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Consider this simple question, Readers. Can you eat gold?? Dollars?? Jewels?? Are they edible, do they give sustenance and keep the body running?? Of course not. When a real famine hits, the true value of shiny gems and other luxuries will be revealed: Worthless. But what becomes more precious than anything else is food and water, as we see in this example.


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Hello Readers, hope all’s well. Time for another #shorts post, and also another End Times post. Today I combine the two again, for a #short End Times.

If you’re a regular Reader of this blog you know I love to read. It’s one of my favorite things here on this fallen world. And although most of the books I read are Christian, I also make sure to get a healthy variety and read books on many different topics.

History has always been one of my favorite subjects, and the latest book I read was a history book. It’s called The Broken Spears, translated by Miguel Leon-Portilla. It’s a collection of translated firsthand stories from the Indigenous Aztec point of view of the Spanish conquest of the Mexican Aztec Empire. So in other words, it’s a collection of firsthand stories of the dramatic fall of an empire and civilization.

As interesting as that may be to you, you’re probably wondering what it has to do with the End Times. Well, that’s easy. These firsthand accounts of the fall of an empire have a very apocalyptic feel to them. From the Aztec point of view their world was ending, and they recorded these stories as the events happened.

As we move toward the Second Coming of Christ and The End of this fallen world, these crazy and chaotic times will only get worse. With each passing month, it will become more and more obvious (to those who don’t already accept this) that the world is coming to its End. So what will that be like?? What will it feel like, to live through The End of the world??

We can learn a part of that answer by reading the firsthand stories of the Aztecs who witnessed the end of their world, about 500 years ago.

Everything once Precious Was Worthless

The Spanish laid siege to the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan, and the people living there suffered. One of the things that comes along with a siege is hunger, even famine, for the people trapped in the city under siege. And the same tragedy befell the Aztec people in Tenochtitlan, as we can read about in The Broken Spears.

But that’s normal in warfare, especially warfare in which civilian life and well-being is of no concern to the aggressor army as was the case here in 1521. What really stood out to me as I read this passage was not the part about hunger. What stood out was that as this desperate hunger raged, gold and jewels became worthless. What suddenly became precious and valuable—even up to the point of purchasing a human life—was food.

Take a look:

When we had meat, we ate it almost raw. It was scarcely on the fire before we snatched it and gobbled it down.

They set a price on all of us: on the young men, the priests, the boys and girls. The price of a poor man was only two handfuls of corn, or ten cakes made from mosses or twenty cakes of salty couch-grass. Gold, jade, rich cloths, quetzal feathers—everything that once was precious was now considered worthless.

Miguel Leon-Portilla, The Broken Spears, Page 138

Consider this simple question, Readers. Can you eat gold?? Dollars?? Jewels?? Are they edible, do they give sustenance and keep the body running?? Of course not. When a real famine hits, the true value of shiny gems and other luxuries will be revealed: Worthless. But what becomes more precious than anything else is food and water, as we see in this example.

Keep this in mind, because we know that horrible famine is coming in the End Times. The Third Horseman of the Apocalypse, riding the Black Horse, brings along with him famine. And in Revelation 6:6 we get hints of how bad that famine will be. A quart of wheat will sell for a denarion [ancient unit of currency equal to one day’s wages]!!

(5) When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” So I looked, and there was a black horse. Its rider held a balance for weighing in his hand. (6) I heard what sounded like a voice from among the four living creatures. It said, “A quart of wheat for a denarion, and three quarts of barley for a denarion, but don’t damage the olive oil and the wine.”

Revelation 6:5-6 (CEB)

Just understand this, Readers. When there’s no food around, no food to be bought anywhere, what good will your money do you then?? What good will gold and jewels and valuables do for any of us then?? That’s when we’ll all learn the true value of things.

That’s it for #shorts #9. Stay tuned for more #shorts all this month.


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