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2020..Everything Is About To Change…Unprecedented End Times Events

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Today’s Top Prophetic Headlines – 3/18/20

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Israel enacts additional restrictions; Egypt to halts all flights – TV7 Israel News 18.03.20

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Paris on lockdown amid coronavirus outbreak [STREAMED LIVE]

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National Guard Called Up & US Military Deployed For Virus—Signs of the Last Days

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WE PREACH THE BLESSED HOPE FOR THE FUTURE IN JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOUR

Rev. 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
Prov. 14:12  There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Is. 52:10 The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God
Jer. 25:31 A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the LORD hath a controversy with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; he will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith the LORD
 

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DAILY CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

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This World Or The Next One?

https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/this-world-or-the-next-one/
QUESTION:    I am having trouble with a particular teaching of Jesus when He says, “He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.” What does this mean?
ANSWER:    The verse you’re referring to is John 12:25. The portion that reads “He who loves his life will lose it” refers to the fact that those who have their hearts set on getting all this world has to offer will discover that the good things they receive here are all they’ll ever get. Eternal life will elude their grasp because they won’t have given any thought to it while they had the chance.
The part that says, “He who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life” refers to those who turn their attention away from the things of this world to focus on preparing for their eternal lives.
Jesus said our primary concern should not be the accumulation of earthly treasure, because it can be stolen or destroyed. Instead, we should focus on storing up treasure in heaven where it cannot be stolen or destroyed (Matt. 6:19-21). That doesn’t mean we’re supposed to live in poverty here, because those who seek first the Lord’s kingdom and His righteousness will have their needs met in this life as well (Matt. 6:31-33).
Paul put our temporal and eternal lives into their proper perspective when He said,
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal (2 Cor. 4:18).
The life we see around us consists of both good and bad, it’s only temporary, and will soon come to an end. But the life we can’t see begins at our death and will last for ever. It’s a life of unimaginable joy in the presence of the Lord that will never end. That’s the one we should be focused on.

Staying Positive In A Negative World

https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/staying-positive-in-a-negative-world/
QUESTION:    With all of the scandals coming from Washington, coupled with the turmoil in Syria and the rest of the Middle East, it seems like “life as we know it” is about to make a dramatic shift. As a Christian, husband and father, this kind of stuff scares me to death. I know that the “textbook” answers are “God will provide,” “trust God,” etc…, but I also see stories every day about tons of Christians martyred for their faith. I know that I’m not supposed to fear “those that can only destroy the body,” but I still do. That said, how would you advise me to stay calm and trust God with all of this going on? Don’t get me wrong. I WANT to, but I’m still human.
ANSWER:    In his letter to the Philippians, Paul was writing to people who weren’t just fearful of the possibility of persecution, they were actually experiencing it. Because the guilds and trade unions in Philippi were all dedicated to pagan gods, becoming a Christian meant losing one’ s job as well as friends and family. Also, non-Christians saw this new faith as a threat to the peace and prosperity of the city and tried to suppress it by any means possible. In advising the suffering Church of Philippi Paul wrote the following,
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Phil. 4:4-7).
(A friend once paraphrased this passage as follows; “Be fearful of nothing, pray about everything, be thankful for anything.”)
Paul then went on to teach them the power of positive thinking.
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things” (Phil. 4:8).
With all the bad news in the headlines today, it’s easy to become discouraged. To combat this we have to encourage ourselves by purposely feeding our minds information of a more uplifting nature. There’s nothing better for this than the promises of God as revealed through His word.

World Wide Famine Soon?

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QUESTION:    I have had some news items come to my attention from Christian sources that say world food shortages are beginning to happen and that we as Christians should be getting prepared. It has been my belief up to now that the severity in food shortage and other products would most likely happen after the Rapture. I can now see where things may get pretty tight as this is happening right now. My question is- Do you believe there are going to be very serious food shortages and other kinds of extreme hardships here in the U.S. before the Rapture happens? And if so, other than tightening our finances what else can we be doing?
ANSWER:    Jesus said that before the end comes there would be famines in various places (Matt. 24:7), but that this was just the beginning of birth pangs. We’re seeing this in some parts of the world already. After the rapture, things will get worse very quickly, with the spiraling food costs of the 4th seal judgment (Rev. 6:8) requiring everything an average person earns in a day just to purchase that day’s food.
Currently, there’s still plenty of food to buy, but prices are rising dramatically while the average individual’s purchasing power has declined. This puts a real strain on food budgets. The fragile state of our economy means it wouldn’t take much for things to get worse very quickly.
The Bible only promises the Church that we’ll be rescued from the time of God’s wrath (1 Thes. 1:10). Many people, even in the US, are already having a hard time getting by. How bad things will get before the rapture is anybody’s guess. But the promise of God is that if we seek His Kingdom and His righteousness He will see that our needs are met (Matt. 6:31-33).
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Rev. 6:5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
 

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2Chr. 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
2Chr. 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land

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Matt. 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
Matt. 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another

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WORLD – PROPHETIC NEWS ARTICLES PRESENTATION THURSDAY 19th MARCH 2020

 
MIDDLE EAST AND WORLD WAR LOOMING THE BUILD UP TO PSALM 83  – ISAIAH 17 AND GOG OF MAGOG WARS EZEKIEL 37-38:
THE WHOLE WORLD IS UNSTABLE FINANCIALLY, POLITICALLY, PHYSICALLY, MORALLY, GODLY: – AND BECOMING MORE SO DAILY. (WE ARE IN THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS (MATT 24:8)
THE BIBLE STATES THAT IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE BEFORE THE START OF THE TRIBULATION OF MANKIND – (REVELATION 6)
But before that we have to go through the Birth Pangs, leading up to the Tribulation of Mankind; and I feel that the beginning of Matthew 24 explains that time very well.
Matt. 24:6 And ye shall hear of WARS AND RUMOURS OF WARS: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Matt. 24:7 FOR NATION SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, AND KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

