Discussing Famine, Economic Collapse, and Preparedness
You better believe the one world government beast system (to include the world militaries, governments, and allied organizations who are defiant of Yahweh) is making plans and storing for famine and economic collapse. Even though they are using their time to induce disaster and push world dominance (as directed my their supernatural influences), they know that what their implementing will potentially induce famine. Here are some articles to prove it:
The body of believers in Yeshua will not be ill-prepared IF they believe in His words and appropriate it with action. We cannot depend on anyone else to support our families in tragedy because the truth is, the unprepared are the ones who experience the worst crisis. The people allied with the one world government system are aware of the torture they are preparing to induce, so they are making provisions for themselves. They are building underground bases, storing seeds, and making warehouses to preserve for their loved ones. Don’t let the beast system be your expected savior! Come out of that mentality, renew your mind, have faith and appropriate that with your deeds. Prepare!
Similar to what is foretold by Yeshua and the apostle John, Joseph and his family experienced famine, and we have alot that we can learn from that. In Matthew 24, Yeshua told us that famine will be a birth pain preceding the tribulation. Matthew 24:7-8 says, “ For peoples will fight each other, nations will fight each other, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various parts of the world; all this is but the beginning of the ‘birth-pains.’” Historically speaking, famine can be politically induced (man-made) or weather induced. In both instances of famine, the Bible has presented physical thing and spiritual things that we can do. Let’s talk about it…
To lay the backdrop…
Joseph was approximately 17 years old when his brothers became so frustrated by his dreams. Joseph had dreams where agricultural symbols were used, and they foretold his brothers and his father bowing to him. Because he was the youngest child (at this point), his dreams defied the custom of honoring the birth order of the siblings, and his older siblings would become enraged by the concept that Joseph continued to discuss from his dreams.
Typically, the firstborn would be given the birthright or inheritance from their father. Reuben was the oldest, but because of incest, he could not inherit the firstborn blessing. Simeon and Levi were the next in birth order, but they handled Dinah’s rape at Shechem violently; opposite the will of their father, which left Judah as the rightful heir to the firstborn inheritance. Joseph was the eleventh in birth order, but the firstborn of Rachel (his favorite wife), so he was treated with favor.
This favor towards Joseph led to rivalry between Joseph and his brothers (especially between Judah and Joseph). As a result, some of his brothers wanted to kill him, however, they did not all agree about the murder plan. Instead of killing him, Judah proposed the plan to let him live and sell him. This foretold the rivalry between the tribes of Judah and Ephraim, the dividing of the northern and southern kingdoms where Judah broke away from the other tribes led by Ephraim (Joseph’s son), and the continued division of Israel and Gentile believers that greatly effects believers today. They agreed to sell Joseph to some traveling Ishmaelites. The Ishmaelites took Joseph to Egypt and sold him to Potiphar.
The Bible tells us Joseph was handsome and handled the tasks he was given by Potiphar with lots of integrity. He was given charge of all of his possessions. Archaeologists have verified that it was fairly common for wealthy people to place an “overseer” in their home (as noted in Under Bible Handbook published in 1967). Unfortunately, after much seduction and persuasion, Potiphar’s wife did not get Joseph’s romantic attention, so she plotted to make him appear as the aggressor towards her, and he was sent to jail.
He was taken out of jail and exalted by receiving the high-ranking position as next in charge under Pharaoh after three episodes of interpreting dreams. God revealed the interpretations to Joseph of the chief cup-bearers dream, the chief baker’s dream, and the Pharaoh’s dream. The interpretation of Pharaoh’s dream foretold of a 7 years of agriculture, 7 years of drought, and the solution plan to transcend it all. The solution is what we will be discussing in this post. Let’s get started…
In Genesis 41:33-36, Joseph gives the plain to overcome the trying times of famine. He says, ““Therefore, Pharaoh should look for a man both discreet and wise to put in charge of the land of Egypt. Pharaoh should do this, and he should appoint supervisors over the land to receive a twenty percent tax on the produce of the land of Egypt during the seven years of abundance. They should gather all the food produced during these good years coming up and set aside grain under the supervision of Pharaoh to be used for food in the cities, and they should store it. This will be the land’s food supply for the seven years of famine that will come over the land of Egypt, so that the land will not perish as a result of the famine.”
1.) Don’t take for granted your abundance. Save!!!
Genesis 41: 34-35 says, “Pharaoh should do this, and he should appoint supervisors over the land to receive a twenty percent tax on the produce of the land of Egypt during the seven years of abundance. They should gather all the food produced during these good years coming up and set aside grain under the supervision of Pharaoh to be used for food in the cities, and they should store it.
