Bible Warns of Famines in the Last Days—Are We Setting the Stage? by MICHAEL SNYDER for Charisma News
Could it be possible that the stage is being set for horrific famines that the Bible has been warning us about for nearly 2,000 years? A few years ago, any talk of “coming famines” would have seemed absolutely ludicrous to most people in the Western world, but the events of the last several months have changed everything. Now, the U.N. is openly warning that famines of “biblical proportions” could be on the way, and the head of the U.N. World Food Program is telling us that we could soon see 300,000 people literally starve to death every single day. Nightmarish droughts, African Swine Fever, COVID-19 and armies of locusts in Africa the size of major cities have combined to create a “perfect storm,” and global food supplies are becoming tighter with each passing month.
As conditions continue to deteriorate, many are starting to wonder if certain prophetic passages in the Bible are starting to come to fruition. For example, in Matthew 24:7 Jesus specifically warned us that there would be “famines” in the days immediately preceding His return:
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines, epidemics, and earthquakes in various places.
We can also find very similar warnings from Jesus in Mark 13 and Luke 21.
So if we actually are living during the time just before the return of Jesus, we should expect to see horrifying global famines start to emerge, and that is precisely what we are witnessing at this moment.
In Revelation 6:8, we are told that “hunger” will eventually be a major factor in the deaths of a large portion of the global population:
So I looked, and there was a pale horse, and the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed him. Power over a fourth of the earth was given to them, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.
Of course, we aren’t at that point yet.
But are we starting to move in that direction?
David Beasley is the executive director of the U.N. World Food Program, and he recently stated that we are heading directly into “the worst humanitarian crisis since World War Two.” Hunger is rapidly rising all over the globe, and he believes that if dramatic intervention does not happen quickly we could see an astounding death toll.
According to Beasley, we could soon see 300,000 people around the world starve to death every single day, and that figure doesn’t even factor in the effect of this coronavirus pandemic: