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.
Venezuela malaria epidemic: Malaria spreads to EMERGENCY levels with ‘largest surge’
VENEZUELA remains embroiled in a major political upheaval as Juan Guaido declares a “final phase of operation” to oust incumbent president Nicolas Maduro from presidency. While politicians hash it out, much of the country’s population is under threat from a major malaria outbreak.
By LIAM DOYLE
PUBLISHED: 16:32, Tue, Apr 30, 2019 | Express.co.uk
Juan Guaido, head of Venezuela’s National Assembly declared today he was “beginning the final phase of Operation Freedom”. Surrounded by men in military fatigues, he called on mass action from the public to help oust Nicolas Maduro from power. However, a different battle rages on in Venezuela’s population which is still gripped by major power outages and poverty. Venezuela’s health system and economy have collapsed, leaving many people struggling from an explosion of malaria cases.
According to the World Health Organisation from 2010 to 2017, cases of malaria in Venezuela increased ninefold. This was the highest growth rate of malaria found anywhere in the World.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says 70 percent of Malaria cases are concentrated in 11 countries.
One of these countries is India, and the other 10 are all in Africa.
But the shocking levels of malaria in Venezuela trumped growth in all of these major countries.
Venezuela once led efforts in eliminating Malaria some 50 years ago.
The malaria rate in Venezuela pushed up the disease rate for the Americas as a whole.
WHO data revealed malaria in the country counted for more than half of all cases in the region.
Neighbouring Brazil – with a population seven times larger than Venezuela – counted for just a fifth of overall incidence in the Americas.
Martin Llewellyn, a senior lecturer in comparative medicine at the University of Glasgow, said the rapid increase of the disease is driven by the country’s poverty.
He said people are driven into malarial regions of Venezuela in search of work in illegal mines.
In addition, the professor said none of these people are adequately protected from mosquitos.
He compared the desperate situation to war-ravaged Syria and South Sudan.
Professor Llewellyn said: “These people are living rough with no protection from mosquitoes.
“They’re becoming heavily infected, they’re not treated and then they’re travelling back into the rest of Venezuela so malaria is spreading around.
“Venezuela is a rich country – it’s not a conflict zone.”
Categories: Pestilence Update