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Preparing Our Households For The Tribulation

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Preparing Our Households for the Tribulation
Preparing Our Households For The Tribulation

God has made it abundantly clear, we are to prepare for the Tribulation. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ told us the Tribulation would be like the Days of Noah. Noah did not begin constructing the Ark when it was raining, he spent untold years building the Ark, preparing for his tribulation. Further, we know, “all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come”, (1 Corinthians 10:11).

Before we start our Bible study, let us ask our Father for wisdom and understanding of His Word, in Jesus Name amen.

Do not let anyone tell you preparing shows a lack of faith. Preparing shows God you are adhering to His Word, and taking what He said seriously. God told us to prepare for the Tribulation. We are going to document that, and then we will discuss preparation from a physical, mental and spiritual perspective.

“By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.”

Hebrews 11:7

Prepare For The Tribulation

This is why we should prepare for the Tribulation.

Mark of the Beast

Please turn your Bible with me to,

Revelation 13:17
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.

Mark” means “a badge of servitude”. The Dragon from verse 11 brings about the Mark of the Beast, and the Dragon is Satan, (Revelation 12:9). Accepting the Mark of the Beast means a person perceives Satan is God, they willingly accept his “badge” and “serve” him. In reality, Satan is the false messiah, the Antichrist we have been warned about.

The whole world will fall for this grand deception, all except for the Saints who are Sealed, (Revelation 13:3-4). They will understand Satan is not God despite his many miracles, (Revelation 13:13-14). This means the Saints do not accept the Mark of the Beast which also means, they will not be able to “buy or sell” during the Tribulation, (Revelation 13:17). So they know to be prepared ahead of time thanks to God’s warning.

Do Not Twist Jesus Words

We should remember Jesus words, but not twist them either.

“Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on.”

Matthew 6:25-34

While we can take comfort in these words, Jesus was more speaking to the point of our daily life struggles. Some people are always worried about tomorrow and the problems it will bring.

We should ensure we do not turn Jesus’ words into an excuse not to prepare for the Tribulation, and do not forget about 2 Thessalonians 3:10,

“For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.” 

No one should expect a free plate, that is not what Jesus was talking about in Matthew 6. God expects everyone that is physically able to work. God expects everyone physically able to prepare for the Tribulation, to the extent of their ability, and their finances will allow.

Observe The Tiny Ant

Turn your Bible with me to,

Proverbs 6:6-8
6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

7  Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,

8  Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

God is telling us to observe the tiny ant, which has no guide or ruler to tell her what to do. She simply uses common sense to prepare for the days when she will have no food. So she obtains food for her family while she is able, and while the food is available. Even though a rainstorm could destroy everything she has in a moment.

Proverbs 6:9
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

Sluggard” means, “slothful” and “indolent” which means “wanting to avoid activity or exertion; lazy”. God is quite literally calling us lazy if we cannot get off our duff and prepare as the ant does. Prepare for the days when you will not be able to “buy or sell”.

Do not wait for a special sign to prepare, the signs are all around us, now more than ever before. With few exceptions such as the severely handicapped, we are all capable of preparing in some fashion if we put our minds to it.

Proverbs 6:10
Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

Instead of observing the signs and preparing for what is to come, some would rather relax, sleep, and let the Lord do all the work. That is not how God works. We can depend on Him, but we must do our part first.

Proverbs 6:11
So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

God is telling us, failure to prepare like the ant will bring “poverty” which is the state of being “destitute”, just as one that “travelleth” which means “wander”. Their poverty will be as a homeless person wandering about the streets.

Their “want” which means “impoverishment” will be like an “armed” man, which means a man with a “shield”. We are talking about a wandering impoverished man attempting to defend himself. Friends, a weakened man cannot make a stand with that shield.

When we put this all together, God is telling us to prepare for the days when we cannot “buy or sell”. Otherwise, we may end up as an impoverished man, unable to defend ourselves; physically, mentally, and spiritually.

We Should Always Be Prepared

To the best of their abilities, wise people are always prepared for emergencies. Wise people do not allow themselves to be compromised, no matter what the emergency may be.

So we can properly understand this, we are going to recall past examples, and unexpected events so we know how preparedness helps us endure.

Over the years, there have been several chemical spills in our waterways which rendered drinking water of entire communities unsafe. Those who had proper water filtration systems in place, or “water purifiers” were essentially unaffected by the crisis. 

Those who live in cold climates typically have extra food and water on hand in case they are snowed in, or the power goes out. They also have generators to restore power and keep blankets in their car in case their vehicle breaks down in severe weather. Failure to do this in some environments may cost you your life. These steps of preparation are common sense for these people, just like the tiny ant.