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Today’s Massive Earthquake In Utah Is Latest Event In A Series Of Events That Began On January 1st And Is Starting To Look Like Matthew 24 Birth Pangs

https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/matthew-24-beginning-of-sorrows-end-times-headlines-pretribulation-rapture-left-behind/ – by Geoffrey Grider March 18, 2020
The Pretribulation Rapture of the Church is the main and primary event that will kick everything off, but since Matthew 24 is geared to Jews in the Tribulation it is not mentioned. What is mentioned is a ‘beginning of sorrows’ that precedes everything thing, and rightly dividing can certainly place that in the tail end of the Church Age. Could it be that is happening right now? Here now is our timeline of events that have taken place since the beginning of 2020, placed in context with scripture, and we ask you to study it through and let us know your thoughts.
The 2020 Timeline Of End Times Events And The Matthew 24 'Beginning Of Sorrows'
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The fig tree in Matthew 24 is obviously the nation of Israel, and Jesus urges us to look for it to bloom in the end of time when the ‘beginning of sorrows’ takes place.
I was having lunch with my good friend, Christian brother and fellow bible ‘sword sharpener’ Andy yesterday, and like always, our lunchtime conversation was a bible study. In the course of what is probably our last lunch for the next few weeks due to the coronavirus, we got to talking about what a crazy, crazy year 2020 has been from the very first day. Regular listeners of our NTEB weekly radio bible study know that all through 2019, I called for 2020 to be a ‘year of incredible change’, and it is been that in spades.
“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” Matthew 24:6-8 (KJB)
But as we started to recollect the myriad wild events that began on January 1st, which we will lay out here for you in detail, Andy and I noticed how similar what is happening right now is to the ‘beginning of sorrows’ Jesus tells us to watch for in Matthew 24. Incredible, actually, as you will see below. As you read our list, please remember that the majority of Matthew 24 is addressed to the Jews living in the time of Jacob’s trouble that leads into the Great Tribulation. When we rightly divide the scriptures, as Paul tells us to do, we can see what applies to us in the Church Age and what does not.
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The Pretribulation Rapture of the Church is the main and primary event that will kick everything off, but since Matthew 24 is geared to Jews in the Tribulation it is not mentioned. What is mentioned is a ‘beginning of sorrows’ that precedes everything thing, and rightly dividing can certainly place that in the tail end of the Church Age.
COULD IT BE THAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW? READ ON AND SEE.
Here now is our timeline of events that have taken place since the beginning of 2020, placed in context with scripture, and we ask you to study it through and let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
The 2020 Timeline Of End Time Events And The Matthew 24Beginning Of Sorrows
  1. WARS AND RUMOURS OF WARS: On January 1st, we told you about the joint war games between Russia, China and Iran, something that had never happened before in world history. During those games, they declared that the dominance of America in the Middle East was coming to an end. The very next day, President Trump ordered the death by drone of Iranian general Qassem Solemani, which led to an intense face-off between the United States and Iran with all the world wondering if WWIII was beginning. Britain sent warships to the Gulf as tensions soared right up to the brink. Iran then intentionally shot down a Ukrainian jet liner with 176 souls on-board. All this was just the first 13 days of January.
  2. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars:…For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: “ Matthew 24:6,7 (KJB)
  3. SPIRITUAL DECEPTION: While WWIII was potentially waiting to break out, spiritual deception on a mass scale broke out as well. We told you all about the Kanye West Sunday Service end times false revival, and on January 13 it was announced that he would join the false teachers and heretics of the New Apostolic Reformation at the Sun Devil Stadium for a display of ‘signs, miracles and wonders‘. “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” Matthew 24:4,5 (KJB)
  4. FAMINE: ON January 16th, we brought you the story of how researchers are predicting that over 40% of the globe will experience civil unrest in 2020. Then the locusts started to swarm, and they haven’t stopped yet. The UN warnedof an unprecedented threat to food security in a part of the world where millions face hunger, and the FAO estimated that 70,000 hectares of crops in Kenya and around 30,000 hectares in Ethiopia had been infested. It added that locusts had attacked coffee and tea crops that account for approximately 30% of Ethiopia’s exports. As of this writing today, a ‘biblical-sized’ swarm of locusts are preparing to descend on the Middle East just in time for Passover. The Times of Israel reported that “A plague of locusts the likes of which have been unseen for over 30 years is about to hit Africa and the Middle East. Adding to the perfect biblical storm, the current coronavirus pandemic is affecting travel of international experts and in-country gatherings for training to combat the locust threat, said Rome-based Senior Locust Forecasting Officer Keith Cressman on Monday.” “…and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.” Matthew 24:7 (KJB)
  5. PESTILENCE: The entire world, right now, is on some degree of lockdown as the coronavirus pandemic is generating fear and panic that I have not witnessed in my 59 years upon this earth. Say what you will about how it started, where it started and why it started, the fact of the matter is that pestilence is the #1, all-consuming headline anywhere and everywhere you look. Nothing in the past 100 years has caused this level of consternation, so why now? Why is the coronavirus so different from all the others? “…and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.” Matthew 24:7 (KJB)
  6. EARTHQUAKES: This morning in Utah, a magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck the Wasatch Front at 7:09 a.m., shaking homes from Logan down to Utah County. It was the state’s largest earthquake since 1992. It has caused damage to the Salt Lake City International Airport, downtown buildings and even the Salt Lake Temple, where the Angel Moroni statute has lost its trumpet. So far, there have been no reports of serious injuries. Dozens of aftershocks followed, with the strongest being a magnitude 4.6. It’s likely there will be hundreds of aftershocks in the days to come, Keith Koper, director of the University of Utah Seismograph Stations told FOX 13, and they could last for weeks. This earthquake is only one of dozens and dozens of ‘significant earthquakes’ to be recorded by the USGS since 2020 began. “…and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” Matthew 24:7,8 (KJB)
  7. THE FIG TREE: The fig tree in Matthew 24 is obviously the nation of Israel, and Jesus urges us to look for it to bloom in the end of time when the ‘beginning of sorrows’ takes place. The ‘beginning of sorrows’ at the start of all these prophetical events needs to have the fig tree blooming, and it is. When we rightly divide, we see the following. Israel needs to become a nation again, the ‘beginning of sorrows’ starts, the Church is raptured out, the time of Jacob’s trouble begins when Antichrist shows up, 5 years of false peace and safety followed by 3.5 years of the Great Tribulation. At the end of all that, we return with Jesus on white horses, Revelation 19, to fight the battle of Armageddon after which King Jesus sets up His literal, visible, physical Kingdom of Heaven on the Throne of David in Jerusalem. And it all starts with the fig tree.
“Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that IT IS NEAReven at the doors.” Matthew 24:32,33 (KJB)
On the one hand, you could easily dismiss any or all of these things as nothing special because none of them are new either to America or the world at large. But what is new, however, and what shocked Andy and I yesterday as we reviewed all these things, is how they are all starting firing simultaneous, one after the other, since day one of 2020. At the very least, it is an odd coincidence, so much so that the Lord put it on my heart to bring these things to your attention for your prayerful review and consideration.
The End Times Prophecies Of Matthew 24 & 25
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The Pretribulation Rapture Is Scheduled For A Springtime Launch
But before we go, let me throw in an added ‘bonus feature’ to this list that while it does not appear in Matthew 24, it does take place in the springtime which is right around the corner. My very first article to start the NTEB 2020 season was one where I spoke about my fond hope that we would be raptured in 2020. Did you know that the Bible tells us that the Pre-tribulation Rapture of the Church takes place…in the Spring?!? I am not saying it will be this Spring, but it certainly looks like it will be in a Spring, either 2020 or another year.
Song of Solomon (chapter 2, verses 8-14), is an amazing picture, in type, of Jesus Christ coming to snatch His Bride up and away from off the Earth in the Rapture. For starters, you will note that the bride’s beloved is pictured as being above her, as if He was coming down to get her:
“The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills. My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice. My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.” Song of Solomon 2:8-10 (KJB)
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Secondly, He is looking at her “through the lattice” located “behind our wall”, which is exactly where Jesus is when He comes to get us. He is veiled to the rest of the world, mocking referred to as “the secret Rapture”, but He is clearly visible to us.
“For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.” Song of Solomon 2:11-13 (KJV)
Solomon clearly puts the timing of when the Beloved comes for the Bride as being at a time of year, right after winter, when everything is blooming and the birds are singing. Birds sing in springtime, I noticed their song this morning for the first time all year. Also, please note that it is not just any Spring to which he refers, but to one that also has the “fig tree” in leaf. That would mean that Israel would be back in the land, which they are.
THE CONCLUSION OF THE MATTER
We are living in exciting times if you’re a bible believer, watching a world where the fig tree has already bloomed and the where the beginning of sorrows could right now be taking place. Matthew 24 is primarily of tale of the Jews in the Tribulation, but there certainly seems to be a snippet or three that might apply to us in the Church Age, rightly divided of course. If you haven’t looked at Matthew 24 and the beginning of sorrows, now while you’re home on lock-down due to the coronavirus pestilence might be an excellent time to get acquainted or reacquainted with the prophecy of truth that must shortly come to pass. Flight #777 on Titus213 Airlines ready for takeoff!
NOW THE END BEGINS IS YOUR FRONT LINE DEFENCE AGAINST THE RISING TIDE OF DARKNESS IN THE LAST DAYS BEFORE THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH

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THINGS TO COME?

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – By Vigilant Citizen 
CONTAGION AS A BLUEPRINT?
As coronavirus spreads fear and panic across the world, streaming services have been observing a spike of interest in the 2011 movie Contagion. Starring Matt Demon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Lawrence Fishburne, the movie follows the outbreak of a deadly virus called MEV-1 and its disastrous impacts on society. Needless to say, in today’s context, Contagion is not a comforting watch. In fact, if the whole Coronavirus situation is already making you anxious, you should probably avoid Contagion. Because it will only make things worse.
In fact, the slogan of the movie is “Nothing spreads like fear” – and that is basically the goal of the movie. To scare and to educate. Over eight years ago, I wrote the article “Contagion”: How Disaster Movies “Educate” the Masses where I highlighted the main messages of this movie and the blueprint it lays it out for future epidemics.
Back in 2012, I found it important to analyze this movie because it is not simply a “scary thriller”. In fact, there is nothing entertaining about that movie. It is an educational video. It is an “ultra-realistic” depiction of a massive pandemic outbreak that takes place in real locations and that involves real organizations. Indeed, while the movie was directed by Steven Soderbergh, its narrative was shaped with input from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and various specialists.
To put things in context, the movie came out a couple of years after the H1N1 crisis in 2008. After months of panic and a mass vaccination campaign, some studies showed that the WHO and the CDC grossly overestimated the number of actual H1N1 cases and pushed a vaccine that many deemed unnecessary. A movie like Contagion was a good remedy for this tarnished credibility.
In 2020, the world faces another major epidemic scare and Contagionbecomes relevant again. Not only that, but mass media has also been casting a solid spotlight on it.
So, is Contagion accurate? Yes, more than ever. Let’s look at the main themes of the movie and how they are becoming a reality in 2020.
Contagion
The movie begins by showing the various ways a virus can spread across the world in a matter of days.
A guy who is feeling sick in Tokyo takes public transportation. And he’s touching things. And the population of Tokyo is 36.6 million.
Soon after, the virus reaches the United States and all hell breaks loose.
In Contagion, the public is depicted as rather idiotic and prone to panic.
In 2020, the coronavirus outbreak causing massive lines in stores as people stockpile various items.
In Contagion, as MEV-1 spreads in the United States, the American government flees to an undisclosed location and “looks for a way of working online”. In real life, the coronavirus scare has already reached the White House as several representatives (including Trump) were reportedly in contact with disease carriers. There are also plans for “working online”.
So, in Contagion, the American government basically goes into hiding and specific organizations take over (which happen to be the organizations that helped to create the movie): The CDC (Center for Disease Control), the WHO (the UN’s World Health Organization), FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), the American Red Cross and the U.S. Army.
Soon after, the State of Minnesota is placed in quarantine.
While, in 2011, the concept of putting entire states in quarantine was a fictional (yet plausible) scenario, it became a reality in 2020. As you might know, the entire country of Italy is currently in lockdown.
It is also beginning to happen in the United States as the National Guard was sent to New Rochelle to help contain a cluster of infections.
In Contagion, things go way further than “containment”. The government declares Martial Law and people are directed to FEMA camps.
After months of horror, panic, and death, a solution finally arrives: A vaccine.
In Contagion, the vaccine is not only encouraged – it is mandatory.
People who get vaccinated receive a bracelet with a barcode.
Those who wear the bracelet are allowed to go to public places such as shopping malls. Those who do not get vaccinated cannot go anywhere and they ultimately die.
And some people refuse to get vaccinated.
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CORONAVIRUS: NUMBERS FROM ISRAEL – 431 DIAGNOSED, 6 SERIOUSLY ILL, 96.3% MILD SYMPTOMS

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REPORT: ALL SEVERELY ILL CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS ELDERLY, WITH EXISTING CONDITIONS
The Times of Israel is liveblogging Wednesday’s events as they unfold.
Report: All severely ill coronavirus patients elderly, with existing conditions
The six seriously ill coronavirus patients in Israel are all elderly and had existing medical conditions prior to contracting the disease, Channel 12 news reports.
In total, 431 people have been diagnosed with the disease in Israel, the overwhelming majority of them — 415, or 96.3% — have either light symptoms or have already recuperated from the illness, according to the Health Ministry.
In addition to the six patients in serious condition, another 12 are moderately ill, the ministry says.

