The World Health Organization recommends the spread of the Ebola virus could be declared over if there are no new cases in 42 days. This past weekend, the Malian government and United Nations made this declaration about the west African country of Mali. The Health Minister, Ousmane Kone, said on state television that the Ebola epidemic in Mali was over.
A few days after that statement a news item was released that said the deadly Ebola virus is changing. When a virus keeps changing it could diminish the effectiveness of experimental drugs that some pharmaceutical companies are beginning to develop. Presently there is no vaccine to prevent Ebola and there is no drug on the market to treat it. Only recently, drug companies are beginning to invest in Ebola treatments thinking there is no cash return working on a virus that pops up sporadically in Africa.
It would seem that the viruses of today are giving medical science a real run for the money. It appears science can’t quite keep up. If that’s the way it is now, imagine what it will be like when God uses pestilence to bring judgment to the earth in the future. The Bible tells us many will die as a result of these plagues and God will show His strength by bringing some plagues in one day. It says during this time there will be much mourning. The Bible also talks of a time in the future when the Lord will strike all the peoples who have gone to war against Jerusalem. It says their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet. Their eyes will rot in their sockets and their tongue will rot in their mouth.
As one can see, when God brings judgment He doesn’t fool around. It is important not to be present for the judgment that is coming on the whole earth. Signs indicate it is not that far away.