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Preparing for Chaos, Ignore the Fear and Sensational Hype

Updated on April 19, 2014

Things to Consider For Catastrophic Times!

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Carving that depicts a battle, possibly from the tribulation.
Carving that depicts a battle, possibly from the tribulation. | Source
Is there truth hidden in the "Prophecy of the Popes?" Many Catholic church officials believe they are divine or true prophecies.
Is there truth hidden in the "Prophecy of the Popes?" Many Catholic church officials believe they are divine or true prophecies. | Source

Preparing for Economic Collapse and Natural Disasters

First of all, let me clarify that I'm rewriting this to after all the sensational hype surrounding the year 2012. After having read much about the Aztec, Mayan, Cherokee, Zohar, and more recently Malachi's prophecy of the popes, I must admit that it is quite intriguing that they all seem to converge with the year 2012 as having some sort of cataclysmic effects on this planet.

While I do believe in the God inspired prophets of the Bible, I cannot in good faith give any credence to any prophets who worshipped flying serpants or sacrificed humans to "gods" that appear to be demonic. While these prior comments pertain to the Aztec, Mayan, and Cherokee prophecies, they are my personal opinions and are not meant to attack those who may believe them.

Let me also add, that I tend to not give much credence to the date setters in terms of prophecies, as they are usually wrong, except of course for Biblical prophecies found in the books of Daniel, Jeremiah and elsewhere through out scripture.

There is a somewhat obscure prophecy of the Zohar, that says the Jewish messiah would come in the year 2012. Although Christians believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the Jewish Messiah, most Jews, except Messianic Jews, reject Jesus Christ as the true Messiah and still expect him to come.

The prophecy of the popes is a Catholic prophecy currently coming to fame through the book, "Petreus Romanus" by authors and researchers Tom Horn and Chris Pullen. This prophecy of the popes aparrently predicted all the coming popes to the final one known as Peter the Roman; and predicts that this final pope would be the false prophet of the anti-Christ in the book of Revelation. While I don't accept these as "gospel" they do seem to line up in some ways with the biblical prophecies.

The Bible does prophecy that a tyrannical leader known as the anti-christ will rule the world for a 7-yr. period, when he controls buying and selling through a mark, demands that all worship him, and puts in prison or to death all who refuse to worship him as god. It foretells that he brings a 7-yr. peace treaty between the Arabs and the reborn nation Israel, which came back into existence in 1948, then he breaks it in the middle and declares himself to be god.

The Bible calls this the tribulation period, and predicts economic collapse, world war, famine, unprecedented natural disasters, and plagues on a scale not seen before. While no one can say with complete certainty that these difficult times are at hand, most people with good sense can see that the world is in a very unstable place.

Just consider the precarious economic debt burdens of America and most of the European Union. The political instability of the Middle Eastern nations, their declared positions against the Jews, and the world wide terror tactics of radical Islamists, as well as other groups that inflict terror on civilian populations.

Let me again state my intention is not to promote fear, rather I believe these are interesting times to be alive. But, rather than hide our heads in the sand, we need to face these circumstances with courage and faith that the God that created all things is in control and will see us through whatever the future holds.

Know what you stand for and remember the words of King Solomon, "The wise man sees the evil or snare ahead, and avoids it." Just as you would certainly prepare for hurricane season while living in Florida, look ahead to what may very well be on the horizon and prepare yourself and your family as much as possible!

Seek to know God and recognize his voice, so that you will know when he is directing you. Just as you would seek to prepare for a hurricane that you know is coming, either by leaving, or by storing up some food, water, medications, and any other preparations deemed necessary, prepare for those things that seem to be on the horizon.

If you haven't made any preparations for food or water shortages, possible civil unrest or war, natural or man-made disasters, check out the Amazon store to get some good ideas.


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Preparing for disaster!

Every area of our country and the world has certain natural disasters that occur occasionally, affecting both our environment and it's population. Whether it's floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, blizzards, or something else, we all need to make preparations for possible emergencies.

There seems to much speculation about war, world economic collapse, plagues, famines, and even the end of the world for the year 2012. While we should stock up on water, food, and some cash for natural disasters, we should also have a survival bag or bob; (bug out bag) just in case we have to leave our vehicle or home in the event of catastrophic emergencies.

A bob is an emergency bag that you can have already packed for quick retrieval, which should contain most items needed for you to survive for at least three days, and possibly up to a week. This bag should carry essentials such as food, water or water purification tablets, a change of clothing, first aid kit, shelter, and tools needed for starting fires, establishing a camp, cooking, etc..

  1. Easy to cook and carry food for 3 days: peanut butter, tuna packs, energy bars, jerky, trail mix, freeze dried meals or soups. Also boiling pot, campware, and spices.
  2. Water container, and water purification tablets or bleach. (pool shock treatment can also be used to purify water.)
  3. First aid kit with bandages, antiseptic, bug spray, medicines, aspirin, alcohol, beta-dine, gauze, tape, burn creme or aloe/myrrh, garlic cloves for infections.
  4. Full change of clothes, extra socks, hat, jacket.
  5. Sleeping bag, blankets, tent or tarp, ropes.
  6. Tools such as knives, hatchet or axe, tree saw, shovel, multi-tool, flashlight and lantern, extra batteries, crank-powered radio, various fire starting items, gun for protection or hunting, fishing equipment.
  7. Maps, books on edible and medicinal plants or herbs, in case of longer stay needed.
  8. Other personal items needed for one week. Watching the BOB video will help with other ideas for necessities needed for your personal bag.

In the case of families, parents can bring major necessities, with children having their own packed bags with clothes, food, water, and sleeping bags ready to go in case of an urgent emergency. There may not be time for you to efficiently assemble these items at the last minute, especially for all the members of your family.

Another bin full of canned and dried foods, drinking water, and other items can be ready to grab and throw in the trunk of your car. Most stores only stock enough items for three days in this age of just in time shipping, so having extra food items could help you and your family to survive a natural disaster.

Although the U.S. government is denying all rumors of apocalyptic events near the end of the Mayan calender, they are actively preparing for such events with DUMBs, (deep underground military bases), large stores of MRE's, (meals ready to eat), seed stores, guns and ammo, while at the same time attacking preppers who prepare for their families survival.





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      slcockerham 5 years ago from Tallahassee, Florida

      Thanks for the comment poet83, you summed it up nicely with be prepared and have faith! I try hard not to step on toes with any controversial subject. Sorry for any that might have been offended for those who unfollowed!

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      slcockerham 5 years ago from Tallahassee, Florida

      Hey CMerritt, Thanks for the read and your comments. It's definitely a time to know Jesus in faith and his voice, as difficult times are likely ahead that only he can see us through. I fear not for myself, but for our children and grandchildren. I try to encourage folks to faith in Jesus Christ through what's been revealed in his word. The righteous are as bold as a lion, but the fool flees when no one pursues.

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      slcockerham 5 years ago from Tallahassee, Florida

      Hey CMerritt, Thanks for the read and your comments. It's definitely a time to know Jesus in faith and his voice, as difficult times are likely ahead that only he can see us through. I fear not for myself, but for our children and grandchildren. I try to encourage folks to faith in Jesus Christ through what's been revealed in his word. The righteous are as bold as a lion, but the fool flees when no one pursues.

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Excellent hub and excellent advice.

      I have my faith in God, and that is all I need. I try to live with peace and joy through His help.

      I will do so, until the day I die.

      I have raised my children to put faith in Him....and that gives me peace.

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      Brian Lawson 5 years ago from Windsor, Va.

      Very interesting hub on a very interesting topic! Only time will tell what the future holds for this world. Be prepared and have faith!