I do not want anyone to forget about catastrophic storms such as Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans and the surrounding areas were decimated by that storm. There were riots in the streets, robberies, rapes, and murder. The wise had firearms and necessities to protect them from becoming a statistic, and they made it through the crisis much easier than many other people.

To show how the best plan can be laid to waste. The government declared Martial Law in the region, and illegally confiscated the firearms of law-abiding citizens preventing them from protecting their home and family from criminals. Your take away, always have a Plan B.

Now during COVID-19, many were unable to purchase the items they needed as store shelves quickly ran dry due to mass panic buying. Yet, for those who were prepared ahead of time, it was not even an inconvenience as they already had what they needed.

Now we will talk about physical, mental, and spiritual preparation.

Physical Preparation

Physical preparation will consist of water, food, medicine, fuel, and shelter. Everyone’s situation will be different, adjust accordingly. This is only a base for you to start thinking about your preparation steps.

Water

The human body can only survive 3-4 days without water, so water storage and filtration should be at the top of your list.

We have a “Berkey water filter” that works great. You can quite literally pour swamp water into the canister, and drink the resulting purified water all without power. These affordable water systems are used in third world countries to purify water for drinking. There are many other types of water filters from straws to water bottles to cleanse water from various sources.

As for water storage, “water barrels” and “water bricks” are a great way to store large volumes of water. Sitting water should always be purified before drinking though. To be more mobile, you can also store water in juice and other similar containers. Never use milk jugs to store water, they leak over time.

However, you can freeze milk jugs filled with water. This doubles as a water source, and will also keep your food cool during a power outage. Not to mention, they make great ice blocks for summer camping!

Food

There is everything from freeze-dried food, canned goods, and dried goods. Freeze-dried can be expensive, and the food typically leaves something to be desired. We have done well with regular canned goods. Initially, we bought a little more each time we went shopping, and over time, we had a good-sized inventory of items.

While all food items have a “best by date”, these are only recommendations. There are plenty of studies out there that document the food is good far beyond that date. The only exception I have found is acidic items like tomato products (sauces), and acidic fruits. They actually take on the flavor of the can when you go past the best buy date. You do not want to eat that, and always make sure to rotate your stock so your food stays fresh.

If your budget allows, the LDS Food Storage program is an excellent way to obtain large quantities of food that lasts anywhere from 15-30 years. The food is already canned and boxed up. While it may cost more upfront, this is a great “get it and forget it” method of preparation which prevents waste from expired food.

You also have your standard dried goods like beans, rice, and oats. Very cheap, but they should be vacuum-sealed to ensure the bugs do not enjoy your preparations. They will certainly get the rice and oats.

Do not forget about treats like dried fruits. If it comes down to it, you do not want to be stuck eating the same thing day in and day out. Having a treat will go along way to help you and your family maintain your sanity.

Cooking

Now that you have ensured you have food preparations, you need a way to cook it. If your utilities are turned off, you can use your camp stove or barbecue. Just remember to have charcoal, lighter fluid, or a charcoal starter, matches, and/or propane. As a note, propane lasts just about forever.

Barbecues can both be used to cook food on the grill, or in a pan over the flame. You can also cook with wood, if the old timers did it, so can we!

I do want you to remember, if you are in an emergency situation, barbecuing food for hours with heavy seasoning will certainly attract unwanted attention. Save the seasoning for the end, and make cooking a quick task, not a drawn-out process.

Fuel & Light

Always keep a sufficient amount of fuel in the tank of your vehicle, never allow it to run too low. If disaster strikes, you may not have another opportunity to fuel up and leave the area. Once we were evacuated from our home during a fire, had we not had enough fuel to get to town, we would have been stranded in the middle of a raging forest fire. You can never be too careful.

If you are in a position to use a generator, ensure you have propane if your generator is capable, and if not, consider converting it. It’s a pretty simple task. 

That brings us to lighting. We have always been big fans of candles and oil lamps. The oil lasts forever, just ensure you have matches and plenty of wicks. Sometimes we turn these on just for the luminous. Keep in mind, we are talking about preparing for the Tribulation, a lit window from the outside may attract unwanted attention.

Physical Preparation Summary

Remember, we are discussing living through the entire Tribulation. The point of preparations is so the Saints do not break and accept the Mark of the Beast. We do not need three square meals to accomplish that, we are only trying to survive. So size your inventory appropriately.

A good way to calculate how much food you will need is to use the “serving size” chart on the back of food labels. This will help you appropriately portion control, and size your inventory for you and your family. We believe the Tribulation will be five months factor that into your preparations. However, Christians may also need extra to survive a future global financial collapse as well.

