Is Prepping Biblical? Should Christians be prepared?

Should Christians be Prepping. How far should you go?


A closer look at Prepping and in particular Prepping as a Christian. Is Prepping Biblical? Should it be done, if not, why not and the reasons why you should, backed up by many instances throughout the Bible where some form of Preparedeness was expected. This is not a scare mongering article but it is designed to give you a jolt whether you are a Christian or not and is a back up article to a recent video featuring myself giving an introduction into the world of Christian Prepping. This is a follow on from the previous article entitled "Is it worth Prepping for  Disaster" I feel very strongly we are coming into a significant period of possible developments over the coming months as mentioned in the Rosh Hashana article. I hope I´m wrong on this.

The idea for this article was drummed up after bumping into a fellow UK Christian on You Tube who is starting to Prep for what is coming. He says the time to start is now as in "immediately" and is filled with the same urgency as many others I have come across, including myself. He´s setting up a Christian Community and is sorting out locations, provisions and the rest as a just in case scenario. But he´s getting moving now and he´s got the same feeling of dread that I have that has only surfaced the last couple of months.

With Angela Merkel saying to people in Germany, you may want to stock pile emergency supplies by a certain date (in relation to a possible Terror attack) and Obama saying something similar like "be prepared for a disaster" (in relation to the Hurricane season or maybe more) and changing his stance on the prepping community?, people are starting to wonder, is this just politician speak or is it something more. When two of the most prominent world leaders start talking like this you realise you may want to start making some sort of basic plans yourself, at least in the prepping arena just in case. The response in Germany to the Merkel announcement is not being taken seriously. In the US maybe more so as Hurricane Katrina and Sandy are still fairly fresh in peoples minds. My response is just think Venezuela....that´s enough to get anybody Prepping pronto.

How do you Prep as a Christian?

But how do you do Prep if you are a Christian? This article will take a look at what is "Christian Prepping", does it actually exist, should we as Christians actually be Prepping or should we do as the Bible says and when the time arrives assume "Put your Trust in the Lord" and that "The Lord will provide" and rely on the Pre Tribulation Rapture to airlift us Christians to safety just before the Tribulation begins. In short is Prepping Biblical?



My definition of Christian Prepping.

Christian Prepping is being prepared for the End Days both spiritually, mentally and physically and with the basics, a location, food, water, medical supplies, survival and practical clothing and some form of shelter. More on these later. The Book Of Revelation has been around for two thousand years or so, all Christians should have read it, so there is no excuse for not being prepared.

A few words from me on Christian Prepping and what could be possibly heading our way. Just one of many scenarios.



How is Christian Prepping different from normal Prepping.

Normal Preppers will either specialise in prepping for one type of disaster scenario, or multiple scenarios or as many as is humanly possible. Examples would be a massive asteroid hitting earth, nuclear attack, chemical Warfare, national or economic collapse, EMP attack, military invasion, terrorist attack, hurricane, earthquake, massive tsunami or other natural disasters, a major pandemic even an alien invasion.

They will anticipate these scenarios, have a plan, location, equipment, logistics, power, shelter and will have forms of self defence including knives, guns and ammunition. Many will be doing this in a military style and plan to either go it alone or to form a group or communityin advance with others and have practice sessions. They are on permanent standby just like a Fireman and take what they do very seriously.
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Christian Prepping is going to be a bit different. If you are preparing for the End Days, you have the Bible that gives you a bit of inside information on what is heading our way and the warning signs that we are getting close. Being a Believer you will have a powerful ally in the form of God and Needless to say if you are in daily Prayer you will be getting some form of guidance from the Lord in some shape or form.

The Basics
This in my opinion and from personal experience is the basics of what you will need and it will not cost the earth. If it's a SHTF scenario, society is going to take quite a few steps backwards, it will not be recognisable. Forget Gucci, Prada & Michael Kors, Starbucks, McDonalds and Air Con and Central Heating and think more Practical, Survival and Military style thinking, but with obviously a Christian bias. I think Christian Prepping is split into three categories. Spiritual, Mental and Psychological and Physical.

