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Trend Update: Yemen Cholera Epidemic Reaches 750000, September 2017

Posted in Pestilence, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on September 29, 2017 by paulthepoke

Luke 21:11b …and in various places famines and pestilences. -Jesus

Jeremiah 24:10 ‘I will send the sword, the famine and the pestilence upon them until they are destroyed from the land which I gave to them and their forefathers.’”

This is the cycle of war. The prophet Jeremiah described the cycle approximately 2,600 years ago. It was true then and it is true today in 2017. Pestilence and disease go hand in hand as consequences of war. Yemen is a country of 27 million people on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. The civil war in Yemen continues to provide a real world example. Sunni and Shia Muslims continues to fight for control of the country.

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Cholera is the result of poor sanitation, untreated water and food, and dysentery. Cholera is a vicious cycle of disease that spreads easily and quickly among the masses. Signs and symptoms of cholera include: severe vomiting, nausea, diarrhea which leads to dehydration, cramps, seizures, coma, and potentially death.

September 29, 2017: The latest numbers out of Yemen indicate 750,000 people have been afflicted with Cholera. 276,000 were infected as of July 2017. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) estimates the number could reach 1,000,000 by the end of the year. Per the World Health Organization, on average there are 143,000 deaths per year around the world. What is happening in Yemen is staggering.

YEMEN CHOLERA OUTBREAK

Cholera-infected Yemeni women receive treatment at a hospital in Sana’a, Yemen, 12 May 2017. According to World Health Organization, an acute cholera outbreak in Yemen has claimed the lives of at least 51 people across the conflict-plagued Arab country over the past two weeks, estimating that 7.6 million Yemenis live in areas with a high risk of cholera transmission. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

Supply lines for food and medicine continue to be affected by the fighting. As a result, medical care and food remain in short supply. Health care workers are now receiving food portions for pay. Previously, health care workers were receiving nothing in the form of compensation.

Alexandre Faite, the head of the Red Cross in Yemen has made the following statements.

“I don’t think political settlement is coming soon and I’m very worried that the extension of the conflict would lead to more problems.”

“(The) health sector is really on its knees in Yemen…the health staff is on its knees as well because they are not paid.”

“In terms of access to even water, electricity, there isn’t a power grid in the main cities in Yemen. Without the ICRC and other organizations fixing (pumping stations) there wouldn’t be any running water in Sanaa.”

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/yemen-cholera-outbreak-hit-million-2018-170929140409261.html

 

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Trend Update: Pestilence, Cholera Spirals in Yemen/Quake off N Korea, July 2017

Posted in Earthquakes/Volcanoes, Pestilence, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2017 by paulthepoke

Luke 21:11a There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. 

This one verse has it all in today’s news…

July 12, 2017: The country of Yemen is undergoing the worst cholera outbreak in world history. That is the assessment of the United Nations. Yemen is a war torn country of 27 million people on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Civil war between Sunni and Shia Muslims continues to rage.

5,000 to 7,000 new cases per day are estimated per the International Committee of the Red Cross. Number of daily cases is up from 2,000 plus just two months ago in May 2017.

In May 2017, experts estimated at least 150,000 cases were expected over the next six months. As of July 2017, there are over 320,000 cases reported. Numbers were actually underestimated. 1,700 plus deaths have occurred in the last couple of months.

Cholera is the result of poor sanitation, untreated water and food, and dysentery. Cholera is a vicious cycle of disease that spreads easily and quickly among the masses.

As a result of war, infrastructure is breaking down to the point of collapse. Clean water is not available. Trash men are on strike.

The United Nations is cutting back on food and focusing on the epidemic. Food supplies have been cut off from the populous. Hunger and malnutrition are spreading throughout the country.

Over half of the hospitals have been damaged and destroyed. Medical supplies are limited and new supplies have been affected by war and supply chains. Up to six children are sharing a hospital bed. Trained medical staff is in short supply. Local medical professionals have gone without pay for 10 months. Vaccines for cholera have been suspended due to the condition of war.

The United Nations estimates 14.5 to 19 million people have been impacted.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2017/06/yemen-world-worst-cholera-outbreak-mapped-170627110239483.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40558828

 

There will be great earthquakes…

kim-jong-un-binocularsA deep 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of North Korea today. The quake was estimated to be 600 km into the earth. That energy is going to release somewhere closer to the surface. Don’t be surprised if 7.0 or greater is just around the corner…

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-quake-northkorea-nuclear-idUSKBN19X2V7

 

 

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Trend Update: Pestilence, Cholera Outbreak in Yemen, May 2017

Posted in Pestilence, Prophecy, Revelation, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2017 by paulthepoke

Revelation 6:8 And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth.

Pestilence and plague are the direct result of war and famine in the seal judgments of Revelation. It is the natural order of events. War breakouts. Food and supply lines are disrupted. Inflation occurs due to the scarcity of food. Sanitation breaks down and water is polluted. Disease is the result of the process.

 

This cycle of events is noted throughout Scripture. This is the order events in the early part of Revelation in the seal judgments.

