After the Rapture – Part 22
Throughout this series I have frequently mentioned my suggestions to the left behind, such as this one: When you flee from the big cities and into the unpopulated wilderness areas, you should keep your group small. I used the 10- to 12-person figure most frequently. Now I need to backtrack a bit and provide reasons for this survival plan and strategy.
A large group has many more disadvantages than they have advantages. A large group is harder to conceal from view from the antichrist’s gestapo than a small group. The gestapo will surely search and take control of the large cities and urban populations first. Then they will spread like the plague into the middle-sized cities, and finally into the rural and wilderness, low-population areas. He is out to either kill or convert those pesky, new, left-behind Christians.
A lot of their searching will be conducted using light aircraft, helicopters and drones with ground troops sent to areas where human activity is detected. High-population areas these days are heavy into security-camera systems that will be under his control. Antichrist will have the world’s military and police forces at his disposal. No one dares to oppose him until, of course, Christ’s Second Coming. So don’t get the idea you can knock heads with antichrist with a few rifles, shotguns, pistols and knives. Read our #13, “Don’t start or join a militia.”
A large group is an “organization” requiring a definite chain of command, committees and a policing system. A small group is more like a close-knit “family.”
The gestapo needs to grasp complete control over all sources of food, water, medical services, shelter, etc., so as to have a 100% dictatorship over the worldwide, 7.4 billion population. Control the food and water, and you automatically control the people. They won’t get 100%, as an unknown number of new believers (known only to God) will come out of the left-behind masses and put their new-found faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ.
So who is this “gestapo” I keep mentioning?
It is just that. Hitler’s WWII gestapo was a forerunner of a more sophisticated and modern system yet to come under antichrist.
It has grown considerably since our first article last year. It started with “the evil trinity” (Satan, the antichrist and the false prophet) and expanded to “the evil big three” (Hollywood and its related industries; the mainstream “fake news” media; and the extreme, liberal, progressive, political powers (mainly under the leadership of the Democrat-Socialist Party and some RINO’s, or Republican In Name Only). There will be a few bold Hollywood types, some in the news media and a few “closet Christians” in the liberal-progressive camp, but those left behind, for the most part, will be rotten eggs.
Many will join forces in his gestapo for the perks like good food, abundant sexual activities, good housing conditions, a variety of recreational fun & games, etc. Under antichrist they will all have their assigned duties and job positions. All that is required is a pledge of allegiance to the antichrist. GOTCHA !
After the rapture – when Christ removes His Church and brings them to heaven – earth takes a drastic turn for the worse when all the Christian doctors, nurses, political leaders, police officers, military, EMT’s, many pastors, and the entire Christian world from truck drivers to housewives to factory workers will disappear suddenly, leaving behind a host of bewildered and confused people wondering what happened?
Naturally the lies and deceptions will flourish immediately like “the space aliens got them.” The “evil big three” will go hog wild with their fake news, and a lot of folks will fall for and believe that stuff. That is why the crazy uncles need to step it up NOW, leaving behind a heavy dose of Scriptural truths. Add some extra pages to those left-behind letters.
I believe antichrist, the false prophet and Satan really want the rapture to happen, because – as long as those pesky Christians are around – their evil plans are more difficult to pull off; so get them out of here so the evil trinity can have an open field with little opposition! But they won’t have any control over the 144,000 sealed witnesses of God and His Holy Spirit.
There is renewed hope for the new, left-behind followers of Jesus Christ! They may not know it now, but they will soon.
In the past, we have mentioned other probable gestapo members such as: left-behind park and conservation agents and rangers, rural farmers, Muslim terrorist groups, drone manufacturers, skeleton governments, etc. A recent reader suggested the return of Nephilims during the tribulation, which isn’t out of the question. We just don’t know. But if Satan can pull it off, he most certainly will. His time is short (Revelation 12:12) and he needs all the evil help he can get.
A large group leaves too many signs of human activity – too many people running around, making noise, out of control behavior, no structure, increased chances of turncoats and tattletales, conflicts within the group, etc. Your group needs to be small so you all know each other well and build a trust within the group like a family. If you have to pull up stakes and move to a new location (which might surely happen more frequently than not), a small group is easier to move than a large out-of-control mob.
A large group will constantly have disagreements, forming groups within the larger group, fighting over supplies, disagreements over survival plans and strategies, social disagreements, etc. A small group will likely work out differences amongst themselves. A large group will have quitters and lazy people that hold everyone back, while a small group is more apt to support and encourage one another; thus, pulling together as a team.
I get quite a few emails suggesting that the group should keep on the move, constantly moving from location to location. This is a good idea, but a lot depends on your individual situations.
But the most important reason, I believe, for a small group is Bible study and prayer meetings. This will be an all-new world for most of those left behind as they will be lacking experience in praising the Lord. If that wasn’t so, they would have exited the planet Earth in the rapture. A Bible study and prayer meeting should be held AT LEAST once a day. And you should thank God for the heavy rains, which enable you to stay in your caves to pray and study all day and night. Would you please pass the cold raw turnips?
