2020…End Times Birth Pains Are Increasing
•Mar 12, 2020
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Matthew 24:3-14 3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” 4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Iranian-backed Forces Raise Stakes. Rocket Attack Kills Several U.S. Coalition Troops In Iraq
•Mar 12, 2020
BREAKING:US Prepares For Coronavirus Tsunami As WHO Declares Pandemic—Signs of the Last Days
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World Health Organization declares coronavirus a pandemic – U.S. officials say its going to get worse and prepares America for possible tsunami of coronavirus cases. As pestilence rises in the Last Days.
Watchman Report: Is this the End of the World?
•Mar 13, 2020
Watchman Report: Is this the End of the World? With the chaos surrounding global outbreaks and stock markets drops around the world, many people are wondering: “Is this the End of the World?” In this week’s Prophecy Update we’ll be looking at what the Bible has to say about the End of the World and where we seem to be on the Prophetic timeline. Let’s get started! Pastor Tom Hughes
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DAILY CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
What Would Jesus Do?
QUESTION: I have a serious problem and don’t know what to do about it. My father passed away recently. It was very sudden, and ever since then my mother has been very nasty to me and my husband. I pray for her everyday, but recently it got so bad I finally sat down and told God that I was turning everything over to him since I couldn’t handle the burden any longer. I thought that by doing that I would feel better but I don’t. What you think I should do?
ANSWER: It sounds like your mother might be angry over her husband’s death. Perhaps she’s really mad at God but is taking it out on you. I think your best strategy is the one you’ve begun, and that’s to let go and place the whole matter in his hands. Psalm 55:22 tells us, “Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you. He will never let the righteous fall.”
And 1 Peter 5:5-7 says, “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble. Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
The fact that you don’t feel any peace yet means in your heart you haven’t really given up the responsibility for the outcome yet. Humble yourself and ask the Lord to forgive you for any part you have in this and then ask Him to forgive your mother as well. Give Him permission to resolve this matter any way He sees fit.
Keep doing this until you feel the peace you’re seeking. It’s called making a contrary to feelings choice, and it can take some time. But if you keep doing it your feelings will change and align themselves with your actions. This is what Peter meant by saying God will lift you up in due time.
Remember, His preference is always reconciliation, so don’t be surprised if He does this for you.
Has The Glory Of The Lord Departed?
QUESTION: You may have a unique perspective on this due to your missionary work in another country yet you receive questions and comments from all over America. Your willingness to speak the truth and gift of discernment may help also.
I go to a fairly small church, just large enough for a full time pastor, in the Bible Belt. Our pastor is not perfect, neither is his congregation including me, but he preaches the
Gospel. I sometimes believe I see God working in the lives of members but I seldom see Him working in the church itself. Apathy seems to be a contagious disease for which no remedy seems available other than application of the Word in my daily life.
It’s almost as if the Glory of the Lord has departed from the church. I’m really concerned as I see people I believe are believers seem to be reducing their commitment steadily and I fight the trend myself with the only successes seeming to come privately but the life in the church seems to be flickering more weakly all the time. Some wish to blame the pastor but I don’t agree, I think the reasons go deeper. Is this the great falling away or am I just in a pocket of apathy? Your input would be greatly appreciated.
ANSWER: Your impression may be partly due to your own deepening faith, or it may be a sign of the times. There’s no doubt that the middle ground is disappearing. True believers are slowly but surely becoming more serious about their faith, while those who are Christians in name only are moving in the other direction. The Glory of the Lord can not depart from the true Church, but the Church may turn out to be a lot smaller than some have thought.
Why Does God Allow This?
QUESTION: Why does God allow different religions and allow people to be deceived by them when there is only the one way to God , and that is through Jesus ? If you are born and indoctrinated into a false religion it would be very hard to know the truth and accordingly they would not get the opportunity to receive salvation, which seems unfair.
ANSWER: In the beginning, there was only one “religion” and all mankind worshiped God. He did not “allow” these other religions. Since the fall of humanity, Satan has been in control of the world (1 John 5:19). It was Satan who influenced the minds of rebellious people and drew them away from God.
In John 14:30 Jesus called him the prince of this world, and in 2 Cor. 4:3-4 Paul said he’s the god of this age, who blinds the minds of unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the Gospel.
Then Paul said, “But God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness’ has made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ (2 Cor. 4:6). And in 2 Thes. 2:10 he said those who perish do so because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. So the light is there for all to see. Only those who refuse to see can be blinded.
