Hungry people are desperate people. Hungry people take risks. Those with little to lose start revolutions. What has happened in Tunisia, is happening in Egypt and may well happen in countries like Jordan and Libya – perhaps even Saudi Arabia – is all part of the end times scenario which Pat and I elaborate on in our books, Goodbye America, Goodbye Britain, and Cults and Isms: True or False?
In my talks so far this year I have said: “2011 will be a tumultuous year. Expect major world developments, wars, a rapid rise in food prices, perhaps famine in some areas.”Street protests will break out round the world, as the rich beef up security, horde their huge salaries and bonuses and generally ignore the tragedy that you can see gathering momentum.
Coupled with this is a startling rise in earthquakes and natural disasters, another sure sign of the “birth pangs” mentioned in Matthew 24, Verse 8: “But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs….” Verse seven describes today’s world – the world immediately before the Second Advent of the Lord Jesus Christ: “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.” The good news, of course, is that when we see these things happen we are to look up, for our redemption draweth nigh! The time left for man's misrule of the world is short.
The major financial turmoil is being worsened by the wild irresponsibility of the American Federal Reserve Bank, led by Ben Bernanke, a man who thinks printing- or electronically creating - trillions of Dollars will somehow make us successful. If this were true Zimbabwe would be the world’s richest nation. In Zimbabwe 50 billion Dollar bills float unwanted round rubbish tips. I show a picture of this when I give my talks.
The money poured into the banks is not going into creating jobs in the west but is mostly being gambled on commodity trading, sending the prices of everything from cocoa to wheat, corn, sugar etc rocketing. The world food supply is already on a thin high wire and storehouses are low in stocks, especially after major crop failures round the world.This means that poor people will increasingly go hungry. The rise in oil prices - Brent Crude from the British North Sea is $100 a barrel as I write- puts the price of most things up. Again, the poor are affected disproportionately.
Men like Timothy Geithner, US Treasury Secretary, are unconcerned. But then, he was staying at a five star hotel in the fancy Swiss resort of Davos when he said that global inflation is “not high on the list of concerns”. Geithner was addressing the annual gathering of the World Economic Forum. As he walked off to enjoy a no doubt sumptuous meal, Egypt, the world’s most populous Arab country, 1,629 miles to the south east, was going up in flames.
Food prices and inflation are crucial issues in Egypt,” says Ann Wyman, head of emerging markets at Nomura. “It’s something you’re seeing in the popular response.”
Food prices in Egypt have risen 21% in the past year. But why should that bother the well heeled folk in Davos? The trouble in Egypt has also driven up crude prices nearly 3%, back above $88 a barrel.Egypt is a small oil producer, but the trouble there has already sent oil prices surging. There’s big trouble ahead. Even the Saudi Arabian princes are stocking up on wheat for their people in hopes revolution doesn’t spread.
Spread it will, in my opinion. If you read the 83rd Psalm it describes a group of Arab nations around Israel gathering to try and wipe her out. Unfortunately for them, they put their faith in the false god Allah. Israel is defended by the true God, Yahweh. The Arab states, having been radicalized by the new governments about to take power – perhaps this year – will risk all to try and wipe out the Jews. Instead, they will be devastated. Read Psalm 83 for yourself and find out what happens. Like all the Bible’s prophecies, it is history written in advance and will come true 100 per cent.
The next war after that will be the Russian-led invasion described in detail in Ezekiel 38 and 39. The invading armies are totally destroyed on the mountains of Israel, without the Israeli armed forces having to do anything. The fate of the invading hordes is so horrible, so final, that it will take the Jewish state seven months to bury the millions of enemy dead, in the valley of Hamon-gog. A new city will be built overlooking the burial ground, a city called Hamonah which means multitude- where the multitude are buried.
I do not think we have long to wait for these tumultuous events to unfold before the world’s TV cameras. The BBC will be outraged, as the Jews manage to defeat all the evil enemies who try to wipe them out. (How dare they defend themselves!) Next will come Antichrist, to make a seven year peace treaty with Israel which signals the start of The Great Tribulation- the worst time in the history of the world.
The good news is that all true Christians- the remnant church – will be raptured out of the world before the Great Tribulation - the time of Jacob’s Troubles. For the world’s focus will be solely on the Jews as the church age comes to a bloody end. Two thirds of the Jews will be wiped out. The third that will be saved will be snatched from the world’s armies, gathered to destroy Jerusalem and led by Antichrist, by the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. If your church isn’t teaching this, ask why. And if they won’t, I will come and speak to a meeting in your area to tell the whole story from the whole Bible- the greatest story never told. If you want far more detail on what's really going on today, our books, available from our web shop, are packed with information relevant to the end times scenario unfolding before our eyes.