I read an article on another website today that I’m going to give you a link to. (Your patience will be rewarded.) I’ve read some other posts on this site and have found that the author carries some things a bit further than I would, but I believe that this article about 25 things to do before the economic collapse hits is dead on.
Jesus provided a description of the Last Days in the Gospel of Luke 17:26-27. He said, “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.”
Now I wasn’t around in the days of Noah, so I can’t speak from personal observation, but it sounds like what Jesus was saying is that it was “business as usual” for the world at large, even though a warning was issued by the only man in the world who took God at His word and got prepared to survive the coming disaster.
We are living in a “business as usual” world. North Korea has been threatening missile strikes on America, South Korea, and all of our allies. (Do we still have any allies?) While this is happening, the stock markets in South Korea and the U.S. continue to inch upwards. The financial markets are bullish on the future! Rank and file citizens continue to be more concerned with entertainment than survival. “March Madness” is just over. Now we can focus on opening day for the baseball season. Or we can obsess about our favorite celebrities.
Business as usual. We’re not thinking about our impending future. We’re not concerned about Eternity — either with God or without Him.
I believe that God doesn’t bring this type of disaster upon the earth without giving people a chance to prepare for it. The first item of preparation is to be reconciled with God. Without that piece of business set right, all other preps are just temporary shelters. But then we need to equip ourselves, like Noah did, with what we’ll need to ride out the storm. And we need to get the word out to others.
Amos 3:7 says, “Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.” Hmm. I guess that makes me one of the prophets. Go figure. You want to be one, too? Then get the word out. First about Jesus (Revelation 19:10b — “For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus.”) and then about the signs of the times. If you want to know more about being saved, check out this article.
OK, here’s the link I promised you. It doesn’t take long to read, but it is sound advice. 25 Things To Do Before the Economic Collapse