Pestilence Update

‘Choosing Who Lives and Who Dies’: Doctor in Spain Says People Dying as Hospitals ‘Overcrowded,’ Lacking Sufficient Ventilators

Foreshadow Now, ‘Season of the End Times’:

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.

‘Choosing Who Lives and Who Dies’: Doctor in Spain Says People Dying as Hospitals ‘Overcrowded,’ Lacking Sufficient Ventilators

By Heather Clark on March 24, 2020 Christian News Network

MADRID — A doctor in Spain says that hospital systems in Madrid are so inundated with coronavirus cases that staff are now making the horrid decision to reserve ventilators for those under 65 because of a lack of sufficient resources.

“The situation in Madrid … is absolutely dramatic,” the doctor said in a video recorded by a gentleman moved to tears over the matter. “There are way too many patients per doctors and nurses. There are no materials, no space, no ventilators.”

“[A] lot of patients have to be sedated and held by the hand since families can’t be by their side comforting them as they die,” she explained, referring to the fact that COVID-19 is a contagion.

The doctor said that ventilators are being released “for people under 65” and that it is hard facing the reality that everyone can’t be treated.

“We’re told to put on a brave face, fill up with courage, and go to work knowing that you are going to have to let many people die,” she stated. “Cry at home, cry at night, but go to work the next morning.”

She opined that the city should be closed immediately to slow the spread and that hospitals should be provided with additional medical equipment.

“Let everyone know … that choices are being made as to who won’t get intubated because there aren’t enough ventilators,” she urged. “Hospitals are overcrowded, choosing who lives and who dies.”

Images and video shared by ABC News show an inundation of patients at one Spaniard hospital, with some patients even lying on the floor as they wait for help.

According to the latest figures, 39K people in Spain have been confirmed to have the virus, with 2,800 dead.

Officials in the United States have been seeking to avoid such a situation through repeated instructions on social distancing and staying home, with some hospitals in more urban areas concerned about a disproportionate patient per ventilator ratio.

New York City, which is the hardest hit area of the United States by far, currently has nearly 15,000 confirmed cases, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed hospitals in the state to significantly increase bed capacity in the intensive care unit (ICU) if at all possible.

He has also requested ventilators from the federal government out of concern that cases will peak within the next two to three weeks. Cuomo estimates that the state needs 25,000 (5×5) more ventilators, which cost between $16K and $40K. also notes that “[v]entilators require trained respiratory therapists, a profession in such chronically short supply that even small hospitals routinely offer $5,000 (5) to $10,000 (5) signing bonuses.”

“Respiratory therapists are the unsung … professionals who could be the key to reducing the death toll of the coronavirus pandemic,” the outlet explains. “When desperately ill patients can’t breathe, it’s a respiratory therapist who slides a tube into the airway, then flips on and monitors the machine that keeps the oxygen flowing until the patients’ lungs can do it themselves.”

Stories are additionally being posted to social media of those who appear to have COVID-19, but were sent home unless they need to be put on a ventilator.

One of those stories is of Courtney Sims Lott, a 39-year-old Christian mother who runs an adoption ministry, who said she was not aware that she had been exposed to coronavirus and has “no idea” where she got it. Sims Lott has been confirmed to have the virus, but according to friend Natalie Schram, she was sent home this week after seeking help at the hospital.

“With the shape she was in, there was no doubt she’d receive help. Unfortunately that’s not the case,” Schram wrote on Monday. “Supplies are low, staff is limited, and medication is saved for individuals who are currently on a respirator. After a CT scan that showed severe damage to Courtney’s lungs and monitoring until her O2 stats were regulated, she was sent home.”

Sims Lott says that the only underlying health condition she has is asthma, and “This is not just another flu. … [T]his is completely different.”

Warning: Profanity

(Night Watchman Note: What will happen when millions of Christians suddenly ‘disappear’ in the ‘twinkling of an eye”??? Those who may be first-responders, doctors, nurses, support staff, policemen, firefighters, homeless volunteers, those in the red cross or other emergency aid and relief organizations, in the national guard or military, pharmacies, grocery stores, etc. You get the picture.)

Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:

The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)

A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.

. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).

. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).

B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.

. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).

C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.

. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).

. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).

. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).

. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).

. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).

. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).

. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).

. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).

. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).

. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).

True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:

 Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”

Romans 12:19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

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