Jesus promised that everyone who seeks Him will find Him (Matt. 7:7-8). He could say that because the light of God is in every heart. The fact that so many have been and are being saved from places where the knowledge of the gospel is forbidden on pain of death bears witness to the truth of His promise.
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WORLD TERRORISM – WARS
GENERAL WORLD NEWS:
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:
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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
CORONAVIRUS NEWS CLIPS:
CHRISTIAN AND RELIGIOUS WORLD NEWS:
The Media Has Turned A Blind Eye To The ‘Terrorists Within Our Midst’ And THEIR PUSH FOR SHARIA LAW In America – MORE THAN “215 MILLION” CHRISTIANS (AND RISING) ARE VICTIMS OF RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION IN THE WORLD TODAY
WORLD – PROPHETIC NEWS ARTICLES PRESENTATION FRIDAY 13th 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)
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.
GENERAL PROPHETIC NEWS SECTION:
The reports come following an attack against Iraq’s Taji military base, which hosts US-led coalition troops. A coalition spokesperson confirmed that three personnel were killed during the attack, with “approximately 12 additional personnel” being wounded.
US forces conducted airstrikes against an Iraqi militia base located in the Anbar province on the border with Syria, local media reported.
Sky News Arabia specified that the attack on Iraqi soil was against a Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) base.
“US aircraft conduct airstrikes against the al-Hashd al-Shaabi militia base in the area of al-Khuray village of Anbar province,” the channel reported.
Along with reports from Iraq, the Syrian state news agency SANA reported that airstrikes were being carried out near a Syrian checkpoint on the border with Iraq in Deir ez-Zor’s town of Abu Kamal. According to SANA, some material damage was caused by the attacks.
Syria’s state Ikhbariya broadcaster noted that the strikes on Syrian soil were conductedby “unidentified aircrafts”.
It is unknown whether media outlets were reporting the same airstrikes.
Earlier in the day, the US-led coalition fighting the Daesh* terrorist group said that more than 15 small rockets hit Iraq’s Taji military base, which hosts its troops.
Multiple reports alleged that unidentified jets pounded the Syrian Deir ez-Zor province hours after an American soldier and a British serviceman, as well as one US military contractor were reportedly killed on Wednesday after rockets hit an Iraqi military base north of Baghdad.
Footage, depicting an alleged air raid in Syria appeared on social media. The short and shaky video shows some explosions in the distance and suggests that bombs detonated in the night. The clip, however, does not allow a precise conclusion about the region and the circumstances of the alleged air attack.
#BREAKING: Unidentified jets have targeted #Iran-backed militias in #Syria‘s Al Bukamal region, and in Iraqi Anbar province after 2 US soldiers, and One British soldier, killed in a rocket attack on a US-Iraqi base pic.twitter.com/xvFqJ8UzFr
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) March 11, 2020
There has been no official statement issued by any actor regarding the video.
The Wednesday attack on Iraqi military installations hosting US troops was reportedly the deadliest in several years and comes after a series of shelling assaults targeting US troops across Iraq as well as the US embassy in Baghdad. The Pentagon has reportedly blamed the Iran-backed militia for similar shellings.
Tensions between Tehran and Washington sparked with new intensity after an assassination – at the behest of US President Donald Trump – on Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani on 3 January near Baghdad. His targeted extra-judicial killing has brought the US and Iran dangerously close to open war.
US officials confirmed Wednesday that three personnel stationed at Iraq’s Camp Taji were killed when more than 15 rockets landed on the base earlier in the day. Unconfirmed reports have indicated the individuals were two Americans and one British national.
A statement issued by the public affairs office of Operation Inherent Resolve indicated approximately 12 additional personnel members were wounded during the strike, and that the names of the three individuals killed would be withheld in accordance with department policies.
Previous reports by Iraqi officials indicated that there were no casualties when the strike unfolded at roughly 7:35 p.m. local time.
Photos shared online by the Iraqi Security Media Cell show three undeployed missiles loaded onto a platform hitched onto the back of a small vehicle.
An investigation into the rocket attack against the base, which is located roughly 17 miles north of Baghdad, is ongoing.
The strike came as news surfaced that the US would be moving air and missile defense systems into Iraq in order to defend against ballistic missile and drone threats. That development followed two months after the Ayn al-Asad Air Base in Western Iraq was struck by some 16 Iranian missiles.
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Michael Berenhaus
The Washington Post published an article entitled “Gaza militants send bomb-loaded balloons to Israel” (3/9/20). The article describes an Israeli child named Emma who was initially “pleased” when she saw a balloon floating toward her. But, as the article continues, “another child, who had heard the warnings from local police, knew better: “That’s a bomb!” According to the Post article, “In recent months, hundreds of booby-trapped balloons — sometimes bearing the messages ‘I love you’ and ‘Happy Birthday’ along with small improvised explosives dangling by a string — have descended” on Israel from Gaza.
