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Biblical plagues – locusts swarm over two continents

Did you know that while the world deals with Coronavirus, there’s another plague threatening two continents?  East Africa, the Middle East, India and Pakistan are battling the twin plagues of Coronavirus and locust swarms.

East Africa is being destroyed by a huge swarm of locusts

The locusts have now been seen in ten countries, leading forecasters to say they pose a threat to millions.

It reminds me of the ten plagues of Egypt, where devastating locust attacks in Egypt around 1446 B.C. were mentioned in the Book of Exodus in the Bible.

These locusts have formed group formations as they attempt to battle desert winds, as shared by social media users across Saudi Arabia.

Viewers quickly flocked in to voice their thoughts. One wrote: “Surreal, military-style units.”

“Believe in the Bible yet?”

But another was less worried and said: “They are as good as dead in the desert.”

The locusts were first reported a year ago where, together with cockroaches, they invaded the grand mosque of Mecca, Islam’s holiest site.

Like a thief in the night! Locust Plague Timeline: The Biblical plague started ironically at the holiest site in Islam in 2019: It now stretches from the Chinese border to South Africa: New swarms in China, Botswana and South Sudan
Source: The Big Wobble

The locusts have no king, yet they all advance in ranks, Proverbs 30:27.

Chilling footage has shown millions of locusts forming small groups in the desert to battle high winds as a plague continues to sweep across east Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

With coronavirus and locust plague, ‘nature is sending us a message,’ says UN environment head

If there was a message in this, the UN’s not getting it.

The causes of the locust plague

  • The UN

Antonio Guterres of Portugal, the U.N. secretary-general, claimed global warming as a cause of the problem.  According to Walter Williams of cnsnews.com that’s sheer nonsense – it was mostly man-made.

“This ongoing tragedy is mostly man-made, according to an analysis by Paul Driessen, who is a senior policy adviser with the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) and the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise.

SDG 15.9Economic development organizations and activist nongovernmental organizations have foisted “agroecology” on the poorest nations — an organic-style agriculture. They promote the virtues of peasant farming.”

Think “sustainable land management” in accordance with Agenda 2030.

Walter Williams: The Real Culprit Behind Africa’s Locust Plague

African nations like Kenya want to use insectides but are being opposed by the UN FAO: “United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization sides with western greens over East African farmers.”

So yet again, just like in Australia, one of the causes of the disaster is environmentalism –  and UNelected bureaucrats sitting in their UN offices dictating how nations are going to manage their environment.

  • War in Yemen

There are Sunni-Shiite proxy wars going on in the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia practices Sunni Islam and Iran practices Shia Islam.  In 2015 Saudi Arabia, supported by a coalition of Arab states, declared war on the Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen.  NATO powers such as the United Kingdom and the United States support the Saudi Arabian-led war in Yemen primarily through arms sales and technical assistance.

Oman, which stayed out of the war, borders Yemen.

While the war was going on, the locust population boom unfolded in the remote deserts of Oman, far from humans who might see the growing threat.

“A locust plague is much like a wildfire,” Cressman says. “If you can find it when it’s just a tiny campfire, and you can put it out, you’re good. No problem.” But if they can’t detect and obliterate the locust plague early, it will grow and grow, really only stopping when the swarm runs out of food.”

“It wasn’t until observers found locusts in southern Oman at the end of 2018 that Cressman, a senior locust forecasting officer with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization could raise the alarm.”

Yemen, ravaged by war, no longer had the means to deploy the specially trained crews that spray common pesticides that kill the insects in a matter of hours. (It’s too dangerous for farmers and other regular folks to spray the pesticides themselves.)

  • Weather

Then, catastrophically, heavy rains hit the country, providing yet more breeding opportunities for the invading locusts. Early last summer, the plague jumped the gulf and landed in Somalia, then continued its march into Ethiopia and Kenya.

“If these are the end times, Planet Earth certainly isn’t being subtle about it.”

Source, Wired: The Terrifying Science Behind the Locust Plagues of Africa

People living in the nations of the twin plagues could be excused for thinking it’s the end of the world.  Not yet – but it’s probably the end of the existing order.

  • God. These events could be “the beginning of sorrows” Jesus spoke of when He was asked about the end times.  It could be God trying to get the world’s attention as the new world order takes shape and the prophesied one world government is formed.

When Solomon finished building the temple in Jerusalem, God said,When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:13-14

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While coronavirus is on everyone’s mind, another plague – of locusts – threatens Africa

Even nature is changing.  Locusts are flying in formation.  They’re no longer being driven off by the screams of farmers and the clanging of pots and pans.

Cattle are feeding on dead locusts.

Ndunda Makanga, who spent hours Friday trying to chase the locusts from his farm, said: ‘Even cows are wondering what is happening.  Corn, sorghum, cowpeas, they have eaten everything.’

“As exasperated farmers look for more help in fighting one of history’s most persistent pests, the FAO’s Locust Watch offers little consolation.

‘Although giant nets, flamethrowers, lasers and huge vacuums have been proposed in the past, these are not in use for locust control,’ the U.N. agency says. ‘People and birds often eat locusts but usually not enough to significantly reduce population levels over large areas.’

Still, it offered recipes. One suggested seasoning in Uganda is chopped onion and curry powder.  Then fry.”