Saturday, 12 March 2011

The Prophecy of the Black Horse:


Denis from The Nature of Robertson sent me this interesting article this morning.  There is a most striking quote in this article:
......the founder of BlackRock, Larry Fink, leaned forward over his main course in the boardroom to talk business.
''Want to know what I reckon is a certain winner?'' the American quipped. ''Go long on agriculture and water. Put them away in the bottom drawer for 10 years and just go to the beach.''
Fink argued it this way. Despite fears of an oil crisis, explorers are constantly finding new sources of energy. But agriculture? The economics all point to hefty price rises.

Now even though I am a bible-believing Christian, I take the Book of Revelation with a grain of salt because I think its words are much used and abused. However, when I come across real life information such as the Larry Fink quote above, I think of the Prophecy of the Black Horse in the book's sixth chapter:

5 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. 6 Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds of wheat for a day’s wages, and six pounds of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!”
I think for most of the last two millennia oil would have been considered as food or household oil.  But if Revelation is truly prophetic (apparently it only made it into the canon by the skin of its teeth), then the writer - without particular understanding - reported what he 'heard'.  And what are our two major addictions at this time? The infernal combustion engine and grog.  Mustn't touch those. They get preference over food for everyone.

So like all good prophetic words, we take them into our hearts and minds, act sensibly, and wait for time to prove the prophecy.

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