History is littered with examples of fatal epidemic diseases that have affected large regions in the past – however, in the West, we tend to feel quite confident that any new outbreaks would be quickly restrained before causing substantial deaths – do we really have that security?
Scripture provides many clear signs to watch for as the end times approach, with pestilences being one of the signs mentioned specifically by Jesus Christ:
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. (Matthew 24:6-8, emphasis added)
We should certainly sit up and take notice when the non-religious organisation, Natural News, say that “Diseases are spreading out of control” and link what they are seeing to Bible prophecy! In their article they say “In what is now admitted by all the top infectious disease experts to be a “post-antibiotics era” where Big Pharma’s drugs are useless, we are now facing unprecedented outbreaks of Ebola, Chikungunya and even the Plague.”
Their article is a scary update and a sobering reality check – “on some of the most dangerous infectious diseases that are now spreading out of control” – Natural News: One third to die by plague or famine; one third will fall by the sword; one third to be scattered to every wind.
Even with all the past catastrophic outbreaks, what we are seeing now is unprecedented. The Biblical signs of the End Times are continuing to simultaneously mount up – we have been covering many of these in recent blogs, but what do you think is behind all of this? Could we really be living in the end times?
The article makes two statements that should cause us all to think about how fragile our lives are:
The times we are living in are without parallel and people should feel very unsettled – Biblical signs of impending destruction are now commonplace on news reports, but Christians have that sure guarantee that whatever happens they will meet their Saviour, Jesus Christ, face to face! Do you have that guarantee?