Presentation on theme: "Natural Disasters and Signs 2014. 2013 was hottest year on record in Australia Australia has just sweltered through its hottest year on record, according."— Presentation transcript:
2013 was hottest year on record in Australia Australia has just sweltered through its hottest year on record, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. Average temperatures were 1.20 degrees Celsius above the long-term average of 21.8C, breaking the previous record set in 2005 by 0.17C, the bureau said in its Annual Climate Statement. All states and territories recorded above average temperatures in 2013, with Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia all breaking annual average temperature records. And every month of 2013 had national average temperatures at least 0.5C above normal, according to the statement. The country recorded its hottest day on January 7 - a month which also saw the hottest week and hottest month since records began in 1910. A new record was set for the number of consecutive days the national average temperature exceeded 39C – seven days between January 2 and 8, 2013, almost doubling the previous record of four consecutive days in 1973. The highest temperature recorded during 2013 was 49.6C at Moomba in South Australia. ABC News, January 3, 2014 EVENT COMMENT And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. 2013 saw some amazing signs and wonders in the heaven above and the earth beneath. From quick-striking monster typhoons to slow-onset drought, natural disasters impacted the lives of millions of people around the world in 2013. Typhoon Haiyan tore through the central Philippines November 8, killing nearly 6,000 people. It was the strongest storm ever to have hit land. Just 3 weeks before the same place was hit by an earthquake that killed 222 people. In February an earthquake caused a tsunami in the Solomon islands. In the heavens we saw a meteor over Russia that exploded with 30 times more force than the Hiroshima bomb. It shone brighter than the sun! Just 16 hours later a second asteroid approached close to earth. What will we see in 2014?! BIBLE QUOTE (Acts 2:19-20)
Is our Sun falling silent? "I've been a solar physicist for 30 years, and I've never seen anything quite like this," says Richard Harrison, head of space physics at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire. He shows me recent footage captured by spacecraft that have their sights trained on our star. The Sun is revealed in exquisite detail, but its face is strangely featureless. "If you want to go back to see when the Sun was this inactive... you've got to go back about 100 years," he says. This solar lull is baffling scientists, because right now the Sun should be awash with activity. It has reached its solar maximum, the point in its 11-year cycle where activity is at a peak. This giant ball of plasma should be peppered with sunspots, exploding with flares and spewing out huge clouds of charged particles into space in the form of coronal mass ejections. BBConline, January 18, 2014 EVENT COMMENT I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved Jesus said there would be signs in the sun, moon and stars. Upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity. The sea and waves roaring. These things are both physical and literal. But also symbolic and spiritual. In other words we have seen the literal sea and waves roaring with incredible tsunamis. But we have also seen revolution and war as people symbolically crash against each other like violent waves. The Bible refers to people fighting like waves in a storm. We even use the phrase nowadays a “sea of people”. We have reports this week about the sun acting very strangely. Scientists say that the drop off in the sun’s activity is happening surprisingly quickly. They are now watching closely to see if it will continue to plummet. "It could mean a very, very inactive star, it would feel like the Sun is asleep.” says Dr Lucie Green, from University College London's Mullard Space Science Laboratory. The decline in activity is the fastest that has been seen in 10,000 years. What does this mean? It’s another sign…. BIBLE QUOTE (Joel 2:3—32 NIV)
‘Epochal' drought hits California's Central Valley On the road into the small California farming community of Mendota the signs read “Stop – dust bowl!” and “Save Water” as farmers in orchards are busy bulldozing withered almond trees. It didn’t used to be like this here. Until recently this town of 11,000 people was proudly known as the “Cantaloupe Capital of the World”. Of all the many local crops its melons were most prized. Mendota’s farmers have been growing them since the 1920s, when Greek immigrants arrived and found the soil was perfect. The lush fields used to provide 70 per cent of America’s cantaloupes. But today Mendota is becoming known for another reason. It sits at ground zero in an unfolding, slow motion billion dollar disaster, what climatologists are calling an “epochal” drought. The region is experiencing a lack of rain not seen since 1580. Daily Telegraph, February 14, 2014 EVENT COMMENT “Son of man, suppose the people of a country were to sin against me, and I lifted my fist to crush them, cutting off their food supply and sending a famine to destroy both people and animals. Even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were there, their righteousness would save no one but themselves, says the Sovereign Lord. The scale of the drought is staggering. The Central Valley is known as the “breadbasket of America” and covers a vast area half the size of England. It produces 50 per cent of the fruit and vegetables in the United Sates. Unlike recent hurricanes and floods in the US there have been few startling images of this disaster. It is taking place over such a huge area that it is impossible to capture in the frame of a television screen. Records have been kept since the 1840s and last year was the driest yet. Some farm areas received less rain than Death Valley in 2013. The lesson of drought is made clear in the book of Job. “Drought and heat consume the snow waters: so doth the grave those which have sinned.” If we sin we are consumed by the grave as drought and heat consume water. As America pushes Israel to give up their land so we see America’s own land being devastated by drought. God - we read in the verse below uses drought to judge a country. It’s global warning not global warming. BIBLE QUOTE (Ezekiel 14:13 NLT)
