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AN AUSTRALIAN VIDEO/ARTICLE – WORLD LATEST PROPHETIC NEWS PRESENTATION (“PESTILENCES” IN THE LAST DAYS) – TUESDAY 10th MARCH 2020

 

 

Stock futures trading was halted following steep losses in the overnight session, which carried into regular trade: Shortly aftermarket open the S&P 500 dropped 7% and triggered a circuit breaker, forcing the New York Stock Exchange to suspend trading for 15 minutes. Stocks continued the day in the red. The S&P 500 finished 7.6% down, marking its worst day since December 2008. The Nasdaq Composite ended down 7.3%. It was its worst day since December 2008. READ MORE

 

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LATEST NEWS CLIPS – ARTICLES TUESDAY 10th MARCH 2020

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

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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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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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DAILY CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

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Why Did God Need A Chosen People?

https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/wh-did-god-need-a-chosen-people/
QUESTION:    An idle curiosity popped into my head today that I’m sure you could give an answer to. God chose Israel as His chosen people, correct? Why? What made them special? What significance did they have? He could’ve made a covenant with anyone, but He chose a nation that would continually forget Him, ignore Him, grieve Him, and cheat on Him. Obviously God doesn’t make arbitrary decisions, but does Scripture tell us the point when He felt He even needed a chosen people? Like I said, it’s more of an idle curiosity than a faith shaking quest for truth, but I knew you could help point me in the right direction.
ANSWER:    According to Isaiah, God “needed” a chosen people to accomplish four things.
First, to be a witness for Him to the unbelieving world (Isaiah 43:10).
Second, to showcase the blessings that come from a relationship with Him (Isaiah 48:3).
Third, to transmit the Scriptures (Isaiah 42:9)
And fourth, as a channel for the Messiah (Isaiah 49:5)
God’s choice of Israel began with Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3). It was an unconditional sovereign act of His, but you’re correct in your conclusions. When we consider that He knew this would all happen from the beginning, it makes us wonder what God was doing.
In 1 Cor. 10:6-11 we get the answer. Paul wrote that the circumstances of Israel’s relationship with God were written down as warnings to us, upon whom the end of the age has come. We’re supposed to learn from Israel’s history and not repeat their mistakes. Sadly, in many ways, the Church has treated God just as shabbily, but since we’re in the Age of Grace we’re not experiencing His wrath the way Israel has.

God’s Chosen People. Follow Up

https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/gods-chosen-people-follow-up/
QUESTION:    You have given 4 reasons why God chose the Jews,which have all been fulfilled. Why then do we still refer to them as God’s Chosen 0r special people today? Please explain Gal.3:26-29 and the book of Ephesians plus many more which tell us we are now one.
ANSWER:    It’s true that during the Church Age Jews and Gentiles are one, but only if they’re in Christ. That’s because when we’re in Christ we’re no longer seen by God as being either Jew or Gentile (Gal.3:26-29). In the Church, He has taken some who were formerly Jews and some who were formerly Gentiles and made them into one new man (Ephes. 2:14-18), literally a new race of humanity.
But Israel and the Gentiles don’t just disappear. Although the Church will inherit the New Jerusalem, Jews who come to faith in Jesus after the rapture of the Church but before the 2nd Coming will inherit Israel, and Gentiles who come to faith in Jesus after the rapture but before the 2nd Coming will inherit the nations. Three different groups, three different destinies.
By the way, the four objectives God set out for Israel are not fully accomplished. Israel’s greatest achievements in this regard will come during the Kingdom Age, which we call the Millennium, and will surpass even those of Solomon’s time.

Why Did God Need A Chosen People?

https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/wh-did-god-need-a-chosen-people/
QUESTION:    An idle curiosity popped into my head today that I’m sure you could give an answer to. God chose Israel as His chosen people, correct? Why? What made them special? What significance did they have? He could’ve made a covenant with anyone, but He chose a nation that would continually forget Him, ignore Him, grieve Him, and cheat on Him. Obviously God doesn’t make arbitrary decisions, but does Scripture tell us the point when He felt He even needed a chosen people? Like I said, it’s more of an idle curiosity than a faith shaking quest for truth, but I knew you could help point me in the right direction.
ANSWER:    According to Isaiah, God “needed” a chosen people to accomplish four things.
First, to be a witness for Him to the unbelieving world (Isaiah 43:10).
Second, to showcase the blessings that come from a relationship with Him (Isaiah 48:3).
Third, to transmit the Scriptures (Isaiah 42:9)
And fourth, as a channel for the Messiah (Isaiah 49:5)
God’s choice of Israel began with Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3). It was an unconditional sovereign act of His, but you’re correct in your conclusions. When we consider that He knew this would all happen from the beginning, it makes us wonder what God was doing.
In 1 Cor. 10:6-11 we get the answer. Paul wrote that the circumstances of Israel’s relationship with God were written down as warnings to us, upon whom the end of the age has come. We’re supposed to learn from Israel’s history and not repeat their mistakes. Sadly, in many ways, the Church has treated God just as shabbily, but since we’re in the Age of Grace we’re not experiencing His wrath the way Israel has.