Never forget about toiletries and hygiene products. Sanitary wipes are also good to help clean up. Some people need medicine for their health, if you cannot stock up on certain medicines, see if there are alternative medicines that can get you through that time.

Do not forget about cash, and gold and silver (.999 pure). I once had a buyer who asked if they could pay in silver. I gladly accepted. We may be able to barter during difficult times, I doubt it, but leave the door open.

All the preparation in the world will not help you if you do not have a roof over your head. That is also something to think about, have a Plan B if you can. We obviously cannot cover every single aspect, but we should cover what we can.

I realize some people will not be able to prepare due to finances. If all you can afford is your next meal, it will be very hard to prepare. In those rare cases, talk to God about this as everyone should. Then prepare to the best of your ability, and trust Him to handle the rest, but do your part first.

“But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.”

1 Timothy 5:8

Now we will talk about the two most important aspects of preparation, mental, and then spiritual.

Mental Preparation

It is one thing to talk about the Tribulation, it is quite another to truly comprehend what it will be like to live through it, and understand how our life will be changed by it. At some point, there will be two difficult periods of time ahead. 

  1. Before the Tribulation, the entire world will go through a financial collapse. That will lead to the restructure of governments bringing about a new world order. This will be the fulfillment of the Sixth Kingdom.
  2. During the Tribulation, the people of the world will now be taken care of by the government of Satan. Only the Saints who are Sealed will face trouble until Jesus Christ returns.

Let’s talk about it.

Before The Tribulation

As we said in this original article from 2015,

It is very probable that we will have an economic collapse on a global scale and probably Martial Law in our country before the Tribulation. 

We are beginning to experience some of this now in 2020. Any future global financial collapse will be a planned event. During that event, everyone will go through a difficult time, financially, and or otherwise. You will need to ensure you are able to provide for your family then, just as today.

I suggest everyone consider their surroundings and ask themselves:

  • Are your neighbors friendly? 
  • Do they understand the idea of being prepared?
  • Do they know the Lord?

If the answer is no, and they show no signs of interest, then do not draw attention to yourself with talk of preparation. Otherwise, during a crisis you make yourself a target affecting the personal safety of your entire family.

Remember, you may have to defend yourself and/or your family from people looking to take advantage of you.

Are you mentally prepared for that?

If not, you need to change that right now. This is sound advice even for today, at any moment you could become the victim of a crime. Christians should know how to defend themselves through the use of physical force and/or weapons.

During The Tribulation

Once the Deadly Wound is inflicted upon the sixth kingdom, it will be healed by the appearance of Satan who will claim to be God, (2 Thessalonians 2:4, 8-9). The Tribulation now begins, and the people who may have been suffering before this event, will no longer.

The Bible makes it clear, the whole world will worship Satan who they perceive to be God due to the miracles he will perform, (Revelation 13:3-4). This means they have accepted the Mark of the Beast which enables them to “buy and sell” in Satan’s government.

On the other hand, the Saints who are Sealed will understand Satan is not God, (see: The Epic Battle Of The Saints). So they do not accept Satan’s Mark, as they are Sealed with Jehovah’s mark, (Revelation 7:3-4). This means they will not be able to work, much less “buy or sell”. They will effectively be locked out of the system, and whatever monies they may have had in the system, will be under the control of Satan’s government. This will also certainly alert the government to who has, and who has not accepted the Mark of the Beast.

For the Saints, life will now become even more difficult than it was before. They not only need to make it through any financial collapse, but they must now make it through the Tribulation without the ability to “buy or sell”. The Saints will have to rely on the resources they stored away, and God during the most difficult time in world history, (Matthew 24:21).

A time when the globes 7.7 billion inhabitants will be against them, not to mention the 200 million wicked angels that Satan brings with him, (Revelation 12:9, 9:3, 5, 7, 9, 16-17). The physical, mental, and spiritual problems of the Saints will escalate to levels no one has ever experienced before. 

Can we even begin to fathom the amount of physical, mental, and spiritual pressure that will be placed on the Saints for making such a stand?

Danger During The Tribulation

Jesus told us, when Satan who is the Abomination of Desolation stands in Jerusalem, (Matthew 24:15),

“Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains.”

Matthew 24:16

Jesus was plainly telling us, do not be in the vicinity of Satan when he appears. While the whole world will believe Satan is God, only the Saints will understand his true identity making it dangerous for them as public outcry will increase and call for their persecution.

We can also find a great example in Matthew 5:25, while not directly related to the Tribulation, Christ explained we should “be well minded” around our enemies. Know your enemy, know what you can and cannot say around them, (see: Do We Agree With Our Enemy During The Tribulation?).

