If a plague came
What could happen that would fit the bill -- so often uttered by current-day prophets -- of a "chastisement"?
We can look back at what was written in Sent To Earth about various scenarios, including plague, since things like the mosquito-borne Zika virus and other alien afflictions are in the news.
Historically, plagues have been associated with Divine correction, as during the Fifth Century -- when Pope Gregory the Great processed a miraculous image of the Blessed Mother said to have been painted by Luke the Apostle around Rome in the midst of a bubonic outbreak.
The plague halted immediately after.
That had been during the Fall of Rome. Similar transpirings occurred during the errant High Middle Ages (devastating plague, halted in some cases by the intercession of Mary), preceded and accompanied by what could be seen as "signs."
Zika -- currently haunting Brazil -- causes birth defects including malformed brains. The World Health Organization has declared it a global emergency because it has been found in semen and urine (meaning it can transmit very readily), along with blood as a result of mosquitoes. Cases have been reported in the U.S., especially Florida.
We have seen the rise and fall (through God's mercy) of various potential epidemics in recent decades.
Some general thoughts on what "chastisement" (first in general, then if it involved plague), might entail:
It would be the kind of event, said the book (published some years back), that would fit the bill of what the seers called "catastrophic." The earth would convulse. Somewhere, a huge chasm would open. The commotion of the earth would blend with the commotion in the weather, causing a time of great chaos. There would be other disasters and possibly a war with or between China and Russia, which would sink into collapse and in the end be the nation where God was most glorified.
Before this happened, however, it would remain a nuclear threat, and its technology will have gotten into the wrong hands. In the midst of such commotion would come new evil and one might be in the form of a personage who through direct or indirect means took the reins of a new world order based on a structure that evolved from the United Nations and took advantage not only of the overall global breakdown (including great economic strife), but also the dehumanization of societies that now communicated so artificially, categorized each other numerically, were slaves to microchips, had synthesized the gene pool, bore artificial or cloned organs, had replaced spirit with logic, thinking with software, had corrupted their young, and sought to create their own life forms.
This God would purge. Fire would erupt. Dust would rise. As the ground shook, as oceans stirred, there would be an almost primordial atmosphere, according to some alleged seers. The natural order would break down. There might be increased meteorite activity as well as increased magnetic solar flux, which would not only further affect the weather by influencing upper-level clouds, but also lead to another powerful display of the aurora borealis. A precursor has been noted in Colorado, where curtains of red, green, and blue seemed to pour out of mountain peaks. The lights were fueled by a shock wave from the sun that came at the same time that officials on earth announced they had cloned pigs (as a first step towards using such animals to grow spare human organs) and would introduce legislation in Britain to allow the cloning of human embryos.
There was a dramatic increase in signs. In the West, pinkish nocturnal clouds usually seen in the Arctic had been spotted, and strange lights glowed from a large crater on the moon.
Scientists explained it as escaping gas, but there were other lights that could not be as readily explained -- strange formations seen over Phoenix and Upstate New York and other cities as there had been the strange lights over Paris, Florence, and Avignon in the 14th century.
There were flares of light, discs, balls, flecks.
There were also comets, small for now, but multiplying. Streaking fireballs and meteors were seen over San Francisco, Las Vegas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Halifax, Alaska, Spain. In Finland meteorologists reported five comets that had crossed the southern skies and in Greenland the sky near Qaquortoq was lit by a "blinding flash." Might this be one possible scenario:
As astronomical phenomena increased, as a cycle of meteorites began to give way to larger debris, this, like the "black comets" of the 1300s, might show the way to epidemics, which were so often a part of chastisement. I was given a chilling prophecy by a seer I had reason to think might be authentic and who claimed the Lord had warned him in apparition (not just a voice or dreams) that the evil one had sown "two much more vicious sexually transmitted diseases" (than AIDS), which I had also heard from the seer in Venezuela: disease that would kill quicker, in weeks, in a month, but that could be stopped by conversion. There was every reason to believe that such a threat or another kind of illness could join in an onslaught. SARS. MRSA. We all know that going to the hospital these days can mean picking up staph. We also see the many germs that are now resistant to anti-biotics.
