Yellowstone volcano is acting up once again, with an “increased
risk” warning. Scientists are uneasy with the deep magma intrusion that
has been building up ever since it was discovered in nearly four decades
Scientists Use GPS Data to Model What Might
Have Happened Below The Surface
As scientists continue to speculate as to what happened underneath the
surface of Yellowstone, they had to resort to the usage of GPS
modeling to render what might have happened to explain the erratic nature
of the location. The surface seems to be deflating and inflating in irregular
Research Published Last January
Their research published in the Journal of Geophysical Research has revealed
that a vast body of magma had “intruded” beneath Norris sometime in
the Nineties. It also wrote, “Recent activity has provided new insights
into the causes of surface deformation in and around the Yellowstone Caldera, a
topic that has been debated since the discovery of caldera floor uplift more
than four decades ago.
“An episode of unusually rapid uplift centred near Norris Geyser Basin
along the north caldera rim began in late 2013 and continued until an
earthquake on March 30, 2014, thereafter, uplift abruptly switched to
“Split at rates of several centimetres per year resumed in 2016 and
continued at least through to the end of 2018.
“Modelling of GPS and interferometric synthetic aperture radar data
suggests an evolving process of deep magma intrusion during 1996-2001.”
What is The Norris Geyser Basin?
This is a part of the park that is the oldest, hottest, and most lively in
terms of thermal emission. This is also an area as large as the size of
Chicago, and so far is the most at risk where an eruption would start in
Dzurisin has also published something in reference to the supervolcano and
had this to say: ‘Hydrothermal explosion features are prominent in the Norris
Geyser Basin area, and the apparent shallow nature of the volatile accumulation
implies an increased risk of hydrothermal explosions.’
‘For the first time, we’ve been able to track an entire episode of magma
intrusion, degassing, and gas ascent to the near-surface. For those in the
know, like you, that’s awesome-not alarming,’
What Happens Now And Should You Worry?
Magma-derived fluids are closer to the surface now just about a mile or so
below Yellowstone. Thankfully, the research has debunked many who believes that
their lives are in danger. Many people say that it is already overdue for an
eruption, Jacob Lowentern is Yellowstone Volcano Observatory’s
Scientists-in-Charge said: “When you see people claiming it’s overdue,
usually the numbers they come up with say the last eruption was 640,000 years
ago, but it erupts every 600,000 years.”
“But, in fact, if you average the eruption intervals, there’s 2.1
million to 1.3 million and then another 640,000 years ago. If you average
those numbers you come up with something that’s over 700,000 yearsSo, in
reality, even if you tried to make this argument, it wouldn’t be overdue for
another 70,000 years,” said Lowentern.
Natural disasters pose a major threat to the US, perhaps even more than a
political threat, because the former cannot be controlled for the most part,
and if such were to happen at a politically unstable time, the results could be
disastrous. According to a recent report from the Charlotte Observer, five
earthquakes hit the Carolinas and Tennessee in less than fifteen hours.
At least five earthquakes reaching up to 2.4 magnitude rattled the Carolinas
and Tennessee within 24 hours, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.
The other quakes ranged from 1.7 to 2.2 magnitude, according to the USGS.
The series of quakes began around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday in Mulberry, North
Carolina, the USGS reported. More followed over the next several hours, with
the most recent one striking around 8 a.m. Monday.
The largest 2.4 quake hit around 11 p.m. near Centerville, South Carolina —
about 30 miles southwest of Greenville, according to the USGS. At least 480
people, some as far as 300 miles away in Georgia, reported feeling the tremor
to the agency. (source)
Could this be a sign of more earthquakes in the region? It is possible, but
the main to watch is if one starts seeing them near the Mississippi river
region or near Yellowstone, as there are major inland fault lines in those
regions that pose a direct threat to the country.
William Haseltine, president of the global health think tank ACCESS Health International, who recently chaired the U.S.-China Health Summit in Wuhan, where the virus likely originated, has a theory. “There are four ways,” the doctor told The Daily Beast. “One, it peters out with the weather. Two, everybody gets infected, so it’s got no new places to go… so it ends—but that’s a pretty horrible ending. Three is a vaccine, which is about a year away. Fourth way is the most likely: We’re going to have a few drugs, within a few weeks to a few months, that prevent people from getting infected—like PrEP for HIV—and for treatment.”
As major cultural events are forgotten, workplaces, bars, and restaurants close, and prominent politicians around the world go into quarantine, two simple questions about the novel coronavirus pandemic seem to rise above the rest: How long will this last? And how will it end?
Last night we brought to you an intense, 2-hour
bible study on the timeline arc for how prophetic events come to pass.