The Spiritual Aspects:
We have known for many years via the Book of Revelation, via Daniel, Isaiah, Jeremiah and especially Matthew what signs would appear when we approach the End Times and the Last Days before the return of the Messiah. It´s all there in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. Me, personally, I´ve noticed I´m praying more, reading the Bible more (especially End Times passages) and Dreaming more (some bizarre dreams, some I may share on You Tube you never know). So spiritually as far as I´m concerned I´m right there, but that doesn´t mean that a certain amount of preparedness is not required, I am getting that message very strongly. So Spiritual preparedeness is the No1, the Lord will be your shield and guidance but he will want you in no uncertain terms to prepare just like Joseph in those plentiful times for the famine that will be heading our way in Tribulation form. If the Rapture comes, especially Pre Tribulation all well and good..............but if it doesn´t come Pre Trib, you need to be spiritually prepared for what is to come with a Joshua style mentality otherwise you are going to hit some major problems.



The physical aspects:

Level 1 Prepping The Christian Prepping Level

This is not an exhaustive list, plenty more can be added and may be added in the future so keep coming back, but this below is a good starting. I have most of below in some shape or form. A word on locations, make sure you have 2 or 3 and even better 4 or 5.

Location. Elevation 1000ft plus away from Towns and Cities. You will not want to be in an urban environment when things kick off and people start freaking out and going into panic mode, believe me you will not. Be near a water source, not right on top of it but near enough. Woods and Forests are best for concealment and shelter and provide material for fires and shelter.

Food: Rice, Peanut Butter, Tuna, Milk Powder, Super Noodles, various dried food. Cooking utensils, army mess tins are good

Water: This will be like Gold. Learn how to creat your own source. Find a running water source (much better than still). Think Purification. Filtration and plenty of water containers. Know how to make a natural water filter. Otherwise you will be boiling suspect water which is a hassle.

Medical Supplies: Get a ready made kit (available everywhere and cheaply on Ebay) or better make your own. see Patriot Nurse on You Tube for details. She´s a love or hate type but she´s got the knowledge. Go on a Medical shopping trip with her here CHEAP Medical Supplies! DOLLAR Tree Shopping!

Shelter: Tent or Tents better than a camper van. Sleeping Bags, couple of roll mats, 4 x 3m tarp, rope. Axe and Shovel and Saw handy for making shelters and firewood  from local sourced wood. Boot Sales...repeat Boot Sales.... do not buy new!

Clothing: BACKPACK essential. waterproof breathable winter coat (doubles as a pillow), hiking boots (decent), waterproof breathable over trousers. Avoid denim takes ages to dry when wet, woolly hat for winter, gloves. Best colours are Black, Grey, Blue and of course Green. Avoid Camo, could cause you more problems than you expect and  gives off the wrong signals.

Heat and Light: torch small (remember batteries), learn how to make a fire, fire rod for creating sparks (a few quid on ebay). Unleaded or multi fuel stove avoid the Camping Gaz ones they are useless in winter, canisters will be in short supply anyway. " gallon or 10 litres of unleaded would last for months.

Backup Power: solar power charger for mobile, batteries, foldable solar panel with usb and other common connectors. If you decide to go 18th Century then this will not apply.

Transport: Sturdy mountain bike, cheap on eBay, vehicles will become useless as fuel becomes scarce or non existent. Get a budget toolkit, spare tubes, lock and puncture kit and spare tyres. Oil and grease. Again these will be in short supply or non existent. Get bike rack.

Communication : some sort of walkie talkie radio. Mobile networks and anything grid like in nature will probably be down and for some time.

Defence: Golf club, baseball bat or learn martial arts. Bow and arrow you can make yourself but arrows designed not to kill, only in a hunting animal situation.

Extras: KNIFE get one of those multi tool penknife´s and if you can get one a 6 inch knife or similar, not for defence but it´s an invaluable tool for many uses. Cigarette lighters, bleach (handy for many things), Newspapers (extra insulation. toilet paper, firelighters and makeshift towel), electrical tape from poundland. Extra strong black bin bags. 10L plastic containers for food storage and burial. Washing up liquid (multiple uses)

This is what I call Level 1 prepping and is something I think the Lord would want every Christian to do. Most of these things if you are in the UK you can get from Poundland or similar or Argos or Ebay. A good place if you don´t mind secondhand are Boot Sales. Will save you a fortune especially with outdoor gear and tents and camping gear.

