Zechariah’s Plague: a brain-eating amoeba? Bird Flu vaccine push?

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Israel365News reported the following:

Zechariah’s Plague: 2nd Man dies from “brain-eating amoeba”

As for those peoples that warred against Yerushalayim, Hashem will smite them with this plague: Their flesh shall rot away while they stand on their feet; their eyes shall rot away in their sockets; and their tongues shall rot away in their mouths. Zechariah 14:12 (The Israel Bible)

April 22, 2024

A man in Israel died from an extremely rare amoeba that causes encephalitis, also known as the brain-eating amoeba. The prophet Zechariah described plagues that away at the human body as accompanying the pre-Messiah War of Gog and Magog, leading some to speculate that this may be setting the stage for the final war that is beginning to unfold in Israel right now. https://israel365news.com/392826/zechariahs-plague-2nd-man-dies-from-brain-eating-amoeba/

No, the above case of a “brain-eating amoeba” is not a sign of “the pre-Messiah War of Gog and Magog.” For one thing, there is no Gog and Magog was before Jesus returns. That war is long after He comes back.

As far as when Zechariah 14:12 will be fulfilled, the late Pastor General of the old Worldwide Church of God, Herbert W. Armstrong wrote:

When the glorified all-Powerful Christ first comes again to earth, the nations will be angry. The military forces gathered at Jerusalem will try to fight Him! I said “try.” But far more powerful armies follow Christ from heaven — all the holy angels (Revelation 19:14, identified in Matthew 25:31).    Want to see a description of that battle — and what will happen to those hostile human armies?

In Revelation 17, the armies of the now-rising United States of Europe — the resurrected Roman Empire — are referred to in verse 14: “These shall make war with the Lamb [Christ], and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings ….”

But how will He overcome them? We find that in the 14th chapter of Zechariah:

“And this shall be the plague wherewith the [Eternal] will smite all the people [armies] that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth” (Zechariah 14:12).

Perhaps it is even plainer in the Revised Standard Version: “And this shall be the plague with which the [Eternal] will smite all the people that wage war against Jerusalem: their flesh shall rot while they are still on their feet, their eyes shall rot in their sockets, and their tongues shall rot in their mouths.”

This rotting of their flesh off their bones will happen almost instantaneously — while they are still on their feet.

What a divine retribution against armies that will fight against Christ. What a demonstration of the Divine Power with which the glorified Christ will rule all nations. Rebellion against God’s Law and God’s rule must, and speedily will be put down. (Armstrong HW. The Wonderful World Tomorrow – What It Will Be Like. Everest House, 1979, pp. 35-36)

The above does not mean that there cannot be an amoeba plague, but simply supports the view that the amoeba plague is NOT related to the fulfillment of Zechariah 14:12.

As far as plagues go, the bird flu may be one. Some have started to be vaccinated against it:

WORKERS AT POULTRY and fur farms in Finland will, in the coming days, receive vaccines against bird flu. Fourteen other EU countries have signed up to procure bird-flu vaccines through a programme set up by the European Commission. America’s government has also bought vaccines in anticipation of a pandemic. And it recently commissioned Moderna, a pharmaceutical company, to create an mRNA bird-flu vaccine using a technology that was effective in protecting against covid-19. So why are countries vaccinating people against bird flu?

The illness is also called avian flu or highly pathogenic avian influenza. The usual carriers are wild waterfowl; when these birds migrate, so does the virus. It is easily transmitted to domestic poultry and is highly contagious and deadly for them. Usually it is rare for bird flu to infect mammals, including humans. But the strain of the virus that is currently circulating, H5N1, has infected hundreds of mammals. This spring it was found in dairy cows in Texas. It has since been found in dairy herds in at least 12 American states. With each mammal that is infected, there is a possibility that the virus mutates, allowing it to jump to humans more easily.

In the nearly three decades since H5N1 was first detected in geese in China, worldwide around 900 people are known to have been infected, usually from contact with infected birds. Nearly half of them died. https://www.economist.com/the-economist-explains/2024/07/05/why-finland-and-others-are-vaccinating-people-against-bird-flu

However, some have questioned aspects of the bird flu and the vaccination push:

Dr. Meryl Nass: An Extended Presentation on Bird Flu

July 7, 2024

No one has got bird flu from cooking or eating cooked chicken.  No one has got the virus from eggs. No one has got the virus from milk or dairy products.  No one has got the virus from eating beef.   The virus was isolated in 1959 but there were no known human cases until 1997.

