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There is talk these days among many Christians, who are awake and alert to what is really happening, regarding “prepping”. They are buying water filtration systems, chickens and chicken coops, canned goods, buckets of freeze-dried food and other non-perishable items, guns, ammo and some are even discussing going “off the grid”. Why? In order to survive the evil that is coming, from the planned New Zealand martial law of October 1st to the dreams of Pastor Dana Coverstone being fulfilled this October and November, to even that of famines because of “created” food shortages (like here in the U.S.) and real droughts, horrendous fires, unusual cold weather, devastating flooding, and locust plagues in the rest of the world.

Though it is always wise to lay aside food and water and other necessities in case of a natural disaster or other unforeseen events (I and my family have done this for years), and though there are stories like Joseph’s in the Bible as well as the ant of Proverbs 6, Jesus no where in the New Testament eludes to stockpiling food or preserving oneself from end-time events. Actually, Jesus speaks against the concept of stockpiling.

In Luke 12, Jesus tells a parable about a man who built bigger barns in which to store his plentiful harvest, in order that he might rest from his labors and “eat, drink, and be merry.” Now, this is not the heart of “preppers” today. But, the lesson Jesus wanted us to obtain from this passage is applicable. Let’s look at the lesson Jesus wanted us to take from this parable.

22 Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. 23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds? 25 And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 26 If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith? 29 And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. 30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things.”

And in the Lord’s prayer, Jesus taught His disciples to pray in Luke 11 and Matthew 6, “Give us this day our daily bread.” Did you notice the word DAILY? Furthermore, when Jesus in Matthew 24, Luke 17 and 21, as well as Mark 13 talks about what is going to unfold at the end of the age just before He returns, He never once says, “store up for yourselves food in order to survive.” Come to think of it, the book of Revelation does not instruct us to do so either, nor Daniel nor Zechariah nor Joel. Furthermore, Luke 17:33 reads, Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it.” Please, take a look at the context of this verse. Jesus said this in the context of end-time events. Jesus is instructing believers to not be like Lot’s wife whose heart was still tied to “living” in this world.

So, then, why are Christians worried when Jesus told them not to be? I can think of 2 reasons. The first and very big reason is this: times are beyond scary for those who are awake and seeing what is coming on the earth, and many Christians think they are about to embark on an unwanted journey into the Great Tribulation (Jacob’s Trouble). The second reason is this: they either don’t know or have forgotten what Jesus said. Thus, we must take a look again at what Jesus said.

I am not going to get into the debate about whether or not we as Christians are going to go through the Great Tribulation or not. Whether we are or not, Jesus has commanded us not to worry nor be afraid, and to not be concerned with preserving our lives. This is for real.

Before going on, I need to address one more thing. “Preppers” will say that they are not worrying, they are concerned. They are not worried but are being proactive. First of all, being concerned is being worried; it’s just a term that is more palatable than worry. Second of all, to proactively prepare with food and water and so forth is deemed a good thing and even wise, but I must remind you that in spite of this being wise it is still not what Jesus instructed us to do. He did not want our focus to be on preserving our lives or thinking about what we will eat or how we will survive. It’s quite clear from what He said, that He wanted us and wants us to be focused on His Kingdom coming, on His will being done, sending out workers into the harvest field, being counted worthy, and of His SOON return, whether at the beginning, middle or end of the Tribulation.

Jesus has told us a multiplicity of times that He will provide for our DAILY needs. And He warns us in Luke 21:34 to “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap.” Jesus just concluded all that He’d been saying about the Day of the Lord. He pointed out signs in the heavens, on the earth, in the nations, and people being overwhelmed by what they are seeing. Finally, He addresses the listeners and tells them to watch or pay attention to themselves and what they are doing lest their “hearts be weighed down with carousing and drunkenness and cares of this life” (vs 34).

So, what does this mean? The Greek words in this sentence basically convey to us that we are not to be overwhelmed or worried or consumed in our thinking and actions by the “cares of this life” as the day of the Lord draws near. It is not necessarily referring to actual drunkards, but rather, to those who are inebriated in their minds by thoughts and emotions that dull and render them inoperable. It speaks of heavy oppression or being given a headache by disordered, discordant minds consumed with worry about things over which we have absolutely no control. Like Jesus said, we can’t even make one more hair grow on our head. So, why do we think we can help ourselves?

What is coming on the earth is overwhelming. What is coming on the earth is beyond our control. What evil man has been planning at the direction and inspiration of the demonic is horrendous enough, and we cannot even begin to prepare for it. But, let me remind you that what God is planning will be their checkmate and is beyond fathoming.

I will end with what Jesus said in Luke 21:28. “28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Look at that! Do you see it? After Jesus has said that people are going to faint from terror and lists all sorts of craziness that is going to shake this world and those who live here, He says, “STAND UP” and “LIFT UP”. Think about that. Let it sink in a bit. Let the Holy Spirit quicken your spirit with those words. Essentially in the Greek what is being said here is to get up from a bowed down position into a position of poise and elation, with your head held high.

So, dear Christian readers, when we see things BEGIN to take place, and we are seeing them, then we are to rise up with our chins up because we know that our Bridegroom is coming soon. This is the “prepping” that Jesus wants us to do. To “stand up” and “lift up”. Jesus did not tell us to run. He did not tell us to hide. He did not tell us to store up food. Our focus is to be Him, not self preservation. Our focus at this time, the time right now when evil is laying its new world order foundation and all hell is beginning to break loose – where masks are the new normal and churches have voluntarily closed their doors and social distancing signs are everywhere and gangs roam the streets in the guise of protests and talk of forced vaccinations vex our ears – our focus is to be on the coming King of kings and Lord of lords! And when a king is about to be announced upon entering a room, everyone in that room rises up in acknowledgment of his crown, and all stand at attention in the presence of the king. This is the exact opposite of the world’s response to what is coming on the earth: cowering in fear, ducking for cover, scrambling to hide, and running away in panic. But, Christians are to arise, for our King is about to make an entrance. We are not called to be crumpled over in worry–that’s the world’s part to play. We are not even called on to tell everyone that the sky is falling. But, what Jesus does say to do is to get up from our crouching, crumpled, lowly position, to get up from our knees, to throw back our heads in complete confidence and elation, for our redemption –Jesus Christ– is drawing near!!! Hallelujah!!! Maranatha!!! The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come!”

In Christ,

Holy Light Ministries

Below is a more recent article from May 2022

Famine, Economic Collapse, Prepping, and What Christians Are To Do

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