Bubonic plague concerns in Africa

Buboes of Bubonic Plague


The bubonic plague is becoming more of a problem in Madagascar:

Black Death WARNING: Now there are THREE types of killer Plague as bodycount rises to 127

2 November 2017

Medical experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) have revealed cases of bubonic, septicaemic and pneumonic plague have all been found on the Indian Ocean island which is at the centre of a global epidemic alert.

Bubonic plague is the most common form. It is spread by fleas and is characterised by painful swollen lymph nodes.

Pneumonic plague can be caused by breathing in airborne plague bacteria and is a particularly infectious form because it invades the lungs and can spread quickly from person to person, through coughing or in confined spaces.

The septicaemic strain of the terrifying disease is a life-threatening infection of the blood, most commonly spread by bites from infected fleas. http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/874547/Madagascar-Black-Death-plague-bubonic-septicaemic-pneumonic-world-health-organisation-WHO

THE El Nino weather phenomenon could be behind the devastating outbreak of plague in Madagascar, an expert has warned.

Dubbed ‘Godzilla’, the system played havoc with the world’s weather in 2016 and the tropical climate it brought is believed to have caused an increase in the rat population.

Subsequent forest fires are thought to have driven thousands of the bubonic plague-carrying rodents into the streets of Madagascar.

The outbreak has since developed into the deadlier pneumonic strain of the medieval disease – leaving at least 128 dead and more than 1,300 infected. …

The Sun revealed … warnings have been issued for NINE countries surrounding Madagascar amid fears the disease could spread via sea trade and flight routes.

The nine countries the WHO has warned of being at risk are:

  • Kenya
  • Ethiopia
  • South Africa
  • Mozambique
  • Tanzania
  • Reunion
  • Mauritius
  • Seychelles
  • Comoros

The disease notoriously wiped out one third of Europe’s population in the 13th and 14th centuries in one of the most devastating pandemics in human history known as the Black Death. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4820623/plague-latest-madagascar-spread-black-death-rats-rainforests-godzilla-weather/

The plague historically devastated Europe and has caused a lot of problems. Now, it is affecting Madagascar and may impact other African nations.

Pestilences, like the plague, are warned about for the end times. Jesus taught:

7…And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. (Matthew 24:6-8)

8…And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows. (Mark 13:8)

We seem to be in the time Jesus called “the beginning of sorrows.” There are three types of the plague affecting Madagascar, plus we have had many weather disturbances. This certainly is troubling.

Getting back to the plague, a few years ago the Russian press had the following information about how doctors used to dress to treat it in the Middle Ages:

October 11, 2013

The largest pandemic (Black Death) of 1348 – 1351 was brought to Europe by Genoese sailors from the East…It was believed that the mask with a beak that made doctors look like ancient Egyptian deities repelled the disease. The beak’s function was to protect the doctor from foul smell of the sick. The tip of the beak was filled with strong-smelling herbs that made breathing in the constant stench of plague easier. Plague Doctors constantly chewed garlic for prevention, and the beak protected others from the garlic odor. In addition, doctors put incense on a special sponge and placed it in the nose and ears. To prevent suffocation from this bouquet of smells, the beak had two small vents. The mask also had a glass insert for eyes protection. A long waxed coat and leather or oiled clothes made ​​of thick fabric were required to avoid contact with infected patients. Often clothes were soaked with a mixture of camphor, oil and wax. In reality, it allowed to some extent to avoid bites of plague carries – fleas, and protected from the airborne disease, although people were not aware of it at the time. The costume was completed with a leather hat with a hood with a cape under it covering the joint between the mask and clothing. Costumes varied depending on the location and doctors’ financial resources. http://english.pravda.ru/society/stories/11-10-2013/125877-plague-0/

Obviously, I am not advocating bird beak masks for modern treatment of the plague.

So why mention bird beak masks?

Well, they were mainly used by “Catholic” doctors in the Middle Ages, despite coming from ancient Egyptian deities. Also, I have noticed that these bird beak masks are frequently associated with Mardi Gras, which supposedly is supposed to be tied in with Catholic holidays.

Christianity and the adoption of pagan religious customs should not mix. But many who profess Christianity mix them anyway.

That being said, we should all pray for those in Madagascar and Africa, as well as consider how serious outbreaks of the plague can be.

We in the Continuing Church of God have about 2000 members in the first five of the nine countries that are in the list believed to be at risk for the bubonic plague by the World Health Organization.

Do not think that the West will not be affected by pestilences in the future–it will! See also the article on the: Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse.

Some items of related interest may include:

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse What do each of the four horseman of the Apocalypse represent? Have they began their ride? Did Jesus discuss the any of this? Might their rides coincide with the “beginning of sorrows? Do they start their ride prior to the Great Tribulation? Did Nostradamus or any other ‘private prophets’ write predictions that may mislead people so that they may not understand the truth of one or more of the four horseman? There is also a related YouTube video titled The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse What is the pale horse of death and pestilences? What will it bring and when? Spanish: El cuarto jinete de Apocalipsis, el caballo pálido de muerte y pestilencia.
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2017, 2018, or 2019? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2016 o 2017? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon videos: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives and Can the Great Tribulation begin before 2020? A shorter video is: Will the Great Tribulation Start in 2017?
Weather Blessings and Sorrows Are weather problems a warning? What should be done? What does the Bible teach about weather? What about floods, droughts, heat, earthquakes, tornadoes, and solar storms? Here is a related YouTube video Does God Use Weather? A related item in the Spanish language would be Bendiciones y maldiciones del clima.
Hurricanes and Prophecy Hurricane Harvey dropped the greatest amount of rainfall in any USA storm. Hurricane Irma was the strongest hurricane ever in the Atlantic. Hurricane Irma wiped out most of the island of Barbuda, caused a million to lose power in Puerto Rico, devastated St. Martin’s, hit Cuba, and hit Florida. A news headline stated ” ‘Nature’s gone crazy’: Winds, fire, floods and quakes plague North America.” Is there any tie to prophecy? Are heavy winds and rains discussed in the Bible? Any ties to homosexuality and other forms of immorality? What about Donald Trump and Jennifer Lawrence? Does God control the weather? What does God want people to do? Dr. Thiel addresses these issues and more. This is a video.
Mardi Gras: The Devil’s Carnival? Is Mardi Gras Christian? Do you know that in Bolivia the carnival/Mardi Gras time is part of a celebration known as the Devil’s Carnival? Where did it come from?
Is Lent a Christian Holiday? When did it originate? What about Ash Wednesday? If you observe them, do you know why? Here is an old, by somewhat related, article in the Spanish language by Dr. Hoeh: ¿Por Qué Se Observa la Cuaresma?
Which Is Faithful: The Roman Catholic Church or the Continuing Church of God? Do you know that both groups shared a lot of the earliest teachings? Do you know which church changed? Do you know which group is most faithful to the teachings of the apostolic church? Which group best represents true Christianity? This documented article answers those questions.
CCOGAfrica channel. This has messages from African pastors in African languages such as Kalenjin, Kiswahili, Embu, and Dholuo.
CCOGAFRICA.ORG This is a website targeted towards those in Africa.
Africa: Its Biblical Past and Prophesied Future What does the Bible teach about Africa and its future? Did the early Church reach Africa? Will God call all the Africans? A related online sermon is also available: Africa: Its biblical past, present, and future. A video of possible interest is: Nairobi Conference: All About Love.

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