Editor: Blessed Quietness Journal- Steve Van Nattan
I first posted this page many thing have changed. The US economy is on the verge
of collapse, and the dollar will soon tank and be abandoned worldwide. Inflation
will go our the roof, and people will be forced to barter or steal to stay alive.
entries below try to debunk the many rumors of people who love conspiracies. I
have left these up here because some conspiracy theories are pure Mother Goose.
But, this does not mean there are no dangers coming down the road.
who are informed and take action on what they learn, and those who literally apply
Bible prophecy to the "Present Stress," as Paul called it in his day,
will fare best.
am particularly raging mad at Bible believing pastors in America. They are so
drugged on the abundant offering plate for their luxuries that they refuse to
look down the road. They refuse to apply prophetic and historic evidences to the
destiny of their local churches. For this reason, thousands of Christians will
be raped, robbed, and starve to death soon.
is nothing more worthless than a damned hireling pastor who will not prepare his
sheep for the famine and furry to come.
1:10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know
naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. 11 Woe
unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error
of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. 12 These are
spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves
without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose
fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; 13 Raging
waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved
the blackness of darkness for ever.
when the going gets tough, these hireling bastard
sons of Satan will run away and abandon the sheep. If you are in a church
with one of these low life slobs for a pastor, YOU WILL DIE SOON FOR LEAVING YOUR
RESPONSIBILITY UP TO THEM. They do not give a damn for anything but your wallet,
reading suggestions WITH AMAZON LINKS
SECOND AFTER This book deals with an EMP caused by a bomb detonated above the USA by a
rogue nation to collapse American life. This could happen before you read to the
end of this sentence. IT IS REAL, AND OUR LEADERS, INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT AND
STATE DEPARTMENT, HAVE NO DEFENSE AGAINST AN EMP ATTACK. THUS, THEY SIMPLY DO
NOT TALK ABOUT IT. North Korea and Iran have purchased war heads that could do
this attack, and they have the delivery systems or make them themselves. An EMP
missile need to only have a range of about 1500 miles to detonate above Kansas
and black out the whole power grid and all technology in the USA.
PATRIOTS This book treats the scenario of a total monetary and economic collapse, which
will happen for sure because the USA is not on a hopelessly terminal track with
run away debt and money devaluation. There is NO doubt now that this will happen
eventually. You need to understand that life will be hell on earth for a long
time as people either defend themselves viciously or become victims of roving
gangs and Federal and local governments which become totally corrupt and confiscate
all food and transportation in order to personally survive.
Both books contain strong language. I cannot find anything on these topics that
is not like that, so the present stress demands that we be informed and must deal
with that in order to get the facts.
books are fiction, that is, futurist novels. The authors were forced to use this
format because the vast majority of American do not read factual reporting. They
need a soap opera mentality to finish a book.
the books are based in the author's experiences and research with the sciences
of economics and potential attacks from enemies of the USA. If you will not inform
yourself by reading and taking preparatory action, you WILL be robbed, raped,
tortured, and finally killed in the coming collapse. You will have the great joy
of watching your babies die in your arms because you are not willing to look ten
feet on down the road before you. You will also learn that the single most useful
thing you can do now would be to leave the city you are in and move to a rural
area with water and farming nearby.
who read here need to understand that if they are based in a city over 2000 people,
their local church will virtually implode and cease to exist. Only those with
a plan to decentralize people back into homes will possibly survive. All mega
churches will dissolved into oblivion in less than two weeks. You will also learn
that only men who are defenders of their homes and families with strong force
must be more blunt-- If you pastor a local church and have no plan for the
second after an EMP or an economic collapse, you are a damned fool of a preacher
and deserve to be shot. Of all people, with your knowledge of Bible prophecy,
you should be able to see that something terrible must happen to destroy the USA
in order to get them out of the Middle East so that Israel can become the center
of prophetic attention along with the surrounding nations. Only nations which
are all in prophetic passages, must be the principle players WITHOUT the USA shooting
up the rocks and wedding parties in the background. Only a total disaster in the
USA will finally cause this nation to resign as the world's greatest bully in
all human history.
