Thursday, October 7, 2010

THE COMING FAMINE -- Will it happen in America?

  Fig trees may not grow figs, and there may be no grapes on the vines. There may be no olives growing and no food growing in the fields. There may be no sheep in the pens and no cattle in the barns. But I will still be glad in the Lord; I will rejoice in God my Savior. [Habakkuk 3:17,18] New Century Version ]

Most people take it for granted that there will always be a super market or a local grocery store that at least once a week, if not more, that we can go to, and an push a empty cart, and begin to fill it with the food and other things that we need to survive. What would we ever do if there was not a super market that we could run to when ever we needed food? We enjoy an amazing variety of such food stuffs here in America that are easy to get and they are always plentiful at the grocery store. But hold on! Think about this. Imagine driving to that well-stocked super market and finding only empty shelves or a can of this or a can of that. Where once there was any kind of food that you could think of, you now only find only empty shelves, or a few bent cans. Picture the deli, bare and barren, with no hams, roast beef, and turkey. No cheese,no kind of lunch meat,no prepared meals, — ready for your oven, no crackers, no pickles, nothing. Just a empty counter! What would you do? In fact, imagine arriving at your grocery store only to discover a vacant building and boarded up windows. Does this sound stupid and off the wall to you? Well, if it does think again, because it could very easily happen over night!
Not many people have any thought or idea, what so ever, what it takes to make and bring about the different kinds of meats, milk, vegetables, and all the other foods that you see on those super market shelves. Everybody realizes that different types of food come from different places, like that good old milk, that we drink, comes from the cows and eggs, that we all enjoy , comes from chickens. But sad to say for most of the people, that is where it all ends. It is not like it use to be where people raised their own live stock and chickens. Grew their own vegetables. Those days are gone for most of the people. We now live in another world. What I call a “throw away world” If those blue jeans gets a hole in them just throw them away and go to Wal Mart and get another pair! If you do not like what is for dinner throw it in the trash and go to McDonalds and get something else! If you do not want it just throw it away. I'm afraid those days are coming to a end, and fast.
Why am I saying all this? Because we may all have to face this very thing down the road in a few years or maybe in a few months. I'm not saying this to scare no one, just telling you what just might happen real soon! If you are a person who reads the Bible then you know what I'm saying is not out of the question. In the Bible we are told of a great famine that will cover the earth from one end to the other in the last days. We can read in [Revelations 6: 5,6,7,8] the following: 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, and its rider held a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard something that sounded like a voice coming from the middle of the four living creatures. The voice said, "A quart of wheat for a day's pay, and three quarts of barley for a day's pay, and do not damage the olive oil and wine!" When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come!" 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 people by war, by starvation, by disease, and by the wild animals of the earth. [ The New Century Version]

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