Commentary By: Gordon King
The end times are upon us. The signs are all around us. God is giving us signs, warnings, to turn back to Him, to believe in Him, and to accept Him as Lord and Savior! If we would only see the signs, hear His call, repent of our sins, and turn to Him! Call upon His name! He and only He can save us.
The world is in turmoil, with wars, threats of wars, civil unrest, murder, hatred, evil and violence. The escalation of these signs is overwhelming! Hamas has been relentless in striking Israel with rockets, the Islamic State has been wreaking havoc and terror throughout the Middle East and has now beheaded a second American citizen, this is pure evil and demonic! The evil and violence in Africa with the Islamic militants seems never ending. Civil unrest and protests pervade the climate of almost every nation on earth, the United States is no exception! Violence and evil is on the rise world-wide, with senseless murders and crimes one would have thought unimaginable just a few short years ago.
Yet, these are not the only signs to watch for as spoken of in the bible. There shall be earthquakes in diverse places, there shall also be famines and pestilences. What goes along with earthquakes? Volcanic eruptions! Are we not seeing volcanic eruptions happening as I write this, around the world? Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are occurring daily at an insurmountable pace, the likes of which we have never ever seen before.
Are we not seeing unbelievable disease around the world, most notably the Ebola Virus? What about MERS, SARS, polio, tuberculosis, AIDS, hepatitis, MRSA, and meningitis! There are many, many more. Ebola is on the rise and is now a world-wide crisis. The virus is unstoppable with no known cure or anti-virus available. How much do the governments of the world actually know about Ebola, and how much are they keeping under wraps?
What about famines? The world is experiencing famines throughout the globe, and are about to get much worse. What causes famines? How about war, violence, drought, disease, and plagues of insects such as locusts. Are we not seeing unprecedented wars and threats of wars? The violence in the world is increasing daily, as is disease and drought. Recently, even now, the country of Madagascar is experiencing the worst locust plague since the 1950’s! With increased drought, insect plagues, disease, and wars, the food shortages in the world will continue to grow quickly, and the famines will only increase.
Most western countries have been immune to such calamity, yet it is coming. California is experiencing one of it’s worst droughts ever! Where do you think much of the countries agriculture comes from? California!
Statistics for 2012 according to the “California Department of Food and Agriculture”:
California Agricultural Production Statistics
In 2012, California’s 80,500 farms and ranches received $42.6 billion for their output. California remained the number one state in cash farm receipts with 11.3 percent of the US total. The state accounted for 15 percent of national receipts for crops and 7.1 percent of the US revenue for livestock and livestock products. Exports totaled $18.18 billion in value which represents an eight percent increase over the previous year.
California’s agricultural abundance includes more than 400 commodities. The state produces nearly half of US-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables. Across the nation, US consumers regularly purchase several crops produced solely in California.
California’s top-ten valued commodities for 2012 are:
- Milk — $6.9 billion
- Grapes — $4.449 billion
- Almonds — $4.347 billion
- Nursery plants — $3.543 billion
- Cattle, Calves — $3.299 billion
- Strawberries — $1.939 billion
- Lettuce — $1.448 billion
- Walnuts — $1.349 billion
- Hay — $1.237 billion
- Tomatoes — $1.170 billion
With California in the worst drought in the states recorded history, not only are Californians going to be affected, but so is the rest of the country! Water shortages in California mean crop shortages in California, which means food shortages for the United States. Expect prices for food to go up in the very near future.
And California is not the only state in the union to experience drought, as shown by the following diagram.
The whole Western and South-Western United States is in a drought, even parts of the Mid-West! This is and should be a national emergency, yet we do not hear much about it on the news or in the papers. Where is the government during this crisis?! How will the people in these regions survive without food or water? What will they do and where will they go? What is the plan, or is there one?!
This is only the tip of the iceberg, as I believe we shall soon see larger earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, increased violence and evil. The time has come and it is hitting home my friends. I am not telling you this to scare you, although some of you may need to be scared. Scared into coming to terms with what is important and what is not. Of who God is, and what He has done for us.
This is a wake up call! A call to turn back to God Almighty! He is giving us time, but time will soon be up. If you are scared now, then wait til you see what’s coming! If you are a saved, born again, bible believing Christian, then you have nothing to fear, for God is with you! On the other hand, if you do not know God and His loving mercy, then you will have much to fear.
My advice would be to not fear what is coming, but to fear God! He is holy, He is righteous, He is love, He is pure, and He is also coming to judge the inhabitants of the earth! Sounds like a dichotomy I know, but God is righteous and just. He has given us a free will, it’s up to us to accept Him or not, or to accept he who is in the world (Satan) instead. He is giving us signs, giving us time, but the time is soon coming for our hearts to be hardened, our minds to be blinded to the truth.
God loves you more than anything, all He wants is for you to love Him back in return.
God bless my friends, until next time, the good Lord willing!