The Vaccine

It took the world until the 18th Century to perfect a “Vaccine,” and Edward Jenner, an English Physician used “Cow Pox” as his basis to treat “Smallpox” which was until then still continuing to decimate the world, with a death rate of 30% being very normal.  In 1796, Edward Jenner inoculated a small boy, and then continually tried, unsuccessfully, to infect him, for the boy was now immune, this is the “Birth of Immunology.”  In 1885, a French Biologist, Louis Pasteur, successfully treated a 9 year old boy, bitten by a “Rabid Dog,” and as a result, the child was immune from the dreaded “Rabies.”  Later Louis Pasteur used mould to develop “Penicillin,” which has since saved countless millions of lives, and is still being used even today, and now has a wide family of variants, all still protecting us from infectious ailments. 

Scientific advances in the first half of the 20th Century led to an explosion of vaccines that protected against whooping cough (1914), diphtheria (1926), tetanus (1938), influenza (1945) and mumps (1948). Thanks to new manufacturing techniques, vaccine production could be scaled up by the late 1940s, setting global vaccination and disease eradication efforts in motion.  Vaccines against polio (1955), measles (1963), rubella (1969) and other viruses were added to the list over the decades that followed, and worldwide vaccination rates shot up dramatically thanks to successful global health campaigns. The world was announced smallpox-free in 1980, the first of many big vaccine success stories, but there was still a long way to go with other infectious diseases.  By the late 1990s, the progress of international immunization programmes was stalling. Nearly 30 million children in developing countries were not fully immunized against deadly diseases, and many others weren’t immunized at all. The problem was that new vaccines were becoming available but developing countries simply could not afford them.

In response, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and partners came together in 2000 to set up the “Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization,” now called “Gavi,” or the “Vaccine Alliance.” The aim of which was to encourage manufacturers to lower vaccine prices for the poorest countries in return for long-term, high-volume and predictable demand from those countries. Since its launch, child deaths have halved, and 13 million deaths have been prevented.  All the time, researchers are looking for new ways to solve diseases that still plague us all; Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity, Covid-19, and many more, are being constantly worked on by many teams of brilliant scientists, all looking for that “Wonder Drug,” a “Wonder Pill,” or that “Wonder Vaccine” in which all our ailments will be forever swept away, or better still, we will be “Immunised” from it in the very first place by a simple “Inoculation.”

Now, just on 6000 years ago, Adam and Eve had been happily living in the “Garden of Eden,” a blissful paradise for nearly 30 years, tending and caring from it, feasting freely on the bountiful variety of fruit, meeting with their Creator on a regular basis, and especially in “The Cool of the Evening,” they would meet together, tell Jesus what they had achieved together, and Jesus would teach them of creation, the wonders of the universe, all about their loving “Father in Heaven” and so much more.  For almost 30 years, they were working daily in the garden and watching, as Jesus had warned them that “Lucifer,” who was once the highest angel, and next to God himself, had fallen, and was greedily demanding “glory and praise” all for his own self.  He was not happy with “Planet Earth” and wanted to claim it as his very own possession, but God had set a limit on him, and there was only one place where they could interact with him, and that was a specific tree in the middle of the garden, the “Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil” as they called it.

One fateful day, Eve in her working and walking got separated from Adam, she ended up near the tree, and Satan’s seduction and scheming swept into action, poor Eve was deluded by the “Glitzy Glamour” and it is all now ancient history, and this ole world has been slowly and steadily being defaced and destroyed by the deathly infection of sin, and myriads more sinners perishing from its sting.  After 4000 years of degradation, Messiah Jesus came to offer a cure, a vaccine, so that the sting of sin’s death, would no longer destroy, it could hurt and harm and damage, but not destroy our “Eternal Life.”  At his Baptism, Jesus “The Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the World,” [John 1:29] upended Satan’s reign, and 3.5 years later, he sealed it with his own blood on Calvary’s Tree, and we now have the evidence of the promises, Romans 6:14a “For sin shall not have dominion over you.”  And now almost 2000 years later, and Jesus is just about to come back, and this time, sin and sinners are going to be forever missing.

Quote; “The great controversy is ended. Sin and sinners are no more. The entire universe is clean. One pulse of harmony and gladness beats through the vast creation. From Him who created all, flow life and light and gladness throughout the realms of illimitable space. From the minutest atom to the greatest world, all things, animate and inanimate, in their unshadowed beauty and perfect joy, declare that God is love.” {CTr 372} 

Jesus’ forgiveness is a “Vaccine,” for the deathly sting of sin, but it is not an “Inoculation against ever Sinning.”  1 John 2:1-3 “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: and he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for [the sins of] the whole world.  And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.”  Jesus’ forgiveness, is only for that specific sin that you confessed and repented of, it is not an “Inoculation” so that you can go out and run wild, forever immune, doing wickedness, and deluding yourself that you are immune now.  Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”  Let us forever steer well clear of any sinfulness and its resulting death, but when necessary, Jesus has a Vaccine available.  This ole world is doing its last few laps, Satan is determined to keep you “In Sin” and to cause you to lose your “Eternal Salvation,” but Jesus is pleading with us all to “Lighten the Load” and to repent and to dump the last of our “Besetting Sins” so that we will be clean, to win the crown that is set before us, and to step sinlessly into Eternity with the host of the redeemed, you can do it, so let us be rid of Satan and sin forever, Eternity has no need for the Vaccine for the snake bite of sins death!  Matthew 24:20 “But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day:”