We showed you the 400-year arc from Malachi 3 and 4 to Luke 2 that resulted in
the fulfillment of prophecy of the coming Messiah. We showed you the 51-year
arc from 1897 to 1948 regarding the ‘phase one’ prophecy for God to regather
the Jews back to the land of Israel. And last we showed you how, for all
practical intents and purposes the New World
Order found in Daniel
7:23-26 began on September 11, 1991, and here 29 years into that the
whole world has gone crazy over the COVID-19 coronavirus.
“Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth
kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour
the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. And the ten
horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that
shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from
the first, and he shall subdue three kings. And he shall speak great
words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High,
and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until
a time and times and the dividing of time. But the judgment shall sit, and they
shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto
the end.” Daniel 7:23-26
Make no mistake about it, the COVID-19 coronavirus is real,
it is not a hoax, and it is actually making thousands sick with
a small percentage of those people dying from it. Take any and all precautions
you deem necessary for the protection and safety of you and your loved one, I
it seriously and taking precautions. But while the coronavirus is in
fact real, the fear and panic that is being forced upon us is not, we are being
told to be afraid and we are obeying.
I believe that the key sign that this is being done by the
New World Order will be if and when the Internet begins to get
really spotty and sporadic, or if it for whatever reason shuts down altogether.
If that happens, it will be proof that after isolating us in our homes, they
are then taking away our ability to communicate with each other and share the
truth. If anything happens to the Internet, then in my opinion, it will truly
be time to panic. NTEB will be monitoring this around the clock, and as soon as
we know something new, so will you.
The Department of Health and
Human Services experienced some form of cyberattack Sunday night related to its
coronavirus response, administration sources confirm to ABC News.
As Natural News
had reported in this recent story, with the state of New York activating the National Guard
and erecting a ‘coronavirus containment zone’
around the small city of New Rochelle, just the first of likely many to come in
the days, weeks and months ahead should America not get this outbreak under
control, the show ‘Containment’ helps us to understand that any
estimate of just how short or how long a ‘medical martial law lock
down’ might really last is sure to change, with estimates of two
weeks sure to change to a month and then 3 months and possibly even longer should
this thing explode in America. And with COVID-19 taking
very little time to go from just breaking out to ‘endemic’ in
the state of Washington, many have warned that this is how the globalists could complete their
lockdown of America and the world with forced vaccinations, medical martial law
and tyranny ahead.
Patients sickened with coronavirus
may be infectious for up to five weeks after they first fall ill, a new study
Researchers from China discovered that people
could live with virus in their respiratory tracts
for as long as 37 days. That’s 2.5 times as long as the mandatory two-week
isolation period required by most healthcare experts.
It comes on the heels of the World Health
Organization finally declaring the global outbreak to be a pandemic on
For the study, published in The Lancet, 191
patients from two hospitals in Wuhan – the epicenter of the coronavirus
outbreak – were studied.
The team used electronic medical records to
collect demographic data as well as laboratory data.
Researchers detected the RNA of the virus –
which carries the genetic information – in respiratory samples from patients
for a median of 20 days after they first becoming sick.
The shortest amount
of time someone was infectious was eight days and the longest amount of time
was 37 days.
With that study likely helping to explain why there may be up
to 100,000 cases of undiagnosed coronavirus in the state of Ohio alone this very moment as
reported in the Daily Mail due to so-called ‘community spread’
with only 5 people officially diagnosed with coronavirus in the state, if those
numbers are repeated from state to state across America, there could be
millions of Americans walking around with coronavirus already, completely
undiagnosed, and spreading it to others to ‘wash, rinse and repeat’
the hellish cycle.
Ohio has estimated it has more than
100,000 undiagnosed cases of coronavirus, after the virus was detected in
people that had not traveled to affected areas.
The state’s director of health, Dr Amy Acton,
who is also a licensed physician, warned the virus was moving through the
population via ‘community spread’ as state governors moved to close all schools
from Kindergaten to K-12 on Monday.
The northern state, which has a population of
11.7 million, has only reported five cases of COVID-19 so far. Two have
contracted the virus via ‘community spread’.
Warning of the rapid spread of the disease from
the Ohio General Assembly in Columbus yesterday, Dr Acton said: ‘I know it is hard to understand COVID-19 since we can’t see
it, but we know that one per cent of our population is carrying this virus
today. That’s more than 100,000 people.’
so-called ‘super rich’ now bugging out to
their disaster bunkers as the Guardian
reports in this new story hopefully giving a hint to those who think that COVID-19 is only a ‘hoax’ to usher in medical tyranny
here in America that it is something real that we should prepare for, we still
can’t overlook the possibility that this ‘outbreak’ will
be used by tyrants to usher in global martial law.
Like hundreds of
thousands of people across the world, the super-rich are preparing to
self-isolate in the face of an escalation in the coronavirus crisis.
But their plans extend far beyond stocking up on hand sanitiser and TV boxsets.