ahead, hide in your cute symbolic interpretations of prophecy or in your damned
to hell Preterism. See how your PhD in Greek and your Redaction Theory feed your
babies by and by. And, you jack asses who think YOU will bring in the Kingdom
of Jesus Christ, as if he is unable to do it himself, will soon see your blasted
kingdom smoldering in rubble. When you get desperate enough to confess your arrogant
blasphemy, come see me, and I will boil you a big kettle of greens from my garden
to act as a spiritual purge your theological bowels of the vile human devices
polluting your arrogant soul.
PROPHECY AND TAKE IT LITERALLY FOR ONCE.
THEY'RE COMING TO TAKE ME AWAY, HA HA
Let us examine an alleged concentration camp in Grayling, Michigan. Texe Marrs,
the Militia, and hundreds of gullible pastors around America have told their people
that these pictures show concentration camps which are scheduled to be used
to inter Americans.
tells the story claims that their readers are the obvious target, so Fundamentalists,
Militia, the aged, tax rebels, home-schoolers, and other conservatives are all
used along the way. If all the people used in the various lists were to
be interred, there would be very few left to run the country for the New World
There are serious problems in the following pictures if this is a concentration
camp. This camp is alleged to be on an installation of the Michigan National
First, notice in the top picture that the area is clearly old and over-grown.
Whatever it was built for, it appears that it could have been as old as
the Second World War in origin. It appears to have never been used. It
is also possible that the area was to be used as a holding area for military material.
Also, how did these men photograph this installation if it was destined
to hold innocent citizens. It seems, as at Groom Lake, that if there were
clandestine activity brewing, the commandant would NOT want photos taken.
In the second
picture, we see a hole in the guard tower. Not very good preparedness for
a soon internment of us radicals I dare say. That roof was not used for
anything but to shed rain. Can you imagine how old that tower must be to
have a rotted roof?
Also, the Militia folks where I got this photo claimed that the top fixtures on
the fences were pointed inward, thus intending to keep someone in rather than
out. The fact is, there are two fences, and the top fixtures point in on
the outside fence, but out on the inside fence. The obvious intention was
to keep guard dogs from escaping from the run between the two fences. This
is to keep dogs from jumping INTO the main enclosure and attacking the good guys.
Please note that the third picture shows how very old the lumber is in the guard
tower. This is a very old installation, and seems to never have been used.
If a sudden round up of Fundamentalists and Militia were to take place,
the guard towers would have to be re-built at once since they are not at all safe.
Note that in picture four trees are now growing up through the guard tower. The
surrounded forest is Michigan oak, and the ground is typically sandy and sour.
These trees in the guard tower legs have to be at least 20 years old, perhaps
40. These oaks do not grow rapidly. The area does appear to be maintained
to some degree from the lack of road use, and the outer grounds are being kept
moderately clear of growth. If the grounds keepers were really keeping up
a future concentration camp for the day we all go bonkers, why let the trees grow
up in the tower while they keep the area cleared and the road serviceable? Does
this not look like an abandoned antique from the past?
This is not
the only silliness I have found. I happen to live near Fort Huachuca, near
Sierra Vista, Arizona. Legends about this Army Fort abound, and Texe Marrs
et al have been claiming, for about twenty years now, that Fort Huachuca has a
concentration camp on it. I have been told the following by right wingers
from Texe Marrs to a Fundamental Baptist preacher in Nogales (who has been visited
by Yannis and Greys and who claims he was asked to visit the heart of the earth
on behalf of the Feds and a mission board in Georgia).
[ Please stop your laughing now, this is serious don't you see? :-) ]
are the legends allegedly hatched at US Army Fort Huachuca, Arizona:
1. There are 1700 United Nations troops stationed on Fort Huachuca.
2. There are UN white tanks and troop carriers with blue insignia of the
UN which move around the wilderness area on the Fort in practice maneuvers.
