Wheat is one of the most important food grains for the World. In the Third Seal of the book of Revelation 6:6 wheat and barley are indicators of world-wide inflation. Wheat will cost approximately $80.00 per quart and barley will likewise cost $80.00 per three quarters. The Bible uses the term “denarius” which in the time of Christ was an ordinary laborer’s day’s wage. In present terms a ordinary day laborer makes about $10.00 per hour and works 8 hours. Thus a good estimate in today’s terms is that a quart of wheat and three quarts of barley will cost $80.00. This is a true indication of “cost inflation”. “Monetary inflation” can result in “cost inflation”. “Monetary inflation” is where there is too much paper fiat currency chasing too few goods or products. Thus the result is “cost inflation”. The price of almost all products increase. Most people do not understand the difference and relationship between “monetary inflation” and “cost inflation”. When the government prints too much paper fiat currency they devalue every paper dollar you possess. It is a method of secret theft by the government. This is the history of government. However, the Third Seal is possibly the result of failed wheat and barley crops. At present there is a great threat to World-wide production of wheat because of the wheat rust UG 99 . Scientists have not yet found a remedy for this wheat rust and it may wind up destroying a high percentage of the world’s wheat crop. 5 When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.” Rev 6:5-6 (NKJV)
If you will notice there is a cumulative progression in the Seven Seals.
Wheat can easily be store for as long as 5,000 plus years and so becomes a great way to store nutrition for the future or for hard times.