Oil, food, financial, and military impacts of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict


The BBC reported:

7 March 2022

Petrol prices have hit another record high as oil and gas costs soar amid fears of a global economic shock from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Oil prices jumped to $139 a barrel, the highest level for almost 14 years, while wholesale gas prices for next-day delivery more than doubled.

It came as the US hinted at a ban on buying Russian energy, as it looked to other countries to increase supplies.

UK petrol prices hit an average of 155p a litre, the AA motoring group said.

The market turmoil is fuelling concerns that the price of many everyday items from food to petrol and heating, already rising at their fastest rate for 30 years, could be pushed higher. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-60642786

The price of oil has fluctuated, but mainly gone up since Russia moved troops into Ukraine. The cheapest gasoline I saw at a local gas station this weekend was $6.25 per gallon.

The price of oil and gasoline affect food and other goods as well as they are involved in fertilizer, energy for factories, and transport of goods.

This is inflationary.

As far as foods go, the BBC reported the following:

7 March 2022

The war in Ukraine will deliver a shock to the global supply and cost of food, the boss of one of the world’s biggest fertiliser companies has said.

Yara International, which operates in more than 60 countries, buys considerable amounts of essential raw materials from Russia.

Fertiliser prices were already high due to soaring wholesale gas prices. …

Russia and Ukraine are some of the biggest producers in agriculture and food globally.

Russia also produces enormous amounts of nutrients, like potash and phosphate – key ingredients in fertilisers, which enable plants and crops to grow.

“Half the world’s population gets food as a result of fertilisers… and if that’s removed from the field for some crops, [the yield] will drop by 50%,” Mr Holsether said.

“For me, it’s not whether we are moving into a global food crisis – it’s how large the crisis will be.” …

The Yara International chief executive describes the war as “a catastrophe on top of a catastrophe”, highlighting just how vulnerable to shocks the global food supply chain now is.

It will increase food insecurity in poorer countries, he adds.

“We have to keep in mind that in the last two years, there’s been an increase of 100 million more people that go to bed hungry… so for this to come on top of it is really worrying.” https://www.bbc.com/news/business-60623941

Yes, we are seeing food price inflation. Notice a report from the FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations):

» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 140.7 points in February 2022, up 5.3 points (3.9 percent) from January and as much as 24.1 points (20.7 percent) above its level a year ago. This represents a new all-time high, exceeding the previous top of February 2011 by 3.1 points. The February rise was led by large increases in vegetable oil and dairy price sub-indices. Cereals and meat prices were also up, while the sugar price sub-index fell for the third consecutive month. 03/04/22  https://www.fao.org/worldfoodsituation/foodpricesindex/en

Food prices have risen over 20% according to that UN agency!

That being said, notice the following from Aden Tate at the Organic Prepper:

What Could the Russia-Ukraine War Mean for You?

February 26, 2022

How is the Russia-Ukraine war going to impact the American? What can we see coming down the pipeline? What are the next steps of this crisis? Here is how I currently believe this is going to impact us:

You’re going to see increased food prices and shortages.

For starters, let us remember that Ukraine is “The Breadbasket of Europe.” Due to a lack of personnel, farmers not planting crops, equipment being destroyed, and a number of other factors, there is likely to not be any Ukrainian harvest this year at all, or at the very least, it will be substantially reduced.

This in turn is going to lead to Europe having difficulty in procuring food supplies. If we follow the rule of supply and demand, we’re going to see this result in an increase in prices and food scarcity here within the United States. Europeans are still going to need to eat, and they are going to buy the food they need somewhere. Much of it is going to come from the United States, and they are going to be willing to pay a high price for it. …

Europe is eventually going to have a problem getting fuel.

A great deal of Europe’s natural gas is supplied to them via pipelines which travel through Ukraine. Once Ukraine falls – and it will – this natural gas is gone. This will be used as a form of coercion to get the European Union to bow to its will, a natural consequence of nations refusing to be as energy independent as possible.

Will this in turn affect the prices of fuel in the United States? I think it is highly likely. …

Americans have lived without fear of an attack on their own soil for so long that the idea of such is beyond belief to many.

That era is over.

As we saw with Ukraine, I think this is going to start off with cyberattacks against a very vulnerable electric grid (as has been pointed out many times before), against our banks, and against government-run websites. You will likely see acts of sabotage that are removed enough to be viewed by the sheeple as a “coincidence.” Do you remember the strange pipeline explosion that happened in Ukraine just prior to the invasion? That is the kind of action you are going to see here.  https://www.theorganicprepper.com/russia-ukraine-war/

Aden Tate is correct that we should expect to see higher prices for food and energy. Such has happened since he penned the above.

Furthermore, we have already seen food and energy price inflation. Last October, the Continuing Church of God (CCOG) put out the following video on our Bible News Prophecy YouTube channel related to food inflation:


Food Inflation & the 3rd Horseman of the Apocalypse

The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, UN’s FAO, and others are reporting food price inflation as well as often selected shortages of some food items. Might it get worse? Did Jesus prophesy famines? One analyst stated, “WE haven’t seen anything yet” in regards to rising food prices. Should Christians prepare? What about helping others? Does the ride of the third horseman of the Apocalypse (Revelation 6:5-6) point to a coming time of severe food inflation. Is more food price inflation coming? Dr. Thiel addresses these issues and more in this video.

Here is a link to the video: Food Inflation & the 3rd Horseman of the Apocalypse.

