Many economists and financiers are speaking in terms of the worst or the greatest since the 1930s—yes, the Great depression. Public debt is now at greater levels of GDP than in man’s history ever, and with substantial private debt too, we are facing a significant reckoning that will be financial—it is already underway, of course, with this year’s lockdowns devastating economies—as much as spiritual.
Though there will be famine and pestilence, I suspect things may not get quite as bad as the 1930s, only because it won’t be allowed to last as long: I maintain that Messiah will return next Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets) and the world—as we know it—to end on November 19, 2021—”that great and terrible day” (Wrath of the Lord)—falling upon the anniversary of that Abomination that maketh Desolate of antiquity.
Recall, also, that Rev 6:6 says:
6 Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds[a] of wheat for a day’s wages,[b] and six pounds[c] of barley for a day’s wages,[d] and do not damage the oil and the wine!”
Apart from unparalleled inflation, at least with respect to food, it suggests that the wealthier folk—”the oil and the wine”—will remain relatively unharmed by the financial misery—untouched by famine—if not unharmed by the political misfortunes.
Nonetheless, bad it will get, and except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. (Mat 24:22 KJV)
Without going prep-crazy, it probably is worthwhile having your pantry full of comestibles; just for that rainy day (or year), as it were.
When will it be commensurably amenable to some sort of normal living again, assuming that the world ends but that we spiritually leave it to return again and reign with the Lord? I am going to suggest on Hanukkah, the anniversary of the re-dedication of the profaned Temple, likely to be the date when the Lord will re-dedicate the world under his reign: Sunday, November 28 to Monday, December 6 of next year (2021).