Remember, they beat and then crucified Jesus Christ for standing against the religious institutions of the time. All throughout history, and even today Christians are beaten and killed for their belief. It is more than possible the Saints will be in danger of harm from the general public for their belief.

Just remember, Satan nor his angels will be able to physically harm the Saints who posses the Seal of God. That would be the 144,000 from the 12 Tribes of Israel, not to mention the “multitude” from Revelation 7.

Turn your Bible with me to,

Revelation 9:4
And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

Stated plainly, Satan and his Locust Army of 200 million angels can only symbolically harm those who do not have the Seal of God. This completely documents for us, the Saints will not be physically harmed by Satan and his army. Jesus even told us, when the Saints are brought before kings and rulers for a testimony, not a single hair on their head will be harmed, (Luke 21:18).

We should also remember what transpires when Christ appears.

Matthew 24:31
And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

The Saints are the Elect, the 144,000.

Revelation 14:1
And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.

Revelation 14:3 provides us with even more detail,

“The hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.”

The Saints will be redeemed from the earth which means they persevered through the entire Tribulation, they were not killed. Instead, they stand with Jesus Christ as they overcame!

“But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled.”

1 Peter 3:14

Spiritual Preparation

Spiritual preparation does not have as much to do with our overall knowledge of the Bible as some might think. Personally, I feel most of the Saints, the 144,000 along with the “multitude” will not be those who know every detail of the Bible.

Instead, they will be those who have the most heart for God, those who can endure persecution, those who are void of their own pride, cares, and ego, (Colossians 3:12).

God Selects The Least Expected

I would like you to consider the 12 Disciples for a moment, several of them were fishermen, and one a tax collector. Do you honestly believe they knew more about God’s Word before they were called by Christ than the Pharisees who possessed the very scrolls?

Before the Disciples encountered Jesus, their job was to take care of their families, while the job of the Pharisees was to take care of God’s House. It certainly did not turn out that way though did it?

Instead, Jesus called plain men, fishermen who answered the call and became known as His Apostles. Due to Christ’s sacrifice, they went on to forever change the world, (Matthew 4:19-20, Luke 6:13).

Then we have Saul (who became Paul) who was actually an enemy of God, yet, Saul was converted on the way to Damascus by Jesus Christ becoming the writer of most of the New Testament, (Acts 9:1-6). Another unlikely candidate.

We could even point to Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar who came to know God, and even penned the fourth chapter in the book of Daniel. We could name many more unlikely candidates, but that is sufficient for this example.

The 144,000 will no doubt be those we least expect, those who respect their fellow man, those who place God before themselves, and their own will and ambitions. Those who place God before all else.

One thing is certain, the 144,000 and the “multitude” of Revelation 7 will ensure they are spiritually prepared by placing on the whole armor of God as Ephesians 6 explains. They will ensure they not only have oil in their lamps, but plenty in their vessels so they can endure throughout the entire Tribulation, (see: The Oil Of The Ten Virgins).

No matter what, spiritual preparation begins with God, and never ends.

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”

Romans 8:31

Final Thoughts

When Satan appears on earth claiming to be God, everyone will still be in their flesh body. The change in bodies does not transpire until the True Christ returns at the 7th Trumpet, (1 Corinthians 15:52-54, see: What Is The Difference Between Our Soul And Spiritual Body?, The Two Bodies).

That means there will still be the sick and old. The Bible does not explain how Satan will speak against these obvious facts, but rest assured, he will have an excuse and convince the world to believe his lie.

As we draw to a conclusion, the Tribulation is all about spiritual warfare which will have very real physical, mental, and spiritual consequences. The Bible tells us the Saints will work together, and some of them will direct others during the most difficult time in world history, (Daniel 11:33-35, The Epic Battle of The Saints). At the Midst of the Week, the Saints will be joined by the Two Witnesses signifying the release of the Fifth Vial which increases the destruction of Satan’s kingdom, (Revelation 16:10)

God Can Provide

We should prepare for that day, we should prepare for the Tribulation from a physical, mental, and spiritual perspective. We should also remember, no matter how much preparation we do, God must be #1 on our preparation list. Without Him, we will fail no matter what we have done in advance.

If we become persecuted during the Tribulation, Jesus advised, “when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another”, (Matthew 10:23). Elijah provides us with a great example of this. After Elijah cursed king Ahab, God told Elijah to flee to “the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.” There God provided for Elijah. Not only was water provided, but the “ravens brought him bread and flesh” day and night, (1 Kings 17:1-6).

