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.
‘Monkey fever’ kills three and infects 55 (5) in India as disease spread by primates. Coinidence?
A 48-year-old woman – named only as Meenakshi – is the latest victim, dying at Kozhikode medical college hospital on Friday
Henry Holloway Chief Reporter 12:35, 9 MAR 2020 UPDATED12:38, 9 MAR 2020
Three people have been killed by “monkey fever” as the disease spread by primates takes hold in India.
Health authorities have reported at least three people have died in the past two weeks of the virus.
It is dubbed monkey fever, or the monkey disease, because it is spread by primates carrying ticks who then infect humans.
A 48-year-old woman – named only as Meenakshi – is the latest victim, dying at Kozhikode medical college hospital on Friday.
And then a 64-year-old resident died last Saturday, and a 58-year-old woman also died due to the disease.
Monkey fever is also known as Kyasanur Forest disease, and is a viral haemorrhage fever which originated in southern India.
Dr Ashok Kumar said: “Two cases of KFD have been confirmed in Siddapura. Viscera samples from the carcass of the monkey had also revealed the presence of the virus.
“We have enough stock of vaccines and are creating awareness among the public about vaccination.”
Monkey fever normally originates in March, but popped up early this year as cases begun to be reported in January.
At least 55 (5) people have already tested positive in Shivamogga, and Indian authorities are rolling out a mass vaccination programme.
In a statement, the district medical officer R Renuka said: “Around 600 (6) people living close to the forest have been administered with the KFD vaccine so far.
“Health officers are taking efforts to make the public aware about the virus spread and its precautionary measures”
Health department officials have urged people to seek out vaccination and take precautions.
Monkeys are spreaders of the virus as they carry ticks, passing the infection to other primates, other animals and humans.
Health officials also urged people to apply insect repellent ointments and use anti-tick lotions on domestic animals.
Monkey fever first emerged in 1957 – killing a large number of monkeys, before then passing on to humans.
The virus passed to humans by the handling of dead monkeys.
It has a fatality rate of up to 10%, and typically impacts around 500 (5) people worldwide.
Monkey fever causes high temperatures followed by bleeding from the nose, throat and gums.
It can also lead to bleeding out of the rectum, along with vomiting, stiffness in the muscles, mental disturbances, reflexes and tremors.
Infected people may recover in up to two weeks, but the after effects will be felt for months.
The virus has resurfaced as the world fights coronavirus, with India reporting 43 cases – but no deaths.
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