Tuesday, 2 September 2014

God's Will on Ebola

Dr. Kent Brantly, a Christian missionary, went to West Africa when Ebola broke out there, ready to sacrifice his life for his patients and his faith. He contracted the disease and was flown to Atlanta for treatment with experimental drug Zmapp. He recovered and praised God for his healing.

He was criticized as being cruel for thanking God when so many have died and because it was the USA and not God who invented the drug. The article in the Sunday Times is entitled: Seeking God's divine plan in who lives and who dies.

I could not leave this unanswered! I am not sure it will be published but perhaps the lady who wrote it might receive some insight.



Dear Sirs,

Your Daily Telegraph, London, article in Section 3 on 31 August refers. Your quote 'How can an all-knowing, all-loving God allow for horrors like Ebola?' prompted me to write to you.

It takes a depth of scriptural knowledge to answer your question. There are two spiritual unseen kingdoms that control EVERYTHING on Earth. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, referred to Satan as the god of this world.

Adam and Eve in disobeying God in Eden subjected every human being thereafter to a world ruled by Satan. A little more than 1000 years later God had to send a cataclysmic flood to wipe out all humanity except for 8 people He found righteous.

Jesus said that when the end of the world comes similar sinful conditions would exist as in the time of Noah, when the flood was sent. Quite frankly, we are already in 'injury time' and the final whistle can blow any time now.  (For all the conditions which will be present at the end of the world read Matthew 24>)

Satan's kingdom is flourishing on this Earth in wars, ISIS militants running rampant; Putin running amok; Ebola running amok; volcanoes, earthquakes, climate change, financial fragility, anarchy, famine etc. Everything, in fact, that Jesus said 2000 years ago would be evidence of His soon return. (Matthew 24) He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! His Kingdom will reign forever. In John 10 v 10 Jesus says: "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

The thief is Satan and everything he touches is contaminated, tainted, diseased. Jesus has come to give life AND to reverse the evil of what Satan is doing in this world.

Jesus responds to those who follow Him and ask by faith (confidence) in His ability to save our souls from Hell, the abode of unrepentant sinners who die in their sins. Jesus heals those who follow Him of their diseases. Sometimes He takes them Home to Heaven. Whatever God's will may be.

The Haiti earthquake 4 years ago that killed over 200,000 people resulted in those left alive to call for a national fast for 3 days to repent for dedicating their island to Satan 200 years ago. They knew they could not blame God for it. The god of this world claimed those souls for himself.

Any nation who attacks Israel is attacking the apple of God's eye, the chosen nation. The Ark of the Covenant - the presence of God in their midst - gave them victory over their enemies. For thousands of years Syria has attacked Israel. Now God's judgment is aimed at Syria and He has looked away as the god of this world destroys that nation. Likewise Iran , Iraq. Gaza and other Islamic countries who state that Israel has no right to exist and who arm terrorists like Hamas. God looks away when ISIS causes crisis.

And the nations where Ebola rages?   Are they full of goodness towards Israel or Christians? Or do they turn a blind eye to BokoHaram to destroy churches and force Christian girls abducted in their hundreds into convert to Islam and threaten to sell them as sex slaves.

In order to challenge God with How can You let this happen? You have to be looking at this world through His eyes.

He says in 2 Chronicles 7 v 14: "If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

So be joyful and thankful like Kent Brantly because God had the USA have an appropriate drug treatment ready for the day he would need it to save his life!

Finally, God says in 2 Peter 3 v 9: "The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness, but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."

Those who are brave enough to read the following 3 verses (2 Peter 3 v 10-13) which describe the final destruction of Earth in what can only mean world-wide nuclear conflagration courtesy of the god of this world, may decide that they would rather be in the Kingdom of God where there will be peace, love and joy forevermore.

Prayer: Heavenly Father have mercy upon your children and spare us from the evil power of the god of this world, Satan, who hates every human being and wants to destroy us.  Thank you for sending Jesus to save our lives, please show those who don't know yet how to be saved.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.