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 pains, growing in intensity, frequency, size and duration.
The risk level is ‘critical’ for a mosquito-borne virus in dozens of Massachusetts communities
By John Bonifield, CNN Updated 10:50 PM ET, Thu August 29, 2019
Twenty-eight communities in Massachusetts are at “critical risk” of Eastern equine encephalitis, a virus transmitted by mosquitos that can cause rare and potentially fatal illness in humans, the state’s health department said Thursday.
Thirty-seven more communities are at high risk and another 126 are at moderate risk, state health officials said.
Four people have had confirmed cases of the virus this year. Additionally, it was detected in seven horses and found in 366 mosquito samples, state health authorities said.
“As we head into the Labor Day weekend and the month of September people should not forget to bring and use an EPA-approved mosquito repellent for any outdoor activities,” Dr. Monica Bharel, the state public health commissioner, said in a press release. “The peak time for transmission of mosquito-borne illness extends through September here in Massachusetts.”
Communities at highest risk include Holliston, Medfield, Brookfield and Granby.
The virus occurs sporadically in the state. Recent outbreaks occurred in 2004-2006 and 2010-2012, causing illness in 22 people, state health officials said.
The state has conducted aerial spraying to kill off mosquitos, but health officials say the risk has not been eliminated.
Residents are encouraged to protect themselves against the virus by using mosquito repellent.
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