There is a Kingdom that has always been, and will always be. It is found in the heart of Jehovah God who has no beginning or end. He lives in eternity, and rules over all that exist. Before time began, before you were born, God had an eternal purpose for your life. The only way to find and fulfill this eternal purpose is through a relationship with The Eternal King, Jesus Christ. This blog is about The Eternal King and His Kingdom. It is about how you can be part of His Kingdom by having a relationship with Him, and fulfilling His eternal purpose for you.



(Understanding God’s Judgements Part 5)

As He walked among the multitudes He talked about what it meant to follow Him and escape the judgements of this world.  While Jesus was sharing He spoke these words, “You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.” Luke 12:40 NLT   As He was preparing for His crucifixion He told His followers, “now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.” Luke 22:36 NLT   The Message translates it this way, “This is different. Get ready for trouble. Look to what you’ll need; there are difficult times ahead. Pawn your coat and get a sword.” Luke 22:36 The Message   

In our previous messages we talked about what it meant to be spiritually ready to survive God’s judgements.  An ongoing relationship with God The Father through Jesus The Son is the key to surviving any catastrophe that comes our way.  If everything we have is truly surrendered to Him, we will be prepared to leave it all on a moment’s notice, and go where Jesus tells us to go.  The early church in Acts 8 had to do that.  The apostle Paul also had to do it numerous times.  God does not want us to be unprepared to leave on a moment’s notice at the leading of His Spirit.  His instructions to His disciples in Luke 22:36 make that clear. Being ready to survive disasters requires not only spiritual, but physical and material preparation.

Each person must seek God’s wisdom on how to prepare.  His instructions to us may vary depending on our circumstances and calling in The Lord.

Here are some of the things we have learned about physical and material preparation from the difficult times we have faced throughout our lives.  From our experience PRAYERFULLY PREPARING FOR DISASTER INVOLVES:

1.   GROWING TO KNOW GOD.  Learn to hear His voice.  Only He can tell you what you should do.  He will tell you whether to leave or stay.  If He tells you to leave, He’ll also tell you where to go.

2.    BEING READY FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF LEAVING IN 5 MINUTES OR LESS. Here are some things to consider.

        A.  HAVING AN EMERGENCY PACK that you carry with you all the time.  This pack is designed to help you survive an emergency for 3 days until help arrives. It should contain the following:
Should weigh 10lbs./4.5kg or less

Bible (Small)
Blanket (Emergency Survival)
Documents (Include Family contact list with names, addresses, phone numbers, and Email addresses.  You also need copies of important personal documents such as; passport, driver’s license, medical coverage, etc.)
Emergency Poncho
First Aid kit (Small)
Food (Protein and Energy bars for 3 days)
HAM Handi Talkie or hand held CB radio
Knife (Swiss Army Type)
Medicines & Vitamins
Tissue & Handi wipes
Underwear (1 set)
Water Bottles (1 Liter Plus Filter Straw)
Whistle (Emergency type with matches and survival supplies inside)

         B. HAVING A SURVIVAL PACK ALSO KNOWN AS A GO PACK OR BUG OUT BAG.  This pack is designed to help you get through the first 3 days after an emergency and survive indefinitely if the system totally breaks down. Placed where you can get to it quickly if needed.)
Should weigh 50lbs./22.5kg or less                              

Bible (Small)
Binoculars (Small)
Clothes (2 complete changes) plus Emergency Rain Gear
Documents (Including Family contact list with names, addresses, phone numbers, and Email addresses.  You also need copies of important personal documents such as; passport, driver’s license, medical coverage, etc.)
Flashlight and Head Lamp
First Aid kit (Small)
Food (Protein and Energy bars, and ready to eat food for 3 days)
Gloves (Preferably Leather)
HAM Handi Talkie or hand held CB radio
Knife (Swiss Army Type)
Lighter (Propane)
Medicines and Vitamins
Mess Kit
Money (Minted silver coins are a good alternative to paper money)
Multi Tool  (Hatchet, shovel, hammer, saw combo)
Radio (Battery, Hand Cranked, and/or Solar Powered)
Sleeping Bag (Emergency Survival) and air mattress (small, insulated)
Tent (Small 5lbs. or less)
Tissue & Handi wipes
Water Bottles (1 Liter Plus Filter)
Weapons (Pistol, Survival Rifle, and/or Sword or Machete)
Whistle (Emergency type with matches and survival supplies inside)    
Wood Stove (Small, Hand Held, & Portable)      

 3.  THINKING ABOUT TRANSPORTATION.  If you have a vehicle DO NOT let the gas tank get below 1/2.  Try to always back into the place where you park your car. This will allow you to leave quicker if there is an emergency.  BICYCLES are usually a good alternative means of transportation.

 4.  HAVING A PREDETERMINED PLACE where you feel God wants you to go in case of disaster. Make sure all family members know how to get there.  Family members should carry a piece of paper with the name,  a map, and address of the place they are to go. Also contact information, phone numbers, email addresses, etc. of other family members.  PLAN YOUR ESCAPE ROUTE SO YOU WILL AVOID MAIN ROADS. They will probably be too congested in an emergency.

 5.  MAINTAINING AT LEAST A THIRTY DAY SUPPLY OF NON PERISHABLE FOOD AND GOODS.  Keep it in a container or trunk you can grab on a moment’s notice and place in your vehicle. Rotate the contents every 3 months.

6.  MAINTAINING A CONTAINER OF CAMPING EQUIPMENT that you can grab and place in your vehicle on a moment’s notice. This container should include tents, air mattresses, air pump, sleeping bags, cooking utensils, etc.

A SMALL WATERPROOF CONTAINER that you can grab on a
moment’s notice. This container should include deeds, birth 
certificates, passports, insurance papers, Wills, Powers of Attorney, bank documents, etc.

AND OTHER THINGS AVAILABLE.  You may want to include this
in the things you pack.
 9.  KEEPING ANY MEDICATIONS YOU TAKE IN A SMALL WATERPROOF CONTAINER that you can grab on a moment’s notice. 

if God blesses and you’re able to do it. You will want to keep
a 6 months’ supply of non-perishable items there.  Be sure to
rotate these supplies as much as you can.

11. PRACTICING DISASTER PREPAREDNESS twice a year if possible.

REMEMBER OUR HOPE IS IN GOD!  He is the one we are to look to when disaster comes.  Be as ready as you can and then approach each situation with prayer. 

A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.  Proverbs 22:3 & 27:12 NKJV 

QUESTION:   Are you ready for the end of all things as we
know it? It could come any day!   

Scriptures: Luke 12:40 & 22:36, The book of Acts, and
Proverbs 22:3 & 27:12

Henry & Rita

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