Updating the End Times Cost of Food (Wheat)

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I previously posted a study concerning the end times cost of wheat. The purpose of that study was to provide people an idea of whether the price of wheat was near the price it will be during the end times. The study showed that the price of wheat was not close to the price that it will be following the opening of the third seal (Revelation 6:5-6).

However, a significant amount of time has passed since I posted that study. Have things changed? I will address that question in this update to my end times cost of wheat study with updated data. I will also add additional analysis not seen in the original study.

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Is the Valley of Dry Bones Prophecy Fulfilled Yet?

Ezekiel 37:1-14 is commonly known as the prophecy of the Valley of Dry Bones. The prophecy is shown in the following passage:

(1) The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, (2) And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. (3) And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest. (4) Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. (5) Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: (6) And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. (7) So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. (8) And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them. (9) Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. (10) So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army. (11) Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. (12) Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. (13) And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, (14) And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD. (Eze 37:1-14)

Some people believe that the Valley of Dry Bones prophecy relates to the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. For instance, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested in a 2010 speech that the Valley of Dry Bones prophecy had been fulfilled.

Armed with the Jewish spirit, the justice of man, and the vision of the prophets, we sprouted new branches and grew deep roots. Dry bones became covered with flesh, a spirit filled them, and they lived and stood on their own feet, as Ezekiel prophesized…

I will examine whether the Valley of Dry Bones prophecy has been fulfilled through the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 (and if not, when it might be fulfilled) in this article.

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My First Video

I’ve finally decided to make a video after all of these years.  I’ve been hesitant to make a video over the past few years because I lacked a good web camera and I’m shy.  However, the web camera issue has been addressed, so I decided to take the plunge.  The purpose of this video is to explain why it sometimes takes awhile to produce a new article (note: I didn’t have a teleprompter when I recorded this).  If you can’t see the video below you can view it at the following link

I might make more videos in the future depending on what the response is from this video and depending on what comes to mind for me.  I actually plan to come out with a new article soon.  My current plan is to either update a study on the end times cost of food I did a few years ago or write about Ezekiel 37’s Valley of Dry Bones prophecy.

My Thoughts on the Theory that An Invasion By Gog is Imminent

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I’ve recently read people and listen to people who insist that an attack led by an individual known as “Gog” will occur before the start or at the start of the seventieth week of Daniel (the seven year period that many people commonly refer to as the “tribulation”). I’ve encounter this teaching so often recently that I think it would be a good idea to write an article addressing this teaching. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to provide my thoughts on the teaching that an invasion led by Gog will occur before the start or at the start of the seventieth week of Daniel.

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A New Article Coming Soon

I just want to let people know that I plan to work on a new article soon.  I know it’s been awhile, so I have to take a break from my studies to work on something that I hope people will find edifying.

I’m leaning towards writing an article related to Ezekiel 38 and Ezekiel 39, but I’m also thinking about doing my first video so people can see the person behind these articles.  Another thing I’m considering is an article about what I’ve been doing these past several months besides studying Bible prophecy.

Let me know if you have any preferences about what I should write about or about what I should do.      

Debunking the Four Blood Moons Theory

A majority of people who I’ve received comments from recently have reacted to a couple of articles about the four blood moons theory that I wrote a few years ago (back then I called it the “Blood Moon Rapture Theory”). For those unfamiliar with the theory, it posits that a very important event, such as the Rapture, could take place in 2014 or 2015 when there will be a tetrad (four consecutive, total lunar eclipses without an intervening partial lunar eclipse).[i] Proponents claim that these total lunar eclipses will coincide with major feasts on the Jewish calendar in 2014 and in 2015: Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot). Here are the major dates below:

The Next Set of Total Lunar Eclipses
Eclipse Date
Potential Feast Day
April 15, 2014
Passover
October 8, 2014
Sukkot
April 4, 2015
Passover
September 28, 2015
Sukkot

The significance of this according to proponents is that a tetrad does not coincide with four Jewish feast periods that often (the next time may be over a hundred years from now) and that important events impacting the nation of Israel tend to happen when it does. Proponents tend to link the three most recent tetrads that have coincided with four Jewish feast periods with the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, the creation of the state of Israel, and Israel’s capture of East Jerusalem.

