When God gives you something, your first responsibility is to find a use for it – for the sake of His kingdom. If you have a car, you help people get to where they need to go. If you have time, you help those without any. If you have a house, you provide a roof for those who need it. Everything we have is for God, His glory and His kingdom.
But, there are times when God has given you something that you don’t know what to do with. If you’ve asked God for what to do, and He doesn’t tell you… there’s only one thing to do. And, that goes for survival situations.
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Step 4 – Money and Other Things of Value
There is a good chance that many of you have money in the bank. Hopefully, you’ve been tithing to your church. Hopefully, you’ve been using your money to meet the needs of others – especially, brothers and sisters in Christ. Hopefully, you’ve been seeking the Lord to use that money for His sake, and not yours.
Get Close To God
If you have not been doing that… well, I think that we’ll hafta stop here.
If you have not been giving a portion of your earnings to your church, then you must not think much of your church. If that’s the case, find a new church until you CAN give to your church. Unfortunately, the problem might not be with your church.
The problem might be with you. If you have been ‘holding out’ on God and not giving that minimum tithe to your church… or, at least giving it to something that is truly of God… then, you are holding back on God.
If that is you, I am witness to the fact that God is holding back on you.
The only way that we are going to survive what is coming is if we are truly and whole-heartedly in God’s hands. If you aren’t completely and utterly trusting God for everything, then you aren’t going to make it. It’s that simple.
You’re money isn’t going to save you.
God is going to save you.
If you can’t see that, then there’s nothing that I can do for you. None of the advice that I’ve offered you so far will do you any good. I’m sorry.
But, maybe you realize that you’ve been on the wrong path, and you want to get back to the faith and closeness to God that you once had. Here’s a promise that you can trust in:
Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. – James 4:8
Start now. I don’t know how much time we have, so you must begin immediately. Get close to God. Help those who need help. Tithe to your church. Open your heart to God.
If you’re still reading this, you have my respect and admiration. Keep up the good work.
If you are doing all that, and you STILL have extra resources, then you have been given the job of being a good steward. You have the awesome responsibility of making sure that God’s resources (i.e., what you have) are ready for His work at the time and place that He wants them used.
Let’s look into how to do that.
The first principle is…
Don’t Lose It
If God has given you something valuable to hold onto (at least until it’s needed), you have the responsibility to NOT LOSE IT.
What is the first principle of investing?
Don’t lose money.
What is one of the most important principles for surviving a disaster?
Own something of value that can be used to obtain what you need. (But, let’s wait a moment on that one.)
They are failing. They are going to collapse. Any money that you have in the bank is going to disappear. Period.
ANY money that you have in ANY kind of bank, ANY kind of investment company, ANY kind of insurance company… ANYwhere… is going to be gone when the financial collapse hits us. That is a 100% guarantee – backed by the US Federal Reserve and the US government. That means…
YOU. MUST. GET. YOUR. MONEY. OUT.
Do you have a retirement fund?
Get it out.
Do you have a savings account?
Get it out.
Do you have a 401k?
Get it out.
Seriously. Get. It. Out.
I cannot tell you exactly when the crash is going to happen. No one can say exactly. BUT, it is horrifyingly close, and most of us are surprised that it hasn’t happened already. And, once it starts, it will be too late to save what you have.
Bank failures and financial resets always, ALWAYS happen in the wee hours of the night. The day before will be financial sweetness and light, and the morning after will be complete devastation. Do not get caught by this.
So, get your money out and… What was that about one of the most important principles for surviving a disaster? Oh yes… Have something of value.
Tangibles Have Real Value.
Now, I haven’t forgotten that this is an article about preparing for disaster. And, just as the need for food, water and security will differ according to your situation, the same is true here.
If you know that you are in a really safe place and able to ride out the coming social upheavals in the comfort of your home, then your options are wide open.
However, if you know that you’re going to need to make a run for safety, you are extremely limited in what you can do.
