“Then He said to them, ‘Nation will rise up against nation, and sovereign against sovereign. Also, great earthquakes will be in many places, and food shortages and plagues; also horrible things and great signs will be in the heavens.’” – Luke 21:10-11 – direct translation (see also Revelation 6:1-8)
In the recent past you’ve been admonished to “stay safe” in a lockdown. You are being told to prepare for the “new normal.” With the plague of the COVID-19 coronavirus threatening the inhabitants of the earth, food shortages are becoming a very real perceived threat. In addition to the plague affecting food production and the supply chain, the solar cycle has been affecting the growing of food for several years with less growing days and less favorable conditions. The pressure is causing the enhancement of regulations, allowing for food substitutions in food processing for the world, in order to extend the food supply and to reduce the threat of food shortages. Many are using this situation to feather their nests, to sell something at the expense of others, usually through fear. “We’ll get through this together,” is the mantra of this time. You may well find it difficult to determine where you are being manipulated when you are continually being conditioned or primed. (Proverbs 21:6, 29:12; Luke 21:25; John 8:44; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 2 Corinthians 11:14)
“And do not fear before those that kill the body, but are not able to kill the spirit. Now to a greater degree, fear the power that is able to destroy both spirit and body in gehenna.” – Matthew 10:28, direct translation
While many have experienced a coronavirus lockdown, the earth is said to be experiencing a solar lockdown. Since the late 19th and into this century, the Earth has enjoyed a time of high solar activity which is believed to be rare or unique in the context of the last several thousand years, attributed to “global warming.” The higher solar activity and warmer temperatures allowed the planet to briefly emerge from the colder periods of successive solar minima and “Little Ice Age”- a time of cooling that lasted from the 1300s through the Victorian era. (Deuteronomy 4:19; 2 Peter 3:10)
The sun has recently started a period of low activity that is associated with collapsing temperatures and changing weather on the earth. The scientists say that this change is expected to last a decade to thirty years.
Times of depressed solar activity are directly associated with times of global cold in history. The most famous example is the ‘Little Ice Age.’ On the other hand, times of increased solar activity are associated with global warming. For example, during the 12th and 13th centuries, the Sun was active, and the European climate was quite mild.
Modern record-keeping of solar cycles began in 1755 with Solar Cycle 1. NASA’s forecast for solar cycle 25 reveals it will be the weakest of the last 200 years. A solar minimum is a period of time when the Sun becomes dormant, exhibiting its lowest solar activity. This is a normal phenomenon that usually occurs once every 11 years. However, the solar minimum that we are going to experience is called a “Grand Solar Minimum.” This is an extreme solar minimum where solar activity is much lower than regular solar minimums. Grand Solar Minimums occur about once every 350-400 years.
According to the models championed by Valentina Zharkova and others, there will be a “huge reduction” in solar activity for “33 years between 2020 and 2053.” This is expected to cause global temperatures to drastically decrease overall, meaning that temperatures are expected to plummet to levels not seen since the 17th century.
Lower solar emissions, less radiation generally mean alterations in global climate, which are already underway to some extent. This will change the growth patterns of vegetation, and you can imagine, the state of agriculture determines the availability of food, the ability to feed animals, as well as ourselves. Whether this will happen in this coming cycle or the sunspots cycle up again during a normal 8 to 11 year sun cycle is unknown. Are we really in a solar minimum now? In theory, we could be awaiting another sun cycle before the next solar minimum (cycle 26), perhaps a lower solar minimum than what is currently underway – not an easy thought. True to my conclusion, I discovered some experts claim that Solar Cycle 25 will likely be a mere stop-off on our descent into the next Grand Solar Minimum — a period of even further reduced temperatures and crop yields. At the end of 2019, there were researchers insisting there wouldn’t be a solar cycle 25 at all. If all four of the Sun’s magnetic fields go out of phase in 2020, a cooling planet is expected.
While some have used and are using this study as a means of inciting fear, even panic, about mass famine and human casualties, in reality, a rather extreme solar minimum will likely be manageable for life on earth. This does not mean people will not die, or that nations may not pass away. Solar minimums are a hotly contested topic, what often seems to be a barking contest to explore who gets the most attention, as in much of science. There is no proven method of predicting the effect of solar cycles nor their true effect on global temperatures. However, the recent coronavirus, politics, the emotions of people in general, along with the greed of mankind are likely to play into the availability of resources, whether food or otherwise. We do know that the best models of scientists are usually little more than trash, as evidenced in the COVID-19 coronavirus models of 2020. Are you a healthy skeptic, a thinker, or simply going along for the ride? (Isaiah 41:10; Philippians 4:6-7; 2 Timothy 1:7)
“Woe to the arrangement, the scandal of man’s governance because they make distress and snares appear; but woe to that same man by whom the snare comes.” – Matthew 18:7, direct translation
“Certainly, do not be anxious saying: ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For all these things the nations seek. Indeed, your Heavenly Father knows that you need every one of these. Now, seek first the Sovereignty of Elohim, and His righteousness, so all these will be added to you.” – Matthew 6:31-33, Project4Truth