For a season, the topic of preparing for what’s to come, whatever that may be, was burned so deeply into my soul that it kept me awake some nights. It was more than preparations for my heart and home. I worried about “them”, all the people who don’t see what’s heading our way, especially unbelievers. People I know and love are picnicking on the tracks while a fast-approaching train is headed their way. I see the smoke off in the distance, but they don’t. I have been telling anyone who will listen that the rapture will happen sooner than most imagine and that the landscape of our world may be a little different before that happens, but most just nod their heads and humor me. There’s something about the human brain that would rather put aside those things unfathomable, especially the idea that our nation may continue to change and become something none of us have ever seen in our lifetimes.
Get your house in order was a phrase that drove me during that season, one I knew was the Spirit’s leading to have what I needed in case difficult times come. I had no way of knowing then that we would live on provisions purchased considerably lower than today’s inflated prices once my husband lost his job of thirty years. God saw what was around the corner and provided.
At one point, while I was stocking an extra pantry space with the assumption that we might have to someday help our parents or extended family, it actually became a point of anxiety-filled activity where I bought a little more than I needed. That stint of anxiety has now been replaced with the peace of knowing God has my friends and family. And good has come of it as I’ve been in the position to give that extra food to people who need it.
I don’t know what’s coming, but I don’t see much good on the horizon until we hear that trumpet blast and see graves burst open before we all are caught up. (More on the pre-tribulation rapture of the church here.) If anything, I see only difficult days ahead. My husband talked with a man recently who had just gotten out of a five-year prison stint. He remarked about those of us who live in the world to which he’s just now returning, “You are all the frog in a boiling pot.” More so than we do, that man sees the drastic changes in the current world from the one he left.
For us, it’s happened little by little, day by day, so we’ve embraced, or maybe digested is a better term for how we’ve learned to accept the not-so-subtle move toward what “they” call the Great Reset. Each day another freedom is removed. Each day another despicable deed is called normal. We who desire to live life based on God’s Word and principles are hated and marginalized just a little more each day.
While it’s possible we may see a temporary national reprieve, it’s unlikely with how far the enemy has brought us. Rest assured; this nation will never be what it once was, socially, economically, or spiritually. Maybe food shortages won’t be that noticeable prior to the rapture. Undoubtedly, though, it will be escalating social and economic decline. Whatever does come, I know first hand how God provides for us and that He leads us in how to wisely prepare for whatever we’re faced with.
If you seek truth and look beyond what you’re spoon fed by the mainstream media, you will find these possible threats looming:
- Continued escalating food prices and shortages
- Material goods depleted and skyrocketing in cost
- Financial collapse and destruction of the dollar
- Cyberattacks on our financial institutions
- Loss of freedom and liberty to an ever invasive and controlling government
- A sooner-coming-than-you-think digital currency that will monitor our spending and lead to governmental control over our money
- Digital IDs which will contain an individual’s digital currency, vaxx status, etc.
Because all of these are still possibilities prior to the rapture, I don’t regret stocking up. I do regret that brief time it was more driven by anxiety than wisdom, but I learned from it. Now, all these months later, I still believe that it makes sense to purchase a little extra each time you go to the store. Just begin where you are and proceed wisely. Simple storm preparedness would suggest you have at least two to three weeks of food and water on hand. Once you reach that mark, you can decide how to proceed and set realistic goals for your family.
Ultimately, I’ve come to conclude that if I have more than I need when the rapture comes, the Lord will use it to feed His tribulation saints once we’re gone. If that thought tugs at your heart, check out the Prepare a Sanctuary section of this site as a guide for some things you can have in your home when our rapture evacuation comes.