Friday, May 23, 2008

Preparing With the Wrong Attitude Could be Fatal

A group of Christian survivalists were discussing how that many survivalists talk about defending their supplies with force. Here's my take on that:

"Personally, I believe that many of those who are preparing with a wrong attitude will either have an attitude adjustment courtesy of the Lord or will find themselves one of the dying masses.

The Word says: "The wealth of the wicked is layed up for the righteous". I don't necessarily think that's monetary wealth. In a world gone mad, "wealth" is going to be food and supplies that will enable one to survive. So, without the Word of God to stand on and "overcome", survivalists, despite huge arsenals, caches and retreats, will succumb to the same judgments as the unprepared.

Without knowing and standing on Psalms 91 where it says, "no pestilence shall come near thy dwelling" even the most prepared will be destroyed by biological and chemical weapons, rampant disease and plagues.

If we as Believers are preparing for any purpose but to be used by God to minister to the lost and hurting (including Christians who did not prepare) then we could find ourselves running out of supplies very rapidly. However, if we've only got one box of food set by, a box of bandaids and a box of matches, and yet have the attitude that whoever the Lord sends will get whatever help we can give, then like the loaves and fishes, there will be enough to go around.

We had better believe in miracles because this is going to be a time of signs and wonders, and not just on the enemy's side. If we look at what God has done in the past we'll get a very good idea of what He will do in the future, because He "changes not" and "is the same yesterday, today and forever."

Therefore, if he provided water in the desert, manna from heaven, protection for the Hebrew boys in the firey furnace and closed the lions mouths, then we can expect to see those same kind of things again.

I believe that there are going to be Believers who will walk out of cities that have been nuked...without a bit of radiation (smell of smoke on their clothes) or burns. (Hebrew boys)

I believe that Believers are going to see times when they are directed by the Holy Spirit to stand still even though the enemy is coming. Even though they are in plain sight, those seeking to kill them will walk right on by, being "blinded" to their presence. (lions mouths closed)

I believe that for some Believers that are captured by the enemy, will walk right on out of their prisons as the angels of the Lord open the gates and lead them out (Paul and Silas in jail). The key here will be to be doing what Paul and Silas were doing...singing and praising the Lord!

I believe that a can of soup and a packet of crackers will serve 20 people just like a few loaves and fishes fed several thousand...with enough left over for seconds.

Finally, I believe that every miracle described in the Bible will be seen again as Believers begin to operate in the authority of the Word of God, the Name of Jesus and the Power of the Blood.
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