The first cases in 1997 occurred in Hong Kong.  Interestingly, a month before Hong Kong was handed over to China by the British.

So what is the bird flu and why are they repeatedly trying to start a “pandemic” with it? 

In a presentation through ‘Reality with Bruce de Torres’, Dr. Nass went over the history of bird flu, the many things that don’t make sense in the narrative and how we may already be in another plandemic.  Selected quotes below from the presentation re as follows:

“Under 500 humans are said to have died from H5N1 bird flu, around the world, since 1997.”

“US-paid scientists have been making bird flu viruses more contagious, more deadly and more infectious for humans since at least 2011.”

“At least 2 licensed bird flu vaccines may be deadly; what about the rest?”

“Jeremy Farrar has stoked fear of bird flu viruses for 20 years, along with others. This seems to have been part of a plan, for which his projects are now cashing in.”

“Jeremy Farrar is now the Chief Scientist at WHO, pushing for globalising the use of unlicensed, fast-tracked vaccines with no liability, in drafts of the IHR and pandemic treaty.” https://expose-news.com/2024/07/07/dr-meryl-nass-an-extended-presentation-on-bird-flu/

Right On Time: Fourth Human Bird Flu Cases Surfaces

July 5, 2024

The fourth case of human bird flu has surfaced in Colorado. This is right on time (or it is another wild coincidence) for Moderna to have been awarded $176 million to produce an mRNA bird flu vaccine.

As we know, Moderna already has a bird flu vaccine in very early-stage testing that uses the same mRNA technology that allowed rapid development and rollout of “vaccines” to protect against COVID-19. The new funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services include continued development of the vaccine, including a late-stage trial next year if those early study results are positive. https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/right-on-time-fourth-human-bird-flu-cases-surfaces

Could the bird flu be a set up?

Yes, but could it be for real?


There is an old story about the boy who cried wolf. Basically, it goes like this: A boy is tending sheep. He is bored. He decides to see what happens if he yells out, “Wolf, wolf.” People from the village come to assist, but there is no wolf and the boy laughs at them. They go away. Another day he does the same thing and gets the same result. But the next week, a real pack of wolves arrive. The boy screams out, “Wolf, wolf.” But this time, the people do not respond as they do not believe him. The wolves come and eat the boy and the sheep.

Why bring this up?

Various ones have been promoting fear the past several years related to COVID. Yet, although many have died with COVID, it appears that most who died were infirmed or elderly. The actual death rate for the healthy from COVID-19 was not especially high. Many public officials lost credibility. Yet, many who opposed to them have also spread false information and fear.

When a prophesied pandemic with a much higher death rate appears, many will not take it seriously enough.

But such a deadly pestilence will come:

7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” 8 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. (Revelation 6:7-8)

The ride of the fourth horseman will result in the death of 1/4 of humanity–with much of that from disease!

That is much worse than what we saw from COVID.

What will then happen a few years from now?

The Bible shows that the coming European King of the North beast will gain power after a time of death and pestilence.

While COVID-19, itself, was not that, it seems to have helped set the stage for people to turn to such a leader.

Related to that, the Continuing Church of God is put out the following sermon on our ContinuingCOG channel:


The 6th chapter of the Book of Revelation tells of the ride of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. What do each represent? Is the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, part of the fourth horseman? Does the Bible point to around 2 billion people dying from hunger, war, and the beasts of the earth? Was the ancient Roman Empire impacted by pestilences? What about the black death, also known as the Bubonic plague? Are disease epidemics part of the beginning of sorrow and troubles that Jesus spoke about in Matthew 24 and Mark 13? Does the pale green horseman represent Islam? Could genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or synthetic biology cause or contribute to coming pandemics? Is chemical and biological warfare (CBW) a real threat to humanity? What about a doomsday bug or antibiotic resistant superbugs? Is fear a contagion that will help people move away from democracy? Will scientists be able to stop what is coming? Is the good news that the Kingdom of God will? Could COVID-19 be setting the stage for the rise of the ‘prince,’ who will become the totalitarian Beast of the Sea (also known as 666 and the King of the North)? Is this leader similar to the Great Monarch of Greco-Roman Catholic prophecies? When is the Great Monarch supposed to arise according to the Eastern Orthodox? Why might Europe be less affected by the ride of the third horseman that the US, Canada, and the UK? Are governments taking steps now, consistent with the words of Adolf Hitler? What seal represents the start of the Great Tribulation? Which Christians did Jesus promise to protect from the coming “hour of trial”?

