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.
Kim Jong Un to execute health officials as coronavirus kills 23 in North Korea
7,000 are quarantined post coronavirus outbreak in North Korea
Kim Jong Un had warned health officials of ‘serious consequences’ if coronavirus enters NK
By Johnlee Varghese Updated March 5, 2020 International Business Times
Days after North Korean supreme leader, Kim Jong Un, warned the health officials in the country of dire consequences, there are fears that the North Korean dictator may soon start executing the health workers as there have been reports of several coronavirus related deaths in the hermit kingdom.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un during a ruling party meeting ordered the country’s anti-epidemic headquarters to strengthen screening and tests to seal off all “channels and space through which the infectious disease may find its way,” Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency, or KCNA had reported on February 29.
Kim ordered all fields and units of North Korea to “unconditionally” obey quarantine instructions issued by the anti-epidemic headquarters.
“In case the infectious disease spreading beyond control finds its way into our country, it will entail serious consequences,” KCNA quoted Kim as saying during the politburo meeting of the Workers’ Party.
There already have been reports that the first confirmed coronavirus patient has been executed, now there are fears that the officials from the country’s anti-epidemic headquarters besides the army officials controlling its border may face execution if coronavirus spreads in the country.
Coronavirus deaths in North Korea
It has now emerged that at least 23 people in North Korea have died after getting infected by the coronavirus COVID 19 strain.
A report published in Daily NK revealed that since January a total of 23 people have in North Korea, even as the government officials under Kim Jong Un’s rule continue to insist that there are no people infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
What is even more worrying is the fact that some 7,000 people are in “self-quarantine” and under close monitoring in North Korean provinces of North and South Pyongan and Kangwon, Chosun reported.
COVID 19 could enter NK through porous Chinese border
Despite all its claims, there is no way North Korea can stop the spread of the highly contagious COVID 19 as it is sandwiched between China and South Korea – the two countries that have seen the most number of cases in the world.
China has over 80,000 coronavirus cases that have killed 3,000 people until now, while South Korea has over 6,000 cases and 38 deaths.
Even though North Korea has sealed off its borders with South Korea and China, the country’s 880-mile border with China is porous and is used a smuggling route, and it from there the virus has spread.
The two provinces on the Chinese side, Liaoning and Jilin, already have seen hundreds of COVID 19 positive cases.
Sue Mi Terry, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies wrote in Foreign Affairs: “If the virus does reach North Korea, it is likely to spread rapidly. Some 43 percent of the population, or 11 million people, are already malnourished, making them highly vulnerable to infectious diseases.”
What is even worse is the fact that North Korea’s healthcare system, which is in shambles is totally unprepared for handling the spread of this contagious disease. “….Pyongyang is well aware of this. It has hermetically sealed its borders, suspended all tourism, quarantined all foreign nationals, shut down many public sites, and closed all schools for a month,” Terry observed.
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