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
… 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.
UN expert: Zimbabwe hunger ‘shocking’ for country not at war. The other three (3) most food insecure countries are Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia. Zimbabwe’s food crisis has the potential to spark fighting. Five (5) satanic influences or consequences of hunger have been dire. School dropouts, early marriage, domestic violence, prostitution and sexual exploitation are on the rise. Blamed five (5) things; widespread corruption, mismanagement, natural disasters, droughts and sanctions for the crisis. Zimbabwe is facing its worst economic difficulties in more than a 10 (5+5) years. More than 60% (6) of the population of over 15 (5+5+5) million is now considered food insecure. About 5.5 (5) million people in rural areas face food insecurity. Electricity is cut over 198 (6+6+6) hours a day.
FARAI MUTSAKA. Associated Press•November 28, 2019
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe is on the brink of man-made starvation and the number of people needing help is “shocking” for a country not in conflict, a United Nations special expert on the right to food said Thursday.
Hilal Elver said she found stunted and underweight children, mothers too hungry to breastfeed their babies and medicine shortages in hospitals during her 10 (5+5) -day visit to the economically shattered country.
She said the southern African nation is among the four most food insecure states in the world. The others — Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia — have been ravaged by war.
Zimbabwe’s food crisis has the potential to spark fighting, the U.N. expert said.
“I urgently call on the government, all political parties and the international community to come together to put an end to this spiraling crisis before it morphs into a full-blown conflict,” she said.
Five (5) consequences of hunger have been dire. School dropouts, early marriage, domestic violence, prostitution and sexual exploitation are on the rise. She blamed five (5) things; widespread corruption, mismanagement, natural disasters, droughts and sanctions for the crisis. Zimbabwe is facing its worst economic difficulties in more than a 10 (5+5) years. More than 60% (6) of the population of over 15 (5+5+5) million is now considered food insecure.
“It comes from (a) dysfunctional system,” the U.N. expert said.
About 5.5 (5) million people in rural areas face food insecurity. In urban areas, about 2.2 million people lack access to basic public services, including health and safe water, according to figures by U.N agencies and the government. Electricity is cut over 198 (6+6+6) hours a day.
“These are shocking figures and the crisis continues to worsen,” Elver said. Where food items are available most people have no money to buy, she said.
Critics blame the administration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who has struggled to fulfil promises of prosperity since taking power in 2017 (3 years ago) after the forced resignation of longtime leader Robert Mugabe.
Mnangagwa blames recurrent droughts and sanctions imposed by the United States for the crisis. The U.S. says the sanctions target entities and individuals, including Mnangagwa, over rights abuses, not the country at large.