The world’s richest
people are chartering private jets to set off for holiday homes or specially
prepared disaster bunkers in countries that, so far, appear to have
avoided the worst of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Many are understood to be taking personal
doctors or nurses on their flights to treat them and their families in the
event that they become infected. The wealthy are also besieging doctors in
private clinics in Harley Street, London, and across the world, demanding
private coronavirus tests.
Robert Vicino, founder and chief executive of
Vivos Group, a California-based company constructing underground shelters
designed to withstand a range of natural disasters and catastrophes, said his
firm had seen a surge in inquiries and sales since the crisis took hold.
Vivos has converted a a cold war bunker in
Indiana into accommodation for 80 people, and is offering space in 575 concrete
bunkers in an abandoned second world war ordnance depot in South Dakota.
So while most of us aren’t able to jet off to our disaster bunkers in some far
away places, far from the unfolding madness, we’re still able to buckle in for
a bumpy ride ahead and while New York governor Andrew Cuomo recently banned
gatherings of 500 or more people in New York in an attempt to cut the spread of this
beast in the state of New York, that still potentially puts 10’s of millions in
New York in the ‘line of fire’ of coronavirus as,
should only 1 person in that gathering of 499 people be positive for the virus,
it’s likely to spread much further anyways.
As this shocking new
story over at the Daily Mail reports, while only 5 people in the state of Ohio had been
officially diagnosed with coronavirus, doctors believe over 100,000 Ohio
residents might be infected with the disease via community transmission, having
no idea what-so-ever they’ve been infected, yet contagious to others.
How many more such situations are going on now here in America? Please join us
in prayer for the people of America.
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.
Keeping everyone at home for a few weeks is one thing.
But what is going to happen if this pandemic just keeps growing for the rest
of this calendar year or even longer?
According to NBC News, the attending physician of
Congress believes that “70 million to 150 million people in the United States
will become infected”…
Dr. Brian Monahan, the attending physician of Congress and the U.S. Supreme
Court, said he expects 70 million to 150 million people in the United States
will become infected with COVID-19, NBC News reported Wednesday, citing two
Monahan made the comments to Senate staff during a closed-door meeting
Tuesday afternoon, according to NBC News.
Right now, there are less than 2,000 confirmed cases in this country and
fear is off the charts.
Can you imagine the societal meltdown that will ensue if 70 million
Americans get infected?
Dr. Anthony Fauci is also warning that we we should expect to see “more
cases” and that things will continue to “get worse”…
“I can say we will see more cases and things will get worse than they are
right now,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy
and Infectious Diseases, told the House Oversight and Reform Committee on
Wednesday at a hearing on the nation’s preparedness for the outbreak.
Unfortunately, these sorts of warnings don’t hit home for many Americans
until someone that they personally love is affected.
But now that Tom Hanks and his wife have both tested positive,
a lot of people that previously did not take this outbreak seriously are now
officially freaking out.
Tom Hanks is one of the most greatly loved actors in America, and this is
going to be the moment when a lot of Americans finally wake up and realize that
this virus is definitely not “like the flu”.
Has the flu ever left you “in blinding pain for weeks”?
Of course not.
And he was one of the fortunate ones that survived. For those that
die, the suffering can be far worse.
I truly don’t understand why there are still people out there that are
attempting to downplay this pandemic. This is a truly insidious virus,
and numerous experts are warning that it could eventually kill millions.
As I wrap up this article, I would like to share with you an excerpt from a
firsthand account from an American that is right in the middle of the nightmare
that is currently unfolding in Italy. I think that you will find
what Christina Higgins posted on her Facebook page to
be quite sobering…
When Prime Minister Conte announced last night that the entire country, 60
million people, would go on lock down, the line that struck me most was “there
is no more time.” Because to be clear, this national lock down, is a hail mary.
What he means is that if the numbers of contagion do not start to go down, the
system, Italy, will collapse.
Why? Today the ICUs in Lombardy are at capacity – more than capacity. They
have begun to put ICU units in the hallways. If the numbers do not go down, the
growth rate of contagion tells us that there will be thousands of people who in
a matter of a week? two weeks? who will need care. What will happen when there
are 100, or a 1000 people who need the hospital and only a few ICU places left?
On Monday a doctor wrote in the paper that they have begun to have to decide
who lives and who dies when the patients show up in the emergency room, like
what is done in war. This will only get worse.
There are a finite number of drs, nurses, medical staff and they are getting
the virus. They have also been working non-stop, non-stop for days and days.
What happens when the drs, nurses and medical staff are simply not able to care
for the patients, when they are not there?
And finally for those who say that this is just something that happens to
old people, starting yesterday the hospitals are reporting that younger and
younger patients – 40, 45, 18, are coming in for treatment.
You have a chance to make a difference and stop the spread in your country.
