Should Christians Go OFF THE GRID?
Christians are told to be “in the world, but not part of the world” and to “Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to follow all that Jesus commanded you”.
So, can a Christian be obedient to the great commission as given by Jesus and be in this world, yet remain unstained by the world?
The answer is YES. Remember, as the breaking of the 6th Seal draws near, events will accelerate almost to a blur. And, having been warned ahead of time, you must be able to adjust and adapt quickly, while staying faithful to our Calling and His Mission.
Please read and consider just two of many important warnings and instructions:
MADE READY – THE COMPLETION OF YOUR SANCTIFICATION
Daniel warns us of the coming Great and Terrible Day of the Lord and what we are to do in readiness and in response. He also gives us confidence that the tribulations we endure are for God’s good purpose.
Daniel 12:1 “At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book.
2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. 4 But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”
5 Then I, Daniel, looked, and behold, two others stood, one on this bank of the stream and one on that bank of the stream. 6 And someone said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the stream, “How long shall it be till the end of these wonders?” 7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the stream; he raised his right hand and his left hand toward heaven and swore by him who lives forever that it would be for a time, times, and half a time, and that when the shattering of the power of the holy people comes to an end all these things would be finished. 8 I heard, but I did not understand. Then I said, “O my lord, what shall be the outcome of these things?” 9 He said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end.
10 Many shall purify themselves and make themselves white and be refined, but the wicked shall act wickedly. And none of the wicked shall understand, but those who are wise shall understand.
(NOTE: Purify, refined, is having been made ready = the entirety of you Sanctification)
11 And from the time that the regular burnt offering is taken away and the abomination that makes desolate is set up, there shall be 1,290 days. 12 Blessed is he who waits and arrives at the 1,335 days. 13 But go your way till the end. And you shall rest and shall stand in your allotted place at the end of the days.”
BEYOND GOING OFF THE GRID
Jesus warns and instructs us of the coming Great and Terrible Day of the Lord, by comparing the days of tribulation leading up to and including the destruction of the 2nd Temple with the coming days of the GREAT TRIBULATION.
Matthew 24:15 “So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let the one who is on the housetop not go down to take what is in his house, 18 and let the one who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak. 19 And alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! 20Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. 22 And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. 23 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false “christs” and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand. 26 So, if they say to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. (For a broader understanding of these verses, read this Commentary by David Guzik, Enduring Word Ministries )
I am sounding the Shofar for those who will listen and take heed.
Your Brother and Friend,
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IMHO: Yes, not only can we stand apart from the cultural and economic infringements we see today, but I would say we must if we are to actually follow Jesus. There are many ministry opportunities awaiting a courageous, Spirit-filled person “off the grid.”
L-RD Bless, Keep, Shine upon you always. . .