No need to parse words on this: the goal is the targeted killing of Israeli children by the Palestinians.
The Post, always quick to jump to the defense of the Palestinian movement, claims this is “one of the ways in which militants in Gaza keep up a low-intensity armed resistance to Israel’s 14-year blockade of the Palestinian enclave.” But if that were the case, how come the balloons aren’t aimed at Egypt as well, since Egypt blockades Gaza on its west side? Why doesn’t the Post — supposedly the gold standard among newspapers — examine that basic fact?
According to the article, “15-20 inflatables that land” each day include “unicorns” and “red birthday balloons” clearly meant to target children. The Post interviewed one of the launchers of these inflatable bombs, calling him a Palestinian “militant.” Most in the civilized world would call him a child-murdering terrorist. The terrorist tells the Washington Post reporter, “We are not intending to kill children.” What? Why, then, did the Post reporter not follow up with, “Then why are you sending bombs to them?” The Post used to be known for its investigative reporting. The follow-up question is a no-brainer to ask.
The terrorist additionally said, “Balloons are the best — they go further.” And the Post reporter merely continued the interview amid such evil and sadism. How the Post is numb to this is incomprehensible to understand.
The Post article ends with interviews of several more named and unnamed sources who blame Israel for the Palestinians’ plight, still not mentioning how Egypt is spared from these attacks even though it is part of the two-pronged blockade — the blockade occurring in the first place due to Palestinian rocket fire and other acts of terror.
The plain truth of the abhorrent Palestinian practice of targeting children is in one of the messages sent from Gaza into Israel for all to witness. The message on the balloon, written in Hebrew and Arabic, said, “Zionist, you have no place in the country of Palestine” (meaning Israel). That is the crux of what is going on: the Palestinians refuse to accept a Jewish state in Israel. The Palestinians have made it clear in so many ways, this case cynically targeting children. Why won’t news sources like the Post finally acknowledge this? The idea of giving a movement like this a state as a solution…who needs such a state?
In all of U.S. history, we have never seen the Dow Jones Industrial Average go from an all-time high to a bear market as quickly as we just did. As I keep reminding my readers, the stock market is all about how investors view the future. Early this year, extremely irrational optimism about the future pushed stock prices to the most overvalued levels that we have ever seen, but now things have completely changed. Fear of the coronavirus has many investors fearing an imminent economic crisis, and we have seen volatility on Wall Street that is absolutely insane. On Monday we witnessed the largest single day point decline in the history of the Dow, on Tuesday stocks came roaring back, and then on Wednesday we witnessed the second largest single day point decline in the history of the Dow. As I have previously explained numerous times, we see huge waves of momentum during any stock market crash, and I am sure we will see many more as this current implosion continues to play out. (READ MORE…)
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The Chinese COVID-19 Coronavirus Is Being Used To Push Us Into A State Of Fear And Panic Not Seen Since 9/11 So What Are They Planning Now?
https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/covid-19-coronavirus-flu-has-been-weaponized-to-take-control-of-us/ – by Geoffrey Grider March 12, 2020
Look, you know me, this site is called NOW THE END BEGINS for a reason, because we live in the end times, and in the end times wacky stuff happens as the Bible tells us it will. I scan the headlines all day every day, look for news of the end times to bring to you. But COVID-19 is very far from a biblical pestilence, yet we are watching as everything is being cancelled for fear of infection. The NBA yesterday just cancelled their entire season, colleges all across the country have switched to online only. Let’s take a look at the numbers, shall we?
NOW THE END BEGINS SHARE:
From October 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020, approximately 49,000,000 Americans have had the flu, with approximately 20,000 – 52,000 dead from flu. No one is quarantined, no panic, nothing cancelled but tens of thousands have died in only 6 months time! Are you smelling a rat yet? I sure am.
If ever there was a disproportionate reaction to a disease outbreak, this is surely it. While the headlines scream fear and danger, the COVID-19 disease itself does not. According to every metric, people are recovering at a rate equal to or faster than the rate of new cases occurring. COVID-19 has leveled off in China where it originated from, and the Chinese people are beginning to return to a semi-normal life. So why here in America are we being told that doomsday has arrived?
