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.
Italy to become 1st country to close all schools and universities – Local media
4 Mar, 2020 13:25 RT
The Italian government could soon close all schools, universities and other education institutions until the mid-March, according to local media, which would make it the first country to do so outside Asia.
The decision was reportedly taken after a meeting between Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and his cabinet at the Palazzo Chigi on Wednesday afternoon, though government officials have yet to confirm the announcement made by local Italian media.
The closure will reportedly take effect from Thursday and will last until mid-March at the earliest, depending on how the outbreak progresses over the coming days and weeks.
Meanwhile, the government also outlined a plan to increase the number of intensive care beds by 50 percent.
None of us can be sure about the future evolution of the disease. This is an important week to understand what will happen,” Angelo Borrelli, head of the Civil Protection Agency, told a news conference Tuesday.
Riccardo Molinari, a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies confirmed that additional emergency funding will be issued in the coming days.
“On the economic issue, there will be a third decree, we will discuss on that. We are obviously ready to collaborate on healthcare containment. The economic measures implemented so far are emergency, now another measure is needed,” Molinari said.
Italy is the worst-affected country outside of Asia, overtaking Iran with a Covid-19 death toll of at least 79 as of Tuesday, and with over 2,500 cases confirmed throughout the country.
A decision has yet to be made on the staging of public events, in particular sporting competitions. The suggestion that Serie A games and Champions League matches, as well as fixtures in the Six Nations rugby tournament be played behind closed doors is still being considered.
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