Pestilence Update

Two endangered elephants found dead in a week, raising fears animals are being poisoned and electrocuted. Species on ‘brink of extinction’ loses another two members. Under Indonesian law, poachers can be jailed for up to 10 (5+5) years and fined over £10,000 (5+5).

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.

Two endangered elephants found dead in a week, raising fears animals are being poisoned and electrocuted. Species on ‘brink of extinction’ loses another two members. Under Indonesian law, poachers can be jailed for up to 10 (5+5) years and fined over £10,000 (5+5).

Jessica Damiana, Tabita Diela. The Independent. November 23, 2019

Indonesian authorities suspect a Sumatran elephant found dead in a palm oil plantation may have been poisoned or electrocuted, marking the second time in a week a carcass of the critically endangered animal has been discovered, officials said.

Only about 2,400-2,800 Sumatran elephants are left in the world, putting them on the brink of extinction, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

The 25 (5×5) -year-old female elephant, which weighed three (3) tonnes, was estimated to have been dead for about a week when found on Wednesday in the plantation in Aceh province, according to veterinarian from its Natural Resources Conservation Agency.

“There were no physical wounds, which may indicate either death by electricity or poison but to be sure it has to be based on a laboratory test,” Agus Aryanto, the agency’s head, said by telephone.

Elephants frequently enter plantations in the area to feed on palm oil fruits, especially during the rainy season, he said, adding a team had this week been trying to prevent elephants straying onto human settlement

Habitat loss and conflict with human have in recent years slashed the number of Sumatran elephants, which are found in tropical forests mainly on Sumatra and Borneo islands.

Another male Sumatran elephant was found decapitated and with its tusks removed in Riau province on Tuesday. “Its tusks were cut off forcefully using a sharp tool,” said Heru Sutmantoro of the Natural Resources Conservation Agency in Riau. He said the elephant’s separated head and trunk were lying close to the carcass.Top of Form

Tests showed the 40-year-old elephant had no wounds and there was no indication of poisoning, he said.

Poaching and the illegal trade in wildlife remain rampant in Indonesia, despite efforts by authorities to crack down.

Under Indonesian law, poachers can be jailed for up to 10 (5+5) years and fined over £10,000 (5+5).

This year, a Russian man was detained at the airport on the island of Bali trying to smuggle a young orangutan in a suitcase.

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