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” John 14:1-3 (KJB)
Look, you know me, this site is called NOW THE END BEGINS for a reason, because we live in the end times, and in the end times wacky stuff happens as the Bible tells us it will. I scan the headlines all day every day, looking for news of the end times to bring to you. COVID-19 is very far from a biblical pestilence, yet we are watching as everything is being cancelled for fear of infection. The NBA yesterday just cancelled their entire season, colleges all across the country have switched to online only. Let’s take a look at the numbers, shall we?
AS OF RIGHT NOW, THESE ARE THE FACTS:
There are 127,759 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 80,932 of those case being in China. So 63% of every case is in China.
The mortality rate as of this morning is 3.69% with 4,717 people having died from it to date.
The rate of people recovering from COVID-19 is 53% and rising with 68,307 people recovered thus far.
In America, 1,323 people are infected with 34 people dead, giving you a 2.57% mortality rate. Keep in mind that 23 of of those 34 people were elderly living in a nursing home and quite ill to begin with. Take those 23 already sick senior citizens out of the equation then the mortality rate drops to 0.83%, and that is nothing to be afraid of.
No children have died from COVID-19 in the United States or in any other country as well. Zero.
WARNING: From October 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020, approximately 49,000,000 Americans have had the flu, with approximately 20,000 – 52,000 dead from flu. No one is quarantined, no panic, nothing cancelled but tens of thousands have died in only 6 months time! Are you smelling a rat yet? I sure am.
The headlines today read like the pages of a bleak, dystopian novel of a world where the inhabitants have been exposed to a global pandemic and the bodies are stacking up like cord wood. The stock market is suffering recording drops and losses, schools are closing, everything is being cancelled, but why exactly are these things happening? Why are we being told to fear and panic?
Yesterday, the headlines blared “OSCAR WINNER TOM HANKS AND WIFE TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS!!!!” and everyone started freaking out, but how are Tom and his lovely wife Rita faring? Their statement is quite telling, and it reads in part “Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went.“. Hmm, no one is hooked up to ventilators or IVs, they are not bound to a hospital bed, not even close. They sound exactly like two people who have caught a bad cold or a slight case of the flu. This is the reality, people, wake up.
NOT SINCE 9/11 HAVE WE BEEN TOLD BE FEAR AND PANIC ON THIS LEVEL, IS HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF? CLICK TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORY
Virus can be deadly, whether it be polio, the flu, SARS, Ebola, COVID-19 or anything else, and when these things hit, weak and infirm people die first and they die fast. This happens in any outbreak of anything throughout recorded history. The American Indians were nearly wiped out by the measles. You should be talking COVID-19 as seriously as you would be taking anything else that could make you sick. But as I have been saying all along, I see nothing in COVID-19 that is worthy of all the endless fear and panic they have been shoving down our throats day and night since it began. So why are they doing it?
I believe it is happening on a level where the shadowy denizens of the New World Order live and operate, if you want to have great change in society you need to have a great crisis to move the people into action. Look at what happened with 9/11, that was a great crisis that terrified people. When it was done, endless wars were started in the Middle East, the Patriot Act took away untold freedoms from Americans, the implantable RFID microchip was created and released, our phone calls and text messages are monitored, and everything that was done was done through fear and panic. Take a look at this:
Bill Maher: I’m “Hoping” For “A Crashing Economy” So We Can Get Rid Of Trump, “Bring On The Recession”
I believe that this is what we are seeing now, the Liberals who control the media, the Liberals who control social media, and the Liberals who control the markets are telling us to fear and panic so they can take control of America in November. And they don’t care who gets hurt or what it costs.
In my opinion, COVID-19 is being used worldwide to collapse markets and create massive financial instability. George Soros collapsed the entire British financial system all by himself, he sure has been quiet lately, I wonder what he has been up to in all this? Here in America, I believe the fake news media and Democrats they love so much are working tirelessly around the clock to weaponize COVID-19 to prevent a Trump win in November. We have been warning you for years that this day was going to come, has it now arrived? Stay tuned.
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
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Tyler Durden
WHO DECLARES COVID-19 IS A PANDEMIC
President Trump declares a travel ban from all European countries (not UK)
Tom Hanks, wife announce they have the Coronavirus
NBA suspends all games until further notice
Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert has tested positive for coronavirus.
