Romans 10:14 “But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?”
Matthew 9:37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
Luke 10:2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.
… 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).
… 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)
Matthew 24:21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.
Ezekiel 33:6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.
The term “birth pangs,” in terms of Bible prophecy, refers to certain convulsive geopolitical, geophysical, astrophysical, and worldwide socioeconomic events and issues scheduled to occur in the time leading up to Jesus Christ’s Second Advent (Second Coming). These are likened to the contractions experienced by a woman about to give birth, with those episodes increasing with frequency and intensity. Jesus’ foretelling of these birth pangs uses the word “sorrows” in His Olivet Discourse on end-time things to come. The Beast, NEOM Babylon, False Prophet-Mystery Religion, The ‘MARK.’ Plus MORE.
A ‘Beginning of Sorrows’ and ‘Convergence’ of Signs; (5) Floods, Wildfire, Heat, Drought and Pestilence. In ‘Diverse Places.’ Cases of mosquito-borne West Nile virus are soaring in Italy. Some 55 (5) cases of WNV had been reported in Europe. Of those who contracted the virus and developed West Nile fever, five (5) people had died of the disease as of the end of July. The number of infections reported in Italy has soared with over 50 (5) new cases recorded in one week alone. Disease-carrying mosquitoes will reach 500 (5) million more people around the world than they do now, as temperatures rise. ‘What about demonic locusts biting or stinging men for five (5) months?
By Giulia Carbonaro • Updated: 05/08/2022 euronews
Mosquitoes are known to be the bane of the Italian summertime as the hottest and most humid months of the year lead to an abundance of the nuisance insects at all times of the day.
Italians are used to it and they’re rarely found unprepared as every summer finds them armed with anti-mosquito sprays, citronella-scented candles, and hands raised ready to strike mosquitoes mid-flight.
But Italians are less prepared to face the threat of mosquitoes potentially carrying the West Nile virus (WNV), a disease indigenous to Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia which has recently made a move to Europe and North America.
This summer in particular has seen a dramatic rise in cases, prompting concern among health authorities in Italy. Here’s what we know.
How common is West Nile virus in Europe?
Since 1999, the virus, which causes the so-called West Nile fever, has travelled far from areas where it has been traditionally prevalent.
It’s now found in every continent on the planet except Antarctica, and in the US is the leading cause of mosquito-borne diseases.
In Europe, it is still relatively rare; according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), some 55 cases of WNV had been reported in Europe this year as of July 27.
But the data reveals an alarming fact: of the 55 cases, 42 were reported in Italy alone. That’s more than three times the cases reported in Greece (12), the country with the next highest number of cases among the four in Europe that have reported the virus in their territory.
The other countries, Serbia and Slovakia, reported 16 cases and a single case respectively.
Of greater concern is that, of those who contracted the virus and developed West Nile fever, five people had died of the disease as of the end of July.
How big is this year’s outbreak?
In the last week, the number of infections reported in Italy has soared to 94 as of August 4, with 52 new cases recorded in one week alone.
The total death toll of the virus has also grown from five to seven in the last week, with five deaths in the Veneto region, one in Emilia-Romagna and one in Piemonte.
Cases in Italy have been largely concentrated in the north, with the city of Padova in Veneto being considered the hotspot of the virus in the country.
The geographic spread of the outbreak is perhaps surprising considering southern Italy is hotter and more humid than the north, offering what is considered to be a better habitat to the virus-carrying mosquitoes. But the lowlands of Veneto, with their natural habitat, are actually the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes; entomologists this year found that the number of mosquitoes in the area had increased by 27 per cent, as reported by Italian newspaper Corriere.
How to recognise West Nile virus?
Not all mosquitoes are known to carry the West Nile virus. Scientists have specifically identified the Culex species as the ones responsible for spreading the virus.
But what potentially sounds like very helpful information is less than useful considering that there’s no standout characteristic trait to distinguish the species, considered to be the “average Joe” of mosquitoes.
Culex mosquitoes are 4-10 mm, brownish in colour, and with no specific pattern on their body. They differ from other European mosquitoes because of their proboscis (their little biting “mouth”). Their legs also lack the same pale and dark ring patterns, and their abdomen remains rounded instead of flat.
It’s unlikely that you would have the chance to observe a mosquito for long enough to identify it, and if you do, it’s possible it has already sucked your blood.
If a mosquito has been infected with WNV, the virus will be transmitted through its bite.
Most people actually do not develop symptoms at all, while those who do display symptoms start showing them two to 14 days after being bitten.
Symptoms of WNV infection normally manifest themselves in the form of fever accompanied by flu-like symptoms such as headaches, body aches and diarrhoea.
In rare cases, the virus can cause an infection of the brain and its lining (encephalitis or meningitis) which can be fatal.
Why are cases increasing?
Cases of WNV are not new to Italy, but there have never been so many reported in one summer alone.
Though experts haven’t yet identified why cases are booming now, recent studies suggest a link between higher temperatures caused by global warming and the explosion of mosquito-led infections.
Experts had already warned a couple of years ago that climate change could lead to an increase in the number of disease-carrying mosquitoes.
A 2020 study by Imperial College London and Tel Aviv University found that by 2030 higher temperatures might establish the presence of dengue, yellow fever and zika-carrying mosquitoes in Europe.
The experts behind the study found that disease-carrying mosquitoes have already benefitted from recent climate change around the world, and as this accelerates it’s likely that more will be introduced to Europe.
A previous study in 2019 had predicted that disease-carrying mosquitoes will reach 500 million more people around the world than they do now, as temperatures rise. Higher temperatures also mean that the breeding season for mosquitoes will get increasingly longer, also expanding the period of disease transmission.
What are Italian authorities doing about it?
There’s not much Italian authorities can do besides telling people to keep away from mosquitoes, as there’s no available vaccination against WNV.
Italy is recommending people wear long trousers and long sleeves when going outdoors at dawn and during sunset (despite the current high temperatures), keep mosquito nets on their windows, and make sure there’s no water stagnating in flowers and plants pots, or dogs’ water bowls.
Other recommendations include cutting the grass to avoid mosquitoes proliferating and introducing fish in ponds and similar so that the insects can naturally be eliminated.
Should you be worried?
Less than 1 per cent of people infected with WNV (1 in 150) actually go on to develop the most severe symptoms, and only 1 in 1,000 people infected will die of the virus.
Those who develop only mild symptoms, 20 per cent of the people infected, get over the virus in a matter of a few days or a few weeks at worst, like you would a normal fever.
Elderly people are more vulnerable to the virus than young people, with most victims in Italy being in their late 70s and 80s.
But in Italy, things might get worse before the end of summer. Virologist Giorgio Palù, President of the Italian Medicine Agency (Aifa), expects cases to continue rising until September, as reported by Italian newspaper Il Gazzettino.
But how can they call on him (Jesus Christ) to save them unless they believe in him (Jesus Christ)? And how can they believe in him (Jesus Christ) if they have never heard about him (Jesus Christ)? And how can they hear about him (Jesus Christ) unless someone tells them?” —Romans 10:14
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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 12:19. Dearly 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.