Plagues & Pestilences, Oh My! :: By Gary W. Ritter

For anyone who doesn’t think we’re on a collision course with the 7-year Tribulation, I would ask this one question: Has there ever been a time in all of world history in which there has been the multitude of plagues that have arisen in the last couple of years?

Yes, there have been severe outbreaks of various diseases in the past that have afflicted millions and killed countless numbers of people. Among them were the Black Plague and the so-called Spanish flu, and many more.

Yet despite how awful the worst of these numerous illnesses were, they were spread out over time, never clumping together one on top of another. Now, however, that paradigm has changed.

What’s different at this point? What is it that may be causing such a myriad of plagues all at once?

I would suggest there are two primary reasons:

  1. God’s time of judgment is at hand.
  2. Because of this, He is allowing Satan to ramp up his attacks on mankind as part of this judgment, and sinful humanity is responding in a demonic fashion.

When a people group throughout history determined that it didn’t need the God of all creation and rejected Him, be they pagans or chosen by Him, He always allowed their sins to reach a tipping point. God gave them the rope to hang themselves, and finally, once their abominations became an absolute stench to Him, He would act and bring His wrath upon them until they were destroyed. The key to the timing of all this was the extent to which they revered or disdained the Lord and what they did as a result. Inevitably, the reek of their sin brought judgment at the hand of God.

That judgment would look different depending on the circumstances, but one way or another, it always came.

For this place and time in which we find ourselves, I believe that the prophecies spoken so clearly in Scripture are coming to pass. Many ignore this fact and continue hoping for a change of God’s heart. Nothing is impossible with God, but given the blood that’s been shed in this land and around the world through the killing of innocent children by abortion, the Lord must act, or who could call Him a just and fair God? Add to this the anti-God fervor that has swept the world with the disdain for how He created man and woman just as He wanted them, and He must be shaking His head at the foolishness and deception.

Add to these atrocities the desire of those who think they can outwit God by enhancing humanity to create Man 2.0 and their passion to eliminate the vast majority of those who would stand in the way and be useless in their new utopian society, and we have the makings of the greatest reason the world has ever seen for God to judge it.

What we’ve seen in the last two and a half years of COVID madness is literally only the beginning of the plagues and pestilence coming upon us.

The mad scientists behind the afflictions and the injections purposed by the ruling elites to make all who took them vassals who will either bow or die are just getting started.

This year of 2022 has seen one new engineered affliction after another tormenting both man and beast. In the animal world, a lethal bird flu has caused the culling of almost thirty million chickens. Of course, the diagnosis is made via the highly suspect PCR test, so the question underlying this kill-off is whether there really has been a true disease.

Has it instead simply been a pretext to add to the famine conditions that are being set up around the globe at an alarming rate?

Michael Snyder has been chronicling all this week after week and recently wrote about the attack (my word) on the animal kingdom. Besides chickens, dogs are now dying in Michigan, there’s an outbreak of bird flu among vultures in Georgia, a rabbit disease has taken hold in Minnesota, and so it goes.

In the same article, Snyder reminded us about the Monkeypox epidemic, about which the authorities hope to spread fear among the general populace, despite the clear evidence that it comes through gay sex predominately among those who have been “vaccinated.” In their efforts to gin up terror, the media reports how children are being infected.

What isn’t said is that the children could have been sexually abused by pedophiles.

Ebola and Marburg viruses have again risen their ugly heads in Africa; the polio virus is supposedly now spreading in New York City, as determined by PCR tests of the wastewater system; and now a tomato flu virus in India is afflicting children.

Even as these suspicious illnesses break out, more people are dying from the COVID jab because of heart attacks, strokes, and more ailments that can possibly be cataloged, if anyone in authority cared about keeping track.

What is puzzling is the ingredients being found in the blood of those who have taken the injections, plus now in the unvaccinated. The phenomenon of transmission – or shedding – is infecting people who refused the jabs.

Even they are seeing highly unusual concentrations of inorganic materials in their blood.

On top of that is the analysis of the clots that embalmers are removing from people’s veins and arteries that are not composed of blood. With these structures inside the circulation system of the victims, it’s no wonder many are dropping dead from them. What are they? What is their purpose? Are the dead and dying simply part of the experimental regime that hopes to create non-human forms that will eventually outlive the ones that God made?

Where does all this lead? God will turn the tables when the time is right. Can you imagine how the rulers of the day will howl in pain when the 1st Bowl Judgment is poured out upon them, as related in Revelation 16:2:

“So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and harmful and painful sores came upon the people who bore the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.”

Of course, this is following the 5th Trumpet Judgment that tormented these “wise” individuals, as seen in Revelation 9:1-10:

“And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit. He opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from the shaft. Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth. They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green plant or any tree, but only those people who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. They were allowed to torment them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings someone. And in those days people will seek death and will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them.

“In appearance the locusts were like horses prepared for battle: on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human faces, their hair like women’s hair, and their teeth like lions’ teeth; they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the noise of their wings was like the noise of many chariots with horses rushing into battle. They have tails and stings like scorpions, and their power to hurt people for five months is in their tails.”

It’s hard not to have a sense of schadenfreude knowing how such people will suffer as payback for their wicked deeds. However, Proverbs 24:17 tells us:

“Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles…”

Instead, we need to be thankful for what God in Christ has rescued us from.

This coming day of judgment is only a prelude to an eternity of anguish for all who sought to elevate themselves over the One who created them.

And it’s for this reason that we rejoice in the Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior.

He rescued us from ourselves as our own worst enemies. Seeing our own sin in the light of salvation, how tragic it is that so many, in their pride and arrogance, won’t humbly come before God on bended knee and confess their need for Him.

The plagues and the pestilences will continue, but God is sovereign.

He’s got it all under control.

Those who will sin against Him in their hardness of heart will do so until the end, shaking their fists in unrighteous anger.

But we who have accepted the gift freely offered by the Lord will soon be lifted high above this world and join with our beloved Bridegroom, who has been preparing a place for us in His Father’s house for 2,000 years.

What overwhelming joy awaits us!

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