When he broke open the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature cry out, “Comeforward.” I looked, and there was a pale green horse. Its rider was named Death, and Hadesaccompanied him. They were given authority over a quarter of the earth, to kill with sword, famine,and plague, and by means of the beasts of the earth. (Rev 6:7-8)The global revolution set off by violence, economic collapse, and chaos leads to massive deaths by the “sword,famine, and plague.”
More than one virus, whether it’s Ebola, Avian Flu, the Black Plague, H1NI, Covid-19 or“superbugs” emerging at the end of this antibiotic era, are poised to spread worldwide as global pandemics havebeen expected for some time now.
Pope John Paul II seemed to anticipate this hour in 2003:I have been personally struck by the feeling of fear which often dwells in the hearts of ourcontemporaries. An insidious terrorism capable of striking at any time and anywhere; theunresolved problem of the Middle East, with the Holy Land and Iraq; the turmoil disrupting SouthAmerica, particularly Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela; the conflicts preventing numerousAfrican countries from focusing on their development; the diseases spreading contagion and death;the grave problem of famine, especially in Africa [and now locusts!]; the irresponsible behaviourcontributing to the depletion of the planet’s resources: all these are so many plagues threatening thesurvival of humanity, the peace of individuals and the security of societies. —
Famine is the result of economic collapse and the collapse of the food supply chain.