How to Afford to Prepare for the Day of The Lord (the Great Tribulation)

It is most important to prepare Spiritually for the Great Tribulation.

But it is also very important to prepare Physically for the Great Tribulation.

This page here will deal with preparations and especially the physical preparations.

Many people want to prepare but either don't know how or do not have the money. On this page I will share tips for physical preparations that will help save money so you can afford to prepare more. Most people say that there is no way they can do more to prepare. Many people say they can't afford to stock up on food and supplies. Yet most of these people are spending hundreds of dollars a month on cell phones, cable, satellite, movies, etc. What is more important: entertainment, or survival? We need to reset our priorities. I think that everyone can find at least one or more things on this article that they can do to help them prepare physically. Some people will say that it is wrong to prepare physically. They are wrong! I am 100% certain that God has told me to tell the people to prepare! The bible confirms!

From the "Consider the Ant" Letter 2009:

"In a field one summer's day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart's content. An Ant walked by, grunting as he carried a plump kernel of corn. "Where are you off to with that heavy thing?" asked the Grasshopper. Without stopping, the Ant replied, "To our ant hill. This is the third kernel I've delivered today." "Why not come and sing with me," said the Grasshopper, "instead of working so hard?" "I am helping to store food for the winter," said the Ant, "and think you should do the same." "Why bother about winter?" said the Grasshopper; "we have plenty of food right now." But the Ant went on its way and continued its work. The weather soon turned cold. All the food lying in the field was covered with a thick white blanket of snow that even the grasshopper could not dig through. Soon the Grasshopper found itself dying of hunger. He staggered to the ants' hill and saw them handing out corn from the stores they had collected in the summer. Then the Grasshopper knew: It is best to prepare for the days of necessity.

Matthew 24:20

But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

Proverbs 6:6-11

6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: 7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, 8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. 9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?, 10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: 11 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

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Proverbs 30:24-28

24 There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise: 25 The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer; 26 The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks; 27 The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands; 28 The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.

God also wants me to remind you of the stories of the race between the rabbit and the snail or turtle. I asked God if He really wants me to share both the above story and to remind you of the snail or turtle. I looked up in the sky and saw immediately in front of me a cloud perfectly shaped like a snail! I did not have to use any imagination. It was clearly a snail! Then it turned into a turtle. Then back into a snail. Then I realized they are basically the same. The rabbit thought he had plenty of time, had need of nothing (Rev. 3:17-22) and thought he could lay around and wait and then sprint across the finish line at the last moment. While the snail/turtle was slow but persistent & kept going forward & won the race. The rabbit looked up from his nap and saw the snail across the other side of Jordan! Don't think you can just wait until the last moment then dash across the finish line!

Proverbs 1:27-28

"When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer..."

1 Cor. 9:24

Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

Heb. 12:1

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

2 Tim. 4:7

I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith:

Consider the 2 sons, one went to work in the vineyard, the other did not:

Matthew 21:28-32

28 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. 29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. 30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. 31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.

Ezek. 7:14

"They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none goeth to the battle: for my wrath is upon all the multitude thereof."

Things You Can Do To Be Able To Afford To Prepare:

Learn about Food Storage and recommendations from LDS (latter day saints church). I do not support or condone their doctrines. But their website has a lot of useful information about food storage preparations.

Food from nature:


If you live near an area with trees, you may be able to get fresh squirrel meat with a 22 rifle, or a really good BB rifle at close range, or a trap or snare. However, if you fry or roast the squirrel, its meat will be too tough to eat for most folks. Skin the squirrel, remove and discard the digestive organs (stomach and intestines), and cut the squirrel meat into small pieces (cut the heart and liver into pieces also), and boil all the meat in a little water with a dash of salt (don't forget the salt). Enjoy the meaty soup and drink the soup broth when the meat is all gone. Learn Why All Meats Have been cleansed.

Thin Evergreen Needles (pine, spruce, etc.):

Those thin green needles are edible and are an excellent source of vitamin C. If you eat them year round you will notice they taste different during the different seasons. Sometimes the taste is neutral and sometimes a little bitter. Regardless of how they taste, they are still an edible food source. Don't eat too many at one time unless your body is accustomed to them. Like any new food item, your body needs time to adjust to the new food source. Remember, they are very low in calories, so they won't provide the energy you need ... but they will provide some fresh natural vitamins. Pine needles may be eaten raw or cooked. Or you can dice the pine needles into very tiny pieces and boil them in some water to make a broth or tea.

Pine Cone Seeds:

The seeds of a pine cone are located under the outer scales of the pine cone. Break off the scales to get to the seeds. There will be two winged seeds under each scale. The seeds may be eaten raw (the same way the squirrels do), or you may roast them. This is one of the most important wild food sources due to its high food value and availability.

Soft Inner Tree Bark (not the hard outer bark):

In the spring when the sap is rising, the inner bark of most trees is edible (pine, birch, elm, maple, spruce, willow). It is low in calories but better than nothing. Peel the bark up near the bottom of the tree or from exposed roots to reveal the fresh inner bark. Do not peel the bark off a tree in a circle all the way around the tree. You will kill the tree. Don't overdo it on a single tree. Move on to the next tree. Inner tree bark may be eaten raw, or cooked, or dried and pounded into flour for future consumption.


