By Craig Richards
America, and other nations have famine in the land they don’t even know it. We think of famine as a lack of food. Well, famine can come in different ways.
This famine is brought on by our disobedience to God’s laws. God said when we (His people) don’t do as we should, we will be punished. One way that we are punished is by famine and disease.
This is caused by God, not Satan.
Famine and pestilence will come first and the sword, “from without”, will come later. This “sword” is being held over our collective heads.
We are to read Old Testament for our learning – it applies to today, also.
Already people are suffering from disease. There are about 500,000 Americans who die each year from cancer. At the turn of the 20th Century, cancer claimed 1 in 25 lives. With the turn of the 21st Century, about 1 out of every 3 people die with it expecting to go to 1 out of every 2 people! This, truly is a pestilence.
Most Americans spend much of their last 10 years in pain, hospital and old age homes.
Famine, already here, nearly all disease is the result of lack of nutrition. Like empty calories, this is the first stage of starving.
(Hos 4:6) My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
(Hos 4:10) For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the LORD.
We know that God’s people have forgotten His laws. In fact, many of them never bothered to read them in the first place.
In vs. 10 this has come to pass. People think, “How can they eat but not have enough”? This is very true today. I’m sure you have heard of empty calories. This is food that has no nutritional value. This is found, among other places, in the refined grains that we have. The bread, pastry and just about all bakery items have no nutritional value. That is why people who eat this food are not satisfied.
“My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge”, is very true. Many people who are told about natural alternative healing don’t believe. What happens? They literally die for a lack of knowledge – the knowledge (and doing) that keeps you healthy.
(Mic 6:13) Therefore also will I make thee sick in smiting thee, in making thee desolate because of thy sins.
(Mic 6:14) Thou shalt eat, but not be satisfied; and thy casting down shall be in the midst of thee; and thou shalt take hold, but shalt not deliver; and that which thou deliverest will I give up to the sword.
Again, we read of eating and not being satisfied.
Starting a couple of decades ago, biochemist have been able to make chemicals that turn our appetite to eat more. These are empty calories. In short:
we eat and are not satisfied
we are fat but not nourished
our refrigerators are full while there is famine in the land
Most people think of famine as a lack of food, but here we read that we shall eat but not be full. When you don’t have nutrition your body does starve – it’s like a famine in the land.
In vs. 13 we learn that God does this, not Satan and not the Communists, but us. And the reason why this trouble has come on us is because of our sins. Sin is transgression of God’s laws.
“Give up to the sword” means that the treat of war hangs over our heads. This is true with all the wars going on and with a lot of people ready to kill us. This is because we went to war with other nations unjustly.
God’s people – the white people of the world – are without excuse. This is what we are told in the Old Testament. Yet, this is a prophecy for today, as it was only with the invention of the printing press that everyone is able to have a Bible. Everyone can afford a Bible and Bible are easy to purchase, so, we are without excuse.