A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.
Are you prepared? Do you have an emergency plan? Fuel prices rising, inflation bearing down on us, food shortages predicted to get worse - meat shortages, food distribution plants everywhere catch fire? You don't have to look far to see the writing on the wall.
The bible is clear. God gives us ample notice and warnings if we are listening. He shows us things to come so we can prepare.
Matthew 25: “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps.5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.6 “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him7 “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’9 “‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. 11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’ 12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’ 13 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour
This isn't a sales pitch! In 2007, the Lord showed me that we would see famine. He was and has been preparing Ken and I to be Josephs's. To be a place of refuge. To have a property that we can potentially house upwards of 200 families. To be self sustaining and be able to feed the masses. It seemed pretty far off and never did I imagine that I would begin to see the beginning of birth pangs towards that vision this soon.
Since moving to Montana, I cannot tell you the number of people God has sent to our little valley who have a similar call and vision. I know this number is exponential across the country because God is connecting many of us. God has been preparing His people to be light in the darkness, to be refuge to those in need. He is our source of provision! We have to be able to hear and heed His voice!
That has been a lesson the Lord has been teaching us since we first accepted His invitation to know Him. I've shared before but briefly God immediately connected me to different financial ministries (The Signatry (formerly Servant Christian), Generous Giving, Crown Ministries and more. All of which deepened our understanding of biblical principles and greater measure of stewardship of the resources He provides. He has taken us from pretty well off to having nothing. No income, no resources and yet we came through with no debt. Moving us to Montana has been a little change, some income and a little debt due to increasing costs. It has made us to be more appreciative of His goodness and care for us. Having a little debt right now, though not comfortable with it, has given me a fresh appreciation for others who are in bondage to their circumstances. It's not our place to judge but to show mercy and kindness!
We, the Church need to be the Church once again. We have slacked off in our responsibilities to help those in need. I'm not saying we don't at all, but we have failed. I heard or read somewhere years ago, if the people who call themselves Christians would tithe even 2% of their income, we could end world hunger, poverty and homelessness. That's a sobering thought. How many of us don't tithe at all? Yikes! I remember when I first got saved. We didn't know what the word tithe meant. We were watching a Joyce Meyer's teaching and she started talking about the tithe. My older brother then asked if were tithing and we asked him what that meant. He told us 10% of our gross income. Well, back then I was pretty legalistic - not knowing God's grace yet.... and I calculated how much that would be and gave a back tithe to my church from the day I got saved until that day. LOL!! I don't look at the 10% number now, I give what the Lord asks of me. If that is 10% or 50% or even more at times, that's what I do. It's ALL His. He is faithful.
Last month the Lord had me give away almost all I made with Thrive Life. And the money I make for Facebook Marketing is used to pay the self employment tax. Needless to say, I didn't get to bank much for our upcoming trip. He had also told me that my Facebook jobs would be coming to an end. I'm not trying to end them, and I'm always looking for new work.... but recently one of my largest accounts told me that she couldn't continue to keep me on. I wasn't surprised. Right before vacation Lord? Really? We also got hit with an emergency $600 car repair. So here we are trusting God to provide not only for everyday bills but for the trip that we've committed too. It's probably going to be the last time we see family and friends in that area. Ssssh surprise for Ken's folks. They don't know we are coming for the family reunion.
So what's all this got to do with preparing. First and foremost, we need to prepare our hearts - prepare by reading God's word more and getting fresh revelation on what He wants us to do. What's our part? What role do we play? What will we do to be the body of Christ when things hit the fan? Will be a light in the darkness or will be frantic and panicking too?
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Third, we need to be part of a community of like-minded believers who have each other's backs. Things could get rough. Desperation leads people to do things they wouldn't otherwise. I am so thankful we have a home group that is continuously growing deeper with each other. We come alongside each other and help wherever there is a need. We also help others in the valley. We recently had a work day where we gathered to help this couple who recently moved here with much "cleanup" around the property, painting a barn and building fences for the livestock. We need to push up our sleeves and get our hands dirty. If you're not connected to something like this, I urge you to start. We will need each other if things get bad as they are forecasting.
Here are a few articles that show of things to come:
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me 913 980 4440.
1. Facebook Marketing - which I have room for one or two more accounts - this is where I help market your business or ministry on Facebook. I have had 30+ years sales and marketing and the last 8 years doing Facebook. I took over 40 hours of training and am still actively pursuing further knowledge on how to increase traffic to your page and build a customer base. I have had huge success with several companies over the years. I am really geared towards small business. So if you know of anyone who might want my services, I'd love to chat.
