Proverbs 6:6, "Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:"
People often ask me if it is wise for people to prepare if they knew something major was about to occur in our society. This question is usually posed when the subject of the plans for the New World Order come up, or when we look at the plans the government is putting into place for those apposing their plans and aims. One things' for sure: the people in control sure have made plans about what to do in these same circumstances. But for the every day Joe, in that day of turmoil, whenever it happens, the normal thing to happen is for our imaginations to begin to run wild with all the possibilities of the 'rioting in the streets' and then we freak out with the 'what do we do?' stuff. It is precisely against that time that people need to consider what to do. We should ask ourselves, "What would the ant do?"
Yes we live in times which could get very hairy. What would an ant do if he was confronted with what lurks in our world? First, the ant would only be concerned with his daily sustenance and what he was supposed to do. He wouldn't panic because he wouldn't be aware of any danger to his 'ant hill'. If the 'ant hill' got kicked in by some kids, or a storm threatened to drown it out, I'm pretty sure the ant would double his work load of getting food and putting it in some storage place. One thing the ant does not do is change the life of toil he is devoted to. What any 'last days' preparation involves is your life style right now. Even more than the good food you could get in your garage, the daily life of devotion to Yeshua and the steadfastness of your intimate devotion to Him is what will carry you through to whatever goal you are trying to achieve. My food could be stolen, better yet, I may find people to feed and run out of food. What do I do then? I seek the Lord who provides my needs.
Yes, many believe we are living in times spoken of in the Bible and feel a need to get ready. But how are you getting ready? Where will you go? Unlike the ant, we know what seems to be coming down the pike. However, even if we know what's coming we need to resemble the ant and take 'ant-like measures. Like an ant we need to be busy and industrious. For followers of Yeshua, we need to spiritually live and act the way Yeshua instructs us every day. His Word tells us to not be concerned for those who can kill our bodies but to fear Him who has the power to throw body and soul into the eternal flames of hell. We have to keep in mind that we are not of this world. We are in it, not of it.. This world is perishing and we need to let it go. The ant is only concerned with what his purpose is. Have you found your purpose yet? This is the central issue about your own preparation. We spend so much time and effort thinking about eventualities that the reality of the moment is lost. I'm prepared right now. How about you?