Preppers have gotten a lot of media coverage lately. There is even a television series called “Doomsday Preppers.” Clearly there are lots of people getting ready for calamity. It is no wonder given all the drama coming out of Washington DC and our enormous government debt.
Every good prepper begins with a checklist. There are lots of prepper checklists available, with most of them focusing on things like food, water, generators, medical supplies, guns, ammunition, etc. There is nothing wrong with any of that, but a checklist that ends there is incomplete and offers very limited hopes for survival. There are two important items that should be added to every prepper checklist.
The number one item is also the single most important survival key, which is to get right with God and stay right with Him at all times. Supernatural help is going to make the difference between those who survive and those who don’t. God gives His angels charge over His people to protect them and provide for their needs. If you need help completing step one, click here.
Item number two on the ultimate checklist: Get a new mindset. Most preppers think way too small, focusing on their own needs and the needs of their family. Preppers must get a new mindset that includes the needs of their neighbors and their community. This step will likely weed out large numbers of people because it goes against our own selfish human nature. Besides that it sounds impossible, presumptuous, and absurd to those who have not yet received a new mindset. It sounds that way because it goes beyond human ability, but since we already added God to our list in step one above, we must now realize how that just changed everything else. When God is with us, nothing is impossible. We are only limited by our own mindset, which is why we must get a new mindset that allows us to see beyond the limitations of the natural realm and consider the possibilities of the supernatural realm.
To illustrate this new mindset, here are some great examples of the kinds of things that would be on the ultimate checklist. My friend Darryl Williams sent me this list today.
- If a major disaster hits and there are no hospitals, can I heal the sick and injured?
- If my neighbor’s child is found dead and buried under their house after three or four days, can I raise her from the dead?
- If there is no food at the grocery store, can I multiply the few peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that I have, to feed a multitude of 5,000 men and their wives and children?
- If a nuclear or biological attack makes the water undrinkable, can I lay my hands into a pond and make it drinkable so that the multitude can have fresh water to drink?
- If a pestilence is spreading around, will I allow it to make me sick too or will I drive it out of my city?
These are the kinds of works Jesus did when He was on the earth, and He said believers would do the same and even greater works than He did.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.” (John 14:12)
No calamity would be able to keep us down very long if we all added these items to our own prepper checklist.
Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is an author, business owner, husband and father of two children. His vision is to broadcast the good news of Jesus Christ through blog sites and other media outlets.
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