8.2 magnitude earthquake strikes northern Chile Five people were killed when a powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck off northern Chile on Tuesday night, setting off a small tsunami that forced the evacuation of the country's entire Pacific coast. In the city of Antofagasta, 855 miles (1,375 kilometres) north of the Chilean capital, a tsunami warning siren rang out after the quake hit to evacuate people from coastal areas. In the city of Arica, people and cars could also be seen flooding onto the streets to move to higher ground. In nearby Peru, terrified people in the city of Arequipa ran onto the streets. Local residents could be standing around on the city's pavements holding their belongings. The US Geological Survey initially reported the quake at 8.0, but later upgraded the magnitude. It said the quake struck 61 miles (99 kilometres) northwest of the Chilean city of Iquique at 8:46 p.m. (23:46 GMT) hitting a region that has been rocked by numerous quakes over the past two weeks. Daily Telegraph, April 2, 2014 EVENT COMMENT Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. BIBLE QUOTE (Luke 21:1-11) A small 2 metre high tsunami was caused when this powerful earthquake struck near Chile this week. There have been two fairly large earthquakes in the Los Angeles area. About 150 aftershocks, including one of magnitude-4.1, were felt since Friday night's quake. Also this week… A volcano in Peru that has not erupted in four decades spewed ash skyward on Tuesday. Peru's geological and mining agency (Ingemmet) said lava had been building up in recent weeks, and warned locals they should prepare for the possibility of more evacuations. Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spewed molten rocks and large clouds of gas and ash near Banos, south of Quito, on Friday. Jesus said we would see earthquakes in divers places. The Greek word for “divers places” is also translated as “coast”. We are seeing earthquakes along the coastlines. We understand now that tectonic plates often run alongside a coastline. Jesus knew…
Israel to miss out on Blood Moon phenomenon The scheduled appearance of four total lunar eclipses on major Jewish holidays between this Monday night (the start of Passover 2014) and September 27, 2015 (the start of Sukkot) has the attention of much of the Christian world. But the eclipses are going to go almost totally unseen in Israel. Total lunar eclipses - what are often referred to as “blood moons” - are not uncommon, 13 of them having occurred since 2000. Somewhat less common are tetrads - four consecutive total lunar eclipses with no intervening partial eclipses - which has occurred 62 times since the year 0 AD. Seven times in the past 2000 years, a tetrad has coincided perfectly with Passover and Sukkot. One of those tetrads began just prior to the outbreak of the Six Day War in 1967. Two others (in 1493 and 1949) began more than a year after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain and the State of Israel’s declaration of independence, respectively. Israel Today, April 13, 2014 EVENT COMMENT And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. On Monday night there was the first of 4 blood moons. A sequence of 4 lunar eclipses. Lunar eclipses are fairly common. A series of 4 total lunar eclipses is not common. A series of 4 consecutive lunar eclipses is called a Tetrad. What is even less common is when the 4 consecutive lunar eclipses fall on Jewish feast days. Eg Passover or Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). This set of 4 is only the 8 th set since the time of Christ. The last time a Tetrad occurred was in 1967. The first blood moon occurred just months before the outbreak of the 6 Day War. The time before was in 1949 – again during the war that broke out after Israel was declared a nation in 1948. The time before that was in 1493. In 1492 the Jews were expelled from Spain. We know God uses the sun and moon for signs. We also know that blood moons are a sign at the time of the end…. BIBLE QUOTE (Acts 2:19-21)
US: Tornadoes, dust storms and floods The worst floods in decades deluged roads and engulfed homes and cars in Florida's Panhandle and coastal Alabama on Wednesday, the latest mayhem created by a tornado-packing storm system that has killed at least 34 people this week. Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 26 counties inundated by as much as two feet of relentless rain over a 24-hour period, as severe thunderstorms raced across the northern part of the state. Emergency workers evacuated about 200 people in the Panhandle, Scott told reporters at an emergency operations center south of Tallahassee. "This is devastating to this part of the state," he told CNN. "No-one anticipated it would just keep on raining and raining and raining... We thought it was going to move on out. "There have been 27 confirmed weather-related deaths and more than 200 people reported injured across Arkansas and Mississippi, as tornadoes reduced homes to rubble, shredded trees and launched vehicles into the air. Reuters, April 30, 2014 EVENT COMMENT Behold, the LORD will come with fire & with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury & his rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire & by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh & the slain of the LORD shall be many. For I know their works & their thoughts : it shall come, that I will gather all nations & tongues & they shall come & see my glory BIBLE QUOTE (Isaiah 65:15-18) A week of ' freak & extreme ' weather events has battered the United States... devastating tornados & twisters that killed over 35 people ; torrential rainfall & hail in many regions on a biblical scale ; epic flooding that swept away roads & homes ; raging wildfires in California. These cascading events come just as America's top international diplomat, Secretary of State, John Kerry has been caught describing long-standing ally Israel, as an ' apartheid state ' further confirming the Obama Administration's rising hostility towards God's people. As these forces ' of nature ' continue to punish the USA for its abandonment of Israel, we know it's merely a foretaste of greater judgments to come as the Holy One of Israel unleashes his judgments on mankind, before establishing His righteous & eternal kingdom on earth
'Unprecedented' wildfires in California Firefighters in San Diego County continued their four-day assault Friday evening against several wildfires that so far have scorched more than 31 square miles. Meanwhile, investigators filed an arson charge in one small fire in the county. The fires were extraordinary for their number so early in the year and for how close they came to residential and business areas, even torching several structures. Thousands of firefighters used air tankers, specially equipped DC-10s and military helicopter to douse the flames this week. A more-than-3,000-acre fire in San Marcos was all but out of control with only 10% containment Friday, authorities said. When Elisha Exon saw towers of smoke looming over her San Marcos, California, home, she knew it was time to go. The only problem: All the nearby places she'd normally take her family in an emergency were threatened by fire, too. CNN, May 17, 2014 EVENT COMMENT And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: This week USA Today had these words to say..”Massive wildfires are on the increase in the Western USA due to rising temperatures and worsening drought from climate change, and the trend could continue in the decades to come, new research suggests. Overall, the number of large wildfires increased by a rate of seven fires a year from 1984 to 2011, while the total area damaged by fire increased at a rate of nearly 90,000 acres per year, according to the study, published this week in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The study comes against the backdrop of what could to be a disastrous year for fires in the West, especially drought-plagued California, which even saw fires in the normally quiet month of January.” The Bible speaks of pillars of smoke and final judgement by fire at the end… BIBLE QUOTE (Joel 2:30-32)
'Biggest dinosaur ever' discovered Fossilised bones of a dinosaur believed to be the largest creature ever to walk the Earth have been unearthed in Argentina, palaeontologists say. Based on its huge thigh bones, it was 40m (130ft) long and 20m (65ft) tall. Weighing in at 77 tonnes, it was as heavy as 14 African elephants, and seven tonnes heavier than the previous record holder, Argentinosaurus. Scientists believe it is a new species of titanosaur - an enormous herbivore dating from the Late Cretaceous period. A local farm worker first stumbled on the remains in the desert near La Flecha, about 250km (135 miles) west of Trelew, Patagonia. The fossils were then excavated by a team of palaeontologists from the Museum of Palaeontology Egidio Feruglio, led by Dr Jose Luis Carballido and Dr Diego Pol. They unearthed the partial skeletons of seven individuals - about 150 bones in total - all in "remarkable condition BBC News, May 17, 2014 EVENT COMMENT Take a look at Behemoth, which I made, just as I made you. It eats grass like an ox. See its powerful loins and the muscles of its belly. Its tail is as strong as a cedar. The sinews of its thighs are knit tightly together. Its bones are tubes of bronze. Its limbs are bars of iron. It is a prime example of God’s handiwork, and only its Creator can threaten it. It goes on to say no one can put a ring on its nose and lead it away – it existed when man existed BIBLE QUOTE (Job 40:15-19 NLT) Lots of people ask – so when did the dinosaurs live? The answer is simple. After creation. Dinosaurs walked the earth not millions of years ago but at the same time as man – before the flood. The Bible tells you about dinosaurs! The Behemoth in Job 40:15-24. It “eats grass like an ox.” It “moves his tail like a cedar.” (In Hebrew, this literally reads, “he lets hang his tail like a cedar.”).Its “bones are like beams of bronze, His ribs like bars of iron.” “He is the first of the ways of God.” “He lies under the lotus trees, In a covert of reeds and marsh.” This is not an elephant or hippo which have short tails like a pig. It is a dinosaur - a type of Brachiosaurus. Leviathan is another dinosaur. It was a tall creature, raises himself up, makes a big wake in the water. This is not a crocodile. It is probably some type of Elasmosaurus. The clincher is that human footprints have been found alongside dino fossil tracks by the Paluxy River in Texas. Behemoth = Brachiosaurus = Dinosaur
