Noah prepared an Ark for the saving of his household. This was a very practical task to get ready for the crisis. And in order to build the Ark, Noah had to put all his finances on the alter. Today, how could we manage our finances to prepare for the end-time crisis? The Bible give us simple principles:
1-Get out of debt. “Owe no one anything” (Romans 13:8).
2-Be content. “Godliness with content is a great gain” (Philippians 4:11).
3-Tithe your money and give offerings. “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it” (Malachi 3:10). “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine” (Proverbs 3:9-10).
4-Spend your money wisely. “Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy” (Isaiah 55:2).
5-Don’t waste your time. “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesian 5:16).
6-Seek country living. “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you” (2 Corinthians 6:17).
7- Learn to raise your own food. “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty” (Proverbs 22:3).
8- Be self-supportive and not dependent on others. “Yes, you yourselves know that these hands have provided for my necessities, and for those who were with me” (Acts 20:34).
9-Watch and pray. “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Matthew 26:41).
10- Claim God’s promise of provision in time of persecution. “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).
These pointers will certainly help the believer to be ready physically for the end time crisis. But the most important preparation is to get ready spiritually by abiding daily in Christ through study of the Word and prayer (John 15:4).
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