When the brook ran dry due to the drought, God once again provided for Elijah telling him to go to “Zarephath” and ‘a widow woman there will sustain thee’. Due to the famine in the land, the woman only had enough meal to bake a couple of cakes. Yet, God told Elijah “the barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail”, and it never did, (1 Kings 17:7-16).

God provided for Elijah, just as He promised to provide for the woman in the wilderness during the Tribulation, (Revelation 12:6, 14).

When you are with God, He is with you, He will provide, He will see you through. With God, all things are possible, and we have the victory through Christ, (Matthew 19:26, 1 Corinthians 15:57). It is assured. The Saints will overcome, the Saints will obtain the Kingdom, and reign forever with Jesus Christ, (Daniel 7:13-14, 18).

But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.”

1 Peter 4:7

Revised: 5-22-2020

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  1. I am surprised that foraging isn’t talked about…if you live anywhere near forests, fields etc. There will be an abundance of free natural food all around you…I have several books on foraging and a book too put out by the Dept. of the Army Field Manual FM 21-76…that shows you how to survive out in the wild from building small shelters..foods you can eat in the wild…hunting setting traps how to dress a large bird or animals so you can eat them…first aid is in the book too…I myself make and take colloidal silver…you can make it with a nine volt battery in an emergency but I am making a lot of it to have on hand…it will fight off any single cell plague that is going around and you can purify water with it too…you wont get food poisoning because it fights that too…all we can do is all we can do…what if a tornado earthquake or hurricane hits our home? What if we are robbed by others? Answer God our Father is in control He has a job for us to do and I believe no matter what happens just like the fallen angles that will be here the good angels have to be here too to even the playing field out for us. I have printed studies too and tapes with a small cassette player so I can listen to Bible studies ….hope this helps someone.

    • I caution everyone about colloidal silver. There is a right way and a wrong way to make it. If you make it wrong or take to much you will end up permanently with blue skin. Debbie mentioned a 9v battery, that is fine, but to much of a charge will create to large of a particle and your skill will turn blue and it will never go away. No what you are doing or don’t do it at all. It is easy to learn, take the time to learn how.

  2. Thanks for sharing! So what if you have no place to store 5 mths worth of food and water?

    • No problem Sid, thank you for reading. We all have different circumstances and we will have to adapt our plans to those circumstances. Do what you can, the best you can, and God will take care of the rest.

  3. How can we store up food? Even if one could find the space and money to store 7 years worth of food and water, what about your house? If you stop the payments the bank will take it will they not? Making payments on your house is part of the system. What about luke 12:24-26? I struggle greatly with this and want to do exactly what your saying hoards tons of stuff but in reality unless you have land payed off with a house payed off your screwed. Even at that pay property taxes on it would still be the beast system wouldn’t it?

    • Thanks for the comment David. Remember, Jesus explained the Tribulation has been shortened for the Elect’s sake, (Matthew 24:22). I believe the Tribulation was shortened to five months.

      We certainly do not know what the laws will be like moving forward. We do know they will be oppressive to those who stand against Satan. Looking at the laws today, it takes some time for someone to be evicted from their apartment or have their home foreclosed on.

      As we learned from the ant, she prepares. Her home could be wiped out by a rain storm at any moment, but that never prevents her from preparing.

      • Thank you very much for writing me back. I have so few people I can talk to about this, may God bless you for what your doing here. I do disagree though about the tribulation being shortened, I still believe it’s 7 years long but to the elect only with it be shortened by 5 months. I do see where your coming from thought if you don’t go to work today God isn’t going to feed you. It’s just difficult and seems it’s never ending as what you could prepare for. What’s your thoughts however if you go to federal prison and stand trial for 10 days (church of Smyrna) should we accept the food they bring? Or starve ourselves for those 10 days? Any insight on Revelation 12:14, I would assume the woman is Israel what’s your thoughts on it including anyone of Chirst? Thank you again, so few I can talk about this with.

      • Hey, we thank God for it. Remember David, Jesus said “those days shall be shortened” the days Jesus was talking about was the Tribulation. It is shortened for everyone, as everyone will go through the Tribulation. There are some great parallel’s to the five months. Noah’s flood lasted 150 days which is also five months, and what did Christ tell us?

        “As the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” – Matthew 24:37

        Concerning preparation, do not overthink it or go overboard is my thoughts. We really do not need that much to survive and God will be there for those who stand for Him.

        With respect to your ten day example. I can tell you if I was locked up, and they offered me some chicken wings, I am going to eat those wings and ask for some hot sauce to boot. Remember, Satan is coming in peaceably and prosperously, (Daniel 11:21). He wants to look like a good guy, and he will play that role. If the cell guards wanted me to worship Satan or pledge allegiance to Satan in order to eat those wings, then I would certainly pass on that meal.

