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How To Store Food

Hello, I am not Mormon but am interested in storing food. I have an uneasy feeling about the future and I feel it is time to store food for my family's needs. Could anyone give us an idea on how to begin? Money is not an issue, however I do not want to waste any due to poor planning and storage.

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stock up on can goods and none persiables.Also change money into gold or silver.Paper money might not be in the future supply.
---yvonne on 3/1/10


i think everyone has forgot the question...to bad i wanted to know the answer myself. to much bickering
---bob on 5/26/09


The wrath is going to be poured out upon those that take the mark of the beast. The Angels are Marking the ones that will be spared. You have nothing to worry about but checking your own life and making sure you are right with God, The wrath will passover those under the blood just like it Did for Moses and the Children of Israel.
---exzucuh on 5/26/09


isn't there going to be 3 and a half years of prosperity before the mark is required and the bowl plagues begin? we should beware of what is going on around us and watch as Christ said.
---mary on 5/26/09


SusieB, I did not mean to imply that you were not giving, but that we should all be giving all the time, but in the time of great persecution, when the Christians will be hunted down, we will have to take care of ourselves and be under no obligations to look after anyone else. That is why the women servants who had oil in their lamps awaiting Christ's return, did not give their oil to those who had not bought any in the parable. Those without a cloak were not allowed into the marriage feast. It is all about reading the instructions of the Bible and applying them. Now is the time for good works, not later, as some pretrib rapture people are saying. They say that those not transported out of the rapture can then earn salvation.
---frances008 on 12/12/08




Noah obeyed God and built an ark and stored food in it for himself, his family and the animals. He did not invite his neighbours along. The Holy Spirit will tell us what to do , as long as we keep reading and studying the Word of God. If everyone does that they have no excuse for being unprepared for any events. In times of persecution (war) you are not expected to trust anyone.
---frances008 on 12/11/08


Frances...Why would you think that I am not currently feeding the hungry, clothing the naked and housing the homeless? Because I believe that the Lord will provide for me and my household does not mean that I am not storing food at my home. We keep a well-stocked pantry to help those in need now and just not when things get worse. However, in this economic downturn the economy at our house has improved and our debts have become less. Of course, we believe in tithes, offerings and gifts when a need arises. God richly blesses those who give as HE said to give.
---SusieB on 12/11/08


"Why would there be seven years of only evil people? Chrisitans are still needed by God to perform what they always have done: to bring as many people to populate the Kingdom of God." Steveng
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You ignore the fact that people will be saved AFTER the rapture. When all the Christians disappear, many pagans will be convinced. Also, there will be apostate teachers or unsaved ministers who will repent from their false teachings and embrace true Christianity and evangelize those left behind. And, don't forget the remnant of Israel - the jews who will witness ie. the 144,000...etc..ect...
---obewan on 12/11/08


Sure SusieB, yet whenever possible we be wise to build our house upon a rock.
---Nana on 12/11/08


SusieB, I can see why you are one who would say everyone who has saved food ought to share with those who have none. Because you plan on being one with nothing to give and only capable of begging. God is not against people having enough for themselves, and he does not demand that you give it all away and make yourself into one of the poor. All God asks is that you think and concern yourself about the poor. That could mean working to releive the situation of the poor. Buying Fair Trade goods, writing to MP's and representatives about those detained without rights, giving to beggars you pass in the street and all these other NORMAL humanitarian activities which are often done by atheists.
---frances008 on 12/10/08




Matthew 6:25-26....."Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?" JESUS
---SusieB on 12/10/08


obewan: "I suppose there are millions of starving people in Africa who might not agree with you."

As in the United States and Europe, today's Christians are weak - knowing God, but denying his power. Besides, most of Africa have their own unChristian spirituality.

"Just because God worked a miracle for the nation of Israel does not mean he will do it again."

Why not? Feeding the Israelites in the desert after leaving Egypt and feeding the 5,000 people on a mountainside with five loaves of bread and two fish - two events, four thousand years apart.
---Steveng on 12/10/08


obewan: "It is more accurate to say we will be raptured out before starvation becomes a problem than to say God will drop food from heaven."

