A chilling simulation has revealed just how easily a new pathogen could wipe out a huge slice of the world’s population – up to 900 million people. Researchers at John Hopkins University simulated the spread of a new illness – a new type of parainfluenza, known as Clade X.
The simulation was designed so the pathogen wasn’t markedly more dangerous than real illnesses such as SARS – and illustrates the tightrope governments tread in responding to such illnesses.
American politicians played out the scenario – which was built to be extremely realistic – where a doomsday cult released a genetically engineered virus.
By the end of the simulation in May, representing 20 months after the start of the outbreak, there were 150 million dead around the world – and no vaccine…. more
Luke 21:11 NKJV And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.
In Luke and Revelation chapters 11,15&16 Jesus describes what it will be like before His return and part of that is the severity of sicknesses and the impact upon the people. Would you simulate something like this without a definite cause? This is a reminder to all, life is fragile and death is certain. Let this cause urgency in believers to tell this dying world the good news of eternal life through faith in Jesus the Christ.
During the Tribulation, many catastrophes will occur all at once that no eye has seen ever before.
The Fourth Seal: Death
Revelation 6:7 And when the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” 8 Then I looked and saw a pale horse. Its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed close behind. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill by sword, by famine, by plague, and by the beasts of the earth. 9 And when the Lamb opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony they had upheld.… Berean Study Bible
Fourth Seal – Death
It had looked like things were going to be normal after all the people had disappeared (rapture). We thought that our savior had come and accomplished so much in regaining order to life (first horse). It was like he was a white knight on a white horse. But then war broke out which resulted in violence and blood everywhere (second horse). It is difficult to maintain normal day to day life. Then the crops were effected which meant those who were not wealthy could no longer afford any thing except…more