by Joseph | Jan 31, 2023 | Preparation
It is time to get prepared. Are you ready?
Many years ago I felt God calling me to Prepare – and to share that message with others. Anyone who would listen I shared the story of this calling.
I never felt fearful or overwhelmed with what I believed was coming. I just knew in my heart – things were getting ready to get difficult for a lot of people, and I needed to prepare my family.
It wasn’t too many years after that when our world experienced many very challenging times – including the global Pandemic. It was a tragic time for our world and many people lost their lives. Certainly, there were differences of opinions and major mistrust with how the governments were handling things, but with much difficulty – we managed to get through.
Unfortunately, I believe the pains and challenges are just beginning. Once again, I have heard the call to Prepare – and this time it will be an even greater challenge. Again, we must heed the signs and PREPARE.
I believe we are headed to additional global conflicts that will set in motion a string of tragedies across the globe. In addition to shortages, global wars, and natural disasters that will cause widespread sufferings, I believe we could experience more pandemic suffering.
Are we headed to WW3?
I certainly can’t say for sure, but the decisions that governments and leaders are making certainly look like we have events in motion that are taking us toward global conflict. Does anyone believe that conflict will be a quick solution? I do not.
The leaders who are driving this disaster will likely remain safe in their castles while millions will suffer and die. The global economy will likely crash – and people will lose their homes and retirement savings.
Will we have another Pandemic?
It seems like every other week there’s a new article about a potential pandemic, and it can be hard to know what to do about it. But the truth is, it’s important to be prepared for anything. I personally believe we will have a new global health crisis. I believe it will spread fast – because of so much distrust that has been sewn with the mismanagement of the last global pandemic.
Tragedies are coming, and war is coming. It’s not a matter of if, but when. So it’s important to have a plan in place in case of a pandemic.
It’s important to stay informed about the latest pandemic threats. The CDC and World Health Organization are good sources of information.
If a pandemic does hit, it’s important to stay calm and to follow the instructions of the authorities. Panic will only make things worse.
The best way to prepare is to have a stockpile of food, water, and medical supplies. You should also have a plan for how you will get in touch with your loved ones if a pandemic hits.
So please, get prepared. A new pandemic may be coming, and it’s important to be ready for anything.
It’s no secret that the world is in a dangerous time. The Bible clearly says there will be wars and rumors of wars. There will be famine and tragedies happening all over the globe, and they’re only going to get worse. If you’re not prepared, you’re going to be in a lot of trouble when things go bad.
But don’t worry – you’re not alone. There are plenty of people who are getting prepared right now, and you can join them. Here are some tips to help you get started:
1. Stock up on food and water.
You need to have enough food and water to last you for at least a few weeks. Ideally, you should have a few months’ worth of supplies.
2. Get some emergency supplies.
You’ll need things like a first-aid kit, a flashlight, and a radio.
3. Build a survival kit.
This kit should include things like a knife, a multi-tool, and a shelter.
4. Learn self-defense or take up another self-discipline to help your confidence.
If things go bad, you’ll need to be able to defend yourself and your loved ones. Learn how to use a weapon and how to fight.
5. Stay informed.
It’s important to stay up-to-date on current events, so you can see what’s happening in the world and prepare for it. Read the news, listen to the radio, and watch the news.
6. Have a plan.
If something bad happens, you need to know what to do. Have a plan for emergencies, and make sure everyone in your family knows what to do.
7. Be prepared for the worst.
It’s important to accept the fact that bad things can happen, and you need to be prepared for them. Don’t wait until it’s too late.
The world is a dangerous place, but that doesn’t mean you have to live in fear. If you’re prepared, you can face anything that comes your way.
by Joseph | Jan 26, 2023 | Preparation
Are we called to be Prepared?
It is an important question to ask ourselves: do we need to be prepared? The answer is a resounding yes. Being ready for whatever life throws our way is essential in order to survive and succeed. Taking proactive steps to ensure that we are equipped to handle any situation is a must. This means being aware of our surroundings, having a plan in place, and having the skills and resources needed to make it through difficult times. Preparation is a key component to success, and it’s something that we all must take seriously.
I believe the best way to prepare for the future is to understand the present. We must keep a close eye on the current economic and political climate, so we can make necessary adjustments to our plans. Instead of dwelling on the potential disasters that might come, we should focus on what we can do now to ensure a better tomorrow. This means taking steps to build our own resilience, learning new skills, and creating meaningful connections in our communities. With the right preparation, we can create a future of opportunity and hope.
In my own live, I desire to live in Faith that God has my future in His hands. That does not mean I simply ignore the circumstances I face, but I live a life with hope that my future is secure.
I’m an optimist who believes that despite the challenges and difficulties we may encounter, we can still find a way to make things better and show an example of living without fear. Despite my optimism, I understand that some people may be resistant to taking action and I am concerned about how this will affect them.
I strongly believe that living with a positive outlook can have a huge influence on an individual’s life, however, I am not certain if it can change the course of a war or stop a natural calamity. Certainly, individuals can have a powerful influence on the direction of history, and if enough people come together, they have the potential to create significant change.
At this moment, it’s difficult to be optimistic about the decisions so many people have taken collectively and the effects that this has had on the world. I often wish we could have another chance to make amends or improve on situations that could clearly have been better planned. It’s unclear if we can change the consequences of what was already predicted in the past. Nobody can know the future and no one can accurately predict what’s going to happen. Nevertheless, we can ask for guidance and be prepared to face any problems that may arise in the future.
