Shadows of the Third Horseman?

Having just recently filmed a new Tomorrow’s World telecast about the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” of Revelation 6, the prophetic equestrians have been on my mind a bit lately.

Into those thoughts comes this article from the Financial Post passed on by Mr. Davis: “Forget oil, the new global crisis is food”

Here’s the opening two paragraphs:

A new crisis is emerging, a global food catastrophe that will reach further and be more crippling than anything the world has ever seen. The credit crunch and the reverberations of soaring oil prices around the world will pale in comparison to what is about to transpire, Donald Coxe, global portfolio strategist at BMO Financial Group said at the Empire Club’s 14th annual investment outlook in Toronto on Thursday.

“It’s not a matter of if, but when,” he warned investors. “It’s going to hit this year hard.”

Might be worth a read, so go check it out!

The times of famine and lack pictured by the third horseman of Revelation 6 are coming.  Surely such lack has always been with us in various places and at various times, but not like it will be.

On the other side of that coin another article published the same day (January 7) and in the same e-paper gives me little hope for the hardiness Westerners will have to bring to bear in the coming difficult times.  Apparently, the once-popular Dot It Yourself, or DIY, attitude is being replaced with a DIFM attitude: Do It For Me.  For the sensitive out there, the title of the article may be a step too far in the “slang” direction (“The lazy… um… bottom nation”), but the material is still interesting reading.  You can check it out here.

Hard times are even harder when they hit a nation full of soft people.  (And I say this as a card-carrying member of “Softies Are Us”…)

4 thoughts on “Shadows of the Third Horseman?

  1. formerthings

    Bee Colony Collapse Disorder
    There have been numerous stories recently about the strange dissappearance of bees worldwide. We know for a fact that bees are essential to our food supply to survive:

    “The honeybee is, by far, the most beneficial insect,” says Charles Heatherly, president of the N.C. State Beekeepers Association. “It pollinates one-third of the food we eat.”

    “In California, the almond crop alone uses 1.3 million colonies of bees, approximately one half of all honey bees in the United States, and this need is projected to grow to 1.5 million colonies by 2010.”
    – U.S. Department of Agriculture

    No bees = 1/3 less food + increase in population = definite famine.

  2. Howdy, formerthings, and thanks for the info.

    I’ve heard about the bee trouble for quite some time. I think when you look at all the things we are facing (that is, all the things we can see), it truly is sobering.

    Thanks, again!

  3. Howdy, Scavenger —

    Hey, don’t lump me in with Van Impe and Hagee too quickly. I don’t agree with their “private interpretations” of prophecy either and find much of what they say to be nonsense, as well. In fact, I recently had a letter exchange with a viewer of our Tomorrow’s World telecast, in which he was a bit distraught that our teaching of prophecy did not match Hagee’s & Van Impe’s interpretations. I explained the easy answer: they’re wrong. 🙂

    And thanks for the link to the preterist archive; it looks like a helpful resource, and I will bookmark it. I have looked into preterism before and come from a preterist background, but I found that it required too much denial of Scripture to believe. Denying that the mailman exists may be a fun way to spend the morning, but the mail still shows up — rain, sleet, or snow…

    Thanks, again. (By the way: great Hubble shots on your blog!)

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