Most folks think of them as pretty weeds. Did you know that every part of the dandelion plant is edible (flower, stems, leaves, and roots)? The stems and flowers can be eaten raw or cooked. The leaves taste bitter if eaten raw so it is usually better to boil them first. Remove the tough center vein from the leaves before you boil them. Wash the roots and boil them like a potato. They have an agreeable taste. Or you can dry the roots in the sun, crush them and use them as a substitute for coffee. From a medicinal perspective, any and all the parts of the dandelion plant help to improve blood circulation in the body.


All types of clover are edible. Clover contains some vitamin E. Clover can be recognized by its small round flowers and its three small leaves. Sometimes four leaves (the proverbial four leaf clover). The clover leaves may be eaten raw or boiled (older leaves are better boiled). The tiny flowers can be boiled to make a tea. The roots can be scraped, washed, and boiled.


The following bugs are edible: ants, grubs, slugs, and earthworms. They may be eaten raw (but not alive) or cooked. Nobody I know likes them raw, so the best solution is to dice them into small pieces and cook them in a soup with some other type of wild food. Grasshoppers can also be eaten if you first remove the legs. The legs contain tiny barbs that can get caught in your throat. Don't eat grasshoppers raw because they occasionally contain tiny parasites (which will be killed if you boil the grasshoppers in water). Never eat flies, mosquitoes, ticks, centipedes, or spiders.

Depending on where you live, other edible foods may grow wild. In much of the south, young poke sallet leaves (which no two people can agree on how to spell) are also nutritious if you first boil the leaves three times in clean water. Change the water between each boiling. Acorns (which set every other year) are also edible if you remove the cap (or crown) and boil them at least three times in clean water. Then let the acorns dry in the sun. (Acorns contain a small amount of tannic acid which will make you sick if you don't boil it away first. When our forefathers first arrived in this nation, the Indians showed them how to bury the acorns in mud for three months to make them fit to eat. This is an effective but very slow method for removing the tannic acid.) A handful of acorns is equivalent in nutrition to a pound of fresh hamburger.

If you try a new food source, don't eat too much of it the first time. Give your digestive system a chance to become acquainted with it. You don't need to make yourself sick with a fever or diarrhea by going overboard on a food you have never eaten before.

If you think a wild plant might be edible, there is a three step test to go through before you eat it. If there is not enough of the wild plant growing nearby to serve as a regular food source, then you should ignore it. It's not worth the risk. If there is plenty of the plant available, then follow this test sequence. First, rub a little of the plant on the inside of your upper left arm (a sensitive body area but one that won't incapacitate you). Wait eight hours to see if the skin breaks out in a rash. If you pass the first test, rub a little of the plant on the outside of your lips, and wait eight hours to see if your lips break out in a rash. If you pass the second test, then put a very small quantity of the plant in your mouth, chew it up really good, and then spit it all out. Wait one day. If you don't get sick, then you can try swallowing a little bit of it the next day. Never eat too much of an unknown wild plant in a short period of time.

Edible Flowers:

You get the idea. Stop living as if nothing is ever going to happen. Even your own government recommends that you have enough food and supplies on hand at all times. If you could see for only 5 minutes just how bad it is going to get (Matt. 24:21), you would do everything possible to prepare for it!

Again many people will say that it is wrong to prepare, even though I have already given you bible verses that tell you otherwise. You say "God will take care of me". Don't be like the man in the story below who died by refusing God's help. This article is a rope to help you! Why survive? God doesn't want us to seek death! The desire to die is the spirit of suicide! As long as you are alive, you can do work for God's Kingdom and be a blessing to those around you. There is much work to do!

There are many versions of this story, here's my version:

There was a man who watched the news and weather. They said it was coming a storm and there would be flooding. They said to prepare. He did not. He said "God will protect me". So the rains came. The authorities came to his door twice to tell him to leave. He refused to evacuate. "God will take care of me". The waters rose. Then he eventually had to take to the roof top! Someone came by with a boat. "Get In!" But the man refused. "God will take care of me". Then a police helicopter tried to rescue him. But again he refused, "God will take care of me". So, the man drowned. Then he eventually came to meet his Maker. He asked Jesus "Why didn't you help me?" The response was "I gave you warning on the weather channel and your local news. I sent people to your door. I sent a boat and a helicopter, What else did you want me to do!" This article is a life rope being handed to you today. Will you heed the warning and will you grab the rope?

Many of you will also need tents. Choose high quality and make sure to also completely cover the tent with heavy duty tarps to protect it from water and tears from falling branches/twigs, etc. Pray about whether you need a large tent or a small tent that is easily portable. Some people will need small portable tents. Other people will need large tents to stay in one location for the entire 3.5 years of the Great Tribulation.

For many people, it would be best to have at least one large tent and at least one small tent. That way, you will have either one, according to your needs. Many people that think they will be moving place to place, may actually be stationary, while others that think they will be stationary, will actually be on the run. So, prepare for both.

There are many variations of possible ways to make a heater with candles. View several videos on YouTube to get additional ideas. These are only good for small spaces.

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