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SHOW ME YOUR PAPERS’: FRANCE NOW REQUIRES DOCUMENTATION TO LEAVE HOUSE

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Spencer Neale
‘WE ARE AT WAR’ WITH CORONAVIRUS: FRANCE REQUIRES DOCUMENTATION TO LEAVE HOUSE
 After announcing a 15-day lockdown for the entire country to contend with the coronavirus outbreak, the French government enacted a policy that mandates French citizens stay inside their homes unless they have official documentation stating a reason to be outside.
French President Emmanuel said on Tuesday the paperwork was necessary after French citizens refused to stay inside. “We are at war,” said Macron repeatedly during a speech on Tuesday.
All French citizens, from Paris to Marseille, are required to download and fill out a form with their name, birthday, and reason for going outside. If persons are caught outside without the form, police throughout the country have been authorized to levy fines as punishment. The system is similar to the one instituted in Italy.
“People are out and about because they have to be, but they have to prove it to the police,” said Jim Bittermann, CNN’s senior international correspondent. “There are 130 checkpoints in Paris alone.”
On Monday, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said more than 100,000 officers would be disbursed throughout the country in an effort to enforce the new restrictions. Castaner told people to “stay at home” and added that the fines for abusing the restriction would range between $90 to $150 (up to 135 euros).
“Yellow Vest” protests, which emerged because of a fuel tax rise in 2018 and have raged since, continued this weekend as thousands turned out in Paris only a day after Castaner banned public gatherings of more than 100 people. 
In the United States, President Trump recommended people not gather in groups of more than 10 and suggested the virus could linger until late summer. The novel coronavirus has killed more than 7,000 people worldwide and has infected more than 180,000.

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BY THE NUMBERS…

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Joe Hoft
EVIDENCE SHOWS DIRECTOR GENERAL OF WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION SEVERELY OVERSTATED THE FATALITY RATE OF THE CORONAVIRUS
The controversial Ethiopian politician and Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, claimed in a press conference in early March that the fatality rate for the coronavirus was many multiples that of the fatality rate of the common flu.
 This egregiously false premise has led to the greatest panic in world history.
The Director General of the WHO spoke on March 3, 2020 and shared this related to the coronavirus:
While many people globally have built up immunity to seasonal flu strains, COVID-19 is a new virus to which no one has immunity. That means more people are susceptible to infection, and some will suffer severe disease.
Globally, about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died. By comparison, seasonal flu generally kills far fewer than 1% of those infected.
This statement led to the greatest panic in world history as the media all over the world shared and repeated that the coronavirus was many, many times more deadly than the common flu.
The problem is his statement is false.  
The Gateway Pundit reported yesterday, that the coronavirus fatality rate reported by the media was completely inaccurate and the actual rate is less than the current seasonal flu – the media was lying again. The false reporting of the coronavirus fatality rate of 3.4% in the media started with the statements made by the WHO in early March.
Here’s a summary of the analysis from yesterday proving the Director General’s statement was very misleading and materially false:
1. The fatality rate of the coronavirus was based on current data available of known positive cases and known deaths.
Oftentimes estimates have to be made because data is just not yet available. The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, used the fatality rate of coronavirus with known numbers and used this as his prediction of eventual mortality rate.  This was a faulty assumption.  Estimates usually involve obtaining information that is available and making estimates on what is not. We cannot tell the future but we can make educated guesses based on information available. This is what has been done with the coronavirus because this type of virus has apparently never been seen before.
2. Sometimes estimates are reasonable and sometimes they are wrong, and even way off.
The point is that whenever estimates are made of large unknown values they are always wrong because no one can tell the future. Sometimes estimates end up close and sometimes they are not and sometimes they are way off.
3. The current “estimate” for the coronavirus fatality rate according to the WHO is about 3.4%.
The estimate used most often is from the WHO based on the Director General’s comments.  The WHO estimates the mortality rate of the coronavirus to be around 3.4%:
The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated the mortality rate from Covid-19 is about 3.4%. That is higher than seasonal flu and is cause for concern – but even if it is correct, more than 96% of people who become infected with the coronavirus will recover.
4. The same rate for this year’s seasonal flu is 10% if you use known cases and known deaths (but the media tells you it’s .1%).
As The Gateway Pundit reported earlier, according to CDC numbers, in the US in the 2019-2020 flu season, there were 222,552 confirmed cases of the flu from testing and an estimated 36 million flu cases in the United States. There were 22,000 estimated deaths from the flu (via the CDC).
Note that the number of deaths and confirmed cases (through testing) of the flu in the US are based on actual data. The number of individuals who contracted the flu is an estimate. There is no way to know who had the flu in the US because many cases are not severe and people do not have a test done to confirm they had the flu. They believe their symptoms are minor and go on with their normal lives thinking they had a cold or something similar. Because of this, the CDC estimates and they estimated 36 million people had the flu in this past flu season.
The rate of the number of individuals who died from the flu to the number of individuals who were estimated to have had the flu is .1% (22,552 / 36 million). This is an estimate and the amount used above by the Director General of the WHO.
However, the rate of individuals who died from the flu to the number of individuals who were confirmed to have had the flu is around 10% (22,000/ 222,552). This is based on actual data similar to the rate for the coronavirus above.
5. Actual results for the coronavirus are lower than the flu.
Based on the above numbers, the actual fatality rate for those who were confirmed to have had the coronavirus is 3.4%.
The actual mortality rates for those who were confirmed to have had the flu are around 10%.
The actual data shows that the mortality rate for those who had the flu (10%) is almost twice as high than for those with the coronavirus (3.8%).
6. Current estimates between the flu and the coronavirus are not comparing ‘apples to apples’.
The fatality rate that is commonly referred to in the media for the coronavirus is 3.4% from the WHO. This number is based on confirmed cases of people with the coronavirus.
The flu fatality rate provided by the CDC of .1% includes an estimate of individuals who had the flu (36,000,000).  This rate includes an estimate of all people with the flu, most who were not tested for the flu.
The fatality rate for the coronavirus does not include those who had the coronavirus but were not confirmed. This is why the flu fatality rate is .1% and the coronavirus fatality rate is 3.4%!
The two rates are like comparing apples to oranges. By doing so the coronavirus fatality rate is way overstated when compared to the flu and the WHO and the media has created a worldwide crisis and panic by reporting these rates simultaneously!
The coronavirus is not more fatal than the flu based on current data available. It is much less fatal than the flu based on current data.
7. Those most at risk from the coronavirus are the elderly and sick (similar to the flu).
Similar to the flu, those most at risk of dying from the coronavirus are the elderly and the sick. The average age for those who died from the coronavirus in Italy is 81 years old. This is consistent around the world. There have been no known fatalities for any children 10 and under.
The sick are also at a higher risk similar to the flu. Current data shows that if you have no pre-existing conditions, your fatality rate if you contract the coronavirus is .9% (and what proportion of these cases are the elderly).

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WHAT IS OUR COUNTRY GOING TO LOOK LIKE IF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS START DYING FROM THE CORONAVIRUS?

