Matthew 24:22 “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.”
We live in a time when one out of every seven people on earth believes the end is near. Nearly 15 percent of people worldwide believe the world will end during their lifetime and one out of ten people globally have been experiencing fear and anxiety over the expected end of the world as we have known it by the close of 2012.
Disease travels down the same road with fear and anxiety. While disease can lead to the death of thousands, fear and anxiety will unravel the social fabric, disrupting the uncertain balance of relationships needed for the stability of the nations.
The seals of Revelation 6 dramatically depict horsemen disclosing the effect of false religion, war, famine and plagues among the earth’s population in the days leading up to the return of Jesus.
“I looked and behold a pale horse; and his name that sat on him was Death, and hell followed him.”
This horse parallels the paleness of a sick person in contrast to a healthy appearance. Put bluntly, this horse is the color of death. In Matthew 24, Jesus explained that in the wake of religious deception, war and famine, there will also be “pestilences.”
The seals have a cumulative effect. False religion causes instability within relationships leading to war. Famine follows war, and when malnutrition occurs and social systems break down, human beings are more susceptible to disease. The death toll will be unlike any from plagues and disease in human history. These seals depict fierce problems unleashed on the world, leading-up to “the Day of the Lord.”
In this day and age, we have learned how to create our own mutant viruses while exploring influenza and have developed a new field of deadly chemical warfare research. By releasing this information to the public, it is feared that full disclosure will help rogue states or bioterror groups make a virus against which no-one would be immune.
Scientists published their research work this week, after a four-month political storm that stirred fears of chemical warfare and accusations of government censorship. This controversy began when the United States and the Netherlands separately announced they had engineered a hybrid virus in high-security laboratories.
The scientific goal was to understand how a deadly strain of flu which spreads among birds could mutate into a variant virus that is highly contagious and lethal among humans.
Terrorist across this mad sadistic world will be clambering for this technology. Wow! A new way to kill unknown numbers of people has been invented. This will be even better than the gas chambers of World War II. The problem is how to contain this new pestilence.
The scientific paper said, “This information could be used by our enemies and shows one of the building blocks for the developing of a potential bio-warfare weapon.” It is hoped that this information might be beyond most terrorist’s capabilities of reproducing the hybrid strain of lethal flu.
“On the other hand, not publishing this information would slow, or even block, the development of a vaccine against a virus that still has the potential to mutate naturally to a pandemic form, which could cause huge numbers of fatalities worldwide,” said the spokeswoman for The American Association for the Advancement of Science, Ginger Pinholster.
Revelation 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.