Joseph collected 20% taxes on the produce. Accordingly, we should set aside a percentage of what we have. 20% is a good ratio to set aside. You can collect 20% of all of your resources preserve it (can it, dehydrate it, vacuum seal it, strategically locate it, etc.) and place it out of use. If 20% is more than you can afford, make an attainable goal and consistently (preferably every time you receive) set a percentage of your resources aside.
Regardless of what resources you have right now, you have something in abundance: ideas, money, connections, faith, food, seeds, work ethic, or work ability. Use them! Similar to Joseph’s story where God was revealing a coming famine, Yahweh has also revealed trying times will come again. Yeshua called famines “birth pains” that precede the tribulation. Famines shorten your food supply, but it does not necessarily mean crops are unable to grow.
A famine can be similar to the American Great Depression induced by economic collapse and most of the populace reliant on jobs and grocery stores. A famine can be induced by a shortage on money-making opportunities, a shortage on ideas to make money, poor soil or chemical-treated soil (which makes bees unable to pollinate the 70% of agriculture which requires pollination in turn causing a domino affect). Famines can occur similar to what happened in many dictatorships where the government regulated the food and did not ration it fairly. In America, with the increasing regulations on farmers, the agricultural inductry, and the economy, less people are self-sufficient. If standards are fluctuated and food prices soar, a famine could occur.
You or I are not untouchable when famine comes, but we can prepare. Prophets were given as a protective voice, to provide warnings, and allow people to change their direction, and receive the mercy of God. Let’s not be foolish! Let’s receive mercy! The birth pains will come (maybe politically induced or maybe weather induced), and we do not know when they will affect us. We cannot take any meal for granted. We cannot take any trip to the grocery store or any crop that we reap from our soil for granted. We cannot take any opportunity to work for granted or any paycheck we receive from work for granted. Make every resource glorify God by giving life to you, your family, and sowing into others (with special attention to the poor, widows, and orphans). Let’s not be foolish! Let’s put into action the plan given by Joseph to prepare for the increasing labor pains prior to the birth of the messianic reign.
2.) Make a Strategic Relocation Plan
Joseph was strategically relocated divinely. Even though God had revealed the coming disaster, Joseph still knew they must be strategic about where to locate their food storage. Genesis 41:47-49 says, “During the seven years of abundance, the earth brought forth heaps of produce. He collected all the food of these seven years in the land of Egypt and stored it in the cities — the food grown in the fields outside each city he stored in that city. Yosef stored grain in quantities like the sand on the seashore, so much that they stopped counting, because it was beyond measure.” In our instances, some of us are planning for families of one, two, three, groups, etc. Some of us have jobs, businesses, etc. One important things to note is that food is not grown in the city where the population is dense. Food is grown outside of densely populated areas. Joseph was storing the agricuture grown outside of the city within the city for those he was overseeing. For us, we must choose to either homestead and become sufficient on our own soil or invest in what someone else is reaping in great enough measure to secure the coming tribulation (not referring to the “Great Tribulation”).
When we accumulate our storage, we also need to be mindful that Joseph was in charge of a government and military. He was able to regulate violence, theft, and ensure that his food storage was not easily looted. You must do the same thing. Population density is the greatest risk in a famine. When people cannot find food, the population is dense, and you have food, you become a target. In famines is great violence: rape, theft, murder, cannabalism, and the list goes on. I suggest storing your food in a low dense area, having a way to protect yourself (guns, slingshots, archery, etc.) where you can quickly and easily transport those you have oversight of.
Joseph’s family stayed in the land of Canaan. When the famine arose, they migrated to food. When people cannot find food, the population is dense, and you have food, you become a target. In famines is great violence: rape, theft, murder, cannibalism, and the list goes on. I suggest storing more than enough, store your food in a low dense area, having a way to protect yourself (guns, slingshots, archery, etc.) where you can quickly and easily transport those you have oversight of. A part of our role as the salt and the light is to administer the benefits of the Kingdom of Heaven to people on the Earth. When we read the Bible and appropriate its words, we fulfill that role. God has given us many prophets and allowed us to have a collection of their writings: our Bibles. When we read our Bibles and identify coming famine, we have a responsibility–not a choice–to prepare. When we prepare and unbelievers or lukewarm believers (those who have re-interpreted the Bible into a lacksidaisacal book) are not prepared, we have the opportunity as Joseph did to bring physical and spiritual salvation to them. Prophesies are given as warnings and so we can prevail; not for pessimistic means. Scriptures to prove it:
“In spite of this, he sent them prophets to bring them back to Adonai; they warned them, but they wouldn’t pay attention.” (2 Chronicles 24:19)
“I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their kinsmen. I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I order him. Whoever doesn’t listen to my words, which he will speak in my name, will have to account for himself to me.” (Deuteronomy 18:18-19)
The prophets (including our Messiah) have spoken. Let us not be apart of the coming judgement that will befall those who have taken His words lightly. Remember the ten virgins (Matthew 25): some were prepared, some were not, and those who were prepared entered the Kingdom. Let’s be prepared; not just for famine, but for everything foretold by the prophets!