LA confirms first death
Seattle schools close for two weeks
Italy closes stores
MGM says guest at Vegas’s ‘The Mirage’ tested positive
Denmark closes schools, will send ‘non-critical’ public employees home to work
New Jersey case total climbs to 23
Juve player Daniele Rugani
DC Mayor declares public health emergency
Congressional doctor says up to
Cuomo confirms 39 new cases in NY, raising total to 212
First death in Indonesia
Confirmed cases in France top 2,000
Washington State to ban events over 200
Details of cruiseline industry’s ‘health and safety proposal’ leak
‘Waffle House’ employee in Atlanta confirmed
UK reports 7th death
Chicago cancels St. Paddy’s Day parade
NY sends in National Guard
IADB cancels meeting in Colombia as virus spreads across Latin America
Mnuchin says first part of virus stimulus plan will be ready in 2 days
Utah reportedly planning to shut public college and university campuses
Fauci warns virus 10x more deadly than flu and could infect millions if not handled early
Australia passes A$18 billion stimulus package
Seoul says 99 cases tied to call center
FEMA evacuates Atlanta office over coronavirus scare
3 Boeing workers test positie
Washington DC advises cancellation or postponement of all gatherings with more than 1,000 people
Harvard to prorate room and board for students
US cases surpass 1,000
UK Health Minister catches virus
Ireland, Bulgaria, Sweden report first deaths
Connecticut declares state of emergency
UK total hits 456 following largest daily jump on record (83 new cases)
Global cases pass 120,000
South Korea reports new outbreak in call center
Japan reportedly planning to declare state of emergency
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – By Brian C. Joondeph
“Codswallop” is one of those interesting words that might have been used by Supreme Court justice Anton Scalia in a dissenting opinion, or by conservative intellectual William F. Buckley in describing some liberal policy.
It’s a British expression that refers to words or ideas that are foolish or untrue — in other words, nonsense.
Despite the hair-on-fire reporting of coronavirus news, let’s look at some actual numbers, rather than the codswallop from CNN or MSNBC. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Dashboard are illustrative.
At the time of this writing, there are 107,352 cases worldwide, 3,646 deaths, and 60,558 recoveries. Fifteen of those deaths occurred in the U.S. The odds of recovering are far higher than the odds of dying.
Cases in mainland China have peaked, with few added cases over the past week. Cases elsewhere are on the rise, following the same pattern as China in early February. Recoveries are rising at an even faster rate.
Anthony Fauci, M.D., of the National Institutes of Health and a member of the Trump administration’s task force, gave some perspective in a New England Journal of Medicine editorial:
The median age of the patients was 59 years, with higher morbidity and mortality among the elderly and among those with coexisting conditions (similar to the situation with influenza).
The overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza.
In other words, the coronavirus may be a nastier version of the seasonal flu, potentially fatal for the elderly and infirm. How many Americans die from the flu each day? Let’s ask the CDC.
Influenza and pneumonia caused 55,672 deaths in the U.S. in 2017, or 153 persons per day. As a reminder, only 15 have died from the coronavirus to date, the number dying in any four-hour period from the flu.
Over the past decade, influenza has affected between 9.3 and 45 million persons each year, depending on the flu severity. Hospitalizations for the flu have ranged from 140,000 to 800,000 persons per year, and deaths varied between 12,000 and 61,000 each year.
These numbers, in America only, far eclipse the number of coronavirus fatalities worldwide, about 3,600 thus far. This could and will likely change, but are the numbers worthy of the hair-on-fire reaction from cable news anchors…?
Health and Human Services assistant secretary Admiral Brett Giroir declared, “The best estimates now of the overall mortality rate for COVID-19 is somewhere between 0.1% and 1%.”
For comparison, the fatality rate for the seasonal flu is 0.1%. The coronavirus fatality rate is likely similar to the 0.1–1% figure based on confirmed cases. How many individuals have a normal cold, when in reality they have the coronavirus, and recover after a week? That would mean that far more are infected but are unreported, as their infection is a nonevent, making the fatality rate lower than reported.
Look also at past viral illnesses, far more lethal than the coronavirus. The fatality rate for MERS and SARS was 34.4 and 9.5% respectively. Neither illness generated as much media hysteria as coronavirus.
For additional perspective, heart disease kills 1,774 persons a day, cancer 1,641, accidents 466, and strokes 401 per day. A recent tornado in Tennessee claimed 24 lives, almost twice the number of Americans who died from the coronavirus thus far.
