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 woman 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
… 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.
Polio vaccine fears spread panic in Pakistan. Fearful, Perilous times have come to Pakistan. 25,000 children rushed to hospitals based on rumors, fear and panic.
AFP, Peshawar. Tuesday, 23 April 2019
More than 25,000 children were rushed to hospitals in northwest Pakistan after rumors spread that some had suffered reactions to a polio vaccine, officials said Tuesday.
The panic came as health workers were carrying out a three-day vaccination campaign in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, where many residents are already suspicious of the polio vaccine.
Authorities said the fears were unfounded but declared an emergency at major hospitals in three provincial districts as the panic spread.
An AFP reporter in Peshawar visited two hospitals where he saw thousands of panicked parents arriving in cars, motorcycles and other vehicles with their children.
Most of the parents later told AFP their children exhibited no signs of any problems after being vaccinated, but that they had rushed them to the hospital anyway after hearing the rumors.
Qazi Jamil, police chief in the provincial capital Peshawar, told reporters that the rumors began when dozens of children complained of vomiting after they were vaccinated at a private school in a village outside the city on Monday.
After hearing of the complaints, local mosques began using their loudspeakers to warn people against the vaccine.
“The announcements ignited panic and villagers came out of their homes,” Jamil said, adding that a group of some 500 people later set a local health center on fire in anger. No one is believed to have been injured in the incident.
The panic was compounded by anti-vaccination videos which quickly began circulating on social media.
Hisham Inamullah, provincial health minister, said that “around 25,000 kids were taken to hospital.”
“Despite all our assurances, parents were worried,” Inamullah told reporters Tuesday, adding that just two children were still in hospital but expected to be released soon.
Police are investigating the incident, and authorities said the vaccination campaign would continue until Wednesday.
Polio is endemic in only three countries in the world: Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria, although a relatively rare strain was also detected in Papua New Guinea at the end of last year.
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