More on Survival in end times: crisis response and coping

I feel in my spirit that many still do not know the value of this book. It is crucial you read the book which is free online with MP3 download if you prefer to listen to the teaching. Here are some excerpts of chapter one. Please be encouraged to read these and visit the website. As previously written I have listened to this teacher of the Bible some years ago and his Bible teaching has helped me tremendously.

Christian Survival Kit : Chapter 1 (excerpts)
Don’t Panic — Believe

What is the first thing you should do in a crisis situation?

One day as I was reading John 14, 15, and 16, the Lord began to give me the answer to this question. In John 16:1, Jesus says, “These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.” According to Mark 4:17, when a person is offended, Satan takes the Word of God from them.

In other words, when you are offended, the Word of God stops releasing its life-giving power in your life. When you take offense, when you get hurt, the Word stops operating…

Jesus said this to His disciples the night before His crucifixion…

These disciples were literally the people Jesus was going to use to establish His church and overthrow Satan’s kingdom…They had forsaken families, careers — everything — for Jesus. And they were in a situation that was going to test their faith, that Jesus was the Messiah even…

In other words, if the disciples had taken heed to what Jesus told them here, they would not have been offended. They could have rejoiced during that very trying time.

So John 14, 15, and 16, in capsule form, is everything you need to know in a crisis when your faith is being tested. If this doesn’t apply to you at this moment, hang on — it will. Every one of us needs to know this. We need to be schooled in these precautions before the crisis hits. When a crisis hits, your very first reaction — the first thing you do when Satan attacks — usually determines the outcome.

The Fires of Adversity

Not long ago, I was reading a book called Terror at Tenerife.

It reminded me of what we’re talking about here. This man, Norman Williams, was in the accident on the Canary Islands in which two huge 747s crashed on the runway and burned. Only a few people out of 500 or more escaped. The rest were killed.

It was miraculous how Williams got out. He looked at the people on either side of him, and it was so hot, the flesh just melted off of them…

But what came out of his mouth was different — he’d been seeking the Lord. He had agreed with his mother before he left on the trip that he’d be safe. The first thing to come out of his mouth was his faith that God would protect him. He had a huge fireball come right at him, but he wasn’t burned. Then a landing gear came flying at him. He just caught the thing and threw it off. There was an explosion right above his head, and the plane, ten feet high at that point, was torn open. He jumped up right through that hole, even though he was fifty years old and overweight. God supernaturally delivered him.

Norman Williams didn’t have time to sit back and ask, “Now let’s see, what should I do in this situation?”

First Things Last

Your first reaction is going to determine the outcome in a crisis situation…The attitude you have when Satan comes against you is going to determine the final result. If you can get a hold of this truth, it will revolutionize your life…It’s based on simple truths from the Word, but if you get established in them, they’ll keep you from being offended, and the Word of God will produce in your life.

In John 14:1, Jesus says, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”

…The first thing you have to do when Satan comes against you is to make the decision that you are not going to let your heart be troubled.

If you were to diagram this sentence, the understood subject is “you.” You let not your heart be troubled. God gave you the choice. God gave you power over your heart.

Again, this is so simple we often miss it. The vast majority of people I deal with who are attacked by Satan don’t really understand this.

But this is a command as much as any other command in the Word — as much as “thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt not steal, and thou shalt not kill.” It is a direct command from the Lord!

So the very first thing you have to do is say, “I am not going to let my heart be troubled.”

Depression — Getting Christians Down

As I travel, the biggest problem I encounter in the body of Christ is discouragement and depression. At least three-fourths of the people I deal with constantly battle these emotions. There is no excuse for it — there are reasons, but no excuses.

We’ve gotten to the point that we think these kinds of emotions are normal…Well, I guarantee you the Lord Jesus Christ has borne our sorrows and carried our griefs!

Who’s in Control Here?

We have an authority as believers that most Christians have missed…In Deuteronomy 30:19, God speaks through Moses, “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.”

If you were to diagram this sentence, “you” is again the implied subject: therefore, you choose life…

A Marriage of Convenience?

In my marriage counseling, people invariably say to me, “But look what this person did,” and they begin to tell me all the terrible things their mate has done…What they’re really saying is, “Well, this justifies my feelings, this justifies my depression, this justifies my actions.” But there is nothing that justifies our being less than what God called us to be.

It doesn’t matter what comes your way — death, physical problems, financial problems, relationship problems — whatever the devil is fighting you with. God has given you the ability to overcome it. But you have to choose…


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