Because of inflation, depending on how it is measured, USA dollars are worth about 8-25% less than they were a year ago.

Although we are not to the hyperinflation point yet, the time will come when the world will totally abandon the USA dollar, which will be more devastating than most Americans can comprehend.

In addition to inflation affecting the world, as well as the value of the USA dollar, more nations are looking to bypass the USA dollar because of USA policies.

How India And Russia Are Planning To Bypass The Dollar

After facing secondary sanctions over a weapons pact with Russia, India and Russia decided to arrange payments through the rupee-ruble exchange in 2014. Faced with a similar situation in the present, it is going to be interesting to see how India and Russia plan to bypass the dollar

India is looking for effective means to get over the recent sanctions placed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis in order to preserve commerce with Moscow.

Trying to make settlements through foreign financial organizations that do not conduct business in nations that have backed the retaliatory sanctions against Russia, reconfiguring payments through minor Russian lending institutions undamaged by the SWIFT restriction, and bolstering its rupee-ruble agreement in place were amongst the alternatives reportedly being deemed. 03/06/22 https://greatgameindia.com/india-russia-bypass-dollar/

Yes, India, Russia, and others will bypass the USA dollar in various ways.

There are other ramifications about what is going on in the world.

The Book of Revelation has the following about two of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse:

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.

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.” (Revelation 6:3-6)

Consider that the opening of the second seal (Revelation 6:3-4) is to result in less peace on the Earth. While this is commonly called the red horse (or horseman) of war, that is not quite what is stated. Notice that he “takes peace from the earth AND that people should kill one another.” Could it be that events in 2020, such as COVID-19 are consistent with taking “peace from the earth”? The literal Greek here for “peace” (εἰρήνην transliterated as eirēnēn) in Revelation 6 can be interpreted to mean taking away prosperity as well (see BibleHub.com). COVID-19 has, to a degree, done that. People are afraid or at least uneasy to a degree we have not seen around the world anytime in the 21st century.

Around the world people are AFRAID. The feeling of normalcy is gone for many around the globe. Consider that the travel restrictions are basically because of fear (and often politics). The media and government officials are saying everything will not go back to how it was and that we need to accept what they have called “the new normal.” Speculatively, could this be related to the opening of the second seal?

Not since World War II have we seen anything affect the entire planet so much.

But particularly, what is going on has scared the Europeans.

Enough so, that they are committing to increasing military spending (see ‘Germany commits 100 billion euros to new armed forces fund’) and cooperation (see European Beast is growing horns over Ukraine and War, Food Prices, and Taking Away the Peace in Ukraine and Europe).

Related to some of the militaristic impacts of the Ukrainian matter, we put out the following video:


Is the European Beast Growing Horns?

Does the conflict between Russia and Ukraine have prophetic ramifications? What about Ezekiel 38? Are we seeing a ‘historic shift’ in Europe to move towards more unity? What about non-EU nations like Sweden and Switzerland? Is Germany’s announcement to double its military spending to 100 million euros a big deal? Does the Bible tell of changes coming to Europe for it to rise up as a Babylonian unity successful military power? What about the United States of America and its British-descended allies? Could USA sanctions against Russia, including SWIFT restrictions, decrease international demand for USA dollars and cause inflation? Dr. Thiel addresses these issues and more in this video.

Here is a link to our video: Is the European Beast Growing Horns?

As the USA continues to use its financial position as a weapon, more and more nations will take steps to defend themselves–which includes holding less US dollars. This will lead to more inflation (higher prices in the USA) and help set the stage for the elimination of the USA dollar, and ultimately the USA itself per financial prophecies such as Habakkuk 2:6-8.

Yes, Europe is taking what has happened as a permanent wakeup call to unify and arm.

The Europeans do want a new world order, with them running it.

And the Bible shows that the Babylonian system the Europeans are working on will happen (cf. Revelation 17 & 18).

Although Europe will appear to many to work for a time (Revelation 13 and 17), destruction will be the result (1 Thessalonians 5:3, Daniel 2:44, Revelation 17:14, 18:1-23).

Building up its military, combined with Babylonian unity, will not save Europe. Nor will financial sanctions save the USA.

The Bible shows that the solution for whole planet is the return of Jesus and the Kingdom of God.

Properly understood biblical prophecies are coming to pass.

Do not let those who do not properly understand them dissuade you from believing them and taking proper physical and spiritual action.

Some items of related interest may include the following:

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Is Russia the King of the North? Some claim it is. But what does the Bible teach? Here is a link to a video, also titled Is Russia the King of the North?
Ezekiel 38: For Russia & Iran in Our Day? Is Ezekiel 38 about to be fulfilled? Are we close to the battle with Gog and Magog? Three related videos are available: Ezekiel 38 Gog and Magog War: Is it Soon?, Ezekiel 38: For Russia, Ukraine, & Iran Now?, and Russia, Iran, Syria, & the Bible (Code).
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Physical Preparation Scriptures for Christians. We all know the Bible prophecies famines. Should we do something? Here is a version in the Spanish language Escrituras sobre Preparación física para los Cristianos. Here is a link to a related sermon: Physical preparedness for Christians.
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Is God Calling You? This booklet discusses topics including calling, election, and selection. If God is calling you, how will you respond? Here is are links to related sermons: Christian Election: Is God Calling YOU? and Predestination and Your Selection. A short animation is also available: Is God Calling You?
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