“A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself; the simple pass on and are punished” (Proverbs 27:12).
Our current world conditions of floods, earthquakes, terrorism, power outages…etc. suggest that it is a good idea to have at least a week’s supply of food and water available in our homes, if not considerably more even when no immediate threat is apparent. The U.S. government’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) lists practical advice and contents for a family emergency supplies kit at fema.gov/areyouready/.
However, the most important preparation for the end times is the spiritual one. Jesus said, “Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is” (Mark 13:33). “And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares” (Luke 21:34).
The Lord says in Isaiah 55:6-7, “Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.”
God has promised to watch over His true people during the end times (Matthew 24:21-22; Luke 21:16-18). He will provide a way for many of the faithful to be supernaturally protected. As the prophet Zephaniah tells us: “Seek the Lord, all you meek of the earth, who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of the Lord’s anger” (2:3). And He promised that if we seek His kingdom first He will provide for all our physical needs (Matthew 6:33).
Our Creator will provide the means for many of God’s children to be spared during this dangerous period of time. “He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure” (Isaiah 33:16). The Lord will rescue those who obey His commandments and have the testimony and faith of Christ (Revelation 12:17; 14:12; 22:14).
In His service,