More than 1,000 hospitalized with respiratory problems from Sandstorm wave

Luke 21:25,26 NLT “And there will be strange signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides. People will be terrified at what they see coming upon the earth, for the powers in the heavens will be shaken.”

Important Takeaways:

  • NASA data showed dust reaching more than three miles into the sky
  • The Iraqi government declared a national holiday Monday to keep people in their homes.
  • Experts say the storms this year are particularly intense
  • In Iraq, at least nine significant storms have hit the country since April.

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Export Restrictions add to Global Hunger

Matt 24:6,7 Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 7 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

Important Takeaways:

  • Trade is vital to mitigating the global food crisis.
  • India, the world’s second-largest producer of wheat by volume, announced export restrictions on the commodity
  • Before the war in Ukraine, food prices were already at some of their highest historical levels due to high fuel and energy prices, droughts, and the lingering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • The war in Ukraine has made the situation worse, as Russia and Ukraine produce large percentages of the world’s wheat, sunflower oil, and other vital food commodities.
  • A rise in fuel prices is also a major contributor to the rise in food prices, as food now costs more to store, process, and transport.

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Iraq passed bill criminalizing relations with Israel, punishable with death sentence

Matt 24:10,11 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.

Important Takeaways:

  • The legislation says that violation of the law is punishable with the death sentence or life imprisonment.
  • It was unclear how the law will be implemented as Iraq has not recognized Israel since the country’s formation in 1948
  • The legislation also entails risks for companies working in Iraq and found to be in violation of the bill.

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Monkeypox Outbreaks have been found in Europe, Australia and America

Rev 6:7,8 NCV When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!”8 I looked, and there before me was a pale horse. Its rider was named death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill people by war, by starvation, by disease, and by the wild animals of the earth.

Important Takeaways:

  • Cases detected in three more countries for first time
  • Monkeypox is similar to smallpox but less severe and less infectious too
  • Monkeypox is usually associated with travel to Central or West Africa, but some of the cases which have been occurring outside these countries have had no travel link.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) says the virus can be contained with the right response in countries outside of Africa where it is not usually detected.

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Three Countries Putin Could Target First in a Nuclear War

Mark 13:8 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.

Important Takeaways:

  • VLADIMIR PUTIN has stoked fears around the world that he could be prepared to launch nuclear weapons at Russia’s enemies.
  • The Kremlin leader is widely thought to boast the largest nuclear arsenal in the world.
  • The most likely target of any nuclear strike by Russia could be its former Cold War adversary the US
  • Allies of President Putin have threatened the UK with retaliatory action
  • Russia could also target a number of NATO’s 28 other member states, including France, Germany and Canada.

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28% surge in individual income taxes this year

Rev 6:5,6 NCV When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse, and its rider held a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard something that sounded like a voice coming from the middle of the four living creatures. The voice said, “A quart of wheat for a day’s pay, and three quarts of barley for a day’s pay, and do not damage the olive oil and wine!”

Important Takeaways:

  • Americans paying most income taxes ever
  • 28% surge in individual income taxes this year
  • Another spurt in 2025 when the Trump tax cuts expire
  • The numbers were higher than the agency predicted last year, and as the economy recovers following the virus crisis, they are expected to go further

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Russian forces are making incremental progress in Ukraine

Matthew 24:6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.

Important Takeaways:

  • Heavy Russian artillery strikes over Severodonetsk have sparked fears that it could be the next Mariupol
  • Joe Biden’s administration is considering sending advanced, long-range weapons systems to Ukraine
  • Mass killings and rapes of civilians, dehumanizing language by Russian officials to describe Ukrainians, and mass deportations
  • A “genocidal pattern of destruction” and “consistent and pervasive atrocities against Ukrainian civilians collectively,” citing the mass graves, executions, and destruction of hospitals, shelters and other civilian facilities in numerous parts of the country

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Benham Brothers: Our nation has a heart problem — not a gun problem

Matthew 24:10  At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other

Important Takeaways:

  • Twin brothers Jason and David Behman said this week that culture, and men in particular, need Jesus, not more “gun laws.”
  • There’s not enough ‘gun laws’ on earth to turn a young man from a predator to a protector
  • Our nation glorifies everything that stands against King Jesus and His Kingdom fruit — love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, and self-control. As a result, we’re losing our young men and have lost the soul of our nation.

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Trona California shaken up by 4.3 earthquake

Luke 21:11 “There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Magnitude 4.3 earthquake shakes California as tremor is felt throughout downtown LA
  • A magnitude 4.3 earthquake shook California early Thursday morning, sending powerful vibrations through downtown Los Angeles.
  • The quake struck near the town of Trona, located about 120 miles (193km) north of Los Angeles
  • No damage reported

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5.5 shakes Oaxaca in southern Mexico

Luke 21:11 “There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.”

Important Takeaways

  • 5-magnitude earthquake rattles southern Mexico near Acapulco
  • The U.S. Geological Survey said that the quake registered with a magnitude of 5.5, which is considered to be a strong intermediate temblor. It struck near Oaxaca, which is located about 200 miles east of Acapulco on the southern end of the Yucatan Peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

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