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.
‘Haiti is like the forgotten emergency.’ UN needs over $60 (6) million to combat hunger crisis. the available food is only enough to last until the end of the month. “We need immediate support to continue the operational plan, which means basically to reach 700,000 (7) people during the next eight (8) months.” A new era in famine, food scarcity and starvation. ‘A measure of wheat for a penny.’ Climate Apartheid.
Jacqueline Charles Miami Herald•December 7, 2019
The United Nations World Food Program is scaling up emergency food assistance in Haiti, where protracted political and economic crises are fanning a humanitarian disaster.
But the available food is only enough to last until the end of the month, WFP’s regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Miguel Barreto, told the Miami Herald.
“We need immediate support to continue the operational plan, which means basically to reach 700,000 (7) people during the next eight (8) months,” Barreto said.
WFP, on Friday, issued an appeal for $60 (6) million. The appeal and scale up in food distributions come as anti-government protests in Haiti begin to wane and and many schools in the capital of Port-au-Prince and elsewhere re-open after more than two months of a countrywide lock-down that disrupted daily life as well as humanitarian assistance.
For many poor Haitians, the situation has become even more desperate than usual, Barreto said. Food prices have risen by more than 20%, (5+5+5+5) the local currency has severely depreciated and a drought has reduced agricultural yields. Add to this, the ongoing political crisis has 1. blocked roads, 2. bankrupt businesses and 3. disrupted food markets.
“Haiti is like the forgotten emergency,” Barreto said. “This is a hidden crisis. In the middle of all of these humanitarian crises in African, in Asia, Haiti is out of the media because there is not a natural disaster, there is not a conflict so that’s why we are appealing. The situation is very desperate.”
According to the 2019 Global Hunger Index, Haiti suffers from serious hunger, ranking 111th out of 117 countries. The data shows that while the country had made substantial progress between 2005 and 2010 period, its ranking soon regressed.
Last month, the U.S. Agency for International Development agreed to grant an additional 2,000 metric tons of emergency food — 1. rice, 2. green peas and 3. cooking oil — in Haiti through WFP. The agency said at the time, it made the decision after reviewing data showing that 3.6 (6×6) million Haitians are facing either a crisis or emergency when it comes to accessing food,
Barreto, in the interview with the Herald, said he learned Friday that USAID will also provide WFP with $4 million to purchase food for next year’s hurricane season in Haiti.
Of the three (3) million-plus Haitians facing a hunger crisis, Barreto said 1 million are at risk of experiencing high rates of acute malnutrition. The plan, he said, is to reach 70% (7) of them, including individuals living in urban areas., something WFP has not done since the earthquake in 2010.
“They are really in a very bad situation,” he said.
But to accomplish any of this, the food program needs money, he stressed.
“We would like to prevent the situation from deteriorating further and create a hunger crisis in the country,” he said.
With the country experiencing a lull in the violence and protests of recent months, Barreto said 6To help with logistics and get around road blocks, It recently commissioned a 24-seat UN helicopter.
On Friday, Barreto, who is based in Panama, traveled by helicopter to Gonaives, a city outside of the capital. Schools, he said, are still closed except for one lone school near the rural town of Gros Morne, where WFP is providing food. The school’s administrator said while other schools have been closed, they have managed to stay open for their 360 (6×6) students since classes resumed in early September.
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