What About God’s Chosen People?

https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/what-about-gods-chosen-people/
QUESTION:    I have been trying to put my own chronology together with the end times events starting with the battle of Psalms 83 and then Ezekiel 38 & 39. I think I have the events figured and the disposition of the Gentiles both saved and unsaved. What is confusing to me is the disposition of God’s People, the Jews. I know the saved ones who have accepted Christ will be with all the Church in the Rapture and those who are not saved will go through the Tribulation, but what happens to the Jews after that, both saved and unsaved.
ANSWER:    Israel and the Church have entirely different destinies. Jews are promised that one day God will come back and dwell with them again in the Promised Land (Ezekiel 43:7). Christians are promised that we’ll go to heaven to live with Jesus (John 14:2-3) Both promises come true in the Millennium, which is also called Israel’s Kingdom Age.
Jews who accept Jesus as their Messiah during the Church Age belong to the Church and go in the Rapture to live in the New Jerusalem. Many Jews who miss the Rapture will become believers during Daniel’s 70th Week. Those who are martyred will be resurrected at the 2nd Coming (Daniel 12:1-2). They, along with those who survive to the end, will repopulate Israel during the Millennium.
Unbelieving Jews will be treated just like unbelieving Gentiles. If they die during the 70th Week they’ll go to Hades to await the Great White Throne judgment at the end of the millennium (Rev. 20:11-15). If they survive they’ll be judged just after the 2nd Coming and sent off the planet. Paul said, ” A man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man’s praise is not from men, but from God” (Romans 2:28-29).

The Chosen People

https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/the-chosen-people/
QUESTION:    My son asked us if we could ask God any question what would it be. He said he would ask if he loved all of us so much, why did he choose the Jewish people as his chosen people. Why them?
ANSWER:    Choosing Israel was God’s decision and He’s never offered any justification for it. But you should tell your son that what God has done for the Church far surpasses anything He has ever done or ever will do for the Jewish people. No other people in all of history has been blessed in the way God has blessed the Church. Nor will they be in the future. In fact Paul said the Church will be the example of the incomparable riches of God’s grace through ages yet to come (Ephes. 2:7).

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ISRAEL NEWS:

THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PLAN IS “ANTI GOD” – (GOD WILL NOT ALLOW JERUSALEM TO BE DIVIDED).
ZECHARIAH 12:2-3
I AM GOING TO MAKE JERUSALEM A CUP THAT SENDS ALL THE SURROUNDING PEOPLES REELING Zech. 12:2
God is in control, and He told the nations the consequences of dividing the Promised Land and declaring peace and safety on their own terms (Joel 3:1-2; I Thess. 5:3)

GENERAL WORLD NEWS:

WORLD FINANCE:

Rev. 6:6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine

MASSIVE EARTH CHANGES/EARTHQUAKES/VOLCANOES ETC:

AND EXTRA WORLD – ALTERNATIVE NEWS:

http://www.stevequayle.com/index.php?s=143
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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CHRISTIAN AND RELIGIOUS WORLD NEWS:

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 THE DAY TUESDAY 10th 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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The Flu Has Killed 20,000 Americans This Season Alone And No One Is Panicking, So Why Is The Lowly Coronavirus Causing The Stock Market To Crash?

