Through the course of the last twelve years of homesteading, while promoting organic food and natural remedies, I continue to hear "excuses." The main one, of course, has to do with money . . . Now, these excuses are from "religious folk" who tell everyone else how much our Heavenly Father provides and heals! Today, in this post, I hope to resolve all excuses, because time is definitely of the essence.
First and foremost, everyone who chooses to live simply doesn't have to spend $100,000.00 on land and equipment. I'm guessing, most of the folks telling me money is an issue to country living, are renters. Right now, just off the top of my head, three rental places in the country, come to mind that all include living on some land and rent for less than $300.00 a month. But even so, if country living isn't your thing, Deuteronomy 28 tells us, the children of The Most High can be blessed in the city or the country. Some people have told me, they believe they are called to be a witness in the cities when the time of tempest and chaos come. If that is the case, I pray they are preparing . . .
Here's the thing about living by faith, regardless of town or country. We can all lessen our dependency on the systems of the world. For example, you don't have to live in the country to home school your children. You don't have to live in the country to trust our Heavenly Father to be your Healer. The health care power will continue to strengthen and will be a very strong arm of the one world system. So as it continues, you may have to home school to protect your family from the health care power and have Father as the Healer of your household. Usually when it comes to home schooling, households tend to find a way to have a single earning with a stay at home mom.
Not to sound redundant or opinionated here, but if your city dwelling requires two full time incomes, you may want to give another thought to a country rental . . . If one is renting, then I would definitely be reducing debt to zero. One is more "ready at a moment's notice" if one is not economically disadvantaged, and debt is a definite disadvantage. Proverbs says the borrower is servant to the lender. Strong's indicates, servant, is an old English euphemism for "slave." Debt will very much keep one in bondage to the system. That is one of the hard and fast rules I have about anyone who would consider relocating to this place in an attempt to work together. I've told, even my kids, there will be no debt attached to this address!
It is truly time that our walk matches our talk. I see posts, frequently about the 10 virgins, five wise, five foolish, and folks go out of their way to "spiritualize" Messiah's words. Granted, it is about spiritual readiness, but coming out from among them and being separate has physical ramifications, as well. The coming one world order will take in all the powers that are already in existence, which includes powers that are quite prominently accepted in this society, beyond banking and commerce. Powers like health care and education are also included in buying and selling, not to mention transportation and the food supply. It is truly time to assess our dependency on the systems we take for granted. The people of YHUH must decrease our dependency on the powers of the system and come to the faith that our Heavenly Father truly is our Provider, our Healer, our Shepherd . . . we shall not want. YHUH is El Shaddai and His Son is coming back for those who are living according to the Will of the Father, watching, waiting, and ready!
And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went
in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. ~ words of Messiah