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THE ENTIRE WESTERN WORLD IS STARTING TO SHUT DOWN AS AUTHORITIES BRACE FOR “MILLIONS” OF CORONAVIRUS CASES
Since the end of World War II, have we ever seen the entire globe gripped by so much fear? This week, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. and Europe has absolutely exploded, and authorities all over the western world are rushing to shut down public gatherings of all kinds. The NCAA has banned fans from upcoming tournament games, the NBA just suspended the entire season because a Utah Jazz player tested positive, and dozens of other sporting events have been canceled all over the planet. In both the U.S. and Europe, schools are being shut down for weeks, some universities are telling their students not to come back for the rest of the semester, and a whole host of concerts, conferences, festivals and religious gatherings are either being postponed or canceled altogether. We have never seen anything like this before, and the implications are staggering. (READ MORE…)
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TOM HANKS & RITA WILSON TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS
https://endtimeheadlines.org/2020/03/tom-hanks-rita-wilson-test-positive-for-coronavirus/ – Mar 11, 2020
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(Deadline) – We have just received word that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were tested positive for the Coronavirus. Both were down in Australia for the pre-production of Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley film from Warner Bros. In the film, two-time Oscar winner Hanks plays Presley’s longtime manager Colonel Tom Parker.
In a separate statement from Warners they say that they became “aware that a company member” from the film “tested positive for COVID-19” and are “working closely with Australian health agencies to identify and contact anyone who may have come in direct contact with the individual.” Deadline received a statement directly from Hanks:
“Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus and were found to be positive. READ MORE:
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – John W. Whitehead
THE RUTHERFORD INSTITUTE :: THIS IS A TEST: HOW WILL THE CONSTITUTION FARE DURING A NATIONWIDE LOCKDOWN?
THIS IS A TEST.
This is not a test of our commitment to basic hygiene or disaster preparedness or our ability to come together as a nation in times of crisis, although we’re not doing so well on any of those fronts.
No, what is about to unfold over the next few weeks is a test to see how well we have assimilated the government’s lessons in compliance, fear and police state tactics; a test to see how quickly we’ll march in lockstep with the government’s dictates, no questions asked; and a test to see how little resistance we offer up to the government’s power grabs when made in the name of national security.
Most critically of all, this is a test to see whether the Constitution—and our commitment to the principles enshrined in the Bill of Rights—can survive a national crisis and true state of emergency.
Here’s what we know: whatever the so-called threat to the nation—whether it’s civil unrest, school shootings, alleged acts of terrorism, or the threat of a global pandemic in the case of COVID-19—the government has a tendency to capitalize on the nation’s heightened emotions, confusion and fear as a means of extending the reach of the police state.
This coronavirus epidemic, which has brought China’s Orwellian surveillance out of the shadows and caused Italy to declare a nationwide lockdown, threatens to bring the American Police State out into the open on a scale we’ve not seen before.
If and when a nationwide lockdown finally hits—if and when we are forced to shelter in place— if and when militarized police are patrolling the streets— if and when security checkpoints have been established— if and when the media’s ability to broadcast the news has been curtailed by government censors—if and when public systems of communication (phone lines, internet, text messaging, etc.) have been restricted—if and when those FEMA camps the government has been surreptitiously building finally get used as quarantine detention centers for American citizens—if and when military “snatch and grab” teams are deployed on local, state, and federal levels as part of the activated Continuity of Government plans to isolate anyone suspected of being infected with COVID-19—and if and when martial law is enacted with little real outcry or resistance from the public—then we will truly understand the extent to which the government has fully succeeded in recalibrating our general distaste for anything that smacks too overtly of tyranny.
THIS IS HOW IT BEGINS.
The coronavirus epidemic may well be a legitimate health concern, but it’s the government’s response to it that worries me more in the long term.
Based on the government’s track record and its long-anticipated plans for instituting martial law (using armed forces to solve domestic political and social problems) in response to a future crisis, there’s good reason to worry.
This is not a government with a rosy view of the future.
To the contrary, the government’s vision of the future is particularly ominous if a Pentagon training video created by the Army for U.S. Special Operations Command is anything to go by.
Obtained by The Intercept through a FOIA request, the training video titled “Megacities: Urban Future, the Emerging Complexity” provides a chilling glimpse of what the government expects the world to look like in 2030, a world bedeviled by “criminal networks,” “substandard infrastructure,” “religious and ethnic tensions,” “impoverishment, slums,” “open landfills, over-burdened sewers,” a “growing mass of unemployed,” and an urban landscape in which the prosperous economic elite must be protected from the impoverishment of the have nots.
Add health contagions to the mix, and we’re arrived there, ten years ahead of schedule.
The training video is only five minutes long, but it says a lot about the government’s mindset and the way its views the citizenry. Even more troubling, however, is what this military video doesn’t say about the Constitution and the rights of the citizenry: nothing at all.
In typical fashion, the government seems to consider the Constitution only when forced to do so. It complies with the dictates of the Constitution even less frequently. Indeed, the government’s efforts to systematically lock down the nation and shift us into martial law have not been stymied one iota by the restraints imposed upon it by the Constitution: when it’s not bulldozing its way through the Fourth Amendment, the government just sidesteps it (with the help of the courts).
So what should you expect if the government decides to declare a national state of emergency and institute a nationwide lockdown?
MORE OF THE SAME OF WHAT WE’VE BEEN SEEING IN RECENT YEARS.
After all, like the proverbial boiling frogs, the government has been gradually acclimating us to the specter of a police state for years now: Militarized police. Riot squads. Camouflage gear. Black uniforms. Armored vehicles. Mass arrests. Pepper spray. Tear gas. Batons. Strip searches. Surveillance cameras. Kevlar vests. Drones. Lethal weapons. Less-than-lethal weapons unleashed with deadly force. Rubber bullets. Water cannons. Stun grenades. Arrests of journalists. Crowd control tactics. Intimidation tactics. Brutality.
This is how you prepare a populace to accept a police state willingly, even gratefully.
You don’t scare them by making dramatic changes. Rather, you acclimate them slowly to their prison walls. Persuade the citizenry that their prison walls are merely intended to keep them safe and danger out. Desensitize them to violence, acclimate them to a military presence in their communities, and persuade them that only a militarized government can alter the seemingly hopeless trajectory of the nation.
IT’S HAPPENING ALREADY.
The sight of police clad in body armor and gas masks, wielding semiautomatic rifles and escorting an armored vehicle through a crowded street, a scene likened to “a military patrol through a hostile city,” no longer causes alarm among the general populace.
We’ve allowed ourselves to be acclimated to the occasional lockdown of government buildings, Jade Helm military drills in small towns so that special operations forces can get “realistic military training” in “hostile” territory, and Live Active Shooter Drill training exercises, carried out at schools, in shopping malls, and on public transit, which can and do fool law enforcement officials, students, teachers and bystanders into thinking it’s a real crisis.
STILL, YOU CAN’T SAY WE WEREN’T WARNED.
Back in 2008, an Army War College report revealed that “widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security.” The 44-page report went on to warn that potential causes for such civil unrest could include another terrorist attack, “unforeseen economic collapse, loss of functioning political and legal order, purposeful domestic resistance or insurgency, pervasive public health emergencies, and catastrophic natural and human disasters.”
In 2009, reports by the Department of Homeland Security surfaced that called on the government to subject right-wing and left-wing activists and military veterans to full-fledged pre-crime surveillance.
Meanwhile, the government has been amassing an arsenal of military weapons, including hollow point bullets, for use domestically and equipping and training their “troops” for war. Even government agencies with largely administrative functions such as the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Smithsonian have been acquiring body armor, riot helmets and shields, cannon launchers and police firearms and ammunition. In fact, there are now at least 120,000 armed federal agents carrying such weapons who possess the power to arrest.
Rounding out this profit-driven campaign to turn American citizens into enemy combatants (and America into a battlefield) is a technology sector that has been colluding with the government to create a Big Brother that is all-knowing, all-seeing and inescapable. It’s not just the drones, fusion centers, license plate readers, stingray devices and the NSA that you have to worry about. You’re also being tracked by the black boxes in your cars, your cell phone, smart devices in your home, grocery loyalty cards, social media accounts, credit cards, streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, and e-book reader accounts.
All of this has taken place right under our noses, funded with our taxpayer dollars and carried out in broad daylight without so much as a general outcry from the citizenry.
And then you have the government’s Machiavellian schemes for unleashing all manner of dangers on an unsuspecting populace, then demanding additional powers in order to protect “we the people” from the threats. Almost every national security threat that the government has claimed greater powers in order to fight—all the while undermining the liberties of the American citizenry—has been manufactured in one way or another by the government.
WE HAVE MADE IT WAY TOO EASY FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO LOCKDOWN THE NATION.
Consider that it was seven years ago when the city of Boston was locked down while police carried out a military-style manhunt for suspects in the 2013 Boston Marathon explosion.
Six years ago, the city of Ferguson, Missouri, was locked down, with government officials deploying a massive SWAT team, an armored personnel carrier, men in camouflage pointing heavy artillery at the crowd, smoke bombs and tear gas to quell citizen unrest over a police shooting of a young, unarmed black man.
Five years ago, the city of Baltimore was put under a military-enforced lockdown after civil unrest over police brutality erupted into rioting. More than 1,500 national guard troops were deployed while residents were ordered to stay inside their homes and put under a 10 pm curfew.