Here is a link to the sermon: Fourth Horseman, COVID, and the Rise of the Beast of Revelation.

While COVID 19 and Omicron are NOT the End, government actions blamed on it are partially leading to The End Of The World As We Know It.

Can you see that?

Even as some aspects of life have been returning to “normal,” do not think the world is not now in a time of transition that Jesus called the “beginning of sorrows” with “troubles” (Mark 13:8).

Related to the bird flu, here is a video we recently produced:


Bird Flu and 4th Horseman’s Ride

The World Health Organization (WHO) is greatly concerned that the avian flu (H5N1) is passing to cows and goats and then to humans. Have farmers done anything, like feeding chicken manure, to cows that might have affected them? Were unnatural feedings of ground up animals to cows (which are vegetarians) the cause of ‘mad cow disease’? Does the avian flu have an exceedingly high mortality rate for humans? Have any scientists suggested bird flu could be 100 times worse than COVID? Are the USA and China working on making bird flu more infectious? If so, why? Can scientists control all that can happen with biological experiments? Did Jesus warn about pestilences? Could scientists, farmers, corporations, governments, or just regular consumers cause diseases like will happen during the ride of the fourth horseman of the Apocalypse? Dr. Thiel and Steve Dupuie address these topics.

Here is a link to the video: Bird Flu and 4th Horseman’s Ride.

Humans, directly or indirectly, will be a factor in the coming more severe pestilences.

Let me also add, that the ride of the 4th horseman begins after the opening of the fourth seal, and that is followed by the opening of the fifth seal, which is the start of the Great Tribulation.

Yes, some variation of the bird flu could be tied to the opening of the fourth seal of Revelation and the ride of the fourth horseman of the Apocalypse.

But no, the brain-eating amoeba is NOT related to the Gog and Magog war of Ezekiel 38.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse What is the pale horse of death and pestilences? What will it bring and when? Here is a link to a related sermon: Fourth Horseman, COVID, and the Rise of the Beast of Revelation. Here is a version of that sermon in Spanish: El Cuarto Caballo, El COVID y El Surgimiento de la Bestia del Apocalipsis. Some shorter related videos may include Amphibian Apocalypse: Threat to Humans? and Zombie Deer Disease is Here! Are the 10 Plagues on Egypt Coming? Here is a version of the article in Spanish: El cuarto jinete de Apocalipsis, el caballo pálido de muerte y pestilencia.
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God This free online pdf booklet has answers many questions people have about the Gospel of the Kingdom of God and explains why it is the solution to the issues the world is facing. It is available in hundreds of languages at ccog.org. Here are links to four kingdom-related sermons:  The Fantastic Gospel of the Kingdom of God!, The World’s False Gospel, The Gospel of the Kingdom: From the New and Old Testaments, and The Kingdom of God is the Solution.
Ezekiel 38: For Russia & Iran in Our Day? Is Ezekiel 38 about to be fulfilled? Are we close to the battle with Gog and Magog? Four related videos are available: Ezekiel 38 Gog and Magog War: Is it Soon?, Ezekiel 38: For Russia, Ukraine, & Iran Now?, Russia, Iran, Syria, & the Bible (Code), and Gog, Magog, Vladimir Putin, and Ezekiel 38?
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 Sorrows and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Here is a link to a shorter video: These Signs of the 4 Horsemen Have Begun.
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2024, 2025, or 2026? 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 la Gran Tribulación comenzar en el 2020 o 2021? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? A related video is: Great Tribulation: 2026 or 2027? A shorter video is: Tribulation in 2024?

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