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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.