Pestilence Update

Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Jordan record first coronavirus cases

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.

Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Jordan record first coronavirus cases

Date of publication: 2 March, 2020 The New Arab

Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Tunisia reported their first cases of novel coronavirus on Monday, the latest Arab countries to see an outbreak of the potentially deadly disease.


Jordan and Tunisia reported that those who had tested positive for the coronavirus had entered via Italy, the country in Europe with the highest number of cases of the disease.

Saudi Arabia announced that its case was a national who had arrived to the kingdom from Iran via Bahrain.

Jordan’s Health Minister Saad Jaber told a press conference that the citizen had entered the kingdom from Italy with his family two weeks ago and has tested positive for the disease. 

The Jordanian is being kept in an isolation ward while a second suspected case is also being investigated.

aber said that if the kingdom records 20 cases of coronavirus then all schools will close and public gatherings banned. 

Tunisia’s ministry of health reported its first case on Monday, saying the patient came from Italy.

Meanwhile, Lebanon has now diagnosed 13 people with the disease, while Algeria, Qatar and Egypt reported new cases over the weekend.

Iran has been the epicentre of coronavirus in the Middle East region, with most of the cases in neighbouring Arab countries originating from there.

The UK, France and Germany announced on Monday it was providing a 5 million euro package to help Iran combat the disease.

At least 66 people have died from the new coronavirus in Iran with more than 1,000 cases confirmed.

Arab countries have enacted strict travel restrictions on citizens visiting certain hotspots, including Iran and China.

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