Famine Coming

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Recently I wrote an article titled ”Are You Hungry Yet?” about the many evils setting the stage for fulfillment of prophecy—the signals of the coming Apocalypse, Tribulation, etc.

I hoped that article would stimulate the believer’s spiritual appetite for the moment we all sit down together at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. I hope it made you look forward to that magnificent banquet with great anticipation, as I do.

Our appearance before our Lord and Savior in the clouds of glory could be in the very next moment, and we will then find ourselves before the bema—the judgment seat of Christ. With the rewards presented by Christ for the work we did in His holy name while we lived on earth, we will then accompany our Bridegroom and Lord of all lords in an exhilarating mission. We’ll go with Him to put an end to Armageddon and the wickedness that will have, by that time, completely engulfed planet Earth.

Then we’ll take part in the greatest of all banquets on a supernaturally refurbished planet. We will sit down at the Marriage Supper in honor of Jesus Christ, the Son of God who died for us and resurrected so that we could be redeemed from sin and become the Heavenly Father’s intimate family for eternity.

This great promise from God’s Word is contrasted by what will first take place. The great famine that is already in view will be just the opposite of the blessed Marriage Supper that will satisfy every need and satiate every hunger forever.

All people who turn their backs on God and his righteous Rx for living will experience famine. This is a principle understood through God’s archetype people/nation, Israel. The following describes what happens to people who become anti-God in comportment and instead go their own way, adhering to doing what is right in their own eyes.

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it. In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst. They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy god, O Dan, liveth; and, The manner of Beer-sheba liveth; even they shall fall, and never rise up again. (Amos 8:11–14)

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The prophecy above did indeed take place on God’s chosen people. They have refused to hear God’s Word and have suffered—to this day—a spiritual famine. We know they suffered a literal famine in the Holocaust through starvation and every sort of atrocity, as they are prophetically scheduled to again suffer during that last seven years before Christ’s return. They have a disease that has blinded them to their true Messiah and His love for them. This we see in Romans chapter 11.

But it isn’t only a spiritual famine that’s coming for those who reject God’s call and prescription for life on His planet. There is coming a famine of the literal sort. And, according to Jesus’ own Words, it will be the worst of famines—the worst time in all of human history. The hunger it will produce will be deadly, but that will be only part of the Tribulation that God-rejecters will suffer.

That hunger is symbolically described as the third horseman and his black steed found in Revelation chapter 6.

The spiritual famine is already underway. Dr. David Jeremiah reported in his morning broadcast the other day that 52 percent of evangelical Christians no longer believe the Bible is inerrant. So it is not hard to extrapolate from that astonishing statistic the degree to which anti-Bible attacks are occurring and will soon be underway by the unbelieving world.

As Dr. Jeremiah said, questioning spiritual authority is in vogue; heritage is being lost. He said Mark Twain, even in his day, said: “The Bible is a book praised, but rarely read.”

So mankind is well down the broad way of biblical famine that leads to hunger, starvation, and, ultimately, eternal separation from the Creator-God who has moved Heaven and Hell to bring the only truth that can provide sustenance that assures eternal life.

Again, the best proof I can think of that shows specifically where the world is at present in that regard is this matter of Pride month.

The entire world is caught up at the moment—in June, 2023—in activity that can only be described as like in the days of Lot. Those with the loudest media voices declare through the transsexual and homosexual rants that God doesn’t have the right to declare the gender or deportment of His human creation.

This nation is guilty to the maximum extent in this wickedness. That is, America is, as I see it, at the very heart of this Sodom-like festival on a global scale. America is leading the way in pride fully showing out in total anti-God, back-turning as never before.

Again, David Jeremiah reminded that spiritual appetite for God’s Word has been greatly damaged on this fallen sphere. Mankind has thus lost the moral compass meant to keep humanity from starvation, both spiritual and literal.

The Bible is now being called hate speech by even governmental auspices and court systems here in the United States. Atheists now have stickers they place on Bibles in hotels and other places that proclaim: “Caution, this book is hazardous to your health.”

But God is not mocked, as Paul proclaims.

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. (Galatians 6:7–8)

The horsemen of the Apocalypse are about to mount their terrifying steeds. They will go forth to put an end to the mockery of the God of Heaven and His Beloved Son Jesus Christ.

You don’t want to be a part of this increasing spiritual famine or the coming literal famine the black horse of Revelation chapter 6 will bring. Here is how to be kept from that horrendous time of judgment and wrath and instead sit down at the Marriage Supper to be filled with God’s righteousness and be within God’s family forever:

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9–10)

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About the Author

Terry James
Leading biblical prophecy expert Terry James is an author, general editor, and co-author of numerous books on Bible prophecy—hundreds of thousands of which have been sold worldwide. His latest release is Rapture Ready…Or Not? 15 Reasons This Is the Generation That Will Be Left Behind, is for this generation of readers who are confused and look upon a world that seems to have destroyed opportunity for a bright, abundant future. The Rapture is about to catastrophically strike an unsuspecting world of both unbelievers and believers. Jesus Christ is the shelter from the coming Tribulation storm of God’s wrath and judgment.