Ebola outbreak: We're heading towards a catastrophe The health chief leading the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has warned it was spiralling out of control towards a “catastrophic” epidemic that could engulf the region. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organisation, said the response to the disease had been “woefully inadequate” and it was “moving faster than our efforts to control it”. Her warnings - the starkest to date - were delivered to the leaders of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia as they held a crisis summit to discuss how to curb the crisis, which has now claimed at least 729 lives. “If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences can be catastrophic in terms of lost lives but also severe socio-economic disruption and a high risk of spread to other countries,” Dr Chan said, according to a transcript seen by the Reuters news agency of her remarks to the summit in the Guinean capital, Conakry. Daily Telegraph, August 1, 2014 EVENT COMMENT what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you..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. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. BIBLE QUOTE (Matthew 24:3-7) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia, said there was now fear and panic across the country, adding: “There are dead bodies all over the place and they now know that it’s real. They know that it’s deadly and they are now beginning to respond.” Ebola disease was first identified in 1976 and until 2013, fewer than 500 people a year have been infected. This year has seen the largest outbreak and its on-going. As of July 2014 more than 1320 cases have occurred. Efforts are on-going to develop a vaccine; however, none currently exists. Jesus describes the time before he would return. He said “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.” A pestilence include plague. We are seeing the people rising up against people and nation against nation. We also see increasing plague…
WHO declares Ebola epidemic a global emergency Nigeria became the latest country to declare a national emergency over the deadly Ebola virus on Friday, as the World Health Organisation called the epidemic that has claimed nearly 1,000 lives a global health crisis. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan ordered the immediate release of 1.9 billion naira ($11.7 million, 8.7 million euros) to fund the fight against the disease as Africa's most populous nation confirmed two more Ebola cases, bringing the total number of infections to nine -- including two deaths. The WHO appealed for international aid to help afflicted countries after a rare meeting of the UN health body's emergency committee, which urged screening of all people flying out of affected countries in west Africa. It stopped short of calling for global travel restrictions, urging airlines to take strict precautions but to continue flying to the west African countries hit by the outbreak. Daily Telegraph, August 1, 2014 EVENT COMMENT For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. BIBLE QUOTE (Romans 8:22-23) The Ebola virus continues to spread and so does the fear. The problem now is one of food - the prices are soaring as the markets have been closed and all public gatherings are banned. On Wednesday everyone in Sierra Leone had to stay in their houses. Everyone is very afraid. In Liberia bodies are being dumped in the streets so that relatives are not identified and taken into isolation. Through ignorance they don’t understand that they are just making matters much worse, as the chances are that they are also infected after coming into contact with an infected corpse. Our brothers and sisters that live in these areas desperately need our prayers. We are surely living at the very time of the end as we see terrible plagues like this. Creation is groaning…
California hit by biggest earthquake in 25 years A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted California awake early on Sunday morning causing massive damage to the wine region of Napa Valley. Three people were in a critical condition including two adults and a child and a total of 87 people were treated in hospital. Barry Martin, community outreach coordinator for the City of Napa, said there were no reports of any fatalities. The quake struck at 3:20 am (1020 GMT) northwest of American Canyon, California. Jerry Brown, the Governor of California, declared a state of emergency in Napa County. The US Geological Survey said the tremor was located at a depth of just 6.7 miles below the surface. The power was out in Napa, about six miles from the earthquake's epicenter, as well as in other towns and cities nearby, affecting more than 10,000 households, according to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Daily Telegraph, August 24, 2014 EVENT COMMENT Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. BIBLE QUOTE (Luke 21:10-11) Peru, California, Chile and Iceland have all been hit by notable earthquakes in 2014, which has some wondering whether there have been an unusually large amount of strong earthquakes this year. The rate of major earthquakes -- those with a magnitude higher than 7.0 -- more than doubled in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the average since 1979, according to a paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters in June by Tom Parsons and Eric L. Geist of the U.S. Geological Survey. Jesus said that we would see nation rise against nation (better translated multitudes against multitudes ie revolutions) and kingdom against kingdom. AND we would see great earthquakes in divers places. We are surely seeing all this happening NOW….
