Sunday, August 19, 2012

Signs of the End Times

When the disciples asked what were the signs of the end times, Jesus answered:

Mat 24:6  And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Mat 24:7  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Mat 24:8  All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Mat 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.
Mat 24:10  And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
Mat 24:11  And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Mat 24:12  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

So the signs are:
  • wars
  • nation against nation
  • kingdom against kingdom - implies royalty - "principalities"? - spiritual warfare?
  • famines
  • pestilences - pests - animal kingdom - swine flu? Bird flu? Bacterial and viral
  • earthquakes
  • persecution
  • martyrs
  • false prophets
  • deception
  • iniquity abounding
  • falling away
So for the next forseeable future, I'm going to be posting every day (or try to) on those things that are happening around the world that might fit into any of these categories. The reason for this is that as we see these things happening more and more, we will have a better understanding of where we are in God's timetable of judgment.

So I hope you'll check back and follow me as we explore what's happening.

Pestilence:

Okla. heat, drought allow deadly amoeba to thrive

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — High temperatures and an ongoing drought are having an impact on more than just crops and livestock. State health officials say they are also creating ideal conditions for the growth of a tiny, single-cell organism that lives in Oklahoma's rivers, lakes and ponds and can cause a disease that is almost always fatal.


Drought/Famine:

DeMarrais: Drought means higher food prices
NorthJersey.com
We've heard dire warnings and seen scary pictures of dried-up cornfields across the nation's farm belt, but our (admittedly limited) survey of North Jersey supermarket chains last week shows that while the worst drought in half a century is expected to ...

Hard times, drought push owners to abandon horses
Bend Bulletin
Stray horses are rounded up Aug. 10 on the Navajo reservation near Window Rock, Ariz. Thousands of the nation's horses are being left to fend for themselves on the dried ranges of the West and Southwest, abandoned by people who can no longer afford to ...

News & Views: Drought continues its firm grip
Freeport Journal-Standard
In spite of a few recent showers and cooler temps, the 2012 drought is far from over as we continue to miss any significant rains. The storms have progressed toward Illinois and died at the river just like they did in 1988, and any systems that did ...
Drought's impact on Walton County's farmers varies
Walton Tribune
And smack dab in the middle of the drought-blighted region is Walton County, which has suffered from unusually dry weather, blazing hot days in the midsummer and low yield on various crops. This combination of water shortages and warm climate has made ...
Drought could be a factor in anthrax cases
Lincoln Journal Star
Anthrax has killed more than 100 animals on ranches in Colorado and Texas within the past two weeks, and experts say the risk of infection may be greater with drought covering much of the United States. A separate outbreak, much worse than typical, ...
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 Islamist caused famine | PrairiePundit
By Merv
Islamist caused famine. Independent on Sunday: Mali: 5 million face starvation. It is not because of a drought. Starvation seems to follow in the path of Islamic revolutions. I suspect it maybe intentional. Starvation is a cheap form of mass murder ...

Are We Seeing The Beginning Of A Global Famine | Prophecy
Disobedience to God and famine are not new on earth, but the end of the age will be like the days of Noah when the wickedness of man was great (Matt. 24:37 
  

Pestilence/Disease/Pandemics:

Anthrax drug death sparks fear of Europe-wide pandemic
RT
Anthrax drug death sparks fear of Europe-wide pandemic

CDC Gives Options for Kids' Flu Shots
MedPage Today
One, simpler, option does not take into account whether a child received the monovalent H1N1 vaccine during the pandemic, but may result in some children receiving two doses when one would suffice. The other can be used when information about receipt ...

IDRI, Medicago get US FDA clearance to begin phase I trial for H5N1 vaccine ...
pharmabiz.com
The trial is believed to be the first human test of an intradermal adjuvant – a technology platform that could potentially benefit a number of worldwide vaccination programs – and could result in a vaccine that could be self-administered in case of a 

Global Flu Pandemic - Prepare for an Outbreak - YouTube
Bird Flu, Swine Flu, and other yet to be known deadly flu strains could severely injure and kill ...

5 Things You Should Know About West Nile Virus
Discovery News
In the wake of 10 deaths due to West Nile virus, and hundreds of infections, authorities in Texas are spraying insecticide in the Dallas region, hoping to curb the spread of the disease, which can spread by mosquitoes. A total of 693 cases of West Nile ...

Baby Boomers Urged by CDC to Get Tested for Virus that Kills More U.S. ...
eMaxHealth
According to a recent report issued by the CDC and published in the 16 August, 20102 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, baby boomers are currently dying off faster from hepatitis C in the U.S. than from HIV infection. They report that an estimated 2 ...

Virus Tied to Ag Fairs Spreading in Illinois
CIproud.com
There is no evidence the virus is being continuously passed from person to person. So far the severity of the illnesses associated with this virus in people has been similar to the severity of illnesses associated with seasonal flu virus infections ...  

Cholera outbreak in Guinea worsens
NEWS.com.au
Coastal Basse-Guinee, particularly Forecariah in the southwest where the epidemic started in February, was the worst affected with 25 dead, followed by the capital Conakry with 17, officials said. "In spite of the authorities' and international ...

Health officials recommend whooping cough vaccinations
Charleston Gazette
Although West Virginia hasn't experienced an outbreak of whooping cough, state health officials said residents should be concerned that other parts of the country have declared it an epidemic. So far in 2012, there have been 60 investigated cases of ... 


Other Signs: 


Iran, Hezbollah answer escalating Israeli rhetoric with even cruder threats
Haaretz (blog)
The Iranians have always marked their version of Jerusalem Day, which fell on Friday, with warlike declarations, but this time they, and Hezbollah, raised the volume in response to Netanyahu's threats to strike Iran. By Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff ...


World record for hottest rainfall at 115 degrees set in California desert town
Examiner.com
The previous record for hottest rain was a rain shower at 109 degrees earlier this year in Mecca, Saudi Arabia on June 5 and in Marrakech, Morocco on July 10, 2010, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Needles, CA. Location: Needles, CA. 34  


Keep watching, as we'll be posting more news updates on a regular basis

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