But a large group would lead to a mega-church environment, which isn’t a good thing for the most part. The study and prayer would be a lot more personal in a small, intimate family-style group. A large group is harder to teach the Bible to, as many people will have questions go unanswered and some prayers will be left out. And there would be more arguing over various Bible interpretations and beliefs.
If you have a group of one hundred, it is best to divide up into ten groups of ten and find your own individual wilderness areas some distance apart. The gestapo will be quite knowledgeable in their seek & destroy tactics, as many trained military personnel will be left behind with some becoming a part of antichrist’s gestapo.
But remember that Satan and his fallen angels and imps will be present in active-spirit form at all your prayer meetings and Bible studies. They will try to distract you and place doubts in your mind. They will cause your mind to wander and make you sleepy during study and prayer. Satan will do everything in his power to get your thoughts and prayers off of Jesus. He knows the Bible study is pure truth, which exposes Satan’s lies and deceptions. And he also knows God answers ALL prayers, which terrifies the evil trinity to no end.
As a note to clarify that God answers ALL prayer: He most certainly does but He gives different answers to each of your prayer requests. It might be “yes,” it might be “no,” it might be “later.” God knows your needs before you ask (Matthew 6:8; 21:22). But you need to ask.
An example might be that you pray for “plan A” but get no answer. But God has answered either “no” or “later.” In God’s time and will, He sends you “plan B,” which is better than “plan A,” but according to His will and time. So pray, have patience and wait on the Lord. Don’t let Satan trick you into the lie that God doesn’t hear your prayers.
Your spiritual survival is the most important event during your tribulation-period time on earth. Physical survival means little if you are to spend eternity in hell. Many of you will die from a variety of situations, which includes at the evil hands of antichrist and his Gestapo; wild beasts (wolves, bears, lions, poisonous snakes); the 21 judgments (7 scrolls, 7 trumpets, 7 vials) of God’s wrath on a sinful disobedient world; disease and pestilences; extreme weather events (tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanos, flooding, etc.).
We have had a huge increase in the number of large forest fires in recent years. Some are acts of God while others are by arsonists. But antichrist will likely set large forests on fire to flush out Christians in hiding. Antichrist is not an environmentalist, so he doesn’t give a hoot about the well-being of the little bunny rabbits!
So always have a plan to escape by alternate routes to new locations.
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MATT JACKSON is requesting prayers for the entire Rohr family and Matt’s father. He desperately wants to see these people come to Christ before it’s too late.
His father was raised in the church but lately seems to be running away from God. He has angry outbursts whenever Matt tries to talk to him about God. Matt is at a loss on how to reach him, so please pray that the Holy Spirit of God will soften his father’s heart and that he will accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior soon.
The Rohr family is Catholic, and Matt fears that they lean on false religion and their so-called “sacred traditions” rather than the Saving Grace of Christ. Their daughter, Rachel, Matt met at school several months ago, and she was one of the most memorable, pleasant and sweetest human beings Matt has ever met. He desperately wants God to open Rachel’s and her family’s eyes to the lies and emptiness of Catholicism and that God would draw them to the true, saving faith in Jesus before it is too late.
There are a number of other people I’m praying for, but I am only asking for prayers for the Rohr family and my father.
(Dick’s reply): Don’t feel that you are overloading me with too much prayer. List them all, as you are a true prayer warrior. And God NEVER hears too much prayer. He has a very big, extended memory!
In another correspondence, I recently contacted www.godlife.com requesting prayer for unsaved members of my family. JEFF responded with the following that I want to pass on to the crazy uncles of this world who also seek prayer for family, friends and total strangers who might get left behind.
He leads off with Acts 16:31, “Have faith in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved. This is also true for everyone who lives in your home.”
He then follows with a short message entitled, “Activate God’s Promises: Spiritual techniques and Bible verses to turn to when facing life’s challenges,” authored by Elizabeth Peale Allen of Pawling, New York.
The Bible is filled with verses that promise you God’s help on life’s journey. But it’s up to you to activate these promises. Here’s how:
Don’t be afraid to ask. It’s what God wants you to do. “Call on me in the time of trouble: I will deliver you” (Psalm 50:15). “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you” (John 15:7). Like Jesus Himself, pray (always) for God’s Will: “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His Will, He hears us (1 John 5:14).
Do what God leads you to do. Prayer and faith must never be substitutes for action. The Savior, who also spent so much time praying, also devoted Himself to teaching and ministering to people’s needs. James 2:17 reminds us: “Faith by itself, if not accompanied by action, is dead.”
Remember: You cannot harvest unless you first plant seeds. The message translates Galatians 6:7-8 to read, “Don’t be misled. No ones makes a fool of God. The person who plants foolishness, ignoring the needs of others – ignoring God! – harvests a crop of weeds…. But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, will harvest eternal life.” What seeds of goodness can you plant today?
Speak God’s promises and blessings into life. Human words have immense power. “The tongue has the power of life or death” (Proverbs 18:21). Our words can bless or destroy. Claim God’s promises as your own (even inserting your own name!) and speak them aloud. Here are a few to get you started:
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
“God will supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).
It is God who “forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases” (Psalm 103:3).
May the Peace of Jesus cover you. – Brother Jeff
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