Author: Michael Dewar
Date: May 25 2018
This article answers the question, what are the merits and demerits of stack-piling food, water and other necessities now, as a survival leverage against taking the Mark of the Beast during the Great Tribulation period? Perhaps, some of you do not know what the Great Tribulation is, so let’s begin with a brief explanation of that. It will help you to understand the essence of this article.
Great Tribulation Briefly Explained
“The great tribulation” referred to by Jesus in His Olivet discourse on the time of the end is recorded in the Gospel of Matthew (24:21). The great tribulation is a popular biblical and theological teaching that says, there will be seven years of intense global suffering such as the world has never seen. During this time, there will be a one-world-government, under a satanic dictator known as the Antichrist. He is also called, the beast, the man of sin, and the lawless one (Rev.13:1-10; 2 Thess.2: 3-12). He will be in control of the earth and all its available resources. He will force all humankind to worship him, and will achieve this goal through deception, the control of global commerce including food, and a biometric system known as the mark of the beast (Rev.13: 8, 16).
The Antichrist will have a sidekick known as the False Prophet; he is the second beast of Revelation (13:11-18). His will be a religious-political leader whose job is the enforcement of the religious and economic policies of the Antichrist. He will get really mean, nasty in the second three and a half of the seven years. To survive, you must take the mark of the beast or be hunted down and killed.
From the atmospheric heaven, Jesus will call for His church (this is called, the rapture) just before the seven years start or at the mid-point of the seven years (1Thess.4:13-18). The rapture is not the Second Coming of Christ, that will come later. Jesus will return to earth with His church at end of the seven years Satanic rule (this is the Second Coming). He will crush the Antichrist and his military armada (Rev.19:11-21). Then Jesus will setup His throne in Jerusalem and rule over the earth for thousand years; this is called, the millennium (Rev.20:1-6). This is followed by the Final Judgment (Rev. 20:7-15).
Now, all of this is prophetically true; it is history written before it happens. Of course, the church world doesn’t all teach it exact same way. I have written two books on this that will give you a better understanding of what is coming and what to do. They are: The Master List Uncovered and The Book of Life & The Books of Wrath.
Storing Food Now as a Survival Strategy
There are individuals and ministries right now marketing food and other necessities to the public to help them survive this global times of suffering. Grant it, it is an excellent but deceptive marketing gimmick. Excellent because it identifies a desperate need during a desperate time. Deceptive because if you truly understand the Bible and that period of time—you should know full well that there will be nowhere to hide. So, you are giving false hope to a gullible and unsuspecting people.
There are only three options concerning that time. (1) Be sure you are not here when all this is happening. There is only one place you could be and that is in heaven with Jesus. (2) If you are here and want to go to heaven, you must refuse the mark of the beast and be killed. (3) If you are here you take the mark of the beast and live well; this means, you throw in your lot with Satan and will spend your eternity with him.in you know where.
Why Storing Food Won’t Work
- You would have to store enough food, water, and other necessities for a minimum of three and a half years; the ideal would be seven years.
- Where on earth are you going to store that quantity of food that only you and your immediate family know about it? You cannot store it where you now live. It would have to be in a deep cave in some faraway, isolated place that you don’t emerge from for at least 3 ½ years. There can be no contact with the outside world, because you run the risk of being found out. And I am not sure, you can hide from Satan. If you are here on earth, Satan will know where you are; His human police will find you.
- The government that is controlled by Satan will be searching for you, using all its electronic surveillance systems, including: satellite, drones, and heat-seeking technology. If you emerge once from your cave, it is over for you. Some satellite or drone or human will spot you.
These kinds of gimmicks usually hurt the cause of the gospel, especially during such a time when millions are fleeing from churches. It would be much better to preach the gospel and encourage people to get registered in the Book of Life now rather than making preparation to out-smart the Antichrist. It is a silly scheme. Being registered to the Book of Life now is the only guaranteed ticket out of here. Learn how from the Book of Life.