        Welcome to the site David, you will find plenty of us to talk to about these types of issues.

  4. I am so grateful for your article and I plan to share it. We are newer Christians and have only in the last week learned of the post-trib rapture. I have a question though….. Do you believe it is possible for any of us Christians to make it all the way through the 7 years to the rapture?

    • Hey Mistie, and welcome to the Christian family!

      You know, the Tribulation is all about God’s People being here on earth to make a stand against the Antichrist. So there is no rapture. That is a very unfortunate false teaching. We have two studies I would love for you to read.

      The best advice I can give to any Christian, especially a new one, is to be a Berean and check out the Scriptures for yourself, (Acts 17:11). Never listen to what someone says without verifying it in the Bible through prayer.

  5. I so appreciate and am thankful for this article and the many many comments/advise about the tribulation. I would like to add the following;

    As Americans we are so used to abundance in food and every comfort imaginable. If u look at the majority of countries worldwide, they don’t have this abundance. Many people around the world shop daily for their meals. Thus, what does this mean? Will they all be subject to antichrist??

    We have all been raised with the idea of “more than enough”. I know this firsthand as working with wildlife and being inundated with calls. The majority of first questions is ” what can I feed them to feel better”. The answer is nothing. They not like us – don’t need to eat to feel better

    I’m making this point as I think as we prepare we don’t need to plan for 3 square meals a day, just a sustainable amount. Look around, I’m sure a lot of us could stand a 6 month period of eating less.

    I also suggest searching and researching the web for natural herb and supplements for those that are concerned about prescription meds and not having what they need . Now is the time to prepare!

    Besides all the great ideas and advise given, I am a big fan of hydrogen peroxide It’s cheap and u can use it for a multitude of purposes

  6. I suggested this topic to Brandon as, through my communications with those of like mind, I found that some were lacking or just plain not in a position to prepare. I’m glad that so many have benefited with Brandon’s advice. And I want to emphasize to all of you that if your Father sees that you are doing what you are able to do, He will see you through this time ahead. I say that will full faith and confidence in our Father. I just wanted to add a couple of things…If you’re looking for items that are hard to find, try lehmans.com…These folks are Amish and have lived off grid for hundreds of years. They have many items that could help out. Also, I would suggest everyone have a shortwave radio. You can buy these relatively inexpensively. None of us can possibly predict how everything will play out…We may have internet access, we may not. We may have electricity, we may not for a time. You can buy a battery powered shortwave radio and keep up with the news of the day for not a lot of money. Our Father will provide if he sees us having the faith to believe that His Word is true. All of you are in my prayers daily. May YHVH bless you all!

  7. This sounds good and different from what the church has been taught, my question is that I need strong pain killers which I can only get by by doctor every two months so there is no way able to prep for these

    • disqus_wndk3uXSYP

      February 23, 2016 at 9:22 AM

      Sharryn I am in the same boat sort of. I’ve lived with severe chronic pain for over 20 years that has been untouchable by any pain pills except one and now it has quit working. God is good we have to look to HIM.

    • Sharryn, we can only do what we can do. I suggest trying to find alternative options for your medical needs. Check in with your doctor, maybe they can provide additional options that may help.

  8. Marianne Mazzenga

    May 28, 2015 at 4:09 AM

    Can you tell me your thoughts on the RDIF microchip.

    • Marianne, thank you for the comment. RFID is used all over the place these days, there is nothing to fear. It is simply more technology. Think about it for a moment, most people have a smartphone these days which already has the ability to track people. Even the older style phones are capable of doing this.

      I have used RFID in past jobs, it is certainly not the devil. As I update this comment here in 2020, today many are concerned about Bill Gates inspired vaccine. That is not the Mark of the Beast either.

      The truth of the matter is the Mark Of The Beast is accepting Satan as God. Remember, Satan will appear claiming to be God, he will not claim to be Satan. Those who are deceived by this, accept the Mark of the Beast.

  9. Thanks Brandon. I really enjoyed your study and have now read it over several times. Very, very wise subject to read, understand, and “do”. Being prepared is always good advice; especially in being spiritually prepared for Satan’s power plays he will perform against God’s elect. I’m betting on that enormous pressures will be placed on all who oppose him and his beast government system. God sent Cain(Satan’s child) out of his home and made him a fugitive and a vagabond upon the earth. Reread Gen.4:10-14. I would not put it past Satan to treat God’s children in this same fashion. Our bank accounts will be frozen, and maybe even our houses taken away from our ownership. And those who rent their living quarters, forget about it! Satan will use every means at his disposal, physical and spiritual, to force God’s elect to “surrender” to his will. So you might think about hiding away some of your stockpiled supplies someplace hidden. However, don’t worry, for it is written in Ephesians 6:10, which is just before we put on our gospel armour; Paul writes, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.” If we have total faith in God and His ability to provide; He will never leave us or forsake us. We are in Him and He is in us. Let us, therefore; abide together not in fear as some do, but in the peace of mind that is given to us by our comforter.
    Remember, God will provide and help guide us just as he has done for us RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!
    And finally, a special thanks to you Brandon, may God continue using you as He sees fit. God bless to all.

  10. As we all plan for the tribulation and a one world governmental monetary system – think about our country the majority of people that depend on the government to suppy them with food, clothing, housing, medications.. How easily will these people be deceived or “buy” in to a new world order?

    • The point I think many tend to miss is that Satan does not appear claiming to be Satan. Satan will claim to be God, (2 Thes 2:4, 9). The whole world will believe that (rich or poor), and they will worship Satan when he displays miracles before the entire earth, (Rev 13:14). That will prove to the world he is God, but it is a lie. Do not forget, Satan will appear with his angels, (Rev 12:9). Together, they will claim to be God and His Kingdom. We have an entire Bible study series on the Tribulation called, The Timeline of the Tribulation. I hope you enjoy it.

  11. Thank you so much for this study of preparation for the tribulation. You are spot on. The spirit in me resonates with every thing you wrote. God bless you! Susan

  12. This study is so encouraging. Thank you!

  13. It makes me so sad that so many American Christians have fallen for the false doctrine of the pre-trib rapture. They will not be preparing as they should. Many will lose faith, etc when it does happen. As it has been stated, the signs are all around us.
    Thanks for a great article. I will share with many!

    • It is sad, it can be partly be blamed on the church for not teaching Gods word properly to Christians, but God did give us the bible to study, so we will not have anyone to blame but ourselves. Everyone, please encourage your family and friends to study the bible for themselves to allow God to impart the knowledge HE wants you to know.
      Do NOT be the one taken ist. The rapture theory is satans last trick to fool humans into losing their souls to satan.

  14. Matthew 6:25-34King James Version (KJV)

    25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
    26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
    27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
    28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
    29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
    30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
    31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
    32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
    33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

    • Hey Mel. Christ was not telling us to give up and do nothing. I guarantee, if you stop going to work you will have no food or roof over your head. That is also contrary to what we learned in 2 Thes 3:10.

      Remember, God have us the example of the ant. He explains how even she knows to prepare for the days when there will be no food. We can apply that to our life today, and looking forward.

  15. Emery Richards

    March 20, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    If one does the ENTIRE will of God for us, including fleeing from man made false religion, and draws to Jehovah, He will draw close to you. Stop being part of the world, for if one loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. In doing these things, and becoming one of God’s Earthly organization, one can be protected during the tribulation and final battle. Otherwise, you’re toast.

  16. Excellent outline, Brandon! I feel as if there are folks out there who needed to hear these words, I feel that very strongly. You did an excellent job, gave me some things to think about. I prepare as best I can with what means I have. I feel that if we each do that, Father will bless that and see us through and provide us with what we need. Exciting times we live in! Some would say frightening times, but our Father is in control. Praise YHVH!

    • Well said Jack, and I agree. We have updated this study in 2020 to provide more information. There are plenty of examples in the Bible of God preparing for those who had nothing. If we stand by God through thick and thin, I know He will be there for us.

  17. Help those who laughed at us for preparing? I DON”T THINK SO!!!! I have NO intention of giving up what we’ve worked to get for over a four year period. They are just going to have to deal with it on their own. Do NOT think for one minute that your “so called” Christian friends wouldn’t come and take what you have at the point of a gun. I’m prepared to deal with that scenario! They are only nine meals away from acting like the other hordes that will be in the street. It’s almost too late to prepare as things will start to get VERY ugly by October. You’re on your own when it comes to this situation.

    • Thank you for the comment Boxer, but you missed the entire point. If someone refuses to worship Satan, they are your Christian family, period. You have no idea why or how they ended up at your door step. Maybe they did prepare too, but were ran off their estate. Keep that in mind.

      I would not set any dates though, now it is 2020 as I update this. I have been hearing people say things were going to get dicey for years. Just stay in the Word, and watch these events come to pass.

