"IT WAS ON THE LORD'S DAY". (Rev 1:10 NEB).
"And there, as I looked, was a black horse; and its rider held in his hand a pair of scales. And I heard what sounded like a voice… which said, "A whole day's wage for a quart of flour, a whole day's wage for three quarts of barley-meal!" (From Rev 6:5,6 NEB).
"There will be great earthquakes, and famines (food shortages. NWT) and plagues in many places; in the sky terrors and great portents." (Luke 21:11 NEB).
"With all these things the birth-pangs (pangs of distress. NWT) of the new age begin." (From Matt 24:7,8 NEB).
"…women will mourn because they have no husbands, their daughters will mourn because they have no one to support them… the husbands wiped out by the famine." (From 2 Esdras 16:33,34 NEB).
Therefore: "'Come out of ("Babylon"),
My people, lest you take part in her sins and share in her plagues… plagues
shall strike her in a single day
ARE TO TEACH MEN BETTER WAYS.
"Alas, alas for me! Who will rescue
me on that day? When troubles come, many will groan;
when famine strikes, many will die; when wars break out,
empires will tremble; when the calamities come, all will be filled with terror.
What will men do then, in the face of calamity?
Famine and plague, suffering and
hardship, are scourges sent to teach
men better ways. But even so they will not abandon their crimes,
nor keep in mind their scourging. A time will come when food grows cheap, so
cheap that they will imagine they have been sent peace and prosperity. But at
that very moment the earth will become a hotbed of disasters
OF ETHIOPIA AND EGYPT SHALL DRY UP.
(1) FAMINE: Hunger, starvation.