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.
Washington state preparing for 64,000 cases as Massachusetts becomes latest to declare state of emergency
Danielle Zoellner The Independent•March 10, 2020
than 900 reported cases and a task force created by Donald
Trump to prepare the nation, coronavirus fears
have begun to grip the United States as schools cancel classes and officials
have urged elderly people to avoid large crowds.
Coronavirus concerns have also prompted several members of US Congress to self quarantine after coming into contact with people who were infected, and some politicians have begun to indicate they believe the Capitol building should be shut off to visitors until the growing outbreak has been contained.
So far, 30
people have been killed by the virus, including at least 24 in Washington, two
in California and another two in Florida. Eight people have so-far recovered
from the virus, which has sparked a rare national lock down in Italy. The
rapid increase of coronavirus cases in the US and across the world encouraged
one expert to compare the numbers to Italy, which has seen more than 9,100
cases. The expert anticipates America’s
epidemic could look like Italy’s in nine to 14 days.
The spread of the coronavirus got worse in Italy on Tuesday, with the state revealing the death toll has risen by 168 people in just 24 hours. It made for the largest single day jump and 631 people have died from the virus to date.
Governor Jay Inslee of Washington state warned there could be 64,000 cases of coronavirus in his state alone if the spread continues. The state has at least 167 confirmed cases, but the governor believes it is closer to 1,000 people infected by the virus. Health officials warn the official tally is significantly lower than the number of people likely infected across the country.
In response to the growing number of
coronavirus cases, both North Carolina and Massachusetts declared a state of
emergency on Tuesday.
The declaration allows the states to allocate funds towards the proper
governmental agencies to combat the spread for the virus. It also prevents
Trump attempted to calm Americans after he met with Republican lawmakers about a package to cushion any economic fallout from the pandemic. “It will go away, just stay calm,” Trump said. “Be calm. It’s really working out. And a lot of good things are going to happen.”
His administration has received backlash from public officials over the handling of the coronavirus, including the lack of testing kits originally available. Trump also met with insurance companies on Tuesday, and each said they would cover the cost of coronavirus tests for all of their private insurers.
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