    • “what we’ve worked to get for over a four year period”? That sounds rather selfish for a Christian born-again believer. I give God the credit for putting it upon my heart to prepare, not only for my own house & extended family, but those who will be in need. Sure, I’ve become a laughing stock of my family, but every one of them has told me that they’ll come to me if (when!) it does happen. God will get the credit then & He’ll get the credit now while I’m preparing. Remember, God bringing wrath upon the world by making the seas, lakes & streams turning to blood, the sun turning to darkness & such is to show mankind that life comes from Him. All your prepping with food & water will not save you; how you live is the test.

      • Thank you for the comment Jerry. I wanted to make a note about the “born again” thought. “Born again” stems from John 3:3 which is a mis-translation. Look it up in your Strong’s Concordance. “Again” actually means “born from above”. Everyone on earth is born from above which is Heaven.

        Unlike

        the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. – Jude 1:6

        The Fallen Angels in Noah’s Day became fallen when they left Heaven, and came to earth impregnated woman creating giants. That is what we are talking about in this Scripture.

        As for the waters, we know those are symbolic.

        And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. – Revelation 17:15

  18. You need:
    Food 6 to 12 months worth.
    Water Filter.
    Medical Kit.
    Sleeping Bags for each member of your family.
    Guns and ammo to protect your family.
    This is the bare minimum, if you want a chance of your family surviving.

    • Food-grade bucket (5-7lbs), mylar bag, 2000cc oxygen absorber, beans or rice or whatever, heat seal, close lid and store room temperature. The food can last as long as 20+ years. This is the cheapest way to get the maximum amount of food for your bucks.

  19. Brandon, I not familiar with your belief so just asking … do you follow that Matt. 24 and Rev, 6 are the same events with the seals being the tribulation or do you follow the train of thought that the tribulation ends at the end of Rev.?

  20. As we prepare, we must remember that many will need our help, they will need to be shown charity and the love of Christ. In preparing, we save small liquid creamer bottles, small water bottles, etc. so that when the guacamole hits the fan we can hand out bottles filled with rice. Also, we have been thrift shopping/flea marketing/yard sailing to find things like travel size items, band-aids, unused toiletries, etc and stockpiling those items to make small care packages. Storing items that are good for trading is also wise.

    Our situation in this country will change quite rapidly and the globalists are moving very quickly to please their boss (satan). Some people say, “I’ll wait and see what happens, I’ll just wait for that one big thing to happen and then prepare.”. What people sometimes fail to realize is that “one big thing” will be the LAST thing and then it will be too late.

    Love one another, encourage and make ready. Keep those lamps full of oil and trim your wicks. Midnight is nearing. ; ] See 2 Timothy 1:7 and Psalms 91

  21. Thank you for this study, it was encouraging yet “eye opening”. I have started but realize I need to continue my stocking up. Thank you for explaining the extreme difficulty that the Elect will be faced with because knowing this ahead of time will help prepare the Elect mentally. If it happened today, I’m not sure I would be prepared mentally, physically or spiritually but I know what I need to work on. I also know our Father is in control and He will protect the Elect just like He did with Daniel in the fiery furnace.
    Also, let’s not forget our pets…..set aside some food for them too?

  22. That was awesome Brandon! Though some of us may already be privy to most of this preparation…How so?….

    Mark 13:23 “But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you ALL things.”

    We just need to stay in His Word! It is certainly good to have a current written reminder by one of God’s faithful servants as well! Thank you for helping us keep the *Watch* and showing brotherly love in helping others prepare for the coming tribulation of Satan. We are quite aware that God/Christ will neither leave nor forsake us. It is written. Blessed reassurance!

    However, He has given us the gift of common sense and grey matter…do our best to prepare, and TRUST God for the rest….is what I get from this message!

    May God continue to lead, guide and direct all those who seek to stay in His Truth!
    Thank you for this great work! Thanks for your dedication and labor of love in His Service ‘B’!
    We really appreciate that!

    May God continue to bless you, your family, and all those who continue to stay in His Truths!

    Happy New Year!

    Ooops! I thumbed myself up in error! Seriously!

    • EyeonGod, you are very welcome. Christ has definitely foretold us all things. That is why we must continue to study so we understand what He told us, and how it applies to our lives and the future. Not to mention to help those who have yet to open the Book.

    • I thumbed you up again! You’re always so positive anyway EoG.

      • Thank you for your kind sentiments Connie! Just keeping the faith and full Armor on and in place, while we await our *true* King of kings and Lord of lords! We count our blessings for Him opening our eyes and ears to His Truths….no Greater Love!

        May God continue to bless you and all who stay faithful to the end!

        Ooops! Did it again! That *Edit* button seems to *move* sometimes! :-) I hit the vote up in error instead! Just one of those days, I guess! I’m embarrassed!

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