How will you survive “the end of the world as we know it” (TEOTWAWKI) or even the next major pandemic?

The mind boggling amount of survival supplies and techniques available today coupled with the seemingly unlimited amount of choices we must make for our own and our family’s survival can be overwhelming. It takes a lot of time, effort and money to fully equip one’s self with the necessary (and sometimes unnecessary) supplies and skills for physical survival, especially when you don’t know exactly what you are preparing to survive! Do we prepare for a pandemic as we are now or a coming flood from a tsunamis or swollen river, famine from a collapse of the economy, self defense for times of mass civil unrest, polar shifts, meteor showers, radiation, chemical warfare, fleeing into the wilderness … and the list goes on.

We can become so busy preparing to physically survive in an uncertain future that we forget to prepare for our spiritual survival. The Savior of the world, Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) said;

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. Mark 8:35-38

Are you busy preparing to save your physical life at the risk of losing your own soul? It is certainly not wrong to physically prepare for life’s storms as long as you have first prepared for your eternal future. What good will it do you to survive an economic collapse and thereby prolong your life by a few more years and yet, be rejected by the Savior when he returns because you put your trust in yourself to save your life rather putting your trust in him?

What will it profit you if you prepared so well that you are the last survivor of mankind on earth and yet, spend eternity separated from your Creator, Almighty Yahweh (God), because you did not receive His Son as your Savior?

For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but so that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes on Him is not condemned, but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only-begotten Son of God. John 3:16-18  KJV

Unlike the plethora of physical survival choices we are confronted with, the choices for spiritual survival unto eternal life are few in number. Here are the main three:

1) Self preservation

2) Faith in material goods

3) Faith in Yahweh through Messiah Yeshua

Choice #1 seems like a good choice to many. After all, shouldn’t we be looking out for #1, ourselves? This choice elevates you to the position of Savior of your life and demotes Yeshua from being your Savior to having no place in your life. The very reason Yeshua died on the tree was to save you from your sins. He took upon himself the sins of the whole world so that the whole world through him might be saved. If you do not need him to save you, then he died for you in vain and you will die in your sins.

You may be able to save your life from famine for a while longer, or survive out in the wilderness a while longer, but how will you survive the coming judgment of mankind.

Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:11-15

You are powerless to save your soul, because you are powerless to forgive your own sins. However, Yeshua was sent for that very reason.

We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. 1 John 4:14

You know of [Yeshua] of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. We are witnesses of all the things He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They also put Him to death by hanging Him on a cross. God raised Him up on the third day and granted that He become visible, not to all the people, but to witnesses who were chosen beforehand by God, that is, to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. And He ordered us to preach to the people, and solemnly to testify that this is the One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead. Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins.” Acts 10:38-43 NASB

Choice #2 was addressed by the Savior in the following parable:

And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man was very productive. And he began reasoning to himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?’ Then he said, ‘This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. ‘And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.”‘ But [Yahweh] said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’ So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God. Luke 12:16-21

Is your storehouse well stocked with all sorts of survival goods that will last you for years to come? Do you feel content and secure in the knowledge that you have provided well for yourself? Are you rich toward Yahweh? I hope so friend. Because, if you’re not, you may lose your life tonight in a car accident or any of the thousands of other ways one can lose their life. Then what? Your survival storehouse will be passed down to perhaps your son. Is he rich toward Yahweh? The cycle will continue until one of your descendants entrusts his life to Yahweh and His Son Yeshua.

Choice #3 is your only viable option. It is the “How to” of spiritual survival. Only your Creator can forgive your sins through the shed blood of His Son Yeshua. Putting your faith in him is the only way you will survive “the end of the world as we know it” (TEOTWAWKI) and enter into the world to come. Your physical survival is only temporary; a mere prolonging of the inevitable death that befalls all mankind. Your spiritual survival, however, is far more important and has eternal benefits.

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Yeshua Messiah our Master. Romans 6:23

And this is the will of Him that sent me, that every one which sees the Son, and believes on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. John 6:40

He that believes on the Son has everlasting life: and he that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abides on him. John 3:36

All who believe on the Son will be resurrected from the dead and given the gift of eternal life. They will enter into life on a new earth under the benevolent rule of King Yeshua. There will be no more death, pain or sorrow in the Kingdom of Yahweh for those who believe. There will be no need for physical or spiritual survival skills or supplies in the world to come. Their will be no need for firearms, food storage, gas masks, iodine, or any of the other items you may be stockpiling now for you will no longer be a mortal being, but immortal, never to lose your life again.

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. Revelation 21:3-5

If you haven’t already realized it, I have been quoting from Yahweh’s ultimate survival guide, the Bible. In its pages are found not only key spiritual survival skills, but prophecies telling us exactly what calamities will befall our planet before the end comes. The discerning reader will not be fearful or worried about the future. He will be prepared to face those calamities by not only knowing the future as revealed by Yahweh through prophecy, but by knowing Yahweh Himself. When one has the Creator of the heavens and the earth as one’s protector and provider, facing the future becomes much easier.

May the Almighty grant you wisdom in your physical and spiritual preparation for TEOTWAWKI and may He see you safely through any future upheavals or catastrophic events.