https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/coronavirus-is-real-hype-panic-surrounding-it-false-flag-flu-kills-thousands/ – by Geoffrey Grider March 9, 2020
The burgeoning coronavirus is not a hoax, and it is not a made up story. It is a real virus, and it has made tens of thousands sick and has killed a little over 3% of those infected with it. But nothing about the coronavirus remotely approaches any metrics for something we should all be terrified of. Yet, the stock market is crashing, oil prices dropping, and panicked customers picking the grocery store shelves bare as hoarding begins. Someone is behind all this, very powerful people who control the media, who control the governments, and who want us all to be afraid.
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Nothing about the coronavirus remotely approaches any metrics for something we should all be terrified of. Yet, the stock market is crashing, oil prices dropping, and panicked customers picking the grocery store shelves bare as hoarding begins. It’s a real virus, but it’s also a false flag.
The headlines on Drudge Report this morning, a gathering a news headlines from around the world, are all screaming a single, united message. That message is that the coronavirus is a plague of biblical proportions and it has already begun to destroy indiscriminately and on a global level. Only thing is, it’s not doing anything remotely close to that, so why is everyone so terrified?
“Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.” Luke 21:26 (KJB)
If you want something to be afraid of, here’s something to keep you up at night. During the current cold and flu season here in America that is still going on, the flu has killed over 20,000 people with 136 children numbered among the fallen. Think about that, 20,000 Americans dead from the flu. Yet, no one is calling for any flu sufferers to be in quarantine, no emergency measure of any being taken. They want you to be afraid of the coronavirus, but why? Let’s think about it.
The CDC said that so far this season, 34 million people have gotten the flu, and about 20,000 have died. Of those who died as of February 29, 136 were children, the CDC said in its weekly flu report. The Centers for Disease Control said that hospitalization rates among young children were the highest on record, surpassing rates reported during the 2009 pandemic. source
Liberals have famously said that a “good crisis should never go to waste”, and we can certainly presume that includes a manufactured crisis as well as an organic one. This is not a new phenomenon, all the way back to the end of the 19th century, the rich and powerful were creating them left and right. Back then it was called ‘yellow journalism’, the fake news of that day.
Frederic Remington, the famous artist who brought to life American images of the west was hired by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst to illustrate the revolution erupting in Cuba. He wrote back to Hearst one day in January 1897:
“Everything is quiet. There is no trouble. There will be no war. I wish to return.”
Hearst sent back a note: “Please remain. You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war.”
That was literally all it took, and yada, yada, yada, you have the media created Spanish-American War, a ‘piece of cake’ as the old saying goes. As technology has increased and evolved, the capacity to control and manipulate people has as well. I think you can see where I am going with this.
Weeks after leaving the hospital, Jade can see again. https://t.co/LgWL3gqGgo
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) March 9, 2020
THE BURGEONING CORONAVIRUS is not a hoax, and it is not a made up story. It is a real virus, and it has made tens of thousands sick and has killed a little over 3% of those infected with it. But nothing about the coronavirus remotely approaches any metrics for something we should all be terrified of. Yet, the stock market is crashing, oil prices dropping, and panicked customers picking the grocery store shelves bare as hoarding begins.
  • FLU FACTS: World War I claimed an estimated 16 million lives. The influenza epidemic that swept the world in 1918 killed an estimated 50 million people. One fifth of the world’s population was attacked by this deadly virus. Within months, it had killed more people than any other illness in recorded history. It is an oddity of history that the influenza epidemic of 1918 has been overlooked in the teaching of American history. READ MORE:
SOMEONE IS BEHIND ALL THIS, very powerful people who control the media, who control the governments, and who want us all to be afraid. People like George Soros who single-handedly crashed the entire English stock market, groups like the CFR, the New World Order folks who are always pushing our buttons and forcing us to group think. They have been trying to create a global panic for years now, and it looks like with the help of social media, they might have finally done it.
IN CONCLUSION, let me just say this. Yes, the coronavirus is real, but it is not likely to suddenly start killing massive hordes of people. Certainly not anywhere near approaching the number of people who has already this season been killed from the flu. I cannot tell you the exact names of the people and groups who want you to be afraid, but I know that’s their goal and intention. Don’t allow yourself to be manipulated by the same people who brought you the Spanish-American War, Operation Northwoods, the bombing of the Twin Towers, the Reichstag Fire, and all the other false flag events of the past 100-plus years. The coronavirus is real, the hype and panic surrounding it is not, it’s a false flag. Don’t fall for it.
THE ENDLESS HYPE OF THE CORONAVIRUS
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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OUT OF TIME: U.S. CASES EXPLODE AS THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC REACHES A TIPPING POINT

March 8, 2020 by Michael Snyder  – http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/

If you thought that we had more time before this coronavirus pandemic exploded out of control in the United States, I am sorry to say that you are out of luck.  In all of the major nations in the western world, the number of confirmed cases escalated dramatically over the past few days.  Here in the U.S., COVID-19 has now reached 33 states, and the number of confirmed cases seems to literally be changing every few minutes as more announcements are made.  Over the weekend, we witnessed another wild round of panic buying as people feverishly stocked up for an extended pandemic, but at least Americans are not throwing punches at each other over toilet paper like we are witnessing elsewhere in the world.  Needless to say, all of this insanity is badly rattling Wall Street.  The markets are going absolutely nuts, and it looks like this could be a truly historic week.  Much more importantly, it looks like any hope of containing this virus is now completely dead.  In fact, Dr. Scott Gottlieb of the Food and Drug Administration just told the entire nation that we are “past the point of containment” now.
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THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THERE WILL BE “PESTILENCES” IN THE LAST DAYS

March 8, 2020March 8, 2020 by Michael Snyder  – http://endoftheamericandream.com/

