The cost of living is spiralling out of control. The cost of food is increasing every week. Recently we saw the price of Lurpak skyrocket. Now, fish fingers have gone up to £7.90 for thirty cod fish fingers. Creggs, even though sales jumped by 27% in July, has also warned that its prices will increase by 9%. However, as the cost of food increases, we are seeing the introduction of novel food products like the ‘carbon neutral eggs’ Morrisons has launched.
Furthermore, while the engineered famine continues to increase in severity, Frankenstein food products are being introduced to the supermarkets. The new products are genetically edited using CRISPR technology that changes the food’s DNA.  However, regardless of the change in the food DNA, such foods do not need to disclose what has transpired. Consequently, you could be eating Frankenstein food products without knowing.
The media has been reporting that the UK is set for an ‘energy emergency’ as the National Grid warns that an escalation in energy bills could see bills reaching £500 by January 2023. The astronomical increase in energy bills will force many to not only sit in the cold so they can eat but will see vulnerable people die. Energy chiefs fear 40% of Britons could fall into fuel poverty in what is expected to be a horrific winter. A prospect that will be compounded by the proposed ‘rationing’ of electricity in the UK by October, as UK households face the coming reality of blackouts this winter.
This week the Irish government formulated contingency plans for fuel rationing. Under the proposed plans, essential workers will be given priority as they will be directed to use fuel stations designated only for essential workers. Priority would also be given to medicine, critical healthcare and food production workers. However, the remainder of people would be rationed to between 15 and 20 litres of fuel, but it is unclear if this is for a week or a month.
Switzerland has also drawn contingency plans to ration fuel and encourage domestic and industry to curb electricity and gas usage. Likewise, Germany’s biggest cities have prepared for looming energy costs that would see fuel rationing and rolling blackouts between October 1st 2022 and March 31st 2023. In addition, Hanover will cut hot water in public buildings, swimming pools and gyms and restrict the heating in municipal buildings to not exceed 68F. Furthermore, the city has banned mobile air conditioning and fans in an attempt to thwart unnecessary consumption.
Both the food and fuel crises are, incorrectly, being blamed on the Ukraine conflict. A war that does not seem to be concluding any time soon. On the contrary, the prospect of the conflict escalating and spreading to bordering nations seems highly probable; however, while the prospect of further escalation in the Ukraine conflict is concerning, the probability of China invading Taiwan increases and is also of grave concern.
In the past few days, amid fury from China, Nancy Pelosi, US House speaker, arrived in Taipei escorted by five F-15s. Consequently, China increased its military presence around Taiwan, sending twenty fighter jets into Taiwan’s airspace along with mobilising navy assets to surround the island. Once Pelosi had landed, Beijing retaliated by moving its nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) to Fujian near Taiwan.
Currently, China is conducting a three-day live-firing military exercise around Taiwan , resulting in a military blockade around the island. In response, Taiwan has scrambled jets to warn off Chinese military assets. Beijing has warned that America will ‘pay the price for undermining China’s sovereign security interests’ and warns of ‘criminal punishment measures.’ Pelosi’s visit could escalate tensions resulting in a Chinese invasion of Taiwan and a global conflict. A war that would see Russia coming to the aid and supporting China against America. Furthermore, Pelosi’s visit could have global economic ramifications which exacerbate current financial and food insecurities.
However, while the tensions between the Western nations – NATO and Russia and China grow, could we soon witness the prophetic words given to Dumitru Duduman come to pass? Especially the one concerning America being attacked by China and Russia, with the support of other nations.
Nevertheless, current world events should not surprise those awake, nor should they cause anxiety for Christians who are watching and praying. It should however encourage believers to seek the LORD and proclaim the gospel. However, the unbelieving woke zombie sheeppeople should be very concerned and should not sit idle watching. On the contrary, people need to understand the reality of the pressing predicament the world finds itself.
The world is witnessing the seals recorded in revelation six being opened. The first three horsemen of the apocalypse are riding, and the fourth is waiting for the command to ride. However, when unleashed, the fourth horsemen will kill ¼ of the world’s population through famine, pestilence, war and wild beast, resulting in two billion people losing their lives. Can you imagine what the world will look like?
When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” 8 I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. Revelation 6:7-8
Now, if that is not enough, if things could not get any worse after the coming global war, we will witness the Great Reset, an event that will usher in the Great Tribulation. Now, many Christians, through erroneous teaching, believe they will not be here for these events. The reality is we are living in the tribulation now. Sadly, many Christians fail to comprehend the lateness of the hour and so consequently fail to prepare and make ready. Mistakes that will, for many, cost them their lives, as they will either be put into concentration camps or killed.
Now, while some speculate that we could witness an escalation in the next few days, only God knows when things will transpire. However, what is evident in scripture is that such events WILL take place soon! Therefore, if you have not already done so, I urge you to prepare. Get food supplies and water as you do everything possible to prepare for hard times. Famine and economic instability are here and will intensify. Likewise, war and further famine and pestilence are coming. It is just a matter of when.
Soon the antichrist will be revealed as he is embraced as a man of peace and installed, after the global conflict, as the worldwide supreme leader. Then we will witness Christians being persecuted, sadly leading to many believers turning away and renouncing their faith. Thus, it is time for believers to seek the LORD. To prepare spiritually, physically and psychologically for what is coming.
“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, Matthew 24:9-10
I beseech people to draw close to God. Study scripture to understand what is transpiring. Then, fast, pray and repent of your sin as you commit to walking a life in obedience to the scripture. Only through doing so will you be able to walk through the days ahead, for no one can endure what is coming in their own strength. Only by surrendering one’s life to God and walking humbly before the LORD can we overcome and finish the good race and endure until Messiah Yeshua – Jesus’ return.
Bible prophecy is being fulfilled before our Eyes. What we are seeing on the TV and reading in the papers is the working out of Biblical prophecy. We are living in the days the prophets spoke about. Therefore, it is past time that people cry out as they call to God to forgive their sins. Repentance is the call of the day! Failure to do so will intensify the judgment that is coming.
I pray that you will test all what I have written against scripture as you seek the LORD. Do, not blindly ignore what I and others warn. More importantly, what is the condition of your soul and your relationship with the LORD. Thus, while you test what I have written, please ensure that you are walking right with God.
Time is short. Consequently, we must do everything we can to ensure we are ready for what is coming. Remember only the LORD can save!
May you find the truth so it can set you free and bring life!
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