I believe it is important that people are spiritually prepared for what is happening in the world today and what will happen in the future. I believe we are in the ‘end times.’ People are too dependent on grocery stores, the government, their church leader and technology; they have become lazy. Once upon a time I told people to read their Bible now I encourage them to study Scripture, there is a difference.
Satan is influencing people in high places; there are far to many legalized behaviors that are not acceptable to God. As Christians begin to disagree with laws that are against Scripture the consequences will include the inability for believers to peacefully co-exist with non-believers. It is sad to see how demonic influences have compromised so many church leaders including accepting same sex relationships and uniting these individuals in marriage.
A part of being self-sufficiency is being healthy. I believe the fact that we introduce so many man made chemicals in our body for the sake of being healthy is what is making us sick. I believe there is a direct relation between the mandatory immunizations, the increased number of vaccines and the genetically modified foods we eat as well as the drugs (over the counter and prescription) that we take has led to cell mutation resulting in Alzheimer's, cancer, autism and other difficult to treat health issues; to some extent, even obesity.
Far to many individuals have gotten use to the easy life they like to do a lot of stuff and therefor find it necessary to speed up the preparation process. Remember when “permanent press” clothing first came out? No? That is because now most clothing are made so that you don’t need to iron them and of course you can always take your dress shirts to the dry cleaners. Had a long day at work? Pick up fast food and dinner will be ready as soon as you walk in the door! Making your own dinner but want fresh vegetables? There is a place in which they will pick them for you and package them nicely- the grocery store! Organic cost extra. I drive to the store that is in walking distance of my house because it is faster; all of us must change.
I am not promoting isolationism but sanctification. Isolationism separates a person or group of people from everyone. Sanctification is living your life according to Scripture which may lead to judgment from non-believers because they are still around you. Followers of Jesus are to be in this world but not live as those who are in this world do, we are sanctified (see Hebrews 10:7-18).
I do not know when Jesus is coming even though I firmly believe we are in the end times. If Jesus comes in 60 years I will probably be dead but my grandchildren and perhaps great-grandchildren will be alive. I believe when our Messiah comes we will be raptured but the days leading up to that time will be filled with confusion and persecutions- sounds like what is happening now.
In preparing for emergencies I am an example to my family, even if they do not agree with everything I do they will see some wisdom in much of it. All it takes is one hurricane, or someone being stuck in the house because of a blizzard, or someone having no electricity or fresh water after a tornado, or someone who has to to evacuate their home because of fires to understand the importance of being prepared.
If you can prepare for short term emergencies you can prepare for long term emergencies. The principles involved in doing so are not that complicated but they involve a commitment to slowing down and doing things correctly.
QUESTION: Could your household survive 3 days without electricity or fresh water?
No electricity means: no cable, anything that uses battery will soon not work (cell phones); the banks will be closed, no atm machines, grocery stores would close, fast food places would close, gas stations would close, no lights in your home and more.
After a hurricane it is possible to go days without electricity or fresh water for days. Because of the problems with the water filtration system people in Flint Michigan (2016) cannot drink the water and this has been going on for months. There is always a question of what would happen in certain communities if the power grid was off.
Preppers are ready for any emergency, most people are not ready for one. The following is a list of things everyone should do particularly if you want to be ready for an emergency.
- Get debt free.
- Evaluate your lifestyle.
- Get healthy
- Study your Bible
- Know what is going on in your community and around the world.
Perhaps there are more things that could be added to the list. I believe if you were to really consider where you are at this moment and then look around at what is going on in this world you will start preparing for an emergency.
And that is the world according to NETTIE xxx Short Stories and essays and other ramblings by Marsha L F Randolph; All rights reserved do not use without the permission of the author Marsha L F Randolph