BY THIS YOU WILL KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD…
In the Exodus 7:14–24, we read about an angry God, who inflicted his wrath upon the earth. When the Pharaoh Rameses II refused to let the Israelites go free to seek out their promised land, God vented his anger with a ferocity hitherto unseen by the people of Egypt.
And while the waters of the Nile turned into blood and smelled so bad that the Egyptians couldn't drink a drop, that was not the end. For there came a great pestilence over the land. The fifth plague brought to Egypt an unknown and highly contagious disease that infected and killed the livestock of the Egyptians. Interestingly, this biblical scourge reminds us of a real plague known as Rinderpest, an infectious and lethal viral disease that wiped out entire cattle populations and other ruminants across Africa and Europe from the 18th through the late 19th centuries.
In Luke 21: 11, we come to know:
"and there will be massive earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrible sights and great signs from heaven."
History bears testimony to the Lord’s prophecy.
The Plague of Justinian or Justinianic Plague (541–549 AD) was the beginning of the first plague pandemic, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. The disease spread through the entire Mediterranean Basin, Europe, and the Near East, severely affecting the Sasanian and the Byzantine Empires. The plague is named after the Byzantine emperor in Constantinople, Justinian I (r. 527–565) who, according to his court historian Procopius, contacted the bacterium but recovered in 542, at the height of the epidemic, which killed about a fifth of the population in the imperial capital of Constantinople.LEARN MORE
And just like the pestilence that came upon ancient Egypt, the Black Death (also known as the Pestilence, the Great Mortality or the Plague) was a bubonic plague pandemic that came upon Afro-Eurasia during the years 1346 to 1353. Recorded in history as the most fatal pandemic that ever occurred, it took the lives of 75–200 million people in Eurasia and North Africa, reaching its peak in Europe from 1347 to 1351.LEARN MORE
History repeated itself when in the year 1918 another deadly pandemic infected 500 million people worldwide in 4 successive waves. Caused by the H1N1 influenza A virus, it lasted from February 1918 to April 1920 killing between 20 and 50 million people, although estimates range from a conservative 17 million to a possible high of 100 million, making it one of the deadliest pandemics in human history. It has an innocuous name - the Spanish Flu.LEARN MORE
In recent times, the HIV Virus is considered by many to be a global pandemic.
But were we prepared for yet another?
The plague has come again; all of a sudden. Only to leave us utterly shocked, and completely defenceless. Unless we stand firm in our faith in Jesus. And in our Guardian Angel; our protector whom we can carry along with us wherever we go.
Our Guardian Angel of God Divine Coin does just that. It keeps us away from doubt and fear, reaffirming our faith in the Lord. The front features a detailed Guardian Angel of God engraved beautifully in elegant metal that has an antique gold finish. The back quotes Psalm 91 and reads: “My God, in Him I will trust. No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling.”
Being 1 1/4 inches in diameter, the coin can be carried in your pocket. It is also an ideal gift for someone you love and want to protect. For where the Lord is, there is faith and courage.
“But when I am afraid,
I will put my trust in you.”