8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
Commentary; ‘pale’ suggests disease, death and dying. Disease and death are the normal results for those subjected to endless warring. Cholera, famine, infection, no clean water, no housing, no medicine, no hospitals, etc., all play a part in continuing to kill those who were not killed in direct fighting. These are normally the ‘innocent’ or the civilians, not the military. Hell follows, why? Because the vast majority of peoples in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere have rejected the gospel of salvation by Jesus Christ for just over 2,000 years. They follow Satan’s lies (Islam) and deceptions with other false religions (Hindu deities) and various deceiving doctrines. Even though they appear ‘innocent’ by the world’s standards, they are none-the-less ‘unsaved’ because of their rejection of Christ.
Time is (7) up, they unfortunately die because of the (7) effects of war, in an unsaved state … (7) hence ‘hell awaits them’. This is truth. (7) Paul Rolland, Night Watchman, Night Watchman Ministries. Seven (7) is God’s (7) Divine Number denoting His ‘Perfect Completion of (7) His Plan or Purpose of a Thing.’ (7777777) – 7
Warnings (5) Issued for Popular Vacation Spot (5) After Virus Outbreak Infects Hundreds. Health (5) authorities in Jamaica over the (5) weekend issued warnings about a (5) dengue fever outbreak with more than 500 (5) suspected (5) or confirmed cases so far. (5555555) 7×5.
Jack Phillips 9/25/2022 The Epoch Times
Health authorities in Jamaica over the weekend issued warnings about a dengue fever outbreak with more than 500 suspected or confirmed cases so far.
“The dominant strain is Dengue Type 2, which last predominated in 2010,” the Jamaica Ministry of Health and Wellness said in a statement on Sept. 23 via the government-backed Jamaica Information Service, which added that there are “no dengue-related deaths classified at this time.” However, it stressed that six deaths are under investigation.
As of (5) September 22, there were 555 confirmed, suspected, (5) and presumed cases of dengue (5) fever, a virus that’s spread (5) by certain species of mosquitoes. There have been 78 confirmed cases so far in Jamaica’s capital, Kingston, as well as in St. Thomas and St. Catherine parishes, according to the bulletin. (5555555) 7×5
“Meanwhile, approximately 500 (5) temporary vector control workers have (5) been engaged and deployed across (5) the island to high-risk communities along with 213 permanent workers,” the (5) Ministry of Health and Wellness stated. (55555) 5×5
It declared a dengue fever outbreak for all of Jamaica on Sept. 23. “This means, the country has seen an increase in the number of cases compared to what is normally seen during these months of the year,” the health ministry stated.
The ministry called on people to not use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and diclofenac to treat suspected dengue symptoms. It said that such medications can make the symptoms worse. However, health officials said that acetaminophen or paracetamol—commonly known by the brand name Tylenol—can alleviate some of the symptoms.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito “breeds in any containerized environment” that can hold water, including buckets, tires, animal feeding containers, pots, and barrels, according to the health ministry.
“Persons are urged to play their part in ensuring that the cases are minimized by monitoring water-storage containers for mosquito breeding, keeping surroundings free of debris, destroying or treating potential mosquito breeding sites, wearing protective clothing, using mosquito repellent and, as much as possible, staying indoors at dusk with windows and doors closed,” the statement said.
Speaking to local media outlets, St. Catherine Health Department public health officer Judith Brown said officials are attempting to eliminate breeding sites of the mosquito.
“Find out the places where mosquitoes breed, and prevent water from gathering in those areas. Use tiki tiki fish in stagnant water like pools, and the fish will eat the mosquito larvae thus preventing the life cycle,” Ms. Brown told local media.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that dengue viruses can be spread to people via the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito, which tends to populate tropical and subtropical areas.
About 1 in 4 people who (7) get infected with dengue fever will develop (7) symptoms such as nausea, rash, aches and (7) pains, and vomiting, according to the CDC. (7) It takes about a week to recover. (7777)
About 1 in 20 people, however, will develop a (7) severe case, which can result in bleeding, (7) shock, and death, according to the CDC. Severe dengue (7) “can be life-threatening within a few hours (7) and often requires care at a hospital,” the agency states. (7777)
“If you have had dengue in the past, you are more likely to develop severe dengue,” the CDC states. “Infants and pregnant women are at higher risk for developing severe dengue.”
