Global Pestilences: Sign # 7

 

 

Jesus sat on the olive tree covered slopes of the Mt. of Olives, and gave His disciples a private briefing of the End of Days for Planet earth. In the shortest and yet most complete summary He describes life from His 1st Advent through to His 2nd. That sermon called by theologians the "Olivet Discourse" is again our focus, as we open to Matthew 24:7.  Jesus is describing another element of what the Earth would be like at His Coming.

 

Each of the other six elements we have studied, that are given in God's Word  (Global: Travel, Knowledge Explosion, Disaster Awareness, Communications, Commerce, and Apostasy) are actually trends that become full blown, global realities during what is known in God's Word the Bible as the End of Days.

 

After examining the first six of these ten biggest trends, that are clearly described in the Scriptures, we have come to the seventh, which may be described as either "Global Pestilences", or "Global Bio-Terrorism", or "Global Plagues". Listen to Christ's ominous warning:

 

Matthew 24:7 "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places."

 

Is Bio-Terrorism Rearing its Ugly Head?

 

Lately as people all over the world were reeling from bank collapses, job losses, economic quakes, and a general financial uncertainty across all borders: we continued to move at warp speed towards the horrific reality of Global Pestilences.

 

While most of the world's attention and news services have been glued to the continuing financial meltdown and swindles that have taken billions from common working people and trillions from financial markets—one item has passed almost everyone by.

 

In a lonely terror training camp, a small group of terrorists stationed in North Africa, may have proved last month that the most feared scourge of modern civilization may be in the process of becoming weaponized.

 

Billions of pathogens aimed at human destruction, called the Black Death, await the bidding of their handlers. Germ warfare is very lethal. In a matter of a few hours 40 Al-Qaeda fighters were dead. They may have been experimenting with, or experimented on, by the Plague, the pestilence, or as history calls it—the Black Death.

 

Black Death comes in various forms and was one of the deadliest pandemics in human history when it struck in the 1340s killing 75 million people across North Africa, Asia and Europe.

 

Bubonic Plague is spread by bites from infected rat fleas. Symptoms include painful boils in the groin, neck and armpits. In Pneumonic Plague, airborn bacteria spread like flu. Without medication it can be deadly.

 

Though not practiced enough to be accurate, they did manage to release legions of deadly pathogens. Though poorly aimed, soon the pestilence weapon will be at the command of evil masters. We know that they will finally perfect bio-warfare, because John the Apostle watched them do it in Revelation 6.

 

As we read Christ's words in Matthew 24 think germ warfare, think of the chilling description that John gave us. Christ's predictions of Matthew 24 are seen by John on Patmos, and written down for us by the Spirit of God.

 

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