Push for the entire office to work at home today, cancel birthday parties, and
other gatherings, stay home as much as you can. If you have a fever, any fever,
stay home. Push for school closures, now. Anything you can do to stop the
spread, because it is spreading in your communities – there is a two week incubation
period – and if you do these things now you can buy your medical system time.
And for those who say it is not possible to close the schools, and do all
these other things, locking down Italy was beyond anyone’s imagination a week
Soon you will not have a choice, so do what you can now.
No matter how many reassuring press conferences our leaders hold, and no
matter what moves global central banks make, most people are going to want to
avoid places where they could become infected as long as this virus keeps
If our normal lives are interrupted for a few weeks, it ultimately won’t be
that big of a deal.
But if this crisis just keeps going month after month, it will quickly bring
us to the brink of societal collapse.
Let us pray for a miracle, because we definitely need one right now.
Jesus specifically warned us that there would be “pestilences” in the end
times, and so if we really are approaching the time of His return this is one
of the things that we should be watching for. Of course we don’t know if
COVID-19 is one of the “pestilences” that Jesus was referring to, but in recent
days it has greatly distressed me to see so many Christians attempting to
downplay the severity of this virus. The number of confirmed cases and
the global death toll have both been rising at an exponential rate day after
day, and experts are warning that over half of
the population of the world could eventually get this virus, but so many
voices out there are boldly assuring people that they don’t have anything to be
concerned about even though they don’t have any medical credentials at
all. Personally, I think that it pays to listen to the experts during a
crisis like this, and the experts are telling us that millions could soon die. In
fact, as you will see below, a doctor that sat on the White House Homeland
Security Council is saying that this is the most “frightening disease” that he
has ever encountered. After everything that we have already learned about
this virus, anyone that is not taking this pandemic seriously is not being
But is this just another pandemic that will come and go, or is this one of
the “pestilences” that we were warned about almost 2000 years ago?
In Luke chapter 21, Jesus explained to His disciples what conditions would
be like just prior to His return, and in verse 11 He specifically warned that
there would be “pestilences”. The following comes from the King James
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and
famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs
shall there be from heaven.
We have definitely seen a rise in seismic activity in recent years, billions of locusts are
devouring crops from eastern Africa all the way to China right now, and
Australia just had the worst harvest season that they have ever recorded.
So it is interesting to note that the stage is being set for some of the
other signs that Jesus mentioned at the very same time that this coronavirus
outbreak is starting to spiral out of control.
Only time will tell if COVID-19 is truly one of the “pestilences” that Jesus
was referring to, but at this point it has become exceedingly clear that we
should all be taking it very seriously.
This virus jumps from person to person with incredible ease, and it has a
death rate that is about 34 times higher than the ordinary
flu. In fact, the death rate for COVID-19 is actually higher than the death rate
during the Spanish Flu pandemic. And let us never forget that the
Spanish Flu pandemic killed between 50 million and 100 million people from 1918
I do not understand why anyone would possibly want to try to downplay this
outbreak, and those that are doing so could end up greatly contributing to the
spread of this virus.
Proverbs 22:3 says this…
3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but
the simple pass on, and are punished.
Fortunately for us, this outbreak started on the other side of the globe and
so we had some time to prepare before it got here.
An infectious diseases expert at the forefront of the search for a
coronavirus vaccine said on Friday that it was the most “frightening
disease“ he’s ever encountered, and that “war is an
appropriate analogy” for what the country is facing, as “50
– 70 percent of the global population” may become infected.
Dr. Richard Hatchett, who sat on the White House Homeland Security Council
in 2005 – 2006 and was a principal author of the National Strategy for
Pandemic Influenza Implementation Plan, and currently heads the Coalition for
Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, told the UK’s Channel
“This is the most frightening disease I’ve ever encountered in my
career, and that includes Ebola, it includes MERS, it includes SARS.
And it’s frightening because of the combination of infectiousness and a
lethality that appears to be manyfold higher than flu.”
That sure sounds like a “global pestilence” to me.
Let us pray that he is completely wrong.
But as we pray, it will also be important for us to take recommended
precautions. During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press”, Dr. Anthony Fauci
warned that the elderly and those with “underlying conditions” will need
to make adjustments to their lifestyles immediately…
“If you are an elderly person with an underlying condition, if you get
infected, the risk of getting into trouble is considerable. So it’s our
responsibility to protect the vulnerable,” he said.
“When I say ‘protect,’ I mean right now. Not wait until things get
worse. Say no large crowds, no long trips. And above all, don’t get on a cruise
Personally, I think that is great advice for all of us.
If you have family members or friends that are not taking this outbreak
seriously, you need to try to get through to them.
US hospitals are preparing for 96 million coronavirus infections and nearly half a million
deaths from the outbreak, leaked documents have revealed.
