Sunday, July 10, 2011

Fatigued: Will I die when SHTF?

Cdevidal, apparently you have the motivation to follow this thread, keep the faith. If you wait for deliverance to come to you, you'll be waiting a long time. You have to seek it out, and I think you're doing that.

Many will die in a SHTF, or in a slow slide economic depression, as you described it. What we're experiencing is unprecedented, quite possibly, in the history of western civilization, to the extent our system of government may not be able to form a proper response to it. Mainly that of the takeover of economic power by global capitalists.

Governments have responded to military threats through out history. The US is well accomplished in this area. However, providing for the common defense is one part of the constitutional role of government. The other role is that of promoting the general welfare, or wealth of the nation. It is in this regard, that our government is currently failing. If elected and appointed leaders of government were colluding with a military enemy, they would be deserving of death by firing squad as traitors. Whether you're a Christian or not, the effects of the Devil's conspiracy against man are obvious.

"Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived." (II Tim 3:12-13 ESV)

"Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!" (Rev 12:12 ESV)

The threat we face is not military, but an economic one. America stands at a cross road. There isn't enough money to pay all of the promises our Government has made over the years to it's various constituencies. The debt ceiling exists to prevent runaway deficit spending, which began in the modern American economy at the end of WWII, and accelerated in earnest under Reagan, who gave lip service to cutting government, but in reality began the push toward where we are today.

We are at war with those who will sacrifice the lives and well being of it's citizens to maintain the status quo of a system that is destined to collapse under it's own weight. If politicians were leaders, they would start by cutting their own salary and retirement benefits, trim the federal workforce, and begin undertaking cost cutting measures in every federal program. Instead they bail out everyone but their own citizens. These politicians and appointees are traitors.

It's not a question of whether the US will default on it's obligations, it's a matter of when, maybe by the end of the summer as $500B in US Treasury debt matures. It the Treasury can't find a buyer, debt ceiling negotiations aside, it could easily precipitate another financial crisis worse than 2008. THE US WILL DEFAULT ON ITS OBLIGATIONS AT SOME POINT, IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF WHEN, and what will be the consequences. The best any of us can do is prepare for the unpredictable. I'm reminded of a passage from the Book of Job, the oldest book of the bible,

"So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and struck Job with loathsome sores from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. And he took a piece of broken pottery with which to scrape himself while he sat in the ashes. Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die." But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips." (Job 2:7-10 ESV)

God restored double to Job, after the Devil took everything from Job, his family, property, and health. We don't know what is going to happen, or how bad it may get, but we can place our trust in him who sustains us. We can also encourage one another, and one means of doing that is participating in these forums. Peace.

Fatigued: Will I die when SHTF?

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