The Shock Plan for Getting Ready – Step 4

When God gives you something, your first responsibility is to find a use for it – for the sake of His kingdom. If you have a car, you help people get to where they need to go. If you have time, you help those without any. If you have a house, you provide a roof for those who need it. Everything we have is for God, His glory and His kingdom.

But, there are times when God has given you something that you don’t know what to do with. If you’ve asked God for what to do, and He doesn’t tell you… there’s only one thing to do. And, that goes for survival situations.


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Step  4 – Money and Other Things of Value

There is a good chance that many of you have money in the bank. Hopefully, you’ve been tithing to your church. Hopefully, you’ve been using your money to meet the needs of others – especially, brothers and sisters in Christ. Hopefully, you’ve been seeking the Lord to use that money for His sake, and not yours.


Get Close To God

If you have not been doing that… well, I think that we’ll hafta stop here.

If you have not been giving a portion of your earnings to your church, then you must not think much of your church. If that’s the case, find a new church until you CAN give to your church. Unfortunately, the problem might not be with your church.

The problem might be with you. If you have been ‘holding out’ on God and not giving that minimum tithe to your church… or, at least giving it to something that is truly of God… then, you are holding back on God.

If that is you, I am witness to the fact that God is holding back on you.

The only way that we are going to survive what is coming is if we are truly and whole-heartedly in God’s hands. If you aren’t completely and utterly trusting God for everything, then you aren’t going to make it. It’s that simple.

You’re money isn’t going to save you.

God is going to save you.

If you can’t see that, then there’s nothing that I can do for you. None of the advice that I’ve offered you so far will do you any good. I’m sorry.

But, maybe you realize that you’ve been on the wrong path, and you want to get back to the faith and closeness to God that you once had. Here’s a promise that you can trust in:

Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. – James 4:8

Start now. I don’t know how much time we have, so you must begin immediately. Get close to God. Help those who need help. Tithe to your church. Open your heart to God.

If you’re still reading this, you have my respect and admiration. Keep up the good work.

If you are doing all that, and you STILL have extra resources, then you have been given the job of being a good steward. You have the awesome responsibility of making sure that God’s resources (i.e., what you have) are ready for His work at the time and place that He wants them used.

Let’s look into how to do that.

The first principle is…

Don’t Lose It

If God has given you something valuable to hold onto (at least until it’s needed), you have the responsibility to NOT LOSE IT.

What is the first principle of investing?

Don’t lose money.

What is one of the most important principles for surviving a disaster?

Own something of value that can be used to obtain what you need. (But, let’s wait a moment on that one.)


They are failing. They are going to collapse. Any money that you have in the bank is going to disappear. Period.

ANY money that you have in ANY kind of bank, ANY kind of investment company, ANY kind of insurance company… ANYwhere… is going to be gone when the financial collapse hits us. That is a 100% guarantee – backed by the US Federal Reserve and the US government. That means…



Do you have a retirement fund?

Get it out.

Do you have a savings account?

Get it out.

Do you have a 401k?

Get it out.

Seriously. Get. It. Out.

I cannot tell you exactly when the crash is going to happen. No one can say exactly. BUT, it is horrifyingly close, and most of us are surprised that it hasn’t happened already. And, once it starts, it will be too late to save what you have.

Bank failures and financial resets always, ALWAYS happen in the wee hours of the night. The day before will be financial sweetness and light, and the morning after will be complete devastation. Do not get caught by this.

So, get your money out and… What was that about one of the most important principles for surviving a disaster? Oh yes… Have something of value.

Tangibles Have Real Value.

Now, I haven’t forgotten that this is an article about preparing for disaster. And, just as the need for food, water and security will differ according to your situation, the same is true here.

If you know that you are in a really safe place and able to ride out the coming social upheavals in the comfort of your home, then your options are wide open.

However, if you know that you’re going to need to make a run for safety, you are extremely limited in what you can do.

Tangible Options.

Sticking it out.

So, you made the right decision and located yourself properly and securely. You are sitting pretty out in The American Redoubt. You cannot imagine any scenario that would require you to leave your home.

If that’s you, then the world is your oyster. You can invest in anything of value. Buy a farm. Buy old cars and fix ’em up. Become an inn-keeper. Get sheep. You have lots of options. Go for it.

For the rest of us…

We will probably only escape this disaster with what we can carry – especially those of us who live in (or near) a city. And, if our financial resources need to fit in our backpacks… We are stuck with some pretty limited options.

Please remember that we are looking for something that is a store of value. That is portable. That everyone will recognize as valuable. And, something that will KEEP its value.

As I sit here, staring at the screen, I honestly can’t think of anything better than…

Gold and Silver

You’ve seen what I’ve written on the subject, so I won’t go into that. If you HAVEN’T seen all the reasons why Gold and Silver are a good idea, I strongly urge you to look through the articles in the Gold and Silver category on this website. There are some great resources there.

But… you’re afraid, right?

You’ve heard the horror stories about FDR and the gold confiscation.

You’ve heard the high priests of investment preach against the heresy of buying precious metals.

Even your neighbor and the kid who mows your lawn are against the idea of gold.

Doesn’t that maybe tell you something?

Please remember that we are in this situation because we chose to ignore the lessons of history and pay attention to the liars who lied to us. Every currency that lost its gold or silver foundation failed within 40 years. Would you believe that it has been just over 40 years since the US dollar lost its heart of gold?

And, that fear of confiscation?

Back then, lots of people owned gold, and FDR knew that he couldn’t devalue the dollar unless he could get his hands on everyone’s gold.

Now, the situation is different. There’s no gold connected to the dollar, so it can be freely devalued. So, there should be no immediate fear of confiscation.

But, should the government choose to take your gold, I personally believe that you’ll be able to see it coming and switch to something else.

And, there IS something else

Those of you who are still afraid of gold, should try silver. It is cheaper. It has awesome fundamentals supporting it as a store of value. Most of it has been consumed by the electronics industry, and continues to be consumed. And, it’s price has suffered even more manipulation than gold, so it should rise much faster than gold – when the financial crash wipes out the manipulators.

For centuries, about 20 ounces of silver would buy one ounce of gold. Today, it takes more than 60 ounces of silver to buy that ounce of gold, and there is less silver in the world today, than at any other time in the last hundred years. You can bet that the price of silver is going to return to that 20-to-1 ratio.

So, silver is an AWESOME idea. Except… well… if you’ve got lots of money… that much silver is hard to lug around.

Seriously, that is the only downside to silver – luggable-ness.

My personal recommendation?

Buy as much silver as you can carry, then start buying gold.

Let me say that again:

Buy as much silver as you can carry, then start buying gold.


Wrapping It Up

I’ve thrown a lot at you in this article, so let me lay out the four points that you MUST remember.

  • Draw close to God – HE is the One who will save you in the coming days, months and years. If you have been holding out on God (and we all do), stop now. Get back your faith. Walk with Him. He will never fail you.
  • Get your money OUT – I don’t care what you have to pay or do, but get your money into your own hands. Otherwise, it WILL disappear. This is guaranteed. And, good servants of God seek to walk wisely and preserve what God has entrusted to them.
  • Get something of value – It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as it fits with your survival plan. Seriously, you need to get to the other side of the coming disaster so that you can be in a position to serve God. Get something of value that will help you stay alive… that you can use to help others stay alive.
  • Gold and Silver – When I was a financial adviser in the ’90s, it was the dumbest idea in the world. Now it’s not. Buy as much silver as you can carry. Then, buy gold.

I hope that what I’ve written here helps you.

May God bless you.

I earnestly pray for you all.


If you find a flaw in my reasoning, have a question, or wish to add your own viewpoint, leave a comment. Your input is truly welcome.


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19 thoughts on “The Shock Plan for Getting Ready – Step 4”

  1. I totally agree with what you are saying. My only concern is that being senior citizens caring for a very elderly mother, we cannot go to the hinterlands but bug out in place. We don’t want to go it alone but our believing, awake friends are scattered across the US. How do we find trustworthy people in our apartment complex where we just moved in July? God has called us to be an Oasis for others. What can we do besides just wait on Him?

    • Hi Anna,


      I am running into more and more like yourself, and I have been praying about this. It really concerns me. I truly believe that the Lord is faithful, and will take you through whatever happens.

      I, myself, am not in a truly safe position, but my desire to serve our Lord holds me where I am – smack-dab in the middle of Taipei. If I wind up a casualty of what is coming, it is a small price to pay. I just cannot ask others to share a similar fate.

      What I can say for those who ‘shelter in place’ is to seek the Lord, earnestly. Think about what you can do within your limited means. Store food as best you can. Have a source of water. BUY SILVER.

      Let me say that again. BUY SILVER. It is very cheap right now, so buy as much as you can without endangering your ability to pay your bills.

      Steve Quayle, who is a good and sincere brother in Christ sells precious metals, and you can contact him this way: or call (406) 586-4842

      Steve will do his best to take care of you.

      God bless you, Anna. I truly pray that God will keep you safe.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

    • Anna get to the upper Midwest a small town of maybe 1000 to 5000 not anywhere close to a big city then trust in the lord to provide the help u need

  2. the church’s lamp ran out of oil a long time ago.
    the catholic church is the great whore,
    and the protestant churches are the daughters of the whore.
    when the Vail was torn in the temple, god removed all
    intermediaries from access to the lord.

    you can read the bible until the cows come home,
    and never understand his words until you ask for understanding.

    i could teach you the truth but you would not understand.
    you must have eyes to see and ears to hear.
    get some eye salve and ear wax remover.

    as far as the tithing, it was based only on your gain in wealth.
    and was the only tax to the “government” that was paid.
    the USA is a theocracy that sucks us dry.

    i understand the bible, how come you don’t?

    • Hi Red Pill,

      That was an… interesting… comment. I’m not sure that I understood all that you were talking about.

      Do you mean that you are the only source of spiritual wisdom?

      And… you don’t believe in going to church?

      That’s not part of the Bible that I know.

      However, I may have misunderstood you.

      Thanks for taking time to comment.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

      • John Little,
        i must say that i was hard on you with my comment.
        thank you for responding to it.
        the holy spirit is the only source of spiritual wisdom.
        i am not a smart man in the “worlds eyes”
        and have only a basic education (8th grade).
        when i was 60 yrs old i had a complete break down in the way
        i saw every thing, at that point the holy spirit entered me.
        i was so overcome and released from all my burdens.
        never did i want to be away from that relief and security that
        enveloped me.
        i am the work man that was hired late in the day,
        at 70 yrs old , i have been blessed with a great understanding.
        the traditions of man have been erased from my mind.
        so now i am shunned by my local churches, and long time Christians.
        because they can not refute what i have to say.
        their is plenty to learn and so little time left.

        the word “church” is a forgery by king James
        look up the Greek word for election. the called out ones.
        it’s not a group of people that go to a “church” and are supposedly
        forgive me for the use of the letter “I”, it’s all about “him”
        Jesus the Christ.
        i am not a “teacher” but will freely hand out clues to bible understanding.
        feel free to contact me with any subject. Hosea 4:6 is one of my favorite
        no one can be brought to the lord. he comes to you when you have lost all of your preconceived concepts that begins in this world at birth.
        all of us have been totally and wholly deceived. any one that says
        other wise is a liar and a fool.
        in HIS name
        Jack Marsicano

        • Hi Jack,

          I’m not sure what you mean when you say that “the holy spirit is the only source of spiritual wisdom”. Do you mean that we do not obtain wisdom from the Bible? But, from the Holy Spirit, only?

          My understanding is that the Holy Spirit uses The Bible to teach us the principles of God.

          I’m afraid that we must disagree on the process of salvation. Jesus comes to us when we acknowledge Him. He does not wait until all of our preconceived concepts have been lost. We often still suffer from some form of deception long after we have been saved.

          Thank you for your comment, Jack. I appreciate it.

          Yours in Christ

          John Little

          • the holy spirit interprets the bible, other wise it’s as non believers say ‘ IT’S A STORY BOOK”.

            the bible is not the word of God, it only documents the word of God. the holy spirit guides you to understanding the word of God.

            other wise you are following the doctrines of man or the oral interpretation which our Lord and savior Jesus the Christ. despised.

            this is my understanding and only source of wisdom.
            the elect of god are the called out ones.
            that is out of false religions or beliefs.

            it’s the red pill that you won’t take
            i can see that this thread is over.
            in his name
            Jack M.

          • Hi Red Pill,

            I’m sorry that you see no further room for dialogue.

            The fact that you do not consider The Bible the word of God does limit our ability to have a productive conversation.

            Should you change your mind, I am happy to continue corresponding with you.

            Yours in Christ,

            John Little

    • John is wrong…….. but so are you regarding the so called end times.

      “Babylon the whore” of Revelation 17 was Jerusalem. Peter, who was the head of the church in Jerusalem, referred to Jerusalem as “Babylon”:

      1 Peter 5:13  The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.

      Jesus’ disciples equated the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem with His return in judgment- aka His “Second Coming”. [ref. Matt 24:1-3]. They asked Him “when” He would return and He answered in 24:34 while that generation was still in existence.

      And indeed 40 years after Jesus said the temple would be destroyed, signifying His return in judgment, the temple was destroyed by the Romans during the Jewish wars.

      That was in AD70.

      The true message of Christ and His Apostles regarding His “Second Coming” has been under antichristian attack for 1,943 years- soon to be 1,944 years with AD2014 near.

      • Hi Preterist1951,

        That is quite a list of statements that you have there.

        So, you’re saying that The Second Coming has come and gone?

        We’ve had the tribulation and the Antichrist, and now we are ruling and reigning with Christ?

        Furthermore, you seem to indicate that Peter was not writing from the actual city of Babylon in 1 Peter. Do you have evidence indicating that he could NOT have been writing from Babylon?

        And, it sounds like you attribute some significance to AD 2014. I am curious about this statement.

        Yours in Christ,

        John Little

    • Hi amy,

      Unfortunately, each account is different. So, I can’t tell you what you should do. Our own 401k was small, so the pain was comparatively ‘small’.

      I personally don’t think that it’s possible to get out of a retirement account without taking a substantial hit. But, a ‘substantial hit’ is far better than a complete destruction of your assets. If you can find a financial adviser who believes like you do, that person should be able to give you good advice. However, most advisers will try to dissuade you because they don’t understand what’s coming.

      May God direct you in your search for answers, amy.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  3. What is the purpose of buying Gold though? If there is a collapse shouldn’t we depending more on God to provide for us, if there is a finical collapse you won’t be able to but things with a brick of Gold, will you? I doubt it.

    • Hi Patrick,

      Please understand the order of things.

      Once you have done everything else, and there’s money left over… buy silver and gold.

      And yes, you will always be able to buy things with gold. Or silver. History speaks will of this.

      Thanks, Patrick.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

    • One should NEVER sit down and rely on God to provide for you supernaturally.
      But if you don’t take action, as God expects you to, then don’t expect God to take action either.
      It’s a sad state to sit on your couch and wait for God to call you on the phone. ( an analogy)
      God gave you power from him to do what is necessary. be a man of action. Not a man that sleeps.

  4. I’m single, supporting 2 disabled 91 year old parents in an apartment. Have stored up some food, and some bottled water, OTC meds. Not sure what else to do? My concern is whether to take the mark of the beast to get food for my parents, or to refuse and to let them starve to death … does the mark really cause us to lose our salvation? How could I let my loved ones suffer … would God understand?

    • Hi Irene,

      I’m sorry, but taking the mark of the Beast will mean that you will suffer for eternity in Hell. Please, no matter what you hear or see… No matter how much you might want to help someone else… NEVER take the mark of the Beast. Never.

      And no, God would NOT understand this. Here is what Revelation 14:11 says:

      And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

      Now, the good news is that it appears that there will be several years before this becomes an issue. Gog and Magog must come first, THEN the Tribulation. Unfortunately, this also means Ezekiel’s Fire, which I have been talking about.

      I hope that this helps answer your question, Irene.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little


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