• The Last Days: Where Is The World Headed?

    The Last Days: Where Is The World Headed?

    For many people the 9.0 earthquake in Japan, the ensuing Tsunami, Nuclear Meltdown and spread of radioactive debris across the atmosphere, teamed with the Arab uprising in several countries, has caused a great pause in our questions for tomorrow.

    What is coming next? Where is all this leading? What does the Bible have to say about these events and are they an indication that we are living in the Last Days?

    In the last part of Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus began to explain what the conditions of the world would be like in the final days.

    Matthew 24:3-8 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”

    The disciples wanted to know when the last days would arrive and what would be the signs of Jesus’ return.

    Jesus said:

    The last days would be characterized by a great time of Deception.
    Many will come and claim to be the Christ.
    There will be many wars and rumors of wars.
    There will be Famines, Pestilences, and Earthquakes in various places.

  • Bantayan Island, Famine, Outreach, Philippines, Prayer, Rob Robinson, Witnessing

    Posted on January 14th, 2011

    Written by Rob Robinson

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    Lift Up Your Eyes and Look

    Lift Up Your Eyes and Look

    This morning as we are here in the Philippines, we drove our scooter over to the local Mc Donald’s for breakfast. Each day there are gathered all around this restaurant, dozens of street children who wear tattered and dirty clothes. Many of them are orphan’s and have no homes. They are hungry, dirty and desperate for someone to love them.

    As Marissa and I sat near the front window, one thin young boy with no shirt or shoes peered through the window at me as I faced him. As I looked into his beautiful dark brown eyes I saw a glimpse into his soul. The Holy Spirit then spoke to me as He very often does when I am here amongst the people. “Help Him”.

    It is the same voice, and with the same words that I hear over and over each time I am near any of these who have such desperate needs here.

    I told Marissa that we should go back up to the counter and buy food for the three small boys that we had seen near the front window of the Mc Donald’s in the 30 minutes we had been there. As we took the bag of three breakfast sandwiches out to the children, their faces lit up as though we had brought them the most precious gift they had ever received. One by one they came towards me and bowed in respect, grabbing my hand and placing upon their forehead in honor of myself and Marissa. “Thank you sir, thank you maam”, each one said to us.

    As they took the sandwiches and began to gulp down what seemed as if it was the first meal they had eaten in days, others came to join them from around the corner.

  • Signs of the Last Days: ‘The Oil and the Wine’

    Signs of the Last Days: ‘The Oil and the Wine’

    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.

  • Bible Prophecy Updates, Economy, Famine

    Posted on December 8th, 2010

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    Signs of the Last Days: Earth to Run Out of Food

    Signs of the Last Days: Earth to Run Out of Food

    Is the earth running out of food? That’s what scientists warned if the world leaders don’t act now and negotiate food security policies at this week’s Climate Change talks in CancÚn, reports the New Zealand Herald.

    In a new book, The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do to Avoid It, Professor Julian Cribb argues a catastrophic global food shortage will hit by mid-century. His predictions paint a glum picture of the perfect storm that could threaten the lives of hundreds of millions of people: Populations will grow to 9.2 billion by 2050 and in turn double today’s global food requirement and outstrip growth in food output. Combined with unpredictable extreme weather patterns, droughts will haunt those most vulnerable and lead to crop failures, food riots and war. Food prices will inevitably spike with a rising demand for protein foods such as meat, milk, fish and eggs. Growing shortages of water and less productive land to yield crops will further hinder the world’s future food production. (See the World’s Top 10 Endangered Exports.)