20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
Luke 21:20-22 (KJV)
At some point, Christians will have to make a choice to refuse what the world is offering like this guy did. And I think that time is soon. However comfortable we are with material posessions, we need to do like this guy and rethink what's important in life.
He's right in that people have been surviving for thousands of years with no medical insurance, jobs, grocery stores, and cable tv. It is the lust for more that has caused society to think they must have all these fancy creature comforts.
I've lived on the streets myself before for 3 years and know how liberating it is to know you don't have to be anywhere and to have no bills to pay, or car to maintain. Freedom indeed. And a day didn't go by that I didn't eat. Some days were better than others of course, but I did just fine. And with all the walking I did, I think I was in the best health I've ever been.
As it stands, I see a return to that life soon seeing the way things are going. The only debt I have is 11k on my home, all else is paid for, with no credit cards in years and no personal debt. And I'd walk away from the house in a heart beat if I have to, which I believe I'll have to before long because I refuse to be a part of their social imprisonment. The world can shove the mark! My God tells me to tell them to take a hike.
I wonder what the ownership status is on the land he's on. Somebody owns it, which presents a whole 'nother situation with society; Where does one go once they reject society? Squatter's rights no longer exist, and all the land is owned by somebody, so that means there's the potential for trespassing wherever one goes.
Going "off-grid" is not getting any easier!