UN: 'nightmare scenario' as Ebola spreads to the US The number of people infected with Ebola is doubling every 20 to 30 days, and the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has forecast that there could be as many as 1.4m cases of Ebola by January, in the worst case scenario. More than 3,300 people have been killed by the disease this year. Mr Banbury, who has served in the UN since 1988, said that the epidemic was the worst disaster he had ever witnessed. “We have never seen anything like it. In a career working in these kinds of situations, wars, natural disasters – I have never seen anything as serious or dangerous or high risk as this one. I’ve heard other people saying this as well, senior figures who are not being alarmist. Behind closed doors, they are saying they have never seen anything as bad,” he said. Daily Telegraph, October 2, 2014 EVENT COMMENT Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. Though distressing we know these things must happen – they are the prelude to the Lord’s return BIBLE QUOTE (Luke 21:10-11) The Ebola epidemic is getting out of control. A Liberian man became the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus on US soil. This case in the US is thought to be the first outside West Africa involving this strain of Ebola. Ebola has a very high mortality rate of between 50% and 90%. Ebola is a gruesome disease that causes cells in the body to self-destruct, resulting in massive internal and external bleeding. In its late stages, Ebola can cause the victim to experience convulsions, vomiting and bleeding from the eyes and ears while convulsing, flinging blood all over the room and anyone standing nearby, thereby infecting those people as well. Jesus said before he returned we would see pestilences (epidemics) and fearful sights. We are seeing fearful sights that cause terror as we see this particular plague spread…
10,000 new Ebola cases per week could be seen West Africa could face up to 10,000 new Ebola cases a week within two months, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday, adding that the death rate in the current outbreak has risen to 70 percent. WHO assistant director-general Dr. Bruce Aylward gave the grim figures during a news conference in Geneva. Previously, the agency had estimated the Ebola mortality rate at around 50 percent overall. In contrast, in events such as flu pandemics, the death rate is typically under 2 percent. Acknowledging that Ebola was "a high mortality disease," Aylward said the U.N. health agency was still focused on trying to get sick people isolated and provide treatment as early as possible. He told reporters if the world's response to the Ebola crisis isn't stepped up within 60 days, "a lot more people will die" and health workers will be stretched even further. Experts say the epidemic is doubling in size about every three weeks. Associated Press, October 14, 2014 EVENT COMMENT The earth suffers for the sins of its people, for they have twisted God’s instructions, violated his laws, and broken his everlasting covenant. Therefore, a curse consumes the earth. Its people must pay the price for their sin. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are scorched and parched, and only a few are left alive…..Lord of Hosts will rule on Mount Zion. He will rule in great glory in Jerusalem, BIBLE QUOTE (Isaiah 24:5-6 NLT) It’s incredible that in World War 1, 17 million soldiers and civilians were killed in battle. What is even more incredible is that as World War 1 ended in 1918 a deadly illness took hold around the world which killed an estimated 50 million people. It was the Spanish Influenza – it killed 3 times as many as the world war. It is still the largest and most destructive pandemic in recorded history. Average life expectancy dropped by 12 years… in America. We know another world war is coming. In fact a war to eclipse all wars. And in the making is another pandemic that could potentially be even more catastrophic than the flu pandemic. We read in Isaiah 24 that terrible judgement is coming on the world. It will effect all people – rich and poor. And when it is over – few men will be left… We surely need to be on God’s side….NOW….
Ebola: Famine approaches bringing fresh nightmare Sierra Leone’s fields are without farmers. Its crops go un-reaped. In the quarantine areas, feeding is patchy – some get food, others don’t. People then leave the enforced isolation in search of a meal, so Ebola spreads. In three West African countries where many already live a hand-to-mouth existence, the act of eating is increasingly rare. Ebola, the virus that has ravaged Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea at an unprecedented rate, continues its devastating spread. The number of dead doubles with each passing month; the bodies unburied. More lives are devastated with each passing day. And in the absence of a mass-produced vaccine, its treatment – enforced isolation, mass quarantines – now threatens to bring a new crisis: starvation. Yesterday, as the World Health Organisation warned that more than 4,500 people would be dead before the end of the week. Independent, October 16, 2014 EVENT COMMENT Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. BIBLE QUOTE (Luke 21:10) There are warnings that Ebola could lead to the collapse of nation states. As people are afraid to go out the economy collapses and so does the agriculture. The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization says in its latest report. Mali became the latest nation this week to record a death from Ebola. A two-year-old girl. More than 40 people known to have come into contact with her have been quarantined. The WHO said the number of cases was now 10,141 but that the figure could be much higher, as many families were keeping relatives at home rather than taking them to treatment centres. Jesus said we would see pestilence (plague) and famine before he returned….