What does this excerpt from Zechariah say to you? As I was reading, this part about the plague really grabbed my attention because of the specific detail. Yikes! I feel as if this is referring to the time of God’s ultimate judgment. Those that chose not to come to Him will try to endure a miserable, living death and have to bear the incredible weight of their own terrible sins. The burden will be so tremendous that it will even affect the animals they the are surround by.
This is the plague with which the Lord will strike all the nations that fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths. On that day people will be stricken by the Lord with great panic. They will seize each other by the hand and attack one another. Judah too will fight at Jerusalem. The wealth of all the surrounding nations will be collected—great quantities of gold and silver and clothing. A similar plague will strike the horses and mules, the camels and donkeys, and all the animals in those camps. – Zechariah 14:12-15