January 14, 2010 9:50 am | No Comments

Why Not Suffer In Comfort

If you are having an extended emergency, you are not going to want to have to worry about certain functions that you take for granted in your everyday life.  The more normal that you can feel, and the more that you can get the routine functions under control – the easier it will be for you and your family to get through the emergency.  Some of these routine functions might not be life-threatening, but they will sure make your life easier if you find yourself having to make adjustments.

“So, if a little bit of suffering is inevitable…why not

Suffer In Comfort?”

Tim Woolf
Survival Expert


Ezra Taft Benson

“Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, and earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not acquainted with the revelations of the Lord, or they do not believe them. Those who smugly think these calamities will not happen, that they somehow will be set aside because of the righteousness of the Saints, are deceived and will rue the day they harbored such a delusion.The Lord has warned and forewarned us against a day of great tribulation and given us counsel, through His servants, on how we can be prepared for these difficult times. Have we heeded His counsel?”


George Q. Cannon

“The greatest events that have been spoken of by all the Holy Prophets will come along so naturally as the consequences of certain causes, that unless our eyes are enlightened by the Spirit of God, and the spirit of revelation rests upon us, we will fail to see that these are the events predicted by the Holy Prophets.”
George Q. Cannon, Journal of Discourses


Elder Dallin H. Oaks

“While we are powerless to alter the fact of the Second Coming and unable to know its exact time, we can accelerate our own preparation and try to influence the preparation of those around us

Conference April 2004


“Encourage our members to regularly put into their home storage a few wholesome, basic food items and some water that is safe to drink. They should save some money, if only a few coins each week. This modest approach will soon enable them to have several months’ reserve. Over time they can expand these modest efforts into a longer-term supply by adding such essentials as grains, legumes, and other staples that will keep them alive in case they do not have anything else to eat. As we do our very best, we can be confident that ‘the barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail.’ We shall enjoy greater wisdom, security, peace of mind, and personal well-being. We shall be prepared, and because we are prepared, we shall not fear.”

Bishop Keith McMullin, Lay up in Store, General Conference, April 2007

“As we have been continuously counseled for more than 60 years, let us have some food set aside that would sustain us for a time of need…I do not wish to sound negative, but I wish to remind you of the warnings of scripture and the teachings of the prophets which we have had constantly before us. I cannot forget the great lesson of Pharaoh’s dream of the fat and lean kine and of the full and withered stalks of corn.”

President Gordon B. Hinckley, The Times in Which We Live, General Conference, October 2001

“ As long as I can remember, we have been taught to prepare for the future and to obtain a year’s supply of necessities. I would guess that the years of plenty have almost universally caused us to set aside this counsel. I believe the time to disregard this counsel is over. With events in the world today, it must be considered with all seriousness.”
Elder L. Tom Perry, If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear, General Conference, October 1995


“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent”.

Dougles McArthur


1966 Prophecy

Interesting that this article should surface at this time of our history.  The Lord’s plan is going to win regardless. Even though there will be some slight detours along the way, God and Christ and Their Kingdom will overcome the World.

One of my favorite quotes from Thomas Monson:
“Your Future is as bright as your faith in Jesus Christ.”

In an address given on February 28, 1966 and recorded in his book,  “An Enemy Hath Done This”, on pages 106-107, Ezra Taft Benson spoke about the buildup of communism and socialism in the future of the U.S.A.; what damages these doctrines would bring, and what it would take for Americans to willingly accept these evil doctrines.

In his published book, he stated:
“There would be a further huge expansion of government and of its control over our economy, education, medical services, and every detail of our family and individual lives.. During such a period, it is
reasonable to expect — unless sufficient brakes are put on the present stampede to the left, we will get exactly what the communist-socialist coalition is planning — the nationalization of insurance,  transportation, communications, utilities, banks, farms,  housing, hospitals, and schools.
To take over our schools, the educational system will first have been federalized and then prostituted entirely to serving the propaganda needs of the state planners with absolutely no regard for truth or scholarship or tradition.”
(italics added)
Seems pretty prophetic to me, let’s see:
1. Expansion of government — check
2. control over economy — check
3. control over medical services — check
4. nationalization of insurance — check
5. control  over transportation — partially checked
6. control  over communications — Fairness Doctrine —being debated now
7. control over utilities — no new coal or nuclear power plants — check
8. control over banks — Citigroup, JP Morgan, etc. — check
9. housing — Fannie Mae, Freddy Mac — check
10. hospitals —  check
11. Schools — see National Education Agency — check

Ezra Taft Benson served as Secretary of Agriculture in the Eisenhower cabinet..
He later was President and Prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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