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.
The U.S. Is Experiencing the Highest Number of Measles Cases in 25 Years, CDC Confirms
Tara Law. Time•May 30, 2019
More people in the U.S. have been infected with measles during the first five months of 2019 than the total for any year since 1994, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday.
A total of 971 cases of measles have been reported in the U.S. since the beginning of 2019, compared to 963 cases during the entirety of 1994, according to the agency. The uptick threatens the nation’s measles elimination status, which was attained in 2000.
Prior to that status, as many as 3 to 4 million people became infected with measles annually in the United States, the CDC said. About 400 to 500 people died from the disease annually, and about 48,000 people were hospitalized.
The recent spread of measles has been driven by “pockets” of unvaccinated people — primarily in communities where a significant number of people are unvaccinated. Measles is still common in other parts of the world, and travelers sometimes bring measles back to the U.S.
The U.S. is currently facing outbreaks in New York City and Rockland County, New York, which have been battling measles cases for almost 7 months. Many of the measles cases involves communities of ultra-Orthodox Jews.
CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield urged anyone who is unvaccinated but eligible for the vaccine to get vaccinated to help end the outbreak.
He also addressed concerns that vaccines are dangerous, or can cause autism. In 1998, a fraudulent study published by discredited British doctor Andrew Wakefield suggested that the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine is linked to autism. The study was later retracted by the former doctor’s co-authors and the journal.
“The greater danger is the disease that vaccination prevents,” said Redfield. “Your decision to vaccinate will protect your family’s health and your community’s well-being.”
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