Famine Coming :: By Terry James

Recently I wrote an article which I gave the title” Are you hungry yet?” It was about the many evils we are witnessing as stage-setting for fulfillment of prophecy – the signals of the coming Apocalypse –the Tribulation, etc.

All of that examination I hoped elicited stimulation of the believer’s Spiritual appetite for the moment we all sit down together at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. I.e., I hope it made you, the reader who is a believer, look forward with great anticipation to that magnificent Banquet – as do I.

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 to God’s children for the work we did in His Holy Name while in life here on earth, we will then accompany our Bridegroom and Lord of all lords in a most exhilarating Mission. We will go with the King of all kings to put an end to Armageddon and the wickedness that has, by that time, completely engulfed Planet Earth.

There will then take place 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, thus to be the Heavenly Father’s and His Intimate Family for all of eternity.

This great Promise from God’s Word is contrasted in that Word by what will first take place. The great famine that is already in view will eventuate in being just the opposite of the Blessed Marriage Supper Filling, which will satisfy every need and will satiate every hunger forever.

Every person, individually and collectively, who turns their back 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 a people who become anti-God in comportment, instead going 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).

The prophetic pronouncement above did indeed take place on God’s chosen people. They have refused to hear God’s Word and have suffered –are still suffering to this day— a Spiritual famine. And we know they suffered immensely a literal famine in the holocaust through starvation and every sort of atrocity, as they are prophetically scheduled to again suffer during that last 7 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 is not only a spiritual famine that is 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. It will be the worse time in all of human history. The hunger it will produce will be deadly, but that hunger 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% of evangelical Christians no longer believe the Bible is inerrant. So it is not hard to extrapolate by/from that astonishing statistic the degree that anti-Bible attacks are occurring and that will soon be underway by the unbelieving world.

As Dr. Jeremiah said, questioning spiritual authority is in vogue; heritage is being lost. He said that 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 them 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 this month of 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 trans-sexual 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 horseman of the Apocalypse are about to mount their terrifying steeds. These 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, nor the coming literal famine which the Blackhorse 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 all of 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).