“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4
I pray this guide is helpful to at least get you thinking about spiritual preparation for what is coming, maybe soon. If history has taught us anything it is that we cannot anticipate perfectly what even specific events are going to look like. This, however, should not discourage us from preparation, but should encourage us to prepare more broadly. Training ourselves to think about things more spiritually rather than naturally for example.
The Bible gives us many warnings that we need to be prepared, things we can do to be equipped spiritually, and examples to follow to see what that looks like. Jesus most certainly is our best example of a physical life lived perfectly, focused on spiritual truths.
Lord, I pray for every person who has read this guide, that they would be given the wisdom to follow Your lead to prepare, discernment to avoid deception, and strength to endure in their faith to the very end, in Jesus name.