Jesus specifically warned us that there would be “pestilences” in the end times, and so if we really are approaching the time of His return this is one of the things that we should be watching for.  Of course we don’t know if COVID-19 is one of the “pestilences” that Jesus was referring to, but in recent days it has greatly distressed me to see so many Christians attempting to downplay the severity of this virus. 
The number of confirmed cases and the global death toll have both been rising at an exponential rate day after day, and experts are warning that over half of the population of the world could eventually get this virus, but so many voices out there are boldly assuring people that they don’t have anything to be concerned about even though they don’t have any medical credentials at all. 
Personally, I think that it pays to listen to the experts during a crisis like this, and the experts are telling us that millions could soon die.  In fact, as you will see below, a doctor that sat on the White House Homeland Security Council is saying that this is the most “frightening disease” that he has ever encountered.  After everything that we have already learned about this virus, anyone that is not taking this pandemic seriously is not being wise.
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ITALY QUARANTINES 16 MILLION

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Kurt Zindulka
ITALY QUARANTINES 16 MILLION PEOPLE IN ATTEMPT TO CONTAIN CORONAVIRUS
Italy has shut down the entire region of Lombardy and an additional 14 northern and central provinces, quarantining a quarter of the nation’s population, as the country faces the worst outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus in Europe.
Over 16 million people, including those in Milan and Venice, will be banned from travelling, barring those with special permission, under the government’s strict quarantine measures.
Public spaces such as schools, nightclubs, museums, gyms, ski resorts, and swimming pools will all be closed until at least April 3rd.
Large events such as weddings, funerals, and cultural and religious events will also be banned during the quarantine, according to to the BBC.
Restaurants and cafes will be permitted to be open between six in the morning and six in the evening, but customers will be forced to sit at least one meter (3 feet) apart from each other.
Those who break the quarantine restrictions will face up to three months in prison.
Announcing the measures early Sunday morning, the Prime Minister of Italy, Guiseppe Conte, said: “We want to guarantee the health of our citizens. We understand that these measures will impose sacrifices, sometimes small and sometimes very big.”
“But this is a time where we must take responsibility for ourselves,” he added.
The quarantine measures enacted in Italy are the most extreme outside of China, where the virus originated. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) sealed off the entire province of Hubei, the epicentre of the outbreak, quarantining an estimated 56 million people.
Italy has faced the largest outbreak of the virus in Europe, with the number of infected increasing by over 1,200 on Saturday alone, bringing the total to 5,883.
The death toll in Italy is also the largest outside of China, reaching 233, with 36 more people dying from the virus in a 24-hour span.
Luca Zaia, the president of the Veneto region, which is home to Venice, criticised the government’s drastic measures and the imposition of a “red zone”.
“I’m against curfew. What they are doing internationally — describing us as the new Wuhan, is rather scandalous. We have been the most careful in diagnosing,” Zaia said in comments reported by the Financial Times.
The move to introduce widespread quarantines follows the revelation on Saturday that the leader of Italy’s Democratic Party and governor of Lazio, Nicola Zingaretti, has contractedthe coronavirus — the first major Western politician to be struck with the disease.
Zingaretti announced on social media that he is “fine” and told his supporters not to “panic”.
“I will set a good example by following the recommendations of the doctors, and I will fight [the coronavirus], as it is the right thing to do for the country at this moment,” he said.

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VIOLENCE INCREASING AT GREEK BORDER

