Your Window Of Opportunity To Get Prepared Before The Catastrophic Events Of 2023 Is Rapidly Closing

The following article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog.  (Used by permission). See his disclaimer below.

Your Window Of Opportunity To Get Prepared Before The Catastrophic Events Of 2023 Is Rapidly Closing

By Michael Snyder – Aug 31, 2022

I don’t know how I could say it any more clearly.  At this moment, the vast majority of the population is completely and utterly unprepared for what is ahead of us.  Every day, there are more signs in the news that global events are starting to spiral out of control, but instead of using this summer to get prepared much of the population is partying instead.  This greatly frustrates me, because I have been working extremely hard to try to sound the alarm.  People should be using the window of opportunity that we have this summer to take action, because the months ahead of us will be filled with famine, war, pestilence, natural disasters and severe economic troubles.  Summer officially ends in late September, and I believe that global events will accelerate greatly throughout the remainder of 2022 and into the early stages of 2023.


Most people always think that they have more time to prepare.

But as the people of Mississippi’s largest city recently found out, the opportunity to get prepared can end very abruptly

Mississippi’s largest city has run out of water indefinitely, leaving 180,000 locals unable to drink from their taps, flush toilets, or shower.

The ailing OB Curtis water plant in Jackson was taken offline after it was overwhelmed by recent flooding, which destroyed backup systems put in place to relieve the elderly plant’s main treatment machinery.

Now, the capital city that is home to 150,000 people and 30,000 surrounding communities are pressed to conserve their rations as officials begin to distribute cases of water bottles in a ‘massively complicated logistical task.’

We are being told that it could take up to four months to completely repair the water plant.

So what will all those people do as they wait?

It is being reported that one prominent restaurant in Jackson is now being forced to spend 800 dollars a day on bottled water…

Restaurants in Mississippi’s largest city are being driven into the ground by a water shortage that’s forcing them to spend up to $800-a-day on bottled water.

Nick Wallace, a chef at Nissan Cafe at the Two Museums complex in Jackson:’I am spending $800 a day on cokes and waters and getting no help from Jackson.’

Meanwhile, another Jackson restaurant called Walker’s Dine-in has been forced to shell out $300-a-day on water.

This is yet another example that shows why having a plan for water should be absolutely central to your prepping plan.

Someday soon the water may stop coming out of your taps.

If that happens, what will you do?

And when a major disaster suddenly strikes, disease can often spread like wildfire.

Right now, approximately a third of Pakistan is covered by water, and doctors find themselves completely overwhelmed by the number of people that are suddenly ill…

Officials in Pakistan raised concern Wednesday over the spread of waterborne diseases among thousands of flood victims, as waters from powerful monsoon rains began to recede in many parts of the country.

Some doctors said initially they were seeing mostly patients traumatized by the flooding, but are now treating people suffering from diarrhea, skin infections and other waterborne ailments in the country’s flood-hit areas. Many pregnant women living in flood-affected areas were also exposed to risks.

And all of the flooding has instantly created extremely serious food shortages in much of the country…

Vegetable and fruit prices have soared in markets across Pakistan as devastating rains ruin crops and disrupt supplies, an early sign of how the worst floods in decades are creating food shortages at a time of financial crisis.

Pakistan’s 220 million people are already facing rampant inflation, with consumer prices up 24.9 per cent year-on-year in July. The economy is in turmoil, with fast-depleting foreign reserves and a record depreciation of the rupee against the U.S. dollar.

In the eastern city of Lahore, close to the border with India and far from the worst floods in Sindh, prices of some vegetables have tripled.

Tonight, there will be countless men, women and children in Pakistan that will go to bed hungry.

How would you and your family fare if a similar disaster suddenly struck where you live?

Most Americans don’t realize that food supplies are also getting tighter here in the United States.

The food that isn’t being grown in 2022 will not be on our store shelves in 2023.  In fact, we are being warned that we could be facing a very serious shortage of tomatoes in the months ahead…

California’s farmers grow nearly all of America’s processing tomatoes, but this year is shaping up to be another poor harvest season. This means products like ketchup, salsa, and pasta sauce could soon be in short supply in stores across the county.

Drought, inflation, and supply chain issues are to blame for this possible shortage, according to California Tomato Growers Association President Mike Montna.

But Joe Biden says that everything is going to be just fine.

You believe him, don’t you?

Before I end this article, I want to talk about energy.

I have always urged my readers to do whatever they could to become more independent from the power grid.

We are in the early stages of the worst global energy crisis in any of our lifetimes, and energy bills are soaring into the stratosphere all over the planet.

