Band of Brothers Prepping

On one of our recent shows, Pastor Scott Hunt came to share his wisdom about being ready for anything in his book, “The Practical Prepper’s Complete Guide to Disaster Preparedness.” There were many things he talked about that really hit home, but the two I want to talk about is: 1) the importance of community; 2) water.

Scott talked of the “Band of Brothers” and the concept of networking and prepping as a community so that everyone brings something to the table.  He emphasized that this is the key to survival in Times of Trouble.  I totally agree with Pastor Scott and have said so many times over many years.  It’s important who you have around you in these Last Days when we can almost count on going through at least some kind of difficulties as the prophecies of Matthew 24 come to pass. Good friends and family (including Church family) should come together and support each other with prayer and practical things.

One of those “practical things” is water.  Water is No. 1 on Pastor Scott’s list because a human can live only a few days without it.  After you secure a water source, the next most important thing is to make sure you can drink it!  That’s where our wonderful Seychelle products come in.  You can use water from many sources if you have the right purification products on hand.  These items would make wonderful Christmas gifts as well.  Why give a frivolous gift when you can give the gift of life?

Getting back to community; two people are better than one, because they get more done by working together. If one falls down, the other can help him up. But it is bad for the person who is alone and falls, because no one is there to help. Ecclesiastes 4:10

In my book, The Refuge, I outline the importance of the Church in the Last Days.  Believe it or not, many people have abandoned the Church in droves in the last 10 years.  Just when the Church needs to come alive, it appears to be dying.

But the Church is not going to die – but it may be rebuilt!  Jesus said “I will build My Church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against her!”  Now it doesn’t get any clearer than that.  Has it ever occurred to you that much of what has been built may not have been built by Jesus!?

Yet, the disappointment or disillusionment in today’s churches does not justify the “Lone Ranger” syndrome.  You cannot make it on your own – you need the help and the fellowship of other believers!

If two lie down together, they will be warm, but a person alone will not be warm. Ecclesiastes 4:11

Accept it.  You need others and they need you.  No Lone Rangers!  Neglect not the assembly!

An enemy might defeat one person, but two people together can defend themselves; a rope that is woven of three strings is hard to break. Ecclesiastes 4:12

You may think you are strong enough to stand against anything that comes against you, and we know that the devil and his minions are very busy trying to steal, kill and destroy everything and everyone they can in these Last Days.  But you are not as strong alone as you could be together with others who can help you fight.  When you fight together, you can watch each other’s backs, so to speak.  And when Jesus is in your midst, the three-fold defense is undefeatable!

Don’t be found alone in the Last Days.  Jesus didn’t intend for you to have to go it alone.  Not only will we have increased spiritual warfare, we will have increases in natural calamities as well.

God knew you would be born and live in these perilous times – and He designed it that way and gave you a special assignment.  Don’t disappoint Him.  Pray that God will align you with good people – people who love the Lord and are called according to His purposes.  And while we’re at it, we should probably pray that we ourselves are found faithful!

3 thoughts on “Band of Brothers Prepping

  1. Can you please help us find such a community in or near Everett, WA? Or anywhere else? We are without support here and wise enough to know this is necessary. Thank you for your help, Jim and Lori!

  2. Pastor Jim,

    To use my people’s hip-hop inner-city dialect…….

    Yo, Bro!! I got your back!!

    Translated: You can count 100 percent on me. I’ll back you up without reservation — and all the way till the end of the struggle, “do or die”!!

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