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Rick Moran
GREEK TROOPS OPEN FIRE ON REFUGEES WHILE VIGILANTES ATTACK AID WORKERS AND THE MEDIA
The situation in the no-mans-land between Turkey and Greece is becoming increasingly more violent and desperate for the refugees. Reporters on a tour heard gunshots despite the Greek government denying the use of anything except tear gas to stop the refugees.
Daily Beast:
For over an hour, the sound of people trying to direct each other in multiple languages through farms, woodlands, and across riverbanks was punctuated by shots. First it sounded like single rifle blasts, then came bursts of three, and then longer, heavier automatic fire.
However, when Papastathis appeared on Wednesday afternoon to direct us to the new location, he denied absolutely that we had heard what we heard.
“Only tear gas is being fired,” he insisted to a group of a dozen journalists on the tracks.
Turkey accused Greece of killing a Syrian man and wounding five other people. The next day footage of Greek soldiers apparently firing in the direction of migrants on the border surfaced online. And more signs of the Greeks using live fire on migrants and asylum seekers could be found at a makeshift camp for people waiting to cross the Evros River near the Turkish city of Edirne.
Greece is becoming more and more desperate to stop what has to be considered a Turkish-inspired invasion of its territory. And since the government has been ineffective, armed private citizens have taken matters into their own hands.
GREECE MIGRANT CRISIS: REFUGEE CENTRE ABLAZE AS TENSIONS RISE
Flames engulfed the One Happy Family centre, near the island’s capital Mitilini, on Saturday. 
It is not clear how the fire started. No causalities have been reported.
In recent days, there has been hostility towards migrants on Lesbos after an increase in arrivals from Turkey.
Hundreds of migrants have attempted to reach the island since Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said last week he was “opening the doors” for refugees to enter Europe.
But on Saturday, Mr Erdogan partially reversed his position. He ordered the Turkish coastguard to stop migrants from crossing the Aegean Sea to Greece because it is unsafe to do so.
Firefighters stand next to the burning premises of a refugee centre on the island of Lesbos, Greece
The EU has accused Mr Erdogan of using migrants for political purposes. It insists its doors are “closed”.
Meanwhile, clashes have again erupted at the land border between Greece and Turkey.
There appears to have been no change in Turkey’s position with regard to letting migrants try to enter Greece via this route.
On Saturday, Greek police fired tear gas at crowds at the border crossing at Kastanies, who responded by throwing stones and shouting “open the gates”, according to the AFP news agency. 
The Greek authorities also accused Turkish police of firing tear gas at its police.
The BBC has encountered members of self-styled militias who carry out night-time armed patrols in Greek border towns looking for migrants.
“There are such militia along the entire region,” said Yannis Laskarakis, a newspaper publisher in the city of Alexandroupoli who has received death threats for speaking out against armed vigilantes.
“We have seen them with our own eyes, arresting migrants, treating them badly and if someone dares to help them, he has the same fate.”

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THINGS TO COME:

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Leo Briceno
SHOULD GOV’T BE ABLE TO TRACK YOUR EVERY MOVE OUTSIDE YOUR HOUSE?
It only takes one picture for Clearview AI to start its search. The interface is simple: all you have to do is take a picture of a face, upload it, and the facial recognition app takes it from there, scanning as many as three billion pictures on the web for matching images. In seconds, it provides the resulting pictures along with links to where they were found.
While Clearview AI might be the most recent development in the industry, facial recognition technology (FRT) isn’t new. It didn’t first show up a month ago when The New York Times reported the capabilities and uses of Clearview. It didn’t begin back in 2016, when Clearview was first developed.
It’s an incredibly useful piece of software. Finding someone’s identity, who he’s affiliated with, and where he’s present online has never been so easy. For law enforcement, the app has been a boon. According to the New York Times, police at a station in Clifton, New Jersey said the app was “able to identify a suspect in a matter of seconds.”
In fact, facial recognition software has been around for almost 20 years, growing in proficiency and proliferation. Chainalysis, Affectiva, FaceFirst, Sensory Inc., and TrueFace.Ai, to name a few, are all U.S.-based software companies working on developing facial recognition technology. And it’s being rapidly implemented.
Here’s the simple truth: facial recognition is powerful and useful. It works. And if the conversation were to stop there, its rapid progress might seem like an inherently good thing. But here’s another reality: the development and the uses of this technology are growing faster than the laws defining its proper use. To many, that’s a serious concern.

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MARKETS IMPLODE – OUTBREAK SLOWS IN SOUTH KOREA

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MARKETS IMPLODE, CORONAVIRUS CASES IN EUROPE & US EXPLODE, AS OUTBREAK SLOWS IN SOUTH KOREA: LIVE UPDATES
Update (0830ET):  As Boris Johnson holds an emergency meeting with senior government leaders in London, across the Channel, European Council President Charles Michel said Monday that Brussels would be hosting a conference call with all EU leaders.
  • OF EUCO MICHEL: FOLLOWING CONSULTATIONS, I WILL HOLD A EUCO MEMBERS CONFERENCE CALL SHORTLY ON COVID-19 TO COORDINATE EU EFFORTS. WE NEED TO COOPERATE IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE HEALTH OF OUR CITIZENS.
Meanwhile, over in India, four new cases of the virus have been confirmed, including a 3-year-old child.
In Spain, which is finally confronting the severity of its outbreak as the number of confirmed cases teeters right at the 1,000-case mark, and the president of neighbouring Portugal has gone into quarantine, is preparing to unfurl an “emergency plan” of its own, according to socialist PM Pedro Sanchez.
Update (0650ET): As case counts explode across Europe, it looks like Spain – conveniently, Europe’s fourth-largest economy – will be next to cross the 1,000-confirmed-case threshold.
  • SPANISH CORONAVIRUS CASES JUMP TO 999: HEALTH MINISTRY
Update (0620ET): As case totals climb above 1,000 in Europe’s two largest economies – France and Germany – while one-fifth to one-quarter of the Italian economy (Europe’s third-largest) goes offline, the finance ministers of France and Germany have reportedly been commiserating about their shared predicament this morning.
In other news, VP Pence will hold a briefing in the situation room at noon, followed by several other briefings throughout the day, culminating with a public press briefing at 5:30.
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Since we checked in last on Sunday evening, hundreds of new cases have been confirmed in Europe and Asia, but the ambient level of global hysteria has seemingly escalated with the limit-down moves in seemingly every global market that isn’t nailed down.
An emblematic sign of the hysteria in the US, Amtrak has suspended its non-stop service between New York and Washington – suspending travel along the so-called “Acela corridor” for power commuters who routinely travel back and forth between NY, Washington, Philly, Boston and all the places in between.
In the US, Dr. Anthony Fauci said yesterday that the US would have 400,000 more test kits available on Monday, and 4 million more by the end of the week. So get ready for an explosion in US cases.
Over the weekend, we saw the first signs of optimism out of South Korea, as the mayor of Daegu, the epicenter of the South Korean outbreak, reported a sharp drop in newly confirmed cases, evidence that the outbreak is slowing (since the South Koreans have been matched only by the Hong Kongers and Singaporeans in efficiency of testing), he said. The slowdown in new SK cases gave Italy the opportunity to snatch the crown, becoming the undisputed new global epidemic leader outside China (though the outbreak in Iran is certainly much more severe, however, the regime has chosen to hide the extent of deaths and confirmed cases).
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‘NOSEDIVE IN CRUDE OIL PRICES TRIGGERS PANIC SELL-OFF IN MAJOR MARKETS

