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.
Leaked video shows rooms full of dead bodies of Coronavirus victims at a hospital in Iran
The video is allegedly from a hospital in Iran
Numerous body bags containing the supposed remains of coronavirus victims can be seen in the video
So far, 1,501 cases of COVID-19 and 66 deaths have been reported in Iran
By Jeevan Biswas March 3, 2020 22:57 International Business Times
At a time when the deadly COVID-19 infection has seen a massive outbreak in Iran, with increasing number of confirmed cases and deaths being reported every day, panic has gripped the Middle Eastern nation. The coronavirus infection has spread even to officials working to contain it including Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi, who showed visible symptoms during televised appearances.
However, if a leaked video doing the rounds on social media is to be believed, then the situation in the country is much grave than what one may assume. A 1 minute 13 seconds clip posted by a Twitter user named ALI KHALAF (@alikhalafbs), shows a hospital full of dead bodies spread across several rooms, allegedly of those who died of COVID-19. IBTimes SG could not independently verify the authenticity of the video and awaiting fact checkers’ views.
The video shows the inside of a hospital where numerous body bags containing the supposed remains of coronavirus victims can be seen. As the maker of the video enters the ward and narrates the sight, embalmed bodies in white cloth can be found on stretchers. Medal workers can be seen working and moving around the large room.
A brief glimpse of the room on the right shows medical workers preparing new bodies for embalming. The narrator then traces the length of the ward as more bodies in black body bags with white tags line the floor along the wall.
More rooms full of bodies
Entering the room on the left, the video shows more body bags on the floor with some on stretchers. And as the narrator enters a third room, the sight greeting him is the same. Towards the end of the video, a few coffins can be seen as well. All in all, the clip shows nearly 50 bodies.
Twitter users respond
The video elicited mostly sympathetic responses from many Twitter users. One user wrote: “May God have mercy on them and forgive them and make their rest in Paradise.”
Another user replied: “Your mercy on the world my Lord ….”
However, some tweets directed their ire towards the Iranian government. One tweet read: “May God overthrow the luck of the government. They are tainted by death, and they are saved from them and saved”
Iran one of the worst-hit countries
On the whole, the situation worldwide is of great concern with over 91,000 confirmed cases and 3,118 deaths reported in 74 countries so far. Globally, China has reported the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, 80,151, and deaths due to the deadly infection, 2,945. South Korea is the second most affected nation with the second highest confirmed cases of 5,186 reported so far.
However, Iran is not only the worst-hit region in the Middle East but also the one with the highest mortality rate so far. Of the 1,501 cases reported, 66 have succumbed to the deadly virus.
(Disclaimer: IBT Singapore could not verify the authenticity of the video)
Categories: Perilous Times