For example, just consider what is happening in Ireland

Over the past week, shocked Europeans – mostly in the UK and Ireland – have been posting viral photos of shockingly high energy bills amid the ongoing (and worsening) energy crisis.

Several of the posts were from small business owners who getting absolutely crushed right now, and won’t be able to remain operational much longer.

One such owner is Geraldine Dolan, who owns the Poppyfields cafe in Athlone, Ireland – and was charged nearly €10,000 (US$10,021) for just over two months of energy usage.

As the Irish Times reports, “The cost of electricity to the Poppyfields cafe for 73 days from early June until the end of August came in at €9,024.70 an increase of 250 per cent in just 12 months. There doesn’t include the €812.22 in VAT, which brought her total bill to €9,836.92.”

Sadly, this is just the beginning.

As energy supplies get even tighter, energy bills are only going to go higher.

In Germany, some manufacturers have already chosen to halt production because of absurdly high energy bills…

As the FT reportsGerman manufacturers are halting production in response to the surge in energy prices, a trend the government has described as “alarming”. German economy minister Robert Habeck said industry had worked hard to reduce its gas consumption in recent months, partly by switching to alternative fuels like oil, making its processes more efficient and reducing output. But he amusingly clarified, some companies had also “stopped production altogether” — a development he said was “alarming”.

“It’s not good news,” he said, “because it can mean that the industries in question aren’t just being restructured but are experiencing a rupture — a structural rupture, one that is happening under enormous pressure.”

This is not just a temporary problem.

As I explained a few days ago, the prime minister of Belgium says that Europeans will be dealing with this energy crisis for the next five to ten years.


Here in the United States, residents of California are being warned that there could actually be widespread blackouts this week right in the middle of a historic heatwave

Much of Southern California remains under an excessive heat warning, with the state’s grid operator warning that the high temperatures could lead to blackouts.

The state is facing a prolonged late-summer heat wave, with temperatures expected to reach as high as 115 degrees Fahrenheit in some parts, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

This is yet another example that shows why you should not totally rely on our aging power grids.

In a desperate attempt to conserve energy, California residents are being asked to set their thermostats at 78 degrees or higher

“If weather or grid conditions worsen, the ISO may issue a series of emergency notifications to access additional resources and prepare market participants and the public for potential energy shortages and the need to conserve,” CAISO officials warned Tuesday night. “The power grid operator expects to call on Californians for voluntary energy conservation via Flex Alerts over the long weekend.”

This could include asking residents to set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, avoid large appliance use and EV charging, and turn off unnecessary lights between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m, when the grid is the most stressed.

Whatever you can do to become more independent of the system is good, because the system is failing.

And all of the examples that I have shared in this article are relatively minor compared to the cataclysmic disasters that we will eventually see.

So please, get prepared while you still can.

This summer will soon be over, and 2023 will be here before you know it.

About the Author: I am a voice crying out for change in a society that generally seems content to stay asleep.  My name is Michael Snyder and I am the publisher of The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream and The Most Important News, and the articles that I publish on those sites are republished on dozens of other prominent websites all over the globe.  I have written four books that are available on including The Beginning Of The EndGet Prepared Now, and Living A Life That Really Matters.  (#CommissionsEarned)  By purchasing those books you help to support my work.  I always freely and happily allow others to republish my articles on their own websites, but due to government regulations I can only allow this to happen if this “About the Author” section is included with each article.  In order to comply with those government regulations, I need to tell you that the controversial opinions in this article are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the websites where my work is republished.  This article may contain opinions on political matters, but it is not intended to promote the candidacy of any particular political candidate.  The material contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and readers should consult licensed professionals before making any legal, business, financial or health decisions.  Those responding to this article by making comments are solely responsible for their viewpoints, and those viewpoints do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of Michael Snyder or the operators of the websites where my work is republished.  I encourage you to follow me on social media on Facebook and Twitter, and any way that you can share these articles with others is a great help.


Fear God and Flee from Evil!

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman


Pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Psa 122:6 (KJV)

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No Proclaiming Christ as Your Savior, With No Admission, Confession or Repentance of Your Sin, Equals Zero Chance of Eternal Life in Christ’s Kingdom


Eternity is But One Heartbeat Away – Time to Get Serious

Stalking the earth this COVID-19 pestilence (and the “death” jab) are taking many lives with sickness, injury and death in its wake. Populations, cultures and nations are under attack. It’s time to seriously consider eternity and where you and I will spend it.

