TW: Fungal and Other Pestilences

Hyphae of Fungus Hyaloperonospora Parasitica Haustoria


The latest TW News & Prophecy e-zine from the Living Church of God contains the following:

“The fungus, Candida albicans, is widespread among humans. It is relatively harmless to healthy people but can be fatal to hospital patients with weak immune systems.” It causes 25% of hospital blood infections and is an opportunistic infection that moves from the gut to the blood stream when body defenses are low. Like MRSA and C. difficil (“C. dif”), this fungus has the ability to develop resistance to treatment. At the recent Society for General Microbiology conference, Dr. Carol Munro of Aberdeen University acknowledged, “C. albicans does not infect as many people as MRSA but doctors are so scared of people getting infections that they bombard them with drugs from the start which weakens the immune system.” When severe infections set in, there is a 50% death rate from the disease (Telegraph, September 7, 2011).Disease and “pestilence” are some of the “signs of the end of the age” Christ listed in Matthew 24:7-8. In modern society, rather than live healthier lives and turn to God first for healing when sick (see James 5:13-16), most people put their complete faith and trust in doctors, hospitals and medicine. One day soon most diseases will disappear because of obedience to God’s laws (Exodus 15:26). What will that world be like–a world free of disease?

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Fungi are a unique type of organism that can reproduce quite rapidly–far beyond the rate of normal pathogens like bacterium or viruses.  I believe that they are MUCH more widespread problems (at least in the USA) than most medical doctors are aware of.  A detailed overview article I had published in The Original Internist is available for those interested in learning more Candida albicans and other infectious fungi is at the link:  Systemic Mycoses (Yeast): An Overview.

Because of their reproductive and invasive abilities, I have long felt that various fungi could be part of the pestilences that the Bible 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)

We seem to be in the time Jesus called “the beginning of sorrows”. There have been “earthquakes in various places” this year. There are some famines and they may increase soon.  Candida, other fungi, bacteria, and viruses are not the only pestilences starting to rise up either.  Another possible one currently seems to be ants:

Fast-moving species is on the march across the American Southeast

Associated Press

And they’re on the move in Florida, Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana. In Texas, they’ve invaded homes and industrial complexes, urban areas and rural areas. They travel in cargo containers, hay bales, potted plants, motorcycles and moving vans.  Full text at:

As Jesus said:

37 And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch! (Mark 13:36-37)

Two articles of related interest may include:

Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2011, 2012, or 2013? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What happens in the “beginning of sorrows”? What is the Day of the Lord?

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