Michael Snyder – March 19, 2017
We always knew that this would start happening. Earlier this month, I wrote about the severe economic problems that are plaguing South America, but up to this point I have neglected to discuss the horrific famines that are breaking out all over Africa. Right now there is a desperate need for food in South Sudan, Somalia, northeast Nigeria, Eritrea and Kenya. And Yemen, even though it is not technically part of Africa, is being affected by many of the same factors that are crippling nations all over eastern Africa. The United Nations says that more than 20 million people could die from starvation and disease if nothing is done. When I write about economic collapse, this is the kind of thing that I am talking about, and we are starting to see alarming conditions spread across the globe. Many believe that we could never possibly face this kind of food crisis in the western world, but unfortunately wishful thinking will only get you so far.
The United Nations was formed in 1945, and the UN has just announced that what we are facing this year is “the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the UN”. The following comes from a CNN article entitled “20 million at risk of starvation in world’s largest crisis since 1945, UN says“…
“We stand at a critical point in history. Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the UN,” UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien said Friday.
Comment: John Durrad http://www.setapartbytruth.org
The Black Horse of Revelation six depicts famine over the earth. The rider has a pair of balances in his hand to weigh and divide the earth’s diminishing food supply. Even now the land is becoming more and more depleted of natural nutrients because of wrong farming methods and greed!
“For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;
A land of wheat and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;
A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass
When thou hast eaten and out full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the land which he hath given thee.
Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgements, and his statues, which I commanded thee this day.” Deut 8:7-11
The poor people suffer and die because the nations have forgotten the LORD their God and so now have only to rely on human reasoning and in many cases excessive fertilisers to bring forth crops to feed themselves.
This is not a permanent solution, and worldwide famine is on the way unless we do in fact remember what God has said, and start to turn things around.