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: 250 People Die of Coronavirus in 24 Hours
ALANA MASTRANGELO 13 Mar 2020 Breitbart
In the last 24 hours, 250 people have died in Italy due to the coronavirus, setting a record for the highest death toll the nation has seen in one day.
A total of 17,660 people have been confirmed to be infected with the Chinese coronavirus in Italy as of Friday, which brings the nation’s confirmed cases from 15,113 on Thursday to 17,660 on Friday.
Newly released data from Italy’s head of Civil Protection Angelo Borrelli reveals that the nation’s death toll has been brought from 1,016 on Thursday, to 1,266 on Friday — the highest daily death toll Italy has seen yet.
“The coronavirus is a beast that has invaded us and will keep us company for a short time,” said Massimo Galli, an infectious disease specialist at the Sacco hospital in Milan, according to La Repubblica.
“Everyone’s mobilization is essential for this period to be shortened,” he added.
When it comes to understanding the effects of the restrictive quarantine measures taken by the Italian government, Galli says, “I would say two weeks, optimistically.”
Meanwhile, the Spallanzani Institute of Rome says it is “taking steps to increase the number of beds, in particular intensive care beds, to accommodate as many patients as possible” with coronavirus, reports La Repubblica.
As Italy’s death toll surges amid the country’s national health service scrambling to come up with enough ventilators and ICU beds for patients, doctors working in Italy’s overcrowded hospitals say they have been forced to ration services for older, sicker patients in order to prioritize younger patients who are more likely to be saved from the Wuhan virus.
“If someone between 80 and 95 has serious breathing difficulties, you probably don’t proceed,” said Christian Salaroli, anesthetist at a hospital in Bergamo, just northeast of Milan in Italy’s Lombardy region — the epicenter of the nation’s coronavirus outbreak.
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