Financially speaking, the only thing worse than preparing for a crisis that doesn't happen is not preparing for a crisis that does happen. In that respect, since we cannot believe our Government, the media or even the pseudo-experts, we must inform ourselves and act upon the knowledge and calling we have, and not rest in blind "hope" or empty promises spewed out daily by that element. When our lives, families, and souls are at risk, we need nothing short of true hope and real change, which comes from just one source ... Jesus Christ! "...If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2Cor.5:17
Every sector of our society is in turmoil, confusion and leadership desperation. The secular powers that be, dare not tell us the truth about our national situation for three reasons. The first is, it is their "leadership" which got us in this mess. Second, they have no remedial answers for an unsolvable dilemma. Third, they can't afford to stampede the nation by telling the truth. So they, the politicians and their economic wonks dream up vague new words and phrases such as, "Quantitative Easing", which simply means, digitally, printing trillions in new money; and "Counter factual", which means, "what would have happened if what did happen hadn't have happened". That one is a real, double backward, gymnastic, mental twist to explain why their party had a good plan, but the other party wickedly blocked their efforts and caused the present problem.
This is nothing new. Satan has been planting lies in the minds of people since he showed up in the Garden of Eden. I call it the Battle of the Ages. Good against Evil.
The conflict has raged since Lucifer lied to a third of the angels in his rebellion against God. "Ye are of your father the devil.... When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar and the father of it." Jesus said it in John 8:44. We can't go too far wrong by simply thinking for ourselves based upon the simple teachings of the word of God. God did not make the truth complicated so that all may accept it and make their decisions, based upon it. Though the Battle of the Ages will continue on earth until God casts Satan into the lake of fire, we must never surrender or cease resisting the devil. "Submit yourselves therefore to God: Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." James 4:7. There is no finish line in this conflict and "no discharge in this war". Ecc.8:8. In war, the best tactics are almost always the simplest ones. Complexity leads to confusion and confusion to disaster. Keep it simple stupid, is a good rule. Simple, common sense action, on the most likely of the several options set
before us, is the best way to go. You got a problem ... solve it. You got a crisis, deal with it. You got an enemy... neutralize him. You got a war ... win it.
If our nation is going down the toilet, cut an exit in the outhouse wall. If the whole world is going to hell, take the hand of Jesus and walk in the other direction. If you are Job and your wife tells you to "curse God and die", tell her to "sit down, shut up" and "though He slay me, yet will I trust Him." Job 13:15. Sickness is not the finish line. Catastrophe is not the finish line. Divorce is not the finish line. Discouragement is not the finish line. Bankruptsy is not the finish line. There is no finish line until the trumpet sounds, the archangel shouts and Jesus comes for his own. As a Christian, even death is not the finish line. In that event, I have a "casket key" with Jesus' name on it. So buck up, pray up, and get up and do what Jesus told us to do ... "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel ...." Mark 16:15. Title from my son, Rex. RB
Don't You Quit
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,
There is NO FINISH LINE.