As Chaplain, my goals are aimed at imparting broader survival keys to APSL Members, their families and others, during times of trials and tribulations. When achieved, this provides the ultimate prepping and survival safety, from a Chaplain’s point of view.
I would summarise these goals and keys, for the reader’s benefit, as follows:
- Be familiar with the basics of the APSL Prepping & Survival Manual for practical purposes to survive in challenging times.
- Be Healthy and Safe, from the perspectives of mind, body, soul and spirit, to make sound decisions in difficult times.
- Be equipped with targeted Biblical principles and knowledge to (a) prepare to tackle challenges “head-on”, (b) find safety and (c) survive.
- Be aware of the greatest meaning of “Safety”
To elaborate further on these keys for survival, we need to understand that humans were created to be a “multi-faceted being.” For humans, as created beings of God, made in the image of God, we have been blessed with a mind, body, soul and spirit, working in harmony with God. Thus, it is essential to have an awareness of health, safety and healing for each part of our being, in order to make sound decisions, and ultimately ensuring our survival as a whole in the long term.
Therefore, for broader survival, the Chaplain recommends preparation, for sound health and safety for all people, as God would like us to function as he intended:
MIND. Sound minds mean healthy survival decisions. “Knowledge of God leads to much understanding.” Guard your mind” via the Holy Bible – the Word of God. Foods for the Brain include sustaining natural foods such as – walnuts, coconut extracts and almonds.
BODY. Fitness of the body is effective prepping for field trips and helps to ensure a safe journey, and surviving any perilous challenges. Regular water intake is essential for bodily functioning. Nutritional foods important for survival include berries (rich in anti-oxidants) and fish (omega-3). Moreover, berry blends are an excellent source of antioxidants, protects against heart disease, lower LDL cholesterol, helps prevent cancer, protects against nervous system disorders, adds sweetness to foods or drinks without using refined sugars. Green vegetables such as Broccoli contain phytochemicals which have been shown to boost the immune system function. Peas and broccoli make good snacks too, as well as Cauliflower, (like a natural “popcorn”) contains phytochemicals, similar to broccoli.
In addition, Godly nutrition prepares us with a healthy body to survive any attacks that may arise against the body. A healthy immune system allows the body to fight viruses and bacterial infections, during epidemics, pandemics, and other emergency situations.
SOUL. Prayers for safety and survival – gives protection in times of tribulation or trials, and hence, survival, in the long term. By doing so, we trust in God and maintain hope, no matter how difficult situations can become.
SPIRIT. By receiving the Holy Spirit of God, we receive guidance. The Holy Spirit acts as a helper to us, giving us help in making sound survival decisions, via godly discernment. Moreover, this action, and praying lifts our “Spirits”, giving comfort and boosting morale in a variety of troubled times.
Putting on the “Whole amour of God” is excellent for daily prepping, overcoming obstacles, for protection and survival …” for we do not wrestle with flesh and blood, but principalities and powers of darkness.” (NKJV – Ephesians 6:11-17).
Therefore, by equipping the spirit, we tend not to panic in troubled times, but trust in God, because He gives us a sound mind and equilibrium. Survivors don’t waste a lot of time lamenting mistakes and losses. They move on and deal with the situation, unhampered by paralyzing regrets or disappointments.
By remaining calm, the right kind of actions follow in making sound major decisions. Breathing deeply allows a person to be less tense and to avoid panic. Remember, that from God’s viewpoint – “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (NKJV 2 Timothy 1:7). Repeating simple words or phrases, such as “stay calm” or “God is good” is also a beneficial use of energy.
The greatest meaning of safety and survival is “Yeshua.” (in Hebrew) or “Jesus” (in English). As Chaplain, I recommend that all people and members turn to the ultimate safety in the longer term, for their mind, body, soul and spirit. For those who would like further elaboration, please indicate your interest to discuss more with yours truly – The Chaplain.