Sunday, March 16, 2008

Oil Seal

As the price of oil increases, many countries are changing to ethanol based fuels. In the United States, a third of all the corn that is grown is used to produce motor fuels. The result is that corn prices have increased by 250 percent in the last two years.

The same thing is happening all over the world. The price of grain is rocketing up, as more and more grain is used to produce biofuels for motor vehicles.

The book of Revelation described a time like this.

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!"
The price of wheat will be so high that a day’s wages would only buy a loaf of bread. The price of barley will be so high that it took a day’s wages to buy a couple of loaves of poor quality barley bread.

However, the supply of oil will not be harmed. Producing fuel that can be used in cars will be more important than producing food for hungry people. Are we seeing this now, because the world is awash with wine, too.

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