The floods in Australia, the prolonged snowstorms in Europe and the United States, and the potential drought in China, have all contributed to the rise in world food prices. Back in Sri Lanka the flooding in the Central and North Eastern parts of the country have also greatly diminished the local food supplies.
In Australia, floods in the Gold Coast and parts of Victoria have scene wide-scale destruction to farming land. Speaking to Jack Robertson, a student at the University of Sydney, The Sunday Leader learnt of the rising food prices and growing food shortage that is affecting the country. “The cost of many essential items have risen greatly in price, the government is doing all that it can but the cost of wheat products has shot through the roof. We are also seeing shortages of products previously considered an everyday item. Bananas have disappeared from many of the smaller grocery stores; this is because of the heavy flooding that hit Brisbane.”
The cost of rebuilding the flood that destroyed the North of the country has also taken its toll on the food economy. Economists have predicted that the large cost of rebuilding Queensland will eventually take a toll on the food budget.
In China, a severe winter drought has threatened the crop production levels; China is the world’s largest provider of wheat.
Source: The Sunday Leader
The last chapter in the Bible tells of a time coming very soon in where the whole World will experience a time of tribulation never to be seen again, according the Lord. It will bring God’s judgments against this sinful world.
As a Christian and a reader of the Word of God, food shortages, bees dying/missing, food damaged by weather conditions and the hiking of prices does not come as a surprise to me. For Jesus told us that these things will happen.
Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!”
The anti-christ will soon give people a choice (those that are left behind from the rapture): take the mark of the beast and be able to purchase, or die for Jesus Christ. Those will be the only two options.
I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Written by: Gloria