Ye of little faith. Besides, there is no such event as the rapture. All the people of this present generation are together in God's plan. Why have a period of seven years without Christians to convert the nonChristians? That would mean that judgement has been issued. Why would there be seven years of only evil people? Chrisitans are still needed by God to perform what they always have done: to bring as many people to populate the Kingdom of God. Christians will need to endure the fire (the tribulation) because we are the generation where true love has almost disappeared.
---Steveng on 12/10/08


It is a very popular false doctrine that the rapture will be before the tribulation, when the gospel says the opposite.
---frances008 on 12/10/08


"Trust God for all your needs. Didn't God feed his people as they traveled the deserts after leaving Egypt? Who was the prophet that was fed by birds?" (StevenG)
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I suppose there are millions of starving people in Africa who might not agree with you.

If we stop eating we will die. Just because God worked a miracle for the nation of Israel does not mean he will do it again.

It is more accurate to say we will be raptured out before starvation becomes a problem than to say God will drop food from heaven.
---obewan on 12/10/08


Oh, you weak Christians.

Trust God for all your needs. Didn't God feed his people as they traveled the deserts after leaving Egypt? Who was the prophet that was fed by birds?

Besides, we are told not to return to the house for anything when we know something is coming. Do not look back as did Lot's wife, looking back on Sodom, was turned into a pillar of salt.

The time is surely upon us.
---Steveng on 12/10/08


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SusieB, God has provided a list of instructions for us, and we can use the brain he provided us with to figure out how to be prepared beforehand. There is a story in the New Testament, in Luke's gospel about the wise manager who knew he was going to be made unemployed, so he re-wrote all the debts owed to his master - probably to make them more correct (and take off the commission he charged for himself). The man is commended by Jesus for being worldly wise and Jesus wishes his children to be at least as wise as the children of the world. Also, see Matthew 25 about the oil in the lamps. During the tribulation we will not be compelled to share what we have.
---frances008 on 12/9/08


not trying to sound sarcastic but if I told the Lord to give me this day my daily bread in that aspect and then set douwn on the street corner and just waited without doing anything else what do you really think the Lord would do. Remember we still have to do our part also, the Lord does provide the means and the way but if we set down and do nothing else then we are most likely going to starve. We have to do more than just ask, we also have to work for it.
---evangelistjerry on 12/9/08


SusieB, I live in a place of earthquakes. If there is a big earthquake water will be cut off, and if it does not rain we will be dehydrated. The government will set up areas for dispensing food and refreshments. However, the wisest of people would have extra water in their house and extra food. You can survive - uncomfortably - or you can survive well. It depends on how much you are willing to prepare for an event. If people don't prepare, then they have the government to help them. If you can take care of yourself, then you are leaving more food and water etc. for others. Making the lines of survivors shorter. There is no obligation to give away what you have saved.
---frances008 on 12/9/08


SusieB, God is not a communist. He does not give out gifts equally to everyone, nor does he give the same spiritual insight to everyone. Some people have more and some less. Would it be fair if the guy who buried his talent was given interest that the man who invested his talents had earned. No. It would not be right. Communism is not right, it takes away the motivation to work, or to be wise. Everyone becomes dependent on the big boss. There is no freedom. You lose whatever you built up for your comfortable retirement. Capitalism also can fail you, but at least you tried. In fact the failure of capitalism is a deliberate ploy to make people like communism.
---frances008 on 12/9/08


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Susie, God did not provide for the Jews who died in the Hitler Holocaust, and he does not provide for the Karen tribes of Myanmer. These were/are persecuted people in no position to go around doing good, but hoping to be able to survive themselves. Living in secret. Underground, unwanted, and hunted down to be exterminated. If you care a lot about the starving poor, then now is the time to help them. They are always with us. Later it will be our turn to be them. Deceivers are saying that in the end times we will be able to save our souls by doing good works. Nope. It will be too late then.
---frances008 on 12/9/08


Frances...Don't you believe that the Lord will provide for you as he provides for the birds of the air as the Bible says?
---SusieB on 12/9/08


Is the Lord's prayer wrong when it says, "Give us this day our daily bread"?
---TIMOTHY on 12/9/08


I have found that for me the best food to store up is emergency rations or er bars. They have a shelf life of 5 years and they are easier to store and carry. Remembering that if we are still alive during the time Christians are hunted down, living in our house won't be possible. But bottom line is trusting Jesus, remember that God never let the cruse of oil or meal run out for the woman that Elijah stayed with.
---evangelistjerry on 12/7/08