3. Reports vary to the effect that 3000 to 300,000 Russian troops are billeted
in Mexico and poised to invade the USA soon. Well, "soon" has run on out
to about 15 years as of 2012. Look, ye yo-yos, that many Russian troops in Mexico
would be the talk of ALL of Mexico by now. But it is strange that only militia
sources are convinced of this one. That many Russians would never be able
to sit still in Mexico for that long without going stark raving mad from Montezuma's
4. The Army Engineers have just finished a concentration camp which can
hold 20,000 to 50,000 raging Fundamentalists.
5. There is a large cave in the Huachuca Mountains on the Fort (true) which
is to be used as a concentration camp (not true).
6. Black helicopters are flying all over checking up on us. True.
They are US Customs, and they are looking for dope pushers called "mules"
who carry pot and crack into the USA. They are unmarked to prevent identification
by drug runners.
7. An aging Russian helicopter leaves Fort Huachuca every evening at
dusk and flies to Texas. I love that one. It is probably true. The
rotor rotation is distinctly Russian. So what? There are probably US planes being
flown around Russia too. What kind of plot is that?
8. UFOs fly in and out of Fort Huachuca every evening. That one is
believed by many people who live at least 50 miles away from Fort Huachuca. After
living there for eight years, we never heard of ONE person who even claims to
have seen a UFO in this area. Interesting, since highway 90 runs about 500
feet away from the end of the runway.
9. There is a 500 foot by 500 foot mini-concentration camp on Fort Huachuca
which is used occasionally as a learning center for men who may be captured behind
enemy lines. It has bleachers where the class can sit and watch as fellow
soldiers are harassed and "tortured" by water methods to get some experience in
resisting enemy interrogation methods.
Guess what? Number nine is the only one ANYONE I have met has ever heard
of. It is a very legitimate training tool, and you couldn't park over two
dozen raging Fundamentalists there at one time. It was used (until it was
recently abandoned) to train troops in what to expect if they were captured. Send
mail if you would like to make reservations. I might be able to get you
into the class.
6 is probably true, and means nothing.
I have talked to red necked Libertarians, radical right wingers, and Colonels
who have worked on Fort Huachuca, some for as much as 40 years total with military
and civilian duty combined. I only asked men who were hard core right wingers--
men who would be highly likely to fly into a rage if such a concentration camp
existed. NONE could imagine where a concentration camp would fit on Fort
Huachuca and not be found. I have tuned many pianos on the Fort. I
have even wandered around in off limits areas acting lost while looking for Texe
Marrs' concentration camp. I wish old Texe would come show me where it is.
I couldn't find it friends.
I also asked men who commute across the wilderness area of the Fort if they have
ever seen the UN troops or tanks. "Never happened," they say. Fort
Huachuca is an "open fort" dear reader. You can walk on without
being questioned at all. You can drive on by getting a car pass. This
is to make sure you are not a car thief-- many have tried to steal the soldiers'
cars for some reason. Some of us civilians are far more dangerous to the troops
than they are to us! You can drive all over the fort. There are restricted
areas, but they are very small and involve obvious intelligence and communications
installations, not big areas with barbed wire around them and guard towers. A
friend took me into a major computer communications and signal transmission area
in one US Military base to see his work. No one asked me a question.
have had to stop asking questions about concentration camps lest I sound like
a loonie myself. So, believe it if you want to. Tremble and worry my friend.
If that turns you on, help yourself, but don't go looking for a concentration
camp at Fort Huachuca if you want to keep the legend going. I am told a
group of secret surveillance militia men were going to sneak onto Fort Huachuca
and look for the concentration camp. They found out that they didn't have
to sneak. They also learned someone else had already done the same thing.