Between 1980 and 1992 deaths due to infectious disorders had increased in the U.S. by 58 percent (with increasing problems with drug-resistant bacteria), and in 1997 Brazil alone reported 240,587 cases of virulent dengue fever (which by 2000 was also killing in Bangladesh). There was "mad cow" disease. There was "flesh-eating" bacteria. Delaware, California, Washington, Michigan, Florida, New York. All had seen that, and there would be more with a breakdown in infrastructure. Whether the shift was to warmer or cooler weather, a topsy-turvy, unstable environment would cause holes in our resistance and through those holes would come microbes, sometimes vicious microbes, outbreaks as rain and warmth spawned mosquitoes.
There would be plagues, a message the Virgin of LaSalette allegedly had said, and already mosquitoes carrying malaria were a threat in Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, and Turkey, and were tracked with greater frequency in the U.S. Already extreme weather had set the stage for cholera in Central America and already insects had been carried by Andrew -- swept in upper currents -- to the West. As ice melted at the polar caps, scientists feared that deadly prehistoric viruses might be unleashed. They had already found a plant virus in the Greenland icepack. Systems like El Nino were spawning blooms of plankton and those blooms carried cholera. There was Lyme disease.
There were rats. In Washington they owned the alleys at night, hissing at humans, clawing their way up stairwells, partaking in broad daylight at bird feeders. Some were described as the size of cats, and there was also a problem with rabid bats. From Africa to Texas, huge swarms of locusts, swarms with as many as fifty billion members, were stripping crops and flying like frenzied malevolent clouds.
They were in China. They were in India. They were cropping up here and there, fantastic sudden swarms that devoured entire stretches of corn, sorghum, right out of the Book of Exodus: "They shall cover the ground, so that the ground itself will not be visible. They shall eat up the remnant you saved unhurt from the hail, as well as all the foliage that has since sprouted in your fields" (10:5).
It wasn't the end-game yet, but there were dangerous germs, staph infections that were even spread in hospitals. At the Centers of Disease Control I was taken to the famous level-four biocontainment unit, a laboratory so dangerous that it was entered only by scientists wearing what looked like spacesuits, a lab that contained samples of ebola, which had created such a panic at a hospital in Kikwit, Zaire, recently that not even the staff wanted to take care of the patients. And that wasn't even the major concern. According to Dr. Joseph E. McDade, at the time deputy director for the infectious disease at the Centers for Disease Control, "In the winter of 1997-1998 there was a virus, avian influenza, H5N1, which is found in poultry and had never been associated with humans. If that virus ever acquired the ability for rapid transmission from person to person, if that virus, which mutates very fast, had taken off, there was no underlying immunity anywhere in the world because nobody had ever been exposed to the particular virus strain and there was no vaccine available. The potential was enormous. We dodged a bullet. You can't think of a scenario more dangerous."
The great threat to the world was from an epidemic of influenza.
In Hong Kong a strain found in chickens had jumped to humans, causing international alarm. "If that virus ever acquired the ability for rapid transmission from person to person -- and it mutates very fast -- if that virus had taken off, there was absolutely no underlying immunity anywhere in the world because nobody had ever been exposed to the particular virus strain and there was no vaccine available," he told me. "It had the potential for a pandemic much like the 1918 influenza that killed 20 to 30 million people worldwide."
In the flow of natural events would be pockets of sickness. How many would die? There were already 170 million people with hepatitis C, another eighty million were expected to contract malaria, and there were thirty million with HIV -- which had so stunningly fulfilled the Kibeho prediction, and which had first jumped from primates to humans around the time of the northern lights.
Now the lights were back, and the fact that they were coming with meteorites brought us to the last and most dramatic part of the LaSalette secret. "Pagan Rome will disappear," Mary had said. "The fire of heaven will fall and consume three cities. All the universe will be struck with terror and many will let themselves be led astray because they have not worshipped the true Christ who lives among them. It is time," Melanie claimed the Virgin said. "The sun is darkening; only faith will survive."
Adapted from Michael H. Brown's Sent To Earth]
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