One Great Problem With Trying to Physically Prepare For the End Times


One of the great difficulties with trying to PHYSICALLY prepare for the end times–or ANY time, actually–is the attempt to prepare for the UNKNOWN.

So many men prepare for the unknown by using what is KNOWN.

Therefore, whether the calamity is fire, flood, lack of food or whatever, the preparations almost always involve those who imagine themselves to be ‘prepared’ preparing for what is already KNOWN.

Which is ONE reason a great many preparations for different disasters look so much alike.

So that is the great problem these men have: they attempt to battle the UNKNOWN using what worked a few years ago.

Those events which mark the end times are PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN to man.  Man has never gone through such events before and has NO experience dealing with them.

BUT, there will ALWAYS be those who believe they can outsmart God and God’s judgment. (This is one of the great disadvantages suffered by the devil, Satan.

Regardless of the many talents of the devil, he is NOT smarter than the God who created him. That Satan BELIEVES he is smarter is not one of the devil’s driving forces, it is one of his great weaknesses.)

STILL, Satan BELIEVES he is able to outwit his CREATOR.

And so, Satan–though gifted in a great many areas–persists in challenging God, who has repeatedly demonstrated down through the years, His superiority over the devil.

The men who try to PHYSICALLY prepare for the end are much the same: they believe they can outsmart God’s declared judgment. This includes all of those who believe they control the levers of power of this world.

But these men, again, are trying to prepare for something they have NO knowledge of and which is TOTALLY unknown to them.

These men might learn a thing or two by consulting God’s Word.

BUT, these men DO NOT believe God’s Word–so that is one more handicap they face in trying to be ready for what is coming to pass.

God’s reaction to these men?

God’s reaction is one of MIRTH rather than concern.

“He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.”
–Psalm 2:4-5

IF ONLY all of the men who are trying to prepare for the end times would throw up their hands and shout, “Help! We don’t have any other ideas!”

AT LEAST there would be some honesty expressed.

But, they DO NOT.

And so, the men of TODAY attempt to prepare for the problems of an unknown TOMORROW using the methods of what was known YESTERDAY.

DOES the reader worry that he is not very well prepared for a time of calamity?

It is not YET too late: there is still a little 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

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 29, 2021.]




by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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