PROPHESIED END TIMES PESTILENCES AND FAMINES

Jesus speaking to His disciples on the “end times” said, “And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 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.” Matthew 24:7-14

Long before we ever heard of the new coronavirus, African Swine Fever was devastating pork farms from one end of China to the other. There is no vaccine for “pig ebola”, there is no cure, and once it hits a farm the only thing that can be done is to kill every single pig so that it won’t spread anywhere else. But even though draconian measures have been implemented, it has just kept spreading, and at this point “about two-thirds of China’s swineherd has been lost”… Video of people fighting over pork at Chinese meat counters will likely become more common as the fallout from the African swine fever outbreak in China progresses.

Brett Stuart, president of the market research and analysis firm Global AgriTrends, estimates that about two-thirds of China’s swineherd has been lost to the disease and contrary to official government reports of recovery, more pigs are dying every day as ASF continues to spread.

Prior to this crisis, approximately half of all the pigs in the entire world lived in China, and they would usually slaughter about 700 million a year. But now pork production has absolutely plummeted, and this is driving pork prices in China through the roof… In China itself, pork prices are at an all-time high at just under $300 per hundredweight and the country outbids Japan, which is usually the top bidder. Food inflation is soaring and some Chinese people have been unable to buy pork in six months.

Meanwhile, there has been a very alarming resurgence of the H5N1 bird flu in China. According to the Daily Mail, more than 17,000 chickens have been culled in an effort to keep this new outbreak from spreading further. According to the Reuters report, Chinese authorities have already culled 17,828 poultry in the wake of the outbreak.

Unlike African Swine Fever, humans can become infected by the H5N1 bird flu. And according to the World Health Organisation, the mortality rate for human cases is approximately 60 percent.

Alarmingly, the H5N1 bird flu has also popped up at a facility in India. Authorities in an eastern Indian state will start culling chickens and destroying eggs from Tuesday to contain a bird flu virus of the H5N1 strain, a government statement said on Monday.

We haven’t heard much about the H5N1 bird flu in recent years, but this is an extremely deadly disease, and so WHO will monitor these developments very carefully.

On top of everything else, the H1N1 swine flu is starting to spread once again. In fact, more than 100,000 people in Taiwan “sought medical treatment for flu-like symptoms at hospitals across the country over the past week” and there have been 13 confirmed deaths

At a time when the world is panicking over a 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak, the H1N1 flu virus is actually posing a greater threat in Taiwan, claiming 13 lives in the country in just one week, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

At a weekly meeting Friday, CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said 116,705 people sought medical treatment for flu-like symptoms at hospitals across the country over the past week, including 61 more confirmed flu cases.

Not too long ago, the H1N1 swine flu caused mass panic all over the globe.

And never before have we seen so many alarming outbreaks occur simultaneously. Could it be possible that we have entered the time of which Jesus spoke, the time before His return to rule and reign from Jerusalem?

The information in this article has been taken from an article by Michael Snyder entitled “4 Plagues Are Marching Across Asia Simultaneously: Coronavirus, African Swine Fever, H5N1 Bird Flu And H1N1 Swine Flu” in OPINION.

REPENTANCE ESSENTIAL TO RECEIVE GOD’S BLESSING

In 1863 President Lincoln implemented three days of humiliation, fasting and prayer with this declaration: “It is the duty of nations as well as men to own their own dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon, and to recognise the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history: that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.”

God does bring calamities and disasters such as firestorms, earthquakes and tornadoes for His purposes. It is invariably to make people realise they are not in control of circumstances in the world He created and maintains. Importantly, it is also to to get His own people to pray. Moreover, God tells us in advance in His Word that in the “last days” before Jesus returns that these disasters will increase in frequency. Just one of many signs, God has given us, to show we are in the last days before Jesus returns to rule and reign from Jerusalem.

When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”  2 Chronicles 7:13-14

“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.Luke 21:25-26

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“See that you do not refuse Him (GOD) who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him (JESUS) who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:25-28

WHAT GOD IS DOING IN THE UKRAINE

Over 1,000 mostly Jewish people in Odessa, Ukraine make professions of faith during a supernatural Healing Meeting

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More than 1,000 predominately Jewish people in Odessa, Ukraine, stood and made a public profession of faith during a revival meeting, says evangelist Sid Roth.

Roth, host of the charismatic television show It’s Supernatural!, tells Charisma in an exclusive interview that a supernatural peace flooded the room while he preached to the unsaved crowd.

“It’s unbelievable,” he says. “One thousand people sitting there, unsaved, and they’re so still, they’re not even getting up to go to the bathroom. … I’ll challenge anyone to talk to 1,000 unsaved Jews about Yeshua or Jesus the Messiah and have them sit through the whole lecture. And I cover Bible prophecy; I cover why Jews don’t believe; I cover everything. I don’t leave anything out. And then at the end of the meeting, that same glory that causes the miracles causes the repentance and salvation.”

Roth says miracles are common when he teaches unsaved Jewish crowds. For a while, he hesitated to share words of knowledge from the stage because he didn’t want people to see him as the healer but rather focus solely on God. But once he started sharing the words God gave him, he watched the Holy Spirit do miracles.

“I say, ‘If your pain is gone or the symptom is totally gone, I want you to stand up,’ and I’ve had as many as 60% to 70% of people, unsaved Jews, instantly stand up and say they’ve been healed,” he says. “… When the glory shows up, it’s not like laying hands on people. It’s not like the anointing. I have nothing to do with it. I can’t make it happen. I’m almost like an observer.”

Roth says about 1,000 people showed up to his lecture on the supernatural in Odessa, which took place a block away from the city’s largest synagogue. Roth says a high percentage of the audience was instantly healed during the event, and he estimates that at the end, nearly 100% rose to their feet and gave public professions of faith.

“You don’t read about Jewish people coming to the Lord in those numbers anywhere but in the New Testament,” Roth says. “It’s unprecedented.”

These kinds of numbers are so surprising, Roth says, that several Jewish believers in Jesus didn’t believe Roth was reporting the truth.

“They actually thought I was lying,” he says. “So what they did is they sent spies to my meetings. And they found out that what I always say was true.”

But Christians shouldn’t be surprised at this kind of revival, Roth says. After all, Smith Wigglesworth prophesied about a greater glory coming that would bring record numbers of people into the faith. Wigglesworth believed that revival would then spread across the world. Roth believes Jewish people will play a crucial role in that global revival.

“As these young people come to the Lord, these Jewish people come to the Lord, they’re going to revolutionize the world,” Roth says. “… I can’t call it a prophecy, but I can just say that I sense so strongly that Ukraine is going to be a Christian nation.

“Today is the day of salvation. I believe it. … I believe that as this greater glory spreads throughout the world, the whole paradigm that we know as the church and Christianity is about to change. It will be closer to the Bible than what it is today. And one of the changes will be that these great miracles will be not by a few anointed men and women of God. The least Christian is going to operate in this greater glory. Why? Because God loves humanity.”

FAMINES, PESTILENCES AND EARTHQUAKES END TIMES SIGNS

Food Shortage Warnings Are Already Starting To Appear, And Now Tropical Storm Barry Is Going To Rip Through America’s Heartland

  • It’s the end of June 2019, six weather and climate disaster events have been identified to date, with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the U.S. during 2019. These events included four severe storm events and two flooding events.

  • The middle of the country has been relentlessly hammered by endless rain and unprecedented flooding for months, and now it is about to be absolutely pummelled by Tropical Storm Barry. Needless to say, this is going to cause even more headaches for Midwestern farmers. At this point, millions of acres of prime farmland are not going to be planted at all this year, and there are tens of millions of other acres where crops are really, really struggling.
  • U.S. corn will be in short supply, but emotions, fears, and hoarding could push it to shortage,” says Ned Schmidt, editor of the Agri-Food Value View Report. The “reality of the situation will develop over time, pushing December 2019 corn to $5.05” a bushel by year end
  • Could this be connected to what Jesus said would occur in the “last days”. “And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” Matthew 24:7  Within the last seven days, our planet has experienced an average of more than 677 earthquakes of magnitude 1.5 or greater per day. That means the number of global earthquakes right now is more than three times above normal. And the number of very large earthquakes is at a frighteningly high level as well. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), there have been 121 earthquakes of at least magnitude 4.5 around the world within the last seven days, and that includes the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that just hit Japan.
  • Concerning pestilences check out my recent post: Biggest Animal Disease Outbreak on Planet Earth – chicken ebola.

 

 

REJOICE AND BE GLAD WHEN PERSECUTION COMES

“Dear friends, do not be astonished that a trial by fire is occurring among you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice in the degree that you have shared in the sufferings of Christ, so that when his glory is revealed you may also rejoice and be glad. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory, who is the Spirit of God, rests on you.” 1 Pet 4:12–14

Peter does not want Christians to lose hope in the midst of adversity, which is the reason he exhorts them to keep perspective and look ahead and even rejoice of that future day when Christ’s glory is revealed.

Jesus gave the disciples the following warnings about the time of His second coming so we will be prepared for persecution in the “last days”.

“For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And many will be offended , will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up to deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end will be saved.” Matthew 24:7-13

These are tough words and only those who truly know God, who trust God with all their heart will endure to the end.

We need to be able to say like David: ” You are my strength and shield; My heart trusts in Him and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him.” Psalm 28:7

You will be helped by God. He will be with you through the coming times of trouble, persecution. You need to keep an eternal focus. Hence the title of this blog: living eternal now.

HOLD ON: THERE’S A NEW WORLD COMING

Great 10 minute message from Anne Lotz from Isaiah 35.

God revealed much to Isaiah of how in the “last days” He will return to save and restore Israel. Moreover, their Messiah (Jesus), a descendant of David, will rule and reign from Jerusalem.

Anne Lotz, as do most other believers, realises that we are in the “last days” and that we need to HOLD ON to God’s promises knowing our redeemer will return exactly as prophesied in the Bible.

MEN AND FATHERS: CONCERNING STATISTICS

The West Australian Department for Child Protection reveal that of the 582 substantiated cases of child abuse by their own biological parents in 2007-08, mothers were responsible for 73 per cent, while fathers committed only 27 per cent. In Western Australia, mothers are 17 times more likely than fathers to neglect their children. Also, mothers carried out almost 68 per cent of all cases of emotional and psychological abuse committed by parents against their children.

University of Western Sydney academic Michael Woods informs that the statistics “debunk the myth that fathers posed the greatest risk to their children”. Dr Woods also reminds that similar data was available in other (Australian) states it would show similar trends.

Between 1989 and 2012 women accounted for more than half (52%) of all child homicides. Not only are mothers more likely to kill their biological children than their fathers, but they also make up for more than half of all substantial maltreatment perpetrators, a fact confirmed by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC). In May 2015, AIC released Domestic Family Homicide in Australia, a research paper which states: Where females were involved in a homicide, they were more likely to be the offender in a domestic/family homicide.

Please watch this very confronting five minute video. Is Feminism Failing Boys. See how Governments have compounded the problem. How far we have moved away from our Creators rule book for families. It is just another “end times” sign which the world will ignore.

SIGNS TO WATCH FOR, PRIOR TO JESUS RETURN

Jesus does not teach a sign-less, imminent rapture. There are key discernible events/signs that must happen before Jesus returns for his church.

Jesus gave us due warning with signs/events that will occur prior to His return: 

  1. Israel will be reestablished – Jesus told the parable of the fig tree (Israel) when you see it sprouting (reborn). “So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near.” Luke 21;31
  2. “False messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.Remember, I have told you ahead of time. Mark 13:21-22
  3.  “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.” Matthew 24:6
  4. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” Matthew 24:7
  5. There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth nations will be in distress, anxious over the roaring of the sea and the surging waves. People will be fainting from fear and from the expectation of what is coming on the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. “But when these things begin to happen, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
  6. “Now regarding the arrival of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to be with him… Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not arrive until the rebellion comes and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction. He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, and as a result he takes his seat in God’s temple, displaying himself as God. Surely you recall that I used to tell you these things while I was still with you.” 2 Thessalonians 2:1–5
  7. “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and takes the mark on his forehead or his hand, that person will also drink of the wine of God’s anger that has been mixed undiluted in the cup of his wrath, and he will be tortured with fire and sulphur in front of the holy angels and in front of the Lamb… This requires the steadfast endurance of the saints—those who obey God’s commandments and hold to their faith in Jesus. Revelation 14:9–12
  8. So when you see the abomination of desolation–spoken about by Daniel the prophet—standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), then those in Judea must flee to the mountains.

Sadly, much of the church has been deceived into believing a Pretribulation Rapture. The Bible clearly teaches in these Scriptures that the Saints will experience tribulation even great tribulation. However, the Bible also teaches the Saints will be raptured at the sixth seal before God pours out His wrath upon the earth in the trumpet and bowl judgements.