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The DOOM BOOM! has hit America! People are seeing the 666 threat really is on the way, and the "quick fix" of an early Rapture is just a pastor's plate filler. Maybe we should prepare? Maybe we should "just trust"? Either way the Rapture is LATE. I guarantee it!
“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:1-17
Many other websites might warn you that Christians must avoid the 666 mark at all costs. Ecven if you have to die first (by beheading - Rev 21:4) the 666 mark must never be accepted. That is good, sound teaching.
On this website I am suggesting the way this mark appears may not be as simple as some people think. I am suggesting the 666 mark (probably some kind of computer chip under the skin) will not just suddenly appear with a death penalty for not taking it. If it does happen that way we have two main tasks, as pastors, evangelists and teachers:
1) To encourage people to have Faith and die rather than take the mark. (according to the Book or Revelation the vials, bowls and trumpets of God's wrath on the Earth after the saints are killed is so bad you have to wonder how worth while life on Earth will be to live anyway - as men beg God to kill them, but death flees from them).
2) To suggest ways to help survive, if some brave souls want to try to hide and evade capture, until they are Raptured while still alive. We must also encourage such people not to take the 666 mark if captured, as evading the mark is not to try to save your life, but to safe guard your eternal soul.
IT MAY NOT BE SO SIMPLE
However I want to warn you it may not be that simple. I find dying for the Faith easy, if all it means is to be put on a guillotine. Compared wth the deaths of many martyrs that is a relatively easy way to die. BUT if the 666 mark appears without a death penalty attached to it at first (in the first 3 ans 1/2 year period) and we cannot quote "buy or sell" because we did not receive the 666 mark, it may mean some of us, even all of us, are forced to live outside of mainstream society, unable to buy food, clothes, medicine etc. But it will also mean we cannot pay rent or our taxes, and if that happens we might lose our homes, motor vehicles etc. If that happens for years before the death threat appears if you do not take the 666 mark, it might mean a long period of suffering.
It depends on how you look at it. When the people of Israel were forced to dwell in tents in the wilderness, do you see that as a time of just "suffering" or adventure too? God provided food (manna from heaven) water from the Rock (Meriba) and their clothes miraculously did not wear away or fall apart. As Jesus also promises to provide for us, as God also provides for the birds of the air, is there really anything to fear? Some might view it as a promised outdoor adventure, though perhaps that might be thought of as over optimistic, maybe not.
TAKE NO THOUGHT FOR TOMORROW
THE PLAN OF JOSEPH
As we have been warned by God this will happen, we might need to lose everything to avoid the mark of the Beast. So..... should we plan ahead, or just trust God? That is the big debate.
If we cannot receive the Mark of the Beast, so cannot buy and sell. What will happen? Will we be threatened with death immediately, or will that happen only later, and we will need to survive a while? I am not sure. But the research is interesting as to what makes for a small carry kit, that can be used anywhere, and what a good “hide out in the woods” camp needs. Tarpaulins are great in the woods. I hope I organise all this better later on. Just sharing finds for now to stimulate your own thoughts and plans!
Urban survival is tough, because there is nowhere to go, and a lot of bad people on the streets. Finding where to hideout in woods is tough too. I am only providing things to look at.
One contradiction is disguising a camp for “safety”. The fact is many novice hunters and explorers in the Canadian wilderness get lost and killed by cold and exposure. It might be better having a bright orange camp site with orange marker ties on branches to lead you back to it, hunted by the forces of the antiChrist or not. And stay near enough to a town to change your mind and stop running. Near enough to walk to town, far enough to be safe. I just dont know.
A basha or tarp was once the simplest protection. Now we have the revolutionary pop-up tents
HAVING A HIDDEN SURVIVAL/FOOD/SHELTER RESOURCE MAY ALSO SAVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THE EVENT OF A TSUNAMI, HURRICANE, TORNADO, EARTHQUAKE, POWER SHORTAGE OR OTHER EMERGENCY, SUCH AS A BREAKDOWN OF LAW AND ORDER IN YOUR AREA OF A CITY, OR THE SPECIFIC PERSECUTION OF A BELIEVER AND/OR HIS FAMILY.
