The End Times: Are you prepared?

Written January 8, 2009 at 4:29 pm & Revised March 14, 2015

For some time now the topic regarding the "End Times" has been troubling my spirit. Many have been taught that saints or believers in Jesus Christ would not have to experience the Great Tribulation during this period or the hardship will be minor in comparison to those who believe not. Some believe that the natural disasters that will occur on the earth will only affect non-believers and the saints will be caught up or raptured to be with the Lord before the events occur. However, I have a different understanding. Most of us can admit that the signs of the return of Christ or the "End Times" are more visible than ever! Even scientist and other philosophers believe that a massive destruction will occur, it's only a matter of time. Many dates predict when these things will happen or the coming of the Lord, but Jesus said, "but of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only" (Matt 24:36). The love of many is waxing cold because of the False Prophets or false teachers, so many hearts have been hardening regarding the message of the gospel and the truth which make many receptive to lies. I think most of us can or will conclude that we are in the last days count down to the end. Will we be ready or prepared for the things to come? (NOT just spiritually ready, but naturally and emotionally prepared for the events that will take place upon the earth) I believe that Jesus shared this information with his disciples regarding the signs that will take place (Matthew 24) so that his people won't be ignorant of the things to come. Please note that the conversation occurred over 2,000 years ago and it's time to prepare for the changes in our environment, climate, finances, and freedom. The life of ease as we know it will be a distant memory. It is good to preach about prosperity, but not even money will spare us from the floods, earthquakes, war, fire, pollution of water, and food and water shortages that will plague the earth. Some will even have to flee for their very lives. Will we be ready? 

If you are not a believer, then you must first believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. After that, you believe that he came, lived, and died for your sins. Make a choice to follow him, repent of your sins, and receive him into your heart. You must make a public declaration by sharing your decision to follow him, and seek to be baptized for the remission of your sins. During this time you should seek God with your whole heart and prepare to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. When you receive God's Spirit, the Holy Spirit will follow with many signs and one of which is the evidence of the speaking with other tongues, as the Spirit of God gives the utterance (Acts 2:4). Pray that the Lord lead you to a church where the Bible is being taught, lived, and preached. 

Let us spread the truth as we continue to live, love, and prosper. Let us continue making the necessary preparations spiritually as well as naturally for the unfortunate events to come. Will we be ready?

Please read: 

Matt 24 (Jesus answered the question regarding the sign of His coming & the end of the world) 

Matt 25:31-46 (Here are some of the things we must do in order obtain life eternal and avoid everlasting punishment) Rev 22:14 

I Thess 5:1-8 (Watch & Be sober) 

Search the scriptures.

What should we do to prepare? 

I'm in the process of inquiring about compiling a manual that consists of meeting places, contact information, how to pack an emergency kit/care package with flashlights, batteries, first aid, getting devices that we sustain us during a crisis, storage of non-perishable food, water, and clothing, etc... 

Check out Preparing for the Great Tribulation page on Facebook for more information on how to prep.

God bless