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.
Iran coronavirus horror: Bodies reportedly pile up, people collapse on streets, as 23 parliamentarians test positive [VIDEOS]
By Shubhangi Shah March 4, 2020 International Business Times
On Feb. 19, Iran reported the first case of novel coronavirus infection in the Islamic holy city of Qom. Since then, in just over two weeks, the number of cases has risen at an alarming rate. As on Tuesday (Mar. 3), the West Asian country has reported 2,336 Covid-19 cases and 77 fatalities.
Such a surge in a short span of time raises serious questions, both about the health infrastructure and the government handling of the crisis. The coronavirus fatality rate in Iran is the highest. Neighboring Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq have reported cases linked to travel to Iran.
People collapse on streets
Several videos purportedly show Iranians infected with the disease collapsing on the streets.
Bodies pile up in hospital
A video purportedly from the Iranian city Qom shows scores of dead bodies wrapped in plastic bags.
Mohammad Mirmohammadi (71), adviser to Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khomeini, died on Monday due to coronavirus, Fox News reported. Several reports have emerged that the adviser to Iran’s Judiciary Head, Ahmad Tuiserkani, has also succumbed to coronavirus, Russia’s Sputnik News reported.
Dr. Pirhossein Kolivand, head of Iran’s emergency medical services, has also tested positive. As many as 23 parliamentarians have also been infected. Earlier, Iranian Vice President for Women’s Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, who was the spokesperson for the Islamic student revolutionaries, who seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979, tested positive, on Thursday (Feb. 27). Deputy Health Minister, Iraj Harirchi confirmed on Feb. 25 that he had also been infected.
Eighty-one-year-old Hadi Khosroshahi, the Islamic republic’s first ambassador to the Vatican, died on February 27.
With the disease spreading at such a rapid pace, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered the country’s military to assist health officials in combating the outbreak.
“Whatever helps public health and prevents the spread of the disease is good and what helps to spread it is sin,” Khomeini said on Tuesday (Mar. 3).
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