The reason the Rapture is often brought up as the event that could transpire during the time of the next tetrad is that there are verses like Joel 2:30-31 and Acts 2:19-20 that describe the moon turning to blood before the coming of the Lord.

“And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.” (Joel 2:30-31)

“And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:” (Acts 2:19-20)

I’ve already written two critiques of the theory previously, but I believe I can do a better job of critiquing the theory in a third article. I intend this article to be my definitive critique of the four blood moons theory.

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The Severity of the Upcoming Persecution of Antichrist’s Enemies

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I recently got the idea to write an article about the severity of the persecution to come while replying to a reader question. The reason why I think it would be a good idea to write about the persecution to come is that I think it is difficult to grasp how severe the persecution will become. Today there are parts of the world where people face persecution for their religious beliefs, but I don’t believe today’s persecution gives us an adequate picture of how severe persecution will be in the future worldwide. Therefore, I will attempt to provide some sense of how severe the persecution will be in the future, mainly in the end times.

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Recommendations for People Who Want to Start Studying Bible Prophecy

People who read my articles come from all over the world and have different levels of familiarity with Bible prophecy. Some of my readers have spent decades studying Bible prophecy closely while others have recently developed an interest in the topic. Some of my readers are young-even younger than me when I began as a teenager-while others are old enough to be a grandparent of mine.

I consider my most recent Bible prophecy articles, including articles on the fulfillment of Psalm 83 and articles on the fulfillment of Isaiah 17, to be articles aimed at advanced students of Bible prophecy. Those who have read these articles may not think these topics are that difficult to comprehend, but I can tell you from experience that these topics are not easy to understand. Each of these articles took me several days to compose as I had difficulty trying to convey my findings into articles that people might be able to understand.

I thought it would be a good idea to do something different in this article… I thought it might be useful to write an article aimed at people who have just begun to learn about Bible prophecy or are interested in learning about Bible prophecy but unsure where to start. I was once in this position, so I know how cumbersome it is to start with no knowledge about the topic of Bible prophecy. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to provide some (hopefully) useful tips to people who have just begun to study Bible prophecy or are interested in starting.

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Why Isaiah 17 Unlikely Will Be Fulfilled During the Current Syria Conflict

I wrote an article over a year ago about how the situation in Syria could resemble a proxy war, which is a conflict where major powers on opposing sides utilize a third party/parties to fight on their behalf.  I mentioned that a major risk in a proxy war is the potential for a conflict to escalate over time. The recent introduction of chemical weapons in Syria has now escalated the conflict to the point where we may possibly soon see countries like the United States directly intervene militarily.

I recently published an article where I attempted to pinpoint the general timeframe of Isaiah 17’s fulfillment. I attempted to demonstrate that the fulfillment of Isaiah 17 most likely will come in the latter portion of the end times near the time of the end time siege of Jerusalem, the coming of the Lord, and the arrival of the fullness of the Gentiles. I asked near the end of that article the following question:

What will motivate a significant military force comprised of troops from many nations to attack a presumed ally of Antichrist (Syria) on their way to Israel?

A reader pointed out in a comment to my article about Isaiah 17 that the use of chemical weapons could draw a significant number of nations against Syria. I imagine there is great concern about the current situation in Syria and the fulfillment of Isaiah 17 now regardless of what I wrote about the timing of Isaiah 17’s fulfillment. Therefore, I will again address the topic of Isaiah 17 by discussing why I think it is unlikely for the current Syria situation to result in the fulfillment of Isaiah 17 and what I think could happen if military intervention does occur in Syria.

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