President Xi Jinping warned Saturday that China faced a "grave situation" as authorities raced to contain a virus that has killed 41 people and caused a drastic scale-back of Lunar New Year celebrations.
The world's most populous country, which is scrambling to contain the disease that has infected nearly 1,300 people and overwhelmed health facilities, is building a second field hospital and closing more travel routes.
After more countries reported cases, Xi said at a Communist Party leadership meeting on the disease that China was "faced with the grave situation of an accelerating spread of the new coronavirus" but that the country will "definitely be able to win the battle," according to state media....
I'm not commenting on this particular article, but I know no other way to communicate with SA. Why is it when I click on a commentary in News in Focus, it brings me to different article. It happened on two different commentaries this time, and each time I got this one on the C. Virus. It happens often.
TrueHolyBibleChristianCatholic wrote: IT'S THE RELIGIOUS-EARTH-BEAST OF APOCALYPSE/REVELATION 13:11-18--UNDER THE POLITICAL-SEA-BEAST OF APOCALYPSE/REVELATION 13:1-10--WHO CAUSES ALL, BOTH SMALL AND GREAT, RICH AND POOR, FREE AND BOND, TO RECEIVE A MARK +++IN+++ THEIR RIGHT-HAND OR +++IN+++ THEIR FOREHEAD[S] ! ! !
Interesting thoughts, TLC. Here are a couple thoughts I have.
If the sea beast is a political entity and the earth beast religious, why would the religious beast cause everyone to worship the political beast (Rev 13:12)? Seems backwards.
The 7 headed sea beast is said to be given power to continue 42 months. The earth beast rises during the same timeline to carry out his deeds. It is said the sea beast had a deadly wound which had healed. So if, as you say, the coronavirus vaccine is the mark, name or number of the sea beast, shouldn't we be able to identify this political beast by now considering a vaccine may be available within a year or less?
These are sincere questions to test your theory so no need to take offense.
Some might ask, Don't the French and Spanish cuisine include snails? And the French have these specially trained pigs that sniff out truffles (underground fungus) to eat? You could answer them, 'Well, didn't Patton say he would rather have a division of German troops in front of him rather than 2 divisions of French troops behind him?' And we know that, through immigration, they have basically given their country over to the Muslims?
Listen, YIA, this isn't an easy time for you guys. While the promises are that the river will not overflow you when you ford nor the fire burn you when you walk through in Isaiah 43:2, it does not mean you won't get cold and wet nor hot and dry. But the Lord does not fail, never, and a single one of His own do not slip through His fingers! He will see you guys thru this in the way He knows is best, even if it does not seem so to us.
In the macro sense, as one wise poster suggested elsewhere, perhaps the Lord is doing something in China that will turn many more to Himself? Or maybe He is removing His people ahead of the Cultural Revolution 2.0? We don't know what will happen, but we can cling to the One who is sovereign over all things. Praying for you guys. Again, keep us informed.
Praying for you guys, YIA. This is a hard time to remind you of Romans 8:28. No matter what happens, even if it turns out bad from our perspective at this time, the Lord's will is best. It is as if He is saying to you, "Do you trust Me?" Not saying it's easy or fun or pleasant. Hang in there, Brother. Please keep us all informed as you can.