Consider please … we can go to church all our lives, every Sunday, sing in the choir, attend Bible studies and do “good” things but without repenting of our sin we will perish! Yes, I said perish! Additionally, we don’t even know about our sin for few read their Bibles and even more – Christian pastors don’t preach about it. Instead they mostly preach happy, lovey-lovey, itching (tickling) sermons full of fluff, no meat of the Gospel. So the bottom-line according to scripture — we will not enter His rest in His heavenly home. Wow – that’s some harsh words! You’re kidding right?

NO, I’m not! For what I have stated is not from me but from the God’s Word, the Bible – from the mouth of our Lord Jesus the Christ.

“This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; 7- in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.” -Mark 7:6-7 (ESV)

There is no possible way to work your way into heaven via a system of good works, or purchased “tickets”, “gate passes”  (indulgences), or by self or church justification and ritual. There are many religions that teach this and those that follow this false gospel will not attain eternal life (Gal 1:8-9). And their are people in the millions that fall into this “trap”. Yes, I know there are those that don’t want to hear this but the fact, nevertheless, remains true.  “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” -Acts 4:12 (ESV)

Repent or Perish

“There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2- And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? 3- No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. 4- Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? 5- No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” -Luke 13:1-5 (ESV)

In Jesus’ first sermon outlined in Matt 4:17, He preached that we must repent. (He didn’t soft-coat it or try to articulate it in a way that didn’t offend anyone. He spoke the real, plain Gospel truth. This then raised the bar on the importance of our repenting of our sin in our Lord’s eyes. But the most stunning picture of how important repentance is to a real Bible-believing Christian comes in Luke 13:1-5. In these verses Jesus stated in no uncertain terms that without repentance those people that Pilate killed and mingled their blood with the Roman pagan sacrifices and the 18 people that the tower in Siloam fell on would perish. Please let this sink in for a moment … for it is of utmost importance. Without repentance, you will perish!

“From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” -Matt 4:17 (KJV)

This is a hard truth set forth in God’s word and we must embrace it and practice it. Going to church every Sunday and following the ritual of churchianity will not get you into heaven. You can go to church 24×7 but it will not ensure a place in God’s Kingdom unless you practice repenting of your sin.

We must put into practice as stated in Romans 10:9-10 and acknowledge that we are sins and need a Savior. We must confess our sin but that’s only half the issue. Without turning away from the sin that easily besets us, without amending our ways, and changing our mind about our sinful lifestyles, we have not followed the Lord’s will for our lives. Many, many people who attend church in the plethora of Christian religions have not been taught this yet it is clearly defined in the Bible in several places. This is just one of the reasons Christians MUST, MUST, MUST read their Bibles and know the truth.

Out of the seven churches the Lord addresses in Rev 2 and 3, five of them were given the corrective action to repent for their sin. Look at the Ephesus church Rev 2:1-6: they seemed to do things right, they looked good, they did good works, toiled hard, could not bear with evil, had not grown weary but look at the Lord’s rebuke of their shiny Christianity on the outside but lacking on the inside. Jesus said they abandoned their first love meaning Him and had therefore fallen away. They painted a picture of a good, regular attendee, worker-bee type of Christiandom but they lost their love of the Lord. They lost what it means to know (really know) and love the Lord.

They/we must repent of this lack of sincere love for the Lord. But look at the corrective action – if they didn’t repent. Verse 5 – He would remove His lampstand meaning His presence from their midst. Can you grasp what our Lord is saying here and how this applies to our lives as well? There are many churches and people who claim to be Christians that do not have the Lord abiding with them (John 15:4). Continue reading about the other 6 churches He addresses in Rev 2 and 3 and examine the Lord’s rebukes and corrective actions. He’s not kidding about all this.

Folks, I can’t stress this enough – pastors, you had better get this and start preaching it – the importance in our Christian walk the reality of real sincere confession of our sin and then doing something about it in sincere repentance.

“…and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem” -Luke 24:47 (ESV)

Finally, look at Luke 24:47, the Lord at His departure from this earth told His disciples to teach and preach repentance for the forgiveness of sins. If these are Jesus’ departing words then we must take them very, very seriously. The question then becomes … who takes them seriously these days in our easy-going, fast-food, happy-go-lucky Christianity? Very few. Remember the words of Jesus in Matt 22:14, many are called but few are chosen. What do you think He meant by this?

Friends, this is one of the hardest messages I have written for it spells out the real truth of what salvation is and what it takes to obtain it. Many churches will not preach the hard truths to their congregations for fear they will leave and take their pocketbooks (money) with them. How sad. But please don’t believe me today, do your own research in God’s word and come to your own conclusions. Please seek a deeper walk with the Lord, deeper in your spirit and soul; then you will understand His living words.

Are you saved today?

Grace and peace

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman




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Have You Considered Where You Will Spend Eternity?

Who Ponders This Question, Who Plans for This Reality?

“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2- Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth..” -Col 3:2-3 (KJV)

Every day we face the growing threat of a hostile world against people of all nations and especially against Christians. We live in dangerous times not knowing if we will emerge alive from a concert or gathering. From a shopping mall or a restaurant. These increasing perilous times should cause us to pause and think about what will death mean to me. Am I ready? Have I prepared? Have you prepared?

Yes, a negative, not pleasant topic today and one most people tend to sweep under the rug and hope it will never happen to them or they just plain put off thinking and talking about it. Even Christians whisk it away for it is not pleasant to even consider. Folks, I have some news for you … death is no respecter of persons and it knows no time clock nor does it care what is on your schedule to do or even who you are, how wealthy you are or any high-level position/status you hold.

It can come swiftly and without warning or it can come slowly with much time to think. I think it’s time for all of us to give clear thinking to eternity and what the term “forever” means as it applies to you and me.

You see it is given man one time to die and then the judgment – Heb 9:27. Friends, there is no alternate meaning to this nor are there additional places to work-off your sin so you can finally make it into heaven. Nope, notta and none. If you embrace that teaching you have been severely lied to and deceived. Unfortunately, millions have fallen headlong and believed this doctrine of demons. Let’s put the finger on this falsehood — I am thinking of purgatory (Catholicism) and the tremendous deception this has played on people over the centuries. Purchasing worthless indulgences the same. These are false hopes and tricks of the Devil to steer you towards a final destination into Hell! If you think this untrue then just keep believing in them and you may find yourself in a very warm, tormenting and dark place.

Jesus Christ is our only hope and He is the only door we must pass through to enter His rest. But we must believe in Him, confess our sins and then turn away from evil, wickedness and the sins that easily beset us. To turn away means to amend our ways and not just give lip service to our King.  Eternity is final and the door is closed once we pass from this life. Our fate is sealed and there will be no changes or no extras; it’s final so we must be prepared. You may ask when…? I say it could be today or tomorrow or any day.

The many mass shootings or extreme weather conditions ramping up across the world (and especially here in America) … well, how much time did the people caught up in these events have to get right with God (if they weren’t to begin with)? ZERO!! How much time and thought did they have? ZERO! None, as they were running for their lives! Death came quickly and without notice – then their life eternal decisions previous to this were “locked in” and eternity the only thing before them. Have you ever thought about your destination and where you would end up once death comes knocking at your door? Sure, it’s not a nice thought but one we all must seriously face whether we like it or not.

Friends, it’s time to think smartly and consider these words carefully. We will either go to heaven and be with the Lord or we will enter hell and be in eternal torment, flame, and darkness. It’s your choice and one you must make today for death knows no time, person, or position.

“Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15- And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lordchoose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”   -Joshua 24:14-15 (ESV)

Last thought on this – read about the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31. In his life, he thought he was much better off than the beggar Lazarus and gave no thought to his eternal destination so when he died he ended up in hell with full consciousness, ability to feel pain, and had all his memories intact (to play over and over for all eternity). Notice, no account of any make-up place  -purgatory- was mentioned. (Friends, get away from the many false teachings of the Catholic church as they will drag you into Hell and you will have no option to escape).  Their religion (not Christianity) brainwashes people into believing the Catholic reinterpretation of God’s word is the only interpretation.

Read the account of the rich man and Lazarus many times and examine your life to ensure your eternal planning in the here and now will not throw you in the wrong place at the door of eternity.

It’s now time for you and me to decide on these things. Not tomorrow or next week for they may never come. Today is the Day of Salvation in Christ Jesus.

You have only but two choices:

  1.  Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and live a holy and righteous life focusing on the things above or
  2.  Live according to the world’s ways forsaking and rejecting the Lord as your only Lord and Savior.

Friends, it’s our choice but remember what path we take today will determine our destiny in eternity – Matt 7:13-14. So … what’s it going to be?  Eternity in heaven or hell? Now’s the time folks to serve the Lord or the world, today’s the Day of Salvation. There are no other options, no other choices. Soon will be the Day of Redemption – at the rapture of His Bride. Believe, confess and repent in the Lord Jesus Christ.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17- For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18- He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” -John 3:16-18 (KJV)


-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher, and Bible Prophecy Watchman

“Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?” -2 Peter 3:11-12




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