March 17, 2020March 17, 2020 by Michael Snyderhttp://endoftheamericandream.com/

Experts are warning that hundreds of millions of people around the globe could eventually catch COVID-19, and if that actually happens, millions of people are going to die.  Globally, less than 10,000 people have died during this pandemic so far, and the level of fear we are witnessing is off the charts.  The entire western world is shutting down and people are freaking out like we have never been before.  So what is going to happen if the global death toll soon gets 100 times higher?  According to the CDC, in a “worst-case scenario” more than 200 million people could become infected in the United States alone… (READ MORE…)
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THE CORONAVIRUS COLLAPSE IS HERE: GET READY FOR THE U.S. UNEMPLOYMENT RATE TO HIT 20 PERCENT (OR HIGHER)

March 17, 2020March 17, 2020 by Michael Snyderhttp://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/
As communities all over America shut down in order to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, job losses are already starting to rise to extremely alarming levels.  As you will see below, almost one out of every five households in the U.S. has already experienced “a layoff or a reduction in work hours” because of this pandemic.  Unfortunately, many experts are now anticipating that we could see one of the most dramatic spikes in the unemployment rate in American history in the months ahead.  In fact, it is being reported that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin just told members of Congress that this crisis could actually push our unemployment rate up to 20 percent… (READ MORE…)
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PANDEMIC DESTRUCTION

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ –  Leigh Bravo 
PANDEMIC DESTRUCTION
The United States has been through many viruses that seemed deadly and uncontrollable, yet we survived them all without Martial Law being announced. The Swine Flu, in 2009 and 2010, was responsible for infecting 60 million people, hospitalizing approximately 300,000 people. President Obama was not concerned until the death toll hit 1,000. Of that number, 100 were children. The media was basically quiet and did nothing but sing Obama’s praises over his last minute jump into the fray. However, we had no forced closures, mandated isolation or economic disaster.
The CDC estimates that from October 1, 2019 to March 7, 2020, there have been 36,000,000 to 51,000,000 (million) flu illnesses, 17,000,000 to 24,000,000 (million) medical visits, 370,00-670,000 flu hospitalizations and 22,000-55,000 flu deaths. However, even with these unbelievable numbers, no media panic ensued.
As of today, the CDC has reported on the total cases of COVID-19 at 3,487. Total deaths from the virus are currently at 68. Of the cases in the US, 46 were from the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship. The result? A loss in over 3 trillion dollars on the Stockmarket, negatively effecting everyday Americans IRAs and 401ks. The loss of paychecks and freedom of movement. The closure of all schools public and private and the shut down of all colleges and universities, the destruction of an untold number of small businesses, the shattering of the hospitality business and the airlines, empty grocery store shelves and the worst? No toilet paper to be found.
Let’s look at Hong Kong. The protestors took to the streets in June of 2019 against plans to allow extradition to China. On October 1, China was celebrating 70 years of the Communist Party rule and as a result, Hong Kong experienced one of its most violent days of protests. An 18 year old was shot and the Chinese government banned protesters from wearing face masks. Protests supporting the Hong Kong movement, waving the American flag, spread rapidly across the globe. Chinese president, Xi Jinping announced that any attempt to divide China would end in “bodies smashed and bones ground to powder.”  In December, the world discovered that China was dealing with an epidemic; the Coronavirus. The media interest in Hong Kong protestors disappeared almost overnight as quarantines were enforced. China claimed the virus came from an open market, yet many believe the deadly virus may have originated in a laboratory in Wuhan  linked to a biological weapons program.
It seems the only people losing in this horrific virus infested, political and economic mess, are the American people. We sit at home, in isolation, fearful for our lives, unable to work, unable to pay the bills and hope that when this fiasco is over that we have jobs to return to and any money left in the bank for retirement.
Who are the winners in this pandemic? 

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EU TO CLOSE EXTERNAL BORDERS

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EU LEADERS AGREE TO CLOSE EXTERNAL BORDERS
President of the European Council Charles Michel has announced EU’s external borders will be closed for 30 days to combat the spread of the coronavirus. It’s up to member states to implement the ban.
“The EU and its member states will do whatever it takes to address the current challenges,” Michel announced. 
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen made the recommendation for the ban on Monday.“The less travel, the more we can contain the virus,” she said. She noted that the idea got overwhelming support and the countries would work on how to implement the ban individually.
Travel within the European Union’s 27 states will still be allowed, according to the new restriction. Repatriation will be arranged for citizens of member countries, said Michel. Long-term residents, family members of EU nationals and diplomats, as well as essential staff — such as medical experts or healthcare workers — will be exempt from the ban.
It was also announced fast-track lanes will be set up for freight trucks carrying goods like food or medical supplies, so they can avoid massive wait times that have become common on the borders of countries like Poland where coronavirus precautions have created bottleneck situations.  Local media reported the lines were reaching 50 km (31 miles) and some were waiting for hours for approval to cross. Tadeuz Kucharski, the head of truck drivers’ union described it as “one massive mess.” 

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IRANIAN OFFICIAL: DELIBERATELY SPREAD CORONAVIRUS TO HASTEN MAHDI’S EMERGENCE

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
IRANIAN OFFICIAL CALLS TO DELIBERATELY SPREAD CORONAVIRUS WORLDWIDE TO BRING MAHDI
Ali Reza Banahyan (also spelled Alireza Panahian), a Hojatoleslam (Shia cleric) and head of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s ‘think tank for universities’, was recently quoted in Shafaq News as saying that the coronavirus pandemic is a prelude to the emergence of the expected Mahdi (Muslim Messiah). 
Banahyan  called on the Iranian people to actively spread the virus, “because it will accelerate the emergence of al- Mahdi.”
He added, “According to Shiite accounts, before the emergence of Imam Mahdi, the world suffers from widespread fears and many economic problems and deaths, and people will need a religious government led by Imam Mahdi.”
The speech was given as preparation for the month-long fast of Ramadan which will begin April 23. 
Dr. Mordechai Kedar, a senior lecturer in the Department of Arabic at Bar-Ilan University, noted that this threat was consistent with the theology of one branch of Shia Islam.
This set believes that the Mahdi will come in one of two manners: the first is that all the world ‘repents’ and accepts Islam at which point the Mahdi will come. The second manner is if the whole world falls into total chaos. In that case, the Mahdi will have no choice but to come and save the world.”
“Since the first situation seems unlikely at this point as the world is full of infidels who are not willing to convert to Islam, the only option that exists is the second. They want to save the world by actively bringing it to total chaos and collapse which will force Allah to send the Mahdi to come and save the world.”
As extreme as this theology sounds, Dr. Kedar noted that it has played a prominent role in Iranian politics. He noted that despite serving as head of a minority faction in the government, Ayatollah Muḥammad–Taqi Misbah Yazdi, a leader in the Hujatiyya school of thought, was a member of the Assembly of Experts, the body responsible for choosing the Supreme Leader of Iran. According to some sources, Misbah-Yazdi is rumored to have ambitions to succeed Khamenei as Supreme Leader.

