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By Editor:  Blessed Quietness Journal- Steve Van Nattan


UPDATE IN 2013

Since 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.

Some 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.

Those 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.

I 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.

There is nothing more worthless than a damned hireling pastor who will not prepare his sheep for the famine and furry to come.

Jude 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.

And, 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, mister.

 

2013-- August
Pre-crash reading suggestions
WITH AMAZON LINKS

THE 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.

Caveat: 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.

Both 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.

BUT, 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.

Pastors 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 will survive.

I 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.

Go 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.

BUY THE BOOKS.

READ 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.  

Whoever 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 Order.  

Never mind, the tale grows and grows.  The alleged list of concentration camps, which at first numbered ten, now numbers scores, and you can read the list at:  http://web.raex.com/~colombo/cam_men.htm

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 Guard.

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?  :-)  ]


 

Here 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 Revenge.

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.

Number 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.

I 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 a riot.

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 Fundamentalists.

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 real folks.

LATER- 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.  

Clinton 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.

Though 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:

Romans 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.

LATER- 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:

OVER THE WALL

Acts 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 you.

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.

RUN

1 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 very stupid.

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 an infidel.

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.

SIT STILL

There was 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.

Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

BOTH 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.

Acts 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 at Rome.

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 same trouble.

WIN SOME TO CHRIST

Phil. 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?

WALK THROUGH THE MIDST OF THEM

John 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.

APPEAL TO CAESAR

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.

WHAT IS THAT IN YOUR HAND?

Moses 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.

Exodus 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.

Now, 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."

Now, 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?

I 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

Moses 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.

EXAMPLE: 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.

LATER- 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.

Now, 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 come.

THINK- I suggest the Lousianna Piroque which is very disease hardy and drought resistant. Mine grows to over seven feet.

I 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.

THINK SOME MORE PLEASE

 

I 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, nothing less.

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 disappear.

Who are you anyway?  

Why do you need to fear men?  

You DO belong to a King.  

You are elected to survive.

LATER- 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?

 



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