As a people, worldwide, we are teetering on the brink of disaster. So far we have been safe and somewhat lucky considering what has happened in other parts of the world. But that will not last. The Bible calls America, the whore of Babylon and says her destruction will come in one hour! But what if a real disaster struck America? What if we were hit with a dirty bomb or the electrical grid went down due to a sun flare? What if the radiation from the sun began baking the Earth to the point where you could not go outside, to the point where no crops would grow, to the point where no livestock could survive?Where would that leave us? People would become scared, desperate and social unrest would greatly increase, as would looting, assault, murder and crimes you don't even want to think about. A police state would soon follow and all your rights would be gone! POOF! You would now be a prisoner of war in your own country. You will have to run. You will have to hide and you will have to fight at some point to survive...or place your life in God's hands.
Japan's tsunami has made more people aware of just how quickly everything you have ever known can be taken away and your life changed forever. I saw a video of a man in Japan that had not eaten anything but ramen noodles and juice for 12 hours and he had no food except for a small 1/2 empty jar of pasta sauce. He did not say if he had a water supply or if the water was affected there but I can't imagine that it would not be. Now the radiation there is horribly high and people are dying and getting very sick. This could be different if they had left that area quickly or at least had supplies so they could remain in shelter and not have direct contact.
We have to begin to realize that our days of convenience are just about over. We are going to have to learn to live with mother nature rather than against her and God's laws. We have to learn to be self sufficient. Which used to mean you made enough money to take care of your needs...that definition is changing along with our world. Self sufficient will soon mean that you can live off the land. Barter and trade will be the new dollar.
To be self sufficient will mean that you know how to plant and grow a crop, you know about crop rotation, you know about raising your own chickens, you know how to clean a fish and fry it up in the great outdoors. It may mean that you know how to build a house from scratch or you know how to raise cattle. It will mean that you will gladly share your knowledge and expertise with your neighbor because you will need his as well. It will mean that WE will live like God meant us to. Helping each other...having your neighbor's back...caring as much about his trials as you do about your own.
Gone will be the days of being a drain on any community...you will work IF you want to eat. Sure folks will help you if your down and out due to a hardship. But if your lazy, drunk, a drug addict...well, lets just say you will not be enabled and your counseling will probably consist of something like "get to work or get out of Dodge". But I digress.
The reason for this article is to make you think about what IS coming. Don't hide your head in the sand...especially if your Christian. Because being a Christian is going to become dangerous...its getting that way now. Jesus said to WATCH. So that you will know when you see these signs your redemption is near. The signs are all around us folks. Read Ezekiel, Daniel, Joel, Revelations and then look at what you are now seeing. Don't be left as a foolish virgin without enough oil (Holy Spirit) in your lamp...get with the program and get to know the ONE, true God! We do not have much time left, use what we have wisely and prepare...confess your sins to God, ask for forgiveness, forgive all your so called enemies...lest you not be forgiven yourself and pray constantly to be counted worthy to escape the wrath of God. Ask God to come into your life and ask to have an intimate, personal relationship with Him...let Him come to KNOW YOU! Jesus reconciled God to man...now each man must reconcile himself to God.
Prepare physically as well. Stock up on food and water. Prepare a first aid kit. Plan to have a couple places in a couple of different directions that you can head to if you need to leave your area. Read up on earthquake preparedness or find out how to get away from a tsunami and what to look for...depending on where you live. Have as much food as you can stock and enough water. You can live longer without food longer than you can live without water. Have a way and the knowledge to purify water in case you can't get tap water. If you plan well and get yourself prepared...when all this social unrest starts...and it will...you will not have to risk your life going out into the middle of it to get food and water.
Be wise and begin all this now so you are ready. We are God's warrior's and His family to be...we have to be ready for anything at the drop of a hat. If you are and you get right with Him he will cover you with his wings as psalm 91 says. We cannot ever be too prepared but to be unprepared could cost us our lives and worse yet...to be unprepared to meet God could cost your soul for all eternity. That is too high a price to pay for being stupid. Be wise and start now.
Good luck to all and may God bless and protect us all.