If I asked the General in charge of the Fort if I could look for concentration
camps, I fully expect he would call me a car and driver and tell me to go anywhere
except into a communications and intelligence building. I think that is
Friend, your enemy is NOT the US Army. Army officers are NOT conditioned
to attack you. They took an oath to defend the Constitution of the United
States, and they are all keenly aware of it. I have had Army men express
disgust at being asked to help with drug interdiction-- "It is not our job to
enforce law in the USA," is their conclusion. If some G-15 jerk handed out
a survey sheet asking soldiers in Palm Springs if they would shoot you if asked
to, that jerk must be in serious hot water by now. No Colonel would get
near him. If you have an official enemy, it is Homeland Sucurity. And,
I have to doubt just how dangerous it is. Most intelligence agencies in
Washington DC must be working overtime to cover for the crook at 1600 Pennsylvania
Avenue. They could not have a lot of time to give to finding and listing
Did you ever consider just how much the Federal Government needs you? Fundamentalists
believe that if a man would eat, he should work. You are one of the best
assets the New World Order has. You don't cheat on taxes, and you raise
the gross national product by hard work. You invest in their banks, and
some of you idiots even go up to your nostrils in debt, which almost makes certain
that you can spit in the President's eye any time you want. HE NEEDS YOU
TOO MUCH TO REACT. You raise your kids to work hard, and you take care of your
aged parents, thus keeping the social service bills low. You pay for insurance
instead of riding the Medicare budget. Many of you home school your kids,
and Harvard has come to respect your kids who are self-motivated students. There
is no way you will be hearing from the New World Order. Just keep producing
the cream which rises ever to the top (of the Chase Bank).
Let's put it another way. If every hard working man with a gun, and every
employed Fundamentalist with a King James Bible, were put into a concentration
camps, the rest of the gold bricking free loaders could not possibly pay the bill
to keep them there for more than a week. So we have to conclude that concentration
camps would NOT be the thing the Feds and NWO would build-- they would just build
gas chambers and get it over with at once. Morbid thought I know, but get
2013: The concentration
camps are for the riots after either an EMP from the sun or from Russia via a
nuclear missile, or the camps are for putting away welfare people who are starving
after the economy crashes and their welfare check will not buy a bottle of pop.
They will all die slowly in the camps as they become sick or as they are eliminated
by stealth. You who tremble in fear that you will be sent to the Gulag ought to
weep and pray for the indigent poor of America. THEY are the target of killers
on high, not you.
BUT, WHAT IF.....?
OK, I too wonder if something could go wrong eventually.
used the "M" word first every time a bomb goes off. "M" means Militia. Obama
talks about "change", and I have to wonder what he has in mind for me.
Obama has a blame word like Clinton-- that word is the "R" word--
RACE. And, there are a wild bunch of scum heads in the woods planning to take
America back by revolution, and they DO have some Fundamental Baptist "chaplains"
hanging around the fringes. There is a problem, both in Washington and in
the hinterland. I have personally run into it. Could there be anarchy?
Could there then follow martial law? Could the military take over America?
Answer: YES to all.
we seem to be in pretty safe times as a nation now, on the other hand, we know
from history that nations have limited life times. Our nation shows clear
signs of having passed the high point and is drifting downward into the morass
of degeneration. Violence and vengeful government is possible at some point.
Also, Bible prophecy clearly makes Zion, or Jerusalem, the center of the end times
world. Babylon is Babylon, not New York City as some prophetic yoyos now
claim. The United States is NOT going to figure in the final scene which precedes
Antichrist and the restored European "Roman Empire." So, the "paradigm shift"
will not be the glorious upward jolt of the New Age-- It will be a horrible collapse
of the United States, and it would seem it will come soon. Someone is NOW working
behind the scenes to destabilize Mexico, and someone else is NOW working within
the Militia and the Charismatic Movement to bring spiritual insanity to reign
in the USA. Tyrants on high are also rapidly destroying the old order so they
can herd the masses into a stampede into slavery to the top.
Thus, we want to consider what YOU and I could do to avoid terror. Most
terror today has very little to do with the Gospel and persecution. This
is mostly a social and anthropological novelty we are dealing with. Note
the following from the Bible:
12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of
all men. 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably
with all men.
Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no
power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever
therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist
shall receive to themselves damnation.
1 Peter 2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake:
whether it be to the king, as supreme;
We are not allowed to resist the powers and attack the system in the name of Jesus
Christ. He didn't. He paid his taxes, and he never attacked the Roman system.
Our war is clearly a spiritual war, and in that war we are expected to take down
strongholds daily. But Caesar is NOT our enemy. We may be his enemy,
but Paul found saints elected to salvation right in Caesar's palace, and he clearly
did NOT demand that they abandon their civil service jobs. Hey, think about that
some more please.
2013 Since I wrote
this back in 1995 things have changed. While Caesar is still our human authority,
and while we must do all possible to submit to national laws, we also can now
be sure that the order of life will soon be destroyed and Caesar will totally
lose control. In such a situation, YOU will be the order for you family, home,
and neighborhood. All defense around you will be up to you. If you sit and wait
for Caesar to come and take your hand and lead your to everlasting habitation,
you will be slaughtered in the chaotic murderous world we will soon deal with.
Your wife and daughters will be raped, and they may well be eaten by the beasts
of the field, for no one will be there to even buy you.
But, when Caesar declares
YOU the enemy, what can you do? Here are some suggestions:
9:23 And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him:
24 But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates
day and night to kill him. 25 Then the disciples took him by night,
and let him down by the wall in a basket.
There is a time to go over the wall in a basket. This might mean that a
report of an accusation has come against you from an official source. There
is a time to leave the field of battle and escape. In the above case, simply
getting out of town was sufficient. It is not very useful to try to arrange
this when the officers drive up to your door. You ought to think ahead of
time, when life is peaceful, how you would respond to the news of an attack on
Also, you need to find friends who care about you who will, like Paul's friends,
discern when you should escape. They may need to help you. The basket
was not Paul's personal basket. Who do you know who could get you out of
the line of fire or indictment quickly? DO NOT discuss this over the INTERNET
or the phone. Do all such planning face to face with no one else around
or by snail mail.
Kings 17:1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said
unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall
not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. 2 And the
word of the LORD came unto him, saying, 3 Get thee hence, and turn thee
eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. 4
And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the
ravens to feed thee there. 5 So he went and did according unto the word
of the LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. 6
And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh
in the evening; and he drank of the brook.
God ordered this flight from the battle. There IS danger in some situations
which God does not want you to stand and face. This is not cowardice. The
missionaries in Congo in the 1960s thought that honor demanded they stay as the
Simbas invaded their areas. The Simbas kept coming, and many African Christians
were killed for having a foreign missionary standing next to them. It had
nothing to do with the Gospel. It was Communist politics. Missionaries
also were killed and single missionary women raped. They refused to see
the virtue of fleeing and sending the African Christians into the forests. Some
of them were staying to save buildings, and this was the lowest of motives and
What would you be willing to lose to save your family intact? Do you ever
think of what you would gather in fifteen minutes and carry with you? How
about five minutes? Again, pre-thought during times of peace and safety
would be very useful. Human nature is perverse. We are very good at
anticipating trouble, but we are equally poor at getting ready for it. Thousands
of saints predict market crashes and economic disaster for the USA and other world
nations very shortly, yet most of those same prophets have all their savings in
a bank. Interesting, right?
Running is much more to the point if one has a destination, like the brook
Cherith. Do you have any idea where you would run TO? It might be
to the next town, or across the city, or it might be to the other side of the
world. Do you have passports for your whole family? Do you have a mental
line over which Caesar and the NWO must not cross? When that line is crossed,
you know you must run at once. It is also possible to get a new identification.
Do the research NOW. You can often find a baby who died at the time
of your birth in your home town, and there are ways to take up his identity and
become another person. Would you be willing to do this to save yourself
and family from horrors of prison and torture? If not, you are worse than
A young couple in Michigan had sons who were allergic to something in the house.
The youngest son would have severe attacks and have to be rushed to the
hospital. At the hospital they always went to the same doctor. This
doctor had a scam going with an adoption center to force women to hand over their
kids for adoption or be accused of child abuse. The doctor did this with
this couple. They were Christians, and they thought they could stand still
and all would be well in the end. It was NOT well. The doctor filed
charges, and the woman was tried by a court with a women's lib judge, and she
went to prison for several years. She now lives in terror of visiting social
workers. The irony is, the father could have taken his family early on and
moved out of Michigan, and the thing would have died. Life would have been
difficult, but Mommy would not be a ex-convict today.
an old prohibition preacher in Los Angeles, California who fought the booze on
the radio. He was threatened regularly with death by the mob. On his
radio programs, as he signed off the air, he would tell the mob boys what street
car he would be riding home, and even give the times. They never killed
him. One day, he heard the mob was sending its gunman by his house with
a machine gun. This preacher got his sons and himself up on the roof of
their home, and as the mob car drove by, he and his sons opened up with hunting
rifles, returning fire. I like that. The man knew when to sit still
quietly right on the bulls eye, and he knew when to fire back.
46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I
will be exalted in the earth.
ENDS AGAINST THE MIDDLE
You may have a local sheriff who is not happy at all with the Federal intrusions
in your area. You better get to know that man well. He could be there
to do just one act of assistance which would get you out of the line of fire before
the enemy arrives.
23:1 And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have
lived in all good conscience before God until this day. 2 And the high
priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth. 3
Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou
to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law?
4 And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God's high priest? 5
Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written,
Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people. 6
But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees,
he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee:
of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question. 7
And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the
Sadducees: and the multitude was divided. 8 For the Sadducees say that
there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess
both. 9 And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the
Pharisees' part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if
a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God. 1 0
And when there arose a great dissension, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul
should have been pulled in pieces of them, commanded the soldiers to go down,
and to take him by force from among them, and to bring him into the castle. 11
And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul:
for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also
The key to Paul's escape was that he "perceived" that he could throw one group
against another. Many bad situations against a saint have been stalled because
that saint "perceived" two warring parties within the enemy camp who hated each
other. Pitting them against each other can provide the lull in the storm
allowing the saint can escape. Jurisdiction is a great staller. Sometimes
a government official who is insulted by a rival agency will actually free
the saint to prove a point. Or, they may jail the saint for a while and
then release them. A friendly judge may set a low bond allowing the saint
to then escape.
Perhaps a neighbor has attacked you and is turning you in to social services,
making up accusations of what you do with your kids. You may have another
neighbor who is not saved at all, but they hate the other neighbor. Can
you turn the one against the other to make the first one look evil to the authorities?
As you read and hear of people being attacked for their faith, look for
ways you would be able to turn the enemies against each other if you were in the
WIN SOME TO CHRIST
4:22 All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar's household.
Paul was captive of the Roman government, but he did not turn in hate on all of
Rome's civil servants. Thus, he made converts in the place of his enemies.
Richard Wurmbrand told of leading prison guards to Christ when they were
thrown into jail with him-- the very guards who tormented him earlier.
On the other hand, Evert Silven of Nebraska was jailed for running an unregistered
church school. After his release, he boasted of joining the other prisoners
in opening peanut butter sandwiches the prison served for lunch and pasting them
to the ceiling in protest over the bad food served him. There went his testimony.
His zeal to be a smart aleck destroyed his opportunities with the guards
and officials. His whole experience degenerated into legal fights and antagonism.
What would you do if they surprised you and you could not run or hide? Do
you ever think about this? The more open your testimony now, the more opportunity
you will have later to shine for Jesus. Would you drop your rights and avoid
bitterness in order to win souls among those who attack you and torment you?
THROUGH THE MIDST OF THEM
8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was,
I am. 59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself,
and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
Jesus would accept the call of the Father to go to the cross later. For
now, He was not yet called to that event. You may be called to suffer and
be persecuted by either religionists or Caesar. This could come to many
of us, and soon. But, why hang around and see what happens if you can walk
away and get back to your work for the Lord.
DL Moody was walking in Chicago one night late. He came to a group of young
gangsters who moved before him to block the whole sidewalk. He could see
they were threatening him, and it was not for the Gospel's sake. Moody was
carrying his coat and Bible. He walked up to what looked like the leader,
handed him his Bible and coat, and asked him to help him put the coat on. Moody
was a huge man, so asking for help with the coat probably made sense. The
gangster had no time to decide. Moody whipped around and plunged his hands
back into the coat, and the gangster helped him. Moody took his Bible back
and thanked the gangster for helping him put his coat on, and Moody walked on
down the street.
Did God take care of Moody? Absolutely. Did God expect Moody to do
some thinking for himself? Absolutely. Are you thoughtful as to how
you could slip through a group of enemies? Do you ask God to give you grace
and presence of mind to defuse terror with simplicity?
A shake down artist came up to my brother on the streets of Nairobi, Kenya. The
African shark was pushy and almost threatening as he started his routine. My
brother at once yelled at him, "Get over on the other side of the street, this
is my side." The African ran in terror to the other side of the street.
He was horrified, thinking he had just met his first white con man on the
streets of Nairobi.
Are you thinking ahead when the days are peaceful? Also, do you read the
old missionary and hero books of great Christians? There is a wealth of
material to stimulate fast thinking. Don't buy the new Christian accounts
and biographies-- they are pure trash. Go find a used Christian bookstore.
There is a gold mine there.
Acts 25:10 Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar's judgment
seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou very
well knowest. 11 For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing
worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof
these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar. 12
Then Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered, Hast thou appealed
unto Caesar? unto Caesar shalt thou go.
The Jewish leaders were still busy plotting how to kill Paul, and the local Roman
officials were dilly dallying trying to extract a bribe out of him. There
is a time to go to court-- to demand justice. It will at least get the process
of life moving, and, in Paul's case, he had been told by God that he would go
to Rome. Don't waste your life playing footsie with small fry officials
if you can get up the ranks of justice to a judge who may be more rational.
While in Rome, Paul had a very open ministry. His epistles to the churches
were written there, and he had converts right in Caesar's palace. This plan
may not result in your deliverance from all trouble, but it could open doors and
save you from boredom. In today's world, it could also get you media coverage
since higher courts draw attention better.
The ACLU is a great group to use to help a saint get his "civil liberties." In
Christ, we need not demand such things for our own good. But if it helps
the cause of the Gospel, the ACLU can be very helpful since they now defend those
on the right whose civil rights are targeted.
IS THAT IN YOUR HAND?
met God in the burning bush one day, and God told Moses he would send him to Egypt,
to Pharaoh, to confront that king and demand that the Hebrew people be freed.
Moses was very timid about this plan, and he told God so. God then added miraculous
power to Moses tool box to give Moses some confidence that the power of God would
sustain him in a very large confrontation.
4:1 And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken
unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee. 2
And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod. 3
And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became
a serpent; and Moses fled from before it. 4 And the LORD said unto Moses,
Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and
caught it, and it became a rod in his hand: 5 That they may believe that the
LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of
Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.
what if Moses had not bought a rod in the past? He was a shepherd in the Sinai
neighborhood for Jethro, so the rod HAD TO BE part of his survival kit. What if
God asked, "What is that in your hand," and Moses said, "This is
my certificate of deposit to prove
I own 200 ounces of gold in the Bank of Sinai." Or, "This is my grab
bag with all my personal stuff Lord."
where am I going? Look at the graphic I placed at the right. What have you "laid
by," as they say on the farm, that is really essential to your survival THAT
IS ALSO USEFUL ON A DAILY BASIS?
have a shelf full of survival books, and most of them are useful up to a point.
But, they almost all fail to deal with life after the collapse and disaster. You
better sit down and think about what you would need to live if the world as we
know it went away 100%. If your gold became useless, and your real estate was
now owned by the government or some thug, and you had to start over from zero,
what would be the basic few things you would need? How many of them do you have
now? Whatever you do not have now you may never see again in your lifetime. THINK
had a rod. He used it every day for many things. God was able to use that very
ordinary thing to show his power in the most ominous royal court in the world
at that time. I have a ghillie suit
hanging in the closet. It might come in handy some day DURING the collapse, but
I have this haunting feeling that it will be absolutely worthless to rebuild the
Hill Country of Texas back into a livable environment AFTER the collapse. That
is what I am talking about.
What if the future collapse is because GMOs infect all crops, and millions of
people die from mutant DNA that changes them in some way? Do you have any heirloom
seeds? They will be worthless DURING the collapse, but AFTER the collapse they
will be worth their weight in gold ten times over in order to start raising edible
food. You cannot plant gold and raise beans, at least not that I ever heard of.
2013 During the late 1800s in Texas money was scarce, even for those
who had a good life going. So, people raised tobacco or brought it in from Louisianna
in carts. Tobacco became money because of the demand for it. I have NEVER seen
a survivalist writer suggest you buy tobacco seed and raise and dry and store
it for barter. Oh, I understand, this suggestion now is totally out of the question.
It is 100% illegal to sell tobacco without a license, so don't do that. You CAN
grow it for yourself, and you can sell the seed. Tobacco seed may one day be worth
more than gold. People will be forced to grow their own. Ironically, 100% natural
tobacco has very little to do with cancer, as research in backward Asian tribes
attest. But, when all hell breaks loose, Federal tobacco laws will be the last
thing local law enforcement will be interested in. In fact, the sheriff may be
your best customer.
you pious souls will now tremble that this Bible believer would use the infernal
weed. Well, I do not smoke it. I make my own pesticide with it. It is deadly for
about six hours, after which it is totally inert and harmless. God made tobacco
for a very good use regardless of what you may think. Furthermore, if you were
to grow your own tobacco and roll your own cigars, one, and only one, cigar at
the end of the day might be just what you need to unwind from the tensions to
I suggest the Lousianna Piroque which is very disease hardy and drought resistant.
Mine grows to over seven feet.
cannot make a general to-do list for you. That is something YOU must do after
much soul searching and research. Bible believers will say, "God will take
care of us," as if you can walk up to God naked and with nothing but memories
of the good old days to start over, and he will rescue you. Well, Moses did not
go up to the burning bush with empty hands-- bare feet maybe, but he did NOT drop
the rod. Do you even have the equivalent of Moses' rod in the closet? I do, and
I intend to use it to both defend my family and to protect the law man's back.
SOME MORE PLEASE
hope you will not let the terror mongers use you to promote their myths and legends.
Stop this credulous big eyed faith in Limbaugh and Glen Beck, the world's
filthy mouthed radio gurus. Read how Jesus and the Bible saints dealt with
troubles and attacks from the enemy. Learn from godly saints from Church
history. There is a way which seemeth right to man, but that is not for
you. You belong to a King, and you should be prepared to act like royalty,
Emperor Heile Sallassie, late king of Ethiopia, once had a rebellious crowd
gather in the courtyard of his palace. They were very angry. He could
have escaped out the back door or some other way. Heile Sallassie chose
to walk out the front door and face the mob. He put his finger tips together
with his hands poised in front of him-- his common manner when walking in public.
He then stared the first men in the front of the crowd in the eyes, and
walked right passed him. He did this from man to man right through the crowd
until he was at the great entrance gate to the courtyard. There, his limo
was waiting, and, with total poise, the Emperor stepped into the limo, and it
drove away. The crowd stood in total silence and watched the little man
Who are you anyway?
do you need to fear men?
DO belong to a King.
are elected to survive.
2013 Jesus told his
disciples that, after he went back to the Father, they would need a sword to carry.
A Roman short sword is literally the equivalent to a .45 today. What do you have
in case Jesus also wants YOU to be ready to deal with general lawlessness against
you and your family?