Sticking it out.
So, you made the right decision and located yourself properly and securely. You are sitting pretty out in The American Redoubt. You cannot imagine any scenario that would require you to leave your home.
If that’s you, then the world is your oyster. You can invest in anything of value. Buy a farm. Buy old cars and fix ’em up. Become an inn-keeper. Get sheep. You have lots of options. Go for it.
For the rest of us…
We will probably only escape this disaster with what we can carry – especially those of us who live in (or near) a city. And, if our financial resources need to fit in our backpacks… We are stuck with some pretty limited options.
Please remember that we are looking for something that is a store of value. That is portable. That everyone will recognize as valuable. And, something that will KEEP its value.
As I sit here, staring at the screen, I honestly can’t think of anything better than…
Gold and Silver
You’ve seen what I’ve written on the subject, so I won’t go into that. If you HAVEN’T seen all the reasons why Gold and Silver are a good idea, I strongly urge you to look through the articles in the Gold and Silver category on this website. There are some great resources there.
But… you’re afraid, right?
You’ve heard the horror stories about FDR and the gold confiscation.
You’ve heard the high priests of investment preach against the heresy of buying precious metals.
Even your neighbor and the kid who mows your lawn are against the idea of gold.
Doesn’t that maybe tell you something?
Please remember that we are in this situation because we chose to ignore the lessons of history and pay attention to the liars who lied to us. Every currency that lost its gold or silver foundation failed within 40 years. Would you believe that it has been just over 40 years since the US dollar lost its heart of gold?
And, that fear of confiscation?
Back then, lots of people owned gold, and FDR knew that he couldn’t devalue the dollar unless he could get his hands on everyone’s gold.
Now, the situation is different. There’s no gold connected to the dollar, so it can be freely devalued. So, there should be no immediate fear of confiscation.
But, should the government choose to take your gold, I personally believe that you’ll be able to see it coming and switch to something else.
And, there IS something else
Those of you who are still afraid of gold, should try silver. It is cheaper. It has awesome fundamentals supporting it as a store of value. Most of it has been consumed by the electronics industry, and continues to be consumed. And, it’s price has suffered even more manipulation than gold, so it should rise much faster than gold – when the financial crash wipes out the manipulators.
For centuries, about 20 ounces of silver would buy one ounce of gold. Today, it takes more than 60 ounces of silver to buy that ounce of gold, and there is less silver in the world today, than at any other time in the last hundred years. You can bet that the price of silver is going to return to that 20-to-1 ratio.
So, silver is an AWESOME idea. Except… well… if you’ve got lots of money… that much silver is hard to lug around.
Seriously, that is the only downside to silver – luggable-ness.
My personal recommendation?
Buy as much silver as you can carry, then start buying gold.
Let me say that again:
Buy as much silver as you can carry, then start buying gold.
Wrapping It Up
I’ve thrown a lot at you in this article, so let me lay out the four points that you MUST remember.
- Draw close to God – HE is the One who will save you in the coming days, months and years. If you have been holding out on God (and we all do), stop now. Get back your faith. Walk with Him. He will never fail you.
- Get your money OUT – I don’t care what you have to pay or do, but get your money into your own hands. Otherwise, it WILL disappear. This is guaranteed. And, good servants of God seek to walk wisely and preserve what God has entrusted to them.
- Get something of value – It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as it fits with your survival plan. Seriously, you need to get to the other side of the coming disaster so that you can be in a position to serve God. Get something of value that will help you stay alive… that you can use to help others stay alive.
- Gold and Silver – When I was a financial adviser in the ’90s, it was the dumbest idea in the world. Now it’s not. Buy as much silver as you can carry. Then, buy gold.
I hope that what I’ve written here helps you.
May God bless you.
I earnestly pray for you all.
If you find a flaw in my reasoning, have a question, or wish to add your own viewpoint, leave a comment. Your input is truly welcome.
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