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Old 28th March 2010, 05:55 PM
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[Luke]
{22:35} “When I sent you without money or provisions or shoes, did you lack anything?”
{22:36} And they said, “Nothing.” Then he said to them: “But now, let whoever has money take it, and likewise with provisions. And whoever does not have these, let him sell his coat and buy a sword.

We must always rely on the grace and providence of God. But in these verses, spoken just before His Passion and Crucifixion, Christ counsels the members of the Church to make some practical preparations for the tribulation. This includes even setting aside some money, storing some provisions, and even for some persons having a weapon for self-defense.

I don't think we are yet at the point in time when food and provisions need to be stored, but that time is not so far away. There will be famine and civil violence and many severe afflictions during the first part of the tribulation. Spiritual preparations are most important, but temporal preparations are also useful.
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Old 28th March 2010, 06:13 PM
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[Luke]
{22:35} “When I sent you without money or provisions or shoes, did you lack anything?”
{22:36} And they said, “Nothing.” Then he said to them: “But now, let whoever has money take it, and likewise with provisions. And whoever does not have these, let him sell his coat and buy a sword.

We must always rely on the grace and providence of God. But in these verses, spoken just before His Passion and Crucifixion, Christ counsels the members of the Church to make some practical preparations for the tribulation. This includes even setting aside some money, storing some provisions, and even for some persons having a weapon for self-defense.

I don't think we are yet at the point in time when food and provisions need to be stored, but that time is not so far away. There will be famine and civil violence and many severe afflictions during the first part of the tribulation. Spiritual preparations are most important, but temporal preparations are also useful.

Ron, Thank you. However, you said earlier that money and gold ( not exhaustively) will become worthless during the tribulation, any thoughts?
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Old 28th March 2010, 07:45 PM
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Ron, Thank you. However, you said earlier that money and gold ( not exhaustively) will become worthless during the tribulation, any thoughts?
You are misquoting me. During the first part of the tribulation, money and gold will still have value. It is only at the very end of the first part of the tribulation when money and gold will have little value, about the time of the three days of darkness. Afterward, for a brief time, the most valuable temporal commodity will be food and land on which one can grow food. Beforehand, there will be much disorder and confusion in society; much of the commercial infrastructure of society will be in shambles (because of the very severe afflictions at the end of the first part of the tribulation.
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Old 28th March 2010, 08:48 PM
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You are misquoting me. During the first part of the tribulation, money and gold will still have value. It is only at the very end of the first part of the tribulation when money and gold will have little value, about the time of the three days of darkness. Afterward, for a brief time, the most valuable temporal commodity will be food and land on which one can grow food. Beforehand, there will be much disorder and confusion in society; much of the commercial infrastructure of society will be in shambles (because of the very severe afflictions at the end of the first part of the tribulation.

Thank you Ron for the clarification.
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