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Question: I was wondering about the money I have been saving to buy the things we will need to survive but am I supposed to buy coins? And will my cash paper money be no good? Is September a good idea to go up north out of the city?
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Diane, thank you for the question and how it appears that the Spirit moves (for the audience both of these questions came in before the news about Iran).
Are you saving your money now with the intent of buying the items you need during the Tribulation? If that is what you are doing, I do not think that is a good idea. I would purchase the things you need to sustain your household today. Perishables can be vacuum sealed and stored away. There are plenty of YouTube videos that will teach you how to properly seal your food. You do not need to spend thousands of dollars on freeze dried goods, etc. If you have the money to spare and you want too by all means go for it.
It seems pretty certain to me that your cash will be no good when Satan is on earth, there will be a new system in place and cash could very well be a thing of the past. It almost is today. Always have a little cash on hand for emergencies and never keep all your eggs in one basket. Meaning, I personally would not keep all of my funds in an electronic account. When Satan shows up you can kiss that electronic currency good-bye as you will be locked out of the account unless you worship meaning accept Satan and you are not going to do that. You are going to ensure you have enough oil in your lamp and you are going to stand with our Father.
You could buy some silver bullion, look for 99.999% pure. You do not need to buy any special or rare coins. We are not concerned with making a buck, we are concerned with preparing for the lowest cost possible and no one is going to care that you have a rare coin when Satan shows up. You may not even be able to use that silver to trade with, but I would set a little aside anyway.
As for going up north, if you have a second home and things get really bad where you live then ask your Father for direction and consider it. But if you are heading out into the wilderness I do not know if that is such a good idea. Most people could not survive a few days. Without shelter, food and the necessarily skills to hunt and live in the wild most would end up dying painfully. As for September, no one really knows when things will finally go south. They sure seem to be heading that way now, but we will have to just watch and see.
Preparing Our Households for the Tribulation
Question: Hi my questions concern the time of Tribulation….. I can’t completely wrap my head around the mark and the ability to buy or sell. So should we keep our jobs as using those earnings would be accepting the mark, correct? Does it apply to only cash money or would it be any kind of “money”, credit, direct deposits & virtual money? I know we can use silver or gold or barter. Should I remove my name from bank accounts, property or any credit accounts? I should understand this but I just don’t want to mess up.
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Chris thank you for the question and hang tough you are doing real good. It is quite obvious you love our Father and I know that makes Him very proud to call you one of His sons. Let us make a quick side trip, please turn your Bible with me to,
21 “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.”
Now those are comforting words. Let us now get back to your question.
We have a study I think you should read titled, “Mark of the Beast Revealed“. This study is located under the “Bible Studies” tab at the top of our site. I will recommend some additional studies at the bottom of this answer.
Keep your job if you need too as long as it does not entail you pledging allegiance to Satan and his government. Remember, Satan does not have 100% control of the world until the middle of the Tribulation when world leaders turn over the entire show to him (Revelation 13:5). The mark applies to anything that bears allegiance to Satan. Yes, keep some silver and/or gold on hand in case we are able to trade. Silver would be the better option and small amounts as well so you do not overpay. Remember, if you have the opportunity to trade be very wise, do not let it be known what you have or how much. Do not worry about removing your name from bank accounts, property or anything else. When Satan’s government is absolute they will remove it for you or block your access.
We are going to be hated by the entire world, but that is fine by us because we will know what hour we are in. We have nothing to fear, we have the Living God on our side who can deliver us from the fiery furnace and from a den full of lions (Daniel 6:16-22). We have the Living God who sets up kingdoms and who removes them (Jeremiah 10:10, Daniel 2:21). We have the Living God who has already sentenced Satan to death (Ezekiel 28:16-19). Satan is nothing more than a pathetic dead man walking, we have the victory through Christ never ever forget that!
Please turn your Bible with me to,
16 “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:”
Who causes the people of the earth to receive the Mark? The Dragon of verse 11 who is Satan himself as Revelation 12:9 will document. Satan will cause the people of the earth to accept this spiritual mark through deception, by the signs and wonders he will demonstrate on the earth in the sight of men (Revelation 13:11-13). We have thoroughly documented all of this in our study, “Mark of the Beast Revealed“.
17 “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”
Why? You cannot take part in a government that you are not a part of. We will not accept nor worship Satan, so we will not be allowed access to this system which is fine by us. God’s Word has fortold us all things and they are becoming clearer by the day.
One final note that is worth mentioning is 1 Corinthians 8:1-18. We know idols are nothing, there is only one God and Satan is not it. If we are given food or some item from someone who received it from Satan’s government and there are no strings attached then use it for your family. Remember, all of the accounts in the Bible are examples for us in these end times (1 Corinthians 10:11). The Israelites were in captivity many times and those who stood by our Father were always taken care of.
The Saints and Their Role in the Tribulation
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