Financial Armageddon

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  1. Denise in MI says:

    As members of the working-class poor, we have no investments to lose. I have prayed about this a lot, and I believe God will make a way where there seems to be no way. I think of the elderly existing only on Social Security or a small retirement–mostly direct deposit these days–and I feel very deeply that God will protect god-fearing people who worked hard all their lives. This will be a great test to see if we rely on the things of this world or God. Matthew 6:25-34 says not to worry. The Lord knows what we need. People will have to come together to help each other. It’s even kind of comforting to know that I have no choice but to trust in Him. Que sera, sera, you know?

    I know some people are “prepping,” but I’ve only set aside a few canned goods and a little water, because I recently read another commentary, on Luke 12:18, the parable about the Rich Fool, that said we are not to hoard things, thinking only of ourselves, but to continue giving to the poor. To paraphrase, “Don’t tear down storehouses to build bigger ones for you life will be required of you this night. “(Even if we do hoard, people can come and take it from us.) Even if I had money to take out of the bank, who’s to say it wouldn’t be worthless in a short time?

    The rich young man asked Jesus what he had to do to follow Him. Jesus said to sell everything he had and give it to the poor. The man went away very sad, b/c he couldn’t let go of his earthly things.When the disciples went out, two by two, the Lord told them to take nothing with them. God would provide. Spreading the Gospel was and is the most important thing for Christians to do. Perhaps I’m naive, but when we were told to cast our cares on Him, that included everything, even our finances. Those left behind will have to take to Mark of the Beast to buy or sell, but Mark 8:36 says, For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

    I hope this helps others living paycheck-to-paycheck. I know a lot of people who are worried, but my spirit keeps telling me, “Trust God.”

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      Why do Christians balk at preparing?
      God warns us what is coming so many of us get this thought that we do not have to prepare!
      This amazes me. If you think it is not needed then so be it, but I can’t understand why you would not.
      Preparing for coming danger is not hoarding.
      Did not Jesus tell the believers to flee from Jerusalem when the saw the armies coming!
      Did not Joseph prepare the people for the drought that was coming?

  2. Denise in MI says:

    Commentary on the Rich Fool from Jack Kelly’s gracethrufaith.com

    http://www.raptureready.com/featured/kelley/jack376.html

  3. Ron says:

    As a federal employee (I know, gasp the horror) I was recently forced to sit through 3 training classes under the guise of sexual assault prevention. The last class was very disturbing. The class focused on gender “norms” and basically told us we need to rid ourselves of any gender stereotypes. This video more or less was along the lines of the class. Not sure if this post applies to the context of the articles posted about an economic collapse other than the homosexual agenda may be bringing the Lord’s wrath very soon.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5mF3ihYfYcw

  4. Teresa says:

    I believe in preparing. I’m new to it but plan to spend a portion of our grocery budget weekly. I don’t know who I might bless with my storage. I am also planning based on my family of 7, my own parents, and my mother in law. I don’t know what happen, but I feel like being prepared, just in case, so that we aren’t out searching for food for our children, is a wise idea. I understand feeling convicted about a certain topic, but I feel there are scriptures that support planning ahead as well.

  5. Melany says:

    Brother John, thank you for the update on the global financial situation. Four years ago I began keeping a journal of developing events in these last days. I had my two sons in mind as I started this because they are not “connecting the dots”, so to speak, and I love them so much and I want them to believe in and trust Yeshua. That our God has foretold these days we are living in and we are in the season of Messiah’s return. The other day I was skimming through the pages and things are exponentially worse right now than it has ever been. In some way, we’ll all be affected by what is happening. For me, I need to maintain a close relationship with Elohim, and to the best of my ability make decisions that will help protect my family in the eventuality of a number of scenarios, one of which is hyperinflation. Everyone should do as they feel led. As always, I’m very appreciative for this website & all the work that you do, Brother John. Thank you.

  6. Denise in MI says:

    I never said not to prepare, just not to be selfish, help each other, and continue to give, especially to ministries sharing the Gospel. I am not refusing to prepare. I was making the point that some people CAN’T prepare. I did put aside what I was able and will add to it as I can, but I’m not going to agonize over it. Not much I can do about it. I have it good compared to many. (I know a disabled person who lives on only $399/mo. No tv, no phone, nothing extra, nothing to cut back on.)

    I was not arguing with your warning but trying to give struggling people hope. I’m not advocating that everyone just wing it. I also said that things you store up could be taken from you and money could become worthless, so trust in God the most. That was what I got from the parable. I wasn’t calling everyone hoarders.

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      This is an excellent idea to store my for those that can’t and be able to help them.
      God bless you.

  7. Lori says:

    : “Hope for the best, prepare for the worst”. I like this phrase, and I think it is wise.

  8. Aaron says:

    Honestly, my wife and I do a little of both. We have some food reserves set aside in case of trouble. But we are also trusting God to see us through whatever hardship comes our way, even if that means we must suddenly vacate our home with only the clothes on our backs, thus leaving our food supply behind. Denise brought up some great quotes and is right when she says that God provides for his own (even supernaturally from heaven if the situation is dire enough-remember the manna dropping from heaven in the Bible to feed the Israelites?) God knows our needs and I believe he will provide for all of us diffferently, some by having us prepare and store provisions, others by supernatural care. Whatever, the Lord tells you individually to do is fine, because not every believer will fit into the same mold. Listen for his voice, he’ll tell us what to do.

  9. David says:

    I honestly don’t know what to do. If you keep gold, silver or other precious metals, as I understand it the central banks suppress the value of gold or silver, so that one is constantly losing money on their investments at least lately. If one keeps stocks we know what happens in a bubble from 2000 and 2008. Not fun. I guess Cash is probably safe, but with an 18 trillion dollar deficit who knows what could happen. Could our dollars become like Zimbabwe dollars i.e. worthless? But the nations of the world are constantly debasing their currencies to push-up our currency, so maybe not? Buying survival food one gets a terrible return on investment, so it is almost a loss, but if the need arises one will be glad to have it.

  10. David says:

    Does anyone recommend investing in Israeli money i.e. shekels or the Israeli stock market for survival? The reasoning being since God is with Israel and is now judging the gentile nations and also because Blessing the Jews you will be blessed then investing in Israel you’ll be safe. The US is clearly being judged with an 18 trillion dollar deficit. Europe, Japan and China seem either the same or worse.

  11. Debbie H. says:

    David…..if things do get as bad as the prophets are saying, I personally think a roll of toilet paper will be worth more than a bar of gold. We all need to ask the Lord what He wants each of us to do…then act on it. He will take care of the rest.
    Brother John…we respect your discernment and we have taken your advise to be prepared by September. We have prepared and our hearts are at peace. Thank you and we will continue to pray for you and your ministry.