This video and book gives SO much useful information about making a strategic relocation plan:
3.) Exercise Food Preservation & Storage Techniques
Genesis 41: 48-49 says, “During the seven years of abundance, the earth brought forth heaps of produce. He collected all the food of these seven years in the land of Egypt and stored it in the cities — the food grown in the fields outside each city he stored in that city. Yosef stored grain in quantities like the sand on the seashore, so much that they stopped counting, because it was beyond measure.”
The land brought forth plenty. Right now, we see the birth pains increasing in frequency, but most people still have the ability to store. Storage is irrelevant without good preservation.
Most know that when a woman begins to contract with greater frequency, the baby is soon to be born. Since Messiah ascended to prepare a place for us about 2000+ years ago, the birth pains have increased in frequency and in scope of influence. Persecution is happening at greater rates today than it was in the Bible times. Look at China, Syria, the debt crisis worldwide, the frequency of wars and rumors of wars, the frequency of natural disasters, etc. The birth pains foretold by Yeshua are increasing in span and influence, so we need to prepare. We do not know the time or the hour, but we can know the season. Let’s be ready.
Remember the scope of the influence of the famine with Joseph: it affected ALL COUNTRIES. The famine that Joseph endured may have been the worse recorded famine in history, and it may be repeated in the end times. Genesis 41:57 says, “Moreover all countries came to Egypt to Yosef to buy grain, because the famine was severe throughout the earth.”
The Bible tells us the people of Egypt who knew of Joseph’s prophecy also decided to store food, but because they did not exercise good preservation techniques, they still had to buy from Joseph. Yoseph would not be able to successfully feed people for seven years without good preservation. The Bible does not specify how Joseph preserved the food (from what I know), but I am aware that the Bible says this about preservation:
Dehydration: In 2 Samuel 17:19, a woman in Bahurim is dehydrating grain. It says, “His wife spread a covering over the cistern’s opening and scattered drying grain on it, so that nothing showed.” Nowadays, we have machines and much sunlight; either can be used to dehydrate food. You can buy dehydrated food, but be careful that it is healthy and will provide your family with the nutrition they need. Today, food is under great attack with additives, the use of genetic modification, or the use of crops that have been picked many days ago which diminishes the nutritional value. Study to find good ways to dehydrate nutritional food for your family. Dehydration has proven to last decades, so well dehydrated food can last you, your family, and others that you may want to preserve for.
Canning: Canning is not specifically discussed in the Bible. We do know they stored food in jars. Canning is now a successful method for storing food for periods of time. Home canning (or buying the organic equivalent) is better at maintaining nutritional value. Pickling and fermenting falls into this category. Vaccuum sealing is also a useful preservation method that can be coupled with canning. Here are some useful materials to make this possible:
Pressure canner (This is the one that I have):
Download these VERY useful canning recipes <<HERE>>.
Freezing: This is the most common method of preservation, but is not a method that you would want to use for 7+ years or even more than one year.
This video will give more details on food preservation techniques:
4.) Plan Well
Genesis 41:36 says, “This will be the land’s food supply for the seven years of famine that will come over the land of Egypt, so that the land will not perish as a result of the famine.” Joseph made a plan. His plan was a redemptive plan that preserved your lineage and mine. Planning is redemptive. You should not be planning with fear in mind, but with victory in mind. You can create a solution for your family, your neighbor’s family, and many more. Just as Joseph redeemed many, strategic planning is redemptive. Imitate Yeshua and administer His Kingdom on Earth well.
- Inventory all of your income (ideas, opportunities, food, connections, money, talents, ability)
- Decide how you can make optimal use of your resources
- Make a strategic relocation plan or invest in space at someone else’s homestead to store for your family
- Commit to a percentage that can be set aside from everything you receive
- Start storing