Being prepared means working and planning to be ready for situations that life throws at you. It involves having a plan in place for any potential emergency situation. It means having the necessary supplies like food, water, and medical supplies on hand just in case the unexpected happens. It also means staying educated on safety protocols and staying mindful of your surroundings. Being prepared means having a little bit of faith that you can handle anything that comes your way.
Being proactive about the future is important, especially when there are signs of a storm coming. Taking proactive steps to get everything in order before the storm is essential. Don’t forget to consider your family and make plans for them as well, since they may not be as prepared.
In the upcoming period, we will provide extra knowledge about being prepared. We will debate the probable inflationary dilemma and multiple wars that we may face and how it will have an effect on our lives. Most of all, keep your minds positive with trust, expectation, and affection.
by Joseph | Jul 22, 2022 | Preparation, Sharing
What a time we live in! With what I see every day, I truly believe the end must be near. I don’t want to come across as overly pessimistic or negative. I am very sensitive that the topic is tough for folks – especially as we continue to battle with a pandemic, record high inflation, nuclear threats, and food shortages. People are looking for hope – and here I come and dash that hope with a claim that the End must be near. The fact is, I think most folks have pondered that thought.
I must state that for many years I’ve heard so many preachers and doomsday folks proclaim … “The End is Near”. That message has gotten louder with every difficulty that our world has faced over the years. Today, it is blaring! The Bible makes it clear that the closer to the return of the Messiah, the more turbulence, famines, and wars we would see. No-one knows exactly when that will occur.
In my life-time I have never seen the intensity of difficulties like we’re now seeing on a global scale. Wars and rumors of wars are a daily reporting. Pandemics, famine, shootings … you name it, and we’re seeing it like no other time in history.
I personally believe we will soon be engulfed in another major war, NOT because the media says so – but because the stirring of anger and bitterness is rampant.
The toxic attitudes and callous abrasion has taken over our politics – and our churches. As I went to the store today, I noticed so many people who’s countenance showed that they were bothered and worried. You could hardly draw a smile out of them. There seems to be so much anger and resentment in the hearts of people.
The Bible clearly proclaims that in the last days, this is what it will look like. I can’t read the following scripture without seeing this very clearly and active in our world today. You don’t have to look much farther than Social Media to see this very vividly.
You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good.
2 Timothy 3:1-3 (NLT)
I certainly do not claim to know “when” the end will come. I know this … there are a lot of folks making “prophetic” claims based on signs and dreams they’ve had. We must be extremely careful with what we are hearing and seeing. The Bible makes it clear that in the last days there will be FALSE PROPHETS who will come and deceive many.
For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
Matthew 24:24 NIV
For me, I do believe the end is near. I believe we are also about to enter the most turbulent time we have seen in our Country. We should be preparing ourselves and strengthening our families. Be Careful who you follow – and get Prepared!
by Joseph | Jun 25, 2022 | Sharing
Today, I have a heavy heart and I just need to share and get it off my chest.
The Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe V. Wade is being celebrated by the Pro-Lifers, Church, and people of Faith. Groups all over the Country are gathering in public places to celebrate this ruling. No doubt, Churches will be rejoicing at the good news that the life of a fetus is being given an opportunity to survive.
While I am happy that we have laws to protect life, I’m not sure I can really rejoice in the Supreme Court decision. I don’t see a great victory for the Church in this ruling. In fact, I see it as more of a defeat. If the courts legislate moral decision, will the courts also stand before God at judgement day to advocate our individual choices? Absolutely, I believe in the protection of life of the unborn. That’s not why my heart is so burdened.
I am also certainly NOT standing on the side of anyone’s right to take a life, whether it is a fetus, adult, or elderly person. But, I believe we have so politicized the issue and placed so much energy into protecting the voiceless, we have missed so many opportunities to witness and share the Gospel with those who perhaps need someone to give them love. I fear we often have chosen to stand in our hubris self-righteousness and proclaim the goodness of God to advocate for the unborn, while we ignore the hurts of the wounded adult facing a scary life decision.
Has the Church really won with the Supreme Court decision? Have we been doing all we can to show love, grace and mercy as our Messiah showed us? Are we welcoming to others into our congregations without judgement and per-conceived opinions based on how someone looks or dresses? If I am not showing true love and concern for others that might show them a desire and reason to get to know my Messiah, how can I gloat in a victory that I’ve somehow saved a life of a child? Perhaps if I had been more loving and caring, the mother of that child would have seen hope in giving birth.
Believers need to carefully examine their hearts. Taking a victory lap now is disgusting – when we as a body have miserably failed with sharing the good news of salvation with those who need our Messiah. We want people to come “pre-cleaned” into our sanctuaries and congregations. We are uncomfortable with the flaws that we see in others, while we often ignore our own filth and refuse to believe we are flawed ourselves.
A day of reckoning is coming and we need to be prepared. There are billions of unborn people who are walking by us every day that we can actually save from eternal death – and it won’t come through legislation or Supreme Court rulings. It comes with a personal decision each of us has to surrender. There will be no Republican, or Democrat, or Supreme Court justice standing for me when our Messiah returns. It will be me standing and answering for my own actions and decisions.
Beyond the personal heart-challenge I’m wrestling with, I believe this new court decision has altered our opportunities as a body. We will see new oppression and violence. Those who are content to gather in the mega-comfort of a congregation and feel they have done their true service to God by sitting in a pew for an hour, may find the birth pangs a little more difficult going forward.