When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come.” I looked and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine.” (Revelations 6:5, 6)
In Revelation chapters 6 through 19, we are given some details about the horrendous seven year tribulation period on earth that will follow the rapture of Church. Among the many natural and super natural disastrous during these coming seven years will be hyper inflation leading to world-wide famine. When the Apostle John wrote Revelation, a Roman denarius was the average daily wage for one man. This would be just enough money to purchase one quart of wheat, the minimum amount of nourishment requirement for one man. In other words, because of hyper inflation, there will not be sufficient earnings to feed a family.
I recently saw an article written by Michael Snyder via TheMostImportantNews.com;
The information that I am about to share with you is extremely alarming, but I have always endeavored to never sugarcoat things for my readers. Right now, there are shortages of certain items in grocery stores across the United States, and food supplies have gotten very tight all over the globe. I have repeatedly warned that this is just the beginning, but I didn't realize how dire things have already gotten until I received an email from a farming insider that I have corresponded with over the years. I asked him if I could publicly share some of the information that he was sharing with me, and he said that would be okay as Long as I kept his name out of it. According to this farming insider, dramatically increased costs for fertilizer will make it impossible for many farmers to profitably plant corn this year. The following is an excerpt from an email that he recently sent;
"Things for 2022 are interesting (and scary). Input costs for things like fertilizer, liquid nitrogen and seeds are like triple and quadruple the old prices. It will not be profitable to plant this year.... Either way I see it, there will be a major grain shortage later this year, especially with corn."
Maybe the possiblity of coming hyper inflation and food shortages are another sign that the rapture of the Church near? So, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door. (Matthew 24:33)