The second seal in Revelation 6:4 is war.

The third seal in Revelation 6:5-6 results in the increased cost of food due to availability. Supply lines become disrupted and people are busy fighting instead of growing food. It is a matter of supply and demand. The end result is starvation of masses.

The cycle comes full circle in Revelation 6:8 as stated above: war, famine, and disease.

The pestilence cycle is noted in the Old Testament prophets. Two examples are noted below.

Ezekiel 14:21 For thus says the Lord GOD, “How much more when I send My four severe judgments against Jerusalem: sword, famine, wild beasts and plague to cut off man and beast from it!

Jeremiah 24:10 ‘I will send the sword, the famine and the pestilence upon them until they are destroyed from the land which I gave to them and their forefathers.'”

The context of Revelation 6:8 is the seal judgments. This is the beginning of the 7 year tribulation. One quarter (25%) of the earth is affected. This is roughly 1.75 billion people. As of May 2017, we are not in the tribulation. There is no Antichrist on the global scene.

May 2017: The country of Yemen is an example of the disease cycle discussed above. Yemen is a country of 27 million people on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Civil war has broken out between Sunni and Shia Muslims.

A cholera outbreak is gripping the war torn country of Yemen. This is the second wave of cholera in the past month. Cholera is the result of poor sanitation, untreated water and food, and dysentery. Cholera is a vicious cycle of disease that spreads easily and quickly among the masses. 2,000 plus cases a day are being reported. At least 150,000 cases are expected in the next six months.

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As a result of war, clean water is not available. Trash men are on strike. Food supplies have been cut off from the populous. Hunger and malnutrition are spreading throughout the country.

Hospitals have been damaged and destroyed in some cases. Medical supplies are limited and new supplies have been affected by war and supply chains. Up to six children are sharing a hospital bed. Trained medical staff is in short supply. Local medical professionals are going without pay.

The United Nations estimates 19 million people have been impacted.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/may/24/scientists-race-against-time-yemen-deadly-cholera-outbreak-spirals

The pattern of history is in place. This is one country, Yemen. The scale of Revelation 6 and the seal judgments is one quarter of the earth.

 

Trend Update: Pestilence, Zika Virus, July 2016

Posted in Pestilence, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2016 by paulthepoke

Revelation 6:8 And I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades following him. And authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.

The context of Revelation 6:8 is fourth horse of the Apocalypse. The antichrist is on the first white horse. As of the summer of 2016, we have not seen the antichrist in action, let alone formally presented. The planet is gearing up for war. Nobody is brokering peace. We are not in the Tribulation.

The scale of destruction and death of the fourth horse is ¼ of the earth. This would mean roughly 2 billion (2,000,000,000) people impacted. War and famine are accompanying disease. Animals are turning to humans for food. As of the summer of 2016, this is not occurring. We are not in the Tribulation.

The World Health Organization declared Zika Virus a health emergency in February 2016.

Brazil appears to be the country with the most cases.

In a USA Today article, it was estimated 10,000 pregnancies could be affected by Zika by the end of the year in Puerto Rico.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates 1,658 cases in the U.S. mainland.

It is late July 2016 and the Zika Virus is now in Miami, Florida. Four cases of Zika were transmitted by mosquito. The virus has been reported to be transferred by travel to affected areas and sexual contact with an infected person.

Blood donations in Miami have been stopped for now.

Severe brain birth defects have been reported with newborns of women infected by the virus. Babies are being born with small heads (microencephaly).

There appears to be a link between Zika and Guillain-Barre Syndrome. The immune system attacks nerves and results in temporary paralysis.

All that said, don’t worry. The CDC “does not expect widespread transmission in the continental US.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-29/florida-says-zika-cases-likely-transmitted-locally-in-u-s-first

When the four horsemen do arrive, it will only the beginning. One will not have to ask the question, “Are we in the Tribulation?”

Trend Update: Burden of Damascus/Aleppo Evil, June 2016

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Isaiah, Millennial Kingdom, Pestilence, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on June 1, 2016 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 17:1 The oracle concerning Damascus. “Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city and will become a fallen ruin.”

Isaiah 17:9 In that day their strong cities will be like forsaken places in the forest, or like branches which they abandoned before the sons of Israel; and the land will be a desolation. 

Two examples are used by Isaiah to prove the point. The land of Syria and Damascus will be desolated.

Isaiah 17:11b but the harvest will be a heap in a day of sickliness and incurable pain. 

There will be an incurable sickness. It is terminal. The word used for pain in the Hebrew is a term for both physical and mental pain.

A recent report has been filed by the scientific journal PLOS. The focus is the spreading of the tropical disease Cutaneous Leishmaniasis. It is also known as “Aleppo Evil”. Aleppo is in Syria. The disease is spreading throughout the Middle East as a result of war, poor sanitation, lack of clean water, limited hospitals and medical resources, lack of clean food, and poor hygiene.

