End Time Famine
What is this famine of the end times that we hear so
much about. Jesus would explain to His disciples that the famine in the end
times He was talking about was not for food or drink, but for hearing the Word
of God. The disciples came to Jesus and asked him, what
the sign of his coming and the end of the world would be. And Jesus answered and
said unto them, take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my
name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. (Matthew 24:5). Many
will say they are Christians, but they will be right from the synagogue of
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilence's, and earthquakes, in divers places. (Matthew 24:7). At this time Nations are rising against each other, and there are plenty of quakes. Christ also speaks of famines at this present time, but is it a famine for food or for truth? There are famines occurring in some Countries, but there does not need to be. As for the U.S. and other major Countries with the majority of the population being overweight, I don't think there is any food famine here.
And shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. (Matthew 24:10-12). Many are offended now because of so many different beliefs and separate themselves rather than seek the truth. There are also so many false teachers who thrive on tradition, voiding the word of God, leaving sin to creep in and run rampant cooling the love of many.
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. (Matthew 24:13-14). Jesus makes it very clear that he needs his people to remain till the end in order to teach the word throughout the world. Not to deceive people with traditions and false doctrine.
Even when Christ was tempted by Satan to turn stones into bread, he told him: It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. (Matthew 4:4). Christ is trying to tell us that the word is more important than food itself. We need to feed our spirit as well as our physical body.
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it. (Amos 8:11-12). Yes the end time famine is for hearing the truth of Gods word. Even today people wonder from church to church searching for truth or some new religion only to find traditions of men. There are some good Pastors and churches that teach the full Gospel truth, but not that many.
Paul would best explain this in the book of Romans: According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear; unto this day. (Romans 11:8). Many will not see the truth at this time, because if they did they would not believe it, or they would not pass it on to others like our Father intended. They are quick to pass on gossip, but are ashamed to talk about the word of God.
Where does your faith really come from? Our Heavenly Father says: Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17). All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (2 Timothy 3:16). The Bible was given to us to teach us and help us in our everyday lives.
Yes the famine for the end time is for hearing the word and we must study and search for the truth. If we are real Christians, we will stand strong till the end of the tribulation, teaching and sharing the true word of the Father. And what will be our reward? They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of water: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. (Revelation 7:16-17). They will hunger for the "Word" no more, for they will have the truth of God's Word sealed within. Christ will constantly feed them and be their shepherd, leading them to the fountains of living water. When the "Word" is opened up to you, it is a very precious thing. Study His Word, exercise the spirit, and you won't go hungry.
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