Jun 26, 2008

The International Red Cross Is Reporting The AIDS Epidemic Is Now A Global Disaster

By Jimmy DeYoung

According to the international Red Cross, the AIDS epidemic in some countries is so severe that it could be classified a disaster. It is a crisis that fits the UN definition of a disaster, an event beyond the scope of any single society to cope with.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the IFRC, is focusing on what it says is one of the most long term and complex problems facing the world today, the HIV-AIDS epidemic. The Red Cross says billions of dollars are being spent on the fight against AIDS but their report warns that much of the money has not been targeted properly and is not reaching those most in need.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The AIDS epidemic which has reached the level described as a global disaster is a precursor to the End Times scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy.

The most recent report from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies that the HIV/AIDS epidemic has reached the level to be classified as a global disaster, brings to the world's attention the severity of this world health crisis. With 25 million deaths, 33 million people living with HIV/AIDS virus, and 7 thousand new infections every day, this by any standard is an epidemic that is a global disaster. Both the Red Cross and Red Crescent have warned and continue to warn world leaders that this health crisis must be dealt with sooner rather than later, but no one seems to be listening.

A worldwide epidemic spreading so quickly, some 7,000 new infections of the AIDS virus everyday, seems to be what Jesus was talking about when He gave His Olivet Discourse in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago. Jesus said in the Last Days there would be pestilence, the epidemic spread of disease across the world, Matthew 24:7. In Revelation 6, it describes the first six of 21 judgments to come upon the Earth during the Tribulation Period which takes place after the Rapture of the Church. Revelation 6:7-8 foretell of 1/4 of the Earth's population dying and pandemic disease is one of the ways this prophecy will be fulfilled.

The Red Cross report is indeed evidence Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.