Cutaneous Leishmaniasis is carried by sand flies. The flies bite and transmit a parasite in the blood stream. The disease can result in horrible open sores, scarring skin lesions, nodules, boils, or papules. Skin is turned deep purple and black. Social and psychological effects are considerations.

Up to 5.5 million refugees have migrated out of Syria. They have gone to Turkey, Europe, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. The disease is spreading throughout populations of immigrants. Hundreds of thousands are estimated to be carrying the parasite. The disease can take 2-6 months to incubate before symptoms are exhibited. The disease is not fatal.

Prior to the Syrian civil war and the spread of ISIS, the parasite was not an issue.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/cutaneous-leishmaniasis-disfiguring-tropical-disease-sweeps-across-middle-east-a7056741.html

http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pntd.0004545

Isaiah 17:12 Alas, the uproar of many peoples who roar like the roaring of the seas, and the rumbling of nations who rush on like the rumbling of mighty waters!

The verse starts with a comment in the original Hebrew that should gain attention. “Hey, you are as good as dead!” Others have taken this to be a funeral cry. Either way, our translators have obviously softened this. This point is emphasized twice in the verse. Essentially God is telling them they can make all the noise they want, they are still going down. The nations can shout louder and longer, but it does not matter.

At this point, many people from many nations are now involved. At least 14 nations have their air force involved over the skies of Syria as June 2016. People are acting like rushing and rumbling waters.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/12/30/trend-update-burden-of-damascus-december-2015/

The burden continues. Are we watching the Burden of Damascus unfold in June 2016?

Trend Update: Famine/Ebola, October 2014

Posted in Pestilence, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2014 by paulthepoke

Revelation 6:8 I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.

This is the fourth horseman of the Apocalypse. As of October 2014, we are not into the Revelation seals. Currently, we are not the Tribulation. The antichrist has not been revealed. He is the first of the four horsemen. There is no international man on the scene who is a peace broker (Revelation 6:2). There is no Middle East peace treaty. There is no Jewish Temple.

Ebola is making major headlines all over the globe. Another outcome of Ebola is an emerging famine. Estimates have hundreds of thousands of people at risk for starvation and malnutrition.

Kanayo Nwanze, president of the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development, said up to 40 per cent of farms have been abandoned in the worst-affected areas of Sierra Leone. Food shortages in Senegal and other countries in West Africa have occurred because regional trade has been disrupted. People are losing their income as fields, markets and goods are inaccessible. Citizens are being pushed further into poverty. People are afraid to go to the market. People are afraid to go and farm their land. There is less local food in markets. Food is becoming more expensive. Cost of food has increased from 30-150% pending the area. In these areas of West Africa, food was already hard to come by. The Ebola crisis has eliminated years of progress after the area had been struck by civil wars.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/ebola-outbreak-famine-approaches-toadd-to-west-africas-torment-9799944.html

Here is the order of events per Revelation 6 and the four horseman of the Apocalypse:

1) Antichrist revealed

2) War

3) Food prices inflate

4) More death by war, famine, disease, and animals

End result of the four horseman of the Apocalypse: a fourth, one quarter, 25% of the population will be affected. The math says approximately 1.8 billion (1,800,000,000) people will perish.

Daniel 12:4 “But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.”

Trend Update: Pestilence/Ebola, October 2014

Posted in Pestilence, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2014 by paulthepoke

Revelation 6:8 I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.

We are not into the Revelation seals. This is not the Tribulation. The antichrist has not been revealed. He is the first of the four horsemen. As of October 2014, there is no international man on the scene who is a peace broker (Revelation 6:2). There is no Middle East peace treaty. There is no Jewish Temple.

The verse above is the fourth seal. This is the fourth horseman of the Apocalypse. The verse above states a fourth, one quarter, 25% of the population will be affected. Population estimates are currently around 7.2 billion people on the planet. The math says 1.8 billion (1,800,000,000) people will perish at the events related to the fourth horseman.

Ebola Virus is spreading through western Africa. Just last month (August 2014), there were less than 1,000 deaths associated with the virus. One month later (September 25, 2014), two million (2,000,000) people were quarantined in Sierra Leone, Africa due to Ebola. The speed and transmission of this trend is disturbing to say the least.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EBOLA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-09-25-12-36-18

September 30, 2014, first documented case of Ebola virus in the United States, Dallas, Texas. Treatment of Ebola is now occurring in Nebraska as of October 7, 2014.

The World Health Organization states an outbreak in Europe is unavoidable as October 7, 2014. Cases are noted in Norway and Spain.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/ebola-outbreak-husband-of-spanish-nurse-placed-in-quarantine-as-22-contacts-identified-9779682.html

There is another outbreak of a hemorrhagic virus in Uganda, Marburg Virus…

http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2014-10/05/content_33686011.htm

Universal precautions, wash your hands! Take a shower or a bath daily. Wash your dirty clothes. We could have saved lots of time and billions of dollars in healthcare expenses. The Bible and Moses have been recommending this for approximately 3,500 years. Leviticus 15:11 Likewise, whomever the one with the discharge touches without having rinsed his hands in water shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening.

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