Minimalism in the end of End Times
Millions of fish are dying and birds are literally falling out of the sky all over the world. The economy ebbs and flows with the fluctuations of the government. The price of oil is driving up the price of gas again to all time highs. Experts say there will be food shortages. Foreclosures are more the norm than not. The middle class is shrinking at a rapid rate, and global warming – temperatures have been at an all time low in much of the world. Sign of the times, you say? It’s the sign of the End Times.
Current events are pointing at a world that is in utter turmoil and the Church is sound asleep. Christians will not go through the Tribulation but that does not mean we will be spared of persecution, wars or famine. No one knows when we will be raptured but the Bible says we need to be prepared for all things.
This is a subject that is very close to my heart because since I was little, I have always lived with as little as possible. It’s as if the Lord was preparing me for a time such as this. Humans live very bloated lives raking in more and more to prove their worth to others, whether they are Christians or not and whether they can afford it or not; it’s in the Church as well as in the world. Letting go of the world is what we are commanded to do according to Scripture. Nowhere in the Bible does it say to amass as much wealth as possible and not spread the Gospel. We are commanded to be ready for the coming Lord.
A minimalist attitude is how Jesus and the Apostles lived. Before Jesus went to the Cross He spoke of when He would return and what to expect. He already spoke of a coming Day when these things would take place and we are not to know when this is but we are to be prepared.