We thank God for how he has helped us so far on this series, we are coming to an end of the series of teachings on the Armageddon series. In our last article I spoke about how the European Union seems to fit the prophecy about the Revised Roman Empire, but in this article I will bring this segment of our teaching to an end by talking about the Economic state of the world, famine and the Peace covenant between Isreal and Palestine that leads us to the last seven years leading to Armageddon.
Carefully and Patiently read this article along with your Bible......
Economic State of the World
What we can see happening all over the world now is inflation. Every nation now is suffering inflation. The U.S.A is in what we call creeping inflation which could turn to hyperinflation later in the age. The day is coming when paper money will have no value at all. We are given a remarkable prophecy that a day is soon coming when there will be a new economy, a new Antichrist social order, a new political system plus a new religion.
Super computers will mastermind the economy and no one will be able to buy or sell without a mark (Rev 13:15-18). It once used to be credit cards but now it is debit cards. Eventually it will end up in a chip that will be placed in the right hand or the forehead.
We see something interesting in the scripture below.
Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. They have heaped treasure together for the last days.
Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
The above scripture tells us that the treasures of the world will be heaped together during the last days ushering in a controlling mark. The system responsible for this is none other than the Antichrist system and one of the ways they will be able to do this is by inflation. Amos 8:5-6 gives a perfect picture of our age wherein it says, That we may set forth wheat making the ephah small and the shekel great and falsifying the balances by deceit. By causing one to give lesser amount of goods for higher prices. This is exactly what the governments and international organisations like the IMF are doing through inflation. For example, we all know that one of the conditions for you to get IMF loan is to devalue your currency as we have seen in Greece, Nigeria and just last week Egypt. Meanwhile all the countries that did that, were plunged into economic recession afterwards.
The Antichrist system and his partners are taking the inflated currency and exchanging it for gold, silver, land and property, heaping up treasures for the last days (James 5). "And it was to occur during the modern age, Nahum 2:4 shows it was during the time of latest automobiles. The gold has been stacked up already in bars, they are trying to get the rest stored now; to bring forth a mark by controlling all wealth, food etc (Rev 13:11-18) The scriptures show the crafty and cunning way his system is doing this and would eventually give it over to the man of sin himself. Isaiah 10:12-16 speaks of our day exactly. Daniel saw his 'stout heart and high looks' - He says " I have robbed(partly by inflation) their treasures, he took the riches of the people like you would gather eggs and no one even lifted a finger to stop him.
There would be two economic convulsions towards the end. One just before and in association with the rise of the Antichrist and then again at the end of his rule at Armageddon when people will throw their money into the streets(Ezekiel 7:19).
They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.
We will have severe inflation near the Tribulation, but the worst type of galloping inflation will take place in Rev 6:5-6; 'Depression-inflation'. It will become so bad it will require a full day's wage to buy 2 loaves of bread. Let end on the economic state of the world with this statement Of a member of one the founding families of the Illuminati, Amschel Rothschild " Give me control over a nation's economy and I don't care who writes the laws."
The famine sign was to appear in intensity just before the return of Jesus Christ; this has been on the increase and will definitely grow worse. The apocalyptic horse of death will appear in the next future. Starvation will haunt many parts of the earth (Rev6:5-8).
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.
And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
Things may not look like this for a while, but later famine will affect Russia, China, India and parts of Europe as it is already affecting Africa and some of the Middle east areas, Asia and other places will be included. More will come in the future including a world food shortage is coming later in our age.
Jesus forewarned of the terrible conditions that would be just before and during the Great tribulation. Matt 24:3 "What shall be the sign of thy coming, and the end of the world? Famine is one of the things indicated! It is one of the scourges of God and it is sent to warn men of their sins, also of coming judgement.
Famines are usually the results of droughts and severe weather and so as the age ends, in various places there will be a great shortage of water! The prophet Joel said that the rivers would dry up and cattle would die for the lack thereof (Joel 1:17-20). As the cattle dies, the food shortage gets even more severe. Something has occurred because the seeds are not even growing in the ground. According to Joel 2:3-5 this is associated near, and followed by, the Atomic flame! In fact during the great tribulation there will be no rain for 42 months(Rev 11:6), coupled to this the black horse of depression and famine appears.
Isreal has had to face many threats from neighbouring nations since it reclaimed the old city of Jerusalem in 1948. The very existence of Isreal as a nation has been under threat since time in memorial. This is not far fetched and dates back to the story in Genesis. Abraham had two sons Ishmael and Isaac. The Arabs are descendants of Ishmael while Isreal is the descendant of Isaac. Isaac was the promised seed and so was the one God gave the land of the Canaan to. The Arab nations instigated four major wars against the Isrealites. The Isreal-Palestine war in 1948, the Sonar war in 1954, the war in 1967 and the Yom Kippur war in 1978 but to the glory of God, Isreal has come out victorious in all.
The Antichrist will make a peace Convenant with Isreal for seven years to guarantee its safety (Dan 9:27 - Dan 11:30). Then in the middle of these seven years, he will break the Convenant and desecrate the temple which would have been restored. The Convenant spoke about is the Abrahamic Convenant (Dan 9:27),
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
As we can see, he confirms the land to them and makes a truce and provides protection, they receive him as a messiah. But after 3and a half years, he will break his agreement. The bible calls it the Convenant with death(Isaiah 28:18),
And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
Isreal is in an agreement with Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria. The only nation that Isreal has not signed an agreement with is Palestine. The Palestines want to share Jerusalem as their capital but the Israelites believe Jerusalem belongs to only them. This is one of the reason for the Isreal-Palestine Conflict. The Antichrist will come to confirm the land with Isreal and guarantee them protection. This agreement is of great importance to us because it will lead to to the last seven years that will lead to the last world war - Armageddon!
All Glory to God... This brings us to the end of this segment.
We move on to the next topic in our next article.
Stay tuned and God bless.
BRO JOEL for CHRIST!!!