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I don't think it is necessary to store food for the end time. I do think it would be wise to plant a garden and to plan to have a little bit an orchard on the land that you plan to occupy just before the Lord returns.
And remember that your bread and water will be sure! (and that may be more than bread and water).
---Pierr5358 on 12/7/08


I store a little food in tins - so it will not need heating up. I have about two weeks worth or a few days depending on how many will share it. The instructions for Christians is to flee to the safety of the hills. You should have easily transportable food. Keep a list of what you have with the expiry dates on them and use them up and buy fresh food regularly. It might be worth your while studying what herbs are edible, how to make your own fire and gather fuel. Investing in land with trees to go and have protection under, would be a good idea. Public places may be out of bounds to runaway Christians. Water should be boiled and with a drop of bleach in to keep for a long time.
---frances008 on 12/6/08


Susie B that is an interesting point. Imagine that all the Christians and those who agree with Christians are being hunted down. People who the government want to kill will be hiding out and cut off from the rest of the population (who will be well fed or not depending on the government plans). It will not be necessary for you to share with everyone, but only to help those who help you to survive: always putting your family's safety first, and being worldly wise will help you to survive.
---frances008 on 12/6/08


I see nothing wrong with storing as many cases of canned meat,fruits or vegtables as one might need in say natural disaster,war or whatever.Also bottled water can be stored and canned milk or shelf milk.God gives us natural wisdom to use.Why not prepare for any eventuality?
---shirley on 12/6/08


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Katavasia:
Can you supply Bible reference for these two passages? I am not doubting your word, it's just that I can't seem to find them.

1. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof...Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth.

2. The rich fool who stored up his food, built bigger storehouses for it, and then died that very night.
---Sally on 12/6/08


**Most Christians believe the Lord will come back before things get that bad, so it may be irrelevant.**

He won't. There's no such thing as a pre-trib rapture.

Only those who know how to fast will be able to survive the ascendancy of Anti-Christ.
---katavasia on 12/6/08


katavasia ... Yes Jesus said both
1. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof...Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth.
and
2. The rich fool who stored up his food, built bigger storehouses for it, and then died that very night.

But He did not say Joseph was wrong.
---alan_of_UK on 12/6/08


How would you be able to eat while others all around you are starving?
---SusieB on 12/5/08


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**I have an uneasy feeling about the future and I feel it is time to store food for my family's needs.**

Consider two things Christ said:

1. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof...Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth.

2. The rich fool who stored up his food, built bigger storehouses for it, and then died that very night.
---katavasia on 12/5/08


I hesitate storing food, because the item in short supply in end times scenarios is energy. Without it there will be no cooking. Don't say we have coal. Without diesel, coal can't be transported. In Africa right now, there are cities with millions of people with no electricity because there is not enough diesel to move the coal required for electricity. I suppose canned beans could be eaten without cooking, and rice could be soaked in cold water to soften before eating. If I were going to store food, I would store 50lb bags of dried beans and rice. If things are bad enough to need them, I am not sure I would want to be a survivor anyway. Most Christians believe the Lord will come back before things get that bad, so it may be irrelevant.
---obewan on 12/4/08


Hello (o: if you are gifted for material and financial managment, I hope you are helping others who are less gifted than you, so they can learn how to handle finance and other managment. Can you live with having food while your neighbors starve? And while you are looking friends and neighbors in the face, can you live with keeping this a secret from them? On the other hand . . . you can learn how to can favorite dishes YOU prepare. And if you stockpile, you :o) *can* (o: use items before they expire, plus donate to the needy. Nitrogen storage (and SAFETY)? Early Americans used dried berries and limes as vitamin C sources which could store well. Dry meats and fish. Store water in the dark so it doesn't grow algae.
---Bill_bila5659 on 12/3/08


And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater, and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years, take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? Luke 12:16-20
---scripture on 12/2/08


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You can store as much food as you like, but if your neighbors know you're doing this, and they need food when things go wrong, they will steal from you.

Do not let anyone know what you're doing.
Buy canned goods, tuna, beans, chili, cereal, dry milk, and you'll need gallons of water. They will have to be replaced every couple of years when they expire.

Can I ask you a question? If there is a nuclear war, do you really want to be the only one surviving eating tuna fish?
---donna8365 on 12/2/08


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