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DENGUE FEVER CASES SPREADING IN LATIN AMERICA

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DENGUE FEVER CASES ARE SOARING IN LATIN AMERICA
Dengue fever cases are soaring in Latin America, all the way from Mexico to Chile.
The mosquito-borne illness has become one of the most common reasons for hospitalisation.
More than three million cases – a figure six times higher than the previous year – were reported in Latin America last year and the upward trend is continuing.
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection.
The virus responsible for causing dengue, is called dengue virus (DENV). There are four DENV serotypes, meaning that it is possible to be infected four times.
While many DENV infections produce only mild illness, DENV can cause an acute flu-like illness. Occasionally this develops into a potentially lethal complication, called severe dengue.
Severe dengue is a leading cause of serious illness and death in some Asian and Latin American countries. It requires management by medical professionals.
There is no specific treatment for dengue/severe dengue. Early detection of disease progression associated with severe dengue, and access to proper medical care lowers fatality rates of severe dengue to below 1%.
Dengue is found in tropical and sub-tropical climates worldwide, mostly in urban and semi-urban areas.
The global incidence of dengue has grown dramatically in recent decades. About half of the world’s population is now at risk. There are an estimated 100-400 million infections each year.

Meanwhile, disease X is spreading in EthiopiaAvian flu in China, and Dengue Fever in South-East Asia.

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UPDATES: 5.7 QUAKE HITS NEAR SALT LAKE CITY – MULTIPLE AFTERSHOCKS SO FAR

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Doyle Rice, USA TODAY
5.7 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE HITS UTAH; POWER OUTAGES REPORTED IN SALT LAKE CITY
A 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit Utah on Wednesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said, knocking out power and rattling residents already shaken up by the coronavirus pandemic.
About 55,000 people lost electricity in the Salt Lake City Area, utility Rocky Mountain Power said.
Some people ran from their homes and into the streets as dishes fell from shelves and pictures from walls. Operations at Salt Lake City International Airport stopped, and the control tower and concourses were evacuated, the airport tweeted. The airport was expected to reopen later Wednesday.
The quake also shut down the light rail service for Salt Lake City and its suburbs.
People in Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada reported feeling the quake.
In downtown Salt Lake City, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ iconic Salt Lake Temple sustained minor damage. Gov. Gary Herbert warned people to stay away from downtown Salt Lake City while crews checked for further damage.
There were no immediate reports of injuries, said Utah Emergency Management spokesman Joe Dougherty.
The quake’s epicenter was located northeast of Magna, Utah, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The earthquake hit a little after 7 a.m. local time. An estimated 2.76 million people likely felt the quake, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. Most residents felt their homes shaking for 10 to 15 seconds.

5.7-MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE STRIKES NEAR SALT LAKE CITY, STATE’S LARGEST QUAKE SINCE 1992
By Emily Shapiro
The quake was reported shortly after 7 a.m. local time.
A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck just outside Salt Lake City, Utah, early Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
This was the state’s largest earthquake since 1992, according to Utah Emergency Management.
ESPN reporter Holly Rowe tweeted that she was “just shaken out of sound sleep by 5.7 earthquake in Salt Lake City.”
“We are all safe,” Rowe tweeted. “Please Pray for no further aftershocks. Please pray for all of us.”
Power has been knocked out in some areas, said Utah Emergency Management.
“It is very likely that you will feel aftershocks today,” emergency management officials said.
This story is developing. Please check back for updates.
Earthquake, a 5.7, hits Utah’s Wasatch Front, largest since 1992
The epicenter of the earthquake was northeast of Magna, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Six aftershocks hit shortly after that, all between M. 3.4 and M 3.7
BREAKING: 5.7 QUAKE NEAR SALT LAKE CITY

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SECOND WAVE OF LOCUSTS COULD HIT ONE-THIRD OF WORLD’S NATIONS

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SECOND WAVE OF LOCUSTS COMING
Swarm can eat as much in a day as 35,000 people can eat
When billions of locusts stripped hundreds of square miles of African croplands a few weeks ago, there were warnings it might get worse.
Now, a second wave is about to descend that has the potential to damage the food and economic security of a tenth of the world’s population.
The worldwide Christian charity Barnabas Fund noted the desert locust is considered the most dangerous migratory pest on earth.
“A swarm of only one square kilometer will eat as much as 35,000 people can eat in one day. In times of plague, desert locusts can spread across around 29 million square kilometer – extending to around 60 countries – or more than 20% of the total land surface of the planet,” Barnabas Fund said.
“Many thousands of people were already in the grip of food shortages, due to either drought or flooding in the last twelve months, before the crop destruction caused by a first wave of vast swarms of desert locusts in East Africa and Pakistan earlier this year,” the report said.
And this time around, it could be 400 times worse. The United Nations estimates 20 million are facing the threat of severe “food insecurity.”
The breeding activity for desert locusts in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia is threatening “millions.”
“Crops are due to be harvested in the next few weeks, but already in Uganda, “the government has warned the country to prepare for impending double disaster as unusually heavy seasonal rains are expected.” A Christian leader explained to Barnabas that the severe rains will increase the risks of a locust plague.
Normally, the locusts are in parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia, an area of about 16 million square kilometers.
“A second wave of this year’s devastating locust outbreak is under way in summer breeding grounds in East Africa, parts of the Middle East and south-west Asia. Breeding conditions for the locusts have remained highly favorable since February along both Red Sea coasts and in East Africa. Heavy rains fell in southern Iran spurring egg laying. Western Africa, where dry conditions have dominated, remains largely unaffected by the locust swarms,” the report said.
And similar breeding patterns have been found in Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritrea, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE.
The report noted the only effective means to battle the plague is aerial insecticide spraying, mainly with organophosphate chemicals. But the cost, at least $60 million, is unworkable for some nations.
PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS SET TO DESCEND UPON MIDDLE EAST IN TIME FOR PASSOVER
A plague of locusts the likes of which have been unseen for over 30 years is about to hit Africa and the Middle East. Adding to the perfect biblical storm, the current coronavirus pandemic is affecting travel of international experts and in-country gatherings for training to combat the locust threat, said Rome-based Senior Locust Forecasting Officer Keith Cressman on Monday.
Cressman works at Locust Watch, a division of the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization, which gives emergency assistance to countries facing desert locust invasions and constantly monitors the status of potential infestations. According to the organization’s most recent forecast report, there are new “extremely alarming” swarms forming in Horn of Africa.
Cressman, who has worked with the organization for over three decades, told The Times of Israel on Monday that the previous time the region has been in such danger was during the plague of 1987-1989.
Institutional memory, as well as Cressman’s experience, points to a very difficult year on the horizon: “Starting in early 2020, the global Desert Locust situation deteriorated, as favorable climatic conditions allowed widespread breeding of the pest in East Africa, Southwest Asia, and the area around the Red Sea,” writes the website.
It appears that the hardest hit countries will include Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Iran, Pakistan, and Sudan, the last of which will likely be affected later this summer, said Cressman.
“It is always very difficult to find and treat all infestations, and this is the nature and challenge of managing Desert Locust,” he said in an email to The Times of Israel. The inability to travel due to coronavirus restrictions may prevent proper, timely treatment.

