Wednesday, June 3, 2009

National Crisis - Preparation Essentials

REVELATION 13:15-17 

And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 

And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

What would be part of your preparation for a national crisis like the one described in the last book of the Bible ? Would you try to make sure you have enough food, clothing or at least a shelter ? Certainly it would depend upon the type of crisis. If you don't know what kind of crisis is coming you may be ill prepared. Find out fast. It will be a combination of challenges; economic, physical, religious, social, global and many others The Bible points to one final significant and central relgious crisis. Here are the comments of one Christian writer...

"The founders of the nation wisely sought to guard against the employment of secular power on the part of the church, with its inevitable result-- intolerance and persecution. In order for the United States to form an image of the beast, the religious power must so control the civil government that the authority of the state will also be employed by the church to accomplish her own ends. Whenever the church has obtained secular power, she has employed it to punish dissent from her doctrines."

Notice the recommendations...

"As religious aggression subverts the liberties of our nation, those who would stand for freedom of conscience will be placed in unfavorable positions. For their own sake they should, while they have opportunity, become intelligent in regard to disease, its causes, prevention, and cure. And those who do this will find a field of labor anywhere. There will be suffering ones, plenty of them, who will need help..."

Word to the Wise: Disease, its causes, prevention and cure - become intelligent with regard to these things as quickly as possible...

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