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For the last several months I’ve been toying with sending out this email and I finally put something together that made me realize I really needed to share this. Some of you won’t have any interest in this and you can just hit delete, but for those of you who want to feel a little more prepared for things that I believe are coming, this is for you.
It’s no secret that the U.S. government, and really pretty much every other government around the globe, haven’t made it a practice to follow sound economic policies for many decades. The piper will be paid though, and I think we’re a lot closer to the rats coming back to roost than the public realizes (in no small part due to the ineptness of our media to actually do real reporting).
If you believe in prophesy, you believe some times of tribulation are coming. You may even believe the United States is in for some extraordinarily serious challenges. I am in that camp. I believe this nation was founded upon godly principles and we have left them in the dust and are going to reap the whirlwind. There are some that have seen the U.S. becoming a third world nation. That’s entirely possible to me. One big EMP strike would destroy almost all the electronics in this country and power plants and water pumps would stop in less than a second. Books have been written about this type of horror and our idiot politicians have voted more than once to not harden critical systems to provide protection to America’s vital infrastructure.
I’m going to give you a couple of interesting resources and then share with you a document I’ve prepared. I don’t have any desire to debate any of this. If you feel like debating it, take it elsewhere. I’m not saying I believe it all, nor am I asking you to. I’m only saying, there are more than enough warnings that have been given that we are close to some serious events that it’s warranting some pondering over your personal and family preparation.
First, some of you have probably read or at least heard of a book called “The Harbinger,” by Jonathan Cahn. Now I’m not sure how much stock to put in this particular view, but it’s fascinating to me. This video is 15 minutes and if you’re not familiar with the Shemitah and blood moons, this may be quite eye opening, particularly since this interpretation has a concluding event in just 3 months. Cahn has said he doesn’t know if anything will happen for sure, but this is his warning.
Second, a video Susie Schnell sent me a link to is on celestial signs. This one is by an LDS individual and I encourage you to watch it. Totally fascinating. The first 20 or so minutes on the comets from the late 90’s is extraordinary. Then he gets into the blood moons and provides an interesting second take on what Cahn says above. Pretty fascinating.
Now obviously, nobody knows when things will happen, but there are those who are saying the time to prepare is now. One of those people is a woman named Julie Rowe. Many of you have probably heard about her NDE and listened to her on radio or read one of her books. If you don’t know who she is and want to learn more, you can check out her archive of video/audio stuff on her website. I’ve listened to her first two interviews with Mills Crenshaw (3 hours each) and found them interesting and motivating.
There are also those who believe that there will be what some term, a “call-out”, where people who see the abomination of desolation coming will be warned and gather together and avoid some of the worst of the destruction. Whether this happens in 3 months or 30 years isn’t for me to say, but I think it’s important to prepare now for possibilities. My friend Connor Boyack has a great little article on this which you can read here if you aren’t familiar with this and what scriptural parallels there are and what LDS leaders have said about it.
Even if you don’t believe any of this stuff, having emergency supplies on hand at your home should be something you value for the preservation of your family in the event of any kind of disaster.
What I personally take from these things, is this is a very good time to evaluate where I am at both spiritually and temporally. That’s why I’m sharing this with you. I’m not running around in a panic about this, but it is a good reminder that time is getting short and it’s probably time to take preparations seriously.
I’ve recently gone through a few preparedness lists that others have prepared, combined them and added some things of my own, and now I’m going to share that spreadsheet with you. This is NOT a comprehensive list of what YOU need or an attempt to tell you to get all this stuff. It’s simply a resource for you to prayerfully consider what your family should consider getting next for your own preparations. I hope this is of use to you.
Preparedness items (Microsoft Excel format)
Preparedness items (PDF format)