Monday, April 21, 2008

“Food Rationing Confronts Breadbasket of the World”

This was the headline story in the New York Sun today, April 21, 2008, which was linked on the Drudge Report. Does any American think that we would have food rationing? Only a few years ago, the Federal Government had warehouses overflowing with surplus commodities that they had purchased from farmers who grew so much food, there were no buyers, except the Federal Government.

The article relates that many retail and warehouse stores around the country have been limiting the amount of rice, flour and other commodities in short supply, that consumers can purchase. If you shop for groceries, you are aware that fuel costs are driving the costs of everything up, up, up and away from the reach of many household budgets. The new political correctness of the “Green Earth” is swallowing up huge amounts of corn and other food-stuffs, used in the production of ethanol, adding to runaway inflation and shortages. Would who have conceived of this in America of 2008? People are beginning to learn to use public transit and parking their
SUV’s and automobiles because of the runaway inflation in fuel costs.

You are also reading about riots in various countries in the world because of food costs and in some cases—no food!

We are perhaps one recession/depression away from famines and food shortages of Biblical proportions that are prophesied to happen in the Book of Revelation in the Bible, in the end-time.

Revelation 6:5-8 (NIV) 5 When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. 6 Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine! 7 When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come! 8 I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

[1] The Holy Bible: New International Version. electronic ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984

This passage in Revelation vividly describes an event during the Great Tribulation period when you will pay a day’s wages for a quart of wheat. It was followed closely by the Pale Horse Rider in v. 8 that delivered the sword, famine and plagues. A fourth of the earth’s population was slain.

How close are we to these events? I believe we are very close! My question to you—are you prepared to meet the Judge of all the earth—Jesus Christ?


Mike Johnson said...

Hi Don,

Enjoyed this post and the one previous! Why does it seem like we do things to make it harder on ourselves? Fixing one problem and creating another seems to be a common theme among human beings. The time IS drawing near that the FINAL REPAIR (Jesus) is going to take place. I'm just hopeful that more than a handful can identify the times and that we'll all be ready!


Mike Johnson

Don Howard said...

Reminds me of my plumbing repair that should take 5 minutes and takes all day and 5 trips to Lowe's before I get it right. I know you share with me that we will be able to convince many that this is the time to 'get it right'.