Level 2 Prepping Advance Level Preparedness

This is getting beyond what I think most Christians need to do and I think should be avoided. It´s not the Christian way.

Here's some examples

Radiation suits, Pandemic style suits seen during Ebola outbreak, infra red vision, breathing apparatus, Gas masks, Buying or Leasing Inside Mountain Bunkers, Rifles, Shotgun, Handguns, machine guns, grenades , bazookas, swords, machetes, all terrain vehicles, flame throwers. You get the idea. This shows a total lack of faith and a turning of the back on the Father, if us Christians were to adopt such tactics.

There is a saying "those who live by the sword die by the sword" which ties up with this Bible quote

Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
Matthew 26:52

Something to take on board but that doesn´t mean you can´t have a deterrent and some form of defence. A golf club achieves that effect.



The Mental and Psycholigical Aspects:
Are you mentally prepared for this Tribulation that is most certainly coming our way. Are you prepared for a Pre Trib Rapture to not happen Pre Trib. How will you cope with mass carnage and destruction, people in panic mode and freaking out, martial law, pandemics, worthless money, empty supermarkets, riots, looting, modern day society gone back to the dark ages, no twitter, facebook, instagram, no power, no internet, no fuel, water shortages, food shortages, no TV or radio and no safety. How would you cope with power blackouts and no light at night time and all the sounds of a modern world have ceased. Could you sleep at night?

These are just some of the things you may want to start thinking about TODAY, look at the world we live in today and see how cocooned and protected we really are. We don´t have to hunt for food and kill it, don´t have to grow it or bake it, supermarket shelves are always well stacked, most diseases are pretty much under control and technology has made communicating with the other side of the world a 1 second affair. How would you cope when all that is suddenly removed? We are just 72 hours from Anarchy!



Summary.

If the Rapture comes Pre Tribulation then this post is pretty much worthless but if it doesn´t come Pre Trib, I think it´s something to take on board. Take the following actions as listed above and you are in a strong and confident position to head into this Great Tribulation head on with a Joshua "bring it on" mentality . With the Lord looking over you it will be a winning combo. You will also be able to not only help yourself but be in a good position to help others in these coming trying times.

Carl Gallops on the interview above comes up with a good scenario where Christians who say "The Lord will provide" just use it as an excuse to not prep at all, put their head in the sand and when disaster strikes realise they have nothing...... knock on a fellow Christians door who does believe in the Rapture BUT has prepared, stays in their house and gets fed and lo and behold... The Lord has provided?

Isn´t it better to be the prepared Rapture believing Christian rather than the non Prepared knocking on the door Rapture believing Christian. I know which I would rather be.

As you hear from Christians everywhere, we are in the Season but we do not know the day or hour.............but we are getting close!

There may be a second part to this article in the future looking at more advanced Prepping including the pros and cons of communities. To finish here´s somebody that says the complete opposite of what is being said here and is in the Pre Tribulation Rapture camp. Form your own opinion!



To counter that argument you may want to check out my previous post on Monks, Hermits and Anchorites especially watch the Agafia video, she´s living proof of what I´m saying here. I take more notice of her than somebody on You Tube, but again form your own opinion.

Some Christian Prepper people to give you further insight into Biblical Prepping including Zion Prepper You Tube, OffgridSurvival.Com and PreparedChristian.Com

Bible Quotes:

Luke 21:36
36. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Hebrews 11:7
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.

Matthew 24:36-37
36. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37. But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Matthew 24:42-43
42. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
43. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

Mark 13:33-37
33. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
34. For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
35. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:
36. Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
37. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

1 Thessalonians 5:4-6
4. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
6. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

Jeremiah 38:2
Thus saith the LORD, He that remaineth in this city shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence: but he that goeth forth to the Chaldeans shall live; for he shall have his life for a prey, and shall live.
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