Friday, October 10, 2008

He who controls your food controls your life

We are living in interesting times to say the least.
The financial markets are going crazy.
Have you started to prepare yet?
How long are you able to eat from your stocks of food?
Are you worried?
Some will say well you're a Christian, why are you tryng to be prepared. Didn't Jesus say to take no thought for tomorrow?
That is true. It is in reference to the sermon on the mount in Matthew.
The phrase "Take thought" in the Greek means to be anxious or careful or in other words worried.
It is telling us not to worry, not that we should throw out all thought of tomorrow.
The bible says in II Timothy 3:16 "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:"
That said think of Joseph in Egypt God had him prepare for seven years getting ready for the famine. Read proverbs it is all about preparing and living the good and Godly life.

I mentioned the ten virgins in an earlier entry: Matt 25
We have five wise virgins and five foolish virgins. You know the story. The word for foolish in the Greek is actually the same word we get moron from.
What modern Christians fail to see in this story is why were the virgins foolish? Why were they morons? Because they didn't prepare. It will be spiritualized from the pulpit but the fact remains Jesus was speaking to people who understood hardship and could see how stupid it was to not be prepared. And did the wise virgins share their oil? Nope! This should also give modern Christians pause.

Moving on I hesitate to mention elections but I think a point or two should be adressed from a preparedness standpoint. There have been threats of violence should one of the candidates lose.
I would like to point out that we most likely could be in for some violence no matter the outcome of the election. A couple years ago Ohio Stae won the national championship in football. Columbus Ohio erupted into rioting, looting and burning as a result. Imagine this happening on a national scale. I am not saying it will hapen but it is something to be aware of if you live in or near an urban center.

My prayer is that God gives you the forsight to prepare so that He can control your life instead of some government agency or worse yet a petty warlord.


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