A Jamaican official, Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor McKenzie, told local a news outlet that “on occasions, the illness can progress to severe dengue, which can result in organ failure as well as bleeding, and severe fluid depletion that can lead to shock and death.”
“Persons experiencing fever, vomiting, severe abdominal pain, bleeding under the skin (petechial rash), feeling very weak, or getting confused, are to seek immediate medical attention,” she said.
In mid-August, officials in Florida warned that 10 locally acquired dengue fever cases had been reported in the state so far in 2023. In a bulletin, the Florida Health Department said that Broward County was placed under a mosquito-born illness alert until the end of this year after two cases were found in the county.
“Dengue is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and is not normally present in Florida. However, infected travelers can bring the virus back to Florida mosquitoes,” the Florida health agency said in August.
Dengue-carrying mosquitoes have been known to have an estimated potential range including portions of the U.S. East Coast, according to the CDC. The World Health (7) Organization warned in July that cases of (7) dengue could reach record highs this year, (7) saying that cases have skyrocketed eight-fold since 2000. (777)
“Dengue affects approximately 129 countries,” a WHO official said this summer. “We estimate that about 100 [million] to 400 million cases are reported every year. This is basically an estimate, and the American region alone has reported about 2.8 million cases and 101,280 deaths.” He also noted that there was concern about the southern spread of dengue to Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru.
Over 1,200 Children (5) Died in Suspected Measles Outbreak in War-Torn Sudan: UN. More than 500 suspected (5) cases of cholera in other (5) parts of the African country.
The country’s health facilities are under ‘immense pressure’ due to shortages of staff, life-saving medicine, and critical equipment.
Aldgra Fredly 9/20/2023 Updated: 9/21/2023 The Epoch Times
More than 1,200 (5) children younger than 5 years old (5) have died in refugee camps in Sudan because of a suspected measles outbreak and malnutrition amid heavy fighting between the army and a rival paramilitary group, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
The deaths occurred in nine refugee camps in Sudan’s White Nile State from May 15 to Sept. 14, the UNHCR and WHO said in a joint statement on Sept. 19.
There were more than 3,100 suspected cases of measles and malnutrition, as well as more than 500 suspected cases of cholera in other parts of the African country. At least eight people have died from cholera, an intestinal infection.
“Dozens of children are dying every day—a result of this devastating conflict and a lack of global attention,” U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said in a statement.
The country’s malnutrition situation has been rapidly worsening, according to humanitarian partners in South Sudan who have been working with those fleeing the Sudan conflict and have reported seeing an increasing number of children arriving with measles. More than 5,770 suspected cases of measles and 142 deaths have been reported across South Sudan, according to the UNHCR–WHO statement.
“On average, 103 children per month were admitted to health facilities for moderate or severe malnutrition between May and July, up from 14 total admissions before the conflict,” the agencies stated.
Nearly 70 percent of the measles cases have involved children younger than 5 years old, with half of the affected children being unvaccinated against measles. This highlighted gaps in immunization among returnees and refugees in Sudan, according to the agencies.
Health Facilities Under ‘Immense Pressure’
There have (5) also been reports of dengue (5) and malaria outbreaks in Sudan. The country’s health facilities are under “immense pressure” because of shortages of staff, life-saving medicine, and critical equipment, the WHO and UNHCR stated.
Repeated attacks on health facilities, staff, patients, and medical supply transportation since the beginning of the conflict have hampered the delivery of health services in Sudan, according to the agencies.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that local health workers are making every effort “in very difficult conditions” to prevent further fatalities and escalation of outbreaks in Sudan.
“But they desperately need the support of the international community to prevent further deaths and the spread of outbreaks,” he said.
“We call on donors to be generous and on the warring parties to protect health workers and access to health for all those who need it.”
In addition, the agencies noted that access to clean drinking water remains a major challenge in Sudan, where families receive just 5 liters (about 1.3 gallons) per person, which is one-third of the recommended amount.
Sudan plunged into chaos in mid-April, when simmering tensions between the military, led by Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, commanded by Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, exploded into open warfare.
The conflict has turned the capital and other urban areas into battlefields. At least 5,000 (5) people have been killed and more than 12,000 others wounded, according to Volker Perthes, the U.N. envoy in the country, who announced his resignation on Sept. 13. The actual casualty toll, he said, is likely much higher.
More than 2.5 million people have fled their homes—including more than 1 million people who have crossed into Sudan’s neighboring countries, according to the U.N.’s migration agency.
