I took some time out this Easter morning to read the news. Lo and behold, even on an Easter morning, the Signposts were lurking. The following story appeared in the news –
It seems that since secular leader Mubarak was removed from office two years ago by the Islamists (in Egypt they are known as the Muslim Brotherhood), tourism has been suffering in Egypt. Because of the loss of tourist dollars and euros, the government’s reserve of foreign currency has fallen from $36 billion to $13 billion in just two years. And with a severe shortage of cash the Egyptian government can no longer import all the fuel and wheat the country needs. The bottom-line is that if the current conditions continue there will be a severe food shortage in Egypt.
This is a reminder of the conditions that will occur during the Third Signpost, as written about in my book Hidden In Plain Sight. The Third Signpost will begin with the breaking of the Third Seal which releases the rider on the black horse:
“When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, ’Come!’ I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, ’A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!’” (Revelation 6:5-6)
There will be food, but it will be expensive, in part due to its production using fuel at high prices. When Iran has invaded the Middle East during the Second Signpost and cut off the Gulf oil, prices of oil and fuel will spike.
Today, Egypt is experiencing a fuel shortage only due to a shortage of cash. During the Third Signpost, a fuel shortage will be experienced across the Islamic realm due to high oil prices. Then as now, food will become much more expensive.
Today’s fuel shortage in Egypt is a preview of the Third Signpost.
Happy Easter everyone! May our risen Lord return soon!