TW: Mexico’s Drought


Today’s TW News & Prophecy from the Living Church of God has the following:

Mexico’s drought blankets the nation.

“Mexico is being battered by its worst drought in seven decades, which has devastated farm life and is expected to continue into next year. The lack of rainfall has affected almost 70 percent of the country,” with the northern states experiencing the most severe drought. “The government has cut its forecast for corn production [the staple crop] two times in 2011,” and nearly half-a-million cattle have died in desert-like pastures. The deputy director of Mexico’s National Water Commission has noted that since the dry season is now underway, the nation’s hopes lie with rainfall next June. Corn and bean production are down drastically and if the weather does not change, Mexico will be forced to increase its food imports (Drover’s Cattle Network, November 25, 2011).

End-time prophecies highlight the fact that severe drought and famine will devastate the earth and result in massive starvation someday (Luke 21:11; Revelation 6:5-8). The current drought in Mexico and the U.S. Southwest is just a foretaste of what is to come. In the days ahead the world will see the sad results of God’s prophesied punishment for disobedience leveled against the Israelite-descended nations and the rest of the earth.

For more information on signs indicating the end of the age, review our booklet Fourteen Signs Announcing Christ’s Return.

Many parts of the USA are also suffering from drought (see also TW Reports on Oklahoma Drought) as are parts of Africa and other lands. Droughts and floods contribute to food shortages, higher food prices, and sometimes famines.

Weather-related troubles, with their related food issues, of course, are biblically expected:

7…And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. (Matthew 24:7-8).

8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows. (Mark 13:8)

Now there is good news as ultimately, God’s kingdom will come and those issues will be gone:

16 They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; 17 for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. (Revelation 7:16-17)

And while that is true, a terrible hour of trial is coming first (Revelation 3:10). And prior to that, we should expect to see higher food prices (cf. Revelation 6:5-6).

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