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Tracking the Birth Pains- 9 Deadly Diseases in 2015


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As Messiah's return draws near, deadly diseases will continue to wreak havoc on our world. Take a look at 9 deadly diseases that affected our world in 2015.

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Tracking the Birth Pains- 9 Deadly Diseases in 2015

  1. 1. Tracking the Birth Pains 9 Deadly Diseases In 2015
  2. 2. “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places (Matthew 24:7)." Sign #5 Pestilences
  3. 3. What exactly is Pestilence?
  4. 4. Pestilence= Old Testament Definition New Testament Definition Modern Definition  A deadly plague  A disease that destroys  A disease that affects & kills livestock  A plague  Any deadly infectious malady  A fatal epidemic disease
  5. 5. Pestilence doesn’t just affect people…
  6. 6. 3 Types of Pestilence: Humans Animal Life Plant Life A deadly plague that kills humans. Ex. Ebola, Bubonic plague, HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria… A deadly plague that kills animals. Ex. Bird flu, Ebola, Chytrid, W. Nile Encephalitis, White Nose Syndrome… A deadly plague that kills plants. Ex. Fire Blight, Early Blight, Late Blight, Bacterial Blight…
  7. 7. ! Take a look at 3 of the Deadly Pestilences Destroying Humanity:
  8. 8. HIV/AIDS continues to be the #1 health epidemic & claimed over 1 million lives in 2014. By the end of 2014, almost 40 million people were living with HIV/AIDS. The 2015 numbers have yet to be released!
  9. 9. There is STILL no cure for HIV/AIDS, but it can be controlled with ARV drugs.
  10. 10. Charlie Sheen recently revealed that he is HIV positive & admits that he paid 10s of millions in blackmail money!
  11. 11. Ebola is deadly, tenacious, & unforgiving. It’s 90% death rate makes this virus our #2 deadly disease for the 2nd year in a row!
  12. 12. According to the World Health Organization, there are currently 28,601 cases of Ebola!
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  14. 14. Every year, 498 million people (ages 15-29) are infected with Chlamydia, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, or Trichomoniasis.
  15. 15. The Center for Disease Control reports that STDs in the U.S. are on the rise & some at an alarming rate! The CDC provides Band-Aid prevention… According to the CDC, “To reduce STDs, Americans must take steps to protect themselves. For sexually active individuals, testing and treatment according to CDC’s recommendations, using condoms consistently and correctly, and limiting the number of sex partners are all effective strategies for reducing the risk of infection and consequences to health.”
  16. 16. The Biblical antidote for avoiding STD’s is reliable, yet clearly ignored by the masses: Flee immorality. Every other sin that a person commits is outside the body, but the immoral person sins against his own body (1 Corinthians 6:18).
  17. 17. ! Now take a look at 3 Deadly Pestilences Destroying Animals:
  18. 18. The 2015 outbreak of the Avian Flu, proved costly & deadly!
  19. 19. The 2015 outbreak was the largest on record for the U.S. It was found in 16 States and also in Canada.
  20. 20. The 2015 Avian flu outbreak resulted in the slaughter of more than 30 million hens & turkeys!
  21. 21. Rabies kills 99% of its victims & dogs are the main carriers of the disease. The World Health Organization wants to eliminate rabies by 2030! rabies/3097299.html
  22. 22. About 80% of people exposed to the deadly disease come from poor, rural areas of Africa & Asia- most of the victims are children! rabies/3097299.html
  23. 23. In the U.S., most cases of rabies are found in bats, raccoons, skunks, and foxes. es
  24. 24. According to a recent study, the West Nile Virus is killing off the native U.S. bird population.
  25. 25. “The declines in annual survival documented here are substantial and may have lasting effects on population abundances and growth rates of affected species,” the authors wrote, noting that the 29 percent decline found in the red-eyed vireos means over 30 million of these birds have died from West Nile. Over 30 million red-eyed vireos have died from West Nile Virus.
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  27. 27. ! Take a look at 3 Deadly Pestilences Destroying Plants:
  28. 28. A fungal disease in wheat costs Australian growers $108 million per year!
  29. 29. Stagonospora nodorum blotch (SNB) is widespread across the Wheatbelt. disease.html wheat-virus-comes-into-researcher-s-crosshairs/3954-mutating-wheat- virus-comes-into-researcher-s-crosshairs Wheat is the 3rd most produced cereal, after maize & rice & SNB is the “influenza” of wheat.
  30. 30. The Asian Bug is a Florida citrus grower’s worst nightmare!
  31. 31. The Asian bug is a tree killing disease. Florida oranges are threatened with destruction if scientists don’t find a cure. The current production is the lowest since 1964. The Asian Bug will cut the Orange crop in Florida by 24%!
  32. 32. Bad News! The leading banana export, Cavendish, is facing possible extinction. researchers-say/
  33. 33. researchers-say/ Cavendish represents 99% of the banana market. Cavendish produces the highest quality fruit. Gros Michel became extinct due to Panama Disease. A fungus affecting Cavendish bananas threatens its existence.
  34. 34. “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that Messiah is near, right at the door.” - Matthew 24:32-33
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