Weekly Watch Focus: Outbreak of Ebola

FRIDAY, August 8, An outbreak of the Ebola virus is ongoing in several West African nations. The death toll has risen to 1663. Two American, medical missionaries working for Samaritan’s Purse treating those suffering from Ebola contracted the deadly disease and have been flown back to the United States to be treated in Atlanta. The disease is a horrific viral infection with no known cure. Health authorities are hoping to prevent its spread to other nations. British Airways has suspended its flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone.  Airport authorities around the world are on the lookout for anyone exhibiting symptoms of Ebola. If it breaks out of West Africa, it could result in a pandemic of global proportions. Pray that the spread of Ebola can be isolated and halted. Pray for the nations of Sierra Leone and Liberia. May God shelter all the doctors, nurses, and others bravely treating the victims of Ebola. Pray God’s mercy for the stricken. Also pray for the two missionaries being cared for at Emory University hospital and the medical staff caring for them. Cry out that the plague of Ebola will be stopped and a cure be found that can have widespread application to the populations of West Africa. Praise the name of the Lord, who healed all manner of disease and sickness.

Num. 16:47-48, “Then Aaron took it as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the assembly; and already the plague had begun among the people. So he put in the incense and made atonement for the people. And he stood between the dead and the living; so the plague was stopped.”

2 Chron. 20:9, “If disaster comes upon us—sword, judgment, pestilence, or famine—we will stand before this temple and in Your presence (for Your name is in this temple), and cry out to You in our affliction, and You will hear and save.”

Ps. 91:2-6, “’I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.’  Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.  You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that  lays waste at noonday.”

Exod. 15:26, “If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.”

Ps. 107:19-21, ”Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses. He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!”

Exod. 23:25, “So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.”

1 Pet. 2:24, “Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.”

Matt. 9:35, “Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people."




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