2. Thrive Life - long term food storage. This is great for people who don't like the preparation to cook meals everyday, great for singles & families - no waste, fresh food. 25 year shelf life unopened & 1 year opened (with just a few exceptions). Kids even love this - they'll eat vegetables right out of the can. This food is amazing! You can buy other products in the big box stores or online, but if you were to compare side by side - you would find this is far superior in quality and nutrition. Thrive Life is the leading company out there. They are proactive -and offer non-gmo foods. They are a great company to work for. For those that know me, know I am a foodie. I've tried many other companies brands before I found this and this is the product I believe in and KNOW is good!
You can check out my website at https://michelecole.thrivelife.com. There are 3 ways that help me. You can have a tasting party - and I can do it even long distance - over zoom!
a. Be a customer - start a monthly delivery (can skip months) with a budget you can afford and prepare for what's here and coming. If you bought from me before but went inactive, we can reactivate your account under my name. By choosing monthly delivery over $99 you get free shipping & a 15% discount. They offer monthly sales that are worth looking at too! Even the news channels are reporting to expect food shortages!!!!!
b. Refer people to my website who may want to store food. If you are a customer, you get a referral link. When you share that link -you get discounts and free food when they order. (a lady here had earned $1000+ in free food)
c. Become a consultant - hear me out - you don't have to sell unless you want too. People become consultants for several reasons. One - they get paid 5% on everything they spend over $50. Did you hear that - you get paid on your own orders. Two - if you share with friends and family you can build a residual income & earn free food. Especially in the first 100 days. Three - some (me) are wanting this to be a way to earn serious cash. Yes, this is a MLM company - but there compensation plan can be quite lucrative. I'm still learning all about this... there are some consultants who are "inactive" and still making 6 figures off residual sales That would be my goal - not to be inactive -but to make a nice living so we can really step into full time ministry when God opens that door. This would fund that!
3. We are trying to sell our timeshares. We have two. We have moved away from the area and there is no chance we will get back to use them.
2 bedroom, 2 full bath - sleeps 6, full amenities, kitchen, wifi - on the lake - beautiful views. Down the street from Silver Dollar City. Quite, peaceful location. You get to use it 1 week every ODD year for life (but they are flexible on that). You can also break it up to 3 nights and 4 nights in any given year. Annual dues $330. We are asking $5000 (includes closing costs). Will consider other offers. You can rent it out when not using yourself and get $500-$750 a week. We've done that often throughout the years. This is something you own and can pass down through inheritance. You can also subscribe to RCI and trade this week for anywhere else. We did that a couple of times. Branson has great trading ability.
This is a studio condo- sleeps 4 - but more comfortable for just 2. Kitchen & bath. On the lake - full amenities. Great out of the way location. Annual dues $230. We are asking $3500 (includes closing costs). This is 1 week a year anytime for life.
Hugs, love and prayers.
Ken & Michele Cole
Here are ways you can give if you feel led:
1. Non tax deductible donations can be made to:
Ken & Michele Cole, PO Box 1982, Hamilton, MT 59840
This is the only way currently we can use funds for our personal needs at this time. or through
Paypal - paypal.me/micheleacole
Cashapp - cash.app/$micheleacole2019
2. Tax deductible options:
Checks payable to Sonlit Fields, PO Box 1982, Hamilton, MT 59840
This goes into our ministry account to be used for outreach and saving towards our vision.
Donor Fund - The Signatry - Ken & Michele Cole - listed under Want InSight Fund.
7171 W 95th Street, Suite 501, Overland Park, KS 66212
Phone 913 310 0279
This is an option to keep gifts anonymous - again for outreach and savings toward our vision.
God has given us a vision to build a retreat property along with ministry equipping center.
The retreat portion of our ministry is to provide a safe place for pastors, lay leaders & other ministry folks to come and be refreshed & encouraged through prophetic ministry (if wanted). We will offer private cabins with kitchens & full bathrooms, and plenty of places to roam on the property to get quiet with the Lord.
We will offer other specialty retreats - marriage, healing, prophetic teaching & activating people into the world & health and wellness retreats and more.
The Lord has graced us with the desire to come alongside the Church - to bring healing, deliverance & freedom to new/newer believers. We are not wanting to replace their church, but better help them be ready to serve in their church.
In our community building - we will eventually have a 24/7 prayer room, healing & prophetic rooms and a place for community worship services for those on the property.
Our passion is to minister to a lost & hurting world. To equip the saints to do the same and to be a blessing to our community and surrounding areas. Our hopes are that we can pour out God's love in a mighty way to bring more and more souls into the Kingdom, get them discipled, called into their purpose & destiny and released to do God's business!!!! We also have a passion to give generously to help those in need and to help others launch into their God given destinies.