The challenge for me, in getting into “survivor mode”, is that it doesn’t seem like there really would be any place that was safe. With heat-seeking radar and butterfly drones they can find and kill whoever they want to kill, and the ones they want alive are the ones who will bow to their purposes. Their corrupt buddies. I fight with the thought that Adolf Hitler has been put in power, and we little people who still love freedom are all Jews. If we’re going to be spared it will be through divine intervention only, from this point on.
Unless whole communities start preparing in advance, somehow. Start using a different bartering system than US dollars, and make sure that their community has the basics necessary for everybody, and delivery systems that don’t require electricity or gasoline.
I think of Joseph telling Pharaoh that there would be 7 good years followed by 7 years of famine. If God had not given Joseph that dream and made sure that he was in a position of trust with the Pharaoh so that the Pharaoh listened to him and let him prepare properly, the loss of life would have been tremendous. Unfortunately, the “Pharaohs” who are supposed to be protecting us despise all us little peons and won’t listen to any of the warnings we’ve been giving. Sigh.
But God will take care of us, somehow. He’ll give us the strength we need, to face whatever comes our way. I have to concentrate on that or there will be no hope to hold onto.
God also determines the time when someone should leave this world. Perhaps, for a lot of people, this will be the time that God determines they must leave.