The spread of the deadly disease could be far worse than officials
claim, with 480,000 Americans expected to die from the virus and 4.8
million hospitalized, according to a presentation hosted by The
American Hospital Association (AHA) in February.
We haven’t seen anything cause this much worldwide fear in a really long
time. But even though there is so much fear, we still don’t know if this
is going to evolve into the next great global pandemic that kills millions of
people or not. I wish that I had a definitive answer for you. At
this point we do know that the number of confirmed cases outside of China
continues to rise at a very alarming rate, and we also know that this virus is about 34 times
more deadly than the flu according to the latest numbers. But in
order for it to kill millions of people, a substantial percentage of the global
population would have to be infected, and we don’t know if that is actually
going to happen.
But in major cities around the globe where there has been an eruption of
COVID-19 cases, we are seeing severe disruptions in normal activity.
For example, now that several coronavirus deaths have been reported in the
area, the lack of tourists has turned downtown Seattle into “a ghost town”…
In Seattle, bracing for the coronavirus also means preparing for what could
be a devastating economic impact. Business owners and residents have already
seen a drop-off in tourists in areas of the city that heavily depend on foot
“It’s like a ghost town,” Francisco said about
the famous Pike Place Market where she has her shop.
If you have ever been to Pike Place Market, then you know that it is
normally bustling with activity.
But now virtually everyone wants to stay away, and you can’t exactly blame
them. With this virus on the loose, I wouldn’t want to venture down there
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has already declared a state of emergency, and this
will give her the power to cancel a wide range of public events…
As the death toll climbed Tuesday, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, a Democrat,
proclaimed a civil emergency. The declaration allows her to bypass regulations
to increase city spending, contracting and borrowing to address the growing
public health threat. It will also allow her office to close facilities and
cancel events to prevent the virus from spreading further.
The streets of Seoul, the South Korean capital, stood nearly
empty this week. Those who do venture out wear masks. The
normally busy subways have few passengers and riders make sure to sit far away
from one another. Many residents are relying on grocery and restaurant delivery
Most Americans don’t realize this, but the population of Seoul actually
exceeds the population of New York City.
Normally it is one of the busiest cities on the entire planet, but due to
the fear that more than 5,700 confirmed cases in South Korea has caused, it has
also become something of “a ghost town”.
Speaking of busy cities, Beijing’s 21 million residents continue to wait for
life to return to normal.
Most people are staying home as much as possible, and those that do venture
out risk having their temperatures scanned “at regular checkpoints”…
Many shops are still closed in Beijing, and residents’
temperatures are scanned at regular checkpoints, as well as inside each store.
On streets that are normally so crowded that people are forced to brush
shoulders, those who are out keep a good distance from one another.
Could you imagine the uproar that would ensue if similar “checkpoints” were
set up here in the United States?
In Milan, Italy’s business capital and the center of the country’s outbreak,
restaurants, bars and train stations are much less crowded than normal. The
usually teeming Piazza del Duomo, home to the city’s cathedral and lined with
shops and bars, was almost empty at points Monday.
Italian authorities are absolutely desperate to get this outbreak under
control, and so they are implementing pretty extreme measures.
Incredibly, that even includes banning fans from all sporting events until April 3rd…
The Italian government have taken drastic measures to help
prevent the outbreak of coronavirus by closing all sport events to fans
throughout the entire country until April 3. Italy has been the
worst-hit European country from the coronavirus, with 107 deaths so far.
It is nice that they have set a deadline, but what are they going to do if
we get to April 3rd and this outbreak has gotten even worse?
Could it be possible that Italian fans will not be able to attend sporting
events for the foreseeable future?
And will other western countries soon follow suit?
Our lives could be about to change in ways that we couldn’t even imagine
just a few weeks ago.
Britons could be forced to put their lives on hold for three
months under a ‘battle plan’ to combat Coronavirus amid
warnings today that the deadly disease could incapacitate a fifth of the UK’s
Boris Johnson today set out the Government’s blueprint to deal with a mass
outbreak of the bug that includes a raft of socially and economically costly
contingency moves as a last resort.
Could you put your life on hold for three months?
Of course most major pandemics last longer than just three months. In
fact, the Spanish Flu pandemic lasted for three years and it killed tens of
millions of people.
Hopefully this outbreak will not be anything like that.
But without a doubt, this is a truly horrible virus. The following is
an excerpt from the account of a 25-year-old British man that actually caught
Day 12: I’ve had a relapse. Just as I thought the flu was getting better, it
has come back with a vengeance. My breathing is laboured. Just getting up and
going to the bathroom leaves me panting and exhausted. I’m sweating, burning up,
dizzy and shivering. The television is on but I can’t make sense of it. This is
By the afternoon, I feel like I am suffocating. I have never
been this ill in my life. I can’t take more than sips of air and, when I
breathe out, my lungs sound like a paper bag being crumpled up.
