The death toll from coronavirus is fast approaching half a million across the planet, with the virus in some parts of the world showing no signs of letting up. If COVID-19 was not apocalyptic enough, the United Nations has warned of “mega-famines” of biblical proportions. David Beasley, world food programme executive director, said: “What we are facing is now a double pandemic of famines that could impact us in biblical proportions.
“There is no question that mega famines are on our brink. Literally right now.”
The UN warned it will be cheaper to deal with the problem now than in the future, as famines could create space for terrorists and other extremist groups to grow out of unrest and riots.
The pandemic has already devastated livelihoods and could put food security at risk, with a predicted global recession disrupting food supply chains and pushing an additional 130 million people to the brink of starvation.
Now, end of the world forecasters have analysed the Bible and believe these two global stories are a sign of the apocalypse.
Signpost of the Times blog said: “Bible prophecy tells us that both of these issues will play significant roles in the Last Days.
“Matthew recorded the words of Jesus Christ as Jesus in his Olivet Discourse warned that there would be famines in the world prior to his second coming to this earth, (this would include both the days prior to the Rapture of the Church and during the dark days of the Tribulation).
“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. Matthew 24:7 NIV.”
“Then John the Apostle record the vision given to him as Jesus Christ revealed what the end-times would look like, also prior to his second coming.
“The world would see a time when food would become so pricey that it would take a days wage just to purchase some of the more basic food necessities that we have become accustomed to.
“Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, ‘Two pounds of wheat for a day’s wages, and six pounds of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!’ Revelation 6:6 NIV.
“With the present COVID-19 pandemic having shut down a good part of the economy, including some of the agriculture industry, food prices are on the rise.
“This is just the beginning and will obviously become much, much worse during the Tribulation period.”