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PAKISTAN: ‘OUR CHILDREN WILL STARVE’ AS LOCUSTS BREED

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Ismail Dilawar
OUR CHILDREN WILL STARVE’ SAY PAKISTAN FARMERS AS LOCUSTS BREED
Three swarms of locusts this year have all but wiped out Saadullah Zehri’s wheat crop on his small farm in the mountains of Pakistan’s vast and arid Balochistan province. He’s worried about what’s coming next.
“Every farmer in the village has lost crops worth hundreds of thousands of rupees,” said Zehri, 33, a bearded father of six. But in the hills surrounding the village of Nur Gamma, two hours’ drive north of the city of Khuzdar, are hundreds of thousands of pods of orange-colored eggs waiting to hatch into a new plague in time to devour his most valuable crop.
“I’ll sow cotton on about 20 to 25 acres for the next harvest,” he said. “But I’m afraid these new locusts will come and destroy our crops again.” Planting of cotton, a mainstay for Pakistan’s farmers, textile mills and clothing factories, begins this month, with harvesting in October.
“Every farmer here used to reap about 100 to 200 bags of wheat, but all that has gone. The locusts have eaten it,” said Abdul Qadir, a farmer from Pashta Khan Moulla in Balochistan. He said there are at least 2,000 people in the village and all of them depend on income from farming. “If the locusts damage our cotton crop, our children will starve.”
At stake is the raw material for the textile industry, Pakistan’s biggest employer and the source of 60% of its exports. This year, the country is expected to produce 9.45 million bales of cotton, the lowest total since 2015 and 26% below its target. That means it will have to import a record quantity of the fiber.
There hadn’t been a major plague of the large grasshoppers for decades until numbers began to explode uncontrolled in the Empty Quarter of the Arabian peninsula in 2018. Over the past year, the swarms crossed into Africa and Iran and onto Pakistan and India, destroying harvests as they went. More than 140,000 acres of crops have been damaged in Pakistan alone since last April.
“This is the worst locust attack we have seen since 1993,” said Falak Naz, director general of crop protection at Pakistan’s Ministry of Food Security. He said a new generation of eggs is hatching that may also threaten India, as well as the fertile valleys of Punjab and Sindh provinces which supply much of Pakistan’s food. “The locusts will attack our crops in Punjab and Sindh again in May and June,” he said.
In the villages north of Khuzdar this month thousands of the yellow locusts filled the air. Females were visibly full of eggs in long tubes that officials said would soon be laid. Many more of the pests lay dead from insecticide or age, while others could be seen mating furiously in the ravaged wheat fields. Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah, a Balochistan agriculture officer, said each locust can eat double its weight.
“This isn’t wheat any more. It has turned into sand,” said Rehmatullah, the 50 year old caretaker of the warehouse. “Insects are eating it.”

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PESTILENCE’ IS ONLY ONE OF THE SIGNS: PSALM 83 AND ISAIAH 17 TO COME

…Lets not forget the others, such as the coming wars against Israel: 
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/2020/03/what-really-matters.htmlJack Kinsella
BEFORE OUR VERY EYES
Jack Kinsella
Let’s look at Psalms 83, line by line, and in context.
This particular Psalm is a plea for God’s provision for Israel’s security:
“Keep not Thou silence, O God: hold not Thy peace, and be not still, O God.”
The Psalmist goes on to identify the target of the threat:
“For, lo, Thine enemies make a tumult: and They that hate Thee have lifted up the head.”
While Israel is the target, it is not the real enemy of Islam. The real enemy of Islam is Israel’s God.
The Psalmist is pleading for Israel as the target, but the enemy’s efforts are at defeating Israel’s God.
The enemy doesn’t care a fig about Israel itself. It ignored Jerusalem for centuries until the Jews came back and declared a holy city unto their God.
The goal is not for Islam to occupy Israel. The goal is to eliminate the memory of the God who claims her.
If all the Jews converted to Islam, the war would be over. The enemy is the God the Jews worship. Remove God from Jewish life, and you remove the enemy.
“They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.”
Israel is the name given the Jewish people BY God.
“And He said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.” (Genesis 32:38)
“For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against THEE:”
Not against Israel as a place. Against Israel, named by God as God’s PEOPLE.
Now, let’s examine who these enemies of God are.
ASSESSMENT
“The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.”
“Edom” is another name for Esau, the father of the Arab peoples.
The Edomites and the Amalekites are descendents of Esau. The Moabites and Ammonites are the descendants of Lot. Moab is located in the Egyptian Sinai. Biblical Ammon is central Jordan.
The Hagarenes are descended through Hagar, the mother of Ishmael.
According to Galatians 4:25,
“For this Agar [or, Hagar] is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.”
So the Hagarenes represent modern-day Saudi Arabia, the heart and soul of Islam. Gebal is the city of Jebeil in Lebanon…
Amalek and the Phillistines are in modern Gaza, home to Hamas.
“Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.”
According to this incredible prophecy, Assur (Syria and Iraq) are to join in to aid the children of Lot (Lebanon).
Syria is supplying and equipping Hezbollah, and has styled itself as the the protector of Lebanon and the ‘children of Lot’, as Iraqi cities are racked with demonstrators demanding ‘death to Israel’ and ‘death to America’ as Israel’s ally.
So, now that we’ve identified the players…let’s look at the ultimate goal.
“Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.”
What is the root cause of the Arab-Israeli wars? It isn’t territorial possession. It is possession of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, but not for the Arabs.
The antagonists are Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt…which country would own Jerusalem?
The goal is not the conquest of Jerusalem for an Arab territorial possession. The goal is the conquest of God’s Holy Mountain and God’s Holy City for an Islamic religious possession. Ask any jihadi.
Follow along with me here. We’ve looked in previous briefings at Isaiah’s prophecy of the ‘burden of Damascus,’ —
“Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.” (Isaiah 17:1)
Since Damascus is the world’s oldest continuously inhabited city, it is a safe conclusion that the ‘burden of Damascus’ cannot be an historical event. It has never happened in the past, so it must be a prophecy for the future.
In the same manner, there is no historical precedent for this grand alliance, NAMED BY NAME, ever entering into a confederacy against Israel to possess the ‘Houses of God’. When they weren’t fighting Israel separately, they were fighting each other.
Psalms 83 is not one of those ‘dual fulfilment’ prophecies that happened once in the past, and will be repeated in the last days.
The events outlined by this Psalm are future events, as is the eventual and total destruction of Damascus. And, like the burden of Damascus, it can only happen once.
Writes the Psalmist,
“Let them be confounded and troubled for EVER; yea, let them be put to shame, and PERISH: That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.”
The current war is against Hezbollah, the ‘Party of god’ [Allah] in which all Hezbollah need do to claim victory is survive.
Israel can only claim victory over the Islamic jihadis by shaming Hezbollah in the eyes of the Arab world, and totally destroying Hezbollah as both a fighting force and a rallying cause.
It is a war between the forces of Allah and the forces of YHWH [Yahweh, or Jehovah] not between nations, and it is over the religious prize of Temple Mount.
Since both sides claim ownership based on what they claim as a Divine land grant, for either side to lose is an admission their religion is false, their god’s promises are unreliable and their holy book is wrong.
Which will prove [or disprove] to the [Islamic] nations that Israel’s God is “the Most High over ALL the earth.”
The fact that this Psalm surfaced after 1,000 years, opened to this prophecy, on exactly the same day the ground war was joined, between these exact enemies, over this exact prize, is no coincidence.
In this generation, before our eyes, in the real world, with all eyes focused on this particular prize, is a literal fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Make no mistake. As they used to say in the military, “This is no drill!”
This is the first completely literal fulfilment of Bible prophecy since the restoration of Israel. And the second completely literal fulfilment of Bible prophecy since the beginning of the Church Age.
To underscore its relevance, it was announced in advance by God Himself, in His own words, drawn from the depths of the earth after 1,000 years of waiting.
Because what we are witnessing is the beginning of the END of the Church Age.
And the coming of the Lord.
Get excited! And tell your friends.
“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” (Luke 21:28)
“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.” (Romans 13:11)
Maranatha!