This isn’t right. I need to see a doctor. But if I call the emergency services,
I’ll have to pay for the ambulance call-out myself. That’s going to cost a
fortune. I’m ill, but I don’t think I’m dying — am I?
I certainly do not want to experience that, and I am sure that you do not
want to either.
Coming into this year, I warned about what was
ahead, but I definitely did not anticipate that we could potentially be
facing a full-blown global pandemic by early March.
Hashem made the two great lights,
the greater light to dominate the day and the lesser light to dominate the
night, and the stars.” Genesis 1:16 (The Israel Bible™)
The first supermoon of 2020 will
appear on Monday evening as the holiday of Purim ends and the second day
referred to as Shushan Purim begins.
A supermoon occurs when the full
moon coincides with the perigee — the closest that the Moon comes to the Earth
in its elliptic orbit — resulting in a larger-than-usual apparent size of the
lunar disk as viewed from Earth. A full moon at perigee appears roughly 14%
larger in diameter than at apogee and appears up to 30 percent brighter.
Supermoons usually appear 3-4 times each year.
The holiday of Purim was set for the
14th day of the Hebrew month of Adar. As per the Book of Esther, the Jews who
lived in Shushan celebrated Purim on the 15th of Adar. These two dates were
established in perpetuity.
The sages established this rule for
other cities that were similar to Shushan, that is to say, walled cities that
existed when Joshua entered Israel after the Exodus from Egypt. Along with
Shushan (which is located in modern-day southwestern Iran), this includes
Jerusalem, Jericho, and, according to some opinions, Jaffa and Tiberias.
Purim also coincides with the vernal
(spring) equinox when the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary
line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from south to north. On the
equinox, the day and night are each about 12 hours in length everywhere on
Americans traditionally assign names
to astral events based on Native American traditions who tracked seasons based
on lunar cycles. According to the Farmer’s Almanac,
one of the most popular names for the full moon in March is the “Full Worm Moon
” because as the weather warms and the ground softens, earthworms begin to
appear, which the Native Americans marked as a sign of the beginning of spring.
The Shushan Purim supermoon will be
followed by two more in consecutive months: the second will be on Wednesday,
April 8 and the third on Thursday, May 7. The next supermoon will be the
morning of September 17, arriving in time to begin Rosh Hashanna, the Hebrew
Supermoon: A Sign of New Governments
Rabbi Yosef Berger noted the
political significance of the supermoon falling on Purim, Passover, and Rosh
“The moon represents malchut (מלכות;
kingship),” Rabbi Berger said. “Every kingdom rises and falls and eventually
disappears. Only Israel and the Davidic dynasty is eternal. That is because
other kingdoms grab power by virtue of their strength. The moon, kingship, does
not have a strength of its own. Like the moon, kings must reflect the glory of
the sun, of Hashem (God; literally the name. The only king who did this was
King David. And so the Davidic dynasty is eternal, like the glory of God it
channels into the world.”
“Purim is where we see the glory of
God brought into the world and overcoming an earthly king and the political
forces that acted against the Jews. Pesach (Passover) was when Hashem brought
the Jews out of Egypt. The only reason he did so was to have the world see that
He was our one true king. Rosh Hashanna is when the Jews declare that Hashem is
“We know from the Talmud that the
Redemption will come in the months of Adar and Nissan, that is to say, the
months of Purim and Pesach.
“A supermoon on all these holidays
means that the Davidic dynasty is about to return,” Rabbi Berger
The City of Shushan (And Many Other
Capitals) Become Confused
It is interesting to note that the
city of Purim became “dumbfounded” after King Ahasuerus sent out Haman’s decree
to kill the Jews.
Accordingly, written instructions
were dispatched by couriers to all the king’s provinces to destroy, massacre,
and exterminate all the Yehudim, young and
old Esther 3:13
This Shushan Purim supermoon comes
at a time when several countries are facing political confusion and upheaval.
Israel just completed a third-round election that, through a remarkable and
entirely un-anticipatable series of events, should have been scheduled for Purim. Since it is a national holiday, the elections were
advanced one week earlier. Perhaps due to their roots in a holiday whose very
nature implies confusion, the elections produced ambiguous results. According
to most experts, neither Netanyahu nor his opponent, Benny Gantz, will be able
to succeed in forming a coalition. The U.S. is currently going through primary campaigns in which the Democrats are most probably going to run their convention without any
clear winner to be chosen as the most popular delegate. Many nations, including
China, Iran, and even the Vatican, are being confused and challenged by the
Rabbi Pinchas Winston, a prolific
end-of-days author, explains that the distinctive light of Purim, which is
embodied in the ability to recognize God even when He is hidden, will never be
Purim: A Time When Enemies Become
Friends in Redemption
Jews are commanded to drink on Purim
until they can no longer tell the difference between Mordechai, the righteous
hero, and Haman, the evil villain. The story took place in Persia,
a region currently ruled by an evil Iranian regime that is Israel’s greatest enemy. But in the same way that the Book of Esther flips tragedy
onto victory, the Sanhedrin sees Iran as a possible key player in the
construction of the Third Temple.