Three years ago, it was Charlottesville, Va., population 50,000, that was locked down while government officials declared a state of emergency and enacted heightened security measures tantamount to martial law, despite the absence of any publicized information about credible threats to public safety.
Fast forward to the present moment, with the world on the verge of a possible coronavirus pandemic, and growing numbers of Americans are already voluntarily sheltering in place in an effort to avoid falling ill.
For those like myself who have studied emerging police states, the sight of any American city placed under martial law—its citizens essentially under house arrest (officials used the Orwellian phrase “shelter in place” in Boston to describe the mandatory lockdown), military-style helicopters equipped with thermal imaging devices buzzing the skies, tanks and armored vehicles on the streets, and snipers perched on rooftops, while thousands of black-garbed police swarmed the streets and SWAT teams carried out house-to-house searches—leaves us in a growing state of unease.
Watching the events of the various lockdowns unfold, I couldn’t help but think of Nazi Field Marshal Hermann Goering’s remarks during the Nuremberg trials. As Goering noted:
It is always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.
IT DOES INDEED WORK THE SAME IN EVERY COUNTRY.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t take much for the American people to be terrorized into compliance by the government’s latest and greatest scare tactic, even if it means being stripped of one’s constitutional rights at a moment’s notice.
This continual undermining of the rules that protect civil liberties has far-reaching consequences on a populace that not only remains ignorant about their rights but is inclined to sacrifice their liberties for phantom promises of safety.
It may be that we’ve already gone too far down this road. However, don’t let this latest “crisis” cause you to panic to such an extent that you relinquish your fundamental right to make decisions for yourself and your loved ones and willingly surrender what remains of your freedoms.
This too shall pass.
Remember, a police state does not come about overnight.
Deadly outbreak of Dengue fever across South East Asia hampers coronavirus detection – More than 100 dead and 16,000 infected in Indonesia
Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines have only reported relatively few virus cases, although close to China…
Now, scientists warn that some Covid-19 cases are being missed due to the simultaneous outbreak of Dengue fever which has already killed 100 and infected 16,000 in Indonesia.
A team of Singapore-based doctors said the dengue outbreaks in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines could complicate efforts to battle Covid-19.
As shown in the new paper, Dengue and coronavirus disease 2019 are difficult to distinguish because they have shared clinical and laboratory features.
The paper describes two patients in Singapore with false-positive results for dengue, who were later confirmed to be infected by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative virus of COVID-19.
The video below features the similar story of a Thai retail worker who was being treated for dengue fever and later infected with Covid-19 to finally die on Saturday:
This comes after Indonesia reported a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, its first coronavirus death today, and more than 100 dead and 16,100 infected linked to the simultaneous outbreak of Dengue Fever on March 10, 2020.
Most deaths occurred in Christian-majority East Nusa Tenggara province (at least 32 fatalities), while West Java (also hit yesterday by destructive earthquake) and East Java have also reported a high number of deaths.
Rare M3.1 earthquake rattles South Glens Falls, New York – Shakings and loud booms reported ccross New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Long Island, NY A rare M3.1 earthquake hit right next to South Glens Falls and rattled residents across central New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Long Island, NY on March 11, 2020.
The shallow quake (8.2 miles depth) occurred at 6:43 a.m. and lasted four to five seconds.
WOKEN UP BY SHAKING AND LOUD BOOMS
The earthquake wasn’t strong enough to produce damage of any kind. However, residents report being “woken up by the shaking” and hearing “loud earthquake booms.”
Here a few reports of residents that felt the quake:
At first I thought it was a log truck that went ripping by. Then I got an alert from my weather app that it was an earthquake.
It sounded like a dump truck slammed into the building real hard. My husband says it sounded like a D train arriving at 34th street. It was scary, we went outside to look for damage but found none. Our neighbor and her boyfriend felt what seemed like a sonic boom too, my eardrums still feel sore.
Here’s how I’d describe it at my house in Wilton: A loud boom which sounded like a massive tree falling followed by about 5-7 seconds of shaking which rattled the handles on my dresser drawers.
Earthquakes are rare in New York State, with only 560 earthquakes since 1737 and five damaging earthquakes in 1737, 1929, 1944, 1983 and 2002.
But according to recent research, New York City is overdue for strong earthquake that could level thousands of buildings and at least injure thousands of residents.
ARE YOU SAVED BY GRACE IN JESUS CHRIST
1Cor. 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: AND THAT NO MAN CAN SAY THAT JESUS IS THE LORD, BUT BY THE HOLY GHOST.
“Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed.”
“And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.”
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
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).
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
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)
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)
“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 judgement 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 judgement 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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