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.
Swiss hospitals face collapse in 10 days
Reuters Videos•March 17, 2020
Government officials in Switzerland have Tuesday (March 17) issued a stark warning on the severity of the coronavirus in the country, saying its healthcare system could collapse by the end of the month days if new cases continue to spread at their current rate.
Swiss authorities estimated that 2,650 people had tested positive for the coronavirus and 19 people had died, while also predicting cases will likely soar in the weeks ahead.
Exact figures were now unavailable as the rapid rise had outstripped the state’s ability to record new cases in real time.
Residents have been ordered this week to observe strict emergency social distancing measures, in an effort to protect hospitals.
Switzerland has a population of 8.6 million, but only has around 1,200 intensive care beds.
It’s now mobilized 8,000 military personnel to assist the country’s stretched medical personnel.
This week the World Health Organization called on all countries to ramp up testing to slow the pandemic’s advance, while urging companies to boost production of vital equipment to overcome shortages.
Swiss officials still defended its policy to focus testing on people most at risk, rather than every person with mild symptoms.
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