Economic Collapse

The New Normal, Economic Collapse and Distress of Nations; This Georgia food drive is seeing more people in need from coronavirus’ brutal economic toll. In June, food banks nationwide were serving almost 60% more clients on average compared to last year

The world is fast approaching a “climate apartheid” where only the wealthy can afford basic food resources in the face of fatal droughts, famine and heatwaves, while the rest of the world suffers. Revelation 6:5-6 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

The New Normal, Economic Collapse and Distress of Nations; This Georgia food drive is seeing more people in need from coronavirus’ brutal economic toll. In June, food banks nationwide were serving almost 60% more clients on average compared to last year

By Natasha Chen and Eric Levenson, CNN Updated 10:31 AM ET, Tue October 6, 2020

(CNN)A monthly food drive in DeKalb County near Atlanta is seeing more and more hungry families in need as Covid-19 has shaken Americans’ health and economics.

Delores Rich, who relies on her retirement income, arrived for the food drive at 7 a.m. — three hours before it began — to ensure her spot in line.

She said she’s had trouble affording groceries during the pandemic. Her favorite things to cook are T-bone steaks and oxtails, but she said every little bit helps.

“Whatever I get, I’ll be thankful and blessed for it,” she said.

Rich was among 700 people who came to this Dekalb County food drive on Saturday in need of food for themselves and their loved ones. At this and two other locations in the county, a total of 2,500 people received a 20-pound box of fruit and vegetables and a three-pound package of beef, according to the county.

The food drives are a microcosm of the struggling American economy as the Covid-19 pandemic has infected more than 7 million people, killed over 200,000 and upended the lives of all Americans.

Millions of workers who were laid off earlier in the pandemic have returned to work, but many of those temporary layoffs have become permanent as stimulus and a federal unemployment supplement have expired.

In Georgia, 22% of businesses have not reopened as of August, including almost a quarter of all restaurants, 40% of bars, 20% of arts and entertainment and 19% of health and beauty businesses, according to the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

The pandemic has put particular stress on the nation’s food banks. In June, food banks nationwide were serving almost 60% more clients on average compared to last year, according to Feeding America, a network of 200 food banks across the US. About four in 10 are new customers.

Scenes from the food drive

These broader economic struggles could be seen in Dekalb County on Saturday. Michael Thurmond, the Dekalb County CEO, said he hasn’t seen this many people show up for a food drive since the pandemic began.

“The number one issue is … (that) the initial relief, federal relief has run out. People have lost a $600 supplement on their unemployment insurance,” he said.

Bill Webber, who builds fences and does housing construction for a living, said his business has been hit hard by the pandemic’s economic toll.

“Fewer clients (and) less people planning on doing work that they had planned on,” he said. “They cut back and call back and say, ‘Hey, we’re not going to be able to do this right now.’ Which I understood. I’m not upset at people.”

He said he had not been to a food drive before the pandemic. He plans to share his box of food with others who were unable to come.

“I know I’m not alone, and I know other people out there — my whole family has been hit hard,” he said.

Tania Larkins similarly said she hadn’t been to a food drive prior to the pandemic.

“I feel bad about it, because I never had to do it until the pandemic,” Larkins said. “I’ve always been able to keep food on the table.”

She used to work in child care, and her husband drives a school bus part time — a job now in lower demand with many school districts teaching remotely.

Larkins said she would have wrongly judged these drives in the past.

“I would have judged it like, ‘It’s for poor people,’ or something like that. No, it’s not. No, it’s not. It’s for people in need at this point,” she said. “It’s very humbling.”

Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black said that business has been rough for the food bank’s suppliers, too.

“We’re supplementing the fresh fruits and vegetables with protein, but it’s also coming from a local Atlanta business that needed the business,” he said.

With Black next to him, Thurmond, the Dekalb County CEO, said the food bank was a bipartisan effort.

“He’s a Republican and I’m a Democrat. But hunger doesn’t affiliate with any party. I hope you noticed the diversity of the people who came here today. Black folk, White folk, Asian, Hispanic, Latino,” he said. “Food insecurity impacts the entire community.”

Night Watchman Note; We are to ‘be watchful’ in helping to understand today’s events as related to biblical prophecy. That is what ‘watchmen or women’ do. Jesus made clear that when He actually does come for His disciples, His wise and faithful servants would be aware of the time because they would be watching. They would not know the ‘day or the hour’ of His return, but would know the ‘season of the times.’ They would know the season of the times by WATCHING those things ‘coming to pass or occurring’ as Jesus said they would. The ‘BENCHMARK SIGN(s)’ always point towards Israel / Jacob. God’s prophetic timepiece. The FALSE PEACE COVENANT confirmed by the Prince/Beast among MENA (the many) is the ‘key sign’ of the times or the season of the times. Yes, we are in that period. The Prince/Beast will likely confirm and enhance the current ‘normalization’ agreement with Jacob to be a ‘peace’ agreement, to be extended to 7 years from the current 5 years, to include some agreement permitting the rebuilding of the third temple in exchange for ‘some portion of Jerusalem.’ The current ‘investment’ period for the Palestinians stands at five (5) years. This will likely occur AFTER the Bride, Disciples or True Church is removed from the earth via the Rapture / Harpazo / Redemption / ‘Twinkling’.

Seven (7) References to ‘BE WATCHING or WATCHFUL.’

Matthew 24:42; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Matthew 25:13; Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Mark 13:35; Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.

Luke 21:36; Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man

Luke 12:37-39; Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

1 Thessalonians 5:2-4; For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. (Be Watching).

John 13:19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.

John 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.

Luke 21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

Mark 13:29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.

Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’ ‘Fearful Sights.’ ‘Perilous Times.’ ‘Men’s hearts failing with fear.’ Great Convergence of Signs.’ REDEMPTION IMMINENT.

In His Service,

Night Watchman

Paul Rolland

Night Watchman Ministries

Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!

Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:

The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)

A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.

. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).

. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).

B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.

. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).

C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.

. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).

. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).

. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).

. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).

. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).

. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).

. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).

. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).

. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).

. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).

True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:

 Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”

Romans 12:19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

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