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According to the research carried out by the UN, the World Bank, and the National Institute for Demographic Studies, the world population will reach 7 billion people this year with increases in the number of people in Africa offsetting birth rate drops recorded elsewhere.
In historic terms, the growth of the global population has been soaring since the 19th century, increasing sevenfold over the last 200 years.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
The increase in the world's population to 7 billion people this year is a major factor in the scenario that is found in Bible prophecy for the end of times.
Research carried out by the UN, the World Bank and a number of major national institutes indicates that the world's population has increased from 6 billion to 7 billion in only 12 years. In fact, in the last 200 years, this global population has increased sevenfold and is expected to reach 10 billion by the end of the 21st century. These numbers are alarming as the world continues to struggle with the pandemic spread of disease and the ongoing problems with famine in much of our world leading to the increase in the number of those facing starvation. This recent study, revealing the swiftness in population growth in our world also made note of the fact that just seven countries now account for half of the world's population.
China tops that list with over 1.3 billion people and another 1.2 billion in India. This report does help us to understand how the stage is being set for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled. Revelation 6:5-6 foretells of a time during the 7 year tribulation period when the earth will face the worst famines and starvation the world has ever known. Revelation 6:7-8 and Revelation 9:15 reveals that half of the global population will be killed, that number will now be 3.5 billion people. Revelation 16:12 is the prophecy of the Kings of the East invading Jerusalem in the last days and the Kings of the East would be China and India with over1/3 of the world's total population.
The increase in this world's population to 7 billion people does indeed set the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.