The Christian Media ministiryfirmly believe we are in the last days and the tribulational cycle is at hand. Furthermore, we believe that to engage in physical preparations is not only Scriptural, but is an outward evidence of our inward conviction. Those that criticize the preparedness mindset are hypocrites. We suggest they remove their spare tires from any automobiles they operate, cancel all insurance policies, and build their houses on the sand. That way when disaster does strike, they can exhibit how powerful their alleged prayer lives are.
Of course, the aforementioned is a course of foolishness, but it illustrates the inconsistent approach to prophecy. The scriptures tell us "By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house...." (Hebrews 11:7).
This is directly applicable as Jesus Christtold us that the times of His return would be "just as it was" in Noah's time; thus we look at Noah as an example of a godly man who was aware of a great move of the Lord that was about to occur. We might ask, did Noah look at the overwhelming task before him and think 'I'll never be able to survive such an all encompassing judgment' or did Noah act in obedience and faith -- regardless of his as yet undemonstrated maritime construction abilities? The answer is obvious.
Hebrews further tells us that Noah's very act of the exertion of effort in which he "prepared an ark to the saving of his house" was evidently directly related to the fact that he then "became heir of the righteousness which is by faith" (Hebrews 11:7). Notice it wasn't his boat building abilities (read our miniscule survival techniques) that made him the heir of righteousness. It was the fact that he stepped forward regardless of his skill set and took on the task at hand -- and that was the evidence of his FAITH that God would see him through the trial to come.
In an effort to emulate the exemplary performance of Noah (to say nothing of Joseph and other fine Biblical examples), we prepare for the events to come.
Christian Media Networks has an entire web site, printed newsletter, and audio/video broadcasts devoted to survival, health, and physical issues associated with this subject. The Sound Body ministry is that construct. The radio program runs daily on the network (presently at 3 PM PST Monday through Friday -- see the broadcast schedule) and in 2008 launched a regular television program carried on the internet at http://www.cmri.tv.
The printed newsletter carries articles of importance relative to preparedness, survival, and abundant health. To request the newsletter, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and postal data.
And finally, please visit the Sound Body website, complete with articles of interest, and a catalog for the items that we've found useful and expedient towards the goal of learning more and utilizing the tools available to counter the present threat to our lives in Christ. http://soundbodyoutreach.com