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WAKING UP TO A NEW REALITY: WHAT’S GOING ON WITH STOCKS & OIL? 
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As the new week begins, you might be surprised to see all the major stock markets down and oil recording its worst losses in nearly two decades. Here is what happened overnight.
What happened to the markets?
Oil prices crashed as much as 30 percent as trading began in Asia on Monday morning, with futures for benchmark Brent suffering the biggest drop since the Gulf War in 1991. As of 06:34 GMT, Brent was as low as $33.31 per barrel, while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was trading at $29.72, with both down nearly 50 percent year to date.
A nosedive in crude prices triggered a panic sell-off in major stock markets, which were already shaken by the coronavirus outbreak. All key Asian indices lost between 2.5 percent and more than five percent, with the Nikkei suffering the biggest drop. In India, the Mumbai Sensex slipped over 1,500 points or more nearly 4.2 percent, while the broader NSE Nifty was down 3.9 percent.European investor sentiment was also skittish, adding to last week’s losses, with futures on the UK FTSE 100 sliding more than seven percent and other main equity indices set to open down.  
After a rollercoaster week, US stock futures also tumbled, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average set to plummet around 1,000 points when trading starts on Monday. The S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq-100 futures are also expected to suffer significant losses.
The catastrophic situation in the oil market occurred as major producers failed to agree on new output cuts at the end of last week, as Russia refused to back deeper reductions and suggested prolonging the existing ones. With no new steps agreed on, the current deal expires on April 1, freeing all the parties of the accord to open the taps and extending the supply glut, while one of the main importers of oil, China, is still battling with the coronavirus outbreak.
Russia’s refusal to support additional cuts apparently angered Saudi Arabia, which has been pushing the measure. The kingdom announced that it would slash prices for its buyers and is expected to boost production by as much of as 2 million barrels per day.
The shocking start to the week has already triggered fears that we are going to see a Lehman Brothers moment. The looming oil war – which some say has already started –would be another blow to the global economy, which has been under pressure from the Covid-19 outbreak.
Speaking before the oil markets were hit, some analysts had already said the impact of the coronavirus could be underestimated – and that instead of causing something like the 2008 financial crisis, it could lead to the lowest global growth performance since 2001, or worse. However, they also noted that markets can overreact.
“Financial markets, in particular stock exchanges, tend to view uncertainty more negatively than bad news. For that reason, they almost always overestimate the impact of bad news and correct that overshot as the facts surrounding a situation become clearer,” Peter C. Earle, research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research, previously told RT.
“As the full extent of the global demand slowdown becomes clearer, markets will settle down but also factor in (although not fully) the pessimistic outlook,” wrote Sourabh Gupta, senior fellow at the Institute for China-America Studies.

