"I will make human beings more scarce than pure gold, and mankind more scarcer than the gold of Ophir." - Isaiah 13 : 12
Malaria alone, according to Unicef, kills more than 1 million people each year, in contrast some 6,650 people have died thus far in Terrorist attacks in 2017 all over the world !!!
"...And power was given unto them over a fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with famine and with plague, and with the beasts of the earth." - Revelation 6 : 8
Some of them have 'single handedly' killed more human beings than most of the armies of men who have ever marched and fought in wars on planet earth since the beginning of time on this Terra Firma !!! Together : Malaria, Yersinia Pestis ( Black Death ), the 1918 Influenza, Cholera, the Ebola Virus and armies of locusts have in the past helped drastically change the course of human history !!! ( Historical fact : the 1918 Influenza Pandemic 'A.K.A. Spanish Flu' eventually killed more people 30 - 40+ million* than those who died in World War I ) Al Qaeda, Hamas, ISIS, Hezbollah, the Taliban and all the Islamic Terrorist groups together can't even come close to the destruction that GOD's little armies of MICROBES have left behind century after century and in every single continent of this planet !!!
As this student of Theology studies his Bible; Mario Romano knows fully well that GOD does 'NOT' need armies of Angel's to bring about the end and destruction of mankind and of every living thing on this fallen planet !!! The truth be told 'ONE' high ranking Angel of GOD ( Cherub or Archangel*) could wipe out 'ALL' the entire U.S. Armed Forces 'IF' GOD allowed it so !!! The Old Testament records that one Angel of the LORD was able to kill 185,000 Assyrian's in one night alone !!! ( 2 King's 19 : 35 ) This student of Military Theory fully acknowledges that nuclear weapons or not 'NO' human standing army is any match to GOD's armies; be they armies of : Viruses, Bacteria or Unkillable and indestructive Angels; as mortal human beings of 'flesh and blood' we are ALL at the mercy of our CREATOR !!!
According to the history books; in the years 1346-53 the 'Black Death' ( Yersinia Pestis*) caused the death of some 70-200 million people world wide and especially in the Eurasian Continent !!! ( 60% of Europe's population !!! ) The Black Death was an epidemic of the Bubonic Plague; a disease that circulates among wild rodents where they live in great numbers and density. The Book of Revelation 6:8; forewarns that during the 7 year Tribulation period incurable and unstoppable 'PLAGUES' will once again spread and DECIMATE a large percentage of the human population via wild animals !!!
To tell you the truth; this student of Bible Prophecy suspects and acknowledges that when 'all is said and done' in Revelation 19 : 21, it is more likely that more human beings will have died from : DISEASES, PLAGUES and INFECTIONS than by bullets and nuclear missiles !!!
It is 'NO' secret that the Centers for Disease Control ( CDC ) has been cautiously warning for years that they have been discovering and noticing that 'New and Stronger Strains' of numerous diseases and viruses have grown and are continually growing stronger against our latest's antibiotics !!! Some of the deadliests bacterial and viral strains are showing more and more resistence against the latest's anti-biotics and that is definitely 'NOT' a good thing !!!
'Alexander The Not So Great One !!!'
It is believed that one of the greatest's military strategists and commanders who has ever lived : Alexander the Great; most likely died of : Malaria or Typhoid Fever, while some believed he was a victim of poisoning most if not all Greek historians do agree that one of his most obvious symptoms was that of a 'high fever' thus it is more likely that he indeed died of a viral or bacterial infection !!! GOD ALMIGHTY does 'NOT' always needs the mighty Michael the Archangel an expert on 'Inter-Galactic Warfare' to bring down and topple earthly mortal : King's and Kingdoms; sometimes GOD just uses his smallest creations ( bacteria, viruses & His microbial little servants *) to bring down : Entire Empires, King's , Queens & numerous mighty men to their very knees !!!
It is 'NO' secret that among the over 7,000+ nuclear weapons that Russia still possesses; Russia also possesses a very potent BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS PROGRAM that has weaponized and stockpiled : Anthrax ( Bacillus Anthracis ), Smallpox and Yersinia Pestis ( Black Death ) just to name a few !!! Although the United States and other lesser regional world powers do 'NOT' publicly advertise that they too have a large weaponized stockpile of biological weapons it should come as no surprise to anyone that most and 'ALL' governments operate some type of 'Black Projects' not always made public to the naive populace and voters !!!
This servant of GOD knows fully well that GOD could very easily bring this entire planet and the world's economy to a complete 'stand still' and to it's very knees 'IF' GOD were to punish the planet with the very same PLAGUES of Exodus ( Lice, Pestilence, Locusts etc*) which GOD chose to punish Egypt and its Pharaoh !!! Our CREATOR has absolute control and dominion over 'ALL' of His creation 'BUT' GOD chose to test this planet during the Tribulation period with a different VARIETY of punishments as recorded in the Book of Revelation with : 7 Seals, 7 Trumpets and 7 Bowls !!!
In conclusion, numerous movies about pandemics and outbreaks of contagious diseases have been made this past decade; FORTUNATELY in real life most of such outbreaks and pandemics have been quickly contained and medically addressed 'BUT' the Book of Revelation 'Guarantees' that the hour and day is coming when all of the governments of this fallen planet will be more than OVERWHELMED by numerous other challenges and hundreds of millions of people will once again succumb to the new strains of : Ebola, Cholera, Zika, Malaria and other contagious diseases spread about new incurable strains of those viral and bacterial enemies of human beings !!! This student of Theology understands that a very large percentage of Christianity ignores the Book of Revelation all together 'BUT' regardless of what billions+ may or may not think of the final book in the Holy Bible it 'STILL' is THEE WORD of GOD ALMIGHTY !!! Most T.V. Preachers have been only preaching certain Bible passages so as to not offend their congregations and visitors 'BUT' the WORD of GOD should be COMPLETELY preached and TAUGHT; 'YES' GOD loves this entire planet as mentioned in John 3 : 16 'BUT' Revelation 9 : 21, is as much part of the entire word of GOD as John 3 : 16. The Book of Revelation reveals to us that GOD will send His TWO WITNESSES sometime during Daniel's 70th Week; and what this unworthy servant of GOD knows for sure is that those TWO PROPHETS of GOD ALMIGHTY are most definitely 'NOT' going to be preaching about living 'Your Best Life Now' they will be PREACHING REPENTENCE, somewhat like John the Baptist preached some 2000 years ago !!!
By : Mario Romano. This believer in Yeshua : JESUS CHRIST; 'hurts and cries' like every other human being on this planet. I do 'NOT' laugh at the : misfortunes, problems, sufferings or heartaches of others; dark days are coming; this servant of GOD believes in the pre-tribulation rapture 'BUT' in no way do I know how much more GOD will allow us to witness; some who lived directly the horrors of World War II truly believed that the end of the world was at hand, those who survived Hiroshima and Nagasaki may have also believed the very same thing 'BUT' you and I know that the end of the age couldn't have been then very simply because Israel had not yet been re-established as a nation 'BUT' today in this 2017 there is really 'NO' excuse whatsoever to misinterpret the final signs of the very soon coming of our LORD Jesus Christ and the end of the age !!!