Ebola and its possible link to Bible prophecy

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By Mark Ellis

Gilbert's book
Gilbert’s book

On October 1st, 34 NGOs warned the London Ebola Conference that the Ebola virus is spreading exponentially and that nations have only one month left to contain the outbreak. On October 13th, the World Health Organization revised its statistics, bumping up the death rate in West Africa from 50% to 70%.

Is there a biblical prophetic element to the worst Ebola epidemic in history?

“I was shocked Ebola was in West Africa at all,” says Sharon Gilbert, author of “Ebola and the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse” (Defender Publishing). Gilbert is a trained biologist who has also studied Bible prophecy for 50 years. “Ebola has usually broken out in the eastern African nations.”

She notes the genome of the eastern African version of the virus is 20% different from the present version causing a worldwide health alert, so its ability to mutate into something even more dangerous or transmissible is a distinct possibility.

Gilbert points to Revelation 6:8 to underscore her concerns about what may be coming: “So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.”

The word for “beasts” in this passage comes from the Greek word therion, which, according to Gilbert, literally means “tiny beasts.”

“I really believe these are microbes or pathogens of some kind,” she asserts. The person riding the pale horse is given the power to kill a fourth of humanity, and there are very few pathogens capable of that.

Gilbert compares the lethality of Ebola to HIV/AIDS. “HIV is a sleeper virus that can take a long time to kill you, if it does kill you. Ebola can kill you within a week. She notes the CDC’s researchers estimate that West Africa could have as many as 1.5 million active cases by end of January, 2015.

“Jesus tells his disciples in Matthew 24 there will be wars and rumors of wars, famines, earthquakes, and it will get worse and worse, like birth pains coming on as you reach the end of the age,” she notes.

“I don’t think the Fourth Horseman is riding yet,” she says. “But I believe we are seeing the ‘Braxton Hicks contractions’ to the birth pains.”

A pregnant woman will often feel relatively sharp contractions six weeks before her actual delivery, known as Braxton Hicks. It’s a false alarm, but a biological cue a baby is on the way.

“All of what we are seeing is a wake-up call. This could develop into a pandemic where one-fourth of the world could die. We are running out of time.”

Gilbert believes the virus may be transmissible through the air, but in a less-efficient manner. “There was an event in a research lab in Reston, Virginia in the ‘90s where Ebola transmitted from one room to another room via the air ducts, infecting monkeys in the other room.”

A few scientists in the lab became mildly ill with flu-like symptoms. Their blood was tested and found to contain Ebola antibodies. “The thinking is that Ebola genes are not well adapted to infecting the human respiratory tract,” she notes. “There are certain tissues Ebola is better at infecting. It has a preference for tissue type.”

“I will be happy if the virus dies out and my book collects dust on a shelf,” she says. “No matter what, we have to trust in the Lord. He is our Rock and He will protect us.”

“This is a reminder to the church we have to tell the world about Jesus,” Gilbert says.

10 COMMENTS

  1. THE WHOLE WORLD NEEDS TO ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AND REPENT THEIR SINS AND LIVE THEIR LIVES FOR THE HEAVENLY FATHER BECAUSE THE END OF TIMES IS VERY, VERY NEAR. THE REASON THE WORLD IS SO MESSED UP IS BECAUSE PEOPLE HAVE TURNED AWAY FROM THE ONE THAT CREATED US AND HAVE PUT MATERIAL THINGS FIRST ABOVE GOD. PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT GOD GIVES US EVERYTHING WE HAVE AND HE CAN TAKE IT ALL AWAY. GOD IS LETTING US KNOW AND THE WORLD IS NOT LISTENING!!!!!

  2. The bible predicts 3 diseases that will kill a fourth of human kind in revelation 13 when they talk about the beast. It says the beast is like a leopard a bear and a lion at the same time. The leopard represents the Ebola virus because it kills within a week;it takes the title as one of the fastest killing viruses known to man. The bear represents HIV because it bears with the human immune system for a large period of time. The Lion represents influenza because the flu will make you cough so violently it will sound like a lion’s roar. Also the devil’s number 666 represents Ebola because Ebola is famous for shaping itself into a 6 when it attacks. So all of these diseases will be terrorizing humans for a long time and in the end of days they will evolve into something we have never seen before and they will attack in epic proportions. This is already happening with Ebola… So the end is near. The question is are we ready?

  3. When I see the garbage my grandchildren have gotten into and/or are exposed to, I almost think it is a mercy for God to take the children to heaven before they are culpable for anything serious. It is almost inevitable that children who reach adulthood will live in mortal sin during some stage of their life if not all throughout their lives. The temptations are coming in a flood.

  4. Also take to notice the seven angels… Ebola has seven proteins and like I said before all members of the Filovirus family shapes themselves into a 6 when it … the devil’s number is 666…. Three sixes. There are only 2 members in the Filovirus family that shape themselves into a 6 when they attack… Ebola and Marburg… Only 2 sixes but the devil’s number has 3 sixes…my serious question is is there a new member of the Filovirus family emerging and are we ready for that to happen or are we waiting for it to surprise us?

  5. Be careful when you read this book. There is a terrible mistake that Sharon Gilbert makes on page 104. She suggest that on March 20, 2014, the Paris patient was confirmed to have Ebola, which also co-incides with same day as the first solar eclipse. There was not a solar eclipse or an eclipse of any kind on March 20, 2014. There is a solar eclipse projected on March 20, 2015!! Nice try contecting the two together. I will make sure to tell people I know not to waste their money on this hoax.

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