Jesus indicated that ‘fearful sights’ (various natural disasters) would occur
leading up to the time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation (a
combined seven year period of great destruction on earth). Although these types
of things have occurred in the past for centuries and thousands of years, they
could be identified as the ‘season of the times’ due to the ferociousness of
these events. They would be occurring in greater intensity, severity,
frequency, size, duration, scope … just like the pains that a woman experiences
in labor the farther along she is in the labor process. We are in the ‘season
of the times’ that comes just before the seven (7) year Tribulation/Great
… And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11).
… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25)
… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)
… This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)
Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. These verses are several of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied Eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor.
Experts Warning Americans to Be Prepared For Economic Collapse, The Coming Food Crisis. Within a year, prices for wheat doubled. The three intense (3) drivers behind this surge were stock decreases during the preceding years, a disappointing harvest due to bad weather in several countries and growing demand for feedstuff.
November 27, 2019 by IWB
Suddenly, the world food markets spilled out of control. Within a year, prices for wheat doubled, those for soybean and sugar even tripled. The three (3) drivers behind this surge were stock decreases during the preceding years, a disappointing harvest due to bad weather in several countries and growing demand for feedstuff. Once prices soared, governments of exporting nations curbed the outflow of food, thus exacerbating the crisis. Merely two years later, prices had come down roughly to previous levels-the affliction had ended.
This is not the account of the infamous 2016/2019 price spikes; it is the half-forgotten story of the early 70s. At least for developed countries, this earlier crisis was worse than the recent one. Real food prices-corrected for inflation-climbed higher, and food expenditures absorbed a much greater share of households’ income, so that any increase was felt more harshly. This episode nonetheless takes a backseat in our collective memory because OPEC limited oil production soon after the food prices had started to rise. Higher oil prices proved to be the more lasting and pernicious impediment to global growth.
So there is a historical precedent of a food price surge that did not destabilize the world economy. Instead, it was eventually followed by a quarter of a century of low food prices beginning in 1980. But the 2018/09 episode was not perceived from this bird’s-eye perspective. Even in emerging and industrialized countries, much less affected than the poorer nations, the crisis has changed the thinking of the powerful. The fear was born that the next food crisis may be waiting for us, one that will dwarf anything the world has seen before. The world might cast off its multilateral, liberal veil in the merciless scramble for food.
Under this lens, the purchase or long-term lease of fertile farmland abroad appears to be a hard-nosed move of Realpolitik without humanitarian disguise. Non-governmental organizations attack the neo-colonial land grab of Arab and Chinese investors that uproots local communities and undermines the self-sufficiency of poor nations. It’s smart but contemptible, so the common judgment goes-which may be wrong on both counts.
The receiving countries may actually win. Investment in developing countries’ agriculture is direly needed: the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that an annual US $ 30 (6×5) billion of additional funds will be required over the next 10 (5+5) years. This is hardly a sum governments will muster. Often the significant pledges made by donor countries during the crisis are just that, pledges. Making a promise is not the same thing as signing a check. Private investment is necessary to fill the gap.
Collapse of the US Food Supply System The ? There’s a reason why the US government is so eager to disarm the American people.
little to do with crime rates or mass murders… but everything to do with the
very reason the 2nd Amendment was created for: to protect the people from a
Because when a major disaster hits the USA, a recent executive order allows FEMA to confiscate your food stockpile… and just like in the old USSR, to give it to the government-dependent masses.
And if you don’t act fast, if you don’t act now, you’re going to miss your chance forever… a chance to finally become self-sufficient and independent, a chance to make your family “recession-proof” and “disaster proof”, while the unprepared “zombies” will be starving and killing each other over a loaf of rotten bread.
The summer of 2019 brought three (3) massive things; drought, devastation and despair to farmers all over the globe. World granaries like Russia and Kazakhstan were scorched by hellish temperatures. Crops in Ukraine were pummeled, corn was reduced to desolating burnt stalks. And with a 15% (5+5+5) drop in the Indian monsoon… a historical drought in Australia… and an appalling harvest in Mexico… you may be wondering…
Just as the drought was causing soy, corn and meat prices to soar 10% alone … the US turned on the printing machine, and dumped two trillion dollars in the laps of the biggest banks… through “quantitative easing”. The official story is that all this money should go back into the economy… to help small businesses and people like you and I.
How to survive the coming food crisis – food survival guide. When a big or small disaster comes suddenly, people are often forced to go days without food. Only with certain amount of essentials, people could ensure the survival. And it is struggling to obtain them at a time of three things; severe adversity, trauma, or crisis (even when an authoritative report smells the coming food crisis).
Think over a series of matter like below:
(1) How to
survive during terror attacks that have led to widespread fear and shutdown of
local stores and shops? If it happens at this time, will your only choice be to
beg your neighbors for help or wait to be transferred to the nearby FEMA camps.
(2) How to live through a rolling blackout that has lasted for up to weeks and created huge difficulties for normal food storage or long term bulk-food storage?
(3) How to make sure that the whole family could survive a snow storm or hurricane that whipped people into a super panic frenzy of buying – grabbing almost any food as long as a person is able to get his/her hands on it. What if you failed to restock the necessary food for weeks?
(4) If a flood hits your house and the roads are massively washed out, you have been aware that it became impossible to store weeks of food in time, what should you do to survive?
(5) How to deal with the food shortage problems due to a long-lasting labor union protest and refusal of shipment? Could you guarantee your children will not go hungry?
(6) What to do in case of an earthquake that destroyed your house and severely disrupted your abilities to obtain supplies (this kind of devastating case could occur anywhere and get much worse in a city than in a village)?
Unfortunately, most people believes that any horrible disaster will not really occur around them, or not occur to themselves at least; if you also nod your head to them, this might be just what you think, try to look back to the history, history facts prove otherwise, such as Tokyo tsunami in 2011, Katrina hurricane in 2014, Indian ocean earthquake and tsunami in 2004, and Haiti earthquake in 2010. Thousands of people around the world lost their lives to natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, a tragic reminder of how rapidly natural disasters such as wildfires in California 2018, 2019. As to the US regions alone, every year, there are always a big number of death reports and injury reports on a variety of disasters, such as destructive tornadoes hitting the southeastern states, blizzards battering the northwestern states, earthquakes striking the coastal area of western US states, droughts affecting the central US, wildfires burning across California, floods threatening all the states literally (According to the statement of FEMA, actually every US resident lives at risk of flood, the only difference among states is the level of risk).
Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh
Indonesia earthquakes and tsunami
Syrian refugee crisis
East Africa hunger crisis
Ebola, hunger, and conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Venezuela economic and migration crisis
Yemen conflict and food crisis
Anytime when a disaster comes, people who are still underprepared opt to put all the survival hopes on FEMA or government, but the real biggest hope is in their own hands. And at the danger moment, no one would be more eager than you to help your own family members survive. Try to imagine that all your family are trapped in an emergency situation where survival food and water supplies are cut off, you know very well that a person whose dehydration lasts for just several hours tends to die, especially if he/she is exerting the physical energy, like running and escaping a mob, or fighting against an attacker. And a person under the extremely severe starvation will also go to death slowly and painfully, starting with diarrhea and confusion and ending up with hallucinations and muscle spasms from hell. Joking apart, any crisis which lasts for just a couple of weeks could become deadly to a person or their families in case he/she is not well prepared.