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.
Ebola CRISIS: Epidemic out of control after more than 1,700 ‘terrifying’ cases hit Congo
EBOLA-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo could be devastated by the worst outbreak in world history if the “terrifying” epidemic continues.
By CLIVE HAMMOND
PUBLISHED: 03:58, Thu, May 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 22:47, Thu, May 16, 2019
More than 1,700 people have been infected since August 2018, making it the biggest Ebola outbreak in the country’s history. Experts are deeply concerned that the scale of epidemic could reach the horrifying levels, which savaged three countries in west Africa between 2013 and 2016. The outbreak comes at a time of bitter division within the Congo, as rival groups are immersed in war. According to The Guardian, Jeremy Farrar, head of the Wellcome Trust, said a ceasefire must be called in order to get health professionals through to help those infected by the disease.
He added: “I’m very concerned – as concerned as one can be.
“Whether it gets to the absolute scale of west Africa or not, none of us know, but this is massive in comparison with any other outbreak in the history of Ebola and it is still expanding.
“It’s remarkable it hasn’t spread more geographically but the numbers are frightening and the fact that they are going up is terrifying.”
The number of cases has continued to soar, with nearly 300 new reports of Ebola being singled between April 15 and May 5.
The worst affected area is in the North Kivu region.
Mr Farrar argues that a six-to-nine month ceasefire is needed to try and get to grips with the deadly disease.
He said: “There was violence in West Africa, in Freetown and Monrovia, but this is on a different scale and it is coming from multiple sources.”
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