SHORTAGES: Rather To Have It and Not Need It…

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During the end times, HOARDING has become, not only a BIG BUSINESS for some, but A GUIDING PRINCIPLE for others.

HOARD –  transitive verb

to collect and often hide away a supply of : to accumulate a hoard (see hoard entry 1) of

There are even TV shows which weekly document the pathology of those deluded souls who believe in accumulating rotting food or other worthless items until there is no place left to walk in their homes.

During the end times, HOARDING has achieved  some measure of status by changing its name to PREPPING or SURVIVALISM. Apparently “hoarding” items is something which many–even the deceived–look down upon.  BUT, if one is hoarding for one’s survival during a possible future calamity?  Well, that’s okay; that’s just being wise and prudent.

That is PREPPING.

STILL, it seems that ALL hoarders are driven by one belief.

That principle is–whether one is talking about groceries, guns, gold or toilet paper:

“Better to have it and not need it THAN to need it and not have it.”

This way of thinking not only deceives its adherents into believing they are securing their future, it also provides a few bucks for any who can set oneself up to provide–for a price–to these folks.

The reader can KNOW this way of thinking is a deception: gathering together ANY hoard of food or possessions–supposedly for use during a time of trouble–does NOT cause one to feel more secure, but LESS secure.

Perhaps this is why almost ALL of those who engage in such behaviors are incessant list-makers.  They are frightened they, during all of their hoarding, have forgotten something.

And it seems that the MOST ACCEPTED response to a shortage these days, is HOARDING.

Some attempt to use the CORONAVIRUS “PANDEMIC”  as a justification for hoarding.

Some even liken it to “being caught in a rain shower without an umbrella.

Those who rush–at the first sign of trouble–to their local supermarket to buy food, water or other “essentials” could be considered part of the prepping movement. Only they are preparing on a much shorter time basis: like, tomorrow.

However, regular hoarders preppers turn their noses down at such people.

We’re right to be angry at the people stripping supermarkets bare and hoarding desperately needed supplies. Those people aren’t preppers, however. Preppers don’t engage in panic-buying. That’s the whole point. That’s why it is called prepping.

Many were the media stories which focused on those who hoarded toilet paper and other household goods.

“Better to have it and not need it THAN to need it and not have it.”

THIS seems to be the motivation behind hoarding for the future, including all of those who believe they can outsmart God by buying an underground bunker and stocking it with food, water and anything else they feel they might need in an “emergency.”

God’s Word SPECIFICALLY addresses such folks.

“And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;  To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.”
–Isaiah 2:19-21

“Better to have it and not need it THAN to need it and not have it.”

This motto seems to be an attempt to justify ANY hoarding: which includes all which MIGHT come in handy, as well as the things of this world which will not.

DOES the reader store things away for a “rainy day“?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 28, 2020.]

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