Saturday, August 29, 2015
Written by Eudora
Revelation 6:5-6 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
Regarding vs 5 and 6, the scales of the world economy will be tipped upon the seals release, more than likely prompting a worldwide famine and food shortages, exemplified by the fact that two pounds of wheat will cost almost $75.00.
Something that you may not know is that wheat and oil are items used in temple service and likewise, bread and wine were items used in Yahushua’s renewed covenant promise.
This may also mean the differences between the rich and the poor because of the luxuries involved here such as the oil and wine that will still be present.
The biblical story of Joseph is a prophetic picture of the end time as a great example. It seems kind of doubtful that Joseph’s brothers would have even journeyed to Egypt to find food if there hadn’t of been a famine.
But the story of Joseph also shows us that God’s purpose was accomplished because of that global famine.
The story of Elijah is another interesting story that speaks to us of a famine. It was through Elijah’s obedience that Yah brought Israel to repentance. The time period of the famine in Elijah’s day, lasted 3 and 1/2 years.
The Apostle recorded the following, something that Yahushua said in His ministry:
Luke 4:25-26 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of EliYah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; But unto none of them was EliYah sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
Perhaps the God of Israel will use another world wide famine to get the attention of the people. He has certainly done it before.
We are to pray each day, that Elohim give us a daily portion of bread. He gives us the strength to go on each day, in bodies that are also daily getting older. The daily portion of physical food that we eat, helps to sustain our body. It is in these natural bodies that our tummies and minds are kept satisfied so that we do not concern ourselves with ‘what if today I didn’t have any food?’
1st Corinthians 15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
Nevertheless, it is the spiritual food that we need the most. But what if there were a famine of spiritual food? How then would we sustained our heart, mind and soul? What if Elohim suffered us to a famine just to get our attention?
Deuteronomy 8:3 And He humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that He might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of יהוה doth man live.
Something that has been on my mind lately is that just ten years ago, we were hearing news regarding the disappearance of the honey bees. This wasn’t only just happening here in America either. This was happening on a world wide scale. But yet, humanity was not talking about what could have happened had all the bee colonies completely died off.
Did you know that there are three food productions that honey bees do not pollinate? They are the grain fields, olive trees and the grape vinyard’s. There may be more but these three are interesting to me. These three are cross pollinated by the wind AND also worth noting, all three of these items are used in temple service.
Something else that interested me back then when the bees were dying, was that the queen bee stayed and layed her eggs in the already established hives. It was the adult workers that were dying off which left the life of the colony at risk for survival. Without the workers bringing in the food to the hive, the queen and her eggs would have eventually died. (It reminded me of the story of the Exodus when only the young were able to cross over Jordan.)
There are folks who specifically raise queen bees and they were also experiencing severe symptoms of what they were calling, Colony Collapse Disorder.
Was this a natural disaster avoided for now? Was this the natural occurring on a slow measure in preparation to a spiritural famine?
The Hebrew word for ‘bee’ is d’vorah. But the root word of d’vorah is d’var which is ‘word’.
Amos 8: 9-12 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Sovereign יהוה, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day:
10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.
11 Behold, the days come, saith the Sovereign יהוה, 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 יהוה:
12 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 יהוה, and shall not find it.
We know from scripture that the word of God endures forever. However, this scripture reads that the ‘hearing of the word’ is what will no longer be heard.
I just recently saw on One American News that most Christian Campuses are turning away from the Bible because of intolerance to man’s opinion based on cultural trends. They are instead, accepting the way of man.
These Christian College’s are allowing man’s opinion to shut up the voice of what is written, in order to fulfil man’s lust to satisfy their own desires. The mass of satisfied customers is becoming more important than the truth; that makes one free. Man is becoming enslaved to self satisfaction rather than freedom. History is repeating itself again, because of the traditions of men.
For the bees, the poisons are now being dealt with on a world wide scale and the bees could be making a come back. But what about man?
Is man going to continue to swallow one another’s poison all in a path of manipulation for world domination which will end up in slavery?
Will the spiritural man decide to increase the fruit production of ‘the hearing of the word’ to their own peril or instead bow down to man to fulfil their own lust?
In biblical times, both Elijah and Joseph’s family were sustained naturally during their famines. Even now, honey bee hives that are not dependant on man, still have their hives in the wild. They can still be found if we know where to look. But what about the hearing of the word?
Do we have an ear to hear?
Are we living off the True Bread?
Are we covered by the ‘Good’ olive tree?
Are we a branch abiding in the True Vine?
We are supposed to be a seed that produces fruit. A seed needs to be washed in the word in order to produce fruit. Will we be affected by a world wide famine of the ‘hearing of the word’?
Will we find and feed on the wild honey like John the Baptist did?
Genesis 8:1 And Elohim remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and Elohim made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged;
The Hebrew word ‘wind’ in this scripture is rûach pronounced roo’-akh. This word ‘wind’ is defined as wind, breath, mind, spirit of heaven. Often in scripture, wind is considered as the Holy Spirit, the Ruach Ha Kodesh.
Now I ask you, are you like a self fertilizing field of wheat depending on the ‘wind’ (Ruach) to sustain you?
We who call ourselves the children of the God of Israel are the remnant of folks who still believe, still read the word and still follow in the footsteps of our Messiah. Pretty soon, we will become a very small minority with a loud voice or we will be silenced with no voice, thus denying the very One Who provides for our every need.
Yahushua said, “But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in heaven.” ~ MATTHEW 10:33
Here is a good question we should all be asking ourselves…. What am I feeding on in these latter days?