Does anyone know who Agabus is?
Agabus was a prophet in the New Testament. He is mentioned twice in the bible both times in Acts. Agabus is the prophet that gave a symbolic demonstration of Paul’s impending arrest Acts 21:10-12. This is the second time he is mentioned.
The first time he is mentioned is what I want to talk to you about today.
In my daily Scripture reading I was in Acts chapter 11 reading versus 27-30
27 And in these days prophets came from Jerusalem to Antioch. 28 Then one of them, named Agabus, stood up and showed by the Spirit that there was going to be a great famine throughout all the world, which also happened in the days of Claudius Caesar. 29 Then the disciples, each according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brethren dwelling in Judea. 30 This they also did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.
Luke tells us here not only that there is going to be a famine, and this was announced by Agabus, but confirmed that it did happen. This famine is found in several more historical books. This famine would come around the years 46 and 47 AD per these documents.
Then I listened to TruNews and there is a scientist on their named John Casey. John Casey is a lifelong reputable scientists; military service; worked at NASA; has written several books one on the fraud of global warming. His latest book is speaking of a very cold spell and possibly a coming mini Ice Age. He refers to the sun and how this effects the weather and earthquakes. He believes that we will see these things coming very soon. The most dangerous he speaks of for the United States is the Madrid Fault Line where we could see a large center of the United States in devastation if the earthquake comes in the size that is expected. He also spoke of the San Andrea Fault that would be affecting California area.
We have already heard reports that FEMA has had special meetings, and preparation for these catastrophic events, because of reports by scientist these could take place at any time.
So the story in short……With the cooler weather coming the time to resupply crops around the world will shorten and so reduce supply. Famine!
Then I went to my daily Scripture reading the next time and was at Genesis chapter 41. This talks of Joseph and interpreting the Pharaoh’s dreams of famine coming. Joseph prepared the land of Egypt for 7 years of famine. He stored enough not only for Egypt, but for those that would arrive for help to Egypt from surrounding lands.
Each one of these dealt with the coming days of famine that would affect them. As I have stated before I believe in Revelation chapter 6 that the first seal and the second seal have been opened. The first one is the white horse which is the anti-Christ spirit, and the second one is the red horse taking peace from the land, war. Which I believe we are in the middle of right now.
This brings us to the third seal. The black horse which is famine.
Revelation 6:1 – 6 Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.” 2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.
Second Seal: Conflict on Earth
3 When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.” 4 Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword.
Third Seal: Scarcity on Earth
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.”
I believe the Lord is speaking to us of the coming days of famine.
Notice here that God did not reveal when. Also notice that God did not tell them what to do, but
I want you to notice in the scriptures what the Apostles and church did about it.
Because of the prophecy, the disciples in Antioch decided to set up a special fund to help other believers that would be affected by this famine. They obviously have a high degree of confidence in the prophecy. There seems to be a full participation in offerings. Each of the disciples gave in proportion to his resources.
Sometimes Christians have great skepticism when they look at the supernatural things God id showing us, and unfortunately as a result we can miss what God is doing!
Prophecy is like a big puzzle. As each piece begins to come together you begin to see a larger picture. It is hard to begin knowing what to do, and how to do it, when the puzzle is just beginning. But in the case of famine by the time you begin to see the fuller picture, it may be too late.
Pray about these things and ask the Lord to confirm to you what is coming and help you get prepared. I can only tell you about what God has put in my heart, but this is a time to ask Him to show you. He does not want you to be unprepared.
God bless you today and everyday as we walk in this journey together. Thank you for letting me be a part of your life!