“And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.” Revelation 12:14
What does this scripture mean? Is the woman spiritual Israel, in other words the Bride of Christ? Fleeing persecution in the wilderness? Song of Solomon says Christians must rely upon their relationship with Jesus at this time, leaning upon him for strength (Song of Sol 8:5).
There is a big difference between investing in gold and owning gold. Invests in gold can be stolen from you by the antichrist overnight, but if you own gold you might find someone willing to trade it for food under the Beast System. The trouble with keeping gold at home is that it might be stolen.
DON’T BELIEVE IT? - HERE IT SOMETHING SIMILAR!
The middle class on the streets! So how do you plan for this? Shelter, water, food, heat (a fire)? As you will see here, in the USA they are making it into a criminal offence to feed homeless people! Jaw dropping!
If you have a motor home and sleep in it they threaten to arrest you. I find the problem perplexing to solve, even if you want to plan ahead.
One thing I hope to do is to show a minimalist survival pack to take with you anywhere.
Trouble is the things you can take with you are limited, but the dangers on the streets are real. One thing to never do is to live beyond your means, so your finances collapse.
DAVID AND GOLIATH
Can you face a tornado, a hurricane, a flood, or worse your own government turning on you? I’m not promoting the gear these men sell, or their philosophy, its just interesting information.
THEY LAUGHED AT NOAH
So the Pre Tribulationists may laugh at you as you prepare fro the worst. I’m only learning about this topic too. I find the Urban Survival scene the most difficult to understand. My aim is to simply cut down on suffering of believers, and make it easier for them, if the are forced into staying out in the cold, wind and wet for a while. I remember my citizenship is in heaven. But life outside could even be fun if you prepare really well.
Many people study how to survive in difficult environments and situations: urban survivalism, nuclear survivalism, survival in the woods, survival in the desert, survival at sea etc.
But Surviving The Beast System is a topic few seem to understand. This part of biblecool.com will deal with the decision to either a) meekly die rather than take the Mark of the Beast, or 2) To hide away from receiving the mark, which may require survival skills, and knowledge about the evasion of capture. Jesus said: “Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.” Luke 17:33. This means no matter what happens you must not take the Mark of the Beast! Your soul is more precious than your fleeting worldly physical life on earth! Remember - if you decide to try to walk the streets, unable to buy or sell (Revelation 13:17), or to survive out in the “wilderness”, if you are eventually captured by the Beast System hiding-out was to avoid the mark, not to save your physical life! ON NO ACCOUNT EVER TAKE THE MARK OF THE BEAST (Revelation 14:9-12).
LOSING EVERYTHING IN ONE NIGHT?
What if the AntiChrist organised a rapid deployment of the “computer chip” mark some people predict the Mark of the Beast to be - across many nations simultaneously? Your bank account assets could be frozen, and all your money and even you home could essentially be stolen from you in one evening. They could then tell you that if you receive this mark you can access all your money, and keep your home. If not you lose everything. The accusation might be made that anyone not submitting to this new system of trading and crime control was on the side of the terrorists etc.
People looking after sick relatives at home would be particularly tempted to take the Mark to carry on offering help to relatives. But the fact is there is NO reason, no matter how nobel it may sound to take the Mark of the Beast. In Revelation chapter 14 God makes it clear that in no circumstances whatever should you receive the Mark.
This is why it might be a good idea to organise some way of finding shelter and food in the event of an emergency. It has the added benefit that if a hurricane, tornado, tsunami etc hit your area you might have a hidden resource to survive disaster.
STRATEGY 3: HOBO
There is a 3rd strategy to think about. And that is limiting your resistance to the Beast System and the Mark of the Beast to refusing to receive the mark but staying only within city/town limits and living essentially a hobo existence, but never hiding in the wilderness - always refusing to take the mark. But the streets of a big city can be very dangerous because of street crime. This would mean at any time you could be arrested and beheaded - YES! The bible predicts that the punishment the Beast or Antichrist will order for those not receiving the mark will eventually be revealed as death by this specifically mentioned form of execution.
