘first.’ EPIDEMIC THREAT: Woman is first to get SUPER GONORRHOEA in UK. I hope this poor woman is remembered for something else than being ‘first.’
A WOMAN has become the first in the UK to catch “super gonorrhoea”, as health officials warn of the infection could sweep through the nation.
By LATIFA YEDROUDJ. PUBLISHED: 14:14, Thu, Jan 10, 2019 | UPDATED: 14:30, Thu, Jan 10, 2019
A second woman has also caught the “super gonorrhoea” – an STI resistant to conventional antibiotic treatment methods – sparking fears of a widespread outbreak. The second woman was found to have caught the sexually transmitted disease after coming from a “party destination” in Europe. Both women were treated for the disease, but health officials are trying to follow up their sexual encounters to minimise the risk of the STI spreading. Last year, a British man became the first to become infected with super gonorrhoea – but caught the strain while on holiday in Asia.
Dr Nick Phin, from Public Health England, said: “We tried to follow up contacts as much as possible, but it can be difficult – particularly if people don’t have details you can contact them with.
“It is possible there may be other cases, these are definitely the first two we have picked up and at the moment there are two.”
A European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control report published last year saying: “The control of gonorrhoea depends on primary prevention, including promoting safer sex practices (in particular the use of condoms), regular testing of individuals at risk as well as treatment with effective antibiotics to reduce the chance of further transmission.
“Even a small change in drug resistance may have a broader impact as those infected can continue to transmit the infection without knowing.
“Spread of extensively drug-resistant strains like the ones identified in the UK and Australia can have an even more serious impact on the control of gonorrhoea.”
In 2015, there were 12 reported cases of “super gonorrhoea” in Leeds, with a further four reported Macclesfield, Oldham and Scunthorpe.
The STI strain is unable to shrug off the antibiotic azithromycin, which is normally used alongside another drug called ceftriaxone.
About 78 million people are infected with gonorrhoea each year, according to WHO, making it the second most common STI in England.
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