The Tomb of Esther and Mordechai
Queen Esther is the iconic and
legendary character of the Purim story. Her tomb, and that of the other hero of
the story, Morchechai, lies in the Iranian city of Hamadan. Today, the Iranian
Jews are known as the children of Esther.
This is already the most frightening virus outbreak that we have seen in the
past several decades, and it appears that it is just getting started. A
week ago, there were about 3,000 confirmed cases outside of China and now there
are more than 10,000. 4,812 cases have been confirmed in South Korea,
2,036 cases have been confirmed in Italy, and 1,501 cases have been confirmed
in Iran at this point. Of course by the time you actually read this
article those numbers are likely to be significantly higher. It is like
we are watching a really bad Hollywood disaster movie play out right in front
of our eyes, and so far every effort to contain this virus has failed. On
Monday, Dr. Anthony Fauci stunned many people when he told NBC News that
COVID-19 has likely reached “pandemic proportions”…
News of the additional deaths came after Dr Anthony Fauci, the head of the
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told NBC News on Monday
that the disease had likely reached ‘pandemic proportions’ as 100 cases were
confirmed across the U.S.
‘We’re dealing with an evolving situation. We’re dealing with clearly an
emerging infectious disease that has now reached outbreak proportions and
likely pandemic proportions,’ Dr Fauci said. ‘If you look at multiple
definitions of what a pandemic is… multiple sustained transmissions of of a
highly infectious agent in multiple regions of the globe.’
Dr. Fauci is definitely not an alarmist, and for him to use the word
“pandemic” is a major red flag.
Last week a lot of people were pointing out that not a single American had
died from this virus yet, but now six victims have died in the state of
Four more people have died of the coronavirus in Washington state, raising
the death toll in the state and the nation to six, health officials said
Jeffrey Duchin, a health officer in King County and Seattle, said at a news
conference Monday that five of the deaths were people from King County and one
was from Snohomish County, north of Seattle.
If you live in the Seattle area, you need to understand that you are in the
middle of a crisis zone. As I discussed yesterday, it is likely that the virus has
been circulating in that region for weeks, and each day the number of potential
carriers will only get higher.
“To increase your chances of staying healthy, avoid crowded
settings if possible,” King County Public Health said on Twitter. “Especially
if you are over 60, or have other chronic health conditions such as diabetes,
heart disease, lung disease, or a weakened immune system.”
There’s particular concern about the spread of the virus in
nursing homes. One such facility, Life Care Center in Kirkland,
Washington, said in a statement that one of its residents and one of its
associates have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The center is banning visitors
And this doesn’t mean that you will need to change your behavior for a few
days or even a few weeks.
At a minimum, if you live in the Seattle area you are going to want to avoid
crowded settings for the next several months.
Of course it is just a matter of time before other major cities are facing
similar outbreaks. In recent days the number of states with confirmed
cases has grown quite a bit
New York –
Oregon – 3
Island – 2
state – 18 (includes 6 fatalities)
Unfortunately, this list probably only represents the very small tip of a
very large iceberg. Up until just recently, the CDC was mandating that
the only people that should be tested are those that have traveled to China or
those that have had close contact with a known victim. By using such
restrictive criteria, the number of Americans being tested was kept extremely
low, and a lot of infected people slipped through the cracks.
Now this virus has escaped containment, and authorities are telling us that
“community spread” is inevitable all over the United States.
Meanwhile, COVID-19 continues to sweep across much of the rest of the planet
Videos spreading on social media are showing Iranians kissing and licking
Shi’ite shrines throughout the country as many call to close the shrines amid a
severe coronavirus outbreak in the Islamic Republic.
The epicenter of the outbreak in Iran, Qom, is a religious city home to
several shrines. The shrines remain open as some reports place the death toll
in Iran in the hundreds.
Can you believe that?
We live at a time when it seems like much of the world has gone nuts.
Most people believe whatever they feel like believing, and most people do
whatever they feel like doing. But there are always consequences
for our actions, and I have a feeling that this virus is going to spread
particularly rapidly in the Middle East.
Here in the United States, it appears that this outbreak is far more
extensive than we are being told. As the U.S. starts to finally ramp up
testing, it is inevitable that a lot more existing cases will be found.
In fact, in just a little while I will be posting an article on End Of The American Dream about an ER
doctor in New York that is claiming that there is “going to be thousands” of
confirmed cases inside this country by next week.
I don’t think that it is going to happen quite that rapidly, but it appears
to be inevitable that the number of cases is going to be steadily rising.