“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” Revelation 20:4.
Being arrested in this way will at least potentially give you shelter and some food and drink for a while before your death, unless your captors are particularly evil.
AVOIDING THE MARK OF THE BEAST
The survivalism section should be back on biblecool.com soon, more highly structured and organised, be the Good Lord willing. It is based on a denial of Pre-Tribulationism, that is an early rapture. I believe the rapture is late. The Rapture will near the end of the End Times, just before Jesus reigns on the Earth for 1,000 years. This means Christians must face the antichrist system, or Beast System, mentioned in Revelation 13. It says there
“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13: 16-17
This means Christians, who have been commanded by God not to take the Mark of the Beast, will face death.
“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” Revelation 20:4
But some are simply put outside of the financial system first, because they cannot buy or sell, they will need to survive, so I will be teaching how to do that, and just as importantly, how to prepare to survive to make life easier. Among the topics being discussed will be whether the following verse is describing this survivalism:
“And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.” Revelation 13: 14
HOMELESS IN THE USA
Interesting. A camp seems nicer. I like the practical tip of putting up tents on well made pallets to avoid rain saturated ground. And that heavy duty tarps (tarpaulins) need to be thrown over tents to keep them from the wear and tear of rain, wind and snow. These tarps are heavy, but when moving camp in motor vehicles, they are a BIG added bonus to surviving bad weather, whereas mobile back packers carry lighter duty tarps.
SELLING YOUR SOUL TO “HELP” OTHERS
It is never ever ever right to take the Mark of the Beast. Remember that! Selling your soul to Satan to "help" others helps no one at all, ever! Even if it appears to. One thing that really really bothers me, is that when the Mark of the Beast comes out, some people may make the decision to take the mark, in order to “help” their family, and others. A man may take the Mark of the Beast, to save his expensive home, and then rationalise away his sin by putting up other Christians in his house, and feeding them, because they lost everything refusing to take the mark.
What do you do if you don’t agree? Would you refuse help from such a falsely “altruistic” person? Or say: “No! I will stay out in subzero temperatures with my family rather than take help from you! As by receiving the Mark you have lost your salvation!” The fact is people with young, old and sick relatives may be tempted to take any help they can get. But what of the poor person who gives you that help? People who take the mark to help others may expect mercy from God because of what they have done, but God is absolutely clear about this:
“And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” Revelation 14:9-12.
So you will not just go to Hell for receiving the mark: you will receive the wrath of God poured out without mixture. That is a big threat. You must NEVER take this mark.
To me being threatened with beheading for not receiving the mark is not as bad as being forced into homelessness first, and THEN afterward being threatened with death by beheading:
“and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” Rev 20:4.
Remember Jesus said this:
“Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.” Luke 17:33 .
The thing is - if you run away from the Mark of the Beast, remember you must be willing to die if captured, or the entire point is lost. Is Jesus warning us of the trap of seeking to survive, and losing the thread of this spiritual truth? If you flee from the Mark of the Beast it will only be temporary. Most of us will probably have to die by being beheaded - like John the Baptist was. Many martyrs have had to die deaths far worse. Do you have the faith to never receive the antiChrist’s mark? In your patience possess ye your souls!
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” Revelation 12:11 .
NEVER EVER EVER - RECEIVE THE MARK OF THE BEAST!!!!
Jews resist the Nazis in World War II. About 1/3 of the population of Belarus were said to have been killed by the Nazis, and 1/2 the countries economic resources lost. As I believe Jesus taught never to kill others, I have to say I think it is very possible less people in the civilian population would have died, if the partizans had just hidden, survived and not killed. But who knows? Maybe not.
The lesson is REMEMBER. Bad things can happen. There are also a lot of different countries in the world, and how the Beast System may effect each country might be different. In England finding somewhere to hide might be the biggest problem. I learned from this the need for medicines and antiseptics etc is bigger than I thought. It’s so difficult to get it all in balance. But I keep thinking about “having food and raiment therewith be content.” But you can die of exposure in under 3 hours. So....... do we plan ahead?