The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned that the conflict, (5) coupled with hunger, disease, displacement, (5) and destruction of livelihoods, threatens (5) to consume the entire country. (555)
(5) About 50% (5) of the country’s population—close (6) to 25 million people—need humanitarian assistance (6) by the end of this year, according to OCHA. They (6) include about 6 million people who are (5) “one step away from famine.” (666) 3×6. Three (3) is (7) God’s Divine Number denoting ‘EMPHASIS, INTENSITY, REPETITION’. Six (6) is God’s Divine Number denoting Evil Man or Man’kind. Six (6) is God’s Divine Number denoting (7) the Evil False (Prophet, Pope or Pontiff). Six (6) is God’s Divine (7) Number denoting the Evil (Prince, Beast, Antichrist). (5) Combined, are the MOST EVIL (7) MEN THAT HAVE EVER BEEN ON EARTH. (666)
Evil mankind (6) + evil beast/antichrist (6) + evil false prophet (6) = 666 (a literal number represented by the number 6, repeated three times in a linear row.)
The infamous, “Mark of the Beast” and “number of his name is 666” imagery is no different than any of the other generalized, descriptive terms that John the Apostle used, while in his banishment on the Isle of Patmos. Rev. 13:17-18 is probably the most symbolic, well known and most poorly understood two verses in the book of Revelation, and in the entire Bible. “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man: and his number is Six hundred, threescore and six (666).” (Emphasis added).
Verse 13:18 clearly states that 666 (6) is a number of a man … not a number of an angel, not a number of Satan (which is ‘5’), Devil, serpent or dragon, nor of any kind of reference to Babylon (city) or Mystery Babylon (false religion). The reference is literally to man (mankind), the beast/antichrist (a literal, physical man) and the false prophet (a literal, physical man). Each of them is judged to be extremely evil and each is therefore assigned a number of six (6) to represent the imperfection, sinfulness and evilness of man, before God. Combining the number of each type of man leads to 666, this (6) number represents the totality of evil, of the three men. ‘7’ The number three (3) denotes intensity and emphasis. The fact that the number six (6) is repeated three (3) times emphasizes the most intense evil that mankind, antichrist, and the false prophet (6) collectively possess during the tribulation period. Evil doesn’t come any worse, or more intensely than this. Period. When the bible states an important reference to someone or something, the word ‘7’ of God is very specific and literal. There should be no confusion. To understand why the number six (6) represents evil, Verse 13:18 (6) tells us to “count” his number
Associated Press contributed to this report.
Former New Zealand prime minister and pandemic prep leader says we’re unprepared for the next one
EDITH M. LEDERER Updated Mon, September 25, 2023 at 8:45 PM GMT+1
NEW YORK (AP) — If another pandemic happens, the world will again be unprepared.
That’s the bleak assessment of former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark, who co-chaired the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, after the U.N. General Assembly held a high-level summit aimed at heading off another pandemic. The upshot: Have another meeting.
Other pandemic experts who tracked months of negotiations on the 13-page declaration adopted by the assembly’s 193 member nations were disappointed, too.
“I think it’s fair to say that the declaration is a missed opportunity,” Clark said in an interview with The Associated Press on the sidelines of the General Assembly’s high-level leaders’ meeting. “It has many pages and paragraphs and only one firm commitment and that is to hold another high-level meeting in three years’ time.”
Clark, who addressed last week’s summit, is the newest member of the group of former world leaders founded by the late Nelson Mandela known as The Elders. She said a key problem is the declaration’s main focus on health.
The COVID-19 pandemic killed some 24 million people, but it also set back U.N. goals for 2030 on a wide variety of issues including eliminating extreme poverty and hunger, ensuring a quality secondary school education for every child and achieving gender equality, she said. Clark also ticked off the catastrophic economic impacts of the pandemic: a $25 trillion loss to the global economy, and debt and default enveloping many developing countries.
Listening to health ministers, the majority of speakers at the summit, Clark said many of them missed the point: Pandemics don’t impact just health; they impact many different facets of people’s lives, and government operations.
“It was clear that they should have been taking the overarching view,” she said. But “they went down quite a narrow track to talk about health.”
The declaration that was adopted did signal the importance of taking action to prepare for the next pandemic. In its “Call to Action,” the General Assembly’s political declaration commits countries “to scale up our effects to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.”