This is not a drill. This is an exceedingly dangerous virus that is
killing people all over the planet, and we need to prepare for a scenario in
which this crisis could extend for many months or even for several years.
“All kinds of trees for food will grow up on both banks of the stream. Their
leaves will not wither nor their fruit fail; they will yield new fruit every
month, because the water for them flows from the Temple. Their fruit will serve
for food and their leaves for healing.” Ezekiel
47:12 (The Israel Bible™)
An Israeli company announced on Thursday that it may develop a vaccine for
the coronavirus within a few weeks and another Israeli company has a diagnostic
kit ready to go.
Jaffe-Hoffman of J-Post reported on Thursday that Science and
Technology Minister Ofir Akunis announced that the vaccine may be ready in a
few weeks and will be ready for use by the general public in as little as 90
“Congratulations to MIGAL [The Galilee Research Institute] on this exciting
breakthrough,” Akunis said. “I am confident there will be further rapid
progress, enabling us to provide a needed response to the grave global COVID-19
threat,” Akunis said, referring to the respiratory disease caused by the
If the team succeeds in discovering the vaccine, it will be the product of
amazing serendipity. The company wrote on its website that they have been
working for the past four years towards developing a vaccine against a form of
coronavirus which infects chickens called avian coronavirus Infectious
Bronchitis Virus (IBV).
“Our basic concept was to develop the technology and not specifically a
vaccine for this kind or that kind of virus,” said Dr. Chen Katz, MIGAL’s
biotechnology group leader, told J-Post. “Let’s call it pure luck. We
decided to choose coronavirus as a model for our system just as a proof of
concept for our technology.”
From research conducted at MIGAL, it has been found that the poultry
coronavirus has high genetic similarity to the human COVID-19, and that it uses
the same infection mechanism, a fact that increases the likelihood of achieving
an effective human vaccine in a very short period of time.
The vaccine’s effectiveness has been proven in pre-clinical trials carried
out at the Volcani Institute. MIGAL has now made required genetic adjustments
to adapt the vaccine to COVID-19, the human strain of coronavirus, and is
working to achieve the safety approvals that will enable in-vivo testing,
enable the initiation of production of a vaccine to counter the Coronavirus
Commenting on the news, David Zigdon, CEO of MIGAL GALILEE RESEARCH
INSTITUTE, said, “Given the urgent global need for a human coronavirus vaccine,
we are doing everything we can to accelerate development. Our goal is to
produce the vaccine during the next 8-10 weeks, and to achieve safety approval
in 90 days. This will be an oral vaccine, making it particularly accessible to
the general public. We are currently in intensive discussions with potential
partners that can help accelerate the in-human trials phase and expedite the
completion of the final product development and regulatory activities.”
Minister Akunis instructed the Director-General of the Ministry of Science
and Technology to fast-track all approval processes with the goal of bringing
the human vaccine to market as quickly as possible.
In conjunction with this miraculous discovery, another Israeli firm
announced on Thursday that its biomedical division developed a new rapid and
accurate diagnostics kit for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. BATM Advanced, a leading provider of
technologies for medical laboratory system based in Hod Hasharon, said in a
release that “the kit has undergone testing by several central laboratories and
hospitals that have now verified its ability to diagnose COVID-19.”
“This kit has undergone testing by several central laboratories and
hospitals that have now verified its ability to diagnose COVID-19,” the company
said in a statement. “The Group has commenced production of the kit at its
Adaltis facility in Rome. BATM is working with academic and research
institutions, mainly in Europe, to progress the kit to make it at a price point
suitable for large scale production. The kit, which supports all the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, has already received
interest from customers in several countries.”
The current methods being used to test for the virus is an involved process
that takes several days at least. There have been more than 80,000 cases of
Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and 2,700 deaths.
was named for its appearance. During their research, scientists used
microscopes to photograph the virus and the name comes from its shape, which
resembles a crown when imaged, a fact which led Rabbi Aryeh Lipo, a religious
studies teacher who ran for the Likud in 2014, to an insight on the cause of
‘corona’ means, in every language, a crown,” Rabbi Lipo said. “The disease
has come to remind us that the true crown of the world is missing. What will
stop the coronavirus was taught to us by King David.”
And David built
there a mizbayach to Hashem and sacrificed
burnt offerings and offerings of well-being. Hashem responded
to the plea for the land, and the plague against Yisrael was
checked. II Samuel
“May it be God’s will that we merit to build a crown and palace for the One
King,” Rabbi Lipo said. “God willing, this crown will protect the world from
Using an electron microscope. Corona is Latin for ‘Crown’.
American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris threw down the gauntlet to the
Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement in a tweet.
Seth Mandel, a conservative American author who is Jewish, tweeted a
taunt to the BDS movement.
Revelation 1:3 "Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near".
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