September 09, 2015

Millions of Africans are fighting for survival from hunger

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The lack of rain, entrenched poverty, and lack of investments by other nations has pushed 12 million Africans into a fight for survival in the Triangle of Hunger where the borders of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia come together causing thousands of families to walk for days in search for food. Thirsty livestock are dying by the thousands and food prices, which are at an all time record high across the world, have resulted in food prices rising beyond what families can afford in the African triangle. 

Africans from Somalia, desperate for food, are overrunning the world's largest refugee camp located in Kenya as 10,000 new refugees per week flee violence and hunger in their country resulting in a human tragedy of unimaginable proportions.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

With millions of Africans fighting for their very survival from violence and hunger, the stage is being set for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled. 

The United Nations has recently released a report that food prices across the world have risen to an all time record high which is part of the problem for the massive hunger that has hit the triangle in Africa where Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia all come together. The reports of millions of Africans fighting for their own survival from hunger are almost unbelievable but may not even tell the whole story. 

This area of Africa has long been a major drought area causing both livestock and vegetation to be limited in its production of food stuffs in order to be able to feed people. There are official government reports that the situation is not getting better but instead getting worse and headed for a major human tragedy. 

This present scenario is actually a precursor to what Bible prophecy calls for in the end of times. Jesus, in His Olivet Discourse - Matthew 24, told His disciples that hunger and its increase around the world was one of the signs of His Second Coming to Earth. Remember His Second Coming follows 7 years of Tribulation which is horrific judgment on the Earth, which by the way, follows the Rapture of the Church. 

The book of Revelation reveals that hunger and famine will increase during this Tribulation period with farmland being burned up, the waters of the Earth being contaminated, and war running rampant across the Earth (Revelation 6:5-6, 8:3-9, 16:19). 

What we see happening in the Triangle of Africa today is indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled in a future tomorrow that may well be very soon.