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Spike in Food Prices
« on: July 02, 2007, 09:59:29 AM »
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 1I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, "Come!" 2I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.
 3When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!" 4Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword.

 5When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come!" I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. 6Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, "A quart[a] of wheat for a day's wages, and three quarts of barley for a day's wages,[c] and do not damage the oil and the wine!"

I've been reading and seeing alot of news reports saying that food prices will be rising sharply in the next 6 months, largely because of the conversion of corn to ethanol for fuel.  Here's a few

Milk- over $4 a gallon
Ground Beef- over $3 a pound

Are we seeing the beginnings of fullfilled prophecy?  Could the "oil" literally be our (and other countries) thirst for gasoline driving a nation or world wide famine?
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Re: Spike in Food Prices
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2007, 07:08:54 AM »
When I first read the book of Revelation many years ago, the scripture rang out in my mind:   ...see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. (Rev. 6:6b)[/color]After reading it, my first thoughts were:
1. The oil in the Middle East.
2. The fact that industrial nations need oil to sustain their economies.
3.  Western nations need oil to sustain our lifestyles.
4.  At every gas/oil station, the driver can buy a six-pack of beer.  

Both oil (gas) and wine are very important to us in these last days and it's interesting that John-the-Revelator heard the prophetic voice from these last days saying, "hurt not the oil or the wine." :what:

BTW, making ethanol from corn is the stupidest thing I've ever seen.  We're depleting our soil for that??? We're sacrificing future food harvests for that??? :rolleyes:
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