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.
Coronavirus cases in Spain rocket 362 in a day as fears grow country is the new Italy
SPAIN’s confirmed cases of coronavirus have risen by 362 in just a day as officials fear an Italy-like outbreak in the country.
By BILL MCLOUGHLIN PUBLISHED: 12:35, Mon, Mar 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 19:49, Mon, Mar 9, 2020. Express.co.uk
The number of cases now stands at 1,036, while the Spanish government has announced the launch of an emergency plan to deal with the virus. Ministers will discuss urgent measures to stop the spread of the contagion after the country saw the death toll soar to 26, three times what it was before the weekend.
All those who have died in the country to date were aged over 60, with many living in nursing homes.
The government’s representative and health minister for the badly-affected Basque region, Sara Alba said the situation in the country called for “exceptional measures and robust action”.
Police have also been deployed to “guarantee the correct observance of home isolation”.
The country has also cancelled events in closed spaces and urged the public to remain at home if they believe they have picked up the virus.
On Monday evening, Madrid announced the closure of colleges, institutes and universities amid the spread of coronavirus in the region.
Under the exceptional measures, all the educational institutions will remain closed for at least the next 15 days from Wednesday.
On Saturday, police were deployed to lock down a neighbourhood in the city of Haro, following the outbreak of cases in the famous La Rioja region.
According to the health authorities 60 cases of the virus originated from a single funeral in the city of Vitoria-Gastiez.
Ms Alba said: “Following the principle of precaution that the department is obliged to abide by, we need to take exceptional measures designed to stop the transmission of the illness between citizens who are not following the advice of the health authorities.
“We are talking to the national health ministry about the situation in Haro and together we’ve agreed the measures we have taken up to now and are prepared for future scenarios.”
Fernando Simon, head of Spain’s centre for health emergencies also described the situation as “worrying”.
He added: “We’re talking about quarantining whole blocks in a small neighbourhood.
“The situation is ongoing and we don’t know where they are with the measures at the moment.”
A further two schools in the Basque region were also closed after cases were identified in each of them.
A pupil at the school of Princess Leonor and her sister Princess Sofia had also been diagnosed with coronavirus.
A spokesman for the Spanish royal household said: “Like most parents, King Felipe and Queen Sofia are trying to maintain normality for their children, who are going to school today.”
Such has been the hit on the country, the Madrid Stock Exchange fell by seven percent at the start of Monday.
The fall in stocks was not just limited to Spain, however, as the FTSE 100 in London saw more than £130billion wiped within minutes on Monday morning.
The 500 point drop to below 6,000 represents the biggest fall since the Brexit referendum was announced.
There have now been three confirmed deaths in the UK and Prime Minister Boris Johnson will chair a COBRA meeting today to decide on whether to bring forward emergency measures.
Last week the Government announced a four-point battle plan to deal with the spread of the contagion.
England’s chief medical officer, Chris Whitty confirmed the UK was currently in the “containment” phase. At the COBRA meeting, the Government will decide on whether to move to the “delay” phase of the operation.
The outbreak in Spain is focused on Madrid and the Basque country, an industrial hub.
In Madrid alone, the number of confirmed cases rose dramatically by about 200 in just 24 hours yesterday.
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said: “We want the [new] plan to be efficient and adjusted to the magnitude of the problem.
“The existing information suggests that in our country the crisis will have a negative impact, just as it will in the international arena.”
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