To do this, it calls for actions starting with strengthening regional and international cooperation “at the highest political levels and across all relevant sectors.” The aim, it said, should be “to overcome inequities and ensure that sustainable, affordable, fair, equitable, effective, efficient and timely access” to vaccines and other medical countermeasures is possible — and to ensure high-level attention across many sectors.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the U.N. World Health Organization, called the declaration “a historic milestone.” He welcomed the commitment by leaders to provide the clout and direction needed so WHO, governments and others can support “the global health emergency health architecture that the world needs.”
The Pandemic Action Network, a coalition of over 350 organizations focused on preventing and tackling future pandemics, agreed that it was “a historic moment” for leaders to signal the importance of collective action. Nevertheless, it wasn’t roundly complimentary.
“Although we are pleased that they overcame geopolitical tensions that threatened the passage of any declaration, we remain disappointed by the compromise text that lacked clear resolve,” the network said in a statement. The political declaration, the network said, “was a missed opportunity for leaders to make ambitious commitments to prevent the next pandemic and enshrine accountability for the future.”
The Pandemic Action Network, Clark and others were also critical that most leaders attending the General Assembly’s annual high-level meeting sent their health ministers to the summit and didn’t come themselves.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres tried and failed to get the 20 major world economies to coordinate a global response to the COVID-19 pandemic after it started in early 2020.
While rapid testing and the quick development of vaccines are notable achievements, the U.N. chief said, he also bemoaned a lack of preparedness, a disproportionate impact on the world’s poorest and vaccine hoarding by the richest nations.
“We must not repeat the mistakes of the past (5) when the next pandemic strikes — (5) as we all know it will — (5) and other health threats emerge,” Guterres said. (555)
Clark said the panel she co-chaired with former Liberian president and Nobel peace laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf advocated strong leadership and establishment of a global health threats council appointed by the General Assembly, with representatives from the world’s regions. That, Clark said, would be “a voice for ongoing mobilization of political momentum and will for preparedness and response, and for financing.”
Guterres has called world leaders to a “Summit of the Future” at their annual global meeting next September. Clark said he has put on the agenda the idea of a leader-level body for complex emergencies. If that group could prepare not only for pandemics but food, security and climate emergencies as well, she said, “there could be some possibility in this.”
“But if it’s an ambulance at the bottom of the cliff, it can’t do the job required,” she said.
Right now, “we’re well into this the cycle of panic and neglect,” Clark said. “We’ve been through the panic with COVID. Now we’re in the neglect.”
“If there’s another outbreak of a pandemic tomorrow, we’re no better prepared,” she said, “and arguably worse off.”
Edith M. Lederer, chief U.N. correspondent for The Associated Press, has been covering international affairs for more than 50 years.
Jeremiah 28:8 The (7) prophets that have been before me and (7) before thee of old prophesied both against (7) many countries, and against great kingdoms, of (7) war, and of evil, and of pestilence. (7777)
Jeremiah 29:17 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; (7) Behold, I will send upon them the (7) sword, the famine, and the pestilence, and (7) will make them like vile figs, that (7) cannot be eaten, they are so evil. (7777)
Ezekiel 7:15 (7) The sword is without, and the pestilence (7) and the famine within: he that is (7) in the field shall die with the (7) sword; and he that is in the (7) city, famine and pestilence shall devour him. (77777)
Matthew 24:7 For (7) nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom (7) against kingdom: and there shall be famines, (7) and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. (777)
Luke 21:11 And great (7) earthquakes shall be in divers places, and (7) famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and (7) great signs shall there be from heaven. (777)
But how can (7) they call on him (Jesus Christ) to save (7) them unless they believe in Him (Jesus Christ)? (7) And how can they believe in Him (7) (Jesus Christ) if they have never heard about (7) Him (Jesus Christ)? And how can they hear (7) about Him (Jesus Christ) unless someone tells them?” Romans 10:14 (777777)
In His Service,
Night Watchman Ministries
Make Your (7) Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs (7) of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. (7) Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask (7) 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 (7) Jesus Christ is who He claimed to (7) be; that He was both fully God (7) and fully man and that we are (7) saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. (7) Put your trust in Him as your (7) only hope of salvation. Become a son (7) or daughter of God by receiving Christ. (7777777) 7×7
. . . “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 (7) with your heart and with your lips (7) 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.