It’s not crazy to ask this question.
It’s crazy to not answer it.
To ignore it would be to ignore the multitudes of famines recorded in world history.
We know they can happen.
To ignore it is also to ignore what we see happening in many parts of the world today, highlighted by the unrest currently happening in Sri Lanka due to food insecurity caused by an inflationary environment and the restriction of chemical fertilizers without an appropriate transition to a better fertilizer system.
Sri Lanka is not alone in facing a food security crisis which could lead to outright famine. The Netherlands, the second largest exporter of food in the world, is facing its own unrest as its farmers protest restrictions that are reducing their output.
And, while it is very difficult to sift through the fog of war propaganda, we are at least aware that the exports of two other major food exporters, Russia and Ukraine, have been at best disrupted and at worst shut off entirely, at least to certain countries.
Add to those headlines the fact that India has, at least for the time being, imposed a total ban on its own wheat exports, while the Sacramento Valley in California is fallowing the vast majority of its rice farming acreage.
When you take a bird’s eye view of the food production landscape, at the moment we do not see much in the way of increases. We do, however, see decreases in production and exports in a world where many countries already suffer from food insecurity and worse.
You do not need to be a conspiracy theorist to see that food security is not taking a turn for the better in the short term.
We won’t even get into the rumors of disruptions to diesel engine oil production which, if true, could virtually shut down food transport. Or the potential railroad workers strike in the United States which would certainly do the trick.
So again, the question is: are you prepared for famine?
If not, right now is your golden opportunity to do so.
Yes, we are in an inflationary environment and prices are rising fast.
That also means that today is the cheapest food will be, lest a new monetary system be installed.
Right now there is still plenty of food on the shelves, even though there are still more empty shelves than we are used to.
There is also not a mad rush clearing the shelves, so the time is ripe to make sure you and your family are prepared before something like that happens.
And it doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated either. Rice, canned fish, canned chicken, fruit puree pouches, etc. You can create a healthy emergency food diet that covers all your nutritional needs from many of the least expensive foods you’ll find in the market.
If you are able to do so now, you take yourself out of the mix should there be a famine, caused by either a lack of food production or a mangled supply chain.
Also imagine this. About 65% of adults in the United States identify as Christian. Extrapolated to include children, which ostensibly are fed by those adults, that comes out to approximately 215 million Americans.
Now let’s consider this about those 215 million American Christians. The Book of Revelation prophesies in Revelation 6:5-6 the following:
5 When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.”
These verses indicate a massive increase in the price of staple foods, in this case wheat and barley. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary suggests this price of wheat is about eight times higher than normal, otherwise known as massive inflation.
Now I am not saying we are currently in that environment. We are certainly aiming in that direction, but we are not totally there.
The point is, the religion claimed by about 215 million Americans prophesies that this is coming.
Imagine if all 215 million prepared for that!
That would take 65% of the American population out of the way should a famine or other food shortage hit, leaving the scarce remaining supplies available for a much smaller amount of people, thereby protecting those people as well.
If Christians in the United States would respond to this prophesy, the effects of a famine could be greatly mitigated, to say the least.
The question is whether or not they will respond in faith to the words of the Lord, or go blindly thinking His words will not come to pass?
It is frustrating to think of how many among those 215 million are ignoring these prophesies, leading to a potential greater calamity in the future, but we will not give up hope. Every preacher from every pulpit should be preaching this message, not only to prepare Christians in the event of a famine, but to save non-Christians as well.
Ultimately, there is absolutely zero harm in preparing for any eventuality, Christian or otherwise.
What happens if there is no famine?
You eat the food that you bought or you can give it those who are needy.
And if there is a famine?
You still eat the food that you bought or you can still give it to those who are needy.
It is senseless to ignore this and not prepare, while there is only upside if you do prepare.
The choice is simple, but you need to make it now.
The best time to prepare for a famine is when there is no famine.
Do not be complacent.
Prepare in faith so you do not have to live in fear.
For more advice on how to prepare cheaply and easily, please see this article.