Have you heard the news? Reportedly one of the health care workers who treated the Liberian patient, Thomas E. Duncan, who died last week of the Ebola virus, has also tested positive for the virus.
The health care worker took the preliminary test and state health officials confirmed Sunday that the worker has indeed tested positive.
Dr. David Lakey said, “we were well aware a second case could very well be a reality and have been preparing for the possibility.”
Dr. Lakey who is the Texas health commissioner, goes on to say, “We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread.”
The worker still goes unnamed and unidentified but it has been confirmed this person was with certainty an employee of Texas health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
Officials have confirmed that the preliminary tests were held at the state public-health lab in Austin Texas and other tests will be done by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA.
Friends this Ebola virus seems to be on the rise and is no longer a foreign threat, but an enemy that has now planted it’s venomous roots right hear on our home turf; but the question I ask you as christians, is should we be fearful of this new pestilence?
Is this the last pestilence we will see? How many lives will diseases like this Ebola virus claim?
Jesus informed us while He was still here on earth that pestilence would be a sign of His soon return (Matthew 24:7)
Also by inspiration of the Holy Spirit we know that these pestilence are a result of all the bloodshed that is taking place in the world now.
Strife, war, and bloodshed, with famine and pestilence, raged everywhere. Other nations were engaged in this war and confusion. War caused famine. Want and bloodshed caused pestilence. – Testimonies vol. 1 pp. 268
However as long as we keep our eyes on Jesus and remain active in His commission to take light unto the entire world we can rest assured that God will command His angels to look over us. Take a look at this excerpt from the book “Conflicts & Courage”.
God commissions His angels to save His chosen ones from calamity, to guard them from “the pestilence that walketh in darkness” and “the destruction that wasteth at noonday.” -CC. pp. 337
Friends I wished that I could tell you that the diseases and pestilence will soon go away and everything will get back to normal but prophecy tells us that we’ve entered a phase in earth history in which there is no turning back and the final movements will be rapid ones.
There may be small times of peace in the midst of these calamities but they earth will never be the same again as we previously knew it but with this troubling news there is a very bright beacon of light. The bible is proving itself more and more accurate with every fulfillment of prophecy.
Why is this such good news? This is good news because Jesus says when you begin to see all these things happen look up because your salvation draweth nigh! Amen and Hallelujah! I can’t wait to see my savior coming in clouds of glory to take us home and I hope to see you there.