Monday, April 21, 2008

THE THIRD HORSEMAN RIDES: The Global Food Crisis... Financial Armageddon and Biblical Prophecy.

Some interesting facts to consider...

  • Wheat prices have risen by 130% Since March of 2007
  • Soy Prices have risen by 87% in the same time fram
  • Rice prices have jumped 50% in the past 2 months
  • People are rioting over food in Haiti and SE Asia.
  • Farmers are guarding fields of Rice with AK-47 Assault rifles.

I don't take the bible literally by any means, In fact I don't even attend church, but this verse scares the hell even out of me due to recent events.

The third horseman rides

The third horseman is described in Revelation 6:5-6, “...and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. 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!’” The third horseman of the apocalypse refers to a great famine that will take place, likely as a result of the wars from the second horseman. Food will be scarce, but luxuries such as wine and oil will still be readily available.

What does this mean?

The Expositor's Bible Commentary explains regarding this passage: "This amount [of money] suggests food prices about twelve times higher than normal ... and implies inflation and famine conditions (Matt 24:7). A quart of wheat would supply an average person one day's sustenance. Barley was used by the poor to mix with the wheat." Food shortages cause inflation in food prices. And higher prices make the remaining food harder to afford.

Oil and wine, though, are typically symbols of plenty. The reference here could indicate there will be pockets of abundance in the midst of famine. Christ's reference to famine "in various places" (Matthew 24:7) indicates the same possibility.

The cry to not "harm" the oil and wine could represent attempts to safeguard the pockets of abundance against plundering. However, The Living Bible interprets the phrase in Revelation to mean that there is practically no oil and wine left. That would also fit with the admonition that what is left not be harmed—lest there be none left at all.

In any case, the opening of the third seal indicates the onset of a period of severe famine unlike any in the past. While famines of varying severity have struck throughout history, it appears things will get much worse. Most of us have seen pictures of famine in our time, usually in parts of drought-stricken Africa. In 1984, a famine in Ethiopia developed through natural means, but was aggravated by the unstable government. Millions were at risk of starvation.


As investors continue to flee the real estate market and purchase Gold, Oil and Commodities as safe havens prices will continue to escalate and inflict hardship and perhaps even destruction on the very poor around the world... Even the poor and middle class of America are starting to feel it. There is no end in sight, and it is going to get much worse.


Anonymous said...

Have no fear for our President, G.W.Bush, prays and talks with God daily. Ever seen the DVD "Bush, Faith in the White House", portraits the infant Bush similar to the baby Jesus with a halo around his head. In fact, Bush, his followers (the so-called conservative Xtians) and his Evangelical church wished for the end of the world because they think they would be floated away into heaven. I bet they would start a big party to celebrate for the SIGN very soon.

Anonymous said...

The third horseman of the apocalypse refers to a great famine that will take place, likely as a result of the wars from the second horseman.

Thats the part that got me. All the wars that have been taking place for the past 7 years sure sound familiar to that verse.

America IS DEAD $10/gal Gas coming said...

Bush should include a copy of the Book of Revealation of the New Teastament with every bribe (stimulus) check sent out.

The awful terrible language of that thing is something every American better get used to...

Get a copy and Read It.


America is DEAD

Armageddon_Through_To_You said...

The bible IS literal if you take the time to study, not just read it. The reference to the oil and wine is because they don't require pollination from bees. If you remember, the bees are all mysteriously disappearing.

If you're willing to sift through the nutty sites on the web to locate bible prophecy scholars and their analysis, you'd be shocked at what you've been overlooking.

Damascus, Syria is about to get nuked (Isaiah 17) and in the very near future Russia will lead a coalition of muslim nations against Israel and will be annihilated by God himself (Ezekiel 38 & 39) and many bible prophecy scholars also believe that the USA is Mystery Babylon who is burned with fire (i.e., surprise attacked with nuclear weapons).

Do some serious research online. Your eternal salvation IS at stake and it's all happening quicker and with more intensity just like the bible said it would (like the birth pangs of a mother giving birth).

May God Bless you with the desire to seek the truth before it is too late.

Chris said...

"What is Truth?!"

-Pontus Pilate

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