Can ANYONE Truly Be Prepared For the Last Days?


At some point during the past few days, the following question arose.

“I understand you feel that believers are WAY better off, but can anyone–no matter if he is a believer or non-believer–be truly prepared for the end?”

After some contemplation, it was decided that this wasn’t a bad question–even though ETPR has published more than one article on the futility of trying to PHYSICALLY prepare for what’s to come.

This led to a short, intense discussion about the difficulties BELIEVERS face–as well as some other facets of this particular topic.

So, the conversation that day attempted to cover all the bases.

AFTER much back-and-forth, some general agreement was reached on a number of answers.  MOST–if not all–of those points follow [if memory serves].

1- No matter what one believes, it was agreed that it was EXTREMELY hard to store up a stash of food or other necessities.

The reason the NON-BELIEVERS felt this to be true was somewhat surprising.

As one put it, “Who has the money to buy much of a stock of ANYTHING these days?  And where to put them IF you could afford to stock up? People don’t have much space in their house the way it is.”

BELIEVERS generally felt that EVEN IF someone had access to UNLIMITED money and UNLIMITED space, it was impossible to prepare for what God has planned for the last days.

2- It was generally agreed that anyone–believer or not–could be better prepared than most moderns are today BECAUSE the great majority of people simply do not believe there is anything to prepare for.

3- When referring to last days’ preparation, believers generally felt preparation involved spiritual preparation. Non-believers, on the other hand, felt that preparation involved PRIMARILY physical items.  But, even the unbelievers agreed that there were things one could do to prepare which did not involve physical items.

For instance, one unbeliever mentioned that “keeping a good attitude” was VERY important and couldn’t be over-emphasized.  In fact, this person was ADAMANT on the point.

Believers  (even those whose only evidence of belief was when they referred to themselves as ‘believers’), on the other hand, felt that a ‘good attitude’ MAINLY involved heeding God’s Word about the end times.

4- Another surprising point was that most of the BELIEVERS present expressed some doubts about whether they would ‘make it through’ the last days. (Of course, this is to be expected as God’s Word gives NO assurances about a believer surviving the last days.)

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”

IF one’s view of ‘success’ in the last days involves physical survival of this body, there are simply no assurances ANYWHERE in God’s Word.

As one person put it, “They can only cut my head off once.”

“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”
–Revelation 20:4

Of course, there are believers who DO survive the last days–else the gathering together (rapture) could not occur. Therefore, SOME believers WILL survive the last days.

“Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

5- There was a general agreement that following God’s Word was likely to HELP a person during the last days–no matter if that person was a believer or not.

As one unbeliever put it, “I like reading Psalms.  They always calm me down and give me peace.”

6- There was disagreement on whether being a follower of Jesus Christ helped or hurt one’s chances of survival during the last days.

7- There was also disagreement (naturally) on how much God would help the believer during the last days–or whether that  believer might even desire God’s help.

And the preceding were the main points discussed on that day about preparation and the last days.

(There were other points covered, but the memory sometimes does not store everything.)

When brought to mind, these points will be covered in the future.

God willing.

[One point should be emphasized: almost ALL who classified themselves as ‘believers’ felt that God would offer no less help and/or protection than He has already provided.

Another point which should be emphasized: God WILL accomplish ALL that He set out to do concerning His creation–including man.]

DOES the reader believe he can prepare for the end times?

DOES the reader believe he is prepared for the end times?

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


“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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: August 3, 2021.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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