Hi everyone. I hope this writing finds you in good health, well rested, and well fed. I find it amazing and comforting that the prophetic power of the Bible can be trusted if one has an experience of faith (the action taken on proper understanding of the scriptures). From Genesis, the first book of the Bible to the last book, Revelation, there is the mention of famine over eighty times; beginning first with Abram leaving for Egypt due to the famine (Gen 12:10).
Many years later, Joseph (sold into Egyptian slavery by his brothers) came through many tough experiences, but was promoted to the second most powerful position in the world next to Pharaoh. Due to his intimate relationship with God, Joseph was supernaturally gifted with dream interpretation. That gift allowed him to understand the king’s dream about a famine that was coming (Gen 41).
The prophets of the Old Testament spoke of famine which the LORD would use to bring correction to His people (to those that were disobedient), but for those in an intimate relationship, there were reassurances. For example, Job, who was a righteous person in the Old Testament going through a hard time, the Scriptures say,
“In famine He shall redeem you from death, And in war from the power of the sword”
One of those prophets, Amos, recorded his message from the Holy Spirit where we get a sense that the Scriptures are saying something deeper than just a physical famine.
“Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord GOD, “That I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, (not natural) but of hearing the words of the LORD”
Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst”
So, there is a natural bread, and a reference to Bread that we must hunger for like Jesus said. So, how is Jesus bread?
His righteous teaching is the bread. If we hunger for His words, which are “spirit and life” (Jn 6:63), He (Jesus) says we “shall be filled” (Matt 5:6); and we will do what Jesus did and “greater works than these” (Jn 14:12).
In the recent news, there is the specter of baby formula shortages, threatening food shortages, increasing inflation, and the tide of fear being stirred up to trigger panic and capture the mind. We have witnessed the power of Christ with amazing “signs which follow those who believe” (Mk 16:17). Because of true apostolic teaching, the power of Yah is demonstrated through Apostle Michael Petro. Some of these demonstrations include: the manifestation of physical manna, money, food in pantries, cancers healed, blind eyes opened, deaf ears opened, paraplegics walking after fifteen years, the dead being raised, and more.
The Voice of Healing Ministry is the Word, Jesus, moving through His people.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind”
But if one has not been eating the Bread of “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place” (Rev 1:1), there is going to be a famine in the land. We are the land, made of the dust of the earth, (Gen 2:7). If the Bread of Life (Jesus) is not eaten to nourish our inner person to transform our understanding, the famine will be devastating. That is what Jesus says about the end-time Babylonian church in the book of His revelation. He first warns, “come out of her, My people” (Rev 18:4). For those not hungering for right understanding Jesus says,
“Therefore her plagues will come in one day—death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her”
The judgment is meant to bring correction, not destruction. However, the choice is ours. May you hunger and thirst for right understanding and be filled up! Until next time,
All scripture references New King James Version