[ The Just Live by Faith ] Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.
I’ve often pondered the seals of Revelation. I’ve studied and studied them over and over again to find what part of Revelation we are in (because we all know something is coming) and I think we can be pretty sure now where we are on God’s timeline based on something that is happening in Israel as we speak. Although this is a detail of the seals that many skip over because it hadn’t been revealed yet, it is my belief that this little detail was revealed to me (and probably others) the other night and this blog is to bring awareness to it. THIS IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW FOR THOSE OF YOU WATCHING.
I’m sure you will find it as interesting as I did.
The third seal of Revelation says this:
Revelation 6: Third Seal: Scarcity on Earth
5 When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. 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.”
Many prophecy teachers will give you the general meaning of this little blip in the Bible. They will tell you that this means in the last days, food prices will be outrageous – a loaf of bread for a week’s wages so to speak…which is an honest interpretation of this prophecy. Recently, here in America and around the world, food prices have skyrocketed because of oil prices, and also because of natural disasters that have been happening worldwide – including massive fires, flooding, droughts, etc. Some days it seems there is no stopping the chaotic events happening and destroying crops here in America, Russia, and elsewhere. These things ARE affecting the amount of food the world has, as well as how much it costs. The less food there is, the more expensive it is.
This isn’t anything new though. Inflation has been happening for a very long time and prices of everything you’ll find ALWAYS go up, NEVER go down. So how can I say that this third seal is happening now with such certainty?
There is something going on in Israel right now which pertains to this prophecy that many may not know about. Here’s a comment from an article that was written just under a month ago in the Jerusalem Voice:
Interest in Israeli olive oil mirrors the burgeoning Israeli wine scene, but it’s a newer phenomenon, says Hilla Wenkert, an international olive-oil judge and owner of Olia, a concept store in Tel Aviv stocked with oils made of Leccino, Coratina, Koroneiki, Souri and other varieties grown in Israel.
The word “burgeoning” means begin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish. This article tells us that Israeli wine and Israeli Olive Oil are thriving in the world market. While the other world markets and economies are crumbling, Israel has hardly been affected economically. Israel HAS been affected slightly because their exports have dropped due to outside world economic trouble, however, these two particular products are thriving in Israel. This is something new to the land of Israel of today in their young 65 years of being a nation again.
THIS IS WHAT REVELATION MEANS BY “DO NOT HARM THE OIL AND THE WINE.” It was meant in the context of Israel….and we can clearly see it unfolding as world economies struggle and Israeli grape and olive crops doing very well.
I never knew this before until this week so this was QUITE a revelation that we ALL should take note of. This gives us a pretty good indicator where the world is on God’s timeline.
The 4th Seal of Revelation will be next unfortunately and we can all sense it coming. The 4th seal speaks of war, death, disease, etc. We are in for some dark days but in faith can remain strong and hopeful!
How lucky are we to have such a loving Father that He gives us these signs so we aren’t kept in the dark with His glorious plans? He reveals them to His most faithful so we can reveal it to the world for understanding. I pray for this always and the Holy Spirit is blessing many of us these days with the information needed to share about these prophecies of the last days.
I pray I made this easy to understand and that you will share it with those you love. Time IS running short as many prophecies are being fulfilled. Do you know HIM?
Peace to you all, today and every day.