Monday, November 7, 2011

How thin is civilization's veneer? Thin, as this documentary shows

The following documentary from The History Channel is riveting. It depicts the beginning of, height, and aftermath of a global pandemic in which billions are killed. The famous phrase "nine meals from anarchy" is explained. It means that, grocery stores only have three days of food in stock at any given time, and when supply chains collapse, and no more food is delivered, people quickly will resort to anarchy when they go hungry. The veneer of civilization is very thin as Hurricane Katrina showed us, and this video illustrates how easily in this globally sophisticated world we can transmit a germ that causes a pandemic, and how soon after that, civilization collapses.

The documentary's synopsis is- "What have past acts of destruction taught us about what will happen to mankind after the apocalypse? Is it inevitable that disaster will someday strike America on an unprecedented level? How has history prepared us? History's most dramatic events--Hiroshima, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and others are examined and analyzed with hard data gathered from their massive aftereffects."

It is all the more vivid because though the documentary begins with the statement: 'This film is a theoretical account of a worst case scenario for global disaster." However, the worst case scenario for global disaster is all too real and the account is a good example of what is going to happen in the very near future, if you are not raptured. Revelation's Seal Judgments unleash death on a massive scale and within months, billions die. A fourth of the earth, in fact. Then more after that. (Rev 9:15) One of the Judgments is plague, (Rev 6:8), a global pandemic, exactly like the one shown in the documentary. However, unlike the pandemic in the documentary, the remaining population in the real world Tribulation will also be dealing with wars, violence, and anarchy on a scale never seen before, no, nor shall ever be again. (Matthew 24:21).

Please watch the video with this in mind and turn to Jesus to avoid all the hell on earth that is coming your way. Reconcile with Him, He put eternity in your heart, after all, (Ecc 3:11) so you know you want to...

There are 9 ten-minute parts. If you begin watching you won't be able to stop, they're that realistic.


7 comments:

  1. Here's a thought. If the Internet collapsed there would be no money, no fuel no food deliveries no cell phones and so on and so on. A scary thought.

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  2. Geoff, It's a good thought. Or should I say a bad thought... I watched an interesting show on Fast Food restaurants, and the billions of tons they ship in french fries and meat, and it is all handled by logistics centers which rely on computers. Same with oil deliveries, or shipments of *anything*, it all goes thru the internet now. If the electricity stops, the internet goes out. But what I learned in this video documentary about the pandemic is that when the workers die from plague there is no one around to maintain the internet and it goes out even when the electricity is still ON.

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  3. It's a good thing that God is sovereign and that nothing, absolutely nothing, is out of His control and that He will never let us be tempted beyond that which we can bear (I Cor. 10:13) and that includes the temptation to fear and not trust Him for our future even in these last days. God has promised to protect His people and provide what is needed, be it safety or strength to endure to the end. When the trials come, He has promised to be with us through them. I'm reminded of the old hymn, which seems to be based on Psalm 23, 'God Leads Us Along':

    "In shady, green pastures, so rich and so sweet,
    God leads His dear children along;
    Where the water’s cool flow bathes the weary one’s feet,
    God leads His dear children along.

    Refrain:
    Some through the waters, some through the flood,
    Some through the fire, but all through the blood;
    Some through great sorrow, but God gives a song,
    In the night season and all the day long.

    Sometimes on the mount where the sun shines so bright,
    God leads His dear children along;
    Sometimes in the valley, in darkest of night,
    God leads His dear children along.

    Though sorrows befall us and evils oppose,
    God leads His dear children along;
    Through grace we can conquer, defeat all our foes,
    God leads His dear children along.

    Away from the mire, and away from the clay,
    God leads His dear children along;
    Away up in glory, eternity’s day,
    God leads His dear children along.

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  4. I am so wanting to get to watch this over the next couple of weeks! My computer-time (actual computer, not on my phone) is becoming a bit cramped. This seems very interesting.

    Emily, www.extendingeagerhands.blogspot.com

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  5. Shows how easy it will be for the world to fall into the arms of the antichrist....except those who know what is coming...

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  6. Do you think we should stock up on food and necessities just in case this scenario happens before the rapture?

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  7. Hi Anonymous,

    That's a good question, something a lot of people have been asking in various places and on various boards. I went through that thought process myself. Here is the decision I made:

    No.

    I am not stocking up any more than I usually do when getting groceries each week. Three years ago I did get a burden to stock up a bit, and I kept the stuff for a year, and then the economic crash came. I felt really good I had done that because food prices inflated and I was able to deliver a lot of food to the food pantries that I would never have been able to afford by then.

    As a rule I do not think we should stock up for ourselves for these reasons:

    “Do not store up treasures on Earth but instead store up treasure in Heaven” (Matt. 6:19-21) and, “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink or wear, but seek first God’s Kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you.” (Matt. 6:25-34).

    Our larder is not the way to get through the hard times that have come upon all of us. Leaning totally on the Lord, IS. I'd advise each person to pray on the subject and get peace from the Spirit for yourselves.

    :)

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