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.
Posted by Julie Celestial on September 6, 2019 Watchers.news
According to statistics, the 2019 flu season is Australia’s worst in recorded history with over 250,000 confirmed cases so far this year. Over 500 fatalities. What do we know about the number Five (5)?
This record beat the previous one in 2017 with a total number of 251 163 influenza cases. Meanwhile, only 52 000 cases were confirmed in 2018.
“In terms of sheer numbers and the load on general practice and emergency departments, this is the worst flu season that’s ever been,” immunization expert Paul van Buynder said.
Local media has also reported over 500 fatalities from influenza with a majority of elder people. On the contrary, only 73 died from the flu in 2018.
Australia capital Canberra confirmed 3 402 cases so far, which is worse than the total combined records from 2016 to 2018.
“Increased testing for influenza and a very early start to the flu season have driven these high figures. Meanwhile, we’ve seen heightened community awareness and concern as the media continue to report on the high numbers of flu cases,” said Craig Dalton, Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle.
More than 20 000 people received vaccinations in the national capital this year at pharmacies solely, according to said Simon Blacker, the branch president of Pharmacy Guild of Australia.
“We saw a nearly 40% rise in 2017 and we’re expecting a rise this year of between 60 and 70%, which is really good,” he added.
Health Minister Greg Hunt recently also announced flu immunizations starting 2020, which children between six months to five years old can get for free.
“From early next year, for the first time, all Australian children aged six months to five years, not just those with medical risk factors, will be able to receive the seasonal flu vaccine free of charge,” Hunt stated.