What Should People Do- Some Actions That Can Be Taken
Since I received an email from Paul McGuire, an outstanding author of 22 books and a noted blogger on these apocalyptic endtimes that we are living in, asking me what should people do, I decided to add a Part III Conclusion to America’s Coming Fiscal Cliff. While there are many unknowns right now on what will happen, whether Congress will take action to overturn the Budget Control Act of 2011 coming into effect on January 1, 2013 or not, and allow it to take place, there are some natural and spiritual actions we can take to attempt to ameliorate some of the harshness of the coming Fiscal Cliff in the days to come.
Whatever the case may be, there is very little we can do to forestall an economic collapse coming to America, as it has been in the making for many decades already. It is a sure inevitability. In fact, America’s economic crisis has been forestalled and postponed many times before, by much borrowing, and by much printing of more and more money. But America has reached a time of critical mass in her debt-producing machine whereby she will one day be just ‘a dollar short, and a dollar too late‘. Actually, there is a race going on right now to see who will collapse first, the European Union, the largest economy in the world, or America, the world’s largest GDP country. The Economic Collapse has an excellent article on the EU’s impending collapse! Basically, all paper currencies are all now suspects, as there are very little in tangible assets backing them. We will look very briefly at some natural and spiritual actions that we can take to protect ourselves and our loved ones.
Some Natural Actions To Take- Prepare for Hard-times and Runaway Inflation
Recently there have been protests, civil disorder, and riots in the major PIIGS countries of Europe, namely Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Spain due to their heavy sovereign debts, declining economic conditions, and Gov’t cutbacks of wages and benefits. Unemployment has soared in these countries, where in Greece, over 50% of young adults under 25 are unemployed. Businesses have shuttered, medical care and prescription drugs are hard to come by, prices for food and fuel have risen sharply, etc. Despite how bad things are in these countries already, the worse has yet to come. But what is happening in Europe, is just a sneak preview of what will also happen to America as we face the coming Fiscal Cliff of 2013. There will violent ‘flash mob/riots’ and increasing crime and gangs happening all over our country. America will have her own protests, civil disorder, and riots, and may even be under martial law, and a declared state of national emergency when the time comes! Is it not a wonder and a coincidence that the Department of Homeland Security has recently purchased 1.4 billion hollow point bullets for itself and other Federal agencies? For what purpose and for what reason where these bullets purchased for use in America?
Prepare for hard-times and runaway inflation– food storage, gardening, energy efficiency, protect your homes, convert cash into silver and gold coins, develop strong relationships with people of like-mind whom you can trust, have cash on hand in case of an electronic bank run, take capital gains this year rather than next year when tax rates will increase (less than 3 months left to do so), those older than age 59 ½ may want to withdraw some cash in their IRA/401K this year and pay the taxes now, rather than wait for the tax rates to go up next year. Also, with runaway inflation, a $100,000 in a pension account may not be worth much upon payout later (remember Germany’s Weimar Republic 1920’s debacle, when hyperinflation destroyed their currency, and it became worthless). It may be better to take long term capital gains this year when tax rates are lower, than next year in the face of rising taxes. Many sophisticated investors are already aware of this fact and are ready to sell, as they anticipate a sharp sell-off in the stock market this year, even as market indices are at a near record 5 year high!
If you have a home mortgage, you may want to refinance it for a much lower interest rate. Presently, rates are the lowest they have ever been, where a 30 year mortgage can be gotten at 3.25%, and a 15 year mortgage, 2.75%. Our present low-interest rate scenario is unsustainable. Like Paul McGuire wrote in his book The Day the Dollar Died, I also foresee the eventual death of the US$ and all paper currencies- the Euro, Yen, British Pound, Yuan, Swiss Franc etc. Rev13:16-18 tell us this will happen- no paper money will be allowed for any transactions to buy or sell, but instead only the mark of the Beast will be accepted. Already some Gov’ts around the world are calling for ‘a National ID’ which would be a prelude to the mark of the Beast. This can easily happen within the next 3 to 5 years, if not sooner. There are a multiplicity of things you can and should do to protect yourself, depending upon your personal circumstances, needs, and environment. But only you can decide what action to take!
