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 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.
MEASLES OUTBREAK: 100,000 sick as cases hit ‘alarming level’ – WHO warning
MEASLES is spreading at a rapid rate across Europe, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) are urging authorities to increase their response to combat the deadly outbreak.
By LATIFA YEDROUDJ
PUBLISHED: 22:14, Thu, May 9, 2019 | UPDATED: 07:37, Fri, May 10, 2019. Express.co.uk
Over 100,000 cases of measles have been reported in 47 out of 53 European countries since January last year – with over 90 measles-related deaths. More than 34,000 people across Europe contracted the disease in the first two months of 2019. The WHO is stepping up efforts to combat what they call a measles “outbreak” and are urging authorities to ensure vulnerable people get vaccinated. This is due to a rising number of number of adults and children affected and dying from measles, and officials blame persistent pockets of non-immunised or under-immunised individuals fuelling the spread of measles in many European countries.
There have been increasing reports of deaths in Ukraine, Romania and Albania – and officials fear the outbreak may continue to spread.
Dr Dorit Nitzan, Acting Regional Emergency Director at the WHO Regional Office for Europe said: “We have observed an unprecedented upsurge in people sick with this preventable disease, and too many have lost their lives to it.
“This is unacceptable and we need to be bolder and scale up our response to the next level. I am proud to see that different parts and levels of WHO are intensifying their combined efforts to stop these outbreaks.”
“WHO has been working closely with countries in the European Region to enhance their capacity to protect children from measles. However, this alarming resurgence is a warning that the Region’s immunisation coverage is not yet sufficient.
“Escalating our response will enable us to raise political awareness and will help in strengthening European health systems in the longer term to avoid future outbreaks.”
The WHO said in a statement: “If outbreak response is not timely and comprehensive, the virus will find its way into more pockets of vulnerable individuals and potentially spread to additional countries within and beyond the region.
“Every opportunity should be used to vaccinate susceptible children, adolescents and adults.
The majority of measles cases have been reported in Ukraine, with more than 25,000 people infected in the January and February this year.
Measles is a highly contagious disease that causes rashes, fever and inflamed eyes including blindness, deafness or brain damage and even death.
It is one of the leading causes of death from a disease that can be prevented with a vaccine.
Categories: Pestilence Update