There are a lot of people out there these days, preparing for the end times by getting survival gear and so on. And these things have weighed heavily on me through the last few years.
It “felt” wrong, but this week the Holy Spirit told me why:
Ex 12:31 And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the LORD, as ye have said.
32 Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and bless me also.
33 And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We be all dead men.
34 And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.
35 And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:
36 And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.
Here we have the Israelites leaving Egypt, and they were not prepared. In fact they had to take “their dough before it was leavened” in the middle of the night. But the Lord provided their needs by “the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians”.
We are to trust in the Lord, not in our hands. Are we not taught to repent from Dead Works and have Faith Toward God in our Foundational Principles?
But this issue also deals with categories of people in the end times, some who are conservative and survivalists will resist the anti-Christ, but they will fail, yet the Lord does call them “wise”. I discuss this more here: