As sort of a follow-up to my last post regarding the identity of the Beast of Revelation, and since March 23rd was the date that Obamacare was supposed to start requiring all Americans to get implanted with an RFID chip for access to their medical care, I thought I would write next about what in the world we can do in the face of these dangers. I’m generally not much for giving advice – I am reminded of the rude adage that opinions are like butts, everyone has one and they usually stink – but considering the gravity of the time we live in, it may be a good idea to start reviewing just what options we have.
One thing I will say up front, and here I am taking what some would call a defeatist position, I don’t believe that there is much of anything that can be done to stop what has been set in motion. There has been talk here in America about a Second American Revolution happening to stop Obama and the fascist takeover of this nation, and I do not doubt the patriotism or seriousness of the proponents of such action, but I don’t believe that it will do any good. I believe that any attempt at armed insurrection is doomed to fail firstly because we would be fighting against a well armed and indoctrinated government, but secondly – and more importantly – I believe that the time has come for the events of the Revelation to come to pass. This is a subject that I have discussed or at least mentioned in several previous posts so I won’t go into all of the reasons why I believe that this age has reached its end game; suffice it to say that all of the conditions described in the Bible and elsewhere, conditions natural, social, political, technological, moral and spiritual, are in place for us to see the prophecies come to pass. The only consolation is that Christ will be returning soon in power and glory to claim his throne on this earth!
So what can we do in these perilous times? Is there even anything that we can do when all of the odds are against us and our world is rapidly falling under the shadow of the most heinous dictatorship that has ever been? Yes, there are things we can do: we can choose how we will meet this threat.
The foremost thing to do in this dire situation is to trust completely in the Lord our God. We can make all of the best plans that we know how to make, we can prepare ourselves and our refuges, but unless we are seeking God’s will and His deliverance none of our preparations will be worth anything. Wherever each of our paths will lead us we must have faith and trust in our Lord that He will guide and protect us, and even though there will be many millions of us worldwide who will fall, we must trust that God knows what He is doing and will use those deaths for truth and His glory. Without faith, without prayer and without trust in God all of our preparations and actions are no more than the scurrying of cockroaches when the light comes on.
So then, given that we are trusting in God for guidance and protection and strength, what are our options as Americans living under the rising power of the Beast? I see that we have four basic options: accept the Mark and be damned for eternity, reject the Mark and sit tight until we are herded into the FEMA concentration camps, reject the Mark and head for the hills, or emigrate to another country.
The first option, accepting the Mark and the rule of the Beast, isn’t really an option even though most of the world will choose it. The Bible is clear that all who accept the Mark of the Beast and worship him will suffer eternal damnation, and for me there is nothing that this world can do that will be worth enduring that to avoid. Death, imprisonment, slave labor, none of those travails are anything compared to eternal damnation. So for anyone who has put their faith in Jesus Christ and received the promise of salvation, accepting the Mark of the Beast is off of the table. I will never accept it for myself; I have been around for fifty-six years now and some of them were even good, and throwing away salvation for what would at best be a temporary stay of execution is not an option.
So let’s look at the second option, which is refusing the Mark and taking whatever they throw at us. For many millions of us globally this will end up being our choice. It was predicted in the Bible that many will die for their faith and their refusal to worship the Beast and accept his Mark, and it no longer takes much of a stretch of the imagination to see that happening. The pathological hatred of true faith in Christ is rising to a crescendo both in America and around the world; even here in the U.S. there are laws in the works which threaten severe penalties to any Christian. The U.S. government has built numerous camps run by FEMA which were supposed to be for emergencies but which are really internment camps for anyone deemed a threat to society…such as Christians who refuse to bow down before the Beast.. Millions of plastic coffins have been bought and stockpiled around the country and our government is training and preparing for widespread arrests and incarcerations…who are they for? They are for us, my friends. So, unless you have made other plans, refusing to take their Mark will land you in a concentration camp, or worse, but again, compared to an eternity of suffering that is a small price to pay…
What about bugging out to avoid the whole question of whether or not to accept the Mark? This is an option that more and more people are seriously considering, but it is also one that brings its own set of challenges. First, to do it properly you need financial resources to get you started, which fewer and fewer people have available these days. Second, you will need certain skills in order to survive in the wild, such as shelter building, hunting/fishing and growing food and storing your food supplies to get through lean times or at least the winter months, and with most of America living in urban areas there aren’t that many people with the necessary skills. Third, you will need someplace to go that is as remote as possible in order to minimize the possibility of being found by other people, and there are getting to be fewer and fewer places like that here in the lower forty-eight states. And finally, you will have to be utterly dedicated to staying as far out of sight as possible, for once discovered you will at the least be arrested and sent to a camp; this means no contact with the outside world whatsoever. One new problem with this challenge is the rapidly expanding fleets of surveillance drones which make it a lot easier to keep remote areas under observation, and with technology such as infrared on board them the drones would be particularly good at spotting any encampments in the wild. So while bugging out is an appealing and even in a sense a romantic type of option, it is no safe bet even if you have the means and the skills to survive in the wild.
The final option to avoid the Mark is to emigrate from America and Europe and live in another country. While this option does have its challenges such as language barriers, the cost of relocating and the difficulties of adjusting to a new culture, there are benefits to it. The primary one is that the Mark of the Beast will not be implemented as quickly in some places as it will in others. I personally believe that the Mark will begin right here in the US since they are already beginning to make it law, and most of Europe won’t be far behind. Russia will resist the implementation of the Mark but will probably give in at some point. The English-speaking nations like Australia, Canada and New Zealand will fairly quickly follow America and the EU. Japan already has most of the technical infrastructure in place, and with their love of high-tech they won’t be far behind, while India is already experimenting with biometric identity systems. Where does that leave to emigrate to? Well, parts of Africa and South America are looking pretty good right now. Contrary to popular belief here in America, there are parts of Africa, particularly Ghana, that are quite stable politically (at least they are as stable as anywhere else these days) and are still doing well for themselves. Much of South America has a climate better suited for Americans but in places such as Chile, Peru and Ecuador you have to take into consideration the significant threat of severe earthquakes. Southeast Asia would also be good for delaying having to face the Mark, but the cultures are so different and the climate is so much steamier that most Americans probably would not find it very appealing. Right now my money is on Africa, where the cost of living is still low enough that anyone who could move there would be able to live well without spending a small fortune.
In case you hadn’t noticed, although I am sure that you have, the common factor of all of these options is that they will only delay having to face the Mark of the Beast. Eventually it would probably catch up to you no matter where you went or what you did, but any delay would be very helpful. Besides, I don’t believe that it will affect everyone everywhere to the same degree. After all, the Bible is clear that there will be some of us who will survive until the return of Jesus, and I personally believe that I will be one of them; not that I am anyone special, for I am not, but because that is what God has shown me through my dreams. And you can critique that statement however you like, but I know what I’ve seen and I won’t be changing my mind on this.
So what are my plans? I have plans, but prudence dictates that in this age when all of our online activity is being monitored I should not speak of my plans. What is my recommendation? That you pray for God’s guidance and that He will reveal to you which way that He wants you to go. In the long run that will be the deciding factor in the success or failure of any measures that you may take to evade imprisonment and the Mark of the Beast. But I will say that you had better hurry up and make those tough decisions, because the Mark is nearly upon us and soon the time to act will be forever gone.
Peace and blessings be with you always, my friends…