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JESUS CHRIST RETURN FOR HIS CHURCH IS “IMMINENT

Matt. 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Matt. 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
Matt. 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be

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DON’T WAIT FOR THE LAST MINUTE

We are currently in the “Birth Pangs” of the coming “7 year TRIBULATION” period, where all the Nations on Earth will be subject to God’s Wrath on an UNGODLY World. The Rapture of Jesus Christ Church is TOTALLY imminent; And what will follow after that will be massively more devastating that we are seeing right now (Read Revelation Ch 6 – 22) God is trying to get everyone’s attention to the coming Judgements; He does not want ANYONE to perish, but all to come to repentance. He loves us, but will not stand idly by and watch the World, (His Creation) turn to sin and debauchery). We are currently living in a fallen “Satanic” World where “EVIL”, is totally accepted, and God and his Love is being exponentially rejected. The time has come when God HAS TO intervene, and he is (The prophetic word listed in his Word the Bible is being fulfilled exponentially).

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Rom. 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Rom. 2:5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God
Eph. 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Col. 3:6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
James 1:20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
Rev. 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
Rev. 14:19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
Luke 21:25 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 21:26 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 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them

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SO WON’T YOU ACCEPT JESUS NOW AND BE REMOVED FROM THAT EVENT  (OF TRIBULATION) AND LIVE FOREVER WITH JESUS IN THE FAMILY OF GOD THIS WORLD IS IN “DISTRESS” AND IT WILL SOON BE IN TRIBULATION?
2 “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” (2nd Corinthians 2:6)

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SEEK THE LORD JESUS CHRIST WHILE HE STILL CAN BE FOUND – HE IS COMING QUICKLY – IT IS A “FREE” GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE.
2 “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” (2nd Corinthians 2:6)

 

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“WHAT IS THE PRAYER OF SALVATION”

Many people ask, “Is there a prayer I can pray that will guarantee my salvation?” It is important to remember that salvation is not received by reciting a prayer or uttering certain words. The Bible nowhere records a person’s receiving salvation by a prayer. Saying a prayer is not the biblical way of salvation.
The biblical method of salvation is faith in Jesus Christ.
John 3:16 tells us, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Salvation is gained by faith (Ephesians 2:8), by receiving Jesus as Savior (John 1:12), and by fully trusting Jesus alone (John 14:6; Acts 4:12), not by reciting a prayer.
The biblical message of salvation is simple, clear, and amazing at the same time. We have all committed sin against God (
Romans 3:23). Other than Jesus Christ, there is no one who has lived an entire life without sinning (Ecclesiastes 7:20). Because of our sin, we have earned judgment from God—death (Romans 6:23). Because of our sin and its deserved punishment, there is nothing we can do on our own to make ourselves right with God. As a result of His love for us, God became a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ. Jesus lived a perfect life and always taught the truth. However, humanity rejected Jesus and put Him to death by crucifying Him. Though that horrible act killed the only truly innocent man, our salvation was obtained. Jesus died in our place. He took the burden and judgment of our sin upon Himself (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus was then resurrected (1 Corinthians 15), proving that His payment for sin was sufficient and that He had overcome sin and death. As a result of Jesus’ sacrifice, God offers us salvation as a gift. God calls us all to repent of our sins (Acts 17:30) and have faith in Christ as the full payment of our sins (1 John 2:2). Salvation is gained by receiving the gift God offers us, not by praying a certain prayer.
Now, that does not mean prayer cannot be involved in receiving salvation. If you understand the gospel, believe it to be true, and have accepted Jesus as your salvation, it is good and appropriate to express that faith to God in prayer. Communicating with God through prayer can be a way to progress from accepting facts about Jesus to fully trusting in Him as Savior. Prayer can be connected to the act of placing your faith in Jesus alone for salvation.
Again, though, it is crucially important that you do not base your salvation on having said a prayer. Reciting a prayer cannot save you! If you want to receive the salvation that is available through Jesus, place your faith in Him. Fully trust His death as the sufficient sacrifice for your sins. Completely rely on Him alone as your Savior. That is the biblical method of salvation. If you have received Jesus as your Savior, by all means, say a prayer to God. Tell God how thankful you are for Jesus. Offer praise to God for His love and sacrifice. Thank Jesus for dying for your sins and providing salvation for you. That is the biblical connection between salvation and prayer.
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