Monday, July 27, 2020

For Those Who Don't Understand

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"By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith."   --- Hebrews 11:7


Recently I reread that verse and thought, "Wow. God warned us, also, that our own 'yet unseen' catastrophe was flying toward us."

He mega-warned us.
He used the Bible.
And prophets.
And preachers.
And teachers.
And preppers.
And pundits.
And finance folks.
And Youtube.
And unknowns in the 'burbs.
And circumstances.

Well, He majorly warned us. 

And if some Christians were caught unprepared for this flood of chaos? It certainly wasn't God's fault. He's never made a mistake in His whole life.

Folks, He's still warning us, for this mind-exploding upheaval isn't over. The exposing of lies and liars, in fact, has just begun. And because of His great mercy He's given us second chances! Yet those never last forever.

But daily I observe this at Facebook: Amongst my friends' posts (and mine), those which receive the most likes, loves and comments? The humorous cartoons, pretty pictures and non-controversial, pleasant personal stories.

And I groan, you know, at the sleepiness. Recall verses like this:

"A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences."   --- Proverbs 22:3

 Ha! Just got a funny picture in my mind: 

If Noah had Facebook while he built the ark? I simply cannot imagine him on coffee breaks posting only scenic photos, dog videos and clever cartoons. Uh, no. His conscience and sense of urgency would've balked and forbidden him.

And may that help you understand us 'warners' better. 

I realize we've changed lately, but so has our world. And we've prepared for the future, yet we worry about those who believe in no reason to do so, spirit or soul or body.

So we keep trying to shake others awake, even when they slap away our hand and roll back beneath the blankets.

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It's that nagging sense of urgency from God. That's partly what I blame my own urgent-sounding-nagging upon. Draw near to God and He will most certainly draw near to you!


Have you read Mario Murillo's blog lately? My oh my oh my. The guy is on fire--the good kind.  ジ  Read his posts long enough and your questions of "Why is this happening?" will be answered.

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And prepping food is just one aspect of all this, but here's a video with a good stocking-up idea if you're low on funds (tho' personally, this late in the game, I'd double or triple the daily items. Er hem.). Here you go.

And here's a list from Michael Snyder about 50 things we should all have on hand if possible.

Oh! And I wanted to offer once more my personal alphabetized stock-up list. You know, to get you started or to remind you perhaps of a few forgotten things. Only one person asked for this last time so here you go in case you forgot.   シ  Email me at for a copy.


"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15


Pam said...

It's interesting how the Holy Spirit speaks to us. Just a couple of days ago, my daughter, told me she sensed God impressing her to get her household in order and stock up. My daughter is a 28 year old new mom to an adorable 8 month old baby. She is busy with family and also works as a nurse. Her husband is a farmer. One thing for sure, she wasn't looking for something to do. Ha! The Holy Spirit nudged her--several times. Today, she and her husband are planning to do some big grocery shopping. She and I already talked about some of the things that all of us should have on hand in our homes. For all of those naysayers, let me just say this, there's no harm in trying to be prepared for the unknown, and it might be one of the most important things we can do for ourselves and our loved ones.

Debra said...

Thanks so much Pam. You're the only person here and at Facebook who's said a word about this post. Oh dear. And yes, to be stocked up and ready in all ways is wisdom--and wisdom is from God. We don't know the future but we know the One who does and He is always speaking and warning and instructing. But do we hear Him? Are we listening? (Thanks again!) Blessings, Debra