To me, that question is a no-brainer. Why would the Lord warn the last generation of His people about the tribulation, if they were not going to go through it? Some respond by saying that we don’t have to prepared for the tribulation because we will be raptured. I personally believe that the rapture is a false doctrine. Most church generations never even heard of it until it was concocted by some Catholic Jesuit a few centuries ago.
So why do I believe that we should prepare? Well, it looks to me that we may very well BE that last generation. The Apostle John’s revelation suggests that during the reign of the Anti-Christ, unless we accept the mark of the beast, whatever THAT is–we will not be able to buy or sell. Anyway, money is going to continue to loses its value and the remnant may have to survive by stocking up and bartering with each other.
Other’s of us say, “Well, I don’t have to prepare because the Lord will provide for His people supernaturally.I certainly know that to be the truth. When I was unemployed in the 70’s, I’d find money laying in the street and food in my refrigerator that I didn’t put there. So I personally know about the supernatural provision of the Lord. However, another way that He “provides” is by warning His people ahead of time to “stock up.” Remember Joseph in Egypt? Remember how God warned him of the 7 year famine and told him to stock up grain while it was still available? I believe that the supernatural power of the loaves and fishes miracle that manifested in the Lord’s earthy ministry will be available to His people who must “go through.” However, miracles operated according to the will of the Holy Ghost. I can’t plan on a miracle.
Recently, I have had 3 spiritual reminders, the last one was a very clear dream. One day, we are going to look up and the electricity will be down, the water will be contaminated and the supermarket will be closed. How and why does this happen? I don’t know. I just saw that it WILL happen. We just had Hurricane Irene pass through my town and we were warned for a few days before she hit us. I was blessed to have been sitting in a spot where Irene passed like just a rainy day. However, just a block away, power was down, and a few miles away was devastation that people are still recovering from. One of the things I did not like was that I said to myself, “Better go get a flash light.” Well, they were ALL gone, from EVERY store.
Irene provided me with my personal sign. Prepare ahead of time!!!! Also, Irene is my middle name and the name of my beloved grandmother.
In my latest book, “the New Idolatry,” you will find these words:
“I perceive some basic principles that can be gleaned from an exploration of how God delivered His people out of the hands of Pharoah to understand how He will also deliver the remnant elect out of the hands of the Antichrist when He opens the 7 vial and the 7 seal judgments outlined by the Apostle John in the book of Revelation.These judgments or plagues are listed in the 8th chapter: earthquakes, the sea becomes blood, 1/3 of the creatures of the sea die, 1/3 of the rivers and waters are contaminated, darkness with 1/3 of the light turned off of the moon, the sun and the stars, locusts that torment the unsaved for 5 months, and 1/3 of men killed by war. Endtime plagues certainly bear noticeable similarities to the 10 wonders that came upon Egypt, ie. the contamination of water, weather disturbances, death of sea creatures, darkness, and death, with God’s people being protected.”
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