As we approach the beginning of the seven year Tribulation Period, we are seeing increases in the price of certain items that are spoken of in the Book of Revelation. As the Tribulation begins in chapter 6 of Revelation, a world ruler will make peace with the nations of the world surrounding Israel for a period of seven years. After just three and one half years this peace will end upon the declaration of this world leader that he should be worshipped as God.
World war will break out causing massive famine and the eventual death of one fourth of the population of earth. It is interesting that although the world will have a short supply of the basic food necessities, it appears that there will be no shortage in many luxury items.
Revelation 6:6 describes the fact that just a quart of wheat will cost a person’s entire daily wage.
Revelation 6:6 “And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.”
One quart of wheat is approximately the amount of daily food required for one person. In order to feed yourself after this world war has broken out, it will require an entire day of labor. Yet, a command is given to not touch the oil and the wine. Oil and wine are items that represent luxury products that only the wealthy could afford during the time that the Book of Revelation was written by John.