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EARTHQUAKE SWARM HITS OFF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: CASCADIA SUBDUCTION ZONE

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EARTHQUAKE SWARM HITS OFF PETROLIA, CALIFORNIA ON THE CASCADIA SUBDUCTION ZONE AND MENDOCINO FRACTURE ZONE
A series of 8 earthquakes hit the Cascadia Subduction Zone and the Mendocino Fracture zone on March 8, 2020.
The biggest quake of the swarm was a M5.8 followed by a M4.9 three hours later.
The very shallow (2.2km or 1.4 miles deep) M5.8 earthquake hit the Mendocino fracture zone on March 8 2020 at around 8pm local time (2:59 UTC). The second largest tremor, a M4.9 quake hit around 3 hours later almost at the same spot.
BELOW YOU WILL FIND THE 8 EARTHQUAKES OF THE SERIES:
The M5.8 earthquake has been reported more than 2,600 times on the USGS website, while the M4.9 was felt by more than 300 residents.
This is due to the very shallow epicenters.
However, no tsunami warnings have been released since there was very little vertical movement and thus a little tsunami risk.
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The Mendocino Fracture Zone starts off the coast of Cape Mendocino in far northern California.
The fracture zone runs westward from a triple junction with the San Andreas Fault and the Cascadia subduction zone to the southern end of the Gorda Ridge. 
The Mendocino is also a transform fault due to its active fault segment east of the Gorda Ridge knoan as the Mendocino Fault or Mendocino fault zone among geologists.
At seismically active intersection called the Mendocino Triple Junction, the northern Cascadia Subduction Zone is linked to the southern San Andreas Fault system.
It has been recently shown that the Cascadia and the San Andreas have way more interaction than previously thought. A new study has indeed demonstrated that a quake on the Cascadia Subduction Zone could trigger a similar shaker on the San Andreas fault to the south, thus inducing a cataclysmic seismic event along the U.S. West Coast.
So, yes, a major quake from the offshore Cascadia fault zone could trigger California’s infamous San Andreas Fault. And when I see strong earthquakes hitting the area I just feel it’s time to remind everybody about the imminent disaster. Be prepared!

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4.9 AFTERSHOCK FOLLOWS 5.9 EARTHQUAKE OFF COAST OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

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EARTHQUAKE HITTING OFF COAST OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IS 5.9 MAGNITUDE
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck a spot off the coast of Northern California on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The earthquake hit at 6:59 p.m. and was centered in a spot 55.5 miles west of Ferndale, a town of about 1,300 people along the Pacific Coast. The earthquake had a depth of 1.2 miles.
An earthquake of 3.0 or greater magnitude hasn’t hit the area in the last 10 days, according to the Los Angeles Times.
It was followed by a 4.9 magnitude aftershock, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, which is asking residents to report what they felt
There was no reported danger of tsunami or reports of damage.

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SYSTEM FAILURE VS THE DAYS OF NOAH:

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CORONAVIRUS – THE CATALYST FOR SYSTEM FAILURE?
OVERVIEW 
Today’s global economic system is more intertwined than at any point in history. For the past 30 years in particular, globalization and the Theory of Comparative Advantage have been alive and well. Technological advancements and transportation improvements have truly ‘shrunk the world’, allowing more countries to participate and benefit from international trade.
The globalized world economy has become a vast network of complex supply chains, interconnectedness and co-dependence. The benefits have been wide-spread and done more to lift the human condition, and more people out of poverty, than any development in history. However, this increase in economic complexity has magnified global vulnerabilities, opening up the risk of rapid and large-scale failure and contagion: a period of anti-globalization. COVID-19 is the catalyst that is triggering a supply-side crisis; one that is further exacerbated by a simultaneous demand-side shock.
CONSENSUS VIEW 
The consensus view seems to be that the COVID-19 will die out with warmer weather; after all this is what typically happens with the common flu. In terms of markets, most believe that governments and central banks will come to the rescue with proactive stimulus which will be exceptionally good for markets, because the economy is viewed to be on solid footing already.  The stimulus will come to be viewed as an over-reaction that merely serves to provide more economic fuel, particularly once the Coronavirus sputters away. This scenario is logical and possible, but not a view that I share.
In thinking about where markets are headed, for this note I am more focused on the supply and demand shocks currently in motion particularly against the backdrop of the state of our economy. An understanding of the path of financial markets in recent years will also be helpful to thinking about where they may go next.
A GLOBALIZED WORLD
In a globalized world economy with highly complex lines of production, there are many critical links that tie production to delivery, and ultimately to world trade. Most people take simple things for granted: grocery stores and pharmacy shelves being stocked; money accepted in exchange for goods and services, the train arriving on time, and their mobile phone and internet working.
People notice the immediacy of things, but not the conditionality from which it emerges. People rarely think about, or see, the constraints to critical infrastructure or the factors that provide for social stability.
A global pandemic is good reason to shift one’s thinking to consciously considering them. No one wants to test the legitimacy of the old adage that we are only nine meals from anarchy. The worst case scenario of a pandemic causing a simultaneous supply and demand shock could be so highly disruptive that it is something that every market participant and fiduciary must give thought to.
Certainly, there are groups of individuals who need to go to work to provide services that support critical infrastructures. What happens if not enough of them go to work? What happens if manufacturing plants or parts factories close? What are the demand impacts when people are told not to go anywhere where a large number of people gather? What happens, for  instance, if truckers do not receive their normal supplies for delivery, or if they refuse to deliver to towns with a high percentage of confirmed COVID-19 cases? All kinds of spillover effects could happen within a few days: food shortages, hospital supply shortages, garbage piling up, US mail stopping, gas shortages, power grids and sewer system troubles, ATM’s running out of cash etc.
I believe Liebigs’s Law of the Minimum can be used to understand a globalized world with its highly-precise and efficient supply chains. Today’s extreme efficiencies mean that it would take only one failure in the chain to stop or impact production and delivery. On average businesses have around 15-20 days of inventory. Production is not limited to the total  level of resources, but rather by the scarcest resource. You can’t build a car without the tires or the rubber used to make them. COVID-19 has already dramatically impacted supply-chains as factories in China and elsewhere have shut.
A Ford F-150, for example, has well over 10,000 parts. Their parts suppliers have, say, 1000 suppliers of their own, who in turn have, say, 100 suppliers. This is a crude calculation, but that is a permutation of 1 billion pathways. Dun & Bradstreet reports that 5 million companies have a tier  one or tier-two supplier in the Wuhan region. A shut parts factory in China could easily lead to the closing of a manufacturing plant in another country.
A more precise example comes from a friend of mine who was a U.S. Air Force officer responsible for extracting intelligence from aerial photography. He told me the story of his training from WWII photos from near the end of the War showing many German aircraft sitting idle – and no one could figure out why. After the US invaded Germany, they found out that the planes had everything they needed to be operational except the ball bearings; a direct result of the ball bearing factory in Schweinfurt being bombed.
As fears grow and governments impose restrictions against human gatherings, demand shocks will follow. The result will have a cascading effect across businesses, economies, markets and society. Such disruptions do not proportionately or linearly increase with time, but rather cause spillover effects that accelerate disruptions. A classic contagion.
THE CATALYST FOR A CATASTROPHIC SYSTEM FAILURE?
COVID-19 could possibly be the catalyst for a double-whammy supply and demand shock that breaks extreme market valuations and breaks the smooth functioning of the financial system.
Slow response time and misleading early information by governments and their institutions (particularly in China and Iran) have, and will, significantly damage the effectiveness of the policy actors who are attempting to manage the crisis. Distrust of official information can be highly damaging. COVID-19 has the potential to lead to catastrophic system failure. Markets, international trade, economic output, and social stability are all at risk.
WHERE WE CURRENTLY STAND WITH THE CORONAVIRUS
Todd Strandberg
In my first post for last month, I said, “I believe that the coronavirus will ultimately be contained before it reaches the level of a global pandemic. I think Bible prophecy will be the key reason why. We are in a state of profound financial risk. A global lockdown on economic activity related to the effort to fight the virus would certainly push us over the edge.”
The virus has now spread to the point where it can now be called a pandemic. Dow Jones has had its fastest collapse from a record high since 1928 but, so far, the economy has not gone into meltdown mode. If we are going to witness yet another monetary miracle that saves the financial system from a depression, this one will leave no doubt that God rules over Wall Street.
The sharp decline in stock prices puts us at risk of seeing a systemic collapse in our financial markets. In recent years, stocks have been largely rising based on companies issuing bonds to buy back their own shares. Because their stock has increased in value, banks would gladly loan firms money to finance more purchases.
Uncle Sam gets a huge chunk of his taxable income from capital gains on stocks. A chart of the Treasury’s income and the Dow Jones are nearly equal to each other. This connection is the reason why President Trump starts yelling at the Fed every time the Dow takes a dive.
Some people in China have been in financial lockdown for over a month. The lack of work has left workers and businesses with debts that can’t be paid. Beijing responded to the financial crisis by telling banks to give lenders a three-month grace period. Ultimately, the debt will have to be forgiven or added to the Chinese national debt.
For well over 10 years, Terry and I have maintained that the economy is going to hold together until the rapture. Because Jesus said his return for us would be like the days of Noah or tranquility, we think that time is now. The days-of-Noah factor is an explanation for how the stock market has been able to delay the consequences of our unmanageable debt load. The following five events should have popped the financial bubble:
– The 2008/2009 Housing Bubble should have been the Great Depression II.
– The unmanageable debt loads of nations were magically lifted by rates going below zero.
– The trade war with China had no impact on the US economy.
– We hit several record highs during the Impeachment of President Trump.
– The total collapse of the Repo market in Sept of 2019 was a snoozer.
The coronavirus outbreak appears to be the most serious threat to the global economy in the last 100 years. In the next few months, America is going to either become a very scary place or we are going to think how in the world did we dodge another bullet. The day will come when a third option takes all believers to a place where the coronavirus can never reach us.
“So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand” (Luke 21:31).

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