An investigation was done on 400 Pigs in areas of Sierra Leone where there were reported human cases of the Ebola virus. Three pigs of the 400, had been infected by the virus. Even though it was found that they had been infected, it doesn’t mean that they showed symptoms of the virus.
It is uncertain if these three pigs played a role in the spread of the recent outbreak of the virus in West Africa, even so, it is a cause for concern. Read this article from the American Council on Science and Health for more information.
Luke 21:11, “There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.”
Even though diseases and pestilences (fatal diseases) have been around for centuries, we know that as we approach closer to the coming of Jesus these events will increase in frequency and intensity, just like child labor for a woman. The contractions and pain increases in frequency and intensity as the time nears for the baby to be born. NIV version Matthew 24:8 “All these are the beginning of birth pains”, with “these” referring to the signs mentioned in the previous verse.
As pestilences increase let us remember the words of Jesus found in Matthew 16:2-3 and make it a duty to prepare for his second coming.
He answered and said to them, “When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; 3 and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.