Spiritual Actions Needed For Deliverance
The Bible is very clear what we need to do in order to be saved! Ac16:31 states ‘.. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house’. Ro10:13 tells ‘For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved’. Jer33:3 declares ‘Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not‘. Ps121:1,2 state ‘I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth’. There are many more scriptures of help and deliverance in the Bible, and it is only God who can help us in the coming convulsion and collapse that will be facing America and our economy!
But before we can call upon God and ask Him for help, there are certain things we must first do on our own. We need to humble ourselves, pray and seek God’s face, repent of our own sins, turn from our wicked ways and turn to God. Only then will He hear from heaven, forgive us of our sins, and will deliver us (2Chr7:14).
Jeremiah, the prophet of doom and judgment, speaking on behalf of God said;
‘If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned. And if at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted, and if it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it’. Jer18:7-10 NIV.
The latter part of this scripture text certainly describes present-day America! America has truly forsaken God, and has rejected His ways, as has been earlier stated in Part I and Part II of America’s Coming Fiscal Cliff!
As a student of the Bible for many years, I believe in the Rapture of the Saints, a supernatural and sovereign move by God to take us physically to heaven with Him, much as Enoch, Elijah, and Jesus were taken. I would also like to bring your attention to my posts- Signs of the Coming Antichrist and Be Rapture Ready, or Be Left Behind. In the Rapture paper, I tried to capture the nuances of the Rapture, and how to ensure that one will be be taken up, and not be left behind. To many in this world of 7 billion people, this may appear as pure nonsense, but for true believers, the Rapture is our only hope of escaping the wrath of God, and the evil to come upon the earth. See Lk21:28,36, Jn14:1-6, Heb2:3, 1Th1:10, 1Th4:16-18, 1Th5:9, Tit2:13,14, Re3:10.
‘Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, AND RECEIVE YOU UNTO MYSELF; that where I am, there ye may be also’ Jn14:1-3.
Lk21:36 states ‘Watch ye therefore and pray always that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and stand before the Son of man. Jesus said ‘Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh‘ Mt24:44. 1Th5:2 states ‘For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night‘. 1Th5:9 tells ‘For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ‘. From just these few scripture verses alone regarding the Rapture, we see that we need to watch and pray always, and be worthy to escape the coming wrath that will fall upon the earth. The Rapture is our salvation, our escape, our redemption, our deliverance from evil, and our reward for obeying the Lord and His Word, and for being holy. The Lord said
‘Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; AND I WILL RECEIVE YOU, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty’ 2Co6:18.
Jesus will receive and take with Him in the Rapture ONLY those who are praying, looking for His return, and have made themselves ready. Pray to God, and He will give you wisdom how to live in these very perilous times 2Ti3:1, and the wisdom on what to do in time of need Heb4:16! Sadly, many will be left behind in a world that is falling apart, because they did not believe in the Rapture or have not purified themselves 1Jn3:1-3. They will be left behind in the Great Tribulation, the most horrible time to ever be living in the world!
Bottom line, America is in deep financial trouble heading for a FISCAL CLIFF that will bring forth her soon demise, and also for the rest of the world! There is no way to save America because of her many years of reckless spending, uncontrolled borrowing, and the printing of too much money that has been going on for too many decades. But we can get help by praying to God to deliver us from all evil Mt6:13, and to call upon God in our time of need Heb4:16! Essentially, this is the whole purpose of my blog God’s Hidden Nuggets For the Endtimes found at https://drgoldsite.wordpress.com . It is to warn people of the coming end of this age, what is prophesied to come, and to help people get ready spiritually for Jesus’ coming! Amen!