SHOULD CHRISTIANS PREPARE
FOR THE TIMES TO COME???-
By Pamela Rae Schuffert presenting investigative journalism from a Biblical Christian perspective-
Recently, I read a post on FACEBOOK from a Christian, who went into elaborate reasoning as to "WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULD NOT BE PREPPERS." Frankly, I was dumbfounded at the illogical reasoning behind that post.
GOD WANTS HIS PEOPLE TO BE PREPARED TO FACE EVERY COMING CRISIS AND EMERGE VICTORIOUS! Our God is a miracle God, but He is also a practical Father as well. He loves His people and wants them to be blessed and uplifted to face every crisis in victory.
The Bible states that THE HOLY SPIRIT SHALL SHOW YOU THINGS TO COME. And there is more than one reason.
Many years ago, God gave a firm warning by His Holy Spirit to Christians in one village in ARMENIA, Christians in this village received a vision and a prophecy telling the that great disaster was coming to their village, and they would have to flee to the country God would show them IF they were to survive.
Some scoffed at this and IGNORED THE WARNING FROM GOD. But others wisely heeded the revelation, and sold their homes and properties and relocated to AMERICA, where God told them they would be safe for a season.
And shortly thereafter, THE TURKS INVADED ARMENIA! THEIR VILLAGE WAS DEVASTATED, AND EVERY CHRISTIAN WHO REMAINED WAS SLAUGHTERED AND THEIR HOMES DESTROYED!
But those Christians who wisely heeded the warnings of God, remained safe and prospered in the new country God had led them to. These Armenian Christians included DEMOS SHAKARIAN, founder of "THE FULL GOSPEL BUSINESSMEN'S FELLOWSHIP". He also wrote the book, THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE ON EARTH. In this book he recounted how the Holy Spirit told him and his family and others to FLEE ARMENIA while there was yet time.
Yes, God loves His people and WANTS them to prepare to face coming hardships and crises! God proves this repeatedly throughout His written word, the Bible.
God warned NOAH of a terrible flood to come, and instructed him how to successfully PREPARE, or PREP, for the coming crisis.
God warned of a great famine to come to Egypt, and revealed to Joseph what to do to save many lives by prepping with food supplies for the coming times of famine. And one family saved by prepping, was Joseph's family and Jacob himself.
The Bible clearly states in the New Testament that FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD. Christians TRUST GOD and His promises to supply the things that they need, and food to feed their family, etc.
But such Christians also realize that "faith without works is dead," and they also have jobs and work to help provide for their families and their needs as well.
God does the IMPOSSIBLE, are we are called to perform THE POSSIBLE. We are called as Christians to act maturely and responsibly, including when facing crises.
Therefore, I heartily encourage all my readers to wisely PREPARE FOR THE COMING TIMES OF TESTING AND DISASTER AND FAMINE, where food may be very difficult to obtain, and other survival items as well. GOD HAS MADE PROVISION through what is now available online, in food stores and other survival gear and camping outlets as well.
OBTAIN WHAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL NEED IN THE FUTURE WHILE SUCH ITEMS ARE STILL PLENTIFUL AND READILY AVAILABLE!
SOME SIMPLE QUESTIONS FOR YOU:
-Two people are going to run in a race. One person spends quality time preparing for the race, building up strength and endurance and eating properly. The other refuses to prepare in practical ways.On the day of the race, both of them participate. Which one do you think will WIN THE RACE??? THE ONE WHO PREPARED!
- Two people want a career in the medical profession. One goes to college and studies hard to prepare for a medical career. The other simply "hopes" to have a medical career some day, but does nothing to accomplish this. WHO is going to succeed in achieving this goal? THE PERSON WHO PREPARED!
The Bible states that the wise foresee trouble coming, and wisely prepare, BUT the fool simply goes on without preparing for it, and is punished for it.
I personally believe that a person is a fool for failing to prepare in practical ways, whenever reasonably certain that a disaster and crisis is coming.
People are foolish when they fail to heed the weather warnings that a tornado is coming their way! People are foolish if they live on the ocean and fail to take safety precautions when warned that a major hurricane is heading their way and soon! Yes, you CAN and SHOULD pray over every crisis, for safety and protection and provision. I do so every single day.
HOWEVER, God also calls His people to do THEIR PART as well. As is says in the Epistle of James, "FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD." And so are well, IF WE FAIL to do the right things in preparing for coming crises and famines and disasters.
God warned Noah that a deadly flood was coming...but NOAH HAD TO BUILD THAT ARK TO SAVE HIS LIFE AND HIS FAMILY!
Friends, it is ARK-BUILDING TIME in North America! Time may be very short to get your house in order, and to PREPARE SUCCESSFULLY TO WITHSTAND THE COMING STORM. DO NOT PUT OFF PREPARING WHILE SUPPLIES ARE STILL AVAILABLE!
Just a word of enlightenment and encouragement for God's people out there. God bless you ALL! And for many of us, it is decidedly ARK BUILDING TIME!