There’s a lot of buzz about major events that may align to signs in the heavens and biblical predictions that will happen in the next few weeks. Many of the episodes of The Nephite Explorer Project discuss ways the Nephites ushered in great judgements from God for disregarding his laws on this promised land. A situation we share in these wicked times. But if you look at the prophecies in the Book of Mormon about the destruction of the Nephites, the times we’re known by a select few but they we’re commanded to keep that knowledge from the people. This makes sense because if you knew the day or month major destructions we’re to happen, what would you do? Most would procrastinate the day of their repentance, many wouldn’t believe, some of those that would believe would be preparing like mad out of fear hoping their temporal preparations will save them (trusting in the arm of flesh), and the rest would be living complacently knowing that the end is far off. Christ teaches us to watch and be ready always. We need to always be spiritually right with him regardless of what temporal destructions await.
We just had several people in our ward pass away. Some knew it was coming and some didn’t. The point is the major “destructions” in our lives could happen any minute. For the father and mother who passed on recently, the calamities of their families hit a couple of weeks ago. Fortunately both families in these situations had “oil in their lamps.”
The destructions of the last days that I fear the most are the spiritual destructions that are all around us. Satan is wielding great power over the hearts of mankind and I fear the spiritual perils that await my own children because these destructions reach far beyond the grave. If only we we’re more alarmed with the spiritual devastations, the spiritual mortar shells that are landing all around us, than maybe the discussion over destructions of the last days would actually yield faith building conversations rather than fear mongering.
To find out what will happen, or what preparations you and your family need to make, I say take it to the Lord. When I’ve done this the answer usually is something I need to change internally rather than something to stockpile externally. Trust in him and lean not unto thy own understanding. He is the only one that knows all hidden things.
